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Metabolic syndrome epidemic among Korean adults: Korean survey of Cardiometabolic Syndrome (2018).

Little information exists on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Korea since 2007. We aimed to provide up-to-date estimates of the prevalence of MetS and its trend in the general adult population in Korea.

Health literacy and use of preventive health services among North Korean defectors in the Republic of Korea.

It is known that some groups of immigrants can have low health literacy and it may affect their health. Although the number of North Korean defectors in the Republic of Korea has increased, little is known about their health literacy and health behavior. Adult North Korean defectors (n = 399) in this study were surveyed on health literacy, using the Korean Health Literacy Scale, and on the use of preventive services. Those with better health literacy scores were more likely to have vaccination than the lowe...

Real-World Effectiveness of Disease-Modifying Therapies in Korean Patients with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis.

This study assessed the long-term outcomes of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) in Korean multiple sclerosis (MS) patients treated in real-world clinical settings in Korea.

Association between Sleep Duration and Body Composition Measures in Korean Adults: The Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010.

The association between sleep duration and body composition measures in Korean adults remains unclear.

Prevalence of extraintestinal manifestations in Korean inflammatory bowel disease patients.

The prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in South Korea is increasing. Although extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) are an important factor in the clinical outcomes of IBD patients, EIMs have not yet been investigated in Korea. Thus, we conducted a cross-sectional study to assess the prevalence of EIMs in Korean IBD patients.


Accidentally released radionuclides are dispersed into the environment and cause human exposure through various pathways. Concerns about radiological impacts of a possible Nuclear power plant (NPP) accident in neighboring countries, especially in China, are increasing in Korea. Dose assessments for the hypothetical nuclear accidents in Korea (Hanbit and Wolsong NPPs) and China (Tianwan NPP) were conducted using the developed Korean code system. The results show that there is a possibility that a Tianwan NPP...

Genetic Characterization of Canine Parvovirus 2 Detected in Wild Raccoon Dogs ( Nyctereutes procyonoides) in the Republic of Korea.

Canine parvovirus (CPV) was detected in three of 136 samples from dead raccoon dogs ( Nyctereutes procyonoides) in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) during 2016-17. By sequence and phylogenetic analysis of the complete VP2 gene, the strain belonged to CPV-2 and would be distinct from the previous reported CPV-2a and CPV-2b strains from Korean domestic dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris). The results indicated that the CPV strains from raccoon dogs and domestic dogs might be not circulated between wild and dome...

The Etiologies of Chronic Progressive Cerebellar Ataxia in a Korean Population.

The etiologies and frequencies of cerebellar ataxias vary between countries. Our primary aim was to determine the frequency of each diagnostic group of cerebellar ataxia patients in a Korean population.

How One Nurse Changed a Country: The Faithful Journey of Sister Margaret Kollmer.

How can one nurse change the world? This descriptive case study examines the remarkable career of Margaret Kollmer, a nurse and Maryknoll Sister who developed Korea's first Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist training program and organized the Korean Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Later, she joined a team serving displaced Korean families and helped establish the first hospice program in Korea, as well as a resident hospice program for homeless AIDS patients in New York. Her 59 years of service shows...

Trends of self-reported sleep duration in Korean Adults: results from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2015.

Sleep plays a vital role in maintaining homeostasis and promoting individual health. This study aimed to investigate the trends of sleep duration in Korean adults.

Health risk behaviors and psychological problems among South Korean, North Korean, and other multicultural family adolescents (2011-2016).

This study was aimed to investigate the health risk behaviors and psychological problems among North Korean, other multicultural, and South Korean family adolescents. The data were collected from the Korea Youth Risk Behavior web-based survey (2011-2016) data set. A total of 17,195 adolescents (mean age 14.65 ± 0.01 years) were analyzed to compare health risk behaviors and psychological problems among the three groups. Concerning risk behaviors, multicultural family adolescents showed a higher rate of ...

Association of oral contraceptive use with suicidal behavior among representative Korean population: Results from Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007-2016).

The association of suicide with the use of oral contraceptives (OC) is unknown in the Asian population. We aimed to evaluate the association of OC use and suicidal behavior in a nationally representative population of Korean women.

Measure of processes of care (MPOC): Translation and validation for use in Korea.

The measure of processes of care (MPOC) is a widely used instrument to assess parents' perception of the extent to which healthcare services they and their child receive are family centred. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Korean translation of the MPOC (Korean MPOC).

The relationship between visceral adiposity and depressive symptoms in the general Korean population.

In Korea, depressive symptoms or depression are prevalent. Metabolic syndrome is the representative medical condition associated with depression. This study examined the association between clinically significant depressive symptoms and intra-abdominal fat, measured using abdominal computed tomography, in a large sample of the Korean population who underwent routine health examination.

Comparing Disability Levels for Community-dwelling Adults in the United States and the Republic of Korea using the Rasch Model.

This study compared disability levels between community-dwelling adults in the United States and South Korea using two national surveys of the United States and Korean National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES and KNHANES). The Rasch common-item equating method was used to create the same measurement framework and compared average disability levels. The disability levels between the two countries were estimated using the current disability estimation method (percentage of people having disability based...

Current status of endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer in Korea: role and benefits.

This study was aimed to investigate the current clinical status of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer (EGC) in Korea based on a National Health Insurance (NHI) database between 2011 and 2014.

High Prevalence of Asthma in Elderly Women: Findings From a Korean National Health Database and Adult Asthma Cohort.

The prevalence and burden of asthma is increasing worldwide. In this study, we analyzed 3 different Korean national health survey datasets to determine the general features of adult asthma in Korea and to obtain basic information that would support future strategies for better management of adult asthma.

A survey of perceptions and attitudes about direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs among college students in South Korea.

Direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription drugs can be both beneficial and harmful to healthcare consumers. Therefore, DTCA for prescription drugs is a topic that should be considered crucially, at this point, when the interests of patients as well as pharmaceutical companies in DTCA of prescription drugs are growing in South Korea. The goals of this study were to investigate Korean college students' perceptions and attitudes about DTCA of prescription drugs through a survey as well as to analyz...

Medical Resource Consumption and Quality of Life in Peripheral Arterial Disease in Korea: PAD Outcomes (PADO) Research.

We aimed to investigate the history of medical resource consumption and quality of life (QoL) in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients in Korea.

Predictors of Yangsaeng (Health Management) Among Korean Middle-Aged Adults.

This study aimed to examine and identify the predictors of Yangsaeng (health management) among Korean middle-aged adults. A cross-sectional descriptive design was employed. Study participants consisted of 150 middle-aged adults in S and G cities, South Korea. Measures included the Yangsaeng scale, the perceived health state scale, the self-efficacy scale, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the family support scale. The analyses showed that the prediction model for Yangsaeng (health management) among Korean ...

Clinical evaluation of shot within shot optimization for Gamma Knife radiosurgery planning and delivery.

Proactive strategy for long-term biological research aimed at low-dose radiation risk in Korea.

Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, Korean radiation experts have agreed that reliable data on health risks of low-dose radiation (LDR) are needed to ease the anxiety of lay people. The intent of this study was to devise a sustainable biological program suited for the research environment in Korea and aimed at the health effects of radiation exposures

Association between subclinical thyroid dysfunction and depressive symptoms in the Korean adult population: The 2014 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Clinical hyper and hypothyroidism are associated with a risk for depression.

A comprehensive analysis of the Korean fir (Abies koreana) genes expressed under heat stress using transcriptome analysis.

Korean fir (Abies koreana), a rare species endemic to South Korea, is sensitive to climate change. Here, we used next-generation massively parallel sequencing technology and de novo transcriptome assembly to gain a comprehensive overview of the Korean fir transcriptome under heat stress. Sequencing control and heat-treated samples of Korean fir, we obtained more than 194,872,650 clean reads from each sample. After de novo assembly and quantitative assessment, 42,056 unigenes were generated with an average l...

Body weight perception, disordered weight control behaviors, and depressive symptoms among Korean adults: The Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2014.

Despite emerging evidence suggesting harmful influences of accurate weight perception on psychological health among individuals with obesity, little is known about the association in Asian populations. The aim of this study was investigate the association between body weight perception and depressive symptoms among Korean adults, and potential differential associations across gender.

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