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한의 일차의료기관에서 한의 비만 상담 표준매뉴얼을 활용한 한의 비만 상담 내용 분석 및 사용자 만족도에 관한 연구
A Study on the Counseling Practice for Obesity in Korean Medicine Clinics and the Satisfaction for Counseling Manual for the Standardized Management of Obesity in Korean Medicine
J Korean Med Obes Res 2020;20:131-7
Published online December 31, 2020;
Copyright © 2020 The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research.

Kyungsun Han, Sungha Kim

한국한의학연구원 임상의학부

Clinical Medicine Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
Sungha Kim
Clinical Medicine Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 1672 Yuseong-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34054, Korea
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Received October 25, 2020; Revised November 20, 2020; Accepted November 23, 2020.
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Objectives: Korean Medicine Doctors (KMDs) have treated patients with obesity using a holistic approach with a multicomponent approach on counseling. However, there is currently no data regarding KMDs’ counseling practices for weight loss. We conducted a retrospective chart review to better understand the Korean medicine counseling practice for weight loss.
Methods: Twenty-one KMDs were involved in this project as practitioners. The contents of counseling were categorized based on patterns according to the counseling manual for the standardized management of obesity in Korean Medicine.
Results: The counseling was conducted based on the theory of Korean medicine and the contents of counseling were different from patterns. However, the quality of the counseling were different from each KMD, and the counseling were focused on evaluating patient conditions and not on providing specific recommendations for lifestyle changes.
Conclusions: Therefore, specific guidance of counseling for healthier lifestyle and dietary habits, and the training of the standardized manual training are needed.
Keywords : Obesity, Counseling, Korean medicine

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  • The Association of Korean Medicine
  • Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
  • Korea Health Industry Development Institute