Application of Community TCM Constitution Identification in Health Management of the Elderly
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Keywords

Community
TCM constitution identification
Aged
Health management
Application

DOI

10.26689/jcnr.v6i5.4170

Abstract

Objective: To study the effect of adding traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) constitution identification to the health management of the elderly in Shuangzhao street of Xianyang city. Methods: A total of 142 elderly people were selected from January 2019 to January 2021 in this community and were divided into two groups which consists of 71 participants each. In the reference group, where health management is done based on the current routine of the health management measures of the community; on the other hand, the subjects of the experimental group incorporates TCM Constitution identification to their health management routine. During the course of the experiment, the level of health awareness, the scores of physical indicators and quality of life, and the subjects’ satisfaction with health management were compared between the two groups. Results: According to the statistical analysis of the experimental results, the level of health awareness of experimental subjects was 98.59%, while that of the reference group was only 76.06%, the difference between the two groups was significant and P < 0.05; Based on the scores of physical indicators and quality of life of the subjects, the experimental group had significant advantages over those in the reference group (P < 0.05); Questionnaires were used to investigate the subjects’ satisfaction with health management. The satisfaction of the experimental group was 95.83%, while the satisfaction of the reference group was 80.28%, with a significant difference (P <0.05). Conclusion: Constitution of TCM identification application in community health management measures for the elderly can not only effectively improve the community elderly’s health knowledge and act as a good disease prevention measure, but also can obviously improve the elderly’s physical index and the quality of life. Besides, it also help build harmonious relations among residents of a community, and is worth popularizing among communities.

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