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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153247
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Behaviors in Fifth and Sixth Grade Schoolers of Korea
Abstract:
Health Behaviors in Fifth and Sixth Grade Schoolers of Korea
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Choi, Sunha, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Kangnung National University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Youngmee Ahn, PhD, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: Childhood is a critical period to learn and practice health behaviors, and establish individual patterns of health behaviors on regular bases. The descriptive study was conducted to explain current phenomena in health behaviors of Korean schoolers. Method: A total of 540 fifth and sixth grade schoolers was recruited in 4 elementary schools located in semi-urban areas after the institutional review as well as child's voluntary consent for study participation. The questionnaire consisted of 21 items in five categories; nutritional supply (5), exercise (2), substance abuse (4), daily routine (5) and health-related practice (5). Results: On nutrition, only 72.5% subjects had a daily breakfast. There was no relation between breakfast and snack. About 30% of subject played heavy exercise more than 3 times per week while 48.2% report no or little exercise in regular base. Fifty-two percent of subject reported frequent light exercise. Among 538 schoolers, 109 (20.3%) reported any experience of substance-taking (alcohol-drinking, smoking, inhalator, powder or pill) more than once per month at least. Children with substance-taking experience showed greater tendency in skip breakfast, irregular mealtime, and more daily snack. Most subjects reported adequate daily routines for sleeping hour, stool passing, handwashing, and toothbrushing. In health-related practice, most of children reported the good compliance if they take a medicine. However 42.1% of children showed no or little attention to their sitting habit. As well 37% of them reported poor stress management. Forty percent of children said that they have not or little worried on their health status. Conclusions: In general, most children revealed good health behaviors in terms of handwashing and toothbrushing. Skipping breakfast, lack of exercise, poor sitting habit, and poor stress management was the area of further education and improvement. Substances-exposure increased the nutritional risk, which could impair balanced growth and development in Korean schoolers.
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.titleHealth Behaviors in Fifth and Sixth Grade Schoolers of Koreaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153247-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Behaviors in Fifth and Sixth Grade Schoolers of Korea</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Choi, Sunha, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kangnung National University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">choish@wonju.ac.kr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Youngmee Ahn, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: Childhood is a critical period to learn and practice health behaviors, and establish individual patterns of health behaviors on regular bases. The descriptive study was conducted to explain current phenomena in health behaviors of Korean schoolers. Method: A total of 540 fifth and sixth grade schoolers was recruited in 4 elementary schools located in semi-urban areas after the institutional review as well as child's voluntary consent for study participation. The questionnaire consisted of 21 items in five categories; nutritional supply (5), exercise (2), substance abuse (4), daily routine (5) and health-related practice (5). Results: On nutrition, only 72.5% subjects had a daily breakfast. There was no relation between breakfast and snack. About 30% of subject played heavy exercise more than 3 times per week while 48.2% report no or little exercise in regular base. Fifty-two percent of subject reported frequent light exercise. Among 538 schoolers, 109 (20.3%) reported any experience of substance-taking (alcohol-drinking, smoking, inhalator, powder or pill) more than once per month at least. Children with substance-taking experience showed greater tendency in skip breakfast, irregular mealtime, and more daily snack. Most subjects reported adequate daily routines for sleeping hour, stool passing, handwashing, and toothbrushing. In health-related practice, most of children reported the good compliance if they take a medicine. However 42.1% of children showed no or little attention to their sitting habit. As well 37% of them reported poor stress management. Forty percent of children said that they have not or little worried on their health status. Conclusions: In general, most children revealed good health behaviors in terms of handwashing and toothbrushing. Skipping breakfast, lack of exercise, poor sitting habit, and poor stress management was the area of further education and improvement. Substances-exposure increased the nutritional risk, which could impair balanced growth and development in Korean schoolers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:08:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:08:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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