Factors of Risk Behaviors for Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors in Female College Students in Korea

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621491
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Title:
Factors of Risk Behaviors for Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors in Female College Students in Korea
Author(s):
Park, SoMi; Chung, ChaeWeon
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Alpha-at-Large
Author Details:
SoMi Park, PhD, RN, Professional Experience: I'm teaching nursing students in Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University. My research area are womens' health nursing, especially, woman's health behavior, nursing education strategy, and research methodology. Author Summary: I am a nurse, with a Doctoral degree in Nursing from the Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Currently, I am a professor at the Department of Nursing in the Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine. My interested research concepts are health behavior, health promotion, and sexuality in women. I had conducted the intervention to preventing and early detection for breast cancer and cervical cancer in community. Also, I am concerned about environmental health.
Abstract:

Purpose: Environmental hormones are known to affect women’s health, inducing endocrine imbalances and reproductive health issues. As college students live more independently, they consume more fast food, disposable products, and convenient household items, which exposes them to more environmental hormones. Protecting women’s reproductive health is crucial for the succession of health to the next generation. This study examined the factors associated with risk behaviors for exposure to endocrine disruptors in female college students in Korea.

Methods: A cross-sectional correlative study was designed by using a questionnaire survey. The major variables were 1) the predisposing factors of 'interest in health concerns', 'concern about endocrine disruptors', ‘perception of endocrine disruptors related to female reproductive health’ ; 2) the reinforcing factors of ‘menstrual problems', ’self-appraisal of exposure to endocrine disruptors’, ‘need for information on endocrine disruptors’; and 3) the enabling factors of ‘participation in pro-environmental activity', and 'pro-environmental lifestyle’. The outcome variable was ‘risk behaviors for exposure to endocrine disruptors’. Data were collected from September to October in 2015. A total of 199 female college students in Korea voluntarily participated.

Results: Based on the PRECEDE conceptual framework of the study, the influences of the factors on risk behaviors for exposure to endocrine disruptors were analyzed by a hierarchical regression. In the first step, demographics explained 11.7% (F=27.3, p<.001) of the variance of the risk behaviors of exposure to endocrine disruptors. The second step showed an additional 20.1% variance (F=23.1, p<.001) by adding the predisposing factors. In the third step, reinforcing factors markedly increased the explained variance to 55.4% (F=36.1, p<.001), which added 24.7% more. Finally, by adding the enabling factors, 61.7% (F=36.4, p<.001) of the variance was explained.

Conclusion: Women with less sense of need for information about endocrine disruptors and a poor pro-environmental lifestyle engage in more risk behaviors for exposure to endocrine disruptors. Education should include practical information about environmental hormones and should focus on leading young women to a pro-environmental lifestyle.

Keywords:
Behavior; Endocrine Disruptors; Woman
Repository Posting Date:
14-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
14-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST653
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Sponsors:
National Research Foundation of Korea
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship; his research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education(NRF-2015R1D1A3A01017746)

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dc.titleFactors of Risk Behaviors for Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors in Female College Students in Koreaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPark, SoMien
dc.contributor.authorChung, ChaeWeonen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Alpha-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsSoMi Park, PhD, RN, Professional Experience: I'm teaching nursing students in Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University. My research area are womens' health nursing, especially, woman's health behavior, nursing education strategy, and research methodology. Author Summary: I am a nurse, with a Doctoral degree in Nursing from the Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Currently, I am a professor at the Department of Nursing in the Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine. My interested research concepts are health behavior, health promotion, and sexuality in women. I had conducted the intervention to preventing and early detection for breast cancer and cervical cancer in community. Also, I am concerned about environmental health.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621491-
dc.description.abstract<p><span lang="EN-US"><strong>Purpose: </strong>Environmental hormones are known to affect women’s health, inducing endocrine imbalances and reproductive health issues. As college students live more independently, they consume more fast food, disposable products, and convenient household items, which exposes them to more environmental hormones. Protecting women’s reproductive health is crucial for the succession of health to the next generation. This study examined the factors associated with risk behaviors for exposure to endocrine disruptors in female college students in Korea.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US"><strong>Methods: </strong>A cross-sectional correlative study was designed by using a questionnaire survey. The major variables were 1) the predisposing factors of 'interest in health concerns', 'concern about endocrine disruptors', ‘perception of endocrine disruptors related to female reproductive health’ ; 2) the reinforcing factors of ‘menstrual problems', ’self-appraisal of exposure to endocrine disruptors’, ‘need for information on endocrine disruptors’; and 3) the enabling factors of ‘participation in pro-environmental activity', and 'pro-environmental lifestyle’. The outcome variable was ‘risk behaviors for exposure to endocrine disruptors’. Data were collected from September to October in 2015. A total of 199 female college students in Korea voluntarily participated.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US"><strong>Results: </strong>Based on the PRECEDE conceptual framework of the study, the influences of the factors on risk behaviors for exposure to endocrine disruptors were analyzed by a hierarchical regression. In the first step, demographics explained 11.7% (F=27.3, p<.001) of the variance of the risk behaviors of exposure to endocrine disruptors. The second step showed an additional 20.1% variance (F=23.1, p<.001) by adding the predisposing factors. In the third step, reinforcing factors markedly increased the explained variance to 55.4% (F=36.1, p<.001), which added 24.7% more. Finally, by adding the enabling factors, 61.7% (F=36.4, p<.001) of the variance was explained.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US"><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Women with less sense of need for information about endocrine disruptors and a poor pro-environmental lifestyle engage in more risk behaviors for exposure to endocrine disruptors. Education should include practical information about environmental hormones and should focus on leading young women to a pro-environmental lifestyle.</span></p>en
dc.subjectBehavioren
dc.subjectEndocrine Disruptorsen
dc.subjectWomanen
dc.date.available2017-06-14T17:43:34Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-14-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-14T17:43:34Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Research Foundation of Koreaen
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
dc.descriptionhis research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education(NRF-2015R1D1A3A01017746)en
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