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Characteristics of Soyang Constitutional Exterior and Interior disease`s Favorable-Unfavorable Pattern as Assessed by the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI)
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Characteristics of Soyang Constitutional Exterior and Interior disease`s Favorable-Unfavorable Pattern as Assessed by the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI)
Hong, Seung-Min; Hwang, Min-Woo;
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Objectives The purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics of each Soyang constitutional Exterior and Interior disease`s favorable-unfavorable pattern using the Temperament and Character Inventory(TCI) in a Korean adult clinical sample.Methods A total of 32 subjects(age 20-49) completed the Korean version of the TCI. A Sasang Constitutional Medicine specialist determined each subject`s Sasang constitutional type based on the Questionnaire for Sasang Constitution Diagnosis(QSCC∥) and comprehensive constitutional assessment. The participants consisting of 15 favorable pattern, 17 unfavorable pattern.Results Among the four temperament dimensions, the favorable pattern showed significantly higher scores than the unfavorable pattern in Novelty Seeking(NS) and Reward Dependence(RD). Among the three character dimensions, the unfavorable pattern showed significantly higher score than the favorable pattern subjects in Self-Directedness(SD).Conclusions Differences in temperament and character were discovered across the Soyang Constitutional disease`s Exterior and Interior disease`s favorable-unfavorable pattern.
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