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Meen Hye Lee 2 Articles
Acculturation, Social Network, and Health-related Quality of Life in Korean-Chinese Immigrants
Meen Hye Lee, Hyeon Kyeong Lee, Sue Kim, Yeon Soo Jang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2013;24(4):438-450.   Published online December 31, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2013.24.4.438
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to identify relationships between acculturation, social network, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Korean-Chinese immigrants.
METHODS
A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted with 147 Korean-Chinese immigrants who were residing more than 1 year in Korea. Physical and mental dimensions of HRQOL were assessed by Short Form-12 Health Survey that consisted of a physical component summary (PCS) and a mental component summary (MCS). Data were analyzed with Pearson's correlation and multiple regression.
RESULTS
The mean PCS score was 41.14+/-10.72 and the mean MCS score was 49.09+/-11.31 (possible range 10-70). Depression (beta=-6.43) and Social network frequency (beta=2.44) explained 28.4% of the variance in PCS while depression (beta=-11.54) and visiting clinic/hospital (beta=-4.00) explained 34.3% of the variance in MCS. Acculturation was not significantly associated with HRQOL.
CONCLUSION
This study confirmed that the social network frequency influences HRQOL among Korean-Chinese Immigrants. The findings suggest that social network analysis should be considered in the process of developing health intervention strategies for Korean-Chinese immigrants.

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Experiences of Middle-aged Korean-Chinese Female Migrant Workers in Korea: With Focus on Risk Factors in Work-related Musculoskeletal Diseases
Hyeon Kyeong Lee, Duck Hee Chae, Kyong Eun Lee, Meen Hye Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2013;24(2):185-194.   Published online June 30, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2013.24.2.185
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PURPOSE
This study was to explore situations that might put the middle-aged Korean-Chinese female migrant workers at risk for work-related musculoskeletal diseases (WMSDs). At the development phase of a continuing health project, the study aimed to clarify health promotion program needs of the migrant population.
METHODS
A qualitative description research design was used with three focus groups of 23 Korean-Chinese female migrant workers. Each focus group interview was conducted for 70-minutes using semi-structured interview guidelines. The data were analyzed using directed qualitative content analysis techniques.
RESULTS
The majority of the participants were household workers and their work included heavy material handling, standing for a long time, and working in awkward postures. They experienced discrimination from employers, lack of control at work, limitations in open-communication, job insecurity, and acculturation. They had needs to have health promotion programs for preventing and managing chronic diseases, depression and menopause as well as WMSDs.
CONCLUSION
The participants were situated in work environments with physical demanding tasks, acculturative and job-related stress and lack of opportunities to participate in health promotion programs. It is suggested to develop a comprehensive program to better meet the needs of middle-aged Korean-Chinese female migrant workers rather than targeting the reduction of WMSDs.

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    Yu Zhu Zhang, Seon Young Hwang
    Journal of Transcultural Nursing.2023; 34(2): 131.     CrossRef
  • Network Support Using Social Networking Services to Increase Exercise Adherence Among Korean-Chinese Middle-Aged Migrant Women: Mixed Methods Study
    Hyeyeon Lee, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Youlim Kim, Sookyung Kim, Young-Me Lee
    JMIR mHealth and uHealth.2020; 8(11): e19159.     CrossRef
  • Development of a Living Lab for a Mobile-Based Health Program for Korean-Chinese Working Women in South Korea: Mixed Methods Study
    Youlim Kim, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Mi Kyung Lee, Hyeyeon Lee, Hyoeun Jang
    JMIR mHealth and uHealth.2020; 8(1): e15359.     CrossRef
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    Hyeonkyeong Lee, Junghee Kim, Ri Yoo, Ja-yin Lee
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2016; 27(3): 284.     CrossRef

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