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Prevalence and Alternative Treatment of Head-Lice Infestation in Rural Thailand: A Community-Based Study

Singhasivanon OU, Lawpoolsri S, Mungthin M, Yimsamran , Soonthornworasiri N, Krudsood S

Head-lice infestation, pediculosis capitis, remains a public-health burden in many countries. The widely used first-line pediculicides and alternative treatments are often too costly for use in poor socio-economic settings. Ivermectin...
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A Farmer Becoming a Quasi-doctor: The Daegok Diary and Rural Healthcare from the 1960s to the 1980s

Park S

This article attempts to review the reality of rural health care in Korea from the 1960s to the 1980s by analyzing the Daegok Diary. There has been two myths about...
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How Much Do Older Adults Living Alone in Rural South Korea Know About Dementia?

Kim MS, Shin DS, Choi YJ, Kim JS

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the level of dementia knowledge of older Korean adults living alone in rural areas and to identify related factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive design was...
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Comparison of Perceptions of Local Residents and Public Health Center Staffs on the Performance of Medical Service Improvement Plan in Rural Areas

Lee JY, Hwang RI

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to compare the perceptions of the rural healthcare service improvement project' performance and reorganization of public health centers between project staffs and local...
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Analysis of Medical Treatment Interest Trend in Rural Environment by Big Data

Hwang SW

BACKGROUND: In the rural environment, medicine treatment has analyzed the health behavior of some rural areas, but it is necessary to study and generalize trends of interest in the whole...
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Evaluation of an extracurricular program for students interested in rural and public health

Kim DH, An AR, Kim EJ, Lee JK, Lee SH

PURPOSE: The problem regarding the geographic imbalance of the physician workforce has been a long-standing problem in South Korea. Additionally, rural medicine and public health have been marginalized across whole...
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Evaluating the Primary Care Quality of a Public Health Center in a Rural Area

Byeon YK, Choi YJ

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the primary care quality of a public health center in a rural area using the Korean Primary Care Assessment Tool (KPCAT). It also examined...
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A Qualitative Inquiry Into the Challenges of Medical Education for Retention of General Practitioners in Rural and Underserved Areas of Iran

Delavari S, Arab M, Rashidian , Nedjat S, Souteh RG

OBJECTIVES: General practitioners (GPs) retention in rural and underserved areas highly effects on accessibility of healthcare facilities across the country. Education seems to be a critical factor that affects GPs...
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Structural Equation Modeling to Assess Discrimination, Stress, Social Support, and Depression among the Elderly Women in South Korea

Lee HS, Kim C

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to find the relationship and conceptual model of discrimination, stress, support, and depression among the elderly in South Korea. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional...
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Unsafe Disposal of Child Faeces: A Community-based Study in a Rural Block in West Bengal, India

PS P, Sahoo SK, Biswas D, Dasgupta A

OBJECTIVES: A clean India is the responsibility of all Indians. One of the objectives of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Initiative) is to bring about behavioural changes regarding healthy...
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Comparative Study of Uses and Characteristics of Emergency Medical Service between Islands and Urban Areas

Park SK, Kim DH, Yoon SA, Kim SH, Lee WJ, Woo SH

PURPOSE: Despite the development of transportation, accessibility of medical service on islands is still poor. Therefore, providing adequate emergency medical services is becoming more important. The purpose of this study...
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Is a decentralized continuing medical education program feasible for Chinese rural health professionals?

Hu G, Yi Y

PURPOSE: Rural health professionals in township health centers (THCs) tend to have less advanced educational degrees. This study aimed to ascertain the perceived feasibility of a decentralized continuing medical education...
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Relationship Between Presence of Dental Clinics in Public Health Facilities and Oral Health Conditions of Local Elderly People

Jeong KS, Na BJ, Kim ES

OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to find the relationship between oral health conditions of elderly people and closures of public dental health clinics in rural areas. METHODS: Oral examinations and surveys...
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Geographic Distribution of Urologists in Korea, 2007 to 2012

Song YS, Shim SR, Jung I, Sun HY, Song SH, Kwon SS, Ko YM, Kim JH

The adequacy of the urologist work force in Korea has never been investigated. This study investigated the geographic distribution of urologists in Korea. County level data from the National Health...
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Fifteen-year Experience with Telemedicine Services in Gangwon Province in Korea

Kim HG, Ahn ME, Choi YA, Choi EH, Kim DW, Shin SG, Park KS, Han JH

OBJECTIVES: This study attempted to identify the factors that contribute to successful telemedicine service. This was done by analyzing the operational state of successful telemedicine services offered in Gangwon Province...
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Visceral Leishmaniasis in Rural Areas of Alborz Province of Iran and Implication to Health Policy

Heidari A, Mohebali M, Kabir K, Barati H, Soultani Y, Keshavarz , Akhoundi B, Hajjaran H, Reisi H

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or kala-azar mainly affects children in endemic areas. This study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of VL using direct agglutination test (DAT) in children living in...
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Effects of Health Status and Health Behaviors on Depression Among Married Female Immigrants in South Korea

Kim JA, Yang SJ, Chee YK, Kwon KJ, An J

PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of health status and health behaviors on depression in married female immigrants in South Korea. METHODS: Sampling 316 immigrant women from the Philippines, Vietnam, China,...
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Factors that influence the choice to work in rural township health centers among 4,669 clinical medical students from five medical universities in Guangxi, China

Qing Y, Hu G, Chen Q, Peng H, Li K, Wei J, Yi Y

PURPOSE: To produce competent undergraduate-level medical doctors for rural township health centers (THCs), the Chinese government mandated that medical colleges in Central and Western China recruit rural-oriented, tuition-waived medical students...
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Health Behaviors and Related Demographic Factors among Korean Adolescents

Shin Y, Kang SJ

  • KMID: 2069908
  • Asian Nurs Res.
  • 2014 Jun;8(2):150-157.
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to explore health behaviors, examine health behaviors in relation to demographic factors, and investigate the relationships between health risk behaviors (e.g., tobacco use,...
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Present Situation of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in South Korea during the First Year

Lee C, Cho J, Yang H, Kim J, Park W, Lee G, Yoon H, Oh S

  • KMID: 2333721
  • J Korean Soc Emerg Med.
  • 2014 Feb;25(1):60-68.
PURPOSE: HEMS is expected to shorten transportation time to an advanced facility and to enable administration of advanced treatment at the scene. In Korea, HEMS was launched in September 2011....
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