Kyoung-Sook Jeong

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BACKGROUND Cancer is a major concern in shipbuilding. Since 1970s, shipbuilding and repair has been a strategic industry in Korea, which has become currently the world's largest shipbuilding country. The aim of this study is to investigate the cancer incidence in shipyard workers in Korea. METHODS The cohort comprised 30,288 male employees (20,647(More)
BACKGROUND It is uncertain whether folate is risk or preventive factor for allergic and respiratory diseases. OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between maternal or offspring folate status and subsequent development of allergic and respiratory diseases in early childhood. METHODS In total, 917 mother-child pairs from a prospective birth cohort in(More)
BACKGROUND Many professional emergency responders (ERs) who belong to the Korean National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have been cross-trained and serve multiple roles. As such, firefighters and other ERs in Korea are exposed to similar occupational hazards. This study was conducted to estimate cancer morbidity in male ERs and compare that with Korean(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the relationship between chronotype and sleep disturbance, and assessed various factors that might be associated with sleep disturbance in Korean firefighters. METHODS Self-administered questionnaires assessing chronotype, depression, alcohol use, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress response and sleep quality were examined(More)
BACKGROUND Resilience is considered to be a powerful protective factor in buffering the detrimental impact of traumatic stress on the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, there is a striking lack of research concerning the development of a model of resilience, especially one including both risk and protective factors. The aim of(More)
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