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Research Article

Survey of Integrative Treatment Practices of Korean Medicine Doctors for Cervical Disc Herniation: Preliminary Data for Clinical Practice Guidelines

Table 3

Influence of factors in prognosis determination and importance of individual treatment method effects for cervical disc herniation.

Prognostic factorsImportanceTreatment methodsShort-term (8 weeks) treatment effectsLong-term (1 year) treatment effects
Mean±SDMean±SDMean±SD

Clinical 6.2±0.9Herbal medicine6.1±0.96.3±0.9
Radiological findings5.9±1.0Pharmacopuncture6.3±0.85.9±1.0
Medical history5.8±0.9Chuna manual therapy6.0±0.85.7±1.1
Patient perception of and attitude toward disorder5.7±1.1Acupuncture5.9±1.05.7±1.1
Time from onset and cause of onset5.6±1.1Bee venom pharmacopuncture6.1±0.95.5±1.2
Age5.4±1.0Moxibustion4.0±1.34.3±1.4
Physical examination5.2±1.2Cupping4.7±1.34.4±1.3
Personality and other psychological factors5.2±1.2Physiotherapy4.9±1.24.5±1.3
Comorbidities4.5±1.2Doin conduction exercise4.6±1.34.8±1.4
Korean medicine syndrome differentiation3.9±1.4Qigong, Tai Chi3.3±1.53.7±1.7
Other (exercise habits, muscle mass, occupation, and posture)6.0±0.0Other3.4±1.63.5±1.7

Factor most frequently ranked
(Importance: 1=not important at all, 2=unimportant, 3=somewhat unimportant, 4=neither important nor unimportant, 5=somewhat important, 6=important, and 7=very important.)

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