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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2014, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (9): 598-601.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2014.09.006

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Correlation between results of TCM constitutional test and present physical fitness test in college students

WU Zhi-kun, ZHANG Cai, XU Yang-cai   

  1. Sport Department, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203
  • Received:2014-05-16 Online:2014-09-30 Published:2014-09-30

Abstract: Objective To prove the consistency between results of TCM constitutional test and present physical fitness test in college students based on mathematical statistics, and feasibility of bringing TCM constitutional test into the system of physical fitness test in college students. Methods The undergraduates (n=540) were randomly chosen from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and their TCM constitutional types were determined by using the Constitution in Chinese Medicine Questionnaire (CCMQ). The tests on body shape, physical function and physical quality were carried out by applying relative instruments. The correlation and consistency between results of TCM constitutional test and present physical fitness test were analyzed by using SPSS13.0 software. Results Members of phlegm-dampness constitution group had higher body mass index(BMI) and those of yin-deficiency constitution had higher body length, which were consistent with constitutional features analyzed by TCM constitution theory. The scores of 9 constitutional types were not significantly correlated to test items of body shape and physical function (P>0.05), and were correlated to some items of physical quality (P<0.05, P<0.01). When score of normal constitutional type was higher, results of all test items of physical quality would be better. The higher the scores of 8 abnormal constitutional types, the poorer the results of all test items of physical quality. Conclusion The results of TCM constitutional test and present physical fitness test in college students are correlated to each other. TCM constitutional test can be brought into the system of physical fitness test in college students for improving the system of physical fitness test.

Key words: TCM constitutional test, physical fitness test in college students, body shape, physical function, physical quality

CLC Number: 

  • R212