Health Promoting Behaviors, Health Problems and Self-Rated Health status in Female marriage immigrant in Korea

여성결혼이민자의 건강증진행위, 건강문제 및 주관적 건강상태

  • Received : 2013.03.12
  • Accepted : 2013.04.20
  • Published : 2013.04.28


This study is to identify health promoting behaviors and health problems of female marriage immigrant in Korea and is an descriptive study for searching the factors influencing health problems of them. And to provide basic data for developing health promoting interventions for them. Methods: The tools for this study were HPLP II developed by Walker et al. (1995) and modified and translated by Park (2005), CMI developed by Weider et al. (1945) and translated by Go & Park(1980), and modified by Seo and Park(2010). Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and correlation and stepwise multiple regression with the SPSS WIN 18.0 program. Results Conclusion: Female marriage immigrants have done low level of health promoting behavior(2.01) and they had more mental health problems than physical health problems. Factors influencing health problems of the participants were found to be self-rated health and general character which includes age-gap with partner, partner's education and age of female marriage immigrant. Factors influencing self-rated health of the participants were found to be exercise of health promoting behaviors and monthly income. In consideration of this result, we need to provide health education and develop health programs for female marriage immigrant in Korea.

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