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Young Shin Song 2 Articles
Effect of a Resident and Indoor Environmental Characteristics on the House Dust Mites Allergen
Yong Soon Kim, Jee Won Park, Young Shin Song
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2002;13(1):79-88.   Published online March 31, 2002
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the indoor environment i.e. house type and age, ventilation method, use of bed & sofa, cockroach, ants, etc. on HDM (House dust mites), especially Der fI allergen.
METHOD
Samples of dust from mattresses, pillows and the floor were collected by using a vacuum cleaner from April, 2000. The amount of Group I allergen(Der. fI) of HDM (house dust mites) were measured by two-site ELISA. Indoor Environmental characteristics were accessed by using questionnaires on 178 house wives living in the Seoul area.
RESULTS
The amount of HDM allergen (Der fI) was higher in sofa using house. There were higher concentrations of HDM allergen (Der Fl) in sofas made from quilt material than for those that were made from leather. Homes that had pets like dogs living in them had higher concentrations of HDM allergen (Der fI) than without dogs.
CONCLUSION
The photophobic mites thrive in dark, warm and humid environments; Items such as pillows, mattresses, box springs, blankets, carpets, and upholstered furniture should be considered ideal environments for the mite. Therefore, an indoor environmental control program should be carried out to avoid the HDM allergen.
The Comparision of Lifestyle Patterns between Allergy and Non-Allergy People: Food intake, Exercise, Smoking, Alcohol intake
Yong Soon Kim, Jee Won Park, Young Shin Song, Gi Yon Kim, Chul Woo Kim, Jung Won Park, Chein Soo Hong
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2001;12(1):269-277.   Published online March 31, 2001
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to compare the total lifestyle patterns of allergy and non-allergy group.
METHOD
The study was carried out to access the lifestyle patterns such as food intake, smoking, alcohol intake and exercise habits by questionnairing the 110 allergy people and 205 non-allergy people living in Seoul area.
RESULTS
1. The proportion of eating stimulatory food materials-mainly hot and salty-of allergy group were significantly higher than those of non-allergy group. 2. In allergy group, the proportion of meat intake was significantly higher than that of non-allergy. 3. In allergy group, exercise habit was higher than that of non-allergy, but not significant. 4. In allergy group, smoking was lower than that of non-allergy, but not significant. 5. In allergy group, alcohol intake was lower than that of non-allergy, but not significant.
CONCLUSION
Lifestyle patterens such as food intake(salt and meat) were significantly different by prevalence of allergy and allergy type, which suggested that lifestyle patterns of allergy people need to be studied to develop preventive stratagies for allergic reaction.

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