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Journal of agricultural medicine and community health
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Korean Association of Agricultural Medicine and Community Health
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Volume 31, Issue 3 - Dec 2006
Volume 31, Issue 2 - Sep 2006
Volume 31, Issue 1 - Jun 2006
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Cohort Study for Investigation of the Causes in Agricultural Injuries and Diseases
Lim, Hyun-Sul ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 31, issue 2, 2006, Pages 119~144
The Korea rural health study, a large prospective cohort study, the objectives of this study are exploration for potential causes of agricultural injuries and diseases among farmers. Current medical research suggests that they may have higher rates of some traumatic injuries, pesticide poisoning, infectious diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, asthma and other respiratory diseases. This study is designed to identify occupational, lifestyle, and environmental factors of workplace that may affect the rate of diseases in farming population. Round 1, initial cohort recruitment, will begin in 2006 and conclude in 2009. Round 2, follow-up will begin in 2010 and conclude in 2014. Approximately 54,000 persons will be selected to study population. Nested case-control studies and case-crossover studies will be conducted for getting to the bottom of agriculture-related diseases. Recruitment and followup are conducted in collaboration with multi-centers. As data on the exposures and health outcomes of this study population are collected and analyzed in 2014. This study will be evaluated by public health experts for effort, achievement, adequacy of performance, efficacy, process of study and so on. The author expects that this cohort study may reduce agricultural injuries and diseases and will provide information that agricultural workers can use in making decisions about their health. Also, this study will be significant basis for strengthening the competitiveness of agriculture in Korea.
Health Lifestyle Patterns of Seoul Adults
Lee, Hwa-Kyung ; Lee, In-Young ; Kim, Eun-Mi ; Lee, Hun-Jae ; Bae, Sang-Soo ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 31, issue 2, 2006, Pages 145~156
ABSTRACTO b j e c t i v e s: Health behaviors are related to each other, or they may be essentially dependent upon each other. Hence the overall health behaviors of a given population could be better described in terms of health lifestyle patterns. This paper tried to classify such patterns in a sample population and suggest the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of each groups. M e t h o d s: A sample population comprised of 2,775 adults who reported their health behaviors in a public health survey were classified according to their smoking, drinking, diet, and exercise related pattern of behaviors. Clustering analysis was used to classify t h e m . R e s u l t s: Six health lifestyle patterns were identified. Individuals in the passive lifestyle cluster (48.3%) had no active health promoting activities, but did avoid risk taking health behaviors. 24.8% of the sample (Health promoting lifestyle) had an overall healthy lifestyle. 13.5% of the sample were in the smoking cluster, and 8.4% were in the alcohol drinking cluster. The hedonic lifestyle (4.5%) was characterized by heavy smoking, alcohol drinking and poor diet and exercise. 0.7% of the sample (Smoking-Drinking lifestyle) had heavy smoking and drinking, but good diet and exercise. Each group could be characterized by sex, age, and income. C o n c l u s i o n s: A population sample of Seoul adults were successfully clustered into six health lifestyles. The socioeconomic and demographic characteristics were suggested for the characterization of the each health lifestyle groups. We can approach to a certain target population with specific strategy.
Evaluation of the Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Kit in Ganghwa County
Kweon, Su-Jung ; Kweon, Oh-Jun ; Youn, Sung-Tae ; Yim, Jun ; Im, Jeong-Soo ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 31, issue 2, 2006, Pages 157~164
ABSTRACT O b j e c t i v e s: Early diagnosis and treatment is the most important strategy to control malaria effectively. Microscopic examination of blood films is a traditional and standard method for diagnosing malaria, which takes a long time and needs expertise. Therefore, the alternative method, rapid diagnostic kit has been used for quick diagnosis in some counties, a highly infectious region by P. vivax. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of malaria rapid diagnostic kit in Ganghwa county. M e t h o d s: The utility was evaluated by mean diagnosis time and sensitivity and specificity. For monitoring mean diagnosis time, 942 cases which were diagnosed for P. vivax were collected between 1998 and 2005. And for calculating sensitivity and specificity, 434 whole bloods in EDTA which were presented for P. vivax by microscopy and rapid diagnostic kit were collected between 2004 and 2005. R e s u l t s: After malaria rapid diagnostic kit was used in 2003, mean diagnosis time has decreased to 3.36-3.14 day. The sensitivity and specificity of the rapid diagnostic kit was 98.2% and 98.5% and comparable to that of microscopic examination. C o n c l u s i o n s: The malaria rapid diagnostic kit is useful tool in a highly infectious region like Ganghwa county.
Job Satisfaction and Its Related Factors among Radiological Technologists
Moon, Il-Bong ; Choi, Nam-Gil ; Sohn, Seok-Joon ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 31, issue 2, 2006, Pages 165~176
O b j e c t i v e s: This study aimed to evaluate job satisfaction and its related factors among radiological technologists. M e t h o d s: The subjects were 302 persons in various hospitals and the data were collected from 22 May to 17 July, 2005 using a structured questionnaire. It was composed of sociodemographic characteristics, job-related factors, and job satisfaction with the duty inner factors, the duty outside factors, and the organizational factors. R e s u l t s: Men were more satisfied than women in their employment(p<0.05). Job satisfaction level of university hospital workers were higher than the general hospital, the hospital, and medical clinics. Job satisfaction level of the general radiological technologists showed lower than the chief radiological technologists(p<0.05). In monthly average grant, the more gained, the higher the satisfaction level(p<0.05). By multiple linear regression analysis, the related factors of job satisfaction level were medical field and duty p o s i t i o n ( p < 0 . 0 5 ) . C o n c l u s i o n s: The research shows that job satisfactions levels of the radiological technologists are determined by the health and safety of the work environment. Therefore more improvements must be made for radiological technologists to be more satisfied in their j o b s .
A Study of the Degree of Obesity in Elementary School Students according to Grade and Gender
Cho, In-Sook ; Park, In-Hyae ; Ryu, Hyun-Sook ; Park, Yo-Sup ; Hwang, Sen-Lye ; Ahan, Hyun-Hee ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 31, issue 2, 2006, Pages 177~185
ABSTRACT O b j e c t i v e s: This study was carried out with 31, 519(16,653 boys, 14,857 girls) of elementary school students to investigate the prevalence of obesity at a district in Gwangju City. It can be applied to develope an educational program of the obesity control as basic data in this local area M e t h o d s: The data collected from May, 2004 to July, 2004 were analyzed by SAS PC+ 8.0 program. Children were selected depending on criteria from obesity index(%) by using physical index(height, body weight), and then subjects were classified into one of three groups according to the degree of obesity; mild(2029.9%), moderate(3049.9%), and severe(?50%) obesity. R e s u l t s: It showed that male elementary school students were higher and heavier than female elementary school students(p< .001) in every grade except the 4th grade(height) and the 6th grade( body weight). The obesity rates of male students(11.6%) showed higher(p< .001) than those of female students(8.8%). Specially the 4th grade elementary school boys were higher than any other groups in obesity(13.7%). As a whole, the prevalence of obestiy showed mild(5.9%), moderate(3.8%), and severe(0.6%). Male students showed higher rate of obesity than those of female students. The obesity of male students showed higher rate than that of female students except 2-3rd grade elementary school students(p< .001). The obesity of 46th grade elementary school students showed higher rate than those of 13rd grade students(p< .001). C o n c l u s i o n s: The obesity rates of male students are higher than that of female students, and the obesity rates of 46th grade students are higher than those of 1-3rd grade students in the elementary school. Additionally, these results suggest that the program may be needed to prevent obesity of children.
Oral Cleft Risk Factors in Rural Area of Indonesia(Sintang)
Park, Dae-Jin ; Lim, Young-Soo ; Oh, Jee-Young ; Song, Sung-Eun ; Jo, Eun-Joo ; Koh, Kwang-Wook ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 31, issue 2, 2006, Pages 187~208
O b j e c t i v e s: This study was carried out to evaluate the risk factors of Oral cleft and to inspect the living environments of the rural areas of Sintang, Indonesia M e t h o d s: During 3 to 9 August 2004, A questionnaire survey was done for the risk factors of oral cleft. Case group was composed of 11 oral cleft patients who admitted Missionary Hospital whose mother's bloods were analyzed for anemia and hyperlipidemia. Control group was composed of 56 reproductive rural women recruited from near rural villages. Also we surveyed 4 rural areas of Indonesia with simple water test kits. x2- t e s t for significant difference was analysed. R e s u l t s: Drinking water was statistically significant risk factor(p<0.05) of oral cleft. Other factors had no statistical significancy. The kind of drinking water was river-originated water. In rural villages, water sanitation state, even boiled water, was very poor. Although N O2-N, NO3-N was negative, E. coli-form microorganisms were strongly positive in most samples. Total food intake amount was not enough, and vitamin supplements were also under the need. C o n c l u s i o n s: Drinking the contaminated river-water around pregnancy was supposed to be one of the risk factors of oral cleft in Indonesia. Further study is needed for nitrate and m e r c u r y .