Comparisons of Health Behaviors and Lifestyles among Middle-Aged Korean-Chinese Women and Chinese Women Residing in Korea and Yianbian in China

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150959
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Title:
Comparisons of Health Behaviors and Lifestyles among Middle-Aged Korean-Chinese Women and Chinese Women Residing in Korea and Yianbian in China
Abstract:
Comparisons of Health Behaviors and Lifestyles among Middle-Aged Korean-Chinese Women and Chinese Women Residing in Korea and Yianbian in China
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Lee, Suk Jeong, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Red Cross College of Nursing in Korea
Title:Full Time Instructor
Co-Authors:ChaeWeon Chung, RN, PhD
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Upon the growing number of immigrants of Korean-Chinese women in Korea, it is becoming of interest to know how different ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as living circumstances related to the women's health. This study aimed to compare the health behaviors and health promoting lifestyles among middle-aged Korean-Chinese women and Chinese women residing in Korea and Yianbian, China. Methods: The descriptive study utilized a convenience sampling with women aged 40 thru 59 years old. Sixty-eight of the immigrant Korean-Chinese women(immigrants) in Seoul, and 151 Chinese women and 142 Korean-Chinese women in Yianbian(KCW-Y), China were recruited. Korean and Chinese versions of questionnaires containing Self-assessed Health, Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile II, female cancer screening, and demographics were provided after obtaining informed consent. Chi-square test, ANOVA, and ANCOVA were utilized. Results: The immigrants were older, less educated, single, and manufacturing or service workers, while the KCW-Y showed significantly higher levels of socioeconomic status than others. Breast self-exam was more likely performed in the KCW-Y(40%), while rates of breast and cervical cancer screening tests were highest in the immigrants and lowest in the Chinese women, with a significant difference in cervical cancer screening rate(chi squared=8.69, p=.013). While controlling the covariates of age, education, and employment, health promoting lifestyles were not different among the groups. However, the immigrants and the KCW-Y perceived their physical health status lower than the Chinese women(F=12.26 p<.001; F=4.15, p=.042). Psychological health status of the immigrants was also significantly lower than the Chinese women(F=14.85, p<.05). Conclusion: Health professionals need to be aware of health status and underlying conditions of the immigrant Korean-Chinese women. Health care services and strategies need to be provided to improve healthy lifestyles and physical and psychological health through the communities they belong.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComparisons of Health Behaviors and Lifestyles among Middle-Aged Korean-Chinese Women and Chinese Women Residing in Korea and Yianbian in Chinaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150959-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comparisons of Health Behaviors and Lifestyles among Middle-Aged Korean-Chinese Women and Chinese Women Residing in Korea and Yianbian in China</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Suk Jeong, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Red Cross College of Nursing in Korea</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Full Time Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lsj1109@yahoo.co.kr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">ChaeWeon Chung, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Upon the growing number of immigrants of Korean-Chinese women in Korea, it is becoming of interest to know how different ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as living circumstances related to the women's health. This study aimed to compare the health behaviors and health promoting lifestyles among middle-aged Korean-Chinese women and Chinese women residing in Korea and Yianbian, China. Methods: The descriptive study utilized a convenience sampling with women aged 40 thru 59 years old. Sixty-eight of the immigrant Korean-Chinese women(immigrants) in Seoul, and 151 Chinese women and 142 Korean-Chinese women in Yianbian(KCW-Y), China were recruited. Korean and Chinese versions of questionnaires containing Self-assessed Health, Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile II, female cancer screening, and demographics were provided after obtaining informed consent. Chi-square test, ANOVA, and ANCOVA were utilized. Results: The immigrants were older, less educated, single, and manufacturing or service workers, while the KCW-Y showed significantly higher levels of socioeconomic status than others. Breast self-exam was more likely performed in the KCW-Y(40%), while rates of breast and cervical cancer screening tests were highest in the immigrants and lowest in the Chinese women, with a significant difference in cervical cancer screening rate(chi squared=8.69, p=.013). While controlling the covariates of age, education, and employment, health promoting lifestyles were not different among the groups. However, the immigrants and the KCW-Y perceived their physical health status lower than the Chinese women(F=12.26 p&lt;.001; F=4.15, p=.042). Psychological health status of the immigrants was also significantly lower than the Chinese women(F=14.85, p&lt;.05). Conclusion: Health professionals need to be aware of health status and underlying conditions of the immigrant Korean-Chinese women. Health care services and strategies need to be provided to improve healthy lifestyles and physical and psychological health through the communities they belong.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:47:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:47:46Z-
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