The British Journal of General Practice: The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
BACKGROUND: Health locus of control influences health-related behaviour, but its association with healthcare use is unclear. AIM: To investigate the association between individuals' health locus of control and the use of conventional and alternative health care. DESIGN OF STUDY: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: A nationally representative random sample of community-dwelling adult households in Japan. METHOD: Health locus of control, symptom-related visits to physicians, and the use of dietary and physical complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) was measured.
To investigate the effects of acupuncture on perceived pain, mood disturbances and medical expenses related to low back pain (LBP), an intervention study was performed among 72 employees of a steel company, 70 males and 2 females, aged 53.1+/-7.1 (mean+/-SD) yr, with LBP. They received acupuncture treatment once a week for 8 wk (from October to December 1998) by licensed acupuncturists, adopting a new hypothesis of the Meridian test. Perceived pain scale, and Profile of Mood States (POMS) were administered.
Research on the history of medicine in Korea in the form of modern scholarship began with the publication in 1930 of Yi Neunghwa's "A History of the Development of Medicine in Korea." The purpose of the present study lies in surveying studies on the history of medicine in Korea in the past 80 years since the publication of Yi's paper. In terms of periodization, research on the history of medicine in Korea is bifurcated by the publication of two comprehensive histories-i.
The Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
OBJECTIVE: Japanese medical schools currently only offer students traditional Japanese Kampo medicine education for an extremely limited amount of time. The purpose of this study was to discover how to generate interest in and motivate learning Kampo medicine. METHODS: Kampo medical sessions, including a lecture series, written examinations, and small-group (12-14 students) EBL (experience-based learning) sessions, were provided for 4th-year medical students (N=117) at Tokai University School of Medicine.