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Kyung Ja June 26 Articles
The Retention Factors among Nurses in Rural and Remote Areas: Lessons from the Community Health Practitioners in South Korea
Hye Jin Park, Kyung Ja June
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2022;33(3):269-278.   Published online September 30, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2022.33.3.269
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Purpose
This study analyzed the retention factors of Korean community health practitioners who sustained over 20 years based on a multi-dimensional framework. This study suggests global implications for nurses working in rural or remote areas, even during a worldwide pandemic. Methods: The participants were 16 Korean community health practitioners who worked in rural or remote locations for over 20 years. This study identified nurses' key retention factors contributing to long service in rural and remote areas. This is a qualitative study based on the narrative method and analysis was conducted using grounded theory. A semi-structured questionnaire was conducted based on the following: the life flow of the participants' first experience, episodes during the work experience, and reflections on the past 20 years. Results: First, personal 'financial needs' and 'callings' were motivation-related causal conditions. The adaptation of environment-work-community was the contextual condition leading to intervening conditions, building coping strategies by encountering a lifetime crisis. The consequences of 'transition' and 'maturation' naturally occurred with chronological changes. The unique factors were related to the 'external changes' in the Korean primary health system, which improved the participants' social status and welfare. Conclusion: Considering multi-dimensional retention factors was critical, including chronological (i.e., historical changes) and external factors (i.e., healthcare systems), to be supportive synchronously for rural nurses. Without this, the individuals working in the rural areas could be victimized by insecurity and self-commitment. Furthermore, considering the global pandemic, the retention of nurses is crucial to prevent the severity of isolation in rural and remote areas.
A Study on the Gongjungwisaeng Kanhohak, the First Korean Textbook for Public Health Nursing
Kyung Ja June, Ggod Me Yi
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2022;33(1):84-95.   Published online March 31, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2022.33.1.84
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Purpose
The purpose of this study is to extend the knowledge about the textbook, Public Health Nursing Textbook (in Korean, Gongjungwisaeng Kanhohak) which is published in 1933 by the Nurses' Association of Korea.
Methods
Public Health Nursing Textbook was investigated from the cover page to the last page and compared with two original books and other nursing books published in modern Korea.
Results
Public Health Nursing Textbook was the forth published Korean nursing textbook and the first published Korean public health nursing textbook. Rosenberger, a missionary nurse from USA, Lee Keumjeon, Korean public health nurse who studied in Canada, and other Koreans were in charge of translation, etc. It is a user‐friendly book written mainly in Korean (Hangul) with Chinese characters and included the English table of contents, preface and back cover. Most of its contents were extracted and translated from two original books, one is Public Health Nursing by Mary Gardner and the other is Personal Hygiene Applied by Jesse Williams. It is worth noting that the book not only introduced the public health nurses’s activities across the country, but also focused on the information necessary for common health problems at that time.
Conclusion
From the Public Hygiene and Nursing, it can be seen that public health nurses had been independently educated since Imperial Japan’s colonial period, and public health nursing was growing as a independent field in Korea.

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  • A study on the Textbook on Nursing published in Korea in 1918
    Ggodme Yi, SuJeong Yu, Chan Sook Park
    The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education.2023; 29(4): 415.     CrossRef
Development and Evaluation of the Parenting Support Group Program for Mothers with Infants
Sun Hwa Park, Kyung Ja June
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(1):40-50.   Published online March 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.1.40
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Purpose
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the changes in parenting competency, parenting environment, and parenting stress by developing and applying parenting support group program based on the social support intervention model for mothers with infants.
Methods
In this experimental study, mothers with infants of 8~12 weeks old were recruited. 23 mothers were selected for analysis (11 in the experimental group and 12 in the control group). The parenting support group program was provided to the experimental group for seven sessions with 120 minutes per session.
Results
The experimental group showed that the parenting competency and parenting environment were significantly increased and the parenting stress was significantly decreased immediately after intervention. In the case of parenting environment, it was found to have a lasting effect until the point of further investigation.
Conclusion
The results indicate that the program as a social support intervention strategy for mothers rearing up infants is effective intervention in a universal context in the community.

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  • Motherhood as Experienced by Women in a Prenatal and Early-Childhood Home Visitation Program, and Associated Factors
    Ji Yun Lee, Young-Ho Khang, Yu-Mi Kim, Kyung Ja June, Sung-Hyun Cho, Hong-Jun Cho
    Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health.2024; 28(1): 22.     CrossRef
  • An analysis of the very high level of maternal distress experienced by South Korean women with young children
    Ji Yun Lee, Sae Eun Park, Yu-Mi Kim, Hong-Jun Cho, Young-Ho Khang, Dylan A. Mordaunt
    PLOS ONE.2022; 17(9): e0274016.     CrossRef
Effects of a Group-based Parenting Support Program for Infant and Toddler Parents: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
Sun Hwa Park, Seong Hi Park, Kyung Ja June
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2019;30(3):377-389.   Published online September 30, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2019.30.3.377
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PURPOSE
Group-based interventions help the members of the parent group work together to share their parenting stress, provide opportunities for them to support each other emotionally and informatively, and allow them to achieve what they want to accomplish. The purpose of this study is to investigate and synthesize the outcome of a parenting support program for infant and toddler parents.
METHODS
Published randomized control trials were identified through Ovid-Medline, Embase and CINAHL DB. Eligible studies include articles published between 2008 and 2018 in English in the randomized controlled trial design in which parenting support programs were implemented for infant and toddler parents group.
RESULTS
A total of 11 studies was selected for this review. These programs reported large level of effect size for parenting, and middle level effect size for parent's psycho-social outcomes and child development. There were many programs conducted for parents with infants between 13 and 24 months, and the frequency of programs provided for 2 hours a week was high with 9 to 12 sessions. Most programs were facilitated by trained professionals including nurses and social workers except two programs led by lay persons.
CONCLUSION
This review demonstrates that group-based parenting support programs have positive effects on parenting, parent's psychosocial health and infant development. To disseminate the effective group-based parenting support programs, further research is needed to confirm the long term effect and develop nurse's role as a group facilitator.

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  • Research trends over 10 years (2010-2021) in infant and toddler rearing behavior by family caregivers in South Korea: text network and topic modeling
    In-Hye Song, Kyung-Ah Kang
    Child Health Nursing Research.2023; 29(3): 182.     CrossRef
  • Development and Evaluation of the Parenting Support Group Program for Mothers with Infants
    Sun Hwa Park, Kyung Ja June
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2021; 32(1): 40.     CrossRef
  • Effects of Nurse-Led Intervention Programs Based on Goal Attainment Theory: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Bom-Mi Park
    Healthcare.2021; 9(6): 699.     CrossRef
Competencies of Nurses in a Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting Program
Ji Yun Lee, Kyung Ja June, Sung Hyun Cho
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2017;28(4):397-409.   Published online December 31, 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2017.28.4.397
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PURPOSE
Competency is a key foundation of the nursing education curriculum and a baseline element of nursing practice. The purpose of this study was to explore the competencies of community health nurses in a maternal early childhood sustained home-visiting program based on nurses' field experiences.
METHODS
The participants were 21 nurses who had more than 1 year of experience in this program. Reflective interviews were performed; lasting 1 hour per nurse, on August 18, 2016, and the collected data were analyzed using qualitative directed content analysis.
RESULTS
Twenty-four themes were extracted for 9 competencies. The major themes included implementing a long-term relationship-based approach, providing client-led service rather than expert-led service, helping mothers with psychosocial difficulties, and applying skills in a practical manner in the home environment.
CONCLUSION
In order to develop a home-visiting program as part of maternal-early childhood nursing practice, nurses should develop competencies that help them make significant and positive interventions. Results indicate that the curriculum for community health nurses should be changed to improve competencies in building relationships with clients and to focus on the application of skills in specific cases and in clinical practice.

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  • Is a universal nurse home visiting program possible? A cross-sectional survey of nurse home visitation service needs among pregnant women and mothers with young children
    Young-Ho Khang, Kyung Ja June, Sae Eun Park, Sung-Hyun Cho, Ji Yun Lee, Yu-Mi Kim, Hong-Jun Cho, Ka Ming Chow
    PLOS ONE.2022; 17(8): e0272227.     CrossRef
  • Effects of a Community-based Follow-up Program for Parents with Premature Infants on Parenting Stress, Parenting Efficacy, and Coping
    Eun Sun Ji, Ka Ka Shim
    Child Health Nursing Research.2020; 26(3): 366.     CrossRef
Prevalence and Related Factors of Clonorchiasis among Five Major Riverside Residents in South Korea
Chun Mi Kim, Kyung Ja June, Shin Hyeong Cho, Kyung Soon Park, Hung Sa Lee, Ji Yeon Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2016;27(4):346-357.   Published online December 31, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2016.27.4.346
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PURPOSE
This study attempted to investigate the prevalence and related factors of Clonorchiasis among five major riverside residents in South Korea.
METHODS
This study is descriptive research, nationwide survey, and the subjects are 23,492 residents selected by convenience sampling. Data collection was conducted between March 1 and June 30, 2011, and stool collection and questionnaire survey were conducted by affiliated public health centers in 38 cities and Gun's.
RESULTS
The prevalence rates of Clonorchiasis in the five major riversides were as follows: the Guem River 15.2%; the Nakdong River 11.9%; the Seomjin River 10.9%; the Han River 5.7%; and the Yeongsan River 3.9%. The prevalence rates were shown to be significantly high among people who had highly frequent experiences of eating and cooking freshwater raw fish, were diagnosed with liver and/or biliary tract diseases, and drank less than once a month.
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that it is necessary to improve awareness of Clonorchiasis and provide intensive public health education for the riverside residents. And the target groups should be set up by reflecting the characteristics of at-risk groups, and it is necessary to prepare customized strategies for prevention and management of Clonorchiasis.

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  • The spatial-temporal risk profiling of Clonorchis sinensis infection over 50 years implies the effectiveness of control programs in South Korea: a geostatistical modeling study
    Hai-Yan Xiao, Jong-Yil Chai, Yue-Yi Fang, Ying-Si Lai
    The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific.2023; 33: 100697.     CrossRef
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    Sun Huh
    Journal of the Korean Medical Association.2019; 62(8): 437.     CrossRef
Direction of the Community Health Nursing Practice Education Focusing on the Nursing Education Accreditation Criteria
Kyung Ja June, Young Ran Chin, Hee Girl Kim, Chun Mi Kim, Yeon Yi Song, Souk Young Kim, Han Ju Lee, Ihn Sook Jeong, Ki Soon Seo, Kyung Won Choi
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2016;27(2):183-192.   Published online June 30, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2016.27.2.183
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to seek the direction of community health nursing practice education focus on the nursing education accreditation criteria.
METHODS
We collected data through e-mail survey to all of 202 Korean nursing baccalaureate education institute in April, 2016. The 93 professors teaching community health nursing was responded about their affiliated institute (response rate 46.0%).
RESULTS
The Korean nursing graduates in Feb. 2016 was practiced 3.01 credits, 131.6 hours in community health nursing course. Community health nursing practice agency was public health center (98.9%), Public health center post (43.0%), Public health center branch (32.3%) in order. The possibility to achieve the course objectives up to national examination was recognised Public health center (3.4), Public health center post (3.3), Public health center branch and school (3.2) from 5 score likert scale. A lot of nursing education institute have difficulty in clinical placement in community health nursing practice agency that meet eligibility of preceptor and space gaining for only nursing students.
CONCLUSION
The nursing education accreditation criteria in 3rd cycle have to be considered real community health nursing practice situation and newly emerging community health nursing fields.

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  • A Preliminary Study for the Curriculum Development of Community Care Coordinators: Educational Needs Analysis
    Han Nah Park, Ju Young Yoon, Soong-Nang Jang, Hye Jin Nam
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2022; 33(2): 153.     CrossRef
  • Educational needs for the development of a simulation module of home visiting care for the frail elderly
    Junhee Ahn, Youngran Yang
    The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education.2021; 27(1): 68.     CrossRef
  • A Study on Global Nursing Practice Education Experience
    Eun Sil Cho, Myoung Hee Seo, Soo Ok You, Ok Hee Ahn, Myeoung Hi Song
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2021; 32(4): 485.     CrossRef
  • Development and Effects of Head-Mounted Display-Based Home-Visits Virtual Reality Simulation Program for Nursing Students
    Min Kweon Ahn, Chong Mi Lee
    Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing.2021; 51(4): 465.     CrossRef
  • Analysis of Current Status of the Community Health Nursing Practice Education
    Yoo Hyang Cho, Eun Young Do, Kyung Sook Kang, Young Me Kim, Younkyoung Kim, Farrah Rou, Chong Mi Lee, In Hee Choi, Hee Chung Choi
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2017; 28(3): 347.     CrossRef
  • A Comparative Study between American Public Health Nurse Core Competency and Community Health Nursing Practicum in a Province
    Hanju Lee, Junghyun Choi, Sa Saeng Hyeon, Chun Mi Kim, Young Ran Chin
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2017; 28(3): 334.     CrossRef
Job Competencies and Educational Needs Perceived by New Community Health Practitioners
Hyun Kyung Kim, Young Eun, Kyung Ja June, Ae Young So, Hee Gerl Kim, Mi Ran Eom, Yeon Yi Song, Eun Suk Choi, Ji Yeon Park, Hyoung Suk Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2014;25(2):85-96.   Published online June 30, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2014.25.2.85
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PURPOSE
This study was performed to identify job competencies and needs for job education perceived by new community health practitioners.
METHODS
This study used a qualitative research design. Eight new community health practitioners participated in this study. Data were collected through in-depth interviews and analyzed using content analysis.
RESULTS
Five job competencies were identified in this study, including primary care, public health management, interpersonal relationship, teaching and counseling, and leadership. The contents of job education that they needed were management of major symptoms and chronic diseases, understanding and prescription of medications, emergency responses and care, management of endemic diseases, planning and management of public health programs, writing official documentsand computer works, and leadership training. The learning methods they preferred were connecting theory and practice, situation- or case-based learning, skill- or practice-based learning, and increased opportunities of clinical practice.
CONCLUSION
The findings of this study provided the direction of job education for new community health practitioners. Job education for new community health practitioners needs to consider the job competencies and educational needs identified in this study.

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    Na Bee Yoon, Hyeon Kyeong Lee, Haesun Lee, Sang Woo Park
    Research in Community and Public Health Nursing.2023; 34: 32.     CrossRef
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    Min Sun Song, Nam Young Yang, Jin Hak Kim
    Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration.2020; 26(3): 274.     CrossRef
  • A Design for and Evaluation of a Critical Thinking Class for New Community Health Practitioners
    Ji Yeon Park, MinGyu Seo, Hyoung Suk Kim, Kyung Hee Yoo, Kyung Ja June
    The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education.2015; 21(1): 141.     CrossRef
Effects of a Clonorchiasis Prevention Education Program for Clonorchiasis Prevention Lecturers
Chun Mi Kim, Kyung Ja June, Ae Young So
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2013;24(4):398-406.   Published online December 31, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2013.24.4.398
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PURPOSE
The study was conducted to clarify effects of a clonorchiasis prevention education program for clonorchiasis prevention lecturers.
METHODS
The research adopted a single group pretest-posttest design to see effects of the educational program to prevent Clonorchis sinensis infection. The subjects of this study were 74 clonorchiasis prevention lecturers from primary health care facilities. The pretest was conducted before the clonorchiasis prevention education program and the post test was done after the 2-day program in August, 2011. Descriptive statistics, t-test, and ANOVA were conducted to analyze the data.
RESULTS
The confidence level in Clonorchiasis management activities was improved significantly from 4.1+/-0.53 points before the education to 4.4+/-0.46 points after the education (t=-5.117, p<.001). The knowledge level about prevention of Clonorchis sinensis was improved significantly from 16.1+/-2.72 points before the education to 18.3+/-1.14 points after the education (t=-6.629, p<.001).
CONCLUSION
The results suggest that the education program was effective in improving the confidence and knowledge levels in Clonorchiasis management activities for the clonorchiasis prevention lecturers. Based on the results of this study, continuous research on how the increased knowledge and confidence levels of Clonorchis sinensis prevention affect the prevalence of Clonorchis sinensis infection.

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  • Prevalence and Related Factors of Clonorchiasis among Five Major Riverside Residents in South Korea
    Chunmi Kim, Kyung Ja June, Shin Hyeong Cho, Kyung Soon Park, Hung Sa Lee, Ji Yeon Park
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2016; 27(4): 346.     CrossRef
Associations between Job Stress and Work-related Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Street Sanitation Workers
Hye Jin Kim, Kyung Ja June, Gyeyoung Shin, Jin A Choo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2013;24(3):314-322.   Published online September 30, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2013.24.3.314
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PURPOSE
The purpose of the study was to examine associations between job stress and work-related musculoskeletal symptoms (WRMS) in street sanitation workers.
METHODS
A cross-sectional correlational study was conducted with 87 male street sanitation workers at E Gu in Seoul. The Job stress and WRMS were measured by using the Korean Occupational Stress Scale-Short Form and the KOSHA GUIDE H-9-2012 instrument, respectively. The WRMS was evaluated according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health criteria.
RESULTS
The participants reported greater levels of insufficient job control and interpersonal conflict than the general Korean population. Of the participants, 44.8% reported WRMS at any body parts. Specifically, 28.7% reported WRMS at upper parts, while 16.5% reported WRMS at lower parts. Compared to low levels of job demand, its high levels were significantly associated with WRMS at both upper and lower parts of the body (OR=3.62, 95% CI=1.15~11.38; OR=3.60, 95% CI=1.04~12.39). Compared to low levels of occupational climate, its high levels were significantly associated with WRMS at upper parts of the body (OR=3.18, 95% CI=1.22~8.26).
CONCLUSION
Among street sanitation workers, job stress may be a correlate of WRMS. Therefore, nursing strategies for reducing job stress are needed to prevent and manage WRMS.

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    Industrial Health.2018; 56(4): 308.     CrossRef
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    Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine.2016; 40(1): 1.     CrossRef
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    Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing.2015; 24(3): 214.     CrossRef
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    Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing.2014; 23(4): 245.     CrossRef
Prescription Drug Use in Primary Health Care Posts and Its Improvement Scheme
Chun Mi Kim, Yeon Yi Song, Kyung Ja June, Sa Saeng Hyeon, Hyun Ju Shin
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2013;24(2):123-134.   Published online June 30, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2013.24.2.123
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PURPOSE
The prescription drug list for primary treatment by community health practitioners has been maintained for 30 years without any modification. Thus, this study will suggest an improvement scheme of prescription drug list for primary health care posts through an analysis of drug use in those posts.
METHODS
A questionnaire survey was implemented with community health practitioners from April to June in 2012. A total of 1,249 copies were analyzed. As for the databases of drug use in the integrated information, a total of 154,229 diagnoses selected in the method of stratified cluster sampling from 39 primary health care posts'data were analyzed. We consulted some experts about the prescription medication list, and referred to the medication information on-line home page for up-to-date drug information.
RESULTS
This study ultimately suggests 77 prescription drug items for primary health care posts by eliminating 35 items and replacing 1 item from the original list, and adding 4 items to it.
CONCLUSION
This study will provide basic data for revising the prescription drug list in primary health care posts by periodically reflecting adverse effects in the existing drugs, demographic and environmental changes, and development of new drugs.

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    Hyun Kyung Kim, Young Eun, Kyung Ja June, Ae Young So, Hee Gerl Kim, Mi Ran Eom, Yeon Yi Song, Eun Suk Choi, Ji Yeon Park, Hyoung Suk Kim
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2014; 25(2): 85.     CrossRef
The Effects of Case Management for Clients with Clonorchiasis in Riverside Areas
Chun Mi Kim, Hee Gerl Kim, Kyung Ja June, Souk Young Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(4):427-437.   Published online December 31, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2012.23.4.427
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PURPOSE
In order to lower the infection rate and the reinfection rate of Clonorchiasis in high-risk areas, we performed and analyzed a case management on people with chlonorchisis.
METHODS
The data was collected from April 2010 to March 2011. A community health practitioner was selected as a case manager based on our training program. The intervention group had 58 participants with three months of case management and the control group had 144 participants handled with traditional methods.
RESULTS
The pre and post-test in the intervention group and the control group showed us improved knowledge of Clonorchiasis, attitudes and behavior toward eating freshwater fish. The results of post-test between the intervention group and the control group showed statistically significant differences in all categories, except a hand-washing category. However, one year after a case management, there was no significant difference in the failure rate of treatment.
CONCLUSION
The case management was effective for people infected with Clornorchiasis near riverside areas; however, in order to lower the rates of reinfection and treatment failure, it is necessary to perform continuous monitoring and regular evaluations.

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Looking Back the Past 30 Years: Activities and Achievements of Community Health Practitioners in Rural and Remote Areas in Korea
Chun Mi Kim, Kyung Ja June
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(1):51-62.   Published online March 31, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2012.23.1.51
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify community health nursing activities that community health practitioners perceive and their achievements in community by reviewing the community health nursing activities that community health practitioners have done for the last 30 years.
METHODS
This study was a qualitative study. Thirty one community health practitioners were interviewed using the focus group interview method and data were analyzed using content analysis. Data were collected from April to June in 2011.
RESULTS
Community health practitioners perceived themselves as "Community Vitalizers" and 9 categories were identified. They were 'ground to explore new nursing areas', 'assimilation to community', 'ground to establish community diagnosis', 'everyday life health management in the community', 'increased accessibility to medical services for the residents', 'enforced health practices for the residents', 'reinforced self-reliance of community', 'commitment to making a happy village' and 'mental fence of the community.' CONCLUSION: This study was meaningful in that it explained the unique identity of the community health practitionersand could be used as important basic materials in the process of re-establishment of the roles of Health Offices. Hereafter in-depth study on community competence reinforcement should be made to identify the roles of community health nurses.

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    Min Sun Song, Nam Young Yang, Jin Hak Kim
    Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration.2020; 26(3): 274.     CrossRef
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    Young Ran Chin, Hyun Kim
    Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing.2016; 30(2): 300.     CrossRef
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    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2014; 25(2): 85.     CrossRef
Breakfast Skipping and Related Factors in Children in Poverty
Kyung Ja June, Jin Young Kim, Seung Mi Park, Ji Yun Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2011;22(2):204-211.   Published online June 30, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2011.22.2.204
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PURPOSE
To investigate the frequency of breakfast skipping and affecting factors in children in poverty.
METHODS
The subjects were 644 children who were receiving the services of community child center or delivery meal-box. They were asked about their socio-demographic characteristics, health behaviors and breakfast-skipping status in the survey.
RESULTS
Breakfast-skippers were 17.4% of the subjects. The count of negative health behaviors in breakfast skippers was higher than that in eaters, and the behaviors of exercise, screen time, alcohol experience, and smoking experience were worse in skippers than in eaters. The odds ratio of breakfast skipping was higher in female children (OR=2.53, p<.001), those with single father (OR=3.76, p<.001) or single mother (OR=1.83 p=.030), those with alcohol experience (OR=1.82, p=.022) and smoking experience (OR=2.80, p=.003), and under-weight ones (OR=2.54, p=.048).
CONCLUSION
Breakfast skipping is associated with gender, family structure, alcohol experience, smoking experience and BMI. Children in poverty need comprehensive health promotion programs including interventions for breakfast skipping and health behaviors.

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Influencing Factors on Functional Health Literacy among the Rural Elderly
Ji Yeon Park, Kyung Ja June
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2011;22(1):75-85.   Published online March 31, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2011.22.1.75
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to describe the status of the functional health literacy of the elderly living in a rural community and to identify the influencing factors on the functional health literacy.
METHODS
Subjects (n=238) aged over 60 years were selected for data collection. Functional health literacy was measured by Korean Health Literacy, which consisted of 15 items including eight numeracy and seven comprehension items. Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA with Scheffe test, and stepwise multiple regression were used to analyze the data.
RESULTS
The mean score of total functional health literacy was 6.66+/-3.31, numeracy was 3.52+/-1.76, and comprehension was 3.41+/-2.10. Of the subjects, 39.1% showed a low score below the median split. In the results of stepwise multiple regression, the factors affecting functional health literacy were basic literacy, age, number of chronic diseases, self-reported health status, and gender. These factors accounted for 33.0% of functional health literacy.
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that interventions for improving functional health literacy are necessary to enhance elders' ability of self-care management. In addition, it is needed to take into account the individual characteristics of the subjects depending on their gender, age, and health status.

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A Study on the Prevalence of Clonorchis Sinensis and the Effects of Educational Program among Residents in the Basin of the Youngsan River, Korea
Chun Mi Kim, Ae Young So, Kyung Ja June, Hee Young Jung
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2011;22(1):56-65.   Published online March 31, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2011.22.1.56
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PURPOSE
The goal of this study was to analyze the prevalence of Clonorchis sinensis infection in people living within 5 km of the Youngsan River basin, to develop an educational program to prevent the infection, and to examine the effects of the educational program.
METHODS
This study employed a one group pretest-posttest design, the subjects were 384. This study was conducted from November 20, 2008 to June 16, 2009. The results were analyzed with the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program.
RESULTS
Of the residents, 5.7% were infected with Clonorchis sinensis and the knowledge level about the prevention of Clonorchis sinensis was improved significantly from 9.75+/-5.12 points before the education to 15.05+/-2.43 points after the education. One of the important effects was that the willingness to eat raw fresh-water fish was reduced after the education.
CONCLUSION
Based on the results of this study, a continuous research needs to be conducted on how education and knowledge level-up change people's living attitudes for the prevention of Clonorchis sinensis infection and the reduction of the infection rate in the future.

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Clonorchis Sinensis Infection Experience in Residents Living in Riverside Areas
Hee Gerl Kim, Kyung Ja June, Souk Young Kim, Myungsook Park, Chun Mi Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2010;21(1):110-117.   Published online March 31, 2010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2010.21.1.110
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this research was to describe clonorchis sinensis infection experience in high risk populations living in riverside areas. The research question was "How do local residents perceive Clonorchiasis and how are they infected with the parasite".
METHODS
Qualitative data were collected by focus group interviews with 16 participants from January to February, 2009. All the interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed, and analyzed by the content analysis method.
RESULTS
Five main categories were conceptualized, which were "lacking in understanding of Clonorchiasis," "culture of the rural community," "life style," "recovering experience from infection" and "change of health behavior." CONCLUSION: The result of this study indicates that residents are infected with Clonorchiasis through interaction between individual and group risky factors. Therefore, it is important to develop effective health education programs on both individual and group levels to prevent infection with Clonorchiasis.

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Analysis of Working Time of Nurses in Urban Public Health Center Branches in South Korea.: Focused on Nurses for Visiting Health Service and Chronic Disease Management
Kyung Ja June, Hee Gerl Kim, Souk Young Kim, Ae Young So, Shin Young Sohn, Eun Ok Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2008;19(4):649-659.   Published online December 31, 2008
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to investigate working time of nurses in urban public health center branch, especially for nurses for visiting health service and chronic disease management.
METHOD
Daily note, which was developed by this research team, was distributed to nurses at 7 urban public health center branches to be filled out them for 2 weeks during 2 month from June 2007 to August 2007. We analyzed 121 daily notes recorded by visiting nurses and 65 daily notes written by chronic disease management nurses were analyzed.
RESULTS
The total working time for visiting nurses at urban public health center branches was 589.85 minutes per day on the average. They spent 147.13 min in actual visiting nursing services, 149.36 min in documenting, 66.94 in preparing, 77.69 min in transferring, and 11.84 min in referring. The total working time for chronic disease management nurses at urban public health center branches was 582.92 minutes per day on the average. They spent 148.77 min in actual chronic disease management services, 120.62 min in documenting, 42.46 min in group education, 37.38 in preparing, and 10.38 min in referring.
CONCLUSION
Based on the results of this study, it is recommended to improve documenting systems and to increase community resources linkage were recommended through the results of this study. The results of this study are expected to be used to plan staffing at urban public health center branches in the future.
Effects of Community-based case Management Program on Functional Status and Caregiver Burden of Stroke Patients
Eun Young Kim, Jung Hyun Choi, Chang Yup Kim, Jee Yeon Shin, Ggod Me Yi, Kyung Ja June
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2004;15(1):18-28.   Published online March 31, 2004
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PURPOSE
The purpose of the study was to analyze the changes in functional status and caregiver burden after a community-based case management program for stroke patients.
METHOD
This study was designed as a one group pre and post-test. A total of 61 stroke patients and their caregivers were sampled in three urban areas and two rural areas. Face to face interviews were conducted as a pre-test one week before intervention, and a post-test two weeks after intervention. The case management program consisted of four home visits and two telephone counseling sessions for assessment, education and providing information during the eight weeks. The collected data were analyzed with paired t-test.
RESULTS
First, significant differences in functional status, and specifically mobility and cognition, were found between pre-test and post-test. Second, caregiver burden, in particular, objective burden was significantly decreased after 8 weeks. Third, the positive response for the services increased after 8 weeks.
CONCLUSION
The community-based case management program was effective to improve the functional status of stroke patients and to decrease the caregiver burden.
Development of a Database System for Home Care Service Based on RAI(Resident Assessment Instrument)
Kyung Ja June, Eun Young Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2003;14(1):75-82.   Published online March 31, 2003
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The purpose of this study was to develop an information system for home care service based on RAI(Resident Assessment Instrument). The standardization of service providing process was conducted using the steps of need assessment, triggers, application of CAPs, and care plan. The structure of MDsoft-HC was composed by MDS-CAPS system and system management system. A database on home care clients was accumulated by putting data, respectively, in general information, MDS-item, and MDS-result. Based on this data, the list of CAPs for the client was selected and monthly and annual statistics were calculated by problem result counts. It was suggested that standardization of a care plan would be integrated and short form of need assessment would be developed in the next stage.
The Influences of Visual and Hearing Impairment on Activities of Daily Living for the Community Dwelling Elderly
Eun Ok Park, Kyung Ja June, Eun Young Kim, Hee Girl Kim, Ae Young So, Ggo Me Yi
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2001;12(2):417-427.   Published online September 30, 2001
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PURPOSE
The aim of this study is to identify the influence of visual and hearing impairment on the activities of daily living of community dwelling elderly.
METHODS
Data were collected by home visiting interviewers from 452 older people aged 65 years or older living in community. Resident Assessment Instrument MDS-HC(2.0version) was used for data collection. Data analysis for descriptive statistics, Chi-square test and multiple regression was made by SAS 6.2.
RESULTS
34.7% of the subject had hearing impairment and 64.3% had visual impairment Among IADL, one half of them were dependent in ordinary house work and meal preparation. In the case of ADL, 13.9% of subjects were dependent in bathing and 8.9% in personal hygiene. There was significant difference in IADL performance by visual and hearing impairment On the other hand, ADL performance showed the significant difference only in the case of hearing impairment. As the result of input of visual and hearing impairment in the process of regression, variances were increased from 3% to 11%.
CONCLUSIONS
Large proportions of older people living in the community have visual and hearing impairment. It could be confirmed that hearing and vision were significant factors influencing on IADL performance of older people. Intervention and support policy for elderly needs to focus on improvement of visual and hearing impairment.
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Home Health Care Program for Cerebrovascular Accident Patients
Kyung Ja June, Jeong Young Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2001;12(1):22-31.   Published online March 31, 2001
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Purpose
of this study is to compare the cost effectiveness of home care services for the cerebrovascular accident patients by the type of institution. The method is the secondary analysis using the patients' charts. 107 subjects and 1,417 visits were sampled from each type of home care institution such as one hospital based home care center, one KNA home care center, one urban health center, one rural health center and one health care post.
Result
There were differences in the functional status of patients and the service contents and frequencies provided by the type of home care institution, The cost per visit for one unit of ADL by the hospital based home care was higher than by the community-based home care.
Conclusion
It was suggested that the referral system among the home care institutions would be developed to improve the cost-effectiveness.
The Effects of Excercise Program on Cognitive Perception, Health Promotion Activity and Life Satisfaction of Elderly in Senior Citizen's Center
Eun Young Kim, Kyung Ja June
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2000;11(1):80-89.   Published online June 30, 2000
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This study was designed to investigate effects on cognitive perception. health promotion activity and life satisfaction of elderly. The participants for this study were 292 in senior citizen's center in S-city. The participants were categorized by two groups. one have taken exercise regularly. at least more than one a week for 6 months, the other have not. The measurement tools were the Perceived Benefit Scale developed by Walker, et al. and translated by Kim. Hee Ja(1994), the Life Satisfaction Index developed by Neugarten. etc. and translated by Lee. Ga Ok(1994) and Self efficacy Scale developed by Kim. Hee Ja (1994). The data were collected by personal interviews. which were taken from January 11 to 16. 1999, and analyzed by SAS 6.12. The major results of this study were as follows; 1. Scores of self-efficacy were higher regular exercise group than irregular group. 2. Regular exercise group have taken exercise such as jogging, climbing and the other hands irregular group have not. 3. When the participants were categorized by smoking, other health promotion behavior (weight control. diet), both scores of life satisfaction index were higher smoking group than non-smoking group, other health promotion behavior than non-health promotion behavior. 4. There was no significant difference between the two groups in terms of perceived benefit, life satisfaction. From these findings, regular exercise program will be able to provide elderly with opportunity to change positively their lives in cognitive perception. health promotion activity.
Literature Review on Community Health Assessment based on the Concept of "Community as Client"
Kyung Ja June, Young Sook Kwon, Jin Ju Oh, Eun Ok Park, Eun Young Kim, Hee Girl Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2000;11(1):3-20.   Published online June 30, 2000
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The purpose of this study was to compare the concept of community and community health, community health assessment tool, and community health nursing diagnosis based on the concept of "Community as Client". The method for this purpose was to search the articles and textbooks related to community assessment and review the contents by the researchers who were 5 community health nursing faculties and 1 doctoral candidate. The sources of articles were limited in Public Health Nursing and the Journal of Community Health Nursing. As the result, three types of conceptual model were classified: epideiological model. fuctional model. system model. System model by Newman and Helvie included more comprehensive concept of community health than others. Helvie model suggested the most specific indicators among them. The components of nursing diagnosis in the system model had the subjectives. problems and the related factors. It makes the nursing care plan related to the nursing diagnosis. But there was no nursing diagnosis system among the three model. It is needed to compare the nursing intervention based on the concept of "Community as Client". It will be helpful to the community health nursing practice to develop the nursing diagnosis system based on the system model. For the community health nursing education, it is suggested to try the case study by the using three types of model. Finally, it is needed to validate the community assessment tool in Korean setting.
Developing the Joint Employment System of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners for the Minor Enterprises in Korea (Part 2): Comparison of Opinions between Employers and Occupational Health Nurses
Young Im Kim, Kyung Ja June, Sung Eun Lee, Soon Nyoung Yun
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 1998;9(2):313-323.   Published online December 31, 1998
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This study is to develop the model on the joint employment system of occupational health nurse practitioners for medium or small sized enterprises in Korea based on the comparison opinions between employers and occupational health nurses (OHN). The data were collected by questionnaires from Oct. to Nov. in 1997. The number of subjects was 210 OHNs and 176 employers, response rate was 47.1% for OHNs and 23.2% for employers. The SAS PC program was used for the descriptive statistics. The results were as follow: 1. More than three years career was preferred for qualification of OHN by employers and OHNs. OHNs preferred that all instruments and materials should be equipped in each industry, but employers preferred that they should be equipped by OHN. 2. For the limit number of industries and employees per one OHN, employers preferred average 2.25 industries and 307 employees, OHNs preferred average 3.0 industries and 448 employees. Both of them preferred two times visit per week for all day long. 3. OHNs wanted that the local office of Ministry of Labor could act as mediator, but employers preferred direct contact individually. For the average wage, employers preferred 887,000 won per month, but OHNs preferred 1,960,000 won per month. 4. OHNs preferred the Korean Association of Occupational Health Nurse as the recruit agency. Finally, employers and OHNs have the opinions that they can choose this system depending on the condition. There is in need of development of effective strategy for this new system such as manpower development, cost-benefit analysis, establishment of occupational health service standard, advertisement for employers, and government supported project.
A Study on Job Characteristics, Job Motivation and Job Performance of Public Health Nurses
Kyung Ja June, Hee Gerl Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 1997;8(2):250-261.   Published online December 31, 1997
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In Korea, visiting nursing services in pubic health centers have been in place since 1991. The purpose of this study is to compare the job characteristics, job motivation and job performance between visiting nurses and other public health nurses. 196 subjects were sent mailed questionnaires from Aug. to Sep., 1997. The response rate was 65.3%. Data were analyzed by a SPSSWIN program with a t-test, chi2-test, ANCOVA. The results were as follows : 1. The level of job ability in visiting nurses was higher than that of other public health nurses, but it was an insignificant difference(t=1.5975, p=.2078). Among job characteristics, skill variety was significantly higher in other public health nurses(t=8.2121, p=.0046); autonomy and feedback were significantly higher in visiting nurses(t=8.1877, p=.0047/t=7.7026, p=.0085). 2. There was no significant difference in the level of job motivation(t=.6485, p=.4216) and in job performance between the two groups (t=2.7393, p=.0995). In job performance, general nursing and organizational jobs were significantly higher in other public health nurses (t=4.8486, p=.1288/t=9.4237, p=.0024). 3. It was reconfirmed that there was, a significant difference in the level of skill variety, autonomy and feedback in analyzing age and career as covariates. 4. Significant positive relationship was found in job characteristics and job motivation(r=.5488, p=.0000). No significant relationship was found in job characteristics and job performance(r=.0486, p=.498). Through these results, it was supported that there were differences in some of the job characteristics and job performance between visiting nurses and other public health nurses. Therefore, it is requested to redesign job standards, training programs and management styles focusing on the job characteristics of visiting nurses.

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