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Park: A Study for Effects of Metabolic Syndrome Care Program with Korean Medicine in Public Health Center

Abstract

Objectives

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of Metabolic Syndrome care program with Korean Medicine in public health center.

Methods:

The data were collected from 28 participations who joined Korean Medicine care program. The program was started from April of 2013 and finished November of 2013. The effect of Metabolic Syndrome were evaluated with blood pressure check and blood test, physical test.

Results:

The number of Metabolic Syndrome patients decreased after the program(−24.9%). Specially TG decreased from 83.321 to 80.036(p<0.05) and FBS also decreased 8.607(p<0.01) after the program. HDL increased from 47.821 to 53.000(p<0.01) but blood pressure didn’t change. BMI decreased 0.789(p<0.01) and abdominal obesity decreased 2.607(p<0.01) after the program significantly.

Conclusions:

From these study, the Metabolic Syndrome care program with Korean Medicine is worthy for treating Metabolic Syndrome.

Table 1
Time Table of Metabolic Syndomr Care Program with Korean Medicine.
Time Program contents Manager

1 week ○ Program presentation Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Basic health screening, blood test
○ Health consultation and medication

2 week ○ Survey for health check Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment

3 week ○ Introducing of herb tea for health Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment

4 week ○ Health consultation and medication Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment

5 week ○ Healthcare Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment

6 week ○ Stress test Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment

7 week ○ Diet education for weight management Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment

8 week ○ Health consultation and medication Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment

9 week ○ Introducing of herb tea for health Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment

10 week ○ Introducing of variety of healthcare method Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment

11 week ○ Health consultation and medication Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment

12 week ○ Basic health screening, blood test Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment

13 week ○ Survey of program Health Promotion Workforce team, Public Health Doctor in Korean Medicine
○ Exercising
○ Acupunturetreatment
Table 2
The General Peculiarity of Participants
Category Frequency Percent(%) Mean SD
Sex mele 5 17.9 - -
female 23 82.1 - -

Age twenties 1 3.6
thirties 1 3.6
forties 7 25.2
fifties 5 17.9 60.0 16.6244
sixties 4 14.2
seventies 8 28.4
eighties 2 7.1

Symptoms 1 1 3.6 - -
2 5 17.9 - -
3 7 25.2 - -
4 7 25.2 - -
5 8 28.4 - -

Diabetes yes 20 71.4 - -
no 8 28.6 - -

Hypertension yes 19 67.9 - -
no 9 32.1 - -

Highperlipidemia yes 18 64.3 - -
no 10 35.7 - -

HDL-cholesterol < 40,50 yes 18 64.3 - -
no 10 35.7 - -

Obesity yes 22 78.6 - -
no 6 22.4 - -
Table 3
Change of The Number of Risk Factors with the Program.
The Number of Risk factor Variable Pre Post Difference
0 n 0 0 0
% 0 0 0

1 n 1 5 4
% 3.6 17.9 +14.3

2 n 5 8 3
% 17.9 28.5 +10.6

3 n 7 7 0
% 25.2 25.2 0

4 n 7 7 0
% 25.2 25.2 0

5 n 8 1 −7
% 28.5 3.6 −24.8
Table 4
Change of The Number of Participants with More than 3 Risk Factors.
The Number of Risk factor Variable Pre Post Difference
3≤ n 22 15 −7
% 78.6 53.7 −24.9
Table 5
Change of Blood Pressure and Blood Test Result with the Program.
Category Variable Pre Post P-value

M ± S.D M ± S.D
Blood Pressure systolic 130.464 129.750 .691
±15.2643 ±10.0577

diastolic 83.321 80.036 .123
±13.0556 ±8.6259

Blood Test TG 197.250 145.679 .010**
±103.2791 ±74.7430

HLD 47.821 53.000 .003*
±8.3801 ±9.5297

FBS 117.464 108.857 .002*
±26.4750 ±23.0871

* p<0.01,

** p<0.05

Table 6
Change of Obesity with the Program.
Category Variable Pre Post P-value

M ± S.D M ± S.D
Obesity BMI 24.946 24.157 .000*
±3.3282 ±3.1918

Waist measurement 88.714 86.107 .000*
±7.2984 ±6.5738

* p<0.01

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