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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
J Korean Med. 2013;34(1): 146-159.
A Study for Role and Effects of Atopic Dermatitis Care Program with Korean Medicine in Public Health Center
Eun-Seong Park
Gangjin-Gun public health center, Department of Korean Medicine
Corresponding Author: Eun-Seong Park ,Tel: +82-61-432-4000, Fax: +82-61-430-3539, Email: josephesp@hanmail.net
Received: December 26, 2012;  Accepted: February 28, 2012.
ABSTRACT
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects and develop the role and contents of the atopic dermatitis care program with Korean medicine in a public health center.
Methods: The data were collected from 180 parents and 43 kindergarten teachers who participated in a child care program with Korean medicine. The program ran from April to October of 2012. The atopic dermatitis conditions of children were reported by SCORAD index; the questionnaires to measure effect and satisfaction of the program were composed of demographic items, children’s life habit change checklist, etc. The questionnaires were executed before and after the program.
Results: The SCORAD index total scores decreased (1.3908) after the program, especially itching scores (1.1) and sleep disorder scores (0.5693) significantly. The satisfaction with the program was 88% and 77% of parents and teachers groups, respectively. Making food and treatment were mentioned as the best program. The Children's food preference for junk food, irritability, and anger also decreased after the program.
Conclusions: From this study, the atopic dermatitis care program with Korean medicine is worthwhile for treating atopic dermatitis.
Keywords: Atopic dermatitis care program | Korean medicine | SCORAD index
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