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Sook In Kim 2 Articles
The Relationship between Psychosocial Factors and Subjective Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Diseases
Hye Sun Jung, Yun Jeong Yi, Sook In Kim, Jong Eun Lee, So Young Lee, Kyung Mi Yang, Soon Lae Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2008;19(3):388-397.   Published online September 30, 2008
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PURPOSE
This study aimed to analyze the relationship between psychosocial factors and subjective symptoms of musculoskeletal diseases.
METHODS
This study analyzed the data of '2001 National Health and Nutrition Survey' conducted by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs.
RESULTS
When examining the complaining rate of subjective symptoms of musculoskeletal diseases according to body region, the rate was highest (6.0%) in the knee region, which was followed by the finger region (3.4%), the wrist regions (2.3%) and the elbow region (2.1%). All the regions of elbow, wrist, finger and knee had a high complaining rate of subjective symptoms such as stress, sad or depressed mood, and attempted suicide.
CONCLUSION
From the results of this study, it is identified that psychosocial factors such as stress, depression, and attempted suicide have significant influence on the complaining rate of subjective symptoms of musculoskeletal diseases. Consequently, in order to prevent and treat musculoskeletal diseases, we need to manage stress and to prevent feeling depression.
Risk Factors of Arthritis in Middle-aged Women in Korea
Kyung Mi Yang, Soon Lae Kim, Jong Eun Lee, Hye Sun Jung, Sook In Kim, So Young Lee, Yoon Jung Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2006;17(4):512-520.   Published online December 31, 2006
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