Quantifying traditional Chinese medicine patterns using modern test theory: an example of functional constipation

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BACKGROUND The study aimed to validate a scale to assess the severity of "Yin deficiency, intestine heat" pattern of functional constipation based on the modern test theory. METHODS Pooled longitudinal data of 237 patients with "Yin deficiency, intestine heat" pattern of constipation from a prospective cohort study were used to validate the scale… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12906-016-1518-x

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