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Design of Target Cyber Counseling System using Counseling Assistance Agent

  • Pi, Su-Young
    • International Journal of Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems
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    • v.4 no.3
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    • pp.311-315
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    • 2004
  • Because of the characteristics of the cyber world, such as usefulness, anonymousness, patency, economic performance, rapidness, etc., cyber counseling has great possibility. Because he or she may not meet a consultant directly, a client can expose his/her inside problems or secret personal problems, keeping anonymousness. However, existing cyber counseling has the limit in durability of counseling because target counseling appropriate to a client is impossible and a counseling activity is done by one time counseling. In this paper, we attempt to develop a target cyber counseling system in which target cyber counseling is possible. The system will use a counseling assistance agent who can play the role of a counseling supporter as well as a counselor in the cyber space. If target counseling becomes possible, it can heighten efficiency of cyber counseling because a client is satisfied with the result of counseling and thus counseling activities can be continued.

Nutrition Counseling Practice, Perception, and Nutrition Knowledge of Nutrition Counseling Participants and Non-Participants -Elementary Students in Gyeongbuk Province- (초등학생의 영양 상담에 따른 인식, 흥미도 및 영양 지식 -경북 지역 중심-)

  • Lee, In-Sook
    • Journal of the East Asian Society of Dietary Life
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    • v.21 no.1
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    • pp.146-153
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    • 2011
  • For the purpose of carrying out nutrition counseling effectively and efficiently, this study assessed the nutrition counseling practice, perception and nutrition knowledge of elementary school children in Gyeongbuk province. Survey questionnaires were distributed between November 2009 and December 2009 to 100 nutrition counseling experienced children (participants) and 110 nutrition counseling non-experienced children (non-participants) and were completed with nutrition teachers' assistance. According to the survey results, girls and overweight/obese children showed higher tendency of participation in nutrition counseling (p<0.001). Participants who took nutrition counseling according to their own intentions showed satisfaction after counseling on diverse subjects such as obesity, unbalanced diet, and weight control. Particularly, 'lack of counseling session time', 'unfavorable counseling condition' or 'difficult explanation' caused participants unsatisfaction after counseling. Participants usually perceived the meaning of nutrition counseling more correctly than non-participants and showed positive intentions for taking further counseling in the future(p<0.001). Diet good for weight control, good food to fix unbalanced diet and diet good for growing stature were the top three subjects of nutrition counseling chosen by subjects (p<0.001). Participants also showed higher nutrition knowledge scores than non-participants. Therefore, it is critically important to apply nutrition counseling in the proper environment (counseling room, time, teaching materials, etc) to elementary school students to fix healthy food habits. Therefore, nutrition teachers need to be provide professional nutrition counseling skills and knowledge.

Current Status and Activation Needs for Student Nutrition Counseling among Elementary and Middle·High School Dietitians (학교급식 영양사의 영양상담 실태 및 활성화 방안)

  • Lee, Mi Young;Choi, Kyung Suk
    • The Korean Journal of Community Living Science
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    • v.24 no.4
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    • pp.497-515
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    • 2013
  • This study was conducted to develop expanding strategies of nutrition counseling in school foodservices. The study participants were 102 school dietitians in Gyeonggi province, and information on the current status, dietitians' necessity awareness, and practical activation needs for nutrition counseling were investigated. While 78.8% of dietitians were aware that nutrition counseling was in need, it was only 31.3% who understood the necessity of nutrition counseling. The implementation rate of students' nutrition counseling was 26.2%, and 74.0% of counseling dietitians reported that they conducted nutrition counseling because it was on the inspection list by the Office of Education. Overall, dietitians did not have high consciousness of the need for nutrition counseling. The implementation rate of students' nutrition counseling was remarkably low due to the reason of excessive work and insufficient participants, and it was interpreted that dietitians had a low intrinsic motivation for nutrition counseling. So, we suggested several strategies to activate school nutrition counseling as follows. First of all, dietitians needed to increase the students' participation rate by promoting the importance of nutrition counseling to students and by assigning their available work hours for nutrition counseling. Second, in academic communities, standardized counseling manuals and media covering the important nutrition and health issues should be developed and disseminated, and education programs needed to build up dietitians' self-esteem and knowledge on nutrition counseling. Lastly, the Office of Education should have the initiative in activating nutrition counseling in school foodservices by supporting a budget and counseling dietitians who exclusively responsible part-time counseling at schools.

Measurement of Nutrition Counseling Effects for Diabetes Mellitus Patients (당뇨환자를 대상으로 한 영양상담의 효과측정)

  • 문수재
    • Journal of Nutrition and Health
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    • v.27 no.10
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    • pp.1070-1077
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    • 1994
  • The purpose of this study was to measure the counseling effects for diabetes mellitus patients. To measure the effects of the nutrition counseling, 40(13 men and 27 women) outpatients with diabetes mellitus were selected and they were randomly assigned to either the counseling group or non counseling group. Twenty-one counseling group patients received nutrition counseling weekly for 6 weeks and 19 patients served as non counseling group(control group) did not received counseling over same study period. The results of this study can be summerized as follows : 1) The food attitude score of the counseling group significantly increased from 61.9$\pm$15.9 prior to counseling to 87.0$\pm$7.8 after counseling (p<0.001). 2) Fasting blood glucose level and postgrandial blood glucose level also showed significant difference between two groups(p<0.01). In the counseling group, the fasting blood glucose level significantly decreased from 163.5$\pm$48.6mg/dl to 142.3$\pm$40.6mg/dl(p<0.01), and the postgrandial blood glucose level significantly decreased from 281.3$\pm$105.1mg/dl(p<0.001). 3) There was a significant difference of glycosylated hemoglobin between the two groups(p<0.005), and the glycosylated hemoglobin level of counseling group significantly decreased from 11.2$\pm$2.9% to 9.7$\pm$3.6%(p<0.005). 4) There was a significant correlation between the food attitude score difference and the glycosylated hemoglobin level difference in counseling group(p<0.05).

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Study on Consumer Counselors' Work Performance, Satisfaction and Willingness to Sustain the Work (소비자상담사의 업무수행, 만족도 및 업무지속의사에 대한 연구)

  • Huh, Kyung-Ok
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.12 no.5
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    • pp.669-685
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    • 2003
  • This research examined the work performance by consumer counselors, evaluations of their counseling work, the level of their satisfaction, and willingness to sustain consumer counseling work among Consumer Agencies and also identified the variables influencing the evaluation scores on those. The results were summarized as follows. First, the evaluation scores on the work performance of consumer counseling were generally high and they turned out to be generally satisfied with their work. On the other hand, most counselors responded that they would continue their counseling work. Second, there were differences in evaluation scores about speed and specialized area of counseling among Consumer Agencies. Counselors who worked for the Korea Consumer Protection Board recorded high scores in those both criteria. There were differences in the willingness of counselors to continue their counseling work among Consumer Agencies, too. Third, the evaluation scores in six areas of counseling tasks were high when the degree of satisfaction of counselors were high or when agencies treated the counseling important. Fourth, when counselors earned more salaries and owned the experience of in-firm training and when the Consumer Agencies highly valued counseling as consumer tasks, the degree of satisfaction among counselors increased. Finally, when counselors were old, major in consumer science, and held regular work-schedule, they exhibited high degree of satisfaction in their counseling work and they showed greater willingness to sustain their counseling work.

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An Analysis and Study on the Curriculum of the Christian Education Counseling Department and the Education Counseling Department (기독교교육상담학과와 교육상담학과의 교육과정 분석 및 연구)

  • Park, Mila
    • Journal of Christian Education in Korea
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    • v.62
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    • pp.135-160
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    • 2020
  • This study closely analyzed the curriculum of the Christian Education Counseling Department and the general Education Counseling Department, and found the current status and problems of the curriculum of the Christian Education Counseling Department and the general Education Counsel Department. This study presented a balanced curriculum of the Christian Education Counseling Department with above analysis. For this purpose, the analysis focused on the educational operation process of Christian education counseling departments and general education counseling departments, such as educational goals, subjects, and counseling practical training. The Christian Education Counseling Department and the general Education Counseling Department are often combined with departments such as Christian Education, Youth, Children and Youth, and Lifelong Education, with the characteristics of convergence majors, so the basic subjects of the department were analyzed to have a higher percentage of subjects than counseling subjects. The results of the analysis showed that both departments lacked a considerable number of subjects related to counseling practical training. In the counseling course, the subjects of personal analysis, education analysis, counseling ethics, and counseling case super-vision for the professional development of counselors are still lacking, according to the analysis. In order to train counselors, it was analyzed that the system of systematic clinical practice system, various counseling analysis for counselor education, and the expansion of super vision subjects were urgently needed. In a modern society where the demand for counseling and the need for counseling experts are increasing as society becomes more complex, it is hoped that Korean universities will be able to actively contribute and cooperate in developing models of counseling education and training counseling experts through them, focusing on standardized indicators for fostering counselors.

Development and Implementation of a Cyber Counseling Service System using Class Homepage (학급 홈페이지를 활용한 사이버 상담실 구축 및 운영)

  • Heo, Hong-Mu;Jo, Mi-Heon
    • Journal of The Korean Association of Information Education
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.127-137
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    • 2005
  • The interest in cyber counseling services has been increased recently by needs and merits of cyber counseling service found through various related studies. A cyber counseling service system has not only merits but also demerits such as anonymous one-off access and difficulties of forming relations. In this study, a cyber counseling service system using class homepage was developed and implemented in order to investigate counseling methods that can enhance merits and supplement demerits of cyber counseling services. As a result, it was found that the implementation of a cyber counseling service system using class homepage can fill counseling needs of students, teachers and parents by providing various counseling methods and inducing active interaction using the site-on function. Interesting menu on class homepage was effective to lead students and parents to visit the cyber counseling room, and they prefered the secret board and counseling cases to e-mail counseling. Prior acquisition of information about students and the environment allowing teachers to continuously observe students improved counseling effects and solved problems of existing counseling services.

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Low-Income Households' Financial Problems and Demand for Financial Counseling (저소득층가계의 재무문제와 재무상담 수요에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Sung-Sook
    • Korean Family Resource Management Association
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.147-171
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study was to examine low-income households' financial problems and the demand for financial counseling. For these purposes, a survey of 500 low-income households was conducted by an on-line survey company. The results were as follows. First, four types of low-income households classified by income and job criteria were: the not-working poorest (16.2%), the working poor (27.0%), the not-working low-income (13.8%), and the working low-income (43.4%). Also, seven areas of financial problems were found through factor analysis. They included difficulty of survival, insufficient funds for special expenditures, defaults on financial obligation, decrease of income, increase of debts, emotional anguish, and difficulty in meeting living expenditures. 61.6% of respondents requested financial counseling, and 44.5% of them preferred internet counseling to counseling by phone or in-person, while 49.5% desired access to public counseling organizations. The five types of financial counseling content for low-income households that were found through factor analysis were financial planning, credit management, asset management/investment, public support, and use of credit cards. The low-income householders demanded financial planning counseling and pubic support counseling more than the other types of financial counseling. Logistic regression analysis revealed that the demand for financial counseling participation was significantly influenced by age and income. The demand for financial counseling content was age, income, and types of financial problems. Therefore, general financial counseling programs for low-income households should be expanded. Furthermore, those counseling programs can be useful if they not only include credit management but also financial planning, economic support information and savings.

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Quality Evaluation of Medication Counseling in Korean Community Pharmacies (지역약국에서 시행하는 복약지도의 질적 수준 평가)

  • Lee, Joo-Hyun;Sohn, Hyun-Soon;Shin, Hyun-Taek
    • Korean Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
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    • v.19 no.2
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    • pp.131-145
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    • 2009
  • Background: Medication counseling is important to improve qualify of pharmaceutical care, but there are lack of studies to investigate satisfied counseling practice in community pharmacies. Purpose: This study was to investigate current medication counseling provided by community pharmacists. Method: Questionnaires to assess medication counseling practices were mailed to nationwide 1,269 community pharmacists who were Sookmyung Women's University alumni. Result: One hundred sixty five pharmacists were responded to the questionnaires (response rate 13.63%). 16.8% of them all respondents had counseling room in their pharmacies. 75% and 29.9% of respondents provided patient counseling always for new and refilled prescriptions, respectively. Counseling was provided primarily by verbal, but especially for drug name, usage and storage, it was provided in written concurrently. 31.1% of respondents was satisfied with counseling practices by themselves, and a major barrier of unsatisfied counseling was lack of time in 64.6% of respondents. Majorities of respondents (66.3% and 76.3%) spent 1-3 minutes and <1 minute, for new prescription and refilled prescription, respectively. Approximate 99% of respondents presented necessity of standardized patient counseling information for drugs and 97.6% responded that quality of patient counseling would be improved by using software containing counseling information. Old respondent group had higher accumulative patient counseling practice scores and pharmacy owner group took much time for counseling, resulting in higher scores too. Conclusion: This study showed that qualified patient counseling practice has not been reached in community pharmacies. Much more discussion to seek ways to improve the quality would be necessary.

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A Study on the Counseling Practice for Obesity in Korean Medicine Clinics and the Satisfaction for Counseling Manual for the Standardized Management of Obesity in Korean Medicine (한의 일차의료기관에서 한의 비만 상담 표준매뉴얼을 활용한 한의 비만 상담 내용 분석 및 사용자 만족도에 관한 연구)

  • Han, Kyungsun;Kim, Sungha
    • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.131-137
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    • 2020
  • Objectives: Korean Medicine Doctors (KMDs) have treated patients with obesity using a holistic approach with a multicomponent approach on counseling. However, there is currently no data regarding KMDs' counseling practices for weight loss. We conducted a retrospective chart review to better understand the Korean medicine counseling practice for weight loss. Methods: Twenty-one KMDs were involved in this project as practitioners. The contents of counseling were categorized based on patterns according to the counseling manual for the standardized management of obesity in Korean Medicine. Results: The counseling was conducted based on the theory of Korean medicine and the contents of counseling were different from patterns. However, the quality of the counseling were different from each KMD, and the counseling were focused on evaluating patient conditions and not on providing specific recommendations for lifestyle changes. Conclusions: Therefore, specific guidance of counseling for healthier lifestyle and dietary habits, and the training of the standardized manual training are needed.