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A Strategy for Improvement of Health and Nutrition Management of Korean Women (한국여성의 건강 및 영양관리 증진방안)

  • Kang Nam-Mi;Hyun Tai-Sun
    • The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education
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    • v.4 no.1
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    • pp.28-37
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    • 1998
  • In order to improve health and nutrition management of Korean women, a new strategy to develop an information system on the internet to provide the Information on health and nutrition management for women during the life cycle was suggested. To achieve the goal, an adequate database protocol for korean women as well as health and nutrition management information system based on our culture and lifestyle should be developed. We suggest to categorize the information on health and nutrition management of Korean women according to the lifecycle as follows : 1) Health and nutrition management of adolescent women 2) Health and nutrition management of women in the marritable age 3) Health and nutrition management of pregnant women 4) Health and nutrition management of delivering women 5) Health and nutrition management of lactating women 6) Health and nutrition management of menopausing women 7) Prevention of women diseases 8) Stress management of women This system including women health and nutrition management information database provides health and nutrition management Information on the network so that anyone can use the information at any time. To constuct the system, it is necessary. 1. to identify information need for health and nutrition management of Korean women. 2. to provide the guideline of information system for women health and nutrition management. 3. to construct Information system for women health and nutrition management.

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A Study on Color Preference of Women's Wear - by the Method Street Color Research - (성인 여성의 연령에 따른 복식색채 선호에 대한 연구 - Street Color Research를 중심으로 -)

  • Cho Jung-Mee
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.37 no.12
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    • pp.1-11
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    • 1999
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate the color preference of women living in Seoul, to provide materials which is useful for setting up the color plan for a better costume, and to suggest new information in the apparel study. This study is done on the basis of color preference only by age and the range of this study restricted on womens' clothes. The subjects of this research are 1,100 young adult women and 1,244 elderly women photographed in the street. The data are analyzed by frequency and percentage. The results of this study are as follows ; The preference of chromatic color and achromatic color, tint and tone, pattern of textiles are different mainly by age. 1. Elderly women prefer achromatic colors to chromatic colors. The most preferred achromatic color is black, especially elderly women prefer black. 2. Analysis of tint shows that blue, red and yellow red are commonly preferred by women. Especially blue is preferred by young women : red and yellow red are preferred by elderly women. 3. Analysis of tone shows that vivid, pale, dark tones are commonly preferred by women. Especially vivid tone is preferred by elderly women, while pale tone is preferred by young women 4. Analysis of pattern of textiles shows at, pattern textiles are preferred by elderly women rather than by young women. The most preferred pattern for elderly women is a flower pattern, and for young women a stripe pattern.

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Adiponectin Level in Non-Pregnant Women, Pregnant Women without Diabetes and Pregnant Women with Diabetes

  • Jo, Yoon-Kyung;Im, Jee-Aee
    • Biomedical Science Letters
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    • v.14 no.4
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    • pp.233-238
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    • 2008
  • Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common complication during pregnancy and one of the main causes of adverse fetal-maternal outcomes. However, the pathogenesis of GDM has not been clearly stated. Adiponectin, an adipose tissue-derived plasma protein, is involved in regulation of insulin resistance and glucose hemostasis, and thus is a key modulator of insulin action and glucose metabolism. In this study, we investigated to compare serum adiponectin levels in pregnant women with diabetes, pregnant women who are without diabetes, and non-pregnant women, and to evaluate relationship between serum adiponectin. levels and metabolic parameters. Forty-one pregnant women with diabetes, fifty-nine pregnant women without diabetes and forty non-pregnancy women were recruited. Adiponectin levels were significantly lower in pregnant women with diabetes when compared to non-pregnant women and pregnant women without diabetes. Pregnant women without diabetes at second trimester had lower adiponectin levels compared to non-pregnant women. Adiponectin was negatively correlated with BMI, fasting insulin, HOMA-IR, total cholesterol, and triglyceride. In conclusion, this study confirmed that the decreased level of adiponectin precedes the onset of abnormal glucose level during pregnancy and also normal pregnant women had lower adiponectin levels compared to non-pregnant women. This knowledge may help to identify strategies for lowering the occurrence of GDM in women who are at high risk of developing the disorder.

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Study on the Influence of Gi-Gong Gymnastics in the Live Blood Condition of Women's Shoulder Measurement (기공체조가 여성 견비통 환자의 생혈액 형태에 미치는 영향에 대한 연구)

  • Kim Gyeong Cheol
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.18 no.5
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    • pp.1516-1519
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    • 2004
  • I studied on the influence of Gi-Gong gymnastics in the live blood condition of women's shoulder measurement. The results are as follows: In the Erythrocyte Aggregation(4 women), the three women were not observed at all and one woman was observed a little, In the Rouleau(3 women), three women were not observed at all. In the Target Cells(3 women), the two women were not observed at all and one woman was observed a little. In the Ovalocytes (3 women), the one woman was not observed at all and two women were observed a little. And in the Poikilocytes (1 woman), one woman was observed a little, In the Cholesterol Crystals(3 women), the two women were observed a little and one woman was observed as things stand, In the Atherosclerotic Plaque(2 women), the two women were not observed at all. In the Chylous(3 women), the two women were observed a little and one woman was observed as things stand.

The Development of Website-based Food and Nutrition for Women (여성건강을 위한 식품영양관련 웹사이트 개발)

  • Jung, Ah-Ram;Joo, Na-Mi
    • Korean Journal of Community Nutrition
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    • v.13 no.3
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    • pp.359-366
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    • 2008
  • This study has two section, one is design and development of website, the other is evaluation of website quality. The website was designed to have three web contents, Nutrition education for women's health, Food information for women, and Menus for women's health. In nutrition education for women's health, women were divided by healthy women, pregnant and nursing women, and patients. In Food information for women, I offer food information for the purpose of inducing women to have food intake for healthy lives. In Menus for women's health, 299 menus were selected by preference evaluation and menu evaluation. The website was developed through this study. The main menu consists of 3 web contents of nutrition education for women's health, food information for women, menus for women's health and this site also contain Q & A. In the quality valuation process by a group of experts, all respondents highly esteemed the quality of the website used inthis study reward grading in higher than 3 points (in general).

Women's Health and Equality of Men and Women (여성건강과 남녀평등 문화)

  • Lee, Kyung-Hye
    • Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing
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    • v.5 no.2
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    • pp.278-287
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    • 1999
  • Women's health is directly related to economic and developmental level of their nations, and it is very much effected by socio-cultural factors which are related to gender discrimination. women's health needs have been oppressed and neglected in male-dominated society. For maintenance and promotion in women's health and improve of quality of life, the common idea of gender discrimination in our society and preference of having son rather than daughter from its certain from must be banished. Though the common idea of gender discrimination was a basic ideology in liberation of women, recently the aspect of difference rather than discrimination is an important matter and unique characteristics of women are strongly pointed and additionally harmonic living with men is getting to be a man idea in women's health. The social idea in gender discrimination was from christian culture in the western society and confucianism related the social norms of "Namzonyobe" (means men are honorable and women are low), "Samzongzido" (means women ought to obey certain three rules for the family), "Chilgeziak" (means seven wickedness of housewife) in this country, korea. Those ideas deprived women's ability in health management and in the decision making process for their health. Because of those cultural influences, still many pregnant women are experiencing artificial abortion when they know the fetus is a girl through ultrasound and amniocentesis. Nowadays there are many health problems of women in korea. The reasons are that Korea culture has complicatedly mixing with confucianism and western culture. Under the these cultural influences, change in value of beauty and trend of liberation in sexuality have brought out health problems, alcohol, smoking, and drug abuse in young women. In order to solve the women's health problem, first of all women have to come out of the passive manner of dependency on man. Also they should have the insight and the management and/or intervention ability of caring their health. It can be obtained through the family-society-nation wide approach as well as the approach for women themselves.

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A Comparative Study on Climacteric Symptoms of Natural Menopausal Women and Artificial Menopausal Women (일지역 갱년기크리닉을 방문하는 자연폐경여성과 인공폐경 여성의 갱년기 증상비교)

  • 조현숙;이군자
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.31 no.4
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    • pp.692-702
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    • 2001
  • Purpose: To extend the understanding on climacteric symptoms, and to improve women's health and the quality of life by providing the basic data relating to the climacteric symptoms of natural menopausal women and artificial menopausal women. Method: The subjects of this study were 149 women selected conviniently (89 natural menopausal women and 60 total hystrectomy women) who have visited the climacteric clinic of G. hospital in Inchon, the MENSI questionnaire which was developed by Sarrel (1995)was modified considering Korean culture for the measuring tool of this study with 20 items of question(Cronbach's$\alpha$ =.76), duration of data collection with the questionnaire was 5 months from Sept. 1, 2000 to Jan. 30, 2001. Result: Artificial meanopausal women showed statistically significant higher menopausal symptoms than the natural menopausal women in the most of the items, and psychiatric and urogenital symtoms of artificial menopausal women were significantly higher than those of the natural menopausal women. Conclusion: Nursing intervention for psychological support upon artificial menopausal women and their spouses is recommended more than natural menpause women.

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Buying Condition of Ready-to-wear of Women (성인 여성의 기성복 구매실태에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Jin-Hee
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.10 no.4
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    • pp.357-363
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    • 2001
  • The purpose of this study was to provide buying condition of women focusing on age groups and satisfaction with ready-to-wear and basic data in designing ready-to-wear for women. The questionnaire method was used and one-to-one interviews were held for residents in Iksan, Jonju areas. Total 252 subjects were surveyed and used for statistical analysis and were analyzed by Frequency, ANOVA, CROSSTABS, $x^2-test$. Women for this study were classified 3 groups(young women, middle aged women, obesity women). The results of this study were as follows; 1) Both BMI and Rohrer index are significantly different according to 3 groups. 2) In the buying method, more than 97% of the middle aged women and obesity women had purchased ready-to-wear apparel. 3) While young women purchased their clothing in the Bose store, middle aged women and obesity women purchased their clothing in the department store. 4) In young women and middle aged women group, the most important criteria of buying were design. In obesity women, the most important criteria of buying were design, size (fitness), price. 5) For the satisfaction of ready-to-wear with aging, 34.1% of all respondents showed dissatisfaction. There was significant difference according to the age. 6) In the fit of ready-to wear, When ready-to-wear is not fit, more than 40% was purchased big or small.

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A Comparison of Lifestyle, Health Status and Quality of Life of Adult Women living in Urban and Rural Areas (도시와 농촌 지역 성인여성의 생활양식, 건강실태 및 삶의 질 비교)

  • Yang Jin-Hyang;Kwon Young-Sook
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.6-14
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    • 2005
  • Purpose: This study was done to investigate the need to develop health promotion programs for adult women and to compare lifestyle, health status and quality of life in adult women in urban and rural areas. Method: The participants were women over 20 years old, 451 living in 3 cities and 436 living in 1 rural areas. Data collection was conducted from April 6 to August 30, 2004. Results: For lifestyle, the percentage of women having regular medical examinations, cholesterol tests, regular exercise, and high alcohol intake were significantly higher for urban women compared to the rural women. For health status, the percentage of women with health problems such as arthritic pain, urinary incontinence, pregnancy and postpartum complications, and the experience of violence were significantly higher for rural women compared to urban women. Rural women had significantly lower scores for health perception compared to urban women. For quality of life, rural women had significantly higher scores for quality of life, especially for the psychological wellbeing and stability subscales. Conclusion: The above findings indicate that it is necessary to develope a health promotion program which reinforces healthy lifestyle and health status for rural women, and quality of life, for urban women.

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