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Clinical Research of Korean Medicine and Western Medicine Collaboration Registry for Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study Protocol (요통에 대한 협진 레지스트리 임상연구: 예비 임상연구 프로토콜)

  • Kim, Byung-Jun;Shin, Byung-Cheul;Heo, In;Lim, Kyeong-Tae;Park, In Hwa;Hwang, Eui-Hyoung
    • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
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    • v.27 no.3
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    • pp.117-124
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    • 2017
  • Objectives Collaboration medicine means cooperate with western medicine and traditional korean medicine to treat the one disease. In Korea, Interest in collaboration medicine is increasing, But the number of studies is scare. Therefore we will conduct collaboration medicine study for the low back pain. Methods This study composes prospective cohort registry study. If the patients who need collaboration medicine by doctor come, we will ask regist this study. And patient select collaboration treatment group and single treatment group. Total 120 patients will recruit from collaboration pilot project hospitals. Each group patient will observed 4 weeks. Telephone research will conducted after 1 month from the last follow up. During the treatment, patients are treated usual treatment type of each medicine. Primary outcome is NRS and secondary outcomes are EQ-5D and ODI. We will analyze difference of 1 week and 4 week outcome result. Conclusions This study is the first large sample size study effect of collaboration medicine in Korea for low back pain. We check present collaboration system and improve collaboration system. Aim of this study is to find the effectiveness collaboration medicine for low back pain in the real condition. And we expect this pilot study will provide the clinical collaboration information and basis.