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Volume 19, Issue 2 - Dec 1994
Volume 19, Issue 1 - Jun 1994
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Factors Associated with Farmers' Syndrome
Park, Tae-Jin ; Kim, Byung-Sung ; Chon, Hae-Jung ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 19, issue 1, 1994, Pages 5~13
To investigate the cause of Farmers' Syndrome, this study was done in some rural areas of Kyoungsangam Province, from July to August of 1993. 117 men and 112 women were completed interview, medical examination and laboratory examination. The results were as follows. 1. The prevalence of Farmers' Syndrome in women was 509 per 1,000 and it was significantly higher than that in men, 329 per 1,000(p=0.0026). Prevalence of age adjusted with rural population of Kyungsangnam Province of 1985 was 204 per 1,000 in men and 383 per 1,000 in women. The average age of subjects with Farmers' Syndrome, 58.9 was significantly higher than that of subjects without Farmers' Syndrome, 53.2(p<0.001). 2. The most frequent symptom was lumbago(27.7%), and the second was numb limbs(21.6%), and the third was shoulder stiffness(20.9%). Less than 10% of study subjects complained of breathlessness, sleeplessness, dizziness. Women complained of shoulder stiffness(p<0.001), lumbago(p<0.001), numb limbs(p<0.05), dizziness(p<0.001), abdominal fullness(p<0.001) significantly frequently than men. 3. Those aged 50 or more complained of shoulder stiffness(p<0.001), lumbago(p<0.01), numb limbs(p<0.001), nocturia(p<0.001), breathlessness(p<0.05), sleeplessness (p<0.05) and dizziness(p<0.05) significantly frequently than those aged less than 50. 4. By logistic regression, the risk factors significantly associated with Farmers' Syndrome were age(odds ratio(OR)=1.05, 95% confidence interval(CI) 1.02-1.07), sex(OR of 75,95% CI 0.58-0.97), and mental stress(OR=1.39, 95% CI 1.03-1.86). 5. By logistic regression, the risk factors significantly associated with each component symptom of Farmers' Syndrome were as follows. There were significant associations between sex(OR of male=0.51) with shoulder stiffness, age(OR=1.04) and mental stress(OR=1.72) with lumbago, age(OR=1.06), regular exercise(OR=0.35) and mental stress(OR=1.63) with numb limbs, age(OR=1.06) and abnormal LFT(OR=1.59) with nocturia, age(OR=1.08) with breathlessness, sex(OR of male=0.56) with dizziness respectively.
A Study on Vinyl House Disease Among Farmers in Kyeongnam Province
Kim, Byung-Sung ; Park, Tae-Jin ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 19, issue 1, 1994, Pages 15~23
In order to find out the frequencies of symptoms and the relations between the symptoms and working hours, the numbers of spraying pesticides authors investigated 145 farmers(96 male, 49 female persons) from 6 Myon's of 3 Gun's in Kyeongnam Province. The results were as follows; 1. The most frequent farming years were 1-5 years, fruits were the most common, and working hours were over 9 hours in 41.4%. The commonly used pesticides were insecticides, herbicides, herbicides in order. Only 52.4% of the farmers used masks, and 69.0% bathed after spraying pesticides. 2. The most common symptoms being complained were sweating, lumbago, shoulder pain, dizziness, headache, fatigue, decreased vision, weight loss, dyspnea and nausea in order. 3. Dizziness was more common in younger ages and decreased vision was more common in elder ages. Dyspnea and shoulder pain were more common in female farmers. 4. The more longer the working hours, the more complained indigestion, lumbago, shoulder pain and nausea. The more faster came into vinyl-house after spraying pesticides, the more common fatigue and dizziness. 5. The farmers who sprayed more pesticides complained headache, dyspnea, weight loss. 6. Vinyl house workers who worked more than 7 hours complained headache, nausea, decreased vision, lumbago more frequently than who worked less than 6 hours. 7. The farmers who entered in 1-2 hours after spraying pesticides complained fatigue more frequently than those entered after 3 hours. 8. Vinyl house workers without using masks complained dizziness and dyspnea more commonly than those using masks. But headache was more common among those using masks contrary to expectation.
The Comparison of the Clinical Results Between Vinyl House Workers and Land Farmers
Kim, Byung-Sung ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 19, issue 1, 1994, Pages 25~29
In order to find out the effects of vinyl house body, the author compared the physical and laboratory examinations between 96 cases of vinyl house farmers and 96 cases of land farmers who lived in 3 Gun's in Kyoungnam Province from July, 1st through September, 30, 1993. The examination included blood pressure, CBC, urinalysis, and blood chemistry. Systolic blood pressure and alkaline phosphates levels were lower in vinyl house farmers than in land farmers. But white blood cell counts were higher in vinyl house farmers and the other results were not different between two groups. It suggests that the environment of vinyl house - small, poorly ventilating, hot and humid environment - affected human body, then those facts should be considered during construction of vinyl houses.
A Study on the Utilization of a Rural Health Subcenter for Primary Health Care
Kim, Young-Bok ; Wie, Cha-Hyung ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 19, issue 1, 1994, Pages 31~39
We carried out this study by analyzing the annual reports, surveyed by medical college student(Ewha Woman's University) through the medical records of new patients of Su-Dong Myon Health Subcenter from 1982 to 1992, and the specific survey data of 247 in Su-Dong Myon area which consists of 5,454 population and 1,651 household(43.6% farm household), in December, 1993. Results were as follows: 1) The number of population in Su-Dong Myon is 5,265 in 1982, 4,905 in 1984, 4,885 in 1986, 4,820 in 1988, 4,663 in 1990, 5,454 in 1992. 2) Since 1982, the annual utilization rate of a rural health subcenter showed decreasing tendency: such as 609(the highest rate) per 1,000 inhabitants in 1982, 485 in 1984, 525 in 1985, 281 in 1988, 316 in 1990 and 197 in 1992. The utilization rate by sex was decreasing chronologically in male, and age-specific utilization rate showed rapidly decreasing tendency since 1982 : 1,037 per 1,000 inhabitants in 1982, 877 in 1984, 1,084 in 1986, 519 in 1988, 538 in 1990 and 333 in 1992, in age group of 0-14, but not changing tendency in age-groups of 65 and over. 3) The monthly utilization rate of a rural health subcenter showed increasing tendency in March, July and August from 1982 to 1987, and in March and May from 1988 to 1992. 4) The patient rate of medical insurance showed increasing tendency since 1983: 17.0% per 100 patients(the lowest rate) in 1983, 21.3% in 1985, 20.4% in 1987, 70,0% in 1989 and 77.8% in 1991. However, the patient rate of Medicaid showed no specific change. 5) The utilization rate by the remedial measures for primary health care showed 30.8% of the answered in private special clinic, the highest rate, and 30.0% in drug stores, 25.5% in health subcenter, 10.5% in hospital and 1.2% in oriental clinic. In favorite physicians for primary health care, specialist was the highest rate, 48.6% of the answered, and general practitioner, 39.7% and home doctor, 8.9% in next order. And 70.8% of the answered experienced to visit the health subcenter more than once. 6) Disfavorite reasons of health subcenter were insufficient equipment(42.1%, the highest), and the next order, short cure time per day(25.1%), "be not cured"(12.2%), "be not(6.9%) and unkindness(3.6%), And the major obstacles in utilizing the medical facilities for primary health care were farm works(41.7%, the highest), distance(27.1%) and medical cost(11.4%).
The need assessment of visiting health services in a rural community
Lee, Kun-Sei ; Kim, Chang-Yup ; Kim, Yong-Ik ; Shin, Young-Soo ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 19, issue 1, 1994, Pages 41~52
The aim of this study was to assess the people's need for visiting health services in a rural area. In recent years, the great concern for the visiting health services has aroused in Korea. Stratified cluster sample for a household survey was used to select 1,255(8.4%) Households from Yonchon county. This study was undertaken from July 26 to August 7 in 1993. Medically defined need, usually expressed by the prevalencies or rates of specific disease, was evaluated with the use of criteria established by medical and nursing professors and expressed by the percent of specific objects for the visiting health services. Perceived need represented by the acceptability for the visiting services and willingness to paying for it, also, evaluated. The major results were as follows : 1. Of the 348 patients with hypertension, 201 were the non-compliant patients, the rate of the non-compliant hypertension patients in 4,577 study population was 7.4%. 2. Of the 141 diabetic patients, 73 were the non-compliant patients, the rate of the non-compliant hypertension patients in 4,577 sample population was 2.7%. 3. The number of patients with severe musculo-skeletal disease was 24, the rate was 0.9% above the age 30. 4. Of the 514 elderly, 33 were the elderly without any family member, the rate was 8.4%. Those with severely decreased activity of daily living were 13. 5. Infants with high risks were 12, pregnant women and neonates were 5, patients discharged within 1 week and with special equipments such as peritoneal dialysis, stoma, TPN etc. were 17, and patients with cancer were 5. Total number of the objects needed visiting health services was 752(18.43%) of the 4,577 study population. Perceived need evaluated were as follows; The acceptance rate of visiting health services was 74.9%, The kinds of visiting health services such as family health protection and promotion, early detection of hypertension, physiotherapy, health education and counseling were needed in the order of high rate The price willing to pay for visiting health services per visit was about 3,000-5,000Won. In conclusion, Visiting health services programme to be developed should have priority to the prevention of complications of chronic disease such as hypertension, diabetes milletus, elderly disease and health promotion.