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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
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Factors Affecting Beliefs on Usefulness of Resources to Alleviate Depressive Symptoms among Korean Adults: Implications for Mental Health Prevention
Lee, Sun-Hae ; Suh, Jin-Hwan ; Chung, Sul-Ki ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 1~13
Objectives: This study investigated beliefs of Koreans on the usefulness of various resources they use to alleviate depressive symptoms and to identify factors affecting the beliefs on different approaches to depressive symptoms. Methods: A household survey was conducted on a stratified sample of adults of age 18~74 (N=1,607) in 2009. The participants were asked to read a case vignette of depression and to provide their opinion about usefulness of 39 types of resources as ways of addressing the symptoms. Factors affecting opinions on usefulness of various resources were examined with logistic regression. Results: The three approaches identified via factor analysis were believed to be useful in the order of 'psychological/relational/activity-oriented', 'lifestyle/cultural', and 'physical/medical' approaches. The logistic regression analyses revealed that correct recognition of symptoms increased the likelihood of positive opinion about psychological and physical approaches, and so did having current symptoms about physical and popular approaches. Past help-seeking experience increased the likelihood of negative opinion about physical approach, however. Conclusions: Strategies to adopt various types of resources need to be developed, including rigorous use of psychosocial methods, mechanisms to control service quality, and the integration of diverse resources into the current community mental health services.
The Relation of Physical Activity by the IPAQ to Health-related Quality of Life - Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) IV 2007-2008
Kim, So-Young ; Yun, Ji-Eun ; Kimm, Hee-Jin ; Jee, Sun-Ha ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 15~25
Objectives: This study aimed to assess the association between physical activity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Koreans. Methods: A total of 9,689 adults(
years, 4,036 men) from the Fourth National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey(2007-2008) were examined by the International Physical Activity Questionnaraire (IPAQ)-short form and Korean EuroQol-5 Dimension(KEQ-5D). Results: For the physical activity by IPAQ, 'Inactive group' was 75.3%, 'Minimally active group' was 23.5%, and 'Health-Enhancing Physical Activity(HEPA) group' was 1.2%. The mean HRQOL index was
. These relations of physical activity and HRQOL remained significant after adjustment for age, sex, smoking, subjective health status, stress, depression, and socioeconomic status variables (Adjusted
= 0.334). Conclusions: Physical activity was associated with health-related quality of life. Physically active group had higher health-related quality of life than the inactive group.
Health-promoting Behaviors and Related Factors for College Students by Type of Residence
Oh, Nan-Suk ; Park, Jae-Yong ; Han, Chang-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 27~40
Objectives: This study was conducted to identify health-promoting behaviors and related factors by type of residence between two groups of college students: those who live in dormitories and those who commute from home. Methods: We used the data from 2,287 students (870 male, 1417 female) from 14 colleges in Daegu and Kyungpook areas and compared health-promoting practice scores, general characteristics, health environment, and parental support. Multiple regression analysis was performed with health-promoting practice scores as a dependent variable. Results: Dormitory residents presented significantly lower health-promoting practice scores than commuters in both gender. Multiple regression analysis showed that the factors associated with health-promoting behaviors were health environment (p<0.05) and parental influence/support (p<0.01) for male dormitory residents. For female dormitory residents interest in health(p<0.05), stress(p<0.05), and parental influence/support(p<0.01) were associated. Conclusions: Systematic development of health education programs would be needed for the practice of health promotion behavior of college dormitory students with the help of environmental and institutional support. We suggest a program for stress management, smoking, health behavior, and alcohol and a parental program to increase contact with their children for a positive parental influence and support.
The Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Health Promotion Policy: WHO-CHOICE Programme
Oh, In-Hwan ; Yoon, Seok-Jun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 41~50
Objectives: Objectives: The objective of this study is to describe the WHO-CHOICE(World Health Organization- CHOosing Interventions that are Cost-Effective) programme, and to consider the application of WHO-CHOICE programme in Korea, especially on the health promotion policy. Methods: Literature review was conducted on the contents of WHO-CHOICE programme in the previous studies, guidebook, and software. We also contacted WHO-CHOICE team at WHO to identify the contents not clearly presented in the documents. Results: The WHO-CHOICE programme is a standardized tool for analyzing and comparing the cost effectiveness of health promotion policies. It is composed of PopMod to measure the health effect of intervention and of CostIt to measure the cost. The cost of tobacco control policy in Korea was analyzed with the cooperation of WHO-CHOICE team preliminary, and the results were different with the results of tobacco control policy on western pacific region of WHO. Conclusions: The cost effectiveness study based on WHO-CHOICE programme could help decide a priority of health promotion policy for settings with limited resources. For the improvement of health, the future work on WHO-CHOICE programme need to be considered.
Effects of a Self-management Program for Metabolic Syndrome - A Metabolic Syndrome Management Program in Seoul -
Kim, Hee-Sun ; Yoon, Seok-Jun ; Lee, Kun-Sei ; Kim, Hyeong-Su ; Oh, Sang-Woo ; Ryu, Ho-Sihn ; Choo, Jin-A ; Lee, Kye-Heui ; Ryu, Byung-Wook ; Lee, Dong-Ok ; Park, Dong-Rim ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 51~62
Objectives: The aim of the study was to identify the effects of a community-level metabolic syndrome self-care management program. Methods: Data included baseline demographics, abdominal circumference, blood pressure, blood sugar, triglyceride, and HDL-cholesterol collected at 15 public health centers in Seoul from January to March, 2010. A data obtained(584 men and 410 women) from Metabolic Syndrome Management Program in Seoul was analyzed using Paired t-test and Linear mixed model. Results: The group with 6-month intervention resulted in significant decrease in abdominal circumference, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, blood sugar, and triglyceride. In moderate intervention group with 3-month follow-up showed tendency that abdominal circumference(-1.27(
)) and diastolic blood pressure(-1.66(
)) are significantly reduced. In the group with aggressive intervention, the more counseling led to significant reduction in abdominal circumference(-0.22(
)). Conclusions: These results indicate that a self-care for metabolic syndrome management can improve metabolic syndrome status over a short-term period. Further structured research is needed to develop a systematic program on health behaviors focusing on exercise, diet, and intervention.
The Relationship between Trust as Social Capital and Participation in Cancer Screening
Jeong, Baek-Geun ; Hwang, In-Kyoung ; Sohn, Hae-Sook ; Koh, Kwang-Wook ; Yoon, Tae-Ho ; Lim, Jeong-Hun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 63~73
Objectives: This study was conducted to investigate the relationships between trust and participation in cancer screening. Methods: Data from 2004 Busan Health Survey were analysed for the study. Multiple logistic regression was performed on participation in cancer screening by trust level with potential confounders(sex, age, education, monthly mean household income, subjective health status, smoking, alcohol intake, exercise, and daily eating habits). Results: In a total of 7,423 participants, 2,078(28.0%) were classified as cancer screening participants. High horizontal trust was associated with increased likelihood of cancer screening participation(OR(men) = 1.20, 95% CI 1.00-1.45) and (OR(women) = 1.19, 95% CI 1.02-1.39), after multiple adjustments. Respondents with high trust in health care system had significantly higher odds ratios for participation in cancer screening: 1.60(95% CI 1.27-2.02) among men and 1.18(95% CI 0.97-1.44) among women, after multiple adjustments. Conclusions: Trust was significantly associated with higher odds of cancer screening participation and could be a potent arena for increasing cancer screening participation.
Factors Associated with Intention to Quit Smoking among Male Smokers in 13 Communities in Honam region of Korea: 2010 Community Health Survey
Ryu, So-Yeon ; Shin, Jun-Ho ; Kang, Myeng-Guen ; Park, Jong ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 75~85
Objectives: This study is to identify factors associated with intention to quit smoking among male adult smokers in 13 communities of Korea. Methods: Data from 2010 Community Health Survey (CHS) in 13 communities of Honam region, Korea, were analyzed. Multiple logistic analysis method was used to determine the influence of selected factors on the intention to quit smoking among male smokers. Results: Residential area, smoking amounts per day, exposure to secondhand smoking, past attempts to quit, walking activity, brushing teeth after lunch, and stress were found to be independently associated with intention to quit smoking. Socio-demographic factors including age, marital status, educational level, and monthly income were not associated. Conclusions: Identifying factors associated with intention to quit smoking provides possibilities for shaping effective policies and programs for increasing smoking cessation in Korea.
Factors Affecting Intention to Use a Paid Health Care Service by Health Check-up Participants in a Local Medical Center
Song, Jin-Sung ; Nam, Eun-Woo ; Jin, Ki-Nam ; Lee, Kyu-Sik ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 87~97
Objectives: The objective of this study is to analyze factors affecting intention to use a paid health promotion service by using the health belief model. Methods: A self-administered survey was conducted with 276 health check-up participants aged
at a local medical center in Korea from November 8 to November 24, 2010. Results: 53.6% of the respondents had intention to use a paid health promotion service, and around 85% of them were willing to pay for 'less than five thousand won per month'. Factors affecting the intention to use paid the service was age, education, income, and health check-up experience. In terms of health belief model constructs, people had greater intention to use a paid the service when they perceived to be sensitive to lifestyle associated diseases and recognized advantages of health promotion services. Conclusions: Approximately half of the respondents had intention to use a paid health promotion service. Reasonable price for the service was less than five thousand Korean won per month. Health promotion service act and services should consider these findings.
Factors Related to Health-promoting Behaviors and Chronic Diseases in the Elderly
Kim, Mun-Hwan ; Lee, Dong-Ho ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 99~107
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between health promotion behaviors and chronic disease prevalence of Korean elderly and to provide information for preventing chronic diseases and improving health conditions of the elderly. Methods: A subset of 584 cases in the fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was used for secondary analysis. Chi square test was used to compare chronic diseases prevalence by general characteristics and health promotion behaviors. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify the factors associated with chronic diseases. Results: Gender, occupation, subjective health status, smoking, and alcohol drinking have significant association with chronic diseases. Conclusions: Gender-specific health education for the elderly should be implemented at the health center, and opportunities for social participation can be enhanced through job creation for the elderly. Active campaigns on smoking cessation and moderate drinking are needed to prevent and manage chronic diseases of the elderly.
Risk Factors Associated with Suicidal Attempts in Korea: Exploring the Links with the Views on Suicide, Death, and Life
Kim, Jun-Hong ; Jung, Young-Il ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 109~123
Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to explore the relationships between views on suicide, death, and life and lifetime suicidal attempts in the Korean context. Methods: Multiple logistic regression model was tested using data from Korean General Social Survey of 2009. We utilized the nationally representative survey data obtained via multistage stratified area probability sampling design from 1,599 respondents aged
years. Results: The proportion of lifetime suicidal attempts was 12.1% of entire sample in Korea. Some components of views on suicide and death influenced significantly on lifetime suicidal attempts after adjusting for demographic and health-related factors. The positive view on suicide(OR=0.76, 95% CI: 0.62-0.94), the naturalistic view on afterlife(OR=0.37, 95% CI: 0.67-0.99) and death concern(OR=0.67, 95% CI: 0.55-0.83) were risk factors of lifetime suicidal attempts. In contrast, the social responsibility view on suicide(OR=1.17, 95% CI: 1.00-1.37) and the transcendental view on afterlife(OR=1.25, 95% CI: 1.02-1.54) lowered the risk. Conclusions: Practical implications of the findings were discussed exploring policy evidences to screen high risk groups out and to reframe educational programs for suicide prevention. Strategic health messages need to be developed and transmitted for prevention of suicide.
Factors Related to Willingness-to-quit Smoking Cigarette Price among Korean Adults
Kang, Eun-Jeong ; Lee, Jae-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 2, 2011, Pages 125~137
Objectives: This paper estimates willingness to quit smoking(WQS) cigarette price among Korean adults and examines the factors related to WQS price. Methods: Data on 799 participants in a random dial telephone survey with questions designed based on Contingent Valuation Method were analyzed by conducting t-test,
test, and OLS. Results: The median and the mean of the distribution of WQS prices were 3,000 won and 3,862 won, respectively. Age, household income, the amount of smoking, and the length of smoking period were related to WQS prices. Conclusions: The results show that increase in cigarette price could be an effective policy tool to make smokers quit smoking when the increase in cigarette prices is substantial enough to be over WQS prices. This implies that with its effect on low-income smokers to consider quitting smoking or reducing the amount of smoking, increase in cigarette price can be income-progressive in the long run by reducing the amount of expenditure spent on cigarette purchase.