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Volume 30, Issue 5 - Dec 2013
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Internet Addiction and Health Behaviors & Mental Health among Adolescents - The 2010 Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey
Kim, Dae-Hwan ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 30, issue 2, 2013, Pages 1~10
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2013.30.2.001
Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between internet addiction and health behaviors & mental health among Korean adolescents. Methods: Data from the 2010 Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey was analyzed. Using the Korean Internet Addiction Proneness Scale for Youth-Short Form: Self Report developed by the Korean National Information Society Agency in 2008, subjects were classified into 3 groups for internet addiction including general user, potential-risk group, and high-risk group. The health behaviors and mental health were compared among the groups for internet addiction by gender. Results: There was significantly higher prevalence of internet addiction including potential-risk group and high-risk group in boys(14.1%) than in girls(8.8%). There were significant odds ratios of perceived stress, perceived depression, perceived health and happiness, and satisfaction of sleeping in both genders at potential-risk group and high-risk group compared to general user for the internet addiction. The odds ratios of smoking at high risk group, alcohol drinking at potential risk group, eating breakfast at high risk group, and moderate physical activity at both risk groups among boys were significant. Among girls at both risk group, the odds ratios of smoking, alcohol drinking, and eating breakfast were significant. Conclusions: This study reveals a significant association among internet addiction, and health behaviors, and mental health in Korean adolescents.
Effects of Self Esteem, Family Support and Adaptation to School Life on Adolscents' Suicidal Ideation
Jang, Se-Young ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 30, issue 2, 2013, Pages 11~21
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2013.30.2.011
Objectives: The objective of this paper is to study influence of self esteem, family support and adaptation to school life on adolscents' suicidal ideation adjsuted for general characteristics effect. Methods: Using cluster sampling, 318 high school freshmen from T city were extracted as survey subjects. Independent t-test, ANOVA, Duncan test, Pearson's correlation coefficients and multiple regression analysis were applied for statistical analysis. Results: Among general characteristics, religion, family income, single-parentedness, health status and school grades were statistically significant with suicidal ideation. Controlling the above variables, increase in self-esteem (
=-.300) and family support (
=-.267) showed statistically significant decrease in suicidal ideation but adaptation to school life did not. Conclusions: Therefore, it is proposed that measures for enhancement of self esteem and family support to be included in development of suicide prevention programs.
Experience on Telemedicine Use of Community Health Practitioners
Kwon, Myung Soon ; Park, Dong-Jin ; Choi, Jounghwa ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 30, issue 2, 2013, Pages 23~39
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2013.30.2.023
Objectives: This study was conducted to investigate practical experiences of telemedicine of community health practitioners(CHPs). Methods: Qualitative data were collected by in-depth interviews from 10 CHPs who have experiences in managing telemedicine system. All interviews were recorded and transcribed according to qualitative conventional content analysis processes. Results: As a result, 32 themes were deduced and 11 theme clusters and 3 categories were formed and each coding categories were derived directly from the text data. 11 theme clusters derived from the 32 meaningful themes were as follows: Human resources, equipments and systems, computer program (Input resources), human resource management, patient registration and management, medication, laboratory test (Progress), benefits in telemedicine system managing, difficulties in telemedicine system managing, complains in telemedicine system managing, client responses to telemedicine system (Outcome evaluation). 3 categories derived 11 theme clusters were 'input', 'progress', and 'outcome evaluation'. Conclusions: This study has contributed to the understanding of operation of telemedicine by CHPs in community health posts. For more systematic and comprehensive management, further study should be conducted to reflect experience and positions of public health center physicians, collaborative hospital physician and patients.
Different Influence of Risk Factors on Self-rated Health between The Economically Poor and Non-poor Elderly Populations Living Alone: Based on One Sub-area in Seoul
Ko, Young-Mi ; Cho, Youngtae ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 30, issue 2, 2013, Pages 41~53
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2013.30.2.041
Objectives: As the size of elderly population living alone grows, socioeconomic diversity has also increased. This study examined if social risk factors of poor self-rated health were distinguishable between the low income elderly and their non-low income counterparts both living alone. Methods: The '2006 Elderly Health Interview Survey' conducted by D-gu in Seoul was utilized. We divided the elderly living alone into two groups depending on their economic status: low income and non-low income. Employing logistic regression, we analyzed the associations of poor self-rated health with socio-demographic factors, health-related factors, social support, the relations with children, social activities, welfare service use, and the perception of neighborhood safety. Results: Proportion of rating one's own health being poor was different between two populations. Social support was important for the self-rated health of the non-low income elderly, while welfare service use, the perception of neighborhood safety, and the relations with children were noticeable for the low income elderly. Conclusions: To better understand the health need of elderly population living alone, their heterogeneity in socioeconomic characteristics should be taken into account.
Factors Related to Female Sexual Dysfunction of North Korean Women Defectors
Rhee, Young Sun ; Ku, Hye Wan ; Han, In Young ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 30, issue 2, 2013, Pages 55~69
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2013.30.2.055
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the female sexual dysfunction of North Korean defector women and to identify related factors. Methods: A total of 110 North Korean defector women who married and lived in South Korean community more than 1 year participated in this study. A self-report questionnaire was used to obtain data. The dependent variable is the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). Independent variables were demographic factors (age, education, residential environment, sexual experience(rape), sex knowledge and sex attitude). Data were analyzed using the SPSS for descriptive statistics, t-test, two-way ANOVA, and Multiple Hierarchical Regression. Results: The mean score of sexual function for North Korean defectors was 18.94(SD:5.88). Sexual functioning for North Korean defector women was relatively low, 18.94 in comparison to Rosen's cutoff scores of 26.6. In multiple regression analysis, the sexual function level was significantly higher in elderly, high educational level, stable residential situation, non rape, and conservative sexual attitudes. Conclusions: The results show the status and description of sexual dysfunction in North Korean Women defectors in South Korean community and can be a basic reference for study about sexual dysfunction. However, more study about North Korea Defector Women with sexual dysfunction should be interviewed and evaluated.
The Relationship between Smoking, Alcohol Drinking, and Parenting Behavior Perceived by Adolescents
Roh, Yun Ho ; Kim, Eun Joo ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 30, issue 2, 2013, Pages 71~82
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2013.30.2.071
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analysis the health behaviors differences of adolescents depending on whether parenting behavior perceived by adolescents. Methods: The data which is used in this study was extracted from the 2011 second korean adolescents' penal data collected by the National Youth Policy Institute. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed in order to find how degree parents relationship factors are associated with adolescents' health behavior after adjusting sex, smoking(alcohol drinking) friends, and other significant variables. The data was processed by SAS 9.1. Results: Respondent's general characteristics such as smoking(alcohol drinking)friends, parents' job were positively relative to smoking and alcohol drinking experience. Also Parents's affection and experience of being abused from parents were significantly associated with smoking(alcohol drinking) experience. Conclusions: Negative vertical attitude for children is important for the health risk behaviors of adolescents. To increase effectiveness of the health policy for the adolescents in korea, it is important to adapt new strategy to include the positive empowerment of adolescents' social networks except for smoking(alcohol drinking)friends and policy support to turn negative vertical attitude for children into positive attitude for children.
Factors Associated with Drinking Behavior in High School Students
Park, Kyung Min ; Yang, Yun Kyoung ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 30, issue 2, 2013, Pages 83~92
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2013.30.2.083
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate factors affecting the drinking behavior in high school students. Methods: There were 620 subjects who were first and second graders of seven high schools in Daegu. This study used Sinhaengwoo (1998)'s drinking behavior scale, Rowlison and Felner (1988)'s stress scale, Kovacs (1981)'s children's depression inventory, Rosenberg (1965)'s self-esteem scale. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple regression using SPSS/win 18.0 program. This study was approved by the Institutional Review Boards (IRB) of the Keimyung university hospital(No. 12-112). Results: The mean score for drinking behavior in high school students was 23.1points. Factors influencing drinking behavior in high school students were identified as self-esteem(t=-3.67, p<.001), stress(t=6.79, p<.001), school types(t=4.02, p<.001), sex(t=-3.67, p<.001). These factors explained 27% of drinking behavior reported by high school students. Conclusion: The results indicate which factors are majors influencing drinking behavior in high school students. Therefore, self-esteem enhancement could be considered as an effective strategy to reduce the drinking behavior in high school students.
A Comparative Study of Healthy City Project Evaluation in U.K. and Korea: Focusing on Liverpool City and Wonju City
Kang, Shin Hee ; Nam, Eun Woo ; Moon, Ji Young ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 30, issue 2, 2013, Pages 93~103
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2013.30.2.093
Objectives: This study was to compare two healthy cities, Liverpool in England and Wonju in Korea, which evaluated healthy city projects and to reorient evaluation strategy which fits into Korean Healthy cities. Methods: Comparatives analysis was used by reviewing documents, healthy city plan and evaluation report, of two cities. Results: Healthy city projects in two cities, fifteen programs were identical items among twenty-seven but there were differences in seven items for Liverpool and five items for Wonju. In Liverpool evaluation was done by a stakeholder group called Liverpool Local Involvement Network(LINK), while in Wonju by Yonsei Healthy City Research Center. The evaluation tool was two types; quantitative and qualitative analysis. Liverpool mostly used qualitative and added quantitative, vice versa in Wonju. Conclusions: Evaluation plan for Healthy city projects need to be made in the first phase of the projects, instead of in the end. Moreover, it is important to include stakeholder in conducting qualitative analysis for unquantifiable evidence of effectiveness, as well as quantitative analysis.