Korean J Rehabil Nurs.  2010 Jun;13(1):62-69.

Effects of the Integrative Weight Control Program Including East Asian Traditional Medicine on the Degree of Obesity and Body Composition

  • 1Daegu Haany University Medical Center, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Daegu Haany University, Korea. jeoney@dhu.ac.kr


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of an integrative weight control program including East Asian traditional medicine on the degree of obesity and body compositions. METHOD: Using one group pre-post test design, 63 subjects aged 19 years or older were conveniently recruited from D University hospital. The weight control program consisted of acupuncture, aerobic exercise, moderate caloric restriction, and behavioral modification for weight loss. Paired t-tests were conducted using the SPSS V18.0.
Body weight (t=10.44, p<.001), body fat mass (t=11.47, p<.001), percentage of body fat (t=11.49, p<.001), the degree of obesity (t=10.48, p<.001), body mass index (t=10.66, p<.001), waist circumference (t=10.25, p<.001), hip circumference (t=6.10, p<.001), and WHR (t=2.21, p=.040) decreased after administering the integrative weight control program.
This integrative weight control program effectively reduced the obesity degree and percentage of body fat. Further study is needed to replicate our program in a larger sample with control group to validate the findings.


Obesity; Weight loss; Diet; Exercise
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