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Gut and Liver ; : 225-231, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-874587

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Background/Aims@#Some cases of gastric low-grade dysplasia (LGD) and high-grade dysplasia (HGD) on forceps biopsy (FB) are diagnosed as gastric cancer (GC) after endoscopic resection (ER). This study aims to evaluate the clinical outcomes of ER for gastric LGD and HGD on pretreatment FB and to identify the factors that predict pathologic upstaging to GC. @*Methods@#Patients who underwent ER for LGD and HGD on pretreatment FB from March 2005 to February 2018 in 14 hospitals in South Korea were enrolled, and the patients’ medical records were reviewed retrospectively. @*Results@#This study included 2,150 cases of LGD and 1,534 cases of HGD diagnosed by pretreatment FB. In total, 589 of 2,150 LGDs (27.4%) were diagnosed as GC after ER. Helicobacter pylori infection, smoking history, tumor location in the lower third of the stomach, tumor size >10 mm, depressed lesion, and ulceration significantly predicted GC. A total of 1,115 out of 1,534 HGDs (72.7%) were diagnosed with GC after ER. Previous history of GC, H. pylori infection, smoking history, tumor location in the lower third of the stomach, tumor size >10 mm, depressed lesion, and ulceration were significantly associated with GC. As the number of risk factors predicting GC increased in both LGD and HGD on pretreatment FB, the rate of upstaging to GC after ER increased. @*Conclusions@#A substantial proportion of LGDs and HGDs on pretreatment FB were diagnosed as GC after ER. Accurate ER procedures such as endoscopic submucosal dissection should be recommended in cases of LGD and HGD with factors predicting pathologic upstaging to GC.

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Article | WPRIM | ID: wpr-835875

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Purpose@#The purpose of this study was to develop and examine the effects of a simulation learning module based on schizophrenic patients care on the knowledge of schizophrenic patients care, learning self-efficacy, and nursing skill performance of nursing students. @*Methods@#Junior nursing students with no mental health nursing experience from two different colleges in G city participated. A total of 64 participants were classified into the experimental group (31) and the control group (33). This study was conducted based on the Jeffries simulation model, and the simulation learning module based on schizophrenic patient care was developed based on the Instructional System Design simulation learning module based on schizophrenic patients care comprising the module I lecture, the module II case-based team learning, and the module III standardized patient-based simulation learning. @*Results@#There were significant increases in the knowledge of schizophrenic patients care (t=2.85, p=.006), learning self-efficacy (t=3.42, p=.001) and nursing skill performance (t=16.69, p<.001) in the experimental group compared to the control group @*Conclusion@#The simulation learning module based on schizophrenic patients care can be useful in the educational and clinical environment as effective strategies in contributing to nursing education and clinical changes.

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Gut and Liver ; : 338-346, 2020.
Article | WPRIM | ID: wpr-833150

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Background/Aims@#Little is known about the national colonoscopy volume in Asian countries. This study aimed to assess the national colonoscopy volume in Korea over a 12-year period on the basis of a nationwide population-based database. @*Methods@#We conducted a population-based study for colonoscopy claims (14,511,158 colonoscopies performed on 13,219,781 patients) on the basis of the Korean National Health Insurance Service database from 2002 to 2013. The 12-year national colonoscopy burden was analyzed according to patient age, patient sex, and healthcare facility type. @*Results@#The overall volume of colonoscopy increased 8-fold over the 12-year period. The annual colonoscopic polypectomy rate significantly increased in all patient sex and age groups over the 12-years period (all p<0.001). The yearly colonoscopic polypectomy rate for men was significantly increased compared with that for women (2.3% vs 1.7%, p<0.001) and for the screening-age group compared with that for the young-age group (2.0% vs 1.6%, p<0.001). The yearly colonoscopic polypectomy rate relative to the total colonoscopy volume significantly increased in primary, secondary, and tertiary facilities by 2.4%, 1.9%, and 1.4% during the 12-year period (all p<0.001). In addition, the annual colonoscopy volume covered by high-volume facilities significantly increased by 1.8% in primary healthcare facilities over the 12-year period (p<0.001). @*Conclusions@#Healthcare resources should be prioritized to allow adequate colonoscopic capacity, especially for men, individuals in the screening-age group, and at primary healthcare facilities. Cost-effective strategies to improve the quality of colonoscopy may focus on primary healthcare facilities and high-volume facilities in Korea.

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Article | WPRIM | ID: wpr-830316

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Background@#Previous research has shown a beneficial effect of prewarming for preventing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. However, there are few studies of the effects of a short prewarming period, especially in gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. @*Methods@#Fifty-four patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups. Patients in the non-prewarming group were only warmed intraoperatively with a forced air warming device, while those in the prewarming group were warmed for 10 min before anesthetic induction and during the surgery. The primary outcome was incidence of intraoperative hypothermia. @*Results@#Intraoperative hypothermia was observed in 73.1% of the patients in the non-prewarming group and 24% of the patients in the prewarming group (P < 0.001). There were significant differences in core temperature changes between the groups (P < 0.001). Postoperative shivering occurred in 8 of the 26 (30.8%) patients in the non-prewarming group and in 1 of the 25 (4.0%) patients in the prewarming group (P = 0.024). @*Conclusions@#Forced air warming for 10 min before induction on the operating table combined with intraoperative warming was an effective method to prevent hypothermia in patients undergoing gynecologic laparoscopic surgery.

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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-786516

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Acute myocarditis is clinically rare in children, but poses a significant risk for morbidity and mortality. Children with myocarditis show a wide variety of clinical manifestations ranging from subclinical myocarditis to heart failure, hemodynamic compromise, arrhythmia, and even sudden death. Salmonella species are associated with clinical presentations including gastroenteritis, enteric fever, bacteremia, and extra-intestinal focal infections. Non-typhoidal Salmonella infections usually cause self-limiting gastroenteritis, but are rarely associated with myocarditis. In this report, we present a case of myocarditis associated with Salmonella serogroup B gastroenteritis in a previously healthy 15-year-old boy.


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Adolescent , Arrhythmias, Cardiac , Bacteremia , Child , Death, Sudden , Focal Infection , Gastroenteritis , Heart Failure , Hemodynamics , Humans , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Male , Mortality , Myocarditis , Salmonella Infections , Salmonella , Serogroup , Typhoid Fever
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-787532

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Peripheral giant cell granuloma (PGCG) is an benign non-neoplastic lesion most commonly occurring in oral cavity but extraoral PGCG is extremely rare. Recently, we experienced a case of an isolated PGCG in the parotid gland in 59-year-old man. FNAB findings and radiologic findings including CT and US were suggestive of Warthin's tumor. Partial parotidectomy was performed. Pathologic findings showed fibrillar connective tissue stroma with spindled, ovoid, and round histiocytes-like cells mixed with uneven multinuclear giant cells, small capillaries, hemorrhage, hemosiderin-laden macrophages, and necrosis which were consistent with giant cell granuloma. We report a case of an PGCG in parotid with a review of literature.


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Capillaries , Connective Tissue , Giant Cells , Granuloma, Giant Cell , Hemorrhage , Humans , Macrophages , Middle Aged , Mouth , Necrosis , Parotid Gland
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-787516

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Intraductal papilloma is an extremely rare benign tumor especially when it arises from major salivary gland. Recently, we experienced a case of an intraductal papilloma arising from the parotid gland in a 51-year-old woman. The radiologic finding showed lobulated enhancing and cystic solid mass in the left parotid superficial lobe. Superficial parotidectomy was performed. Pathological findings showed papillary proliferations with fibrovascular cores lined with bland cuboidal or columnar epithelial cells, and immunohistochemical stain results were consistent with intraductal papilloma. We report a case of intraductal papilloma in parotid gland with a review of literature.


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Epithelial Cells , Female , Humans , Middle Aged , Papilloma, Intraductal , Parotid Gland , Salivary Glands
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-738912

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OBJECTIVES: To identify factors related to physical health monitoring of patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder. METHODS: A total of 172 patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder registered in mental health welfare centers and rehabilitation facilities in Gwangju were recruited. Physical health monitoring was defined by two health behaviors; fasting blood tests within recent 2 years in all participants and routine medical check-ups covered by national insurance within recent 5 years in participants aged 40 years or older. Demographic and clinical characteristics including overweight, metabolic syndrome and knowledge about physical illness were compared according to physical health monitoring. RESULTS: Prevalence of overweight and metabolic syndrome were 62.8% and 40.1%, respectively. The rates of fasting blood tests and routine medical check-ups were 34.9% and 67.9%, respectively. The rates of fasting blood tests were significantly higher in general hospital and university hospital compared to mental hospital or private clinic. Rates of routine medical check-ups were significantly lower in individuals using daily rehabilitation service and smokers. Knowledge about cancer and chronic illness were significantly better in individuals receiving routine medical check-ups compared with those not receiving it. CONCLUSION: Education about physical health should be integrated to mental health service in community mental health center.


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Chronic Disease , Education , Fasting , Health Behavior , Hematologic Tests , Hospitals, General , Hospitals, Psychiatric , Humans , Insurance , Mental Health , Mental Health Services , Overweight , Prevalence , Rehabilitation , Schizophrenia , Smoking
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-713822

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The paper by Huh et al. [1] was printed with an error the name and affiliation of author.

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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-718731

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PURPOSE: This study was conducted to examine the effects of a communication empowerment program based on situated learning theory for nursing students. METHODS: A non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used. The study participants were 61 nursing students (31 in the experimental group and 30 in the control group) from G city. Data were collected from November 3, 2015 to December 10, 2015. The experimental group received eight sessions of the program, which were scheduled twice a week, with each session lasting two hours. The data were analyzed using chi-square test, Fisher's exact test, and an independent t-test using SPSS/WIN 20.0. RESULTS: There were significant increases in self-efficacy for communication (t=2.62, p=.011), emotional intelligence (t=2.66, p=.010), and interpersonal communication competence (t=2.87, p=.006) in the experimental group compared to the control group. CONCLUSION: Based on the findings, our study suggests a need to include content from communication curricula or clinical communication training programs for improving undergraduate nursing students' communication skills in practice settings.


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Curriculum , Education , Emotional Intelligence , Humans , Learning , Mental Competency , Nursing , Power, Psychological , Students, Nursing
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-716271

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Thermal ablation using radiofrequency is a new, minimally invasive modality employed as an alternative to surgery in patients with benign thyroid nodules and recurrent thyroid cancers. The Task Force Committee of the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology (KSThR) developed recommendations for the optimal use of radiofrequency ablation for thyroid tumors in 2012. As new meaningful evidences have accumulated, KSThR decided to revise the guidelines. The revised guideline is based on a comprehensive analysis of the current literature and expert consensus.


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Advisory Committees , Catheter Ablation , Consensus , Humans , Thyroid Gland , Thyroid Neoplasms , Thyroid Nodule , Ultrasonography
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Ultrasonography ; : 244-253, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-731141

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of fine-needle aspiration (FNA), core needle biopsy (CNB), and combined FNA/CNB for the first-line diagnosis of thyroid nodules. METHODS: A total of 782 consecutive nodules that underwent simultaneous FNA and CNB were analyzed in this study. We compared the rate of inconclusive results and the diagnostic values for malignancy among FNA, CNB, and combined FNA/CNB. RESULTS: CNB showed a lower rate (10.2%) of inconclusive results than FNA (23.7%) (P < 0.001). Combined FNA/CNB showed a lower rate (6.5%) of inconclusive results than FNA (all nodules, P < 0.001; macronodules, P < 0.001; and micronodules, P < 0.001, respectively) or CNB (all nodules, P < 0.001; macronodules, P < 0.001; and micronodules, P=0.003, respectively). Combined FNA/CNB and CNB showed significantly higher sensitivity, accuracy, and diagnostic performance for malignancy as defined by criterion 1 (Bethesda category VI) or criterion 2 (Bethesda categories IV/V/VI) than FNA (P < 0.001). However, there was no significant difference in the sensitivity, accuracy, or diagnostic performance between combined FNA/CNB and CNB (with criterion 1, P=0.063, P=0.063, and P=0.412, respectively; with criterion 2, P=0.500, P=0.500, and P=0.348, respectively). CONCLUSION: CNB was found to be more effective than FNA for the diagnosis of thyroid nodules, and its sensitivity and diagnostic performance for malignancy were similar to those of combined FNA/CNB. CNB has the potential to be an effective alternative first-line diagnostic tool for thyroid nodules when performed by an experienced operator.


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Biopsy, Fine-Needle , Biopsy, Large-Core Needle , Cohort Studies , Diagnosis , Retrospective Studies , Thyroid Gland , Thyroid Neoplasms , Thyroid Nodule , Ultrasonography
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-740994

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BACKGROUND: Sedentary behavior has been shown to have deleterious effects on cardiovascular outcomes. This study aimed to examine the association between sedentary time and cardiovascular risk factors in Korean adults. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed using data from adults aged 19 years and above in the 2013 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Sedentary time was self-reported and categorized into quintiles. Cardiovascular risk factors, including blood pressure (BP), total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and fasting glucose levels, were categorized into dichotomous variables according to the Adult Treatment Panel III criteria. Multivariate logistic regression was performed with adjustment for various demographic and lifestyle variables, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Complex sampling design was used, and survey weights and sample design variables were applied in analyses. RESULTS: A total of 3,301 individuals were included in the analyses, and mean sedentary time was 6.1 h/d. Prolonged sedentary time was significantly associated with high diastolic BP (top vs. bottom quintile: adjusted odds ratio [OR], 1.71; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.09–2.68; Ptrend=0.03) and low HDL cholesterol level (top vs. bottom quintile: adjusted OR, 1.42; 95% CI, 1.02–1.98; Ptrend=0.02) after adjustment for BMI, WC, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, and other variables. No significant associations were found between sedentary time and other cardiovascular risk factors. CONCLUSION: Prolonged sedentary time was significantly associated with high diastolic BP and low HDL cholesterol level in Korean adults. The associations were independent of general and abdominal obesity and moderate-to-vigorous physical activities.


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Adult , Blood Pressure , Body Mass Index , Cardiovascular Diseases , Cholesterol , Cholesterol, HDL , Cross-Sectional Studies , Fasting , Glucose , Humans , Life Style , Lipoproteins , Logistic Models , Motor Activity , Nutrition Surveys , Obesity, Abdominal , Odds Ratio , Risk Factors , Sedentary Behavior , Triglycerides , Waist Circumference , Weights and Measures
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-739809

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Palatal myoclonus (PM) is a rare disease that may induce dysphagia. Since dysphagia related to PM is unique and is characterized by myoclonic movements of the involved muscles, specific treatments are needed for rehabilitation. However, no study has investigated the treatment effectiveness for this condition. Therefore, the aim of this case report was to describe the benefit of combining behavioral treatment with valproic acid administration in patients with dysphagia triggered by PM. The two cases were treated with combined treatment. The outcomes evaluated by videofluoroscopic swallowing studies before and after the treatment showed significant decreases in myoclonic movements and improved swallowing function. We conclude that the combined treatment was effective against dysphagia related to PM.


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Deglutition , Deglutition Disorders , Humans , Muscles , Myoclonus , Rare Diseases , Rehabilitation , Stroke , Treatment Outcome , Valproic Acid
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-738905

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Although seclusion and restraint are required for the treatment of mentally ill patients in psychiatric hospitals, these procedures involve potential violations of human rights and pose a potential risk to patients' physical condition. Nursing staffs in psychiatric hospitals often have to manage psychiatric patients who display aggressive, violent, or challenging behavior. However, the guidelines for the use of seclusion and restraint in Korea are too broad to apply in clinical situations. The guidelines in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand emphasize that patients' basic needs have to be met and stipulate that patient–staff interaction must be continued during seclusion and restraint procedures. Mental health workers in psychiatric hospitals should pay close attention to patients' verbal and non-verbal expressions while communicating with them. This study reviews the guidelines for seclusion and restraint used in foreign countries to improve current Korean guidelines and provides strategies of the nursing activities to be implemented when patients require seclusion and restraint.


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Australia , United Kingdom , Hospitals, Psychiatric , Human Rights , Humans , Korea , Mental Health , Mentally Ill Persons , New Zealand , Nursing Staff , Nursing , Psychiatric Nursing , United States
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Korean Circulation Journal ; : 329-331, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-738695

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No abstract available.


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Coronary Vessels , Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome , Risk Factors
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-741884

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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the Korean Comprehensive Scale for the Assessment of Challenging Behavior in Developmental Disorders (K-CSCB). METHODS: In total, the parents of 189 patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 168 controls completed the K-CSCB, the Behavior Problems Inventory (BPI) and Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). The reliability and validity of the K-CSCB was investigated. RESULTS: The K-CSCB was found to be a reliable instrument (Cronbach's α=0.97). There was a significant difference between the ASD and control groups in all subscale scores. Scores on the K-CSCB subscales were significantly correlated with those on the BPI and CBCL. The diagnostic validity was 97.7%, and the cut-off score with the highest sensitivity and specificity was 12.5 points. CONCLUSION: The K-CSCB is the first tool in Korean to assess problematic behavior in individuals with ASD, and this study shows that it is a valid and reliable instrument. We expect the K-CSCB to be widely used in clinical and research settings.


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Autism Spectrum Disorder , Autistic Disorder , Checklist , Child , Child Behavior , Humans , Neurodevelopmental Disorders , Parents , Psychometrics , Reproducibility of Results , Sensitivity and Specificity
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-208823

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Core needle biopsy (CNB) has been suggested as a complementary diagnostic method to fine-needle aspiration in patients with thyroid nodules. Many recent CNB studies have suggested a more advanced role for CNB, but there are still no guidelines on its use. Therefore, the Task Force Committee of the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology has developed the present consensus statement and recommendations for the role of CNB in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. These recommendations are based on evidence from the current literature and expert consensus.


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Advisory Committees , Biopsy, Fine-Needle , Biopsy, Large-Core Needle , Consensus , Diagnosis , Humans , Methods , Thyroid Gland , Thyroid Neoplasms , Thyroid Nodule
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-191581

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability of the practical life space in post-stroke patients using the Korean version of the Life-Space Assessment (K-LSA) questionnaire and to assess the relationships between the K-LSA and physical function, daily activity, quality of life, and post-stroke depression. METHODS: The LSA questionnaire was translated into Korean, and the translated version was authorized by the author of the LSA questionnaire. In a cross-sectional study, the performance of the K-LSA was evaluated in 34 stroke patients (20 males and 14 females; mean age 65.11±2.39 years) who were receiving physical and occupational therapy at the outpatient clinic in the rehabilitation medicine department of a university medical center at the time of evaluation. Performances were assessed twice by one examiner at a 2-week interval to test the reliability. The patients were evaluated using the Functional Ambulation Category (FAC) scale, Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scale, and mobility subscale of the FIM to assess their relationships with the K-LSA. They were also evaluated using the EuroQol 5 Dimensions questionnaire (EQ-5D) and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) to determine the relationship with quality of life and post-stroke depression. RESULTS: Test-retest reliability at the first (62.20±32.14) and second (63.15±32.22) assessment was 0.993 (p<0.01). The K-LSA showed significant correlations with the FAC (r=0.848, p<0.01), FIM (r=0.765, p<0.01), mobility category of the FIM (r=0.764, p<0.01), GDS (r=-0.657, p<0.01), and EQ-5D (r=0.506, p<0.01). CONCLUSION: This study suggests that the practical life space of post-stroke patients, assessed by the K-LSA, has a significant correlation with patients' functional mobility, independence in daily activity, quality of life, and depression.


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Academic Medical Centers , Ambulatory Care Facilities , Cross-Sectional Studies , Depression , Female , Humans , Male , Occupational Therapy , Quality of Life , Rehabilitation , Reproducibility of Results , Stroke , Walking
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-20670

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Increased consumption of instant noodles has recently been reported to be positively associated with obesity and cardiometabolic syndrome in South Korea, which has the highest per capita instant noodle consumption worldwide. This study aimed to investigate the association between instant noodle consumption and cardiometabolic risk factors among college students in Seoul. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The study subjects consisted of 3,397 college students (1,782 male; 1,615 female) aged 18-29 years who participated in a health checkup. Information on instant noodle consumption was obtained from the participants' answers to a question about their average frequency of instant noodle intake over the 1 year period prior to the survey. RESULTS: Statistical analysis using a general linear model that adjusted for age, body mass index, gender, family income, health-related behaviors, and other dietary factors important for cardiometabolic risk, showed a positive association between the frequency of instant noodle consumption and plasma triglyceride levels, diastolic blood pressure, and fasting blood glucose levels in all subjects. Compared to the group with the lowest frequency of instant noodle intake (≤ 1/month), the odds ratio for hypertriglyceridemia in the group with an intake of ≥ 3/week was 2.639 [95% confidence interval (CI), 1.393–5.000] for all subjects, while it was 2.149 (95% CI, 1.045–4.419) and 5.992 (95% CI, 1.859–21.824) for male and female students, respectively. In female students, diastolic blood pressure was also higher among more frequent consumers of instant noodles. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that frequent consumption of instant noodles may be associated with increased cardiometabolic risk factors among apparently healthy college students aged 18–29 years.


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Blood Glucose , Blood Pressure , Body Mass Index , Fasting , Female , Humans , Hypertriglyceridemia , Korea , Linear Models , Male , Obesity , Odds Ratio , Overweight , Plasma , Risk Factors , Seoul , Triglycerides
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