An Integrative Care Model of Clinical Pathway Approach for Acute Pain after Back Surgery: A Protocol for Clinical Trial

요추 수술 후 급성기 통증 환자에 대한 통합의학 표준임상경로 임상시험 프로토콜

  • Kim, Byung-Jun (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University Korean Medicine Hospital) ;
  • Shin, Byung-Cheul (Third Division of Clinical Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Hwang, Man-suk (Third Division of Clinical Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Shin, Kyung-Min (Clinical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine) ;
  • Heo, In (National Clinical Research Center for Korean Medicine, Pusan National University Korean Medicine Hospital) ;
  • Lim, Kyeong-Tae (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University Korean Medicine Hospital) ;
  • Park, In-Hwa (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University Korean Medicine Hospital) ;
  • Son, Dong-Wuk (Department of Neruosurgery, Yangsan Pusan National University Hospital) ;
  • Hwang, Eui-Hyoung (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University Korean Medicine Hospital)
  • 김병준 (부산대학교 한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 신병철 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 임상의학3부) ;
  • 황만석 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 임상의학3부) ;
  • 신경민 (한국한의학연구원 임상연구부) ;
  • 허인 (부산대학교 한방병원 한의약임상연구센터) ;
  • 임경태 (부산대학교 한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 박인화 (부산대학교 한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 손동욱 (양산부산대학교병원 신경외과) ;
  • 황의형 (부산대학교 한방병원 한방재활의학과)
  • Received : 2017.09.14
  • Accepted : 2017.10.10
  • Published : 2017.10.31


Objectives Clinical pathway (CP), is management plans that display goals for patients and have led to improve outcomes for many diseases. In Korea, Interest in Korean medicine's stabilization (Clinical pathway, Clinical Practice Guideline) is increasing, But the number of studies is scare. Method and Analysis This trials composes nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design to conduct clincal pathway trial for the acute pain after back surgery. The subjects were 10 control patients with back surgery, and 10 experimental patients with application of integrative CP. Each group patient will observed 6 weeks. We check validation of CP. Also we compared the patient's status using the pain, function, Quality of life index between the two groups. Discussion This trial is the first CP for the acute pain after back surgery using integrative medicine concepts. Aim of this trial is to find the effectiveness and validity of clincal pathway for acute pain after back surgery.


Clinical pathway;Acute pain after back surgery;Integrative medicine;Protocol


Supported by : Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine


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