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Sun Nam Park 2 Articles
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
Oral Health Behavior and Dental Health Status of Preschool Children
Jung Soon Moon, Byung Sun Song, Sun Nam Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2004;15(4):618-627.   Published online December 31, 2004
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PURPOSE
To investigate the dental health status of kindergarten children according to their oral health behavior.
METHOD
The subjects were 172 kindergarten children aged 5. A structured questionnaire was used for dental health behavior (and oral health status were examined by dentist and bacteria in salivary.
RESULT
1. Mean score of oral health behavior of children was 4.69 points (SD1.65) with the highest score being 13. No significant differences were observed according to sex, except using tooth paste. A total 71.5% of subjects brushed their tooth twice a day, 9.9% of them once a day, 18.6% of them three times a day. 19.2% of children brushed their teeth after breakfast and lunch, 89.5% of then after dinner, 5.8% of them before going to bed. 18.6% of children brushed correctly, 79.7% of them used tooth paste with fluorine, 3.5% of them regularly examined oral cavity, 84.4% of them took cariogenic food without any restrain. (67.1% of them were observed with oral cavity by their mother. 2. Streptococcus mutans and lactobacilli in the saliva was 3.66 (x106 CFU/ml) and 1.05 (x103 CFU/ml), respectively. No significant differences were observed according to sex, while lactobacilli were significantly lower in those children who had regular dental examinations. 3. The index of plaque was 1.56 and the boys were significantly higher than the girls. The mean dft was 4.99. No significant differences were observed according to sex, while the children whose oral cavity was observed regular were significantly lower than those who were not observed.
CONCLUSION
As a whole the practice of oral health behavior of the kindergarten children was poor, and regular dental examinations and oral cavity observations affect their dental health status. These results suggest that intensive dental health education was needed not only for the pre-school children but also their parents and teachers.

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