Kyoung-hee Cho

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BACKGROUND Cancer imposes significant economic challenges for individuals, families, and society. Households of cancer patients often experience income loss due to change in job status and/or excessive medical expenses. Thus, we examined whether changes in economic status for such households is affected by catastrophic health expenditures. MATERIALS AND(More)
We attempted to develop an indicator combining incidence and mortality (summary indicator of cancer burden, SMCB) and to compare the magnitudes of cancer burden by world region. The SMCB was used to measure the size of cancer burden summarizing the incidence and mortality. The incidence and mortality were divided in equivalent forms and were split. The(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to develop a single measure of cancer burden (SMCB), which can prioritize cancer sites by considering incidence and mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS Incidence data from 1999 to 2010 were obtained from the Korea Central Cancer Registry. Mortality data from 1999 to 2010 were obtained from Statistics Korea. The SMCB(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the association between employment status and depression. METHODS Data from the Korea Welfare Panel Study (KOWEPS) collected from 2008 to 2011 were used. A total of 7368 subjects were included in this study after exclusion of subjects with missing data and those who were self-employed or could not work. Depression was(More)
PURPOSE The aim of study was to provide suggestions for prioritizing research in effort to reduce cancer burden in Korea based on a comprehensive analysis of cancer burden and Delphi consensus among cancer experts. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty research plans covering 10 topics were selected based on an assessment of the literature, and e-mail surveys were(More)
Corn starches with different amylose contents were enzymatically modified using Thermus aquaticus 4-alpha-glucanotransferase (TAalphaGTase). On treating, chain length distribution of the product became broader (degree of polymerization; DP 3-40) after isoamylolysis when compared to the untreated corn starch. In addition, a variety of different size(More)
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