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Chong Mi Chang 3 Articles
Factors Affecting the Quality of Sleep in Young Adults
Ae Kyung Chang, Kyung Hye Lee, Chong Mi Chang, Jin Yi Choi
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):497-505.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.497
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Purpose
The study aimed to identify the effects of sleep hygiene (use of caffeine, alcohol, night eating syndrome, stress, and coping styles), social network, and smartphone-related factors on quality of sleep in young adults.
Methods
This was a descriptive research design. Participants completed a questionnaire on evidence-based variables including caffeine intake, alcohol consumption, social network, night eating syndrome, stress, coping styles, and smartphone-related factors. Stepwise multiple regression was used for data analysis to identify factors that influenced the participants’ quality of sleep. This study included 288 young adults in South Korea.
Results
This study identified the factors affecting quality of sleep in young adults. Their average weekly sleep duration was 6.86 hours with low sleep quality, indicated by a score of 59.34 points (range 17-100). The predictors of sleep quality were sleep mood, sub-items of night eating syndrome, effects of pain over the last four weeks, and social networks, which explained 33% of the variance.
Conclusion
Sleep-induced diseases in young adults could be prevented by identifying sleep mood, pain, and social networks, which is important for health and using them as a basis for intervention.
The Prevalence of Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, and Atopic Dermatitis in Elementary School Students according to the Body Mass Index
Chong Mi Chang, Sang Hee Chun, Jin Yi Choi
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2015;26(3):230-237.   Published online September 30, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2015.26.3.230
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PURPOSE
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis in elementary school students according to thebody mass index.
METHODS
This study was conducted as cross-sectional descriptive research using a structured questionnaire. Data were collected from 6,398 students at 15 elementary schools located in Y City in Korea. The cross-sectional survey used the Korean version of International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood questionnaire. Logistic regression analysis was performed to estimate the odds ratios of body mass index.
RESULTS
The symptom prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis in the last 12 months was 12.4%, 49.5%, and 24.5%, respectively. The symptom prevalence of asthma was significantly higher in the obesity group. The number of those without any asthma symptom in lifetime was significantly smaller in the overweight (OR=0.70, p=.004) and obesity (OR=0.57, p=.005) groups than in the healthy weight group.
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis prevention programs for elementary school students should include weight control intervention.

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  • Effect of overweight or obesity on lung function and asthma severity in prepubertal asthmatic children
    Da Bin Jung, Ji Eun Jeong, Hai Lee Chung, Yoon Young Jang
    Allergy, Asthma & Respiratory Disease.2021; 9(4): 231.     CrossRef
The Levels of Impacts of Events, Depression and Anxiety among Injured Workers
Chong Mi Chang, Nam Hee Choi, Hyun Sook Kang, Sun Hee Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2009;20(2):234-242.   Published online June 30, 2009
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PURPOSE
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of accidental events, depression, and anxiety among workers with industrial accidents in South Korea.
METHODS
The participants were 510 workers with industrial accidents. Data were collected by personal interviews with structured questionnaires for three months from August to October in 2005. For analyses, frequencies and means were utilized.
RESULTS
The participants' average age was 44.9 years, and about 91% of them were male. Also, they had a greater risk of poverty after being injured. The most frequent cause of accidents was fall (32.2%), and the most frequent injured body area was extremities (73.9%). For around a half of the participants, the treatment period was 12 months or shorter. The participants were at great risk of experiencing a negative impact due to events, depression, and anxiety.
CONCLUSION
It is necessary to develop: (a) strategies for injured workers to be financially stable during recuperation; and (b) supporting systems for them not to suffer and exacerbate mental health problems after being injured.

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