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Factors Affecting the Level of Self-Perceived Health Recovery among Injured Workers (산재근로자의 주관적 건강회복 수준에 영향을 미치는 요인 분석)

  • Ko, Min-Seok
    • The Korean Journal of Health Service Management
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    • v.9 no.4
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    • pp.183-196
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    • 2015
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors affecting the level of subjective health recovery among injured workers. The aim in this study was to find an efficient worker's compensation service for subjective health recovery among injured workers. Methods : From the 1st panel study of worker's compensation insurance, data for 2,000 injured workers was analyzed with SPSS 22.0 and AMOS 22.0. Results : There was a statistically significant difference in the level of self-perceived health recovery depending on socio-demographic characteristics, disability characteristics and medical care services. Factors such as gender, education level, socio-economic level, disability level, claim duration, and treatment duration appropriacy affected the level of self-perceived health recovery. Conclusions : Worker's compensation services should take into consideration the factors that affect the health recovery of injured workers.

Factors Affecting the Satisfaction of the Hospital Services among Injured Workers (산재근로자의 의료기관 서비스 만족에 영향을 미치는 요인)

  • Lee, Hyun-Joo
    • Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing
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    • v.19 no.1
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    • pp.97-104
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    • 2010
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine factors that affect satisfaction of the hospital services among injured workers. Methods: The subjects of this study were 532 injured workers. The questionnaires were selected as literature suggested for explaining satisfaction of the hospital services, general characteristics of injured workers, characteristics of the hospital services. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, multiple regression analysis by SPSS 19.0. Results: There were significant differences in satisfaction scores, depending on the types of disease, health status and possibility to return to work among the injured workers. Also, there were significant differences in satisfaction scores, in terms of medical facilities, food service, specialization of doctors and nurses, cleanliness of hospital, convenience of hospital teaching and counselling of doctors and nurses, supporting workers' compensation process, counselling of workers' compensation and unfair treatment. In the results of the standard multiple regression analysis, food service, medical facilities, specialization of doctors and nurses, health status and hospital cleanliness were significant factors for satisfaction scores of the hospital services. Conclusion: It is necessary to promote food service, medical facilities, specialization of doctors and nurses, hospital cleanliness, health status of injured workers for developing hospital services.

Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction of Injured Workers - Comparison between Those Who Returned to Pre-injury Job and Those Who Got a New Job- (산재근로자의 직업복귀 이후 일자리만족도 영향요인 탐색 - 원직장복귀자와 타직장재취업자 간 비교를 중심으로 -)

  • Lee, Woong;Um, Myung Yong
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.68 no.4
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    • pp.97-118
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    • 2016
  • The primary goal of this study was to investigate factors affecting job satisfaction of injured workers who returned to work. There are two types of injured workers' returning to work returning to pre-injury job and getting a new job. After separating the two types of workers we conducted the multiple regression analysis on the data from the Workers'Compensation Insurance Panel of the Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service Corporation(2014). The sample consisted of 1,333 occupationally injured workers who were finished with medical treatment(693 workers returned to previous work place, and 640 workers found new work places). Main results are as follows. First, injured workers who got new jobs were vulnerable to sustainability to job, work status, average monthly wage as well as job satisfaction compared with injured workers who returned to pre-injury job. Second, gender, educational level, skill fitness, average monthly wage, welfare benefits, family income/leisure life/residential environment/social relation satisfaction, and maintenance of relation with business owner during medical care were related to job satisfaction of injured workers who returned to pre-injury job. Third, gender, work status, skill fitness, continuous work possibility, average monthly wage, family income/leisure life/social relation satisfaction, substitute worker for assigned task during medical care and maintenance of relation with business owner during medical care affected on job satisfaction of injured workers who got new jobs. Based on these findings implications for policy and interventions were discussed in regards to job satisfaction of injured workers.

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Analysis of Accident Characteristics of Foreign Workers in Domestic Chemical Industry (국내 화학업종 외국인근로자의 재해특성 분석)

  • Lee, Seung Bae;Jeong, Byung Yong;Park, Myoung Hwan
    • Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea
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    • v.37 no.2
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    • pp.169-182
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    • 2018
  • Objective: This study aims to understand the accident characteristics of the foreign workers in domestic chemical industry and to present analytic results for basic guidelines on accident prevention. Background: It is known that foreign workers constitute greater portion of workers in industries that are dirty, difficult and dangerous especially chemical and construction industries. Method: This study analyzed the data of 2,272 workers in the chemical industry that have been approved as on-duty industrial accidents in 2015. The accident characteristics of foreign workers and Korean workers were analyzed in view of worker-related factors and accident-related factors. Results: There is no difference by nationality in the distribution of gender of the injured. The distribution of the injured according to nationality was found to be different in age, size of employment, type of employment, work experience, days of the week, time of the day, events or exposures, agent, type of injury, natures of injury and illnesses, injured body part. Conclusion: Foreign workers show a much higher proportion of injuries than Korean workers in the chemical industry. Comparing to the Korean injured, the foreign injured are employed by small size company and work on weekends and night or early in the morning more often. In addition, machine operating job is the major cause of the accidents and hand/wrist injuries constitute major portion of the injured body part. Application: The results of this study can be used as baseline data to devise systematic measures to prevent accidents for the foreign workers in the domestic chemical industry.

A Study on Contributing Factors of Industrially Injured Patients' Satisfaction (산재 환자의 의료서비스 만족도에 영향을 미치는 요인)

  • Lee, Hyun-Joo;Kang, Jung-In
    • Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing
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    • v.20 no.3
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    • pp.319-327
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    • 2011
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to measure patient satisfaction among injured workers and determine the factors that affect satisfaction of the hospital services. Methods: The subjects of this study were 231 injured workers hospitalized in I WC Hospital and D WC Hospital located in one of the major cities in Korea, all of whom agreed to participate in this research. The questionnaires were selected as literature suggested for explaining satisfaction of the hospital services, general characteristics of injured workers, characteristics of the hospital services. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, multiple regression analysis by SPSS/WIN 18.0. Results: The patient satisfaction level is at 3.2 point, which is lower than general patient satisfaction in previous study. There were significant differences in satisfaction scores, depending on the gender, degree of medical treatments, the specialty of medical team, staff's kindness, medical treatment process, the cleanliness of hospital and the convenience of facilities. It was found that the patient satisfaction among injured workers is affected by the characteristics of the hospital services. Conclusion: It is necessary to promote medical facilities, specialization of doctors and nurses, staff's kindness, medical treatment process and hospital cleanliness for developing Workers' Compensation hospital services.

An Analysis on the Employment Duration of the Workers Injured in Industrial Accidents (요양종결 이후 산재근로자의 취업기간 분석)

  • Yee, Seung-Yeol
    • Journal of Labour Economics
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    • v.27 no.3
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    • pp.25-52
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    • 2004
  • The work history of the workers injured in industrial accidents was recomposed by combining the database on compensation for industrial accidents with the database on employment insurance among those who were newly classified as disabled during the period from 1998 to 2000. It shows that the injured workers mainly returned to the original workplaces, and such workers had higher job retention rate. It is in contrast with the higher separation rate of the workers who started to work at the new workplace after medical recuperation. And it is found that 61% left or lost their jobs out of the injured workers who returned to work, and 77% of the job separators had job tenure less than one year. The analysis based on competing risks model shows that the workers at the smaller workplace have the shorter the employment duration, and the longer job-searching period has the negative effect on the employment duration of the job losers. In addition, the longer employment duration at the first job after medical recuperation is more effective on the reemployment and job stability after separation.

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The Relationship among Pain, Body Image and Satisfaction in Hand-injured Workers (수부손상 근로자의 통증, 신체상 및 만족도에 관한 연구)

  • Yoon, Soon-Young;Kim, Min-Suk
    • Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing
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    • v.19 no.2
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    • pp.205-216
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    • 2010
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore relationship among pain, body image and satisfaction in hand-injured workers. Methods: Using a sample of 96 out-patient workers with hand injuries, pain, body image and satisfaction were measured by VAS and Modified Jung Keum-hee's Tennesee Self Concept Scale. Repeated measured ANOVA and a Bonferroni correction for multiple statistical testing during post hoc analyses were conducted to evaluate relationship among pain, body image and satisfaction in hand-injured workers. Result: Functional satisfaction(r=.46, p<.001) and appearance satisfaction(r=.55, p<.001) significantly increased by treatment satisfaction. Functional satisfaction(r=.35, p=.001) and appearance satisfaction(r=.31, p=.002) increased by body image. But treatment satisfaction(r=-.20, p=.049), functional satisfaction (r=-.34, p=.001) and appearance satisfaction (r=-.39, p<.001) significantly decreased by pain. Conclusion: Poor pain management was related to bad body image and treatment satisfaction. Therefore, interventions targeting at pain management are needed for hand-injured workers.

The Relevance of Socioeconomic Class Recognition and Subjective Health Status of Injured Workers (산재장애인의 사회경제적 지위 인식과 주관적 건강상태와의 관련성)

  • Choi, Ryoung;Hwang, Byung-Deog
    • The Korean Journal of Health Service Management
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    • v.11 no.1
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    • pp.131-142
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    • 2017
  • Objectives : This study aimed to examine to relevance of socioeconomic class recognition and subjective health status of injured workers. Methods : We used data collected over 3years by the Panel Study of Worker's Compensation Insurance(PSWCI; 2015). Data was analyzed using the chi-square test and logistic regression using SPSS ver. 22.0 to verify the relevance between the socioeconomic class recognition and general characteristics of injured workers. Results : First, the income groups of first class, second class and third class were analyzed as being of lower socioeconomic class status, and the income group four class and five class was analyzed as being the middle-ower the socioeconomic class status. Second, the better the subjective health status, higher the perception of socioeconomic class status, as analyzed by Model 1 using only the parameters of socioeconomic status recognition and Model 2 and Model 3 using income class and general characteristics. Conclusions : Health and industrial accident policies are needed to improve awareness of socioeconomic class status of injured workers.

Applying the Case Management in the Occupational Health Nursing (산업간호에서 Case Management의 활용)

  • Kim, Yun-Mi
    • Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.110-119
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    • 2001
  • This study was performed to review applying the case management to the occupational health nursing as a cost-effective way for injured workers. The case management for injured workers is a comprehensive management system, which is composed of planning and implementing in cooperation with employee, employee' family, medical service provider team, employer and case manager, to provide high quality health services to employee and their family. The case management process for injured workers is similar to the nursing process. It thus appears that the occupational health nurse is best personnel to perform the role of case manager for injured workers in workplace. As a case manager in workplace. the occupational health nurse would be expected to get both knowledge and experiences, to get trusted from the employee and employer, and to expand professional domain in changing health care environment.

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Individual, Family and Industrial Factors Related to Injured Workers' Motivation for Change : Application of the Transtheoretical Model (산업재해 근로자의 변화동기에 영향을 미치는 개인, 가족, 산업재해 요인 : 범이론 모형의 적용)

  • Song, Moon-Hee;Kwon, Hee-Kyung
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.258-268
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this research was to examine the factors affecting motivation for change of injured workers. Data from 305 injured workers were anlayzed using hierarchical regression Factors associated with injured workers' motivation for change were: multiple psychological security, acceptability of injury, and independence at personal level, family support at family level, and perceptive severity of injury, job, and return to job.