Experiences of Stroke Patients With Combined Treatment of Self-selected Oriental and Western Medicine

뇌졸중 환자의 자가 선택에 의한 한·양방 병행 치료 경험

  • Received : 2014.03.10
  • Accepted : 2014.06.20
  • Published : 2014.06.28


This research was done to determine and analyze a qualitative on the essential structure of the experiences of stroke patients with combined treatment of oriental and western medicine. Methods: Participants in this study were targeting 25 stroke patients who live mostly in D city and received the combined treatment of oriental and western medicine, but received oriental medicine treatments based on their own wills. Data were collected and recorded through in-depth interviews. Data analysis was conducted by Colaizzi's phenomenological method. Results: As a result, their acculturation were classified into 21 clusters of theme and 6 categories. Selected 6 categories as follows. 'being severely shocked from sudden attack', 'being depressed with rehabilitation', 'western therapy was more effective in emergency situations', 'having limitations in western therapy', 'selecting oriental therapy for themselves', 'discovering the meaning of rehabilitation in oriental therapy'. Conclusion: Based on these necessary data for systematic oriental rehabilitation development.


Experience;Stroke;Combined Treatment;Western Medicine;Oriental Medicine


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