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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.
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
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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.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Chinese medicine
Herbal medicine
Chinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL)
Plants, Medicinal
Chinese herbs
MeSH: China
Humans
Medicine, Chinese Traditional
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Primary Health Care
Psychometrics
Quality of Life
Questionnaires
ISSN: 0192-415X
Appears in Collections: Pharmacy and Natural Products Research Group

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