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Qualitative Analysis of the Tetanus Antibody in Korean Army personnel after Visiting a Tertiary Armed Forces Hospital (3차 군병원 응급실에 내원한 국군 병사들의 파상풍 항체의 정성적 조사)

  • Kim, Chung Kwon;Shin, Jong Hwan
    • Journal of Trauma and Injury
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.65-71
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    • 2007
  • Purpose: In the Korean armed forces, vaccination against tetanus is done when personnel join the military service, but we do not know how many military personnel are vaccinated and how many soldiers have protection against tetanus. We performed a qualitative analysis of the tetanus antibody in Korean military personnel by using the TQS (Tetanus Quick Stick) Methods: This study used a prospective collection method for military personnel visiting to the emergency department of a tertiary armed forces hospital from July 2005 to January 2007. We performed an analysis by using the TQS and asked whether the personnel had been inoculated during military service. Results: The number of enrolled military personnel was 474. Among them, 412 had been vaccinated against tetanus after entering the military service. The positive rate of TQS was 91.3% (373 patients) after vaccination for tetanus. Conclusion: Many military personnel were inoculated with tetanus toxoid during military service and have protective antibodies for tetanus. According as TQS should be used for military personnel who visit the emergency department of an armed forces hospital. Also, anti-tetanus immunoglobulin should not normally be used a positive TQS for tetanus prophylaxis.

Sexual Desire, Sexual Attitude, and Sexual Desire Coping Behavior in Military Personnel (육군 병사의 성욕구, 성태도 및 성욕구 대처행동)

  • Yunseo, Jung;Hyoung Sook, Park
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing
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    • v.24 no.1
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    • pp.30-38
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    • 2017
  • Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify the sexual desire, sexual attitude and sexual desire coping behavior in military personnel, and analyze relationships among these variables. Methods: Data were collected from February to April, 2015 using a structured questionnaire. Participants in the study were 199 military personnel visiting the military hospital P. Results: The average score for sexual desire was $2.09{\pm}0.59$, for sexual attitude, $3.15{\pm}0.42$, and for sexual desire coping behavior, $3.18{\pm}0.40$. Sexual desire showed a significant difference according to age (F=3.386, p=.023), assignment (F=3.327, p=.038). Sexual attitude was significantly different by religion (F=6.857, p<.001). The sexual desire coping behavior was found to be more active with military service period 5~9 months compared to 11~15 (F=3.621, p=.014) and in private first class compared to rank of private (F=3.165, p=.026). There was a significant positive correlation between sexual desire and sexual behavior, between sexual attitude and sexual desire coping behavior. Conclusion: To prevent sex-related accidents and diseases, it is necessary to provide sexual and health education customized for military personnel. For military personnel to cope appropriately with sexual desire, military personnel need to implement alternate measures such as encouraging soldiers to enjoy hobbies or physical exercise programs.

Satisfaction of Foodservice and Eating Behavior of Male Military Personnel in Backryung-do (백령도 주둔 신세대 장병의 군급식 만족도 및 식행동)

  • Choi, Doo-Young;Lee, In-Sook
    • Journal of the East Asian Society of Dietary Life
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    • v.22 no.5
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    • pp.576-584
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    • 2012
  • The purpose of this study was to provide basic references in order to improve the quality of military foodservice by investigating the eating behavior, preferred items for improvement and foodservice satisfaction of male military personnel in Backrung do. A total of 213 male military personnel (66 sergeants, 44 corporals, 80 privates first class and 27 privates third class) responded to a survey questionnaire. Frequencies, t tests, analysis of variance, and Cronbach's alpha, were carried out by SPSS Win V.18.0. The results of the study were as follows. The satisfaction level of military foodservice was slightly below 3 out of 5 points, and Korean cuisine was the favorite food. Military male personnel preferred frying and stewing as their favorite cooking methods. Sixty-six percent of subjects answered that their favorite principal ingredients were meat and fish. Therefore, as young soldiers' taste preferences were westernized, proper nutrition education programs for good health are needed. Further, the current military dining environment should be changed into a quiet and neat atmosphere, with clean dishes, nutritious meal items, and quick and proper serving methods, etc. Based on the results above, military authorities should develop an adequate menu for the male military personnel at Backrung do military base that includes a variety of foods, and cooking methods.

A Survey of Satisfaction and Preference for Military Meal Services in the Daegu Area (대구지역 군인들의 군대 급식에 대한 만족도와 기호도 조사)

  • Lee, Mi-Jin;Lee, Young-Soon
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Food Culture
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    • v.27 no.2
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    • pp.113-127
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    • 2012
  • The purpose of this study was to find the level of satisfaction and preferences regarding the mess provisions in the three military bases in Daegu, Korea. A total of 325 military personnel was surveyed for this study. The content of examinations consisted of the general characteristics, satisfaction, awareness, and preference for the mess. Furthermore, I investigated the general menu on a daily basis with the most or the least-preferred food. As a result, I found that fried dishes are most preferred by military personnel, and they second and third in their preferences are boiled, and mixed with dressing. I also found that military personnel like meat, sweets like ice-cream, fried pork chops or chicken, and fatty and processed food like hamburgers. On the other hand, they do not like dishes made with bean sprouts, squid, fish or kimchi. On the basis of the results, a balanced diet is needed for military personnel through the research and development of recipes using some of the least favorite ingredients such as fish, squid, and vegetables.

A study on the Educational Support Status of the Retired Military Personnel (제대군인의 전직지원교육 실태에 관한 연구)

  • Koo, Young Hui;Lee, Young Uk
    • Convergence Security Journal
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    • v.13 no.5
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    • pp.37-43
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    • 2013
  • Retired Military Personnel do not cause an increase in the employment rate of the overall society in the aftermath of the global economic crisis contributed to instability of employment was for many years the future employment of Retired will have an impact on the environment. Over the last 20 years working to improve Retired Military Personnel employment despite these results, it appears a former education support and related support policies deemed necessary and complementary Thus, the former domestic and foreign support education and development direction of the realities in the present investigation.

Evaluation of Methicillin-Resistance Rates among Community-associated Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Korean Military Personnel

  • Ko, Jae-Hoon;Moon, Song Mi
    • Journal of Korean Medical Science
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    • v.33 no.39
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    • pp.250.1-250.6
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    • 2018
  • To evaluate methicillin-resistance (MR) rates among community-associated (CA) Staphylococcus aureus infections in the Korean military, we screened electronic medical records of 223 patients with S. aureus infection in a military referral hospital from 2012 to 2017. During the study period, MR rates did not change annually, and were not different between officers and conscripted personnel. Among conscripted personnel, MR rates in CA S. aureus infections did not increase with longer duration of military service, both in trend analysis and multivariate analysis. In conclusion, MR rates among CA S. aureus infections did not increase during military service in Korea.

A study on the development of military qualification system (직무전문성 향상과 인적 자원의 효율적 활용을 위한 국방자격제도 발전에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Oh-Hyun;Roh, Myoung-Hwa;Lee, Gang-Sung
    • Journal of the military operations research society of Korea
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    • v.34 no.2
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    • pp.103-122
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    • 2008
  • In this study, we proposed that Military Qualification System(MQS) should be reshaped for enhancement of the professional and efficient management of human resource in the military sector. It should be also prepared that Military Qualification Law and Organization to operate the MQS. By doing that, we can expect several benefits. Firstly, military professionalism is systemically managed and enhanced, secondly military qualification for military personnel will be innovatively developed, thirdly supplement of skilled personnel are secured with stabilities in the military sectors, and finally outplacement of retired personnel are also qualified with military career and training.

Sexual Orientation, Knowledge and Attitudes toward AIDS among Military Personnel in Korea (일부 군 사병의 성 의식과 에이즈에 대한 지식 및 태도)

  • Kim Nam Cho;Oh Jeong Ah;Han Hye Ja;Kim Mee Hye;Kim Joon Kweon;Lee Hye Ja;Kim Mee Jung
    • Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.225-238
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    • 2002
  • The purpose of this descriptive study was to assess sexual orientation and Knowledge and attitudes with regards to AIDS in military personnel, and to provide basic data for developing a further sex education program for them. The data were collected in June 2002 on 242 service members of A Branch of the Ground Army located in Chung-Chung Do Region. They responded to a survey questionnaire that consisted of 68 items: 14 items on sexual orientation. 39 items on knowledge about AIDS, and 15 items on attitudes toward AIDS. The data were analyzed using SAS program. The study results are as follows: 1. Sexual orientation of the military personnel 1) In terms of sexual orientaion, harassment and assault, only $26.4\%$ of the subjects responded as, 'know well'. Appropriate awareness of the legal liability was reported by $21.6\%$ of the subjects regarding sexual harassment and $78.1\%$ of the subjects regarding sexual assault. 2) Pre-marital cohabitant was supported by $89.2\%$ of the subjects. 3) The Korean military personnel showed liberal attitudes toward sexuality as $46.4\%$ of them reported having sexual-relationship with the dating partner is acceptable. 4) The attitudes of the most subjects toward homosexuality was found to be unfavorable. 5) Subjects were m the need of appropriate sex education. of which substantial knowledge on sexual intercourse was the most needy area. 2. Knowledge and attitudes toward AIDS of the military personnel 1) The subjects' level of knowledge on AIDS was relatively low, showing the average score of $22.31\pm7.23$ points (range: 0-39 points). The higher level of knowledge was reported by those who had high level of education, father alive. and less number of brothers in their family. 2) The subjects' attitudes toward AIDS was relatively positive. The attitude toward AIDS was also found to be more positive in those who had high level of education and less number of brothers. 3) There was a positive but weak correlation between knowledge and attitude toward AIDS. The study finding showed that the sexual orientaion of the Korean military personnel was moderately positive and liberal. However, their awareness of sexual harassment and assault and AIDS was still found to be low. As Korean enlisted military service men are likely to be in the ages with strong sexual desire, it may be important for them to have appropriate sexual orientation and attitudes toward AIDS. Therefore, it is recommended to develop further practical and sound sex education programs within the military unit in order to meet their education needs as well as to utilize sex education specialists as the instructors of those programs.

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A Study on the Personnel Records Management System of the U.S. Army in terms of Veterans' Welfare (보훈복지 관점에서 살펴본 미 육군의 인사기록 관리 체계 연구)

  • Kim, Yong Chan
    • The Korean Journal of Archival Studies
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    • no.62
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    • pp.259-286
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    • 2019
  • This study draws out the implications based on the analysis of the U.S. Army's practices(Army Military Human Resource Record(AMHRR) and interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System(iPERMS), Archival Information Service) and applies it to our military by paying attention to the importance of military personnel records and the thorough records management that are the foundation for promoting the welfare service projects of those who have committed to the nation. Through these, it is expected to contribute to the smooth promotion of veteran welfare projects and to create a climate that honors the military at the bottom of society in the future.

Factors Related to Smoking Relapse among Military Personnel in Korea: Data from Smoking Cessation Clinics, 2015-2017 (금연성공 군인, 의경의 재흡연 관련 요인: 2015-2017년 금연클리닉 참여자를 중심으로)

  • Kwon, Eunjoo;Nah, Eun-Hee
    • Korean journal of health promotion
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    • v.18 no.3
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    • pp.138-146
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    • 2018
  • Background: Relapse is the common situation of smoking cessation attempts. There are few studies that analyzed the related factors of smoking relapse among military personnel. Thus, This study was performed to investigate factors related to smoking relapse among military personnel who participated smoking cessation clinics in Korea. Methods: The study subjects were 19,874 military personnel who enrolled smoking cessation clinic from January in 2015 to December in 2017. Smoking cessation applied to criteria exhaled carbon monoxide and urine cotinine levels. Binominal logistic regression analysis was performed to confirm related factors of smoking relapse among military personnel who succeed to quit smoking. Results: The smoking relapse rate of study subjects who succeeded in quitting smoking for 1-month was 15.3% after 3-months and 60.8% after 6-months follow-up. The factors associated with relapse smoking included implementing year, past year quit attempts, number or cigarettes smoked per day, regular exercise, blood pressure. Levels of nicotine dependence affected smoking relapse at 3-months follow-up. Conclusions: Tailored approaches are necessary to reduce the rates of smoking relapse for military personnel who succeeded to quit smoking shortly but relapse back to smoking.