A study on the recognition about osteoporosis and Traditional Korean Medicine(TKM) treatment for osteoporosis.

한방병원 내원 여성의 골다공증과 한방 치료에 대한 인식 조사

  • Jung, Min-Yung (Dept of Gynecology, College of Oriental Medicine, Sangji Univ.) ;
  • Park, Hae-Mo (Dept. of Oriental Preventive Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Sangji Univ.) ;
  • Sohn, Young-Joo (Dept of Gynecology, College of Oriental Medicine, Sangji Univ.)
  • 정민영 (상지대학교 부인과 교실) ;
  • 박해모 (상지대학교 예방의학교실) ;
  • 손영주 (상지대학교 부인과 교실)
  • Published : 2006.02.28

Abstract

Purpose : A study on the recognition about osteoporosis and TKM treatment for osteoporosis of women who visited Sangji Oriental Medical Hospital. Methods : We studied the recognition and realities of TKM treatment for osteoporosis with questionnaire from 14th september, 2005 to 14th October, 2005 in Sang-ji Oriental medical clinic. A questionnaire was given to 184 women and 171 women answered. Results : 1) In 171 women, 169(98.8%) women have heard about osteoporosis, 1(0.6%) woman hasn't heard about it, and 1(0.6%) woman doesn't know. 2) In 171 women, 85(49.7%) women checked up for osteoporosis. 31(36.1%) women of them were diagonosed as osteoporosis, 50(58.1%) women of them were not diagonosed as osteoporosis, and 5(5.8%) women of them didn't know.3) In 31 women, 18 women is taking none medical care, 5 women calcium supplement, 4 women HRT, and 4 women both therapy. 4) In 171 women, 74(43.3%) women know about TKM treatment for osteoporosis, 96(56.1%) women don't know. 5) In 171 women, 140(81.9%) women have intention of TKM treatment for osteoporosis, 17(9.9%) women don't have, and 14(8.2%) women don't know. Conclusion : The guide that treats osteoporosis with T]U is needed on purpose to make intention of TKM treatment for osteoporosis to real demand. If the guide be informed to oriental doctors, It can expand the range of oriental gynecology.