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Soo Jin Kang 2 Articles
Trends and Level in Health Literacy Research on Immigrants in Korea: A Literature Review
Soo Jin Kang, Na Kyum Hyung
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2020;31(3):322-336.   Published online September 30, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2020.31.3.322
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Purpose
This study aimed to investigate the current state and trends of health literacy research considering migrants living in South Korea.
Methods
A review of the literature was conducted using electronic data base and citation tracking. A total of 82 articles were identified, of which 16 articles that met the inclusion criteria were selected for review. Two authors reviewed the articles independently using a matrix table and then examined four aspects of the studies jointly: research method, immigrant characteristics, health literacy assessment, and main findings.
Results
Most of the articles (n=13) were descriptive studies and three were methodology studies for instrument development. Of the 13 studies, eight involved female immigrants, four of health literacy involved migrant workers, and four concerned North Korean Refugees. A total of eight types of health literacy assessment tools were used. Sufficient samples and sampling methods were lacking at the population level.
Conclusion
The results of the review generally showed that the health literacy of immigrants was lower than that of native South Koreans, and that there was a difference between nationality and gender among immigrants; however, further research is needed to review a larger sample with a validated instrument.

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  • Development of a mobile health information application for immigrant women in South Korea
    Sou Hyun Jang, Yong Jeong Yi, Yun-Mi Song
    Online Information Review.2024;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Association between divorce and access to healthcare services among married immigrants: propensity score approaches
    Suyeong Bae, James E. Graham, Sanghun Nam, Ickpyo Hong
    Archives of Public Health.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
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    Yong Jeong Yi, Barun Hwang, Hyunsoo Yoon, Hyuncheon Jeong
    Library & Information Science Research.2021; 43(4): 101121.     CrossRef
The Effects of the Level of Health Literacy and Self-care Activities on Quality of Life of Patients with Diabetes in Korea
Soo Jin Kang, Chanho Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2020;31(2):189-198.   Published online June 30, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2020.31.2.189
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Purpose
The purpose of this study was to identify levels of health literacy and examine the effects of health literacy and self-care activities on quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes.
Methods
A cross sectional design was used. Questionnaires were administered via the Gallup to 500 Korean patients with diabetes in Seoul and Gyeonggi areas. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t tests, one way ANOVA, and hierarchical regression.
Results
Of 500 patients, 12.4% (n=62) indicated ‘inadequate’ health literacy, and 43.8% (n=219) reported ‘marginal’ or ‘adequate’ health literacy. Levels of health literacy significantly differed by demographic characteristics, self-care activities, and quality of life. The factors that had a significant effect on quality of life included inadequate health literacy (B=3.63, p=.042) and marginal health literacy (B=3.84, p=.002); however, no significant relationship was found for self-care activities (B=0.01, p=.827).
Conclusion
The results of this study demonstrate a need for further research with large samples using Korean Health Literacy Scale for Diabetes Mellitus to establish the relationships between health literacy, diabetes self-care activities, and quality of life.

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    Kawoun Seo
    Behavioral Sciences.2023; 13(12): 993.     CrossRef
  • Selected health behaviors associated with health literacy and digital health literacy
    Eun Jin Choi, Heeran Chun, Woosung Kwak
    Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion.2022; 39(5): 81.     CrossRef
  • Effect of Disease-related Knowledge and Health Enhancement Lifestyle on Self-management Behavior among Chronic Hepatitis C Patients
    Hoo Jeung CHO, Euna PARK
    THE JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND MARINE SCIENCES EDUCATION.2022; 34(2): 219.     CrossRef
  • The Relationships Among Health Literacy, Illness Perception, and Diabetes Self-Care in Korean-Speaking Immigrants With Diabetes
    Suwon Park, Yaewon Seo
    Clinical Nursing Research.2022; 31(7): 1234.     CrossRef

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