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Job Performance Frequency and the Training Needs of Dieticians in Elderly Healthcare Facilities (노인의료복지시설 영양사의 직무 수행 빈도와 교육필요도)

  • Hong, Shin-Yang;Seo, Sun-Hee
    • Journal of the Korean Dietetic Association
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.160-177
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    • 2010
  • The purpose of this study was to identify job frequency and the training needs of dieticians in elderly health care facilities. This study consisted of dieticians working in elderly health care facilities with a capacity of over 50 elderly. Survey questionnaires were distributed to 190 dieticians through the mail and 106 dieticians (55.8%) participated in this study. The results of the survey showed that dieticians in elderly health care facilities frequently performed the following job: work management, safety and sanitation management, purchase management, human resource management, finance management, nutrition management, and marketing management. The job frequency in safety and sanitation management (p<0.05) and nutrition management (p<0.01) areas were significantly different by the number of dieticians. Safety and sanitation management and menu management were considered job areas that needed further training and education. Dieticians in elderly health care facilities responded that the following jobs should require not only training but are also frequently performed: safety and sanitation management, menu management, work management, and human resource management. Thus, based on the results of this study, continuous training programs in these fields should be offered to satisfy the needs of dieticians.

A Study on the Annual Custom Foods in Kyungnam Area and on their Application to the School Foodservice (경남 지역 세시음식의 시행 및 학교급식에서의 적용에 관한 연구)

  • Cheong, Hyo-Sook
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Food Culture
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    • v.17 no.3
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    • pp.225-239
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    • 2002
  • This is the research on the observing annual customs, the annual custom foods and the application of the annual custom foods to the school foodservice. We sample 419 housewives live in Kyungnam area and 174 dieticians work at the primary and secondary schools. Annual customs the housewives and dieticians observe at high degree are Chuseok, Seolral, Jeongwoldaeboreum, Dongji, Chopail, Sambok etc. The housewives observe more Seolral, Chuseok and Dongji than the dieticians and the dieticians observe more Sambok than the housewives.(P<.001) When they provide school foodservice, the dieticians observe Dongji at the highest degree. In Kyungnam they eat most the gakjongnamul as annual custom foods on Chuseok and Seolral. They eat most ogokbap and mugeunnamul on Jeongwoldaeboreum, minarinamul on Chopail, and samgyetang on Sambok and patjuk on Dongji as the annual custom foods. Most of dieticians (94.3%) answer that it is good to provide annual custom foods as the school foodservice on annual customs. However, they indicate some practical problems to do such as inadequacy of the school cooking facilities, its not suiting students' tastes, etc. The rate of housewives' answers that we have to transmit annual customs is higher than that of dieticians.(P<.001) Seolral topped the list of annual customs both housewives and dieticians answer must be transmitted, followed by Chuseok, Jeongwoldaeboreum, Dongji. Dongji is followed by Chopail(P<.001) in the housewives' answers while Sambok(P<.001) in the dieticians' answers. Though most of the respondents know the origins, dates and details of annual customs they think must be transmitted, they don't know well those of the other ones. By their mothers both housewives and dieticians have come to know about annual customs and mostly affected. Secondly housewives affected by their mothers-in-law while dieticians by their school education.(P<.001)

Dieticians' intentions to recommend functional foods: The mediating role of consumption frequency of functional foods

  • Cha, Myeong-Hwa;Lee, Ji-Yeon;Song, Mi-Jung
    • Nutrition Research and Practice
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    • v.4 no.1
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    • pp.75-81
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    • 2010
  • This study explored the conceptual framework of dieticians' intentions to recommend functional food and the mediating role of consumption frequency. A web-based survey was designed using a self-administered questionnaire. A sample of Korean dieticians (N=233) responded to the questionnaire that included response efficacy, risk perception, consumption frequency, and recommendation intention for functional foods. A structural equation model was constructed to analyze the data. We found that response efficacy was positively related to frequency of consumption of functional foods and to recommendation intention. Consumption frequency also positively influenced recommendation intention. Risk perception had no direct influence on recommendation intention; however, the relationship was mediated completely by consumption frequency. Dieticians' consumption frequency and response efficacy were the crucial factors in recommending functional foods. Dieticians may perceive risks arising from the use of functional foods in general, but the perceived risks do not affect ratings describing dieticians' intentions to recommend them. The results also indicated that when dieticians more frequently consume functional foods, the expression of an intention to recommend functional foods may be controlled by the salience of past behaviors rather than by attitudes.

Assessment of Hygiene Knowledge and Recognition on Job Performance Levels for HACCP Implementation for Dieticians and Employees at Contract Foodservices (위탁급식소 영양사와 조리종사원의 HACCP 적용지식 및 직무수행수준에 대한 인지도 평가)

  • Mun, Hye-Gyeong;Jeon, Ji-Yeong;Ryu, Eun-Sun
    • Journal of the Korean Dietetic Association
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    • v.10 no.3
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    • pp.261-271
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    • 2004
  • The purpose of this study was to provide basic data for practical HACCP training. A survey was conducted and analysed on 46 contract foodservices: 13 "Appointed" foodservices (appointed by Korean Food & Drug Administration), 17 "Voluntary Applying" foodservices (voluntarily applied HACCP, but not appointed), 16 "Non-applying" foodservices (not applied HACCP). Hygiene knowledge and recognition on job performance levels for HACCP application for 46 dieticians and 361 employees were surveyed. According to the survey, 61.5% of the "Appointed" dieticians took HACCP training from outside the company, 58.8% of "Voluntary Applying" dieticians took in-house HACCP training, and 62.4% of "Non-applying" dieticians have not taken any HACCP training. As for the comparison of hygiene knowledge, total mean of employees (6.38) showed significantly lower average than that of the dieticians (7.82) (p<0.001). From the result for recognition on job performance levels, total mean of dieticians (3.91) indicated generally good performance while employees (3.41) (p<0.001) showed considerably lower recognition. Hygiene knowledge and recognition on job performance levels of both dieticians and employees showed considerably close correlation (p<0.01 or p<0.05).

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Assessment of the Dieticians' Attitudes about Functional Foods and Their Needs for Training

  • Cha, Myeong-Hwa;Park, Jyung-Rewng;Choi, Jyung-Hwa
    • Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
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    • v.10 no.3
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    • pp.272-278
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    • 2005
  • The object of this study was to examine attitudes and knowledge of Korean dieticians about functional foods. We investigated their perceived knowledge and their attitudes regarding risks versus benefits, and recommendation about the use of functional foods; as well as their frequency of personal use, and the educational supports and training needs of dieticians. We developed a questionnaire to assess the dieticians' attitudes related to functional foods. This questionnaire was used for characterizing functional food-related attitudes on the basis of factor and reliability analysis in the following study. The questionnaires were distributed to 802 practicing dieticians working in Daegu and Gyeongsangbukdo. A total of 244 respondents (mean age $34\pm5.7$ years) returned the completed questionnaires through online surveys. Descriptive statistics and ANOV A were used to analyze data. Fewer than $2\%$ of dieticians claimed themselves to be knowledgeable about functional foods, more than $79\%$ consumed functional foods more than once a week, and $88\%$ of dieticians expressed an interest in receiving training about functional foods. Dieticians had favorable attitudes about the rewards from functional foods but were not confident about the safety and usage recommedation of these foods. The level of knowledge and educational support at their universities about functional foods affected the dieticians' attitudes regarding the rewards from and recommendation about the use of functional foods. These results suggest a need for additional educational opportunities to facilitate a better understanding of the risks and benefits of functional foods and their proper usage. Dietetics professionals must adapt to changes in health practices through effective educational programs integrating sufficient knowledge about functional foods.

Relationships between general characteristics and job satisfaction of the Korean dietician (우리나라 영양사의 일반적 특성과 직무만족도의 관련성에 관한 연구)

  • Mun, Hyeon-Gyeong;Jeong, Hyo-Ji;Jo, Jeong-Sun
    • Journal of the Korean Dietetic Association
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    • v.2 no.2
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    • pp.181-198
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    • 1996
  • This study was carried out to investigate effects of general characteristics of the Korean dietician on job satisfaction. The subjects were 2987 dieticians who responded to the questionnaire distributed at the annual education program of the Korean Dietetic Association in 1995. The results are followings: 1. The level of the job satisfaction of Korean dieticians was low for payment, work environment, and value achievement as a dietician, while it was relatively high for the relationship with colleagues. The other parts of job satisfaction, such as work load, work contents, supervision by senior, participation of policy decision and etc were above average. 2. Dieticians who were older and/or who had worked longer than others had significantly higher job satisfaction in all fields. 3. Dietician who received college education showed significantly lower job satisfaction in all fields than did dieticians with B.A. and M.A. degree. 4. Dieticians with low position at the work had significantly lower job satisfaction in all fields than had dieticians with higher position.

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School Dieticians' Awareness of Necessity for Nutrition Education and Need for Better Working Environment: In-Depth Interview (심층면접을 이용한 학교급식 회계직영양사의 영양교육 필요성 인식 및 직무환경 개선 요구도 조사)

  • Park, Mi-Young;Kim, Joungmin
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Food Culture
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    • v.30 no.5
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    • pp.695-702
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    • 2015
  • The aim of this study was to investigate school dieticians' awareness of the necessity for nutritional education and job satisfaction via qualitative research. For this purpose, in-depth interviews were carried out with 10 school dieticians. Results revealed that all participants said that schools urgently need nutritional education, and dietary attitude and unbalanced eating habits were the most urgent matters to be addressed. They made various suggestions related to revitalization of nutritional education: turning dieticians into nutritional educators, improving awareness of teachers and parents, receiving training on appropriate teaching methods, and so on. In response to their tasks, they considered bargaining with vendors and examination foods as the most burdensome tasks. In response to questions about how participants were treated in their workplaces, all participants reported low job satisfaction due to excessive work, lack of promotion opportunities, and low salary. To improve this, participants recommended creating a task manual, strengthening their role as managers, increasing their salary, and so on. Therefore, institutional support is necessary for dieticians to efficiently handle their excessive workload. In addition, an educational environment where dieticians can effectively carry out nutritional education needs to be created.

Assessment of Daily Steps, Activity Coefficient and Daily Energy Expenditures of Dieticians in Youngdong-area (영동지역 영양사의 1일 보행수, 활동계수 및 에너지 소비량 평가)

  • Lee, Jeong-Suk;Lee, Ga-Hui;Kim, Eun-Gyeong
    • Journal of the Korean Dietetic Association
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    • v.12 no.3
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    • pp.277-288
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    • 2006
  • The purpose of this study was to assess the energy expenditure and investigate the relationship between related variables of 57 dieticians in Youngdong-area. The average daily number of steps was found to be 9358.0$\pm$2714.3 steps/day on weekdays and 7862.9$\pm$2504.9 steps/day during weekends. Hourly step rates on weekdays and weekends came to 570.6$\pm$249.8 steps/hr and 564.0$\pm$224.8 steps/hr, respectively. Activity coefficient of subjects was higher on weekdays (1.56) than weekends (1.51, p<0.05). Resting energy expenditure estimated by the Harris-Benedict formula, WHO/NAO/FAO formula as well as formulas based on body surface area and DRIs (Dietary Reference Intake for Koreans) were calculated to be 1333.7$\pm$89.5kcal/day, 1351.0$\pm$123.3kcal/day, 1388.5$\pm$100.3kcal/day and 1295.9$\pm$90.8kcal/day, respectively. Using these resting energy expenditures and the activity coefficients, daily energy expenditures were calculated to be from 2039.7kcal/day to 2183.5kcal/day on weekdays and from 2016.1kcal/day to 2159.2kcal/day on weekends. Meanwhile energy intakes of subjects on weekdays and weekends were 1594.7$\pm$698.3kcal and 2152.9$\pm$768.0kcal, respectively. The activity coefficient (1.49) of dieticians who managed less than 500 meals per day was significantly lower than that of dieticians who served more than 500 meals per day. Dieticians of schools located in rural areas had higher activity coefficient (1.59) than those of schools located in urban or island settings. These results suggest that work analysis and development of management strategies are necessary to improve dieticians' productivity.

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Current State and Improvement Measures of HACCP System Applying in Elementary School Lunch (HACCP 적용 초등학교급식에서의 시행실태와 개선방안)

  • Woo, Gun-Yeon;Park, Jae-Yong;Han, Chang-Hyun
    • Journal of the Korean Society of School Health
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.13-23
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    • 2003
  • To provide data necessary for effectively applying the HACCP system by understanding the current application condition of HACCP system and satisfaction level of the dietician in elementary schools, a mail-in survey was conducted on dieticians serving for 227 elementary schools applying HACCP system in Kyungsangbuk-Do since November 1, 2001 to December 20, 2001. 83.5% of the subjected schools were conducting more than 50% of HACCP cooking process management, and the level of cooking process management displayed significant relevance according to the number of dieticians serving the school meals. The area that was not well conducted in the field of HACCP system was proven to be water examination(94.0%), inspection on self-sanitation of cooks prior to cooking(90.6%), and maintenance of dry kitchen floor(l4.8%). The reason why the above areas are not well conducted was because of lack of time due to over workloads. Subjective dieticians had pointed out improvement of sanitary concept(58.1%) and improvement of self-sanitation (28.8%) as benefits of applying HACCP. 21.2% of the subjective dieticians were satisfied with application HACCP and 35.2% were dissatisfied with applying HACCP. In case of which the duration of applying the HACCP was longer than one year and in case of higher rate of HACCP cooking process management and longer work experience of the dieticians, the level of satisfaction was proven to be significantly higher. The most difficult things to follow in important management categories according to the features of dietitian work and work experience were food distribution of CCP7 step and maintenance of optimum temperature(70.7%). Subjective dieticians had pointed out insufficient facility or environment and lack of inspection equipments in order regarding problems of applying HACCP. Also in the level of necessity of improvement categories in applying HACCP, dieticians had replied that facility and equipment improvement was mostly needed. Due to the induction of HACCP system in school meals, comparatively well cooking process management is being conducted, and I believe it could contribute in securing safety and quality improvement of school meal by improving the sanitation concept of the dieticians. However, the satisfaction level of dieticians are rather low and there are many difficulties in maintaining optimum temperature in the process of food distribution and transportation process. Also, lack of facilities and environment, lack of inspection equipments and etc are pointed out as problems of inducing HACCP. Thus, to settle HACCP system, it is believed that brave investment must be preceded.

The Evaluation on the Extent of Dieticians' Application of the Curriculum of the Food and Nutrition Department to their Work (충청북도 지역의 학교급식과 산업체급식 영양사의 직무 수행시 식품영양학전공 교과내용의 활용도 평가)

  • Kim, Gi-Nam;Lee, Myeong-Sun;Lee, Yeong-Eun
    • Journal of the Korean Dietetic Association
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    • v.11 no.4
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    • pp.430-439
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    • 2005
  • The purposes of this study were to evaluate the extent of dieticians' application of the curriculum of the food and nutrition major to their work and to suggest improvement measures for more efficiently applicable curriculum. A questionnaire survey of 552 dieticians at school food service and industry food service operations in Korea was conducted and 178 completed questionnaires were available for the purpose of the statistical evaluation. Statistical analyses were made of raw data by way of using the SPSS/win 7.2 program. The main results of this study were summarized as follows : Dietitian’s job could be categorized into 11 duties and 92 task elements. The application level was ranked at a level between 3 point and 4 pont(out of 5 scale) in the most area of the 92 task elements. Out of 11 duties, duty of sanitation management was applied at the highest level, while duty of nutrition education and duty of consultation management were utilized at the lowest level. Compared with the industry food service dieticians, dieticians at school food service operations employed the curriculum at the higher level. The effectiveness of experiments and practicum curriculum was ranked at the lower level than 3 point(out of 5 scale).

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