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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2015, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (8): 561-565.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2015.08.012

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Establishing a TCM pattern element identification scale for depression*

GUO Rong-juan1, YU Miao2, WANG Jia-lin1, HAN Ai-qing3, LU Ming4, ZHANG Yun-ling1, CHEN Jian-xin3, XING Jia1   

  1. 1 Dongfang Hospital,Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,Beijing 100078;
    2 The Third Affiliated Hospital,Beijing University of Chinese Medicine;
    3 Information Center,Beijing University of Chinese Medicine;
    4 Automatization Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Received:2015-02-13 Online:2015-08-30 Published:2015-08-30

Abstract: Objective To establish a TCM pattern element identification scale for depression. Methods The Questionnaire of TCM Pattern Element Items for Depression was designed. TCM four diagnostic data were collected from 434 cases of depression, and TCM pattern elements of≥10% occurrence frequency were retained. TCM pattern elements were extracted based on Complex System Entropy Cluster. Conditional logistic regression of forward method was used for the selection of scale items. Binary logistic regression analysis was used to empower the items. Diagnostic threshold was established by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. Results The TCM pattern element identification scale for depression was established based on 39 valid scale items. There are 8 pattern elements in the scale, including Qi-deficiency, blood-deficiency, Yin-deficiency, Yang-deficiency, Qi-stagnation, fire-heat, phlegm-dampness, and blood stasis. The diagnostic threshold score is 10 points. Conclusion Establishing a TCM pattern element identification scale for depression could offer a useful reference for standardization of depression patterns.

Key words: depression, TCM pattern elements, identification scale

CLC Number: 

  • R277.7