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The Relation Between Constitutional Types and Indices of Tongue, Pulse,and Ausculative Diagnosis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03653182
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 31, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 31, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Committee on Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
China Medical University Hospital

Brief Summary:
This study aims to evaluate indices of tongue diagnosis, ausculative diagnosis, and pulse diagnosis in the determination of institutions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Non-disease State Diagnostic Test: Pulse, tongue image, and voice sound

Detailed Description:
Constitution differentiation is important for the prescription of Chinese medicines. In previous studies, researchers usually used constitutional questionnaires to determine constitutions.However, the importance of tongue diagnosis and pulse diagnosis remained unclear. The specific aim of this study is to evaluation indices of tongue diagnosis, auscultative diagnosis, and pulse diagnosis in the determination of constitutions. Meeting of specialists will determine the characteristics for each constitution first. This study plans to recruit 200 volunteers and determine their constitutions by constitutional questionnaires. Tongue manifestations and pulse pressure waveforms will be taken at the same time by standardized instruments. Relations between the indices and each constitution will be determined by multiple linear regression and logistic regression analysis. Then the percentage of importance of a specific index in a specific constitutional type could be determine.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 281 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Relation Between Constitutional Types and Indices of Tongue, Pulse,and Ausculative Diagnosis
Actual Study Start Date : December 15, 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 14, 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 14, 2011

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
normal
A normal constitution condition in TCM.
Diagnostic Test: Pulse, tongue image, and voice sound
They are four diagnosis methods of TCM

Qi deficiency
One of an abnormal constitution condition in TCM.
Diagnostic Test: Pulse, tongue image, and voice sound
They are four diagnosis methods of TCM

Damp heat
One of an abnormal constitution condition in TCM.
Diagnostic Test: Pulse, tongue image, and voice sound
They are four diagnosis methods of TCM

Yang deficiency
One of an abnormal constitution condition in TCM.
Diagnostic Test: Pulse, tongue image, and voice sound
They are four diagnosis methods of TCM

Yin deficiency
One of an abnormal constitution condition in TCM.
Diagnostic Test: Pulse, tongue image, and voice sound
They are four diagnosis methods of TCM

Phlagm
One of an abnormal constitution condition in TCM.
Diagnostic Test: Pulse, tongue image, and voice sound
They are four diagnosis methods of TCM

Blood stasis
One of an abnormal constitution condition in TCM.
Diagnostic Test: Pulse, tongue image, and voice sound
They are four diagnosis methods of TCM

Qi stagnation
One of an abnormal constitution condition in TCM.
Diagnostic Test: Pulse, tongue image, and voice sound
They are four diagnosis methods of TCM

Special
One of an abnormal constitution condition in TCM.
Diagnostic Test: Pulse, tongue image, and voice sound
They are four diagnosis methods of TCM




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tongue image [ Time Frame: The photograph will be taken only at the first day the subject has been recruited ]
    A photograph of tongue will be taken and the RGB color values of the tongue will be analyzed using Photoshop software


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Acoustic sound [ Time Frame: The voice waves will be taken only once at the first day the subject has been recruited ]
    Voice wave analysis of an one-second /a/ sound (in only one time point)

  2. Pulse image [ Time Frame: The pulse waveforms will be recorded at the first day the subject has been recruited ]
    Time-domained pulse waveform of the radial artery will be recorded for about 1 minute



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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
aged older than 20 years old
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Volunteers without aged older than 20 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • taking any medicine currently
  • suffering for acute disease currently

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Locations
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Taiwan
CMUH
Taichung, Taiwan, 404
Sponsors and Collaborators
China Medical University Hospital
Committee on Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy

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Responsible Party: China Medical University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03653182    
Other Study ID Numbers: DMR99-IRB-271
First Posted: August 31, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 31, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018