Forest Health Programs: An Analysis of Regional Healthcare Planning of Regional Public Health Centers in Korea

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303850
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Forest Health Programs: An Analysis of Regional Healthcare Planning of Regional Public Health Centers in Korea
Author(s):
Lee, Insook; Kim, Hyori; Kim, Sunyoung; Kim, Sungjae; Koh, Chin-Kang; Bang, Kyung-Sook; Choi, Heeseung; Kim, Jieun
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Insook Lee, PhD, RN, lisook@snu.ac.kr; Hyori Kim, RN, BSN; Sunyoung Kim, RN, BSN; Sungjae Kim, RN, PhD; Chin-Kang Koh, PhD, RN; Kyung-Sook Bang, PhD, RN; Heeseung Choi, PhD, MPH, RN; Jieun Kim, RN, MSN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: The object of this study is to identify and analyze forest health programs included in regional healthcare planning of public health centers in Korea.

Methods: We analyzed regional healthcare planning (fiscal year 2011- 2014) of 227 regional public health centers, excluding planning from 3 regions which could not be located (98.7% of all regions nationwide). Among various health programs provided by regional public health centers, only health promotion programs (both general and special) were included for analysis. �We obtained and analyzed the healthcare care planning from July to November 2012.

Results: Among the programs analyzed, only 35 programs from 29 regions were found to utilize forest for their healthcare planning. Among 21 health promotion projects of public health centers, 8 programs utilized forest. The most commonly targeted health problems were atopy and asthma. Particularly, atopy- asthma treatment and health promotion programs were the main focus for school-aged children and forest-walking program was the main area for adults and the elderly. More specific forest health programs included �Atopi prevention and healing program�, �program for cancer patients,� �program for metabolic syndrome,� �promotion of healthy behaviors,� �addiction treatment,� �prevention of Alzheimer�s disease,� and �mental health promotion programs.�

Conclusion: While increasing number of forest health programs are proposed and conducted in Korea, the numbers and scope of the programs are still limited. The present study enabled us to identify gaps in existing programs and directions for future research and policy implications.

Keywords:
forest health promotion; regional healthcare planning; forest experience activities
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleForest Health Programs: An Analysis of Regional Healthcare Planning of Regional Public Health Centers in Koreaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Insooken_GB
dc.contributor.authorKim, Hyorien_GB
dc.contributor.authorKim, Sunyoungen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKim, Sungjaeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoh, Chin-Kangen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBang, Kyung-Sooken_GB
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Heeseungen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKim, Jieunen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsInsook Lee, PhD, RN, lisook@snu.ac.kr; Hyori Kim, RN, BSN; Sunyoung Kim, RN, BSN; Sungjae Kim, RN, PhD; Chin-Kang Koh, PhD, RN; Kyung-Sook Bang, PhD, RN; Heeseung Choi, PhD, MPH, RN; Jieun Kim, RN, MSN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303850-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose</b>: </b> The object of this study is to identify and analyze forest health programs included in regional healthcare planning of public health centers in Korea. <p><b><b>Methods</b>: </b> We analyzed regional healthcare planning (fiscal year 2011- 2014) of 227 regional public health centers, excluding planning from 3 regions which could not be located (98.7% of all regions nationwide). Among various health programs provided by regional public health centers, only health promotion programs (both general and special) were included for analysis. �We obtained and analyzed the healthcare care planning from July to November 2012. <p><b><b>Results</b>: </b> Among the programs analyzed, only 35 programs from 29 regions were found to utilize forest for their healthcare planning. Among 21 health promotion projects of public health centers, 8 programs utilized forest. The most commonly targeted health problems were atopy and asthma. Particularly, atopy- asthma treatment and health promotion programs were the main focus for school-aged children and forest-walking program was the main area for adults and the elderly. More specific forest health programs included �Atopi prevention and healing program�, �program for cancer patients,� �program for metabolic syndrome,� �promotion of healthy behaviors,� �addiction treatment,� �prevention of Alzheimer�s disease,� and �mental health promotion programs.� <p><b><b>Conclusion</b>: </b> While increasing number of forest health programs are proposed and conducted in Korea, the numbers and scope of the programs are still limited. The present study enabled us to identify gaps in existing programs and directions for future research and policy implications.en_GB
dc.subjectforest health promotionen_GB
dc.subjectregional healthcare planningen_GB
dc.subjectforest experience activitiesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:24:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:24:25Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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