Myoung-Hee Kim

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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 cognitive debriefing were performed according to the EuroQol group’s guidelines. For validity, 508 patients were recruited and administered the EQ-5D, Short-Form 36 and(More)
This paper proposes a non-self-intersecting multiscale deformable surface model with an adaptive remeshing capability. The model is specifically designed to extract the three-dimensional boundaries of topologically simple but geometrically complex anatomical structures, especially those with deep concavities such as the brain, from volumetric medical(More)
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. 8,199 randomly-sampled Koreans aged 65 years or older were invited to participate in the Phase I screening assessment using Mini-Mental State Examination by door-to-door home(More)
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 decades (1985-2006) and to explore the conditions associated with the different distribution of suicides in both countries. METHODS Age-standardized suicide rates were(More)
BACKGROUND Most of the evidence about socioeconomic inequalities in the metabolic syndrome comes from Western industrialized societies. The aim of this study is to examine how the inequalities appear and what could explain them in Korea, a rapidly changing society. METHODS We analysed the nationwide survey data of 1998 and 2001 with a sample of 4630 men(More)
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 adults from 1998 Korea National Health and Nutrition Survey were analyzed. The syndrome was determined according to two kinds of modified definition from ATP III, in(More)
OBJECTIVES To simultaneously examine the effects of area-level and individual-level socioeconomic position on fatal injuries in children <5 years of age. METHODS A retrospective cohort study based on the national birth and death registers of Korea. 2 667 060 children born during 1995-8 were followed up from birth to the 5th birthday. Cumulative incidences(More)
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 65 years or more, 6018 participated (response rate=73.4%). Using the Korean version of the short form Geriatric Depression Scale (SGDS-K), we classified individual(More)
Ultrasonic measurement of nuchal translucency (NT) thickness in the first trimester of pregnancy has recently been proposed as the most useful marker in early screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities. However, manual tracing of the two echogenic lines in the image, using on-screen calipers, is hampered by weak edges, together with noise and other(More)
PURPOSE Ictal-interictal single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) subtraction was performed to find brain structures related to ictal dystonic posturing (DP) in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS Thirty-two patients with mesial TLE who had ictal and interictal SPECTs were included. They were divided into two groups; DP group(More)