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Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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Volume 29, Issue 5 - Dec 2012
Volume 29, Issue 4 - Oct 2012
Volume 29, Issue 3 - Sep 2012
Volume 29, Issue 2 - Jun 2012
Volume 29, Issue 1 - Mar 2012
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Trends in Health Education and Promotion Research Published in the Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion from 2009 to 2011
Kim, Hye-Kyeong ; Kwon, Eun-Joo ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 29, issue 4, 2012, Pages 1~13
Objectives: By analysing the recent trends of published papers in the Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, this study aims to identify and discuss some challenging issues, and to provide recommendations for quality improvement of the research papers. Methods: One hundred and sixty five papers published between 2009 and 2011 were examined and categorized according to selected standards. Results are displayed in frequencies and percentages. Results: The volume of articles published has increased by two-folds in three decades since the publication of the first issue. More than 90% of the papers were original articles. Cross-sectional research design was most frequently applied, while only 11.5 % of the articles were intervention studies. For cross-sectional research articles, limitation in generalizability of the study findings was mentioned as one of the major issues, in relation with the frequent use of convenient sampling methods and lack of theoretical evidence in inclusion of variables. Consideration of internal and external validity of the study, utilization of scientific evaluation design and mixed evaluation methods were recommended for intervention research to improve the quality of the research results. Conclusion: To serve as a key resource for evidence-based practices in health promotion, more strict scientific research criteria should be applied to the articles published in the Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion.
Directions for and Challenges in Health Promotion Research: Focusing on Research Funded by the Korean Health Promotion Foundation, 2005-2011
Kim, Kwang-Kee ; JeKarl, Jung ; Ham, Seung-Woo ; An, Ji-Young ; Park, Jung-Eun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 29, issue 4, 2012, Pages 15~28
Objective: This paper aims to describe health promotion (HP) research according to HP activities, strategies, target population, and settings, and to explore challenges for HP to reflect principles and values. Methods: A content analysis was employed for all research reports funded by the Korea Health Promotion Foundation from 2005 to 2011. Content analysis was conducted according to the HP activities and strategies as mentioned in the Ottawa Charter, and by target population and setting. Challenges for HP research were explored by priority actions suggested by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education. Results: The total number of research was 384. The most popular topic was on HP actions for reorienting health services, followed by developing personal skills, creating supportive environments, building healthy public policy, and strengthening community actions. Research focusing on enabling strategies was most dominant among the HP strategies, while both advocating and mediating strategies were unlikely to be studied. An even distribution was found across target populations. The most popular setting was communities, followed by workplaces and schools. Conclusion: HP research tends to be anchored on bio-medical, individualized, and behavioral perspectives. A discussion was made to overcome this tendency by employing HP in social sciences theory and methods.
Future Directions for Health Promotion Programs in the Public Sector
Lee, Ju-Yul ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 29, issue 4, 2012, Pages 29~38
Objectives: This paper aims to suggest some ways we could improve the efficiency and equity in health promotion programs in the public sector. Methods: Reports published by the Minister of Health and Welfare and web-site information were reviewed. And, the empirical results and theoretical considerations provided in this study could be used in making future direction for health promotion programs in the public sector. Results and conclusion: The public sector should play a leading role in health promotion programs. The role of public sector in health promotion program is to establish the health promotion plan based on the health survey, to develop the scientific programs, to provide the free health services, and to maintain a cooperative relationship with the private sector. In order to activate the health promotion programs in the public sector, establishing the role of the public sector, changing the operation of health promotion fund, block grants for health promotion, local health promotion fund, and integration of health statistics were suggested.
Challenges and Future Directions for Health Promotion Practice and Research in Private Sectors: Focusing on the KAHP Experiences
Cho, Han-Ik ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 29, issue 4, 2012, Pages 39~56
Objectives: This paper aims to discuss the current situation of and future directions for health promotion practice(HPP) and research in private sectors in Korea. Methods: Publications and web-site information of public health organizations, WHO-Health Promoting Hospitals member institutes, health/medical academic societies, and professional unities were collected and reviewed. Activities of Korea Association of Health Promotion(KAHP) were described in detail considering its leading role in health examination and promotion field in Korea. Results: The most common HPPs in private sectors were health education and public health campaigns for the prevention and management of diseases. Tailored health promotion programs for lifestyle changes and longitudinal follow-ups were the routine process for managing high risk groups at KAHP. Health promotion research in private sectors have focused on identifying health problems and behavioral determinants, and planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs. The most serious issues in HPPs of the private sectors were limited budget and manpower along with a lack of public recognition and a system-level support. Conclusion: To promote HPPs and research in private sectors, a system for financial sustainability should be introduced. They also need scientific evidence from research. 'Borderline medicine', a discipline specialized in management of high risk borderline group, could lead HPPs to sustainable private practices.
Community Participation for Health Promotion: Definitions and Applications
Yoo, Seung-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 29, issue 4, 2012, Pages 57~66
Objectives: This paper describes the concept, principles, and strategies and directions for community participation in health promotion. Methods: Descriptions of and discussions on community participation in this paper are based on the results of selected peer-reviewed research articles, white papers, and practice manuals which address the issues of community participation and community empowerment, and principles and strategies for practice in community health promotion. Results: In ladder-of-community-participation models, the level of participation ranges from non-participation to the stages where communities have partnerships, delegated power, and control. Enhancement of participation is presented as a continuum of informing - consulting - involving - collaborating - empowering. For community participation to reach its fullest potential, the types and levels of participation desired should be clearly decided at the beginning. Along with community readiness for participation, public health system should also be in place readily to process community participation for health promotion with appropriate procedures, guidelines, methods, resources, and stakeholders' commitment and support. Conclusions: For the promotion of participation in community health, readiness for participation of both community and public health system should be prepared.
Principles for Evaluating Healthy Cities
Kim, Jin-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 29, issue 4, 2012, Pages 67~81
Objectives: This article examines the diversity of healthy cities evaluation in practice and discusses the major conflicting issues in evaluating healthy cities to offer implications to academics and cities for application in their field. Methods: The author discusses issues on major topics that arose from a review of literature on selected articles from peer-reviewed journals, books and gray literature. The recently developed Korean Healthy Cities evaluation framework is used as a main source of reference. Results: Evaluating healthy cities is in itself a political process and requires multiple methodologies and diverse sources of data. Details of the evaluation process depend on the purposes and goals predetermined by the stakeholders. The Korean Healthy Cities evaluation framework applies these principles and suggests a participatory approach to evaluation, selection of indicators that provide evidence on the process of change and to use mixed evaluation methods. The involvement of stakeholders in the evaluation process can also be a useful tool to further strengthen partnerships and strategies for healthy cities. Conclusion: Cities need to engage more in evaluation activities and develop necessary skills and capacity to produce utility-driven evidence.
Reporting Guidelines for Health Promotion Research
Yoo, Seung-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 29, issue 4, 2012, Pages 83~99
Objectives: The purpose of this review is to introduce reporting guidelines for health promotion research in an effort to enhance systematic structure and quality of health promotion research reported in academic papers. Methods: Widely accepted guidelines were selected for description, which focus on 4 distinct types of research design. Checklists and flow diagrams are described and compared. Results: CONSORT Statement is reporting guidelines for randomized controlled trials with a 25-item checklist and a flow diagram. TREND Statement with a 22-item checklist is to guide reporting of health research in nonrandomized design. STROBE Statement is a compiled guidelines for observational health research, accompanied by a 22-item checklist in a combined edition. PRISMA Statement consists of a 27-item checklist and a flow diagram, providing guidelines for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses. All items on the checklists and flow diagrams were introduced and discussed. Conclusion: Solid understanding of research designs and adoption of reporting guidelines will enhance the quality of research with information on internal and external validity. Education and training of researchers on the research reporting is required along with systems level adoption of efforts for research enhancement.