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Health Promotion and Related Factors in Oriental Medicine Hospital Inpatients (한방병원 입원환자의 양생(養生)과 양생(養生) 영향요인)

  • Song, Min-Sun;Suh, Young-Sook;Choi, Chan-Hun
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.25 no.6
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    • pp.1069-1078
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study was to examine health promotion level and related of patients hospitalized. The participants for this study 225 of oriental medicine hospital inpatients. Health promotion, sleep, anxiety and discomfort are measured structured questionnaires each. Data were collected using structured questionnaires and analyzed using t-test, ANOVA and multiple regression. The general health promotion score is 98.12, mortality health promotion 20.31, mental health promotion 12.89, dietary health promotion 15.28, activity and rest health promotion 12.84, exercise health promotion 7.23, sleepy health promotion 15.42, seasonal health promotion 7.60 and sexual health promotion 9.31. There were significant differences in health promotion level according to spouse (p=0.003), sleep (p<0.001), anxiety (p<0.001) and discomfort (p<0.001). The significant predictors of health promotion were spouse (p<0.001), religious (p<0.001), drinking (p=0.036), sleep (p<0.001) and discomfort (p<0.001), explaining 33.7% of the variance in health promotion. Health promotion influenced not only the physical condition but also the psychological condition. The result suggest the health promotion level and predictors of health promotion is a useful index for improvement of health and prevention of disease in oriental medicine.

Future Directions for Health Promotion Programs in the Public Sector (공공부문 건강증진사업의 발전방향)

  • Lee, Ju-Yul
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.29 no.4
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    • pp.29-38
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    • 2012
  • Objectives: This paper aims to suggest some ways we could improve the efficiency and equity in health promotion programs in the public sector. Methods: Reports published by the Minister of Health and Welfare and web-site information were reviewed. And, the empirical results and theoretical considerations provided in this study could be used in making future direction for health promotion programs in the public sector. Results and conclusion: The public sector should play a leading role in health promotion programs. The role of public sector in health promotion program is to establish the health promotion plan based on the health survey, to develop the scientific programs, to provide the free health services, and to maintain a cooperative relationship with the private sector. In order to activate the health promotion programs in the public sector, establishing the role of the public sector, changing the operation of health promotion fund, block grants for health promotion, local health promotion fund, and integration of health statistics were suggested.

Achievement of Health Promotion Program in Korea (국민건강증진사업 10년의 성과)

  • Lee Kyu-Sik
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.143-171
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    • 2006
  • There has been 10 years since the Health Promotion Act was legislated. The government began to establish a health promotion fund on the basis of Health Promotion Act in 1995, and to manage and operate the fund from 1998. It is evaluated that health promotion program have had various outcomes in many aspects. First, there has been growing awareness of the impotance of health promotion through the establishment of Health Plan 2010 and the effort to actualize the Plan. Second, the importance of securing health equity and identifying health determinants have been recognized during the planning process of Health Plan 2010. Third, the health promotion program have mainly focused on improving healthy life style of the population. As a result, desirable health behavior change of the population could be expected from the result of 2005 National Health and Nutrition Survey. Fourth, public health centers began to play a crucial role in implementing health promotion programs, and began to build infrastructure for health promotion programs. Fifth, management efficiency of private health related organizations have been improved. Finally, training for health promotion personnel and their participation in the program could be the foundation for the higher level of outcome achievement from the health promotion programs. Important challenges for future health promotion would be identification of the determinants and risk factors of health, formulating plan of regional health promotion programs, building infrastructure for health promotion, creation of specific action model by public health center, development of health promotion program for the elderly, conducting research for evidence concerning major factors reducing the need for health care through prevention disease activities, and establishment of evaluation and feed back system for health promotion programs.

Achievement of Health Promotion Fund and Projects in Korea (국민건강증진기금사업 10년 성과)

  • Lee, Kyu-Sik
    • Proceedings of The Korean Society of Health Promotion Conference
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    • pp.153-195
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    • 2005
  • There has been 10 years since The Health Promotion Act was legislated. The government began to establish a health promotion fund on the basis of Health Promotion Act in 1995, and to manage and operate the fund from 1998. It is evaluated that health promotion program have had various outcomes in many aspects. First, there has been growing awareness of the impotance of health promotion through the establishment of Health Plan 2010 and the effort to actualize the Plan. Second, the importance of securing health equity and identifying health determinants have been recognized during the planning process of Health Plan 2010. Third, the health promotion program have mainly focused on improving healthy life style of the population. As a result, desirable health behavior change of the population could be expected from the result of 2005 National Health and Nutrition Survey. Fourth, public health centers began to play a crucial role in implementing health promotion programs, and began to build infrastructure for health promotion programs. Fifth, the outcomes of health promotion programs by public health centers and private health organizations have been increasing. Finally, training for health promotion personnel and their participation in the program could be the foundation for the higher level of outcome achievement from the health promotion programs. Important challenges for future health promotion would be identification of the determinants and risk factors of health in Korea, establishment of local health promotion plan, building infrastructure for health promotion, creation of specific action model by public health center, development of diverse health promotion programs and health promotion program for the elderly, conducting research for evidence concerning major factors reducing the need for health care through prevention disease activities, and establishment of evaluation and feed back system for health promotion programs.

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Facilitating Health Promotion Programs at the Local Level: An Educational Approach (지방자치단체의 건강증진사업 활성화 방안 -교육적 접근을 중심으로-)

  • 이명순
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.187-203
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    • 1999
  • This paper will discuss about how we can foster educational support mechanisms to facilitate health promotion programs at the local level. Health promotion in Korea is in the early developmental stage; it has only been since the Health Promotion Act was legislated in 1995, the health promotion programs have been planned and implemented. In the context of the recent decentralization process, local health departments have a major responsibility for developing and implementing health promotion programs at the local level. The short history of health promotion in Korea has meant that local public health departments have limited experience and organizational capacity for health promotion planning & practice. The results of one survey for investigating the progress of health promotion at the local level are instructive. The survey demonstrated that the public health workers recognized that the lack of personnels, insufficient budget, the lack of policy & the organizational support, the lack of skill & knowledge to be effective health promotors, the lack of guidance for health promotion practice were major barriers to implementing health promotion programs at the local level. The object of this paper is to suggest some ways of overcoming barriers to implementing health promotion programs at the local level This paper emphasizes on the importance of educational supports as well as environmental supports - legislative, policy, organizational, economical - in building the organizational capacity and infrastructure of local health department for health promotion. It suggests some ways of providing educational supports to the public health workers at the local level. and supports the positions that educational opportunities for training in health promotion can be better provided to the public health workers at the provincial level rather than at the national level. It argues that the educational & training programs should be developed and based on the educational need assessment; that the application of the main educational principles & theoretical models for health promotion be used to develop educational programs for the public health workers; and that professional health organizations should make plans to provide more educational programs at their annual conferences or at other convenient times. These kinds of educational supports facilitate the ability of public health workers to improve their capacity for health promotion practice at the local level and help to alleviate some of the pressure on state resources.

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Strengthening Community Action for Health Promotion : Working with Communities (건강증진사업을 위한 지역사회 참여와 연대 구축 - 지역사회 건강증진 활동 강화를 위한 노력)

  • Lee, Myoung-Soon
    • Proceedings of The Korean Society of Health Promotion Conference
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    • pp.231-252
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    • 2005
  • Community action is an essential component for health promotion. Through effective community action, a community can gain control over its health & health determinants, and improve the quality of its life. The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO, 1984)stated that a health promotion program that stimulates and strengthens community health activity is one of the five main action areas in the field of health promotion. This paper reviews the meaning and key concept of community health promotion action, and discusses ways to strengthen community action as defined by the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. It discusses the principle of community participation for health promotion, and, taking a successful example of a community-based health promotion program, it provides an illustrative example of how to build partnerships and coalitions in a community. Community development theories for community-based approaches are also introduced, along with their key concepts. Finally, the paper assesses the barriers to effective community health promotion action in Korea, and proposes several strategies for strengthening community action for health promotion.

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The Review of the Health Promotion Foundation and Implication for Korea (외국의 건강증진기금 운영실태 고찰 및 시사점)

  • Jeong, Ae-Suk
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.25 no.4
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    • pp.93-110
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    • 2008
  • Objectives: The study aimed at reviewing the organizational values, structures, and activities of the health promotion foundation model as a recently recommended by the World Health Organization, and exploring adequate suggestions to administer the funds in Korea. Methods: The study materials were collected from web-sites and visiting, the ThaiHealth, VicHealth, Healthway, and Health Promotion Switzerland were reviewed as the representative cases of health promotion foundation model. Results: According to the review, the health promotion foundation established based on relevant legal acts had the comprehensive and professional organizational structure with boards and committees as governing and supporting bodies. The foundations had clearly defined vision, mission, and purpose, and pursuit health promotion purpose, independent and professional decision making process, strategies and priorities to initiate broad health promotion activities, balanced funds distribution to various areas and sectors, and networking and collaborating with partners. Conclusions: Health promotion foundation is a recommendable model to lead more effective and efficient health promotion activities and to collaborate with other sectors or other countries. Expanded usages of health promotion fund into the diverse health promotion settings such as communities, work places and schools and health activities including sponsorships as well as health promotion programs need to be considered.

The Past and the Current Status of Community-based Health Promotion (지역사회 중심 건강증진의 과거와 현재)

  • Cho, Byong-Hee
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.27 no.4
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    • pp.1-6
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    • 2010
  • Objectives: This paper aims at addressing the importance of community-based health promotion. It would identify the origin of community health programs in Korea, which emphasized community involvement. And it would reveal the discontinuity of community-oriented health programs in the current health promotion activities. Finally, the methods of attaining community-based health promotion would be suggested. Results and Conclusion: Community-based health promotion had been implemented in rural areas by medical schools in the 1970s and 1980s, which emphasized the role of village health workers. But their roles has disappeared since the government-initiated health promotion policies and programs have been implemented in the mid-1990s. This paper addressed the factors contributing to this discontinuity, such as the expansion of heath insurance system, the change of health care discourses, the monopoly of resources for health promotion by government, and the bureaucratic approach to health promotion, etc. This paper suggested the utilization of voluntary and civic organizations in community for realizing the goal of community-based health promotion.

The Effect of a Health Promotion Program through Multi-level Health Promotion (다수준 건강증진 모형에 기반 한 건강증진 프로그램 효과)

  • Kim, Gyung-Hee;Yoon, Hee-Sang
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.21 no.1
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    • pp.92-100
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    • 2010
  • Purpose: This study was carried out to investigate the effects of improvement in self-rated health, self-efficacy, perceived benefit and health promotion behavior by running a health promotion program through the coalition of industries, universities and districts. Methods: This study was designed as non-equivalent control group research. Data were collected from 62 participants in a health promotion program who were enrolled in a community center (experimental group: 29, control group: 33). The program was applied from October to November, 2008. The health promotion program was composed of value, competence, action, and policy based on a multi-level health promotion model. Collected data were analyzed through $x^2$ test, t-test, and Wilcoxon test. Results: After participating in the health promotion program, the experiment group showed statistically significant increases in self-efficacy, perceived benefit and health promotion behavior but not in self-rated health. Conclusion: It was proven that the health promotion program enhanced the health promotion level in the community.

Facilitating Health Promotion Programs at the Local Level: An Educational Approach (지방자치단체의 건강증진사업 활성화 방안 - 교육적 접근을 중심으로 -)

  • 이명순
    • Proceedings of The Korean Society of Health Promotion Conference
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    • pp.165-183
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    • 1999
  • This paper will discuss about how we can foster educational support mechanisms to facilitate health promotion programs at the local level. Health promotion in Korea is in the early developmental stage; it has only been since the Health Promotion Act was legislated in 1995, the health promotion programs have been planned and implemented. In the context of the recent decentralization process, local health departments have a major responsibility for developing and implementing health promotion programs at the local level. The short history of health promotion in Korea has meant that local public health departments have limited experience and organizational capacity for health promotion planning & practice. The results of one survey for investigating the progress of health promotion at the local level are instructive. The survey demonstrated that the public health workers recognized that the lack of personnels, insufficient budget, the lack of policy & the organizational support, the lack of skill & knowledge to be effective health promotors, the lack of guidance for health promotion practice were major barriers to implementing health promotion programs at the local level. The object of this paper is to suggest some ways of overcoming barriers to implementing health promotion programs at the local level This paper emphasizes on the importance of educational supports as well as environmental supports - legislative, policy, organizational, economical - in building the organizational capacity and infrastructure of local health department for health promotion. It suggests some ways of providing educational supports to the public health workers at the local level. and supports the positions that educational opportunities for training in health promotion can be better provided to the public health workers at the provincial level rather than at the national level. It argues that the educational & training programs should be developed and based on the educational need assessment; that the application of the main educational principles & theoretical models for health promotion be used to develop educational programs for the public health workers; and that professional health organizations should make plans to provide more educational programs at their annual conferences or at other convenient times. These kinds of educational supports facilitate the ability of public health workers to improve their capacity for health promotion practice at the local level and help to alleviate some of the pressure on state resources.

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