Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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Title
The change in Sasang constitution prediction value and the associated factors using KS-15 questionnaire
Authors
Ji-Eun Park1, Eun kyoung Ahn 2, Kyungsik Jeong 2, Siwoo Lee 2
Affiliations
1 KM Data Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
2 KM Data Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine.
Source
JSCM
Year
2022
Volume
34
Issue
2
Page
1-14
Information
Received
20220604
Revised
20220608
Accepted
20220623
DOI
10.7730/JSCM.2022.34.2.
C.author
Siwoo Lee (Ebfree@kiom.re.kr) 
Published
June 30, 2022
Abstract
Objectives
The aim of this study was to investigate the change in Sasang constitution prediction value in 2 years and find the factors associated with it.
Methods
Cohort data from Korean medicine data center was used. Using Korean Sasang Constitutional Diagnostic Questionnaire (KS-15) which consist of questions related to body shape, temperament, and symptoms, participants were categorized into Tae-Yang (TY), Tae-Eum (TE), So-Yang (SY), and So-Eum (SE). Sasang constitution was assessed on the baseline and after two years.
Result
Total 5,784 participants were analyzed. (TE 3, 341; SE 911; SY 1,532). Among them, 1,402 participants (24.2%) showed different prediction value in KS-15 after two years. The proportion of participants showing different prediction value in two years was the highest in SY, and the lowest in TE group. The factors associated with the change in Sasang constitution prediction value were different by constitution type. The change in feeling after sweating was significantly associated with the change in prediction value in TE and SY groups, not in SE group. Although temperament was not significantly associated with the change in prediction value from TE to SE, it was significantly associated with that in the change from TE to SY. The change in BMI and appetite were associated with the change in constitution prediction value in all three constitution types.
Conclusion
Although the factors associated with the change in prediction value of Sasang constitution were different by each constitution type, BMI and appetite were significant in all three types. These factors could be useful for developing Sasang constitution questionnaire and deciding re-prediction needs of Sasang constitution. Further research about the factors related to Sasang constitution diagnosis need to be conducted.
Keyword
Sasang; constitution; longitudinal; KS-15, KDC
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