Application of Propensity Scores to Estimate the Association Between Cardiovascular Disease and Meridian Energy

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335202
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Application of Propensity Scores to Estimate the Association Between Cardiovascular Disease and Meridian Energy
Author(s):
Chen, Ping-Ho; Tai, Chen-Jei; Chien, Li-Yin; Huang, Sheng-Miauh
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ping-Ho Chen, MD, MS, hodazen@gmail.com; Chen-Jei Tai, MD, PhD; Li-Yin Chien, ScD; Sheng-Miauh Huang, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Background: According to the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the physiological and pathological changes of the internal organs are presented on the external manifestation through meridian energy. But no documentation is available which shows the actual impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) on meridian energy. Purpose: This paper reports a study to describe the physiological indicators and the meridian energy among adult people. Also, the study explored the net impact of CVD on yin, yang, and overall meridian energy. Methods: A health examination data at a university hospital in Taipei from 1st August 2005 through 31st December 2011 was used for the present study. Adult participants who accepted physiological and meridian energy examination at the same day were enrolled. The physiological examination was the blood-test and diagnosis data from the medical charts. Meridian energy was examined using a meridian energy analysis device. Linear regression was calculated to compare the differences of meridian energy between with and without CVD group, giving adjusted the propensity score. Results: The mean meridian energy of 2,875 adult participants was 24.5 (SD =18.1). Eighty six participants (2.99%) had actual cardiovascular disease. The regression model showed current cardiovascular disease was negatively associated yin, yang, and overall meridian energy (overall: adjusted ? = -6.03, 95% CI:-9.95 to -0.21; yin: adjusted ? = -6.16, 95% CI:-10.35 to -1.97; yang: adjusted ? = -5.89, 95% CI:-9.67 to -2.12). Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrated that the cardiovascular disease was related to lower meridian energy. Whether enhancing meridian energy could improve cardiovascular function merits further studies.
Keywords:
cardiovascular disease; meridian energy; traditional Chinese medicine
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST30
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleApplication of Propensity Scores to Estimate the Association Between Cardiovascular Disease and Meridian Energyen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Ping-Hoen
dc.contributor.authorTai, Chen-Jeien
dc.contributor.authorChien, Li-Yinen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Sheng-Miauhen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsPing-Ho Chen, MD, MS, hodazen@gmail.com; Chen-Jei Tai, MD, PhD; Li-Yin Chien, ScD; Sheng-Miauh Huang, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335202-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Background: According to the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the physiological and pathological changes of the internal organs are presented on the external manifestation through meridian energy. But no documentation is available which shows the actual impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) on meridian energy. Purpose: This paper reports a study to describe the physiological indicators and the meridian energy among adult people. Also, the study explored the net impact of CVD on yin, yang, and overall meridian energy. Methods: A health examination data at a university hospital in Taipei from 1st August 2005 through 31st December 2011 was used for the present study. Adult participants who accepted physiological and meridian energy examination at the same day were enrolled. The physiological examination was the blood-test and diagnosis data from the medical charts. Meridian energy was examined using a meridian energy analysis device. Linear regression was calculated to compare the differences of meridian energy between with and without CVD group, giving adjusted the propensity score. Results: The mean meridian energy of 2,875 adult participants was 24.5 (SD =18.1). Eighty six participants (2.99%) had actual cardiovascular disease. The regression model showed current cardiovascular disease was negatively associated yin, yang, and overall meridian energy (overall: adjusted ? = -6.03, 95% CI:-9.95 to -0.21; yin: adjusted ? = -6.16, 95% CI:-10.35 to -1.97; yang: adjusted ? = -5.89, 95% CI:-9.67 to -2.12). Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrated that the cardiovascular disease was related to lower meridian energy. Whether enhancing meridian energy could improve cardiovascular function merits further studies.en
dc.subjectcardiovascular diseaseen
dc.subjectmeridian energyen
dc.subjecttraditional Chinese medicineen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:46:49Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:46:49Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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