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Current status of Oriental medicine in treating Korean allergy patients.

Authors
 Yoo Seob Shin  ;  Jung-Won Park  ;  Yong-Won Lee  ;  Cheol-Woo Kim  ;  Hun-Jong Dhong  ;  Hae-Sim Park  ;  Young-Joo Cho  ;  Sang-Heon Cho  ;  Bok Yang Pyun  ;  Kwang Hoon. Lee  ;  Hae Ran Lee  ;  Chein-Soo Hong 
Citation
 PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, Vol.20(1) : 99-104, 2011 
Journal Title
PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY
ISSN
 1053-8569 
Issue Date
2011
MeSH
Adolescent ; Adult ; Aged ; Aged, 80 and over ; Drug Prescriptions ; Female ; Humans ; Hypersensitivity/drug therapy* ; Male ; Medicine, East Asian Traditional*/adverse effects ; Medicine, East Asian Traditional*/economics ; Middle Aged ; Republic of Korea ; Surveys and Questionnaires ; Young Adult
Keywords
oriental medicine ; alternative medicine ; allergy
Abstract
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence, compliance, pattern of use, and economic cost of OM in Korean allergy patients.

METHODS: A total of 647 allergy patients were enrolled from 10 general hospitals, and were surveyed by the questionnaire. It consisted of 12 items and regarded the prescription rates, reasons for referring, their opinions for the efficacy of OM, and economic costs.

RESULTS: A total of 259 (40.5%) patients had used OM, and 35.5% of these patients experienced two or more kinds of these practices. A patients' income or education level did not affect the prescription rates of OM. Of the patients that used OM, 34.6% of them were satisfied with the effect of OM treatment, and 40.9% of them were inclined to continue with their OM treatments. The most frequent reasons for choosing OM were the patient's belief that OM can predispose 'allergic constitution to normal' (30.2%), worries about the possible adverse reactions of the long-term administration of the proven drugs (20.2%), and the safety of OM (15.6%). However, 18.9% of these patients experienced perceived adverse events to their OM treatment such as skin rashes, gastrointestinal discomfort, and hepatitis. The patients that have used OM spent on average $915 US dollars annually for OM treatment.

CONCLUSIONS: Many Korean allergy patients are cliental to OM. Some patients experienced a satisfactory treatment effect from OM, however, others had no treatment effect, even adverse event. Therefore, it is important to educate people to use OM appropriately to make harmony with modern medicine.
Full Text
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pds.1947/abstract
DOI
10.1002/pds.1947
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Urology (비뇨의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Jung Won(박중원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0249-8749
Shin, Yoo Seob(신유섭)
Lee, Kwang Hoon(이광훈)
Lee, Yong Won(이용원)
Hong, Chang Hee(홍창희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0946-7702
Hong, Chein Soo(홍천수)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/95167
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