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Article: The use of a structured questionnaire to study stagnation syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine among adults living in community

TitleThe use of a structured questionnaire to study stagnation syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine among adults living in community
Authors
KeywordsEpidemiologic studies
Melancholla
Questionnaires
Scale
Issue Date2011
PublisherJCIM Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jcimjournal.com
Citation
Journal Of Chinese Integrative Medicine, 2011, v. 9 n. 1, p. 22-28 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: Traditional Chinese medicine stagnation syndrome is a prevalent syndrome characterized by mind-body obsession-1 ike symptoms. To standardize the evaluation of this syndrome, previous studies have developed and validated a 3-factor, 16-item Stagnation Scale with good psychometric properties. The current study aimed to survey stagnation syndrome among adults in community. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted among 755 adults recruited by cluster sampling in Hong Kong. Results: Using self-appraisal of symptom severity as reference, receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis suggested an optimized cut-off point of 50 on the Stagnation Scale, with false positive and negative rates at 25.8% and 23.3%, respectively. Prevalence of stagnation syndrome was revealed at 6.2%. It is more prevalent in women, with a male to female ratio of 1:2.8 (P = 0.02). Stagnation showed significant negative correlation with age (r = -0.22, P<0.01). It showed non-significant correlation with marital status and education level. Among people with stagnation syndrome, 30.4% showed substantial intention to seek treatment (male: 25.0%; female: 32.4%). Conclusion: Stagnation syndrome seems to be prevalent among adults and shows a fairly high rate of motivation for people to seek treatment. The construct can be a useful entry point for healthcare interventions and warrants further in-depth studies. Limitations of using a structured questionnaire for epidemiological studies and corresponding remedies are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143089
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dc.contributor.authorNg, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, TCTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T03:08:47Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-28T03:08:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Chinese Integrative Medicine, 2011, v. 9 n. 1, p. 22-28en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1672-1977en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143089-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Traditional Chinese medicine stagnation syndrome is a prevalent syndrome characterized by mind-body obsession-1 ike symptoms. To standardize the evaluation of this syndrome, previous studies have developed and validated a 3-factor, 16-item Stagnation Scale with good psychometric properties. The current study aimed to survey stagnation syndrome among adults in community. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted among 755 adults recruited by cluster sampling in Hong Kong. Results: Using self-appraisal of symptom severity as reference, receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis suggested an optimized cut-off point of 50 on the Stagnation Scale, with false positive and negative rates at 25.8% and 23.3%, respectively. Prevalence of stagnation syndrome was revealed at 6.2%. It is more prevalent in women, with a male to female ratio of 1:2.8 (P = 0.02). Stagnation showed significant negative correlation with age (r = -0.22, P<0.01). It showed non-significant correlation with marital status and education level. Among people with stagnation syndrome, 30.4% showed substantial intention to seek treatment (male: 25.0%; female: 32.4%). Conclusion: Stagnation syndrome seems to be prevalent among adults and shows a fairly high rate of motivation for people to seek treatment. The construct can be a useful entry point for healthcare interventions and warrants further in-depth studies. Limitations of using a structured questionnaire for epidemiological studies and corresponding remedies are discussed.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJCIM Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jcimjournal.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Chinese Integrative Medicineen_HK
dc.subjectEpidemiologic studiesen_HK
dc.subjectMelanchollaen_HK
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.subjectScaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differential-
dc.subject.meshMedicine, Chinese Traditional-
dc.subject.meshPsychometrics-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleThe use of a structured questionnaire to study stagnation syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine among adults living in communityen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailNg, SM: ngsiuman@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.3736/jcim20110105en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid21227029-
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dc.identifier.volume9en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage22en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeChinaen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFong, TCT=35181175800en_HK

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