Sang-A Kim

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Despite the importance of children's hand hygiene and family influence on children's behaviors, few studies have been dedicated to identifying family factors affecting handwashing practice. This study investigated the entire group of sixth-grade students (N = 2323) and their parents (N = 2089) at 11 elementary schools randomly selected from the Seoul(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine a J-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and depression among the elderly in South Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-section data were drawn from a community-based sample of individuals 60 years of age and older (n=1819). Respondents completed the Alcohol Use Disorders Intensification Test(More)
Araliasaponin II (AS II) is a bioactive compound isolated from Acanthopanax henryi (Oliv.) Harms, a plant widely used in traditional oriental medicine. The present study investigated the anti‑inflammatory effects of AS II using murine macrophages. The effects of AS II on inflammatory mediator and cytokine production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑stimulated(More)
This study was designed to assess determinants of private clinics' productivity, and to compare city and county clinics in South Korea. We analyzed the revenue and patient data from all 9,212 private clinics in South Korea. This data was obtained from the Korean National Health Insurance Corporation, during the period between 1996 and 1999. We used a mixed(More)
CONTEXT A laboratory information system (LIS) is a useful tool for the management of laboratory processes and data, as well as for improving quality. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between the implementation of a LIS with the outpatient and inpatient revenues of a general hospital. DESIGN This study analyzed the outpatient and inpatient revenue(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of a hypertension management program provided by a primary health care post located in a distant rural area in South Korea on the level of knowledge of hypertension. The panel data consisted of a total of 319 people or the entire population aged above 40 years of five villages located in Goseong-gun,(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of a hypertension management program provided by a primary health care post located in a distant rural area in South Korea on the level of knowledge of hypertension. The panel data consisted of a total of 319 people or the entire population aged above 40 years of five villages located in Goseong-gun,(More)
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