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Review Article
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine: Volume 10, 2012   Issue 3
Application of Delphi method in traditional Chinese medicine clinical research
1. Ying-fei Bi (Graduate School, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China )
2. Jing-yuan Mao (National Clinical Research Base of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Coronary Heart Diseases, Tianjin 300193, China E-mail: jymao@126.com)
ABSTRACT: In recent years, Delphi method has been widely applied in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinical research. This article analyzed the present application situation of Delphi method in TCM clinical research, and discussed some problems presented in the choice of evaluation method, classification of observation indexes and selection of survey items. On the basis of present application of Delphi method, the author analyzed the method on questionnaire making, selection of experts, evaluation of observation indexes and selection of survey items. Furthermore, the author summarized the steps of application of Delphi method in TCM clinical research.

Received September 14, 2011; accepted October 10, 2011; published online March 15, 2012.
Full-text LinkOut at PubMed. Journal title in PubMed: Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao.

Correspondence: Jing-yuan Mao, MD, Professor; Tel: 022-27432325; E-mail: jymao@126.com

Full text of this article is in Chinese

  
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