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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): 897-902
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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishing Company
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dc.subjectChinese medicine
dc.subjectHerbal medicine
dc.subjectChinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL)
dc.subjectPlants, Medicinal
dc.subjectChinese herbs
dc.subject.meshChina
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshMedicine, Chinese Traditional
dc.subject.meshOutcome Assessment (Health Care)
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Care
dc.subject.meshPsychometrics
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires
dc.titleBuilding a bridge for integrating Chinese medicine into conventional healthcare: observations drawn from the development of the Chinese quality of life instrument.
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalThe American Journal of Chinese Medicine
html.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.


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