China suboptimal health cohort study: rationale, design and baseline characteristics.

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Journal of translational medicine, ISSN: 1479-5876, Vol: 14, Issue: 1, Page: 291

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Wang, Youxin; Ge, Siqi; Yan, Yuxiang; Wang, Anxin; Zhao, Zhongyao; Yu, Xinwei; Qiu, Jing; Alzain, Mohamed Ali; Wang, Hao; Fang, Honghong; Gao, Qing; Song, Manshu; Zhang, Jie; Zhou, Yong; Wang, Wei Show More Hide
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; [RSTDPub]; Cardiovascular events; cerebrovascular events; cohort study; non-communicable chronic disease (NCD); suboptimal health status (SHS); Medical Biochemistry; Medical Genetics; Medical Molecular Biology
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Suboptimal health status (SHS) is a physical state between health and disease, characterized by the perception of health complaints, general weakness, chronic fatigue and low energy levels. SHS is proposed by the ancient concept of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from the perspective of preservative, predictive and personalized (precision) medicine. We previously created the suboptimal health status questionnaire 25 (SHSQ-25), a novel instrument to measure SHS, validated in various populations. SHSQ-25 thus affords a window of opportunity for early detection and intervention, contributing to the reduction of chronic disease burdens.