File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: A survey on the prevalence and utilization characteristics of gua sha in the Hong Kong community

TitleA survey on the prevalence and utilization characteristics of gua sha in the Hong Kong community
Authors
KeywordsPrevalence
Survey
Usage
Utilization characteristics
Gua sha
Issue Date2015
Citation
Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2015, v. 23, n. 1, p. 46-54 How to Cite?
Abstract© 2014 Elsevier Ltd.Objective: To conduct a community-based survey to describe the demographics, experience, and utilization variables among the users of gua sha living in Hong Kong. Method: A total of 3209 adult respondents were surveyed by using a short Chinese questionnaire. Results: Gua sha was found to have a one-year prevalence of 22.7% and four-week prevalence of 6.6%. The users were seen to be old of age and less educated. The majority believed that gua sha is beneficial to health, practiced in non-regular basis, and mainly employed for treating illnesses. For both male and female, the top two common illnesses to be treated were the respiratory and pain problems, which accounting for 74% of all users. Other illnesses included nervousness, heat stroke, fever, infection, dizziness, diarrhoea and vomiting, oedema, and constipation. As practiced by most respondents, unidirectional pressured stroking was applied repeatedly on the lubricated skin surface at the back region using various smooth-edged tools typically spoons. Almost all users reported the occurrence of skin blemishing and subsequently faded within 7 days after the gua sha treatment. Conclusion: The general population of Hong Kong was found to have high prevalence of gua sha usage. The utilization characteristics as reported by the users were generally aligned with the current scientific knowledge, in particular the treatment procedures and response.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230974
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.935
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.649

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLam, C. T.-
dc.contributor.authorTse, S. H.-
dc.contributor.authorChan, S. T.-
dc.contributor.authorTam, J. K.-
dc.contributor.authorYuen, J. W M-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-01T06:07:17Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-01T06:07:17Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationComplementary Therapies in Medicine, 2015, v. 23, n. 1, p. 46-54-
dc.identifier.issn0965-2299-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230974-
dc.description.abstract© 2014 Elsevier Ltd.Objective: To conduct a community-based survey to describe the demographics, experience, and utilization variables among the users of gua sha living in Hong Kong. Method: A total of 3209 adult respondents were surveyed by using a short Chinese questionnaire. Results: Gua sha was found to have a one-year prevalence of 22.7% and four-week prevalence of 6.6%. The users were seen to be old of age and less educated. The majority believed that gua sha is beneficial to health, practiced in non-regular basis, and mainly employed for treating illnesses. For both male and female, the top two common illnesses to be treated were the respiratory and pain problems, which accounting for 74% of all users. Other illnesses included nervousness, heat stroke, fever, infection, dizziness, diarrhoea and vomiting, oedema, and constipation. As practiced by most respondents, unidirectional pressured stroking was applied repeatedly on the lubricated skin surface at the back region using various smooth-edged tools typically spoons. Almost all users reported the occurrence of skin blemishing and subsequently faded within 7 days after the gua sha treatment. Conclusion: The general population of Hong Kong was found to have high prevalence of gua sha usage. The utilization characteristics as reported by the users were generally aligned with the current scientific knowledge, in particular the treatment procedures and response.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofComplementary Therapies in Medicine-
dc.subjectPrevalence-
dc.subjectSurvey-
dc.subjectUsage-
dc.subjectUtilization characteristics-
dc.subjectGua sha-
dc.titleA survey on the prevalence and utilization characteristics of gua sha in the Hong Kong community-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.description.natureLink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ctim.2014.12.002-
dc.identifier.pmid25637152-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84921793976-
dc.identifier.volume23-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage46-
dc.identifier.epage54-
dc.identifier.eissn1873-6963-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats