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Kyung Mi Woo 3 Articles
Perceived Social Support of Family Caregivers for People with Dementia: Concept Analysis
Aeri Kim, Jeong Yeon Kim, Kyung Mi Woo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):540-554.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.540
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Purpose
Most of the currently used concepts and measurements of social support have been relevant for general population. The main purpose of this study is to conduct the concept analysis of perceived social support(PSS) of family caregivers for people with dementia. Methods: This study adopted the Walker and Avant concept analysis methodology. Results: Findings from this concept analysis suggested four defining attributes of PSS of family caregivers for people with dementia: 1) PSS is help or assistance that family caregivers perceive as available when needed; 2) PSS is offered through socio-ecological structure; 3) PSS has a specific function to meet the needs of family caregivers; and 4) PSS includes quality aspects where family caregivers choose, use, or evaluate it. Borrowing from the socio-ecological model, this study proposed the structural aspects of PSS. This study also identified functional aspects of PSS, such as emotional support, informational support, appraisal support, and practical support. Finally, this study assessed quality aspects of PSS, such as satisfaction, timeliness, usefulness, accessibility, and coordination. Conclusion: Focusing on family caregivers for people with dementia, we proposed a new model of PSS. The present study helped refine and clarify the concept of PSS of family caregivers for people with dementia. The results of this study may also contribute to promoting the development of more effective instruments for the concept.

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  • Examining Characteristics and Service Utilization of South Korean Home Health Care Patients: Secondary Analysis of 10-Year Data From a Tertiary Hospital
    Hana Lee, Aeri Kim, Hyunsook Heo, Jisoo Lee, Kyungmi Woo
    Home Health Care Management & Practice.2023; 35(1): 21.     CrossRef
  • Experience of family caregivers using dementia management programs for patients with dementia during COVID-19: Based on focus group interviews
    Doonam Oh, Jeonghae Hwang, Seonghee Jeong
    Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion.2022; 39(5): 101.     CrossRef
The Effect of Unemployment in Depression by Age Group: Using 12 States' Data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Kyung Mi Woo, Zhi Sun Zhang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2020;31(4):436-446.   Published online December 31, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2020.31.4.436
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Purpose
This study aims to explore the association between unemployment and depression in people from different age groups ranging from 18 to 65 years old.
Methods
This study used a cross-sectional design. We performed bivariate analysis and multivariable logistic regression on the 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data from 12 states in the United States.
Results
On a sample comprised of n=53,406 individuals, of whom 2,546 (7.8%) were identified as being depressed and 3,448 (10.6%) as unemployed, we found that individuals aged 61~65 years have a lower depression risk compared to those aged 18-25 after adjusting for other variables including employment status. However, people from 61~65 have higher increased risk of depression when unemployed compared to other age groups in all three models tested (3.95 times higher in unemployed people in model 1, and 2.81 times higher in model 2 and model 3).
Conclusion
Our findings indicate that there may need to be more focus on older adults who are unemployed, with associated support services for their mental health. The results of our study indicate that although older adults are less likely to be unemployed, there are more likely to experience depression if they are unemployed (once other confounding factors are taken into account) than younger adults. Policies and interventions can be developed to address not only the physical difficulties but also the mental challenges with which older adults can be at risk facing in case of unemployment.

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  • Work-family trajectories and health: A systematic review
    Vendula Machů, Iris Arends, Karin Veldman, Ute Bültmann
    Advances in Life Course Research.2022; 52: 100466.     CrossRef
  • Self-Rated Health, Demographic Factors and Depressive Symptoms Among Malaysian Adults
    Nur Syahirah Mohd Shah, Nik Nur Wahidah Nik Hashim, Nadzirah Ahmad Basri, Siti Fauziah Toha
    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARE SCHOLARS.2022; 5(1): 29.     CrossRef
Influential Factors for Happiness of Adolescents Who Use Community Child Centers
Young Mi Park, Jung Yee Kim, En Joo Jo, Ji Hyun Lee, Kyung Mi Woo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2017;28(1):34-43.   Published online March 31, 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2017.28.1.34
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to determine factors affecting happiness of adolescents who attended community child centers.
METHODS
We surveyed 154 adolescents attending a community child center in P City with a structured self-report questionnaire from October 3 to October 15, 2016. Data was analyzed by SPSS 18.0 descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffé test, Pearson's correlation coefficients and stepwise multiple regression.
RESULTS
The mean scores of family strength, friend support, teacher support, and happiness were 3.8±0.84, 3.8±0.98, 3.7±0.84 and 3.7±0.63. There were significant differences in happiness according to the subjects' number of close friends and duration of their stay at the community child center. There were a significant positive correlations among family strength, friend support, teacher support, and happiness. The most significant factors affecting happiness included friend support (β=.40) and peaceable family strength (β=.35). These variables explained 44% of the total variance in happiness.
CONCLUSION
It is desirable to prepare and support measures to increase friends' support and family strength in order to improve happiness of adolescents attending community child centers. The findings suggest that it is necessary to develop nursing intervention programs to promote friend support and family strength.

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