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J Korean Med Rehabi 2019 Jul; 29(3): 87-101  
Trends of Korean Medicine Conservative Treatment Using Low Back Pain Patients Registry Data: Analysis of Medical Records of 7 Korean Medical Hospital
Published online July 31, 2019
Copyright © 2019 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Kang-Joon Lee, K.M.D.*, Min-Seok Oh, K.M.D., Eun-Jung Lee, K.M.D., Byung-Cheul Shin, K.M.D., Eui-Hyoung Hwang, K.M.D., Soon-Joong Kim, K.M.D.§, Yun-Yeop Cha, K.M.D., Youn-Seok Ko, K.M.D., Yun-kyung Song, K.M.D.*

Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University*, Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation, College of Korean Medicine, Daejeon University, Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Pusan National University Korean Medicine Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Semyung University Korean Medicine Hospital§, Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Sangji University, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonsuk University
Correspondence to: Yun-kyung Song, Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, 21, Keunumul-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon 22318, Korea
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Received: June 10, 2019; Revised: June 30, 2019; Accepted: July 3, 2019
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Objectives The purpose of this study is to investigate characteristics of low back pain patients and trends of Korean medicine conservative treatment effects of low back pain patients by registry data.
Methods A total of 78 patients were analyzed, statistical analysis was performed using a generalized linear model. The comparison between groups was performed using independent two samples t-test or Wilcoxon rank sum test according to the distribution of normality. Before and after the treatment effects, ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis method were used for the comparison, Sheffe method was used for the post test.
Results The average age of hospitalized patients was 31.8 years old and out-patient department (OPD) patients was 44.9 years old. Lots of OPD patients and hospitalized patients were classified to ‘Lumbago due to Coexist Qu Stagnation and Bloos Stasis’. Both OPD patients and hospitalized patients classified to ‘Lumbago due to Coexist Qu Stagnation and Bloos Stasis’ showed statistically significant decrease in RMDQ (Roland-Morris disability questionnaire) and NRS (numeric rating scale) on 1 month and 3 month after clinical research start date. Comparing the treatment effects of Chuna manual therapy, both Chuna group and non-Chuna group showed statistically significant decrease in RMDQ and NRS on discharge date, 1 month and 3 month after clinical research start date.
Conclusions We expect that a larger scale registry study will be carried out to provide a higher level of basis for the Korean medical treatment of low back pain.
Keywords : Low back pain, Registries, Korean medicine, Conservative treatment


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