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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2014, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (4): 277-279.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2014.04.015

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Correlation between Kupperman scores and TCM constitutional types in menopausal women

WANG Hong-bin, CUI Jian-mei, ZHAO Shu, SUN Na, ZHANG Ping, SHI Yun-ke   

  1. Traditional Chinese Medical College, Hebei United University, Hebei 063000
  • Received:2013-10-26 Online:2014-04-30 Published:2014-04-30

Abstract: Objective To discuss the correlation between Kupperman scores and TCM constitutional types in menopausal women. Methods A TCM constitution questionnaire was used for investigating TCM constitutional types in 130 menopausal women and the results were analyzed. Results ①Age, BMI, menarche age, marriage age, primiparous age, pregnant times and puerperal times had no statistical significance in menopausal women with different Kupperman scores (P>0.05). ②Kupperman scores were negatively correlated to score of normal constitution, and positively correlated to scores of other 8 types of abnormal constitution (P<0.01). There was significant difference among menopausal women with the same constitutional types but different Kupperman scores (P<0.01), and score of normal constitution decreased as menopausal symptoms exacerbated. ③The menopausal symptoms were mostly mild and medium in women with normal constitution, and severe in women with other abnormal constitutions. Conclusion Constitutional types is closely correlated to degree of menopausal symptoms, and differentiation of constitutional types will be helpful to prevention and treatment of menopause syndrome in clinic.

Key words: menopause, constitution, epidemiological survey, Kupperman scores

CLC Number: 

  • R271