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Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Korean version of the EQ-5D in patients with rheumatic diseases
Objectives: This study aimed to determine the cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Korean version of the EQ-5D in rheumatic conditions. Methods: Translation, back-translation and cognitiveExpand
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Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome and Its Association with Cardiovascular Diseases in Korea
This study aimed to estimate nationwide prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and to identify its association with cardiovascular diseases. The data on a national representative sample of 6,147 adultsExpand
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Is precarious employment damaging to self-rated health? Results of propensity score matching methods, using longitudinal data in South Korea.
We aimed to evaluate the health effects of precarious employment based on a counterfactual framework, using the Korea Labor and Income Panel Survey data. At the 4th wave (2001), information wasExpand
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A nationwide survey on the prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment in South Korea.
We investigated the prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the factors associate with risk of dementia from a representative nationwide sample of Korean elders. 8,199Expand
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Socioeconomic inequalities in suicidal ideation, parasuicides, and completed suicides in South Korea.
As a result of unprecedented increase in suicides over the last decade, Korea now ranks at the top of OECD countries in suicide statistics (26.1 deaths per 100,000 population in 2005). Our studyExpand
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Comparative epidemiology of suicide in South Korea and Japan: effects of age, gender and suicide methods.
BACKGROUND Suicide is one of the leading causes of mortality in both South Korea and Japan. AIMS The study aims to compare the descriptive epidemiology of suicide over the last two decadesExpand
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Robust border enhancement and detection for measurement of fetal nuchal translucency in ultrasound images
We use a coherence-enhancing diffusion filter to enhance the border and reduce noise, followed by detection of the NT by minimization of a cost function, that combines intensity, edge strength and continuity, using dynamic programming. Expand
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A nationwide survey on the prevalence and risk factors of late life depression in South Korea.
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to estimate prevalence rates and risk factors of LLD among a large nationwide sample of Korean elders in South Korea. METHOD Of 8199 randomly sampled Koreans aged 65Expand
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Deprivation and Mortality at the Town Level in Busan, Korea: An Ecological Study
Objectives Busan is reported to have the highest mortality rate among 16 provinces in Korea, as well as considerable health inequality across its districts. This study sought to examine overall andExpand
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Non-rigid Registration of Vascular Structures for Aligning 2D X-ray Angiography with 3D CT Angiography
The alignment of pre-operative 3D scans with intra-operative 2D images is important for providing better image guidance. Expand
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