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Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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Volume 28, Issue 5 - Dec 2011
Volume 28, Issue 4 - Dec 2011
Volume 28, Issue 3 - Sep 2011
Volume 28, Issue 2 - Jun 2011
Volume 28, Issue 1 - Mar 2011
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보건교육사 교과목의 개발과정
Lee, Ju-Yul ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 1, 2011, Pages 1~10
Objectives: This study describes the development process of courses for health education specialists. The history, background, development process, and contents of courses for health education specialists are described. Results and Conclusion: In order to enhance the course implementation and training for health education specialists, the followings should be considered: First, the course and examination requirements for Health Education Specialist Level 3 should be increased. Second, requirement policies for elective courses should be revised. Third, health education practicum requirements should be specified, including specific training contents, types of participating training organizations, and the number of hours required. Fourth, support should be made available for revision and improvement of the courses such as Health Program Planning and Evaluation, Health Education Methods, Health Program Management, Health Communication, and Health Ethics.
Development of Curriculum Standards for Courses in Health Education
Oh, Young-A ; Choi, Seung-Hee ; Kim, Kwang-Kee ; Kim, Myung ; Kim, Young-Bok ; Kim, Hye-Kyeong ; Bae, Sang-Soo ; Lee, Ju-Yul ; Ji, Young-Geon ; Choi, Yeon-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 1, 2011, Pages 11~22
Objectives: This study aims to provide baseline information for health educator training, standards for university curriculum on health education and health educator training, and ultimately to help settling the national qualification system for health education specialists. Results and Conclusion: Based on literature review and professional taskforce meetings, we discuss: 1) Principles for course standards; and 2) Objectives and content standards for 9 required courses for health education specialists. The curriculum standards could be used for the course evaluation run by Korea Health Educator Qualification Management Office, and as a guiding principle for the development of courses and curricula for health education and health educator training.
Impact of Subjectively Reported Oral Health Status on the Quality of Life among Adults: Applying the PRECEDE Model
Lee, Mi-Ra ; Han, Gyeong-Soon ; Han, Su-Jin ; Choi, Jun-Seon ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 1, 2011, Pages 23~35
Objectives: This study aims to identify the impact of subjectively reported oral health status on the quality of life by applying the PRECEDE model. Methods: This study was conducted on a total of 450 people who had dental visit experience among persons above 35 and under 65 years living in Seoul and Gyeonggi provinces. Oral health-related quality of life was measured using the OHIP-14. The relationship between subjectively reported oral health status and the quality of life was evaluated by the chi-square test, t-test, one-way ANOVA and multiple linear regression analysis. Results: OHIP-14 scores were significantly associated with self-reported oral health problem. Especially the strongest correlations were found between functional limitation, physical psychological social disability on the OHIP-14 7 sub-factor and self-reported periodontitis and dry mouth symptoms. Conclusion: Subjectively reported oral health status is associated with oral heath related quality of life. In order to improve people's the quality of life, taking care of their oral heath is indispensable factor. Therefore, it is required to revitalize regular oral health check system and the development of effective oral health education programs by the government to prevent periodontitis and dry mouth as well.
Family Function, Parent-Child Communication, and Family Satisfaction Influencing Game Use among Korean Adolescents
Seo, Mi-A ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 1, 2011, Pages 37~47
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the influential factors of family function, parent-child communication, and family satisfaction on Korean adolescents game use. Methods: The participants were 940 adolescents in Seoul. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. The study variables were family function, parent-child communication, family satisfaction, and game use. Results: Game use was different by gender, age, time to spend in game during weekdays and weekend. Game use had significant negative correlations with family cohesion, family adaptability, communication with father, communication with mother, and family satisfaction. Multiple regression analysis showed that 20.3% of the game use was explained by gender, communication with mother, hours of playing games during weekdays, family adaptability, and hours of playing games during weekend. Conclusions: These results suggest that being male and lack of communication with mother, low family adaptability, game hours during weekdays and weekend can be potential risk factors for excessive game use in the adolescents, which should by considered in developing a prevention program for excessive game use focused on family factors.
Impact of Five-day Smoking Cessation Program Physiological Parameters and Psychological Factors by Correctional Youth Smoking
Cho, Hyun-A ; Han, Sang-Sook ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 1, 2011, Pages 49~56
Objectives: This study focuses on the effectiveness of a five-day target youth smoking cessation program in terms of smoking behavior, psychological characteristics, physiological changes, and 1-month maintenance of non-smoking. Methods: The participants in this one-group pre-posttest study were 91 youth smokers registered to a smoking cessation school at a hospital in Seoul. Data analyses performed include descriptive statistics, x2-test, paired t-test, and ANOVA. Results: A five-day smoking cessation program significantly decreased expired carbon monoxide level, stress, and depression. In post-intervention urine test, urine cotinine was detected in 14 of 91 participants(15.4%). In a one-month follow-up telephone survey 80.2% responded maintaining non-smoking. Conclusion: This study demonstrated the effect of a five-day smoking cessation program for adolescent smokers.
The Relationship among Socioeconomic Status, Health Behavior, and Self-Rated Health Status in Employees: Gender Difference
Kim, Jin-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 1, 2011, Pages 57~67
Objectives: This study gathered basic information for the development of a health promotion policy for employees and the selection of participants for health education by identifying the impact of socioeconomic status and health behavior on the health status of males and females. Methods: The 2008 National Health Nutrition and Examination Survey data were used to examine relationships between socioeconomic status, health behaviors, and health status of male and female employees. For the analysis, the
test and logistic regression were used. Results: Heath behaviors had a very slight impact of the association between socioeconomic status and health status among male and female employees. And patterns of health inequality had the gender difference. Conclusions: When developing a health promotion policy for employees, and selecting health education subjects, it is necessary to consider both socioeconomic status and gender.
Factors Affecting Colorectal Cancer Screening Behaviors : Based on the 4th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Lim, Ji-Hye ; Kim, Sun-Young ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 1, 2011, Pages 69~80
Objectives: This study aims to identify the factors associated with colorectal cancer screening behaviors. Methods: The nation-wide representative samples of 2,928 adults aged
years for colorectal cancer screening were derived from the fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES IV). This study investigated socio-demographic, health behavioral and contextual factors associated with colorectal cancer screening using descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression analysis. Results: In terms of socio-demographic factors, gender, age, marital status, occupation, monthly income, and resident region were significantly different between screening group and non-screening group. Among health behavioral and contextual factors, regular physical checkup, weight control, physical activity, smoking, drinking and having other cancers were significantly different. From the multivariate logistic regression analysis, marital status, education level, regular physical checkup and weight control were associated with colorectal cancer screening behavior. Conclusions: It is necessary to understand the importance of early detection and cancer screening. Appropriate health education and active promotion about the cancer screening should be developed based on the study findings in order to motivate people to have cancer screening. Also, these findings should be reflected in the health policy.
Factors Related to Depression Symptom and the Influence of Depression Symptom on Self-rated Health Status, Outpatient Health Service Utilization and Quality of Life
Kim, Rock-Bum ; Park, Ki-Soo ; Lee, Jin-Hyang ; Kim, Bong-Jo ; Chun, Jin-Ho ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 1, 2011, Pages 81~92
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of depression symptom on the self-rated health status(SRHS), the outpatient health service utilization and quality of life(QOL) also the relationship depression symptom with socio-demographic and health related factors. Methods: We selected 9,550 participants without chronic diseases from a total of 18,104 in the '2009 community health survey in Gyeongnam. They were assessed by using a Korean version of the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale(CES-D). Those with CES-D scores of 21 or greater were defined as having probable depression. Results: A probable depression were associated in bivariate analysis with gender, age, educational status, monthly household income, marital status, current smoking status, drinking habit, physical activities and body mass index. After adjustment for covariates, probable depression groups predicted a lower status in SRHS. Likewise probable depression groups predicted a higher utilization in outpatient health service. Also probable depression groups predicted a lower score in QOL. Conclusions: Probable depression influence SRHS, outpatient health service utilization and QOL even after adjusting for the socio-demographic, health related factors and chronic medical illness. Programs for prevention and management of depression will be helpful to promote health and QOL.
Prevalence and Related Factors of Metabolically Obese, Normal-Weight Adolescents
Kim, Jae-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 1, 2011, Pages 93~101
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of metabolically obese, normal-weight (MONW) phenotype and the association between lifestyle factors and the risk of MONW in Korean adolescents. Methods: Normal-weight (BMI, 5th to 85th percentile) subjects with
metabolic abnormalities were categorized as MONW phenotype. Data from adolescents aged 12 to 18 years who have participated in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 1998 (n=751) and 2008 (n=455) were analyzed. Physical activity and dietary intakes were assessed. Results: The prevalence of hypertension and hyperglycemia in 2008 decreased compared with that in 1998 (P<0.001) but the prevalence of abdominal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL did not changed. The overall prevalence of MONW in Korean adolescents declined over 10 years (P<0.001). Adolescent boys and girls engaging regular exercise significantly increased over 10 years (P<0.01). Physically active adolescents had a lower risk of being MONW in 1998. Dietary intake patterns were not associated with a risk of MONW. Conclusions: The prevalence of MONW among Korean adolescents declined over 10 years which may be due to the decreased prevalence of hypertension and hyperglycemia. The risk of MONW would be lower in individuals who are physically active.
The Impact of Social Support on Stress among Residents in a Rural Area
Choi, Jung-Kyu ; Kim, Yun-A ; Kim, So-Hee ; Kim, Sung-Han ; Park, Jong-Ku ; Koh, Sang-Baek ; Kim, Chun-Bae ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 1, 2011, Pages 103~113
Objective: This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between the degree of stress and social support among residents in a rural area. Methods: We used the baseline data of the Korean Genomic Rural Cohort (KGRC), a sub-cohort of the Korean Genome Epidemiology Study (KOGES) that collected data about relationships among environmental, genetic risk factors, and chronic illness in Korean adults since November 2005. The cases chosen for the study included 1737 men and women, aged 40 to 70, living in a rural area of Wonju-city, South Korea. A questionnaire interviewing method was addressed in 2006. The final participants consisted of 1349 participants, of which 589 were male (43.7%) and 760 were female (56.3%). We applied the hierarchical multiple regression analysis with three stages. The first and second stages include socio-demographic and health-related behaviour factors and the third stage includes more social support factors. Results: The main findings revealed that the amount of social support and health-related behaviour significantly influenced the level of stress the subjects reported. The degree of stress was shown to be significantly higher for the following individuals: females, those who were divorced, the bereaved, participants who suffer from chronic disease, and non-exercisers. Low social support was shown to be negatively associated with stress. Conclusion: Social support factors along with socio-demographic and health-related behavior had an influence on stress levels in Korean rural adults. It is necessary to relieve residents from stress through diverse social support programs and healthy living initiatives.
Improvement of Child Welfare Service Using Health Impact Assessment: A Case of the Cheongju Dream Start Center
Kang, Eun-Jeong ; Lim, Sung-Eun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 1, 2011, Pages 115~130
Objective: This study aimed to introduce Health Impact Assessment using the case of a HIA on 2008 Dream Start Project in Cheongju. Methods: We followed the typical procedure of HIA recommended by the Merseyside Guidelines on HIA. In scoping, the steering committee decided 5 key domains of child health to be assessed: prenatal care, vaccination, nutrition, access to health care, and child abuse and also the methods of collecting the evidence. The HIA appraisal team collected information from various sources including literature, community survey, and focus group interviews. The HIA appraisal team also synthesized the collected information in terms of the nature of health impacts and equity and made recommendations accordingly. Results: Positive impacts were expected in prenatal care, vaccination, and nutrition, while negative impacts were expected in access to health care. The impact of Dream Start on child abuse was uncertain. Several recommendations were made and submitted to the Dream Start team for their consideration. About 2 years later, we found many of them were implemented in 2009 Dream Start project. Conclusion: HIA was found to be applicable and effective to make decision makers in the welfare sector consider health in their work.