Building a bridge for integrating Chinese medicine into conventional healthcare: observations drawn from the development of the Chinese quality of life instrument.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29758
Title:
Building a bridge for integrating Chinese medicine into conventional healthcare: observations drawn from the development of the Chinese quality of life instrument.
Authors:
Zhao, Li; Chan, Kelvin C.
Abstract:
This paper describes the methods and theories of patient-reported outcomes, in particular to the health-related quality of life recently applied in Chinese medicine research. It begins with an investigation of the reasons for a patient-reported outcomes measure for Chinese medicine and the development of a new health-related quality of life instrument based on Chinese culture and Chinese medicine. Discussions on the importance and application of patient-reported outcomes as well as the relationship between quality of life and Chinese medicine are at the focus of this paper. Through a description of the Chinese Quality of Life Instrument and its development, the present work demonstrates an evidence-based approach using patient-reported outcomes or health-related quality of life measures to evaluate treatment efficacy of Chinese medicine, and thereby build a bridge for the integration of Chinese medicine into mainstream health care.
Citation:
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 33(6): 897-902
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company
Journal:
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29758
PubMed ID:
16355446
Additional Links:
http://www.worldscinet.com/cgi-bin/details.cgi?id=pii:S0192415X05003533&type=html; http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=179601793&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0192-415X
Appears in Collections:
Pharmacy and Natural Products Research Group

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Li-
dc.contributor.authorChan, Kelvin C.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-10T09:46:57Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-10T09:46:57Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationThe American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 33(6): 897-902en
dc.identifier.issn0192-415X-
dc.identifier.pmid16355446-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29758-
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the methods and theories of patient-reported outcomes, in particular to the health-related quality of life recently applied in Chinese medicine research. It begins with an investigation of the reasons for a patient-reported outcomes measure for Chinese medicine and the development of a new health-related quality of life instrument based on Chinese culture and Chinese medicine. Discussions on the importance and application of patient-reported outcomes as well as the relationship between quality of life and Chinese medicine are at the focus of this paper. Through a description of the Chinese Quality of Life Instrument and its development, the present work demonstrates an evidence-based approach using patient-reported outcomes or health-related quality of life measures to evaluate treatment efficacy of Chinese medicine, and thereby build a bridge for the integration of Chinese medicine into mainstream health care.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishing Companyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.worldscinet.com/cgi-bin/details.cgi?id=pii:S0192415X05003533&type=htmlen
dc.relation.urlhttp://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=179601793&ETOC=RN&from=searchengineen
dc.subjectChinese medicineen
dc.subjectHerbal medicineen
dc.subjectChinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL)en
dc.subjectPlants, Medicinalen
dc.subjectChinese herbsen
dc.subject.meshChinaen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMedicine, Chinese Traditionalen
dc.subject.meshOutcome Assessment (Health Care)en
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Careen
dc.subject.meshPsychometricsen
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.titleBuilding a bridge for integrating Chinese medicine into conventional healthcare: observations drawn from the development of the Chinese quality of life instrument.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe American Journal of Chinese Medicineen

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