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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.

Prevalence of General and Central Obesity and Associated Factors among North Korean Refugees in South Korea by Duration after Defection from North Korea: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Previous studies on obesity status among North Korean refugees (NKRs) have been limited. We investigated mean body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and general and central obesity prevalence among NKRs in South Korea (SK) by duration after defection from North Korea (NK), using cross-sectional data of the North Korean Refugee Health in South Korea (NORNS) study and compared these data with a sample from the general South Korean population (the fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination...

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...

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.

Psychometric Validation of the Korean Version of the Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly (CANE-K) in Dementia.

The prevalence of dementia has increased rapidly with an aging Korean population. Compared to those without dementia, individuals with dementia have more and complex needs. In this study, the Korean version of the Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly (CANE-K) was evaluated to determine its suitability for individuals with dementia in Korea.

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.

Characteristics and Outcomes of Female Infertility Treatment Programs Using Traditional Medicine in Korea: A Multisite Analysis.

Infertility has long been recognized as a treatable disease, and complementary and alternative medicine treatments, such as acupuncture and moxibustion, have been used in Korea and China. This study describes female infertility treatment programs that used traditional Korean medicine (TKM) and were conducted by local governments in Korea and evaluates its effectiveness and safety.

Association between tinnitus and mental health among Korean adolescents: the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

The pathophysiology of tinnitus is not clearly understood, but its prevalence is relatively high. Persistent symptoms of tinnitus are linked to various mental health conditions, and in particular, tinnitus prevalence is high in Korean adolescents. Accordingly, this study aimed to reveal the associations between tinnitus and mental health in Korean adolescents using a nationally representative sample.

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...

Current Practices of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Korea between 2011 and 2015.

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 ...

Psychological and genetic risk factors associated with suicidal behavior in Korean patients with mood disorders.

To prevent suicide, a nationwide important issue in Korea, understanding its etiology is essential. This study aimed to delineate the risk factors for suicidal behavior in mood disorder patients in Korea.

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).

Relationship between urinary sodium-creatinine ratios and insulin resistance in Korean children and adolescents with obesity.

The prevalence of childhood obesity has significantly increased in Korea. This study aimed to use data from the 2010 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) to investigate the association between sodium (Na) intake and insulin resistance in children and adolescents with obesity.

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.

Patterns of ocular toxoplasmosis presenting at a tertiary eye care center in Korean patients.

The objective of this study was to describe demographic and clinical features of ocular toxoplasmosis (OT) in Korean patients compared to those in other countries.This retrospective study comprised 46 patients diagnosed with OT. All participants were recruited at the uveitis clinic in Seoul St. Mary's Hospital.The mean age of patients was 54 years. Of 46 patients, 31 (67.4%) were females. Of all patients, 24 (52.2%) had definite eating history of wild boar meat or deer blood while 5 (10.9%) had history of c...

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 ...

Coffee intake, health-related quality of life, and associated factors of overactive bladder in older Korean women living in rural South Korea.

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common health problem in older women. The aim of the study was to investigate coffee consumption, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and associated factors of OAB in older Korean women living in rural South Korea. A total of 248 women aged 65 years and older participated in this study. Chi-square tests, t-tests, and multivariable logistic regressions were performed. The means of coffee consumption between OAB and non-OAB groups were not significantly different. Women with...

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

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