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Chun Ja Chang 3 Articles
A Study on the Relation of BMI to Lipid Metabolism and Health Promoting Behavior in Middle-Aged Women
Kun Ja Lee, Chun Ja Chang, Jae Hee Yu
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2005;16(4):488-497.   Published online December 31, 2005
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PURPOSE
This study examined the relation of BMI to lipid metabolism and health promoting behavior in middle-aged women.
METHODS
The subjects were 113 women between 40 to 60 years of age. The data was collected from April 2003 to July 2004. BMI was measured using body composition analyzer and lipid metabolism were measured using automatic biochemical analyzer. Health promoting behavior was collected using a structured questionnaire. The SPSSWIN(10.0 version) program was used to analyze the data and get the descriptive statistics and Pearson's correlation coefficients.
RESULTS
BMI was negatively correlated with HDL-c and positively correlated with triglyceride, but there was no significance between BMI and total cholesterol. There was no significance of correlation between BMI and total health-promoting behavior.
CONCLUSION
This study showed that BMI is meaningful in the identification of the high risk women to prevent HDL-c & triglyceride metabolism disturbance, but additional research is needed to study the correlation between BMI and health promoting behaviors in middle-aged women.
The Effects of an Exercise Program on Physical Fitness, Cardiopulmonary Function and Life Satisfaction for Adult Women
Kun Ja Lee, Chun Ja Chang, Jae Hee Yoo, Myung Hee Lee, Cha Nam Kim, Hee Kyo In
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2005;16(2):177-185.   Published online June 30, 2005
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PURPOSE
This study was to examine the effects of an exercise program on physical fitness, cardiopulmonary function and life satisfaction for adult women.
METHOD
The exercise program combined dance and resistance training. The subject group consisted of 114 women aged between 33 and 60. Three 8-week sessions consisted of 55-80% HR max for 60-90 minutes a day and 3 times a week from March to November, 2004. Data were collected through pre- and post-exercise tests before and after each session. Data were collected with dynamometer, sphygmomamometer, spirometer and structured questionnaires. Data were analyzed employing descriptive statistics and paired t-test with SPSS/PC(10.0version) program.
RESULTS
There were significantly positive changes in muscle strength, flexibility, balance quality, forced vital capacity and life satisfaction, but no significantly positive changes in agility and blood pressure.
CONCLUSION
This study showed that an exercise program has partially positive effects for adult women. The results of this study suggest that there should be programs of continuous exercise at community health centers for adult women's health.
Effects of a Health Promoting Education Program on Self-Efficacy, Knowledge of Health Management and Health Promoting Behavior for Middle-Aged Women
Kun Ja Lee, Chun Ja Chang, Jae Hee Yoo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2004;15(4):577-586.   Published online December 31, 2004
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PURPOSE
This study is to examine the effect of a health promoting education program for middle-aged women.
METHODS
Health promoting education program: The subject group consisted of 116 women between 40 and 60 years of age. Three 12-week sessions consisted of a 90 minute class each week, from March 14th to November 14th, 2003. Pre- and post-education tests were collected after each session. The data was collected using structured questionnaires before and after the education sessions. Data were analyzed employing descriptive statistics, paired t-test with SPSS/PC (10.0 version) program.
RESULTS
There were significant changes in health promoting behavior, but no significant changes in the self-efficacy and the knowledge of health management.
CONCLUSION
This study showed that a health promoting education program has partially positive effects for middle-aged women. Based on this study, a continuous education program through a community health center is needed for middle-aged women's health.

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