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Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening and Associated Correlates among Chinese Older Women

  • Leung, Doris Y.P.;Leung, Angela Y.M.;Chi, Iris
    • Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.283-287
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    • 2012
  • Objective: To explore the participation rates for breast and colorectal cancer screening and identify associated correlates among elderly women. Methods: Logistic regressions were conducted using data collected in 2006 from 1,533 elderly women aged 60 years or above who had completed a screening instrument, the Minimum Data Set-Home Care, while applying for long-term care services at the first time in Hong Kong. Results: The participation rates for breast and colorectal cancer screening among frail older Chinese women were 3.7% and 10.8% respectively. Cognitive status was inversely associated with the likelihood of participation in screening (breast: OR = 0.66, 95%CI = 0.47-0.94; colon: OR = 0.81, 95%CI = 0.66-0.99), as was educational level with the likelihood of participation in breast cancer screening (no formal education: OR = 0.20, 95%CI = 0.06-0.61, some primary education: OR = 0.31, 95%CI = 0.10-1.00). Conclusion: The delivery of cancer preventive health services to frail older women is less than ideal. Cognitive status and educational level were important factors in cancer screening behaviour. Tailor-made strategic promotion programmes targeting older women with low cognitive status and educational levels are needed to enhance awareness and acceptance within this vulnerable group.

The Studies of Body Fat and Physical Characteristics between Korean and Chinese Females (한국과 중국 여성의 체형특성과 체지방에 관한 연구)

  • Sung, Min-Jung
    • Fashion & Textile Research Journal
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    • v.8 no.6
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    • pp.697-701
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    • 2006
  • The physical traits and the body fat rate of women in 20s~30s in China and Korea, which are very adjacent to each other but different, were compared and examined. By this research, the physical type of women in both countries were examined, and the result was as follows. As Chinese women in 20s~30s got older their weight become heavier. In the case of circumference items, the significance was acknowledged in all the items except items of chest circumference, hip circumference and stature. On the other hand, as Korean women in 20s~30 got older their stature decreased, but their weight got heavier. In the case of circumference items, the significant was acknowledged in all the items except items of thigh circumference, calf circumference and minimum leg circumference. In addition, the value of anthropometry of Chinese and Korean women had some difference. Especially item chest circumference and hip circumference were higher in Korean women, and these body sizes were related with the obesity. Also, it was revealed that Korean women were exposed to obesity more than Chinese women. In the case of both Chinese and Korean women, the index of obesity belonged to the range of normality, but the body fat rate and BMI Index of Korean women were a little higher than in Chinese women.

The Comparison of the Body Measurement of Chinese Adult Women by the Age -with the Focus on the Women Residing in Beijing and Shanghai- (중국 성인 여성의 연령별 신체 계측치 비교 -북경과 상해에 거주하는 여성을 중심으로-)

  • Im, Soon;Shon, Hee-Soon;Seok, Hye-Jung
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.11 no.6
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    • pp.889-901
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    • 2003
  • The purpose of this study is to look into the physical features for each residential area by the age, with the female subjects residing in Beijing and Shanghai. This would provide the specific information regarding the body types of Chinese adult women, and additionally it would assist the effective advancement into the Chinese local markets by serving as the basic data for the size development and fitting improvement of clothing products for Chinese women. The body measurements were made with 525 adult female subjects of 20 to 49 years of age, residing in Beijing and Shanghai, China. The number of measurements items was 79. The results are as follows: As they grew older, the women residing in Beijing and Shanghai all showed increases in the items of width, thickness, girth, and length, which are highly correlated with the physical obesity, while they did not show any differences by the age range in the item of height. Differences were also found in the tendency of the type distribution by the age range of Chinese adult women in each residential area. As they grew older, the women residing on Beijing showed increases in the distribution of Body type 2 and Body type 4, which clearly indicated the features of obesity. On the other hand, the women residing in Shanghai showed the almost similar distribution in their 20's and 30's, while those in their 40's showed a high frequency in Body type 2 than in Body type 4.

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A Study on the Chinese University Women's Appearance Management Characteristics and Clothing Purchasing Behavior (중국 여대생의 외모관리 특성과 의복구매행동)

  • Wang, Ya;Kim, Yong-Sook
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.145-157
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    • 2007
  • The purpose of this study was to identify Chinese university women's appearance management characteristics and clothing purchasing behavior. A self-administered questionnaire was used. Research period was 15th - 30th March. Frequencies, percent, factor analysis, cluster analysis, ANOVA, chi-square test were done. The results of study were: 1. The factors of appearance management characteristics were food management, skin care, weight control & tooth correction, nail & hair care, and use of identity kits. The factors of clothing selection criteria were outlook & appropriateness, management & service, fashion & brand, and individuality & price, and factors of information resources were marketer oriented & neutral and consumer oriented & store. 2. Chinese university women were segmented into positive appearance management group, food & skin management group, nail care & identity kits using group, and appearance management stagnated group. Positive appearance management group selected their clothing to pursuit individuality & relaxation, fashion, and conformity, considered fashion or brands more, used various information sources. Food & skin management group purchased their clothing for conformity. Nail care & identity kits using group considered management & service of clothing more, utilized consumer oriented & store information more. 3. Positive appearance management group were younger, and spent more pocket money and for their appearances. Food & skin management group were older, but nail care & identity kits using group were older. Appearance stagnated group spent less pocket money and appearance management.

Older Women Breast Cancer Survivors: Decision Making, Sources of Information and Wellness Activities in Malaysia

  • Mohamed, Nor Aini;Muhamad, Mazanah
    • Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
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    • v.14 no.3
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    • pp.2043-2048
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of this study mas to profile older breast cancer survivors in Malaysia. In a survey study, a custom made questionnaire was administered to 69 breast cancer patients and survivors between 60 and 84 years of age in Peninsular Malaysia. The main ethnic group recorded was Chinese, followed by Malay and Indian. The majority of women were married (87%) and had children (84.1%). Just over half (53.6%) had primary and secondary education, whereas 24.7% had higher education. Fifty five percent of the study participants made their own decision on treatment, 60.8% exercised at least 3 times in a week, and 56.6% sought information from specialists. Our study suggests that older breast cancer survivors are aware of the importance of exercise in their daily lives and make attempts to be cancer free (e.g. doing exercise, recreational activity and have good relationships with friends and family).

Analysis of Mammographic Breast Density in a Group of Screening Chinese Women and Breast Cancer Patients

  • Liu, Jing;Liu, Pei-Fang;Li, Jun-Nan;Qing, Chun;Ji, Yu;Hao, Xi-Shan;Zhang, Xue-Ning
    • Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
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    • v.15 no.15
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    • pp.6411-6414
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    • 2014
  • Background: A dense breast not only reduces the sensitivity of mammography but also is a moderate independent risk factor for breast cancer. The percentage of Western women with fat breast tissue is higher aged 40 years or older. To a certain extent, mammography as a first choice of screening imaging method for Western women of this group is reasonable. Hitherto, the frequency and age distribution of mammographic breast density patterns among Chinese women had not been characterized. The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency and age distribution of mammographic breast density patterns among a group of Chinese screening women and breast cancer patients in order to provide useful information for age-specific guidelines for breast cancer screening in Chinese women. Methods: A retrospective review of a total of 3,394 screening women between August and December 2009 and 2,527 breast cancer patients between July 2011 and June 2012 was conducted. Descriptive analyses were used to examine the association between age and breast density. The significance of differences of breast density between the screening women and the breast cancer patients was examined using nonparametric tests. Results: There was a significant inverse relationship between age and breast density overall (r=-0.37, p< 0.01). Breast density of the breast cancer patients in the subgroups of 40-49 years old was greater compared with that of the screening women, the same in those aged 50-54 years and in those 55 years old or older, less than in the screening group. Conclusions: With regard to the Chinese women younger than 55 years old, the diagnostic efficiency of breast cancer screening imaging examinations may be potentially improved by combining screening mammography with ultrasound.

A Comparative Analysis of Body Types between Chinese and Korean Men

  • Sohn, Hee-Soon;Soon Lim;Kim, Jee-Yeon
    • The International Journal of Costume Culture
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    • v.5 no.3
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    • pp.164-172
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    • 2002
  • The purpose of this study is to provide for some basic data useful to production of the apparels fit and measured well for the Chinese men. For this Purpose, Chinese adult men's body types and their changes over time which had been surveyed by preceding studies were compared by age group with those of Korean adult men which had been published in a report on National Anthropometric Survey of Korea in 1997 The results of this study can be summarized as follows; 1. As a result of comparatively analyzing the differences of body types between Chinese and Korean adult men, Chinese men have higher stature and arms, while weighing more. 2. As a result of comparatively analyzing the differences of body types between Chinese and Korean adult men by age group, it was found that the changes of body types due to aging are similar between two groups. Namely, as they become older, their vertical sizes become smaller, while their horizontal sizes become larger gradually.

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A Study on Classification of Chinese Women according to Index - According to Region and Age Group - (지수(指數)치를 이용(利用)한 중국(中國) 성인여성(成人女性)의 체형(體型) 유형(類型)에 관한 연구(硏究) - 연령(年齡).지역(地域을)을 중심(中心)으로 -)

  • Kim, Eun-Hee;Sohn, Hee-Soon
    • Journal of Fashion Business
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    • v.11 no.5
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    • pp.136-154
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    • 2007
  • This aims to improve match of clothes for export by offering material information about Chinese women's shape. Therefore, this categorizes the shape by where they live or how they are old and understands the tendency of spread of the shape. To categorize the subject by not size factor but form factor, data were compared and analyzed mainly with index based on measurement of the body. This selected specimen as 1,381 of Chinese women from 19 to 50 selected in random sampling in Shanghai and Beijing from 23th, June to 7th August in 2004. 1. Body shapes categorized by regional and age base are hardly different in its contents. The younger they are, the stronger the tendency of front side factors is, the older they are, the stronger the tendency of shoulder and back side factors is, so this shows that there are slight differences in degree of importance. 2. This is categorized by equal formations in regional and age base in all groups. Normal shapes record highest in the twenties and thirties, fat and skinny shapes record highest and lowest in the forties, respectively. Normal, fat and skinny show its range as respectively decreasing order in Shanghai and Beijing.

The Effect of Shopping Satisfaction on China, Japan and US Tourists' Travel Satisfaction and Post-tour Behavior (중국, 일본, 미국 여행자의 쇼핑만족도가 여행만족도 및 여행후행동에 미치는 영향)

  • Jeon, Yangjin
    • Journal of the Korea Fashion and Costume Design Association
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.207-219
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    • 2016
  • This study was performed to investigate shopping behavior of Chinese, Japanese, and US tourists in Korea. For this purpose, travel activities and shopping items were identified first. And thereafter the shopping satisfaction, travel satisfaction, intention to word-of-mouth, and intention to re-visit were compared by country, gender and age. Finally, the effect of shopping satisfaction on travel evaluations as well as the effect of demographics on shopping satisfaction were examined. Secondary data were used for this survey, while ${\chi}^2$ test, t-test, ANOVA, Duncan test and regression analysis were applied to analyze data. The results were listed below. First, main travel activities were shopping, followed by enjoying natural scenery and visiting historic sites. Apparel, cosmetics, leather goods, and shoes were major shopping products. Chinese and Japanese tourists preferred cosmetics and apparel most, while US travellers bought lots of apparel and shoes. Men and older tourists tended to buy food products more than women and younger people did. Second, degree of shopping satisfaction significantly differed by country and age. The US tourists showed highest satisfaction, followed by Japanese and Chinese ones. Younger people tended to be satisfied more than older people significantly. In terms of travel satisfaction and intention for word-of-mouth, the US tourists, women, and younger people revealed higher scores than the other counterparts. Intention to re-visit Korea were significantly different, based on country and gender, showing higher for the US people and women. Third, shopping satisfaction was found to affect travel satisfaction, intention for word-of- mouth, and intention to revisit Korea significantly. In turn, travel satisfaction was also shown significantly to affect on intention for word-of-mouth, and intention to re-visit Korea.

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A Study on the Body Shape for Chinese Adult Women of Development of Apparel Sizing System (중국(中國) 성인(成人) 여성용(女性用) 의류치수규격(衣類値數規格) 성정(設定)을 위(爲)한 체형(體型) 연구(硏究) 제1보(第1報))

  • Wee, Hye-Jung;Sohn, Hee-Soon
    • Journal of Fashion Business
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    • v.9 no.5
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    • pp.15-36
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    • 2005
  • The purpose of this study was to provide for the useful fundamental data by developing an appearl sizing system according to body types for Chinese adult female. Thus, it was to improve of fittness and coverage rate of exporting domestic clothing to China. As a sample, 1360 female women was seleted aged between 19 and 50 who resident in Beijing and Shanghai in China for characterization body types and development of apparel sizing system by classifying them. As for the method of this study was made of 111 items by indirect measures done during Jun. 23 $\sim$ Aug. 7, 2004. Data analysis were processed by SPSS WIN 10.0 Program was used to for technical statistical analysis, ANOVA(t-test and F-test), factor analysis, duncan's multiple test. The results from the study were as follows: As they are getting older, the horizontal size and length categories related to width, thickness, and circumference increased, and the height and vertical size that show the vertical size of body reduced. 1. The women in the Shanghai area had large head width, head thickness and head circumference, the categories related to the height and head, and the women in the Beijing area had larger in terms of width, circumference, length, angle and other categories. 2. Chinese Adult women's constitutional components determined by factor analysis, six components could be identified: factor 1 : constitutional obesty and width size, factor 2 : longistudinal body size, factor 3 : shoulder form and size, factor 4 : longistudinal upper body size, factor 5 : longistudinal under body size, factor 6 : shoulder dropping.