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Korean Journal of Health Education and 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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Developing an Instrument to Evaluate Habitual Physical Activity Level of Elementary School-aged Children in Large Populations: A Preliminary Study
An, Ji-Yeon ; Tak, Young-Ran ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 5, 2010, Pages 1~14
Objectives: This study is an explorative study for developing an instrument to measure habitual physical activity level of school-aged children. Methods: HPAQ-S consists of 41 items and a self-reported 5-day recall instrument designed to assess habitual physical activity level for school-aged children. For the validity and reliability test, a sample consisted of 28 children, aged 10-11 years old. Results: 41 question items showed an acceptable internal consistency (cronbach's alpha=.89). A significant positive correlation with the pedometer results (r=.69, p<.001) and with Borg's questionnaire (r=.76, p<.001) support the validity of HPAQ-S. Conclusion: HPAQ-S may be more useful for measuring habitual physical activity level of elementary school-aged children in large populations.
Evaluation of Healthy City Project Using SPIRIT Checklist: Wonju City Case
Nam, Eun-Woo ; Moon, Ji-Young ; Lee, Albert ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 5, 2010, Pages 15~25
Objectives: The objectives of this study was to evaluate Wonju Healthy City project and identify its problems, and seeking a way for its improvement based on the Healthy City project philosophy and strategies. Methods: We used the SPIRIT Checklist that was a process evaluation tool and developed by Alliance for Healthy Cities for the study. We analyzed 39 related materials and gathered opinions on the evaluation result with Healthy City Team staffs, related department staffs and the advisory committee. Finally, a joint meeting with AFHC SPIRIT evaluation expert verified the result of the analysis. Results: The evaluation of Wonju Healthy City project confirmed that Wonju city is equipped with the resources, such as mid-term plan, infrastructure, cooperative organizations, and the Healthy City network to enable the consistent implementation of the Healthy City project based on strong political commitment. However, the necessity of additional complementary processes as well as the application of further improvements to assist health promotion strategies was evident. Conclusion: It is required to improve Wonju Healthy City project that activation of health promotion programs based on the political support and cooperation with public health center and Healthy City project departments in city hall.
Factors Associated with the Smoking Cessation Behavior according to the Transtheoretical Model in Korean College Students
Paek, Kyung-Shin ; Riley, Tracy A. ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 5, 2010, Pages 27~39
Objectives: The purposes of this study were to examine the contribution of each of the Transtheoretical Model components in explaining stages of smoking cessation and to identify factors associated with the smoking cessation behavior among Korean college students. Methods: The participants for this study were 334 undergraduate students who enrolled in general education courses. Self-report surveys were distributed and returned. The survey variables comprised the stages of change for smoking cessation, self-efficacy, decisional balances and processes of change in smoking cessation. Results: Significant differences were noted in the five stages of change for self-efficacy, decisional balance, and the processes of change. The strongest factor associated with the smoking cessation behavior was self-efficacy. Conclusion: Study findings indicate application of the Transtheoretical Model may be useful to enhance future smoking cessation efforts in college students. The strategies to enhance smoking cessation self-eficacy in college students will be an important intervention component in future studies.
Evaluation of Hypertension Prevention and Management Programs Conducted by Community Health Nurse Practitioners in Rural Areas of Korea
Kwon, Myung-Soon ; Cho, Won-Jung ; Kim, Mi-Ja ; Lee, Hyeon-Kyeong ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 5, 2010, Pages 41~50
Objectives: This study aims to evaluate effectiveness of hypertension prevention and management programs (HPMPs) in rural Korea. Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted with 700 community health practitioners working at primary health care posts (PHCPs). The questionnaire had four domains, which were hypertension management, hypertension prevention, the PHCP environment, and evaluation system, each with different maximum weighted values (WVs). Weighted values of 100 indicate the best effectiveness for the HPMP in all four domains. Results: The average WVs and percent effectiveness of all four domains combined was 61.65 (62%); the hypertension management domain was 28.81 (72%); the hypertension prevention domain was 23.44 (67%); the PHCP environment was4.29(43%); and the evaluation system was5.10(34%). Conclusion: The HPMPs were generally effective, and hypertension management was the most effective. The environment of PHCPs and the evaluation system of HPMPs should be improved to increase the effectiveness of the HPMPs.
The Perceived Occupational and Clients' Natures by the Participants of the Long-term Care-services Providers' Education in Korea
Auh, Seong-Yeon ; Paik, Sun-Ah ; Kim, Eun-Joo ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 5, 2010, Pages 51~61
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the perception of LTCP trainees' on their professional. To accomplish the purpose, the perceived occupational nature and perceived clients' nature among the participants in the LTCP education are examined with the predicting variables. Methods: The participants of this study were composed of 320 people who have completed the long-term care provider certificate program. The participants were from 5 different long-term care provider licensing institution in the region of Gangdong-Gu, Seoul. Total of 320 self-administered questionnaires were distributed from June 2, 2008 to October 2, 2008 and 297 questionnaires were collected. Among them 283 surveys were analyzed. Results: In this model, active family support and recognition of task characteristics for the LTCP were the significantly predicting with beta of .187 and .507. The effect from active family support was remained significantly as model progressed. The magnitude of F-value and R-square value were significant. Conclusion: The results from this study will be helpful for the scholars who have investigated on the LTCP education program development as well as policy makers who have tried to supply dependable LTCP to the needy elderly and their families. In turn, the results from this study may empower constituents to make informed decisions about, and easily access, existing health and long-term care options.
The United States CHES Program: The Role and Development of the Modern Health Educator
Sohn, Ae-Ree ; Burzo, Jamie ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 5, 2010, Pages 63~71
Objectives: The field of health education is still relatively new and is therefore evolving and developing rapidly throughout the world. Many countries' certification programs are still being created. This paper will discuss on the US CHES system of regulation, accreditation, and implementation for the future development of international health education programs. Methods: This article focuses on the United States CHES credentialing program, specifically on its historical development and the roles, employment settings and socioeconomic demographics of current CHES professionals through literature review. Results: The roles and skills required vary by employment setting, with seven universally recognized responsibilities of health educators. There are also 35 key competencies which are crucial to the role of the health educator, with 163 sub-competencies performed by all health educators. The employment of health educators will increase from 62,000 in 2006 to 78,000 in 2016. As the costs of healthcare increase, employers are projected to hire more health educators to decrease healthcare costs through prevention and early detection of chronic illnesses. Community health non-profit agencies, academia, healthcare (hospital/clinic), schools, government/government contracting, and businesses are some of the most widespread employment settings for health educators in the United States. Conclusion: Better understanding of this longstanding and successful program will benefit countries developing their own certification system. The variety and specificity of the information on the US CHES program may be of value as South Korea continues to develop its Korean CHES program.
Collaboration Development Factors and Consideration for Community Health Promotion Practice
Yoo, Seung-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 5, 2010, Pages 73~78
Background: Although collaboration for community health is emphasized, the concept and process of collaboration are rather unclear. International research has classified the types of collaboration and focused on the factors influencing successful collaboration. Greater attention is needed for collaboration practice and research domestically. Findings: By the level of intensity, the types of collaboration range from simpler networking to more formal and sophisticated collaboration. A 4-stage collaboration development consists of formation, implementation, maintenance, and institutionalization stages. Influential factors for collaboration development include: shared goals; operational structure and process; sufficient resources; member and leadership characteristics; environment and climate for collaboration; and information exchange and communication. Discussion: Most of collaboration research so far has dealt with partnerships and coalition building with community-based organizations, and much attention is given to private-public partnership for health. Contextual understanding and collaborative environment are the foremost tasks for us to enhance collaboration for community health in our centralized public health system.
Health Status and Associated Health Risks among Female Marriage Immigrants in Korea
Kim, Hye-Kyeong ; Yoo, Seung-Hyun ; Cho, Seon ; Kwon, Eun-Joo ; Kim, Su-Young ; Park, Ji-Youn ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 27, issue 5, 2010, Pages 79~89
Objectives: This study aims to identify health status and health risks among female marriage immigrants to Korea and to provide a basis for public health strategies to address their health issues. Methods: The participants of the study were 3,069 immigrant wives. The health examination was conducted by the Korea Association of Health Promotion (KAHP) in 2008. The participants also completed self-administered questionnaires on demographic characteristics, health-related behaviors and mental health. Results: Patterns of immigrant women's health problems differed by age and country of origin. Behavior patterns also differed by their heritage, age, and years of residence in Korea. Generally Vietnamese women fell in lower ranges of disease prevalence and health risk factors in the participant group and Japanese women presented most healthy eating habits. Filipina women showed relatively high disease prevalence than any other group. Conclusion: Immigration to Korea by marriage is relatively a new phenomenon, thus continuing surveillance and research are needed to identify health risks, behavior patterns, and their relationships. Interventions and policies for the health of migrant wives, their children and families are required.