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Sook Ja Yu 3 Articles
Health Habit, Perceived Health Status and Physical Health Status of Young Korean and Korean-Chinese Women: A Comparative Study
Young Ran Lee, Eun Ok Im, Sook Ja Yu
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2015;26(3):312-320.   Published online September 30, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2015.26.3.312
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to compare health habit, physical health status, and perceived health status between young Korean and Korean-Chinese women.
METHODS
This study was conducted as a cross-sectional comparative survey. For this study, 114 Korean women were recruited in Seoul, South Korea and 64 Korean-Chinese women in Jilin Province, China through convenience sampling.
RESULTS
A positive correlation was found between health habit and perceived health status. Perceived health status, WHR, body density, flexibility, and muscle endurance were significantly lower in Korean women than in Korean-Chinese ones. Knee flexion and ankle dorsal flexion was significantly higher in Korean women than in Korean-Chinese ones.
CONCLUSION
Further investigation is required to compare the two different groups that share the same ethnicity and similar culture but were born into different countries. A study such as this may provide answers regarding the influence of migrated transition on health.
Exercise Performance and Exercise-related Factors of Korean and Korean-Chinese Nursing Students: A comparative Study
Young Ran Lee, Sun Nam Park, Sook Ja Yu, Jung Soon Moon
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2011;22(3):234-240.   Published online September 30, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2011.22.3.234
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to compare exercise performance with related factors between Korean and Korean-Chinese nursing students.
METHODS
This study used a cross-sectional comparative survey method. One hundred sixty five Korean nursing students in Seoul, South Korea and 161 Korean-Chinese nursing students in Yanbian, China were recruited through convenience sampling. They were at the age of 19-26. Exercise performance and exercise-related factors were measured using the exercise performance degree scale and the scales of self-efficacy, perceived barriers, perceived benefits, and affection related to exercise.
RESULTS
No significant difference in exercise performance was seen between the two groups. Self-efficacy and perceived benefits related to exercise performance were significantly higher in the Korean nursing students than in the Korean-Chinese nursing students. However, there were no significant differences in affection and perceived barriers related to exercise.
CONCLUSION
We suggest that the reasons for the differences in self-efficacy and in perceived benefits between these two groups need to be explored though future studies. We suggest more studies comparing different groups having the same ethnicity as Korean but who were born into different societies to give answers regarding the influence of immigrated transition on health.

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  • Health Habit, Perceived Health Status and Physical Health Status of Young Korean and Korean-Chinese Women: A Comparative Study
    Young-Ran Lee, Eun-Ok Im, Sook-Ja Yu
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2015; 26(3): 312.     CrossRef
A Comparative Study on the Commitment of Home Health Care Nurses and Public Health Nurses
Soon Lae Kim, Sook Ja Yu, So Eun Choi, Sang Hee Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2001;12(1):39-48.   Published online March 31, 2001
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In order to confirm the level of professional commitment and organizational commitment of the home health care nurses and the public health nurses, this study was carried out by using the Commitment Inventory developed by Meyer and Allen and modified by Rhee and others. To compare the commitment level between two professionals, data was collected through self-administered questionnaires from the 61 home health care nurses and the 134 public health nurses working in 25 public health centers in Seoul. The results are as follows : 1. Commitment level of the Home Health Care Nurses(4.7+/-0.7) was significantly higher than that of the Public Health Nurses(4.4+/-0.7). The level of the professional commitment of the home health care nurses(5.0+/-0.9) was higher than that of the Public Health Nurses(4.5+/-0.8). The level of the organizational commitment of the of Home Health Care Nurses(4.5+/-0.7) was higher than that of the public health nurses(4.3+/-0.6). 2. The higher of affective professional commitment was shown in the home health care nurses, and the higher level of continuance professional commitment was shown in the public health nurses. The higher levels of normative professional commitment and affective organizational commitment were shown in the Home Health Care Nurses, and the higher level of continuance organizational commitment was shown in the home health care nurses. The higher level of normative organizational commitment was shown in the home health care nurses. 3. The level of professional commitment was statistically different in age and educational level. The level of affective professional commitment of the of home health nurses with higher-educated was higher than that of the lower-educated group. The level of organizational commitment of the Home Health Nurses in higher age was higher than that in lower age.

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