[Establishment and initial evaluation of health scale of traditional Chinese medicine]. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Viewing from some TCM concepts and basic characteristics of health, assimilating the operationalization concerning thinking and procedure of modern scientific research, the pilot form of Health Scale of TCM--initial health scale of TCM (iHSTCM) based upon TCM theory was developed. From November 2002 to January 2003, the domain, facets and items of HSTCM were finally established by analyzing the data from a survey of 652 persons in Guangzhou City using iHSTCM. In conclusion, the HSTCM has its theoretical ratio-nality and is applicable. It could be further applied in TCM clinical practice.

publication date

  • September 2007