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Women's Health Status Working at Traditional Marketplaces and Their Needs for Public Health Care Services
Won Ju Hwang, Jin Ah Kim, Hee Gerl Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2017;28(1):44-54.   Published online March 31, 2017
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The purpose of this study is to analyze health status of women working in traditional marketplace and their needs for public healthcare services.
A descriptive survey of 500 women working at three traditional marketplaces was conducted.
street vendors' health status were much poorer than store merchants'. Furthermore, psychosocial factors like job stress and depression were increased in street venders. Thus, the public healthcare programs required by them included exercise programs (28.2%) and health checkup (26.8%). In addition, 31.2% of the participants reported that they needed visiting nursing care services. The rate of occupational health and safety or employment insurances was as low as 10.8%.
Effective interventions including psychosocial factors for women workers at traditional marketplaces need to be developed based on these results. Also, it is recommended that public health care services such as outreach services and visiting nursing care services for women working at traditional marketplaces be provided. Furthermore, institutional provisions such as insurances for protecting these vulnerable groups' health are needed.


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