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Clinical Research of Korean Medicine and Western Medicine Collaboration Registry for Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study Protocol
J Korean Med Rehabil 2017;27:117-24
Published online July 31, 2017;
Copyright © 2017 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Byung-Jun Kim, K.M.D.*, Byung-Cheul Shin, K.M.D.*,†, In Heo, K.M.D., Kyeong-Tae Lim, K.M.D.*, In Hwa Park, K.M.D.*, Eui-Hyoung Hwang, K.M.D.*,†

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University Korean Medicine Hospital*, Third Division of Clinical Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Korean Medicine Clinical Research Center, Pusan National University Korean Medicine Hospital
Correspondence to: Eui-Hyoung Hwang, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University Korean Medicine Hospital, 20 Geumo-ro, Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan 50612, Korea
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Received June 19, 2017; Revised June 26, 2017; Accepted June 29, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objectives Collaboration medicine means cooperate with western medicine and traditional korean medicine to treat the one disease. In Korea, Interest in collaboration medicine is increasing, But the number of studies is scare. Therefore we will conduct collaboration medicine study for the low back pain.
Methods This study composes prospective cohort registry study. If the patients who need collaboration medicine by doctor come, we will ask regist this study. And patient select collaboration treatment group and single treatment group. Total 120 patients will recruit from collaboration pilot project hospitals. Each group patient will observed 4 weeks. Telephone research will conducted after 1 month from the last follow up. During the treatment, patients are treated usual treatment type of each medicine. Primary outcome is NRS and secondary outcomes are EQ-5D and ODI. We will analyze difference of 1 week and 4 week outcome result.
Conclusions This study is the first large sample size study effect of collaboration medicine in Korea for low back pain. We check present collaboration system and improve collaboration system. Aim of this study is to find the effectiveness collaboration medicine for low back pain in the real condition. And we expect this pilot study will provide the clinical collaboration information and basis.
Keywords : Collaboration medicine, Prospective cohort registry design, Low back pain, Pilot protocol study

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