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Volume 4, Issue 2 - Dec 2010
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A Study on the Impact of Psychological Empowerment on Job Attitudes and Turnover Intention of Dental Hygienists
Kim, Ki-Young ;
The Korean Journal of Health Service Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2010, Pages 1~10
The purpose of this study is to examine impacts of psychological empowerment of dental hygienists who were employed to dental hospital or clinic on organizational commitment, job satisfaction and turnover intention as strong predictors of turnover rate. Major findings in this study include that the more psychological empowerment increase, the more job satisfaction and organizational commitment will increase, which can decrease turnover intention after all. This result indicates that the managers of dental hospital and clinic should perceive that the consistent management effort to improve psychological empowerment can increase job satisfaction, and finally will increase the organizational commitment that means the loyalty to organization.
Attitude and Recognition to Drug Abuse in Adolescent in Jeollanam-do
Park, Chong-Sun ; Kim, Eun-Yeob ;
The Korean Journal of Health Service Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2010, Pages 11~22
In this study, adolescent understanding of and attitude towards unintentional drug use were investigated. 22 elementary, middle and high schools in cities and counties in Jeollanam-do Province were selected randomly and a survey was carried out. 489 students (46.9%) replied that they had received training on drug prevention and 553 (53.1%) said they never received training about drug prevention. That does one or two drugs with curiosity, thinks that is bad(p=0.002), and drug using thought that does not become the help in stress(p<0.001). With regards to the question on whether they would use drugs if suggested by friends, 88.7% answered they would decline the offer. 91.4% indicated they will participate if there is training about drug misuse in the future. 91.0% replied that this training about drug misuse was "satisfaction". Therefore it is be very important to understand the characteristics of adolescent and provide continuous training and campaign to help them to acquire correct habits to maintain good health and in doing so; help them to establish a healthy foundation for adulthood.
Spatial Implications of Euclidean Distance on the Service Use in Oriental Medicine Hospital
Lee, Kwang-Soo ; Lee, Jung-Soo ; Hong, Sang-Jin ; Chun, Bong-Jae ;
The Korean Journal of Health Service Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2010, Pages 23~31
This study analyzed whether the patients' visits to oriental medicine hospitals were influenced by the Euclidean distance from patients' residence to oriental medicine hospitals. Patient who visited two oriental medicine hospitals in a metropolitan area were selected for study sample. The number of patient from each Dong (which is the smallest administrative district) to two hospitals was calculated based on claims data in 2008. ArcGIS was used to calculate the distance. Distance variable was not statistically significant in regression analysis after controlling the difference of socio-economic status of people in each Dong. It seems that distance factor did not play an important role in deciding whether to use the services of oriental medicine hospitals in a metropolitan area.
A Study On Web Contents Accessibility of Hospital Web Sites in Korea
Kim, Jong-Min ; Ryu, Hwang-Gun ;
The Korean Journal of Health Service Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2010, Pages 33~46
In this study, we investigated web contents accessibility of 60 hospital web sites in Korea. The eight evaluation criteria were used for estimating the web contents accessibility of the web sites. These criteria were as follows: providing an alternative text, providing caption for moving picture, providing a skip navigation, usage of pop-up windows, usage of a summary or a caption tag for data table, providing a page title, providing a label for online form, and usage of java scripts. K-WAH 3.0 was used for estimating five evaluation criteria. According to Internet web contents accessibility guideline 1.0, we estimated the rest three evaluation criteria manually and described good or bad examples for the evaluation results technically. The results show that the web accessibility of hospital web sites is generally insufficient and the constant interests in improvement for accessibility are urgently needed.
Influence of Leadership Perception of Hospital Employees on Organizational Efficacy and Controlling Effects of Individual and Organizational Characteristics
Kang, Sung-Moon ; Lee, Key-Hyo ; Kim, Won-Joong ;
The Korean Journal of Health Service Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2010, Pages 47~61
The main purpose of this study is to derive the implications for managing effectively the leadership of hospital organization, by analyzing the effect of hospital employees' perception of the types of leadership on the organizational efficacy, and the controlling effect of individual and organizational characteristics. To test the model, survey was conducted using structural and self-administering questionnaires for 400 employees of the hospitals that have over 100 beds, in Seoul, Busan, Daegu, and Ulsan, from 29 March to 17 April, 2010, and 310 were used in final analysis. The results of the study suggest that the management methods to build the innovating leadership of managers are required in order to raise the organizational efficacy, and that searching of the methods to improve the achievement desire, self-esteem, and locus of control is required in order to maximize the effect of the innovating leadership.
A Study on the Dental Plague Formation and the Oral Health Condition of Preschool Children in G College in Affiliation
Lee, Cheon-Hee ; Jang, Young-Ho ;
The Korean Journal of Health Service Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2010, Pages 63~72
The present study purposed to prevent oral diseases and to improve oral health in children. For this purpose, we selected 70 cases who are 5~7 years old preschoolers at the kindergarten affiliated to G College in Gyeongsangbukdo, and analyzed the general patterns of oral care and the relation of the patterns with dental plaque and deciduous dental caries in the children. Specifically, we conducted oral examination and applied pit and fissure sealant according to the eruption of deciduous molar and first molar. In addition, we executed the 1st and 2nd tooth brushing instruction (TBI), and surveyed S-OHI and PHP twice. Excluding 14 preschoolers who did not appear in the 2nd survey, we performed the study with 56 preschoolers and drew conclusions as follows. 1. The number of decayed or missed or filled teeth among deciduous teeth was 3 or more in 42.9% of female children, and 46.4% of male children, so male children showed a slightly higher rate. 2. The degree of dental plaque formation was
among the surveyed children. 3. The oral health index was lower after TBI than before in all the children (P<.001). 4. Change in the oral health index was particularly larger in 7 year old female children (p<.005). 5. The patient hygiene performance index was lower after TBI than before in both the buccal surface and lingual surface of the children (p<.005). 6. The patient hygiene performance index was lower after TBI than before in all of male children's teeth except the right maxillary first deciduous molar (p<.001).
The Influence of Chronic Disease on the Stress Cognition, Depression Experience and Suicide Thoughts of the Elderly
Choi, Ryoung ; Moon, Hyun-Ju ; Hwang, Byung-Deog ;
The Korean Journal of Health Service Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2010, Pages 73~84
This study conducted a secondary analysis by using original data of
performed by Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs to determine factors affecting doctor's diagnosed disease-related mental health for the elderly aged over 65 years living in Korea. The survey was conducted in 2007 and it evaluated finally 720 cases by excluding cases with no answer or a wrong answer. The results were as follows. The proportion of the elderly who stress cognition was influenced when subjects were female and older, lower subjective health condition and osteoporosis, showed statistically significant difference. The proportion of the elderly who experience depression was influenced when subjects were older, had not health insurance or medical care, and lower subjective health condition, showed statistically significant difference. The proportion of the elderly who have suicide thoughts was influenced when subjects were female and higher educational background, lower subjective health condition, COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and diabetes mellitus, showed statistically significant difference. We knew that the relationship between diseases and depression in the elderly influenced on the depression about most of the diseases. Particularly, Depression and suicide had a high correlation. The results suggest that it should be necessary to systematic management of diseases in the depression treatment of the Elderly in Korea.
Effective Education Contents of Hospice for Medical Students
Seo, Young-Jun ; Kim, Hyun-Ju ; Bae, Sung-Kwon ;
The Korean Journal of Health Service Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2010, Pages 85~95
This study was to understand perception level and education need on hospice, and to development effective education contents of hospice for medical students. Descriptive survey research design was used. Participants were 426 and the data collecting period was from July. 22. to July. 29. in 2008. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, chi-square test, Wilcoxon's signed rank test. The participants experiencing in hospice education program demonstrated higher perception level and education need about hospice than non-participants. Also, The participants experiencing in hospice education showed more concerning on effective education contents of hospice than non-participants. Therefore, hospice education program must be prepared in a continual and systematic way in order to provide for effective education of medical students in Korea.
Hospital Selection Factors and Degree of Satisfaction of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Patients
Cho, Kyoung-Won ;
The Korean Journal of Health Service Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2010, Pages 97~106
Recently hospitals are trying to meet requests of patients by reflecting regular survey results of patients into hospital's management in order to increase patients' satisfaction and the rate of return visit. In this paper, degree of patients' satisfaction and the rate of return visit were analyzed using surveys of hospital selection factors and the characteristics of aesthetic plastic surgery. This analysis results can be used as data for setting up efficient management direction of aesthetic plastic surgery hospitals. In the main results, facilities and medical trust factor was the primary cause for aesthetic plastic surgery patients to select hospitals and the results showed that hospitals have to consider carefully not only aesthetic plastic surgery patients but also guardians such as parents or friends because patients are acquiring surgery information from them. The results also showed approachableness to hospitals was not important factor to select a hospital.
A Study of Major Issues in the Act (Draft) on Remedy for Damage from Medical Accident and Medical Dispute Mediation, etc.
Park, Joon-Su ;
The Korean Journal of Health Service Management, volume 4, issue 2, 2010, Pages 107~117
In this paper, the researcher looked into major issues in the "Act (Draft) on Remedy for Damage from Medical Accident and Medical Dispute Mediation, etc." which was proposed by the Health & Welfare Committee, the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, and which was pending with the Legislation & Judiciary Committee. Then the researcher pointed out worrisome problems therein and presented suggestion" to improve problematic situations. First of all, the researcher examined the following items which are major points in the aforementioned Act: 1) Establishment of Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Center, 2) Procedures for mediation and arbitration of medical disputes, 3) Establishment of Medical Injury Compensation Association, 4) Introduction of proxy payment for damages, 5) Compensation for no-fault medical accidents, 6) A system concerned with special cases on criminal punishment. Next, the researcher closely reviewed the following possible issues: 1) Limit of arbitrary mediation, 2) Postponement of the system concerned with special case on criminal punishment, 3) Examination of reasons for rejection, 4) Function and role of the Appraisal department, 5) A possibility of being reduced to an evidence collection procedure for lawsuit, 6) A possibility of no-fault compensation rather than injury compensation, 7) Operational issues related proxy payment for damages. Lastly, the researcher presented suggestions on how to improve each problematic issue.