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Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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The Korean Society of Health Promotion
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Volume 27, Issue 5 - Dec 2010
Volume 27, Issue 4 - Dec 2010
Volume 27, Issue 3 - Sep 2010
Volume 27, Issue 2 - Jun 2010
Volume 27, Issue 1 - Mar 2010
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The Past, Present and Future of Health Education Specialists in Korea
Nam, Chul-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 1~15
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the past and present status and roles of health education specialists in Korea, and to suggest future directions for developing health education profession. Results and conclusion: The Korean government has made various efforts for people's health. the National Health Promotion Law was enacted in Korea in 1995. As the results of Korean Association for Health Education' intensive efforts, the national certificate of health education specialist bill has been passed the National Assembly on September 29, 2003. According to The National Health Promotion Law, central and local government should recommend health promotion related corporaters, agencies and organizations to hire certified health education specialist. The first national examination for certificate of health education specialists was held in March, 2010. As the result, a total of 2,246 applicants was passed for certificate of health education specialists. It is a serious concern that community residents' knowledge level of health is very low. therefore, the role of health education specialists with the professional ability to carry out health education is essential. It is clear that the activity of health educators is essential, Then, It is necessary articles related to the appointment of health educators in the official appointment regulation or law. Thus the health education specialist must be appointed as a public officer in health centers, operaters or the health department of the government.
The Roles and Professional Competencies of Health Education Specialists in Public Sector
Lee, Ju-Yul ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 17~21
Objectives: This paper reviews the activities of health education specialist in public sector and the professional skills needed to perform the role. Results and Conclusion: Health education specialist is professional who educates individual, group, and community to practice voluntarily deeds beneficial to health and promotes to make healthy environment. Health education specialist works in public health center, hospital, workplace, and school to solve health problems. And also he can serve in health departments at central and local government. To do this, in addition to the basic skills health case management and health counseling skills are required. Health education specialist conducts health assessments on all aspects of life, and if necessary professional skills makes the connection. Ultimately, the main roles of health education specialist are primary health counseling related to living healthy lives and health coordinator.
The Roles and Professional Competencies of Health Education Specialists in Public Health Organizations
Kim, Hye-Kyeong ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 23~36
Objectives: This study was performed to suggest the roles and professional competencies of health education specialists to improve the efficacy of health promotion activities in public health organizations. Results and Conclusion: Based on the advanced cases of utilizing health education specialists in international and domestic public health organizations, five key roles of health education specialists were proposed. They included developing and applying behavior change strategies necessary to begin and maintain health behavior practices, analysing the needs of the priority population in a systematic way, organizing multiple health behavior change programs and multilevel intervention programs, and doing research on health determinants and scientific evidence of health promotion programs, In order to improve the quality of health promotion services in public health organizations, professional competencies of health education specialist should be developed and strengthened.
The Roles and Professional Competencies of Health Education Specialists in Private Health Care Setting
Kim, Young-Bok ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 37~48
Objectives: In health care setting, patient education and health promotion services are inexpensive and effective initiatives to change health behavior due to use medical service resources and personnel. This study performed to define the responsibilities and competencies of health education specialist in private health care setting. For our suggestion, we reviewed regulatory, recommendation, and programs related to health education and promotion in clinics and hospitals. Results and Conclusion: The health promoting hospital and health services in Europe and innovative hospitals of community health promotion in the U.S. were examples of approaches that supply target groups with health promotion services in health care setting. The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing has suggested the specified responsibilities and competencies of health education specialist in health care setting according to their general duty. Considering the recommendation of the NCHEC, our suggestion included: 1) the three kinds of job scope, 2) the major targets, 3) the specified responsibilities and competencies, and 4) the available health promotion programs in clinic and hospital setting. The suggestion will contribute to the development of job market for health education specialist and to the cooperation with community health resources in health promotion services and comprehensive health care.
Globalization and the Roles of Health Education Specialists
Nam, Eun-Woo ; Chun, Sung-Soo ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 49~57
Objectives: The main objectives of the article are to review roles and prospective of the Health Education Specialist on the globalized World, and develop the new positions and jobs of the Health Education Specialists on health promotion. Results and Conclusion: There are many rapid changes, these days, in the Medical and Health Environments, because of Globalization. Modern society needs health professionals who are equipped with new knowledge and information to correspondence with various Health Problems, such as the appearing and disappearing of new contagious diseases, problems of improper health barriers for foreign products, health problems from poverty and also health inequalities are known to be rising. Globalization has induced new needs for Health Professional manpower. After the Ottawa Charter, international society is training and utilizing Health Education Specialists as the propulsive core member of the Health Promotion Era. And also society now expects and requests the activities of Health Education Professionals as a group effort, not only in their own countries, but also across the barriers of international society. Health Professionals are working in WHO, UNICEF KOICA or other international organizations. Especially England and USA are utilizing Health Education Professionals in Health Planning and Education Work to keep up with Health Promotion Era. Now, we need to establish ideal and proper strategies in Health Promotion Work, as a one of the pioneer countries to lead Internationalization. To accomplish this task, Health Education Specialists should be well utilized in the field of Health Promotion Work, such as communities, schools, industrial sites and international health organizations.
Quality Management Scheme for Health Education Specialists
Oh, Young-A ; Lee, Ju-Yul ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 59~67
Objectives: As nationally qualified health education specialists were produced for the first time in 2010, there is a need to suggest opinions on its quality management by examining university curriculum for health education specialist and its education system and this is the main topic of paper. Results and conclusion: The results are as follows. First, it requires to provide a high-quality education continuously by introducing the certification system for universities which offer health education. Secondly, education content needs to be based on skill for health education specialist and more standardized curriculum should be developed. Thirdly, introduction of validity date for the health education specialist qualification is needed. Fourthly, it is desirable to introduce the academic credit bank system after effectively organizing the management system. Lastly, follow-up course for health education specialist needs to be introduced.
Analysis on the Effects of Health Exercise by Lifestyle Patterns of the Elderly
Ji, Byoung-Tae ; Seok, Seong-Ja ; Sin, Du-Man ; Jung, Jong-Hyeon ; Kim, Joo-Won ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 69~78
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the basic grounds for the policies of health promotion on the elderly by analyzing lifestyle. Methods: This study recruited 500 seniors aged over 65 years participating in exercise programs for the elderly provided by four branch offices of NHIC in Daegu. Results: 'Ideal type' was a group thinking that exercise programs for the elderly made their life healthy and energetic and living a happy life and 'social type' was a group answering that they helped to manage their health condition and to relieve stress and activated relationship with family members and friends to gain self-confidence. ‘Passive type’ and 'lethargic type’ said that the programs did not influence their life overall. Conclusion: Entrance into an aging society has changed values of the elderly. Their lifestyle becomes various and the effect of exercise programs for the elderly was also different according their lifestyle. Therefore, exercise programs considering lifestyles of the elderly will maximize their effect.
Development of Analytic Model for Determinants on the Stages of Change in Colorectal Cancer Screening
Kye, Su-Yeon ; Moon, In-Ok ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 79~93
Objectives: This study aims to identify the factors associated with the stages of change in colorectal cancer screening, and develop a model explaining these stages of change by using structural equation modeling analysis. Methods: On the basis of literature review and expert advice, we constructed our hypothetical model that consisted of five theoretical constructs(process of change, pros, cons, self-efficacy, stage of change). In 2009, data was collected from 486 participants aged between 50 and 69. The data were analyzed by SPSS 15.0 and AMOS 6.0. Results: In the case of stage of adoption, the contemplation stage was the most common (37.4%), followed by the action stage (26.5%). In the final model of the stage of change for colorectal cancer screening, there was a direct influence of the process of change (
=.562, p<.001), and cons (
=.132, p<.01) on the stage of change with the terms of GFI .931, AGFI .904, RMR .038, NFI .930, and NNFI .936. Conclusion: It is necessary to produce and disseminate evidence-based cancer screening information, which can mitigate the negative attitude among the public toward cancer screening. Also, it is essential to provide a safer and more comfortable environment at cancer screening center.
Effects of '5&6 Smoking Cessation Program' and 5-day Smoking Cessation Program' on adolescents' smoking behavior
Lim, Eun-Sun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 95~108
Objectives: The Purpose was to investigate the effects of the '5&6 smoking cessation program' and '5 days smoking cessation program' on the high school student's perception, urine cotinine, and smoking behaviors. Methods: This study was designed using nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest. The '5&6 smoking cessation program' was applied to the experimental group 1(28 students). The '5 days smoking cessation program' was applied to the experimental group 2(19 students). Control group was 53 students. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics,
-test, Fisher's exact test, Independent-sample t-test, Paired t-test, ANOVA, Wilcoxon signed ranks test, Cronbach's coefficient alpha. Results: The '5&6 program' was significantly increased on smoking self-efficacy, stage of smoking cessation behavior change, Cons. for smoking and significantly decreased on daily smoking amount, urine cotinine level than control group. The '5 days program' was significantly decreased on urine cotinine level and Pros. for smoking than control group. The '5&6 program' was significantly increased on stage of smoking cessation behavior change than '5 days program'. Conclusion: This study showed that the '5&6 program and the '5 days program' are effective in adolescent's smoking cessation behaviors.
Influence of Health Factors on the Longevity Index in Korean Centenarians
Kim, Jong-In ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 109~119
Objectives: The aim of this paper is to analyze the heath factors for longevity index of survival rate in Korean centenarians, which contribute to longevity. Methods: The subjects of this paper included 996 centenarians in 276 regions of Korea that the data in this study was collected from the National Statistical Office, Republic of Korea in 2005. This paper that proposes indicators as follow: The ratio between the longevity index above 100 years old (100LI) and the survival rate above 65 years old (65SR): 100LISR. The study that examined the longevity factors that between 100LISR and health factors. Results: The results of this study showed that Gyeryong City (23 per 10,000 above 65 years old) included the most of 100LISR in Korea, followed by Cheju Island. The regression showed that significant predictors for longevity (100LISR) were non-drinking, non-smoking, garlic and root vegetable and elderly people are suffering serious health problems, they need caregivers for elderly care (R-Sq(%)=83.9, P=0.001). The correlation showed that significant factors as longevity were Sulfur dioxide (r=-0.677, p=0.004). Conclusion: The implications of this study are that longevity is to be fostered by promoting healthy behaviors of elderly and by inventing various policies to mitigate the environmental pollution.
Factors Associated with the Health Promotion Activities of the Korean Elderly
Lee, Jung-Chan ; Park, Jae-San ; Kim, Gwi-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 121~139
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the health promotion activities of the elderly Korean aged 65 or older and to examine the related factors associated with the health promotion activities. Methods: Data were obtained from 2008 Social Statistics Survey of Korea National Statistical Office of 6,207 people aged 65 or older. We measured the socio-demographic characteristics, physical health status, social health status, and health promotion activities. Statistical analyses were employed through the
-test and Odds ratio using Logit Model. Results: In our study, health promotion activity practice rates were varied among the socio-demographic characteristics, physical and social health status. Our findings also support that better socio-demographic and physical health status explain the higher practice rates of health promotion activities. In addition, the higher social health status was associated with better practice rates of health promotion activities. Conclusion: We found that the health promotion activities of the elderly could be encouraged by better socio-demographic status and physical and social health status. To better accomplish the health promotion for the elderly in our community, policy-makers should need careful political deliberation for executing health promotion services considering the distinctions of programme and target groups.
Intervention Development Stages in Health Promotion Planning Models: PRECEDE-PROCEED and Intervention Mapping
Yoo, Seung-Hyun ; Kim, Hye-Kyeong ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 141~149
Objectives: This paper aims to compare the intervention development steps of the revised PRECEDE-PROCEED model and the Intervention Mapping model. Methods: Concepts and structure of the intervention development step of each model are reviewed with examples. Results: The revised PRECEDE-PROCEED model and the Intervention Mapping model share characteristics in intervention development in employing PRECEDE assessments, applying a social ecological framework and behavior theories for intervention building, emphasizing multi-interventions at multiple levels, and involving stakeholders and existing resources in intervention development. A detailed explanation of the intervention alignment and matrix building is provided with illustration of examples. Conclusion: Intervention development should not be done compartmentally but in line with other steps in a planning model to sustain the program logic. For successful application of planning models for intervention development, solid understanding of the models and behavior theories are required. Multisectoral collaboration is also critical for the successful application.
Health Promotion Services and Administrative System of the University Health Clinic
Park, Chun-Man ; Kim, Young-Bok ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 2, 2010, Pages 151~163
Objectives: This study was conducted to analyze problems and priority of university health services through analysis of health promotion programs and administrative system of university health clinics. Methods: In first telephone survey, 349 colleges and universities nationwide were surveyed to find out whether they operate health clinic or not. The administrative system and health promotion services of university health clinics were analyzed in 198 schools which had health clinic in it. Results: 160 schools were included in the final analysis. The most common name of university health clinic was 'health clinic' (35.2%), and heads of 52 university health clinics were non-medical school professors. 20.9% of the school provided details of the rules and implement guidelines of health care service. Health promotion services of university health clinic were set the non-smoking area (90.6%), health counseling (81.8%), providing health information (74.8%), health check-up (65.4%), health education (61.4%), partnership with health institutions in a community (61.4%), and immunization (48.1%) in order of that. Conclusion: It is urgent to establish the regulatory and guidelines for university health clinic. Each member of school should have interests in their health clinic and acknowledge health promotion services which they can get at the university health clinic.