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Vietnamese Health Care Providers' Preferences Regarding Recommendation of HPV Vaccines

  • Asiedu, Gladys B;Breitkopf, Carmen Radecki;Kremers, Walter K;Ngo, Quang V;Nguyen, Nguyen V;Barenberg, Benjamin J;Tran, Vinh D;Dinh, Tri A
    • Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
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    • v.16 no.12
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    • pp.4895-4900
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    • 2015
  • Physician recommendation is an important predictor of HPV vaccine acceptance; however, physician willingness and preferences regarding HPV vaccination may be influenced by factors including patient age, vaccine type, and cost. A cross-sectional survey was administered to a convenience sample of health care providers in Da Nang, Vietnam, to evaluate awareness, perceptions about HPV and HPV vaccines, and willingness to vaccinate a female patient. Willingness to vaccinate was evaluated using a full-factorial presentation of scenarios featuring the following factors: vaccine cost (free vs 1,000,000 VND), patient age (12, 16, or 22 years), and HPV vaccine type (bivalent vs quadrivalent). Responses from 244 providers were analyzed; providers had a mean age of $34{\pm}11.9$ years; a majority were female, married, and had children of their own. Thirty-six percent specialized in obstetrics/gynecology and 24% were providers in family medicine. Of the three factors considered in conjoint analysis, vaccine cost was the most important factor in willingness to vaccinate, followed by patient age, and vaccine type. The most favorable scenario for vaccinating a female patient was when the vaccine was free, the patient was 22 years of age, and the HPV4 vaccine was described. In multivariable analysis, older age, being a physician, being married, and having children were all associated with increased willingness to recommend HPV vaccination (p<0.05). Provider willingness is an important aspect of successful HPV vaccination programs; identifying preferences and biases in recommendation patterns will highlight potential areas for education and intervention.

The preference of Interior space of the consumers's characteristics among Apartment (소비자 특성에 따른 아파트 실내 공간 선호)

  • 김미희;이유미
    • Korean Institute of Interior Design Journal
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    • no.21
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    • pp.101-106
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    • 1999
  • This study has been designed to explore the preferences of interior space for those living in apartment housing. It also examines the relationships between preferences of interior space, such as storage space, organization type of LDK(the living room, the dining room, and kitchen), space facing south, an interior garden, the concept of each room and the characteristics of the consumers, such as age, educational background employment status of homemakers, occupation of the primary income provider, family-life cycle, total household income, the size of floor space, and homeownership. In conclusion, this study suggests that at the time of designing apartment housing units, serious consideration should be given to the built-in closets or storage space in the anbang and to the location of a child's room facing to the south of the dwelling, especially for the families with a child attending primary school or younger and higher education level of homemaker. This study also recommends that the organization of the living room, the dining room, and the kitchen should be varied according to the housing size and the age of homemaker.

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A Mutual P3P Methodology for Privacy Preserving Context-Aware Systems Development (프라이버시 보호 상황인식 시스템 개발을 위한 쌍방향 P3P 방법론)

  • Kwon, Oh-Byung
    • Asia pacific journal of information systems
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    • v.18 no.1
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    • pp.145-162
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    • 2008
  • One of the big concerns in e-society is privacy issue. In special, in developing robust ubiquitous smart space and corresponding services, user profile and preference are collected by the service providers. Privacy issue would be more critical in context-aware services simply because most of the context data themselves are private information: user's current location, current schedule, friends nearby and even her/his health data. To realize the potential of ubiquitous smart space, the systems embedded in the space should corporate personal privacy preferences. When the users invoke a set of services, they are asked to allow the service providers or smart space to make use of personal information which is related to privacy concerns. For this reason, the users unhappily provide the personal information or even deny to get served. On the other side, service provider needs personal information as rich as possible with minimal personal information to discern royal and trustworthy customers and those who are not. It would be desirable to enlarge the allowable personal information complying with the service provider's request, whereas minimizing service provider's requiring personal information which is not allowed to be submitted and user's submitting information which is of no value to the service provider. In special, if any personal information required by the service provider is not allowed, service will not be provided to the user. P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences) has been regarded as one of the promising alternatives to preserve the personal information in the course of electronic transactions. However, P3P mainly focuses on preserving the buyers' personal information. From time to time, the service provider's business data should be protected from the unintended usage from the buyers. Moreover, even though the user's privacy preference could depend on the context happened to the user, legacy P3P does not handle the contextual change of privacy preferences. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to propose a mutual P3P-based negotiation mechanism. To do so, service provider's privacy concern is considered as well as the users'. User's privacy policy on the service provider's information also should be informed to the service providers before the service begins. Second, privacy policy is contextually designed according to the user's current context because the nomadic user's privacy concern structure may be altered contextually. Hence, the methodology includes mutual privacy policy and personalization. Overall framework of the mechanism and new code of ethics is described in section 2. Pervasive platform for mutual P3P considers user type and context field, which involves current activity, location, social context, objects nearby and physical environments. Our mutual P3P includes the privacy preference not only for the buyers but also the sellers, that is, service providers. Negotiation methodology for mutual P3P is proposed in section 3. Based on the fact that privacy concern occurs when there are needs for information access and at the same time those for information hiding. Our mechanism was implemented based on an actual shopping mall to increase the feasibility of the idea proposed in this paper. A shopping service is assumed as a context-aware service, and data groups for the service are enumerated. The privacy policy for each data group is represented as APPEL format. To examine the performance of the example service, in section 4, simulation approach is adopted in this paper. For the simulation, five data elements are considered: $\cdot$ UserID $\cdot$ User preference $\cdot$ Phone number $\cdot$ Home address $\cdot$ Product information $\cdot$ Service profile. For the negotiation, reputation is selected as a strategic value. Then the following cases are compared: $\cdot$ Legacy P3P is considered $\cdot$ Mutual P3P is considered without strategic value $\cdot$ Mutual P3P is considered with strategic value. The simulation results show that mutual P3P outperforms legacy P3P. Moreover, we could conclude that when mutual P3P is considered with strategic value, performance was better than that of mutual P3P is considered without strategic value in terms of service safety.

Design and Implementation of Personal Preference Module on Web Service (웹 서비스에서 개인 성향 모듈의 설계 및 구현)

  • Gu, Tae-Wan;Hong, Seong-Jun;Lee, Kwang-Mo
    • Journal of Internet Computing and Services
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    • v.10 no.4
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    • pp.161-176
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    • 2009
  • As the Internet has been growing, WWW(World Wide Web) based services were popularized and users using the service were increased excessively. To support these environments, a processing of many transactions became an essential consideration. There are many researches regarding the user profiling on web services to support those transactions effectively. Most of them are just for grasping the comsumer's preferences. However, a trend of recent web service is not limited what they are doing between consumers and providers; a consumer can become a provider and also a provider can become a consumer virtual open environments such as open market on the internet. For this reason, it is necessary to inspect a preference of consumers as well as providers one. In this paper, we proposed personal preference tree(PPT) reflecting the preferences for providers and implemented the module applying to the web service, and evaluated the applicability the personal preference module through a simulation.

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Market Share Forecast Reflecting Competitive Situations in the Telecommunication Service Industry (통신서비스산업에서 경쟁상황을 반영한 시장점유율 예측)

  • Kim, Tae-Hwan;Lee, Ki-Kwang
    • Journal of the Society of Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering
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    • v.42 no.3
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    • pp.109-115
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    • 2019
  • Most demand forecasting studies for telecommunication services have focused on estimating market size at the introductory stage of new products or services, or on suggesting improvement methods of forecasting models. Although such studies forecast business growth and market sizes through demand forecasting for new technologies and overall demands in markets, they have not suggested more specific information like relative market share, customers' preferences on technologies or service, and potential sales power. This study focuses on the telecommunication service industry and explores ways to calculate the relative market shares between competitors, considering competitive situations at the introductory stage of a new mobile telecommunication service provider. To reflect the competitive characteristics of the telecommunication markets, suggested is an extended conjoint analysis using service coverage and service switching rates as modification variables. This study is considered to be able to provide strategic implications to businesses offering existing service and ones planning to launch new services. The result of analysis shows that the new service provider has the greatest market share at the competitive situation where the new service covers the whole country, offers about 50% of existing service price, and allows all cellphones except a few while the existing service carrier maintains its price and service and has no response to the new service introduction. This means that the market share of the new service provider soars when it is highly competitive with fast network speed and low price.

Preferences for Experiencing activities of Daegu City Residents towards Green Tourism (대구 시민의 그린투어리즘 체험활동 선호도에 관한 연구)

  • Eom, Boong-Hoon;Oh, Seung-Hyun
    • Journal of Korean Society of Rural Planning
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    • v.14 no.4
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    • pp.87-95
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    • 2008
  • The purpose of this study is to analyze city residents' preference to experiencing activities for Green Tourism. A Questionnaire survey was conducted in fall, 2006. The sum of 515 copies was analyzed. Residents of Daegu city preferred 'health/leports experience' and 'traditional food experience', among theme experiential activities. While present providing experience programs are rural-life experiences, which are convenient for provider aspect. By the result of cross-table analysis, there are many differences between groups by gender & age. Men preferred 'health/leports experience', while women preferred 'traditional food experience'. The mean values of preference by 14 experiencing activities showed high at 'health experience', 'traditional food experience', 'leports experience', which represents health & wellbeing trends. By the result of t-test & ANOVA, there also are many differences between groups by gender & age. Especially significant differences were shown by age group. Three factors were categorized. 'traditional/wellbeing/health experience', 'nature-play experience' and 'life-culture experience' were those.

Personalized Contents Service with User-Context (사용자 콘텍스트를 이용한 맞춤형 콘텐츠 서비스의 구현)

  • Ahn, Eunyoung;Kim, Jaewon
    • Proceedings of the Korea Contents Association Conference
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    • pp.614-621
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    • 2008
  • With the proliferation of information and diversity of user environment, the filtering of information for providing suitable contents to user becomes more important. This paper represents the platform for user-context based contents service taking account of user's various environments. To make information more useful, web server devote their effort to select proper contents and reconstruct them according to the user preferences and environment condition. Finally we implement contents provider presenting personalized information for the prehistoric age in virtual museum on the web.

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Government support measures and the current situation in the renewable energy sector of Kazakhstan

  • Izbassov, Kairat
    • Bulletin of the Korea Photovoltaic Society
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    • v.6 no.1
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    • pp.76-85
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    • 2020
  • The Republic of Kazakhstan is a geographically large but sparsely populated country, rich in natural resources, located in the center of the Eurasian continent. In recent years, it has begun to create a green economy, leading it among its neighbors in Central Asia. Therefore, the country has set a clear goal: by 2030, emissions should be reduced by 15-25% compared to the level of the 90s. As part of the country green economy strategy, in 2013 Kazakhstan adopted the "National Concept for the Transition to the Green Economy until 2050", which sets out the principles of the green economy as a path for future development. The goal is to bring the share of renewable energy in electricity production from zero to 3% by 2020, and then increase it to 30% by 2030 and 50% by 2050. This paper looks at what Kazakhstan has done to promote renewable energy and provider perspectives. The paper also considers Kazakhstani legislation in terms of the development of renewable energy sources and provides information on incentives and preferences for the development of renewable energy sources. Thus, it will be easier for investors to evaluate the implementation of potential projects in Kazakhstan.

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Profile Service Provider System for Supporting of Personalized Services and Efficient Pprofile Management (개인화 서비스 지원 및 효과적인 프로파일 관리를 위한 프로파일 서비스 제공자의 운용)

  • Jeong, Pil-Jung;Yoo, Myung-Sik
    • The Journal of Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences
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    • v.32 no.3B
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    • pp.175-182
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    • 2007
  • In recent years, there have been active researches on the services of the next generation mobile communications. In particular, the services in the next generation mobile communications differ from the services in the conventional mobile communication services that they can provide the services customized at each user. The profile management technology becomes more important for such personalized services since it is closely related with providing services adaptively to user's current situation and preferences. However, the conventional profile management technologies have their limitations on providing personalized services because they put most of emphasis on the customer management. Even, it becomes more difficult with current profile management system to support the personalized services, where the service providers manage the user profiles independently each other. In this paper, we propose a novel profile management system called profile service provider, and describe the requirements to support personalized services in the next generation mobile communications.

Community Model for Smart TV over the Top Services

  • Pandey, Suman;Won, Young Joon;Choi, Mi-Jung;Gil, Joon-Min
    • Journal of Information Processing Systems
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    • v.12 no.4
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    • pp.577-590
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    • 2016
  • We studied the current state-of-the-art of Smart TV, the challenges and the drawbacks. Mainly we discussed the lack of end-to-end solution. We then illustrated the differences between Smart TV and IPTV from network service provider point of view. Unlike IPTV, viewer of Smart TV's over-the-top (OTT) services could be global, such as foreign nationals in a country or viewers having special viewing preferences. Those viewers are sparsely distributed. The existing TV service deployment models over Internet are not suitable for such viewers as they are based on content popularity, hence we propose a community based service deployment methodology with proactive content caching on rendezvous points (RPs). In our proposal, RPs are intermediate nodes responsible for caching routing and decision making. The viewer's community formation is based on geographical locations and similarity of their interests. The idea of using context information to do proactive caching is itself not new, but we combined this with "in network caching" mechanism of content centric network (CCN) architecture. We gauge the performance improvement achieved by a community model. The result shows that when the total numbers of requests are same; our model can have significantly better performance, especially for sparsely distributed communities.