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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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The Effect of a Child-Parent Secondhand Smoke Prevention Program
Shin, Sung-Rae ; Jeong, Goo-Churl ; Kim, Hee-Soo ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 1~15
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a child-parent secondhand smoke(SHS) prevention program(C-PSHSPP). Methods: The participants were parents whose children were attending daycare centers located in S city. The institutions were selected using two-stage cluster sampling and data were collected using a structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were performed using SPSS version 18.0. Results: Number of cigarettes smoked per day, rate of smoking when with child decreased significantly. Parental awareness on SHS and scores on changes of experiential process increased significantly. Conclusions: From these results, it is suggested that the C-PSHSPP has beneficial effects in decreasing parental daily smoking amount at the same time increasing parental awareness on SHS and importance of smoking cessation. Therefore, C-PSHSPP can be recommended as a SHS intervention program for preschool children.
Experiences of the Elderly with Chronic Diseases in a Health Management Program
Kim, Jeong-Soo ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 17~29
Objectives: This study was to explore how elderly with chronic disease in a health management program managed their health and to describe their health management strategies. Methods: The data were collected through in-depth interviews, with a purposeful sample of twelve in an urban community. The collected information was analyzed through grounded theory approaches by Strauss and Corbin. Results: Though open coding process, 35 concepts, 17 subcategories, 8 categories were identified. As for the participation experience process, four stages had surfaced, namely, 'Perception of chronic disease', 'Concerned about health', 'Developing life pattern', 'Restoring health'. These processes were within 'Restoring Health Equilibrium', core category. Consequently, the participants revealed in restoring relationship-oriented life and settling in family-focused life. Conclusions: These findings have implications for the understanding of health promotion for the elderly with chronic diseases and contributing to make a basic data for developing elderly health management program.
Priority Setting for the Healthy City Program in Busan Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process
Yoon, Tae-Ho ; Choi, Min-Hyeok ; Cheong, Kyu-Seok ; Kim, Yun-Hee ; Kim, Keon-Yeop ; Jung, Baek-Geun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 31~42
Objectives: Busan had the highest mortality and the shortest life expectancy at birth among 16 provinces in Korea in 2008 and there were considerable health inequalities within the region. This study was performed to build up a priority setting framework in Healthy City Busan project. Methods: Analytic hierarchy process was used to determine the relative priority weight for different strategic and program dimensions along with the consistency of response. An on-site workshop-based meeting (calculating importance) and online survey (calculating risk) were conducted to obtain data from 8 experts. Results: The results showed that in strategic criteria "active health promotion & diseases prevention" and "building infrastructure for the Health City project" were two most important factors. In program criteria, considering both importance and risk scores, "making a healthy community" and "building community health centers" in disadvantaged areas were a top priority group. In addition, "enacting an ordinance for the Healthy City", "building the infrastructure for health impact assessment" and "making health care safety net for vulnerable population" were also higher priorities group. Conclusions: Our findings suggest that the Healthy City project in Busan should be focused on strengthening health equity and building infrastructure for sustainability of the project.
Development of Population-based Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity: Applied WHO Model
Kim, Ki-Rang ; Lee, Eun-Young ; Kim, Hye-Ryun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 43~55
Objectives: The objectives of this study were to describe population-based prevention strategies for childhood obesity and to discuss its application in a city in Korea. Methods: Literature review and empirical findings for ongoing programs were performed to develop population-based prevention strategies for childhood obesity with the framework and principles of WHO population-based prevention strategies for childhood obesity. Results: The developed framework had five key strategies (supportive policies, supportive environment, supportive program, strategic development & leadership, and monitoring & evaluation) under hierarchic objectives (long-term, middle-term and short-term) with the vision of healthy growth and development of all children and youth. Each strategy included evidence-based action plans with WHO principles. Conclusions: The developed strategies have advanced the existing strategies for childhood obesity prevention by providing the sustainable and systematic framework and action plans based on ecological approach. Further, the feasibility for operating the strategies needs to be verified.
Comparison of Two Versions of KHLAT for Improvement Strategies
Lee, Su-Hyun ; Choi, Eun-Hye-Ra ; Je, Min-Ji ; Han, Heung-Sik ; Park, Byung-Kyu ; Kim, Sung-Soo ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 57~65
Objectives: The purpose of the study is 1) to improve the previously developed KHLAT(Korean Health Literacy Assessment Tool) by testing two versions of KHLAT and 2) to develop guidelines to the grade range for KHLAT. Methods: The two versions of KHLAT(2) KHLAT(4) were administered to students from 1st grade to 12th grade in Busan. Data on 2673 participants were analyzed. Comparisons were made according to the grade range in REALM and the Korean grade range. Results: Both versions showed the increase of scores as the grade level increases. Female scored higher than male. However, the mean score (39.16) of KHLAT(2) was higher than that (29.6) of KHLAT(4). This result might be due to more specified responses of KHLAT(4). This difference was more clearly shown when the REALM grade range and Korean grade range were compared. The mean scores of KHLAT were lower than the means scores of the REALM in USA. Conclusions: The guidelines which were based on Korean school grad range were more suitable for Koreans.
Factors Associated with Stages of Exercise Behavior Change Applying the Transtheoretical Model in Upper Grade Elementary Students
Park, Il-Soon ; Park, Jong ; Ryu, So-Yeon ; Kang, Myung-Geun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 67~82
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the factors influencing the stages of exercise behavior change after adjusting for related covariates. Methods: Participants included 362 of fourth to sixth graders in 3 elementary schools in a metropolitan city in Korea. The data were collected using structured questionnaire included Korean Stages of Change Scale for Exercise. Results: Logistic regression results showed that the motivational factors associated with transition from precontemplation to contemplation were cognitive process of change, self-reevaluation, conscious raising; regarding that from contemplation to preparation, cons of the decisional balance; regarding those from preparation to action, behavioral process, counter-conditioning, stimulus control, which were very similar to the results of previous researches subjected other age groups. But, there was no motivational factors associated with from action to maintenance, and self-efficacy had no influence on forwarding stages of change. Conclusions: TTM would be applicable to explain the exercise behavior of some children in Korea, which suggested that it be useful in developing the programs to improve physical activities of Korean school children.
Integrating the Precaution Adoption Process Model and the Health Belief Model to Assess Cancer Screening Readiness among Korean Adults
Kang, Min-Jung ; Lee, Myoung-Soon ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 83~98
Objectives: This study aims to assess the stages of individual readiness to take the cancer screening test and to identify factors relating to the progress of their readiness to take the test. Methods: We analyzed the data acquired from our 'Cancer Screening Behavior among Korean Adults' Survey' in 2003. 1,057 participants' stages of readiness to take the cancer screening test were classified through the Precaution Adoption Process Model (PAPM). Their knowledge, beliefs and other factors related to cancer screening were examined at each PAPM stage through the Health Belief Model (HBM), and the various PAPM stages were compared with each other to identify factors likely to determine progress between stages. Results: The distribution of the PAPM stages of readiness for cancer screening was as follows: 18.9% were unaware; 9.7% were unengaged; 29.8% were deciding to take the test; 1.5% decided not to take the test; 11.6% decided to take the test, while 28.6% had taken the test. The factors likely to determine progress from one to another stage were 'Knowledge', 'Perceived susceptibility', 'Perceived benefits', 'Perceived barriers' and 'Family member's experience of cancer screening'. Conclusions: This study can be used to develop health promotion programs that enhance cancer screening behavior in Korea.
Evaluation of the Healthy Cities in Korea(2008-2010)
Oh, Yu-Mi ; Kim, Hye-Jung ; Hong, Kyung-Su ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 99~111
Objectives: This study aims at evaluating performance of the Healthy Cities in Korea during the period of 2008-2010. Furthermore, it will explore future direction for qualitative growth of the Healthy Cities in Korea. Methods: A survey has been conducted annually with current healthy cities; 46 in 2009, 56 in 2010 and 60 in 2011. Survey instrument consists of 13 questions to evaluate general status, implementation system and sub-programs, and the result of the survey was analyzed by using PASW Statistic 18.0 focusing on categorizing healthy cities and looking at sub-programs trends. Results: In 2010, there are 60 Healthy Cities in Korea, whose number grows continuously. The most noticeable characteristic is that administrative bodies in urban area strongly promote the Healthy Cities Project, while the projects are usually associated with other health promotion projects rather than independently carried out. Also, their sub-programs are concentrated on 'healthy-setting' and 'healthy lifestyle programs'. Conclusions: To improve the quality of the Healthy Cities in Korea, a number of requirements should be met. The most urgent requirement is sector-wide comprehensive policy fostering Healthy Cities development strategy. Moreover, it is expected that over-arching theme should be set up under the framework of National Healthy Cities Network.
Trends in Health-related Research on Foreign Migrants Living in Korea: Review of Published Studies during the Past 10 Years (2000-2009)
hoi, Ji-Won ; Lee, Hyeon-Kyeong ; Chae, Duck-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 28, issue 3, 2011, Pages 113~128
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the current state and trends of health-related research on foreign migrants living in Korea. Methods: Among 85 articles identified via PubMed and RISS and additional 7 articles by ancestry search, 28 were selected for the review. Two authors independently reviewed the articles using a literature review matrix and examined together the three aspects of the studies: research methods, research topics, and research results. Results: Most of the articles were published between 2005-2009, and only 3 studies used an interdisciplinary approach. Most were exploratory and there were 4 intervention studies: three of them examined the effect of an art therapy on acculturative stress and mental health among marriage migrant women. The lack of information on informed consent, approval of institutional review board, and the validity/reliability of the translated instruments were noted. Conclusions: Research is needed to examine migrants' health behaviors, the prevalence of chronic illness among migrants, and the influence of acculturation on the use of health resources, health behaviors, and health status. Researchers should be aware of ethnic issues when they work with foreign migrants.