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Caspian J Intern Med 2023, 14(3): 513-517 Back to browse issues page
The weight of Mizaj (temperament) indices in Persian Medicine: A Delphi study
Morteza Mojahedi , Seyyed Ali Mozaffarpur * , Syed Mohd Abbas Zaidi , Hoda Shirafkan
Traditional Medicine and History of Medical Sciences Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran. , seyyedali1357@gmail.com
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Background: Mizaj is an individualized viewpoint in Persian Medicine (PM) that is used for the prevetion of diseases and also treatment. Evaluating Mizaj in the two domains of hotness-coldness, and wetness-dryness, 10 criteria have been introduced, most of them are qualitative. To achieve valid and reliable questionnaires, the weight of these criteria must be determined in assessing the Mizaj.
Methods: In a cross-sectional study with Delphi method, 10 indices were extracted from PM references and sent to PM experts via e-mail. They were asked to score the weight of each index in determining the Mizaj from 0 to 10. The scores ranked and comparing previous preliminary studies, criteria of major and minor were proposed.
Results: Out of 147 invited PM experts, 122 completed the tables. Based on scores, physical functions, physique, and responsiveness of organs obtained the highest scores in the field of hotness-coldness. In wetness-dryness muscle/fat mass and sleep/wakefulness received the highest scores from the viewpoint of experts.
Conclusion: Physical functions, physique (Anthropometry), responsiveness of organs and psychic function can be used as major criteria in Mizaj assessment methods in the hotness-coldness field. In the field of wetness-dryness, muscle/fat mass, sleep/wakefulness, tactile condition and physique (anthropometry) can be considered as major criteria.
Keywords: Qualitative Research, Temperament, Medicine, Traditional, Complementary Therapies, Precision Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Persian Medicine
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Traditional Medicine
Received: 2021/11/27 | Accepted: 2023/05/9 | Published: 2023/05/9
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Mojahedi M, Mozaffarpur S A, Zaidi S M A, Shirafkan H. The weight of Mizaj (temperament) indices in Persian Medicine: A Delphi study. Caspian J Intern Med 2023; 14 (3) :513-517
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