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Volume 31, Issue 5 - Dec 2014
Volume 31, Issue 4 - Oct 2014
Volume 31, Issue 3 - Sep 2014
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Factors Related to Perceived Health Status in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Won, Ang Li ; Yoo, Seung Hyun ; You, Myoung Soon ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 31, issue 3, 2014, Pages 1~13
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2014.31.3.1
Objectives: This study was performed to identify factors related to perceived health status among patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods: This is cross-sectional observational study. Respondents were 106 visitors in an outpatient diabetes clinic of a university hospital. Self-report questionnaire which included general information inquiry, diabetes-related, sociopsychological factors, functional health literacy and perceived health status was used for this study. The data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics, independent simple t-test, one-way ANOVA, and hierarchical multiple linear regression. All analysis were conducted using SAS 9.3. Results: Among the respondents, 43.4% engaged in poorly perceived health status. After adjusting for control variables, functional health literacy is significantly related to perceived health status(
=0.095, p=0.016). Conclusion: Independent of diabetes-related, sociopsychological factors, higher functional health literacy is associated with better perceived health status of patients with type 2 diabetes. In order to improve perceived health status in the type 2 diabetes patients, it is necessary to develop strategy to enhance the functional health literacy.
Characterizing Patterns of Experience of Harmful Shops among Adolescents Using Decision Tree Models
Sohn, Aeree ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 31, issue 3, 2014, Pages 15~26
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2014.31.3.15
Objective: This study was conducted in order to explore the predictive model of the experience of harmful shops in middle and high school students. Methods: The survey was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire method online via the homepage of the education ministry's student health information center. Participants were 1,888 middle school students and 1,563 high school students from 107 schools in Korea. The collected data were processed using the SPSS classification trees 18.0 program and examined using data mining decision tree model. Results: In this study, 6.9% of all subjects were found to have been to sex industry harmful place and 81.8% game place. The results revealed that smoking, living with parents, and school grade were significant predictors for experience of sex industry harmful place. The perception of study disrupts, drinking, living with parents, stress, and satisfaction of school life were significant predictors for experience of game harmful place. Conclusions: These results suggest that an educational approach should be developed by tailored conditions to prevent the access to harmful shops.
Factors Affecting Regular Medical Services Utilization of Chronic Disease Patients - Focusing on the Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Hyperlipidemia -
Seo, Young-Suk ; Park, Jong-Ho ; Lim, Ji-Hye ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 31, issue 3, 2014, Pages 27~37
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2014.31.3.27
Objectives: This study aims to identify the factors associated with regular medical services utilization of chronic disease patients. Methods: The research selected 4,489 adults aged over 30, diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, from the Korea health panel. We analyzed states of regular medical service utilization using descriptive statistics. Multiple regression analysis was used to examine the main factors associated with regular medical services utilization in chronic disease patients. Results: In terms of socio-demographic factors, gender, age, marital status, education level, employment, household income and disability were significantly different between hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypercholesterolemia. Among health status and behavioral factors, number of chronic diseases, subjective health status, smoking, high risk drinking, regular meals, physical activity, obesity were significantly different. From the multiple logistic regression analysis, age, number of chronic diseases, obesity, type of chronic diseases were associated with regular medical services utilization. Conclusions: It is necessary to develop effective health education programs and individualized approach to improve continuous management in chronic diseases patients.
Factors related to Self-Rated Health in Adolescents: Findings form the Korea Youth Panel Survey
Choi, Kyung Won ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 31, issue 3, 2014, Pages 39~50
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2014.31.3.39
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to examine the factors for self-rated health by gender in South Korean adolescents. Methods: The population consisted of a nationally representative sample of adolescents(n= 37,414 boys, 37,522 girls) in middle and high school who completed the Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey(KYRBWS) in 2011. Using logistic regression analysis, self-rated health was regressed on all predictors, including socioeconomic factors, behavioral and psychological factors. All analysis were conducted according to gender. Results: Girls showed more negative self rated health than boys (respectively 28.4%, 40.7%). Adolescent perceptions of health was associated with socioeconomic status, behavioral and psychological factors. Logistic regression analysis revealed that physical activity, body weight perception, despair, level of happiness and stress were the main influencing factors. Conclusions: The findings show that adolescent perceptions of their health are associated with overall sense of functioning, which are associated with health behaviors and psychological factors. Further interventions that focus on improving health behaviors and psychological health may make adolescents more healthy.
The Effects of Job Characteristics on Smoking and Mediating Effects of Job Stress among Older Workers
Lee, Sungeun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 31, issue 3, 2014, Pages 51~61
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2014.31.3.51
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of job characteristics on smoking, and the mediating effects of job stress between job characteristics and smoking among elderly workers. Methods: This study employed data from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing, and a total of 778 older workers were used for analysis. Current smoking status, job stress, job characteristics including physical job demands, job demands related to contents, working days, regularity of working hour, satisfaction with income, and sociodemographic factors were analyzed. Descriptive analysis, t-tests, chi-square test, multiple linear regression, and logistic regression were used for analysis. Results: Results showed that physical job demands and regularity of working hours were significant predictors of smoking of elderly workers. The higher level of physical job demands and regular working-hour increased the risk of smoking. Also, physical job demands, job demands related job contents, and income satisfaction directly impacted on job stress. However, job stress did not mediate the relationship between job characteristics and smoking. Conclusions: The findings suggest that smoking interventions for older workers should take into account job characteristics. Implications for practice and future study directions are discussed.
The Effect of Self-Aromatherapy Massage on Depression and Satisfaction with Life in Depressed College Students
Lee, Hye-Kyung ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 31, issue 3, 2014, Pages 63~72
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2014.31.3.63
Objectives: This is an experimental study that attempts to define the effect that self-aromatherapy massage has on depression and satisfaction with life of depressed college students. Methods: Of the total 41 participants, 21 were designated as the experimental group and 20 as the control group. The participants were subject to massages; lavender, sweet orange, mandarin, rosewood, and bergamot aromas diluted to the concentration of 2% in jojoba oil, the carrier oil, were used on the experimental group, and only jojoba oil was used on the control group. Self-aromatherapy massages were conducted for 10 minutes per session, 3 times a week in alternating days, in a period of 2 weeks, and the depression points and satisfaction with life scale were measured before and after massages. Results: This study revealed that there was a statistically significant decrease of depression points in the experimental group, and that there was no significant difference of life satisfaction in both groups. Conclusions: Thus, it is thought self-aromatherapy massages could be used as a practical method of self-mediation that alleviates depression in depressed college students.
The Influence of Adolescents' Cognitive Stress on Their Suicidal Intention: Focusing on Mediating Effect of Physical Activity, Problem Drinking, Cognitive Depression
Kim, Hyung Tae ; Yun, Mi Eun ; Chun, Sung Soo ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 31, issue 3, 2014, Pages 73~81
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2014.31.3.73
Objectives: This study examined how adolescents' cognitive stress relates to suicidal thought, thereby offering basic data about social and institutional ways to reduce adolescent suicide. Methods: In this study, data from an online survey on adolescents' health conducted by Korea Center for Disease Control(2013, 9th) was used after altering it to fit the purpose of the study. The data was analysed using the complex sampling method and structural equation model(SEM). Results: Whilst adolescents' cognitive stress had positive effects on suicidal thought, problem drinking and cognitive depression, it had a negative effect on physical activity. The structural equation model from cognitive stress, problem drinking, cognitive depression, physical activity influenced suicidal thought. Problem drinking on the other hand had an influence on cognitive depression. Conclusion: These findings suggest that future intervention programs for prevention of adolescents' suicidal thought should also address problem drinking, cognitive depression, and cognitive stress.
Experts View and Recommendation for Management and Operation of National Health Promotion Fund
Kim, Hye-Ryun ; Yeo, Jiyoung ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 31, issue 3, 2014, Pages 83~95
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2014.31.3.83
Objectives: This study was to examine the experts perception on the operation of the national health promotion fund and related policies, and to obtain the perspective on the improving governance of the fund. Methods: Experts opinion survey was recruited 120 experts who were public health officials, and members of board in academic societies related to health promotion and health policy, and 60 experts participated in the survey. Results: Most health care experts agreed that the current allocation of health promotion fund was not optimal with its lack of allocation on promoting healthy lifestyle and R&D for health promotion, while the majority of the fund was being spent on supporting national health insurance. Thus, establishing governance system and control tower for the fund was viewed as critical. Also the status of deliberation committee should be raised to higher position where it can hold practical authority to plan and evaluate fund spending. Conclusions: The priority of health promotion fund spending should be more on improving health such as modifying life-style and spreading healthy habits, rather than on disease management or subsidizing health insurance. It is recommended that change from to environment in health promotion policy regime is required to establish effective governance system for the fund operation.
Factors Influencing Health Promotion Behaviors of College Students
Sim, Hwanhui ; Kim, Misook ; Jeong, Kyeongsook ; Heo, Jeeun ; Choi, Eunjung ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 31, issue 3, 2014, Pages 97~108
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2014.31.3.97
Objectives: This study purposed to identify the factors influencing health promotion behavior in college students. The research design was descriptive study. Methods: Data were collected through structured questionnaires. The participants of this study were 368 college students in B & U metropolitan city and C city. Data were collected from October 5 to October 20, 2013. The data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe's test, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and Stepwise multiple regression with SPSS WIN v 20.0. Results: The mean scores of psychosocial stress, self-efficacy, perceived health status, health promotion behavior were
respectively. Factors influencing health promotion behavior of the participants were found to be psychosocial stress, ways to relieve stress, age, self-efficacy, perceived health status and spending money. These factors explained 47.8% of variance in the participants' health promotion behavior. Conclusions: Based on this program, we suggest that nursing intervention programs enhancing psychosocial stress, self-efficacy, and perceived health status for college students should be developed to improve their health promotion behavior.
Demonstrative development of City Health Profile in Healthy City Project
Lim, Baek-Vin ; Koh, Kwang-Wook ; Kim, Hee-Suk ; Shin, Yong-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, volume 31, issue 3, 2014, Pages 109~117
DOI : 10.14367/kjhep.2014.31.3.109
Objectives: Although many cities have adopted Healthy Cities approach in Republic of Korea, few studies have been reported about city health profile. So we report a case of city health profile made of subjective indexes and objective indicators using available recent evidence. Methods: To assess subjective city health indexes, questionnaire survey was implemented to public officers and citizen adapting the 'Signs of progress, signs of caution of 12 stage tool from Ontario Healthy Community Coalition. Based on recent literature objective city health indicators were collected for time-series comparison and for the comparison with those of larger province mainly using Korean Statistical Information Service. Results: Subjective city health indexes were successfully constructed in four areas including human health, environment, social and economic area. The score was especially low in environmental area. Specific items in each area for improvement were identified. Objective city health indicators were collected for three year time-series comparison and for the compared with those of larger province. Conclusions: City health profile comprised of subjective city health indexes and objective city health indicators could successfully be made from primary survey and secondary data in a medium-sized Korean city. That City health profile was useful in subsequent city health planning through participatory process.