主 办:北 京 中 医 药 大 学
ISSN 1006-2157 CN 11-3574/R

JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2015, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (4): 284-288.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2015.04.014

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Investigation of residents’ demand for community healthcare of Traditional Chinese medicine in Beijing*

LUO Fu-Jian,WANG Song-Ying,GAO Li-Min#   

  1. School of Management,Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029
  • Received:2014-05-13 Online:2015-04-15 Published:2015-04-15

Abstract: Objective To find out the influence factors on demands for community healthcare of TCM in Beijing, and to provide evidence for promotion of TCM healthcare service. Methods 900 residents in three communities were included to complete the questionnaire, with recovery rate of 99.4% (895/900). Besides, each principal of the community healthcare institute was reviewed. Results 57.1% of the residents hoped to obtain TCM healthcare knowledge on TV or broadcast. 51.1% of hypertension patients, 49.6% of degenerative bone and joint disease patients, 47.0% of diabetes patients and 44.6% of constipation patients expected to be treated by TCM healthcare service. 34.7% of residents would receive cupping treatment, 28.9% would receive acupuncture, 22.5% would be massaged, 21.9% and 21.7% would take medicinal diet and herbal paste correspondingly. However, if TCM healthcare services are not included in the medical insurance system, only 26.5% of residents would receive them. Conclusion Elderly persons and chronic disease patients had strong demands for TCM healthcare services. The ratio of men who would take cupping treatment and massage was more than that of women. Acupuncture treatment and medicinal diet were the most common choice in elderly persons. The acceptability of residents taking herbal paste and cupping treatment was positively correlated with their educational level. As the results, according to different demands, promotion strategy and methods should be performed to speed up the popularization of TCM healthcare in community.

Key words: community, TCM healthcare services, demand, questionnaire

CLC Number: 

  • R283