Sasang Constitutional Diagnosis by Iridology: Comparitive Study with QSCCII Questionnaire

홍채를 통한 사상체질진단: QSCCII 설문지조사와 비교연구

  • Park, Hyung-Hoon (Graduate School of Alternative Medicine, Kyonggi University) ;
  • Chung, Chong-Un (Graduate School of Alternative Medicine, Kyonggi University)
  • 박형훈 (경기대학교 대체의학대학원) ;
  • 정종운 (경기대학교 대체의학대학원)
  • Published : 2008.08.31


This study aims at finding out the correlation between sasang constitution diagnosis using QSCCII which is self reporting questionnaire and sasang constitution diagnosis using iridology. In this study, 131 adult male and female participated as testees. The survey on questionnaires of QSCCII were carried out and then photos of irises of the participants were taken. The data from QSCCII was computed in WIN QSCCII version and they were translated into sasang constitution. For iris photos, the iris specialized camera with 1,300,000 picture elements was used, and then the iris photos were also read by computer. The correlation rate between QSCCII sasang constitution and iris sasang constitution was 52.4%, where kappa coefficient shows 0.323, which gives meaningful result statistically. And thus, the result can be used as a reference in sasang constitution diagnosis. For iridology to be served as a tool for sasang constitution diagnosis, criteria need to be developed for more concrete iris sasang constitution diagnosis in the future. And also comparative research is required among sasang constitution professionals and its iridological correlation of Sasang constitution carried out on more various group of people.