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A Comparative Study on the Factors Affecting the Successful Aging between Users and Non-users of Kyung-ro-dang for Community Care Policy Activation

Song GR, Nam EW, Jin KN

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify the status of Successful Aging among the elderly aged 65 and over in rural areas and to compare factors related with...
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The Association of Perceived Neighborhood Walkability and Environmental Pollution With Frailty Among Community-dwelling Older Adults in Korean Rural Areas: A Cross-sectional Study

Kim MJ, Seo SH, Seo AR, Kim BK, Lee GY, Choi YS, Kim JH, Kim JR, Kang YS, Jeong BG, Park KS

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations of frailty with perceived neighborhood walkability and environmental pollution among community-dwelling older adults in rural areas. METHODS: The participants were...
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Chronic Medical Diseases and Depressive Symptoms in a Rural Group at High Risk for Depression: A 1-Year Follow-Up Study

Chung BS, Lee D, Choi JW, Oh HO, Kang GH, Lee SS, Kim BJ, Lee CS, Lee SJ, Seo JY, Lee YJ, Cha B, Park CS

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effects of chronic medical diseases on depressive symptoms in individuals at high risk for depression living in rural areas, over a 1-year period. METHODS: A community-based...
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Prevalence and associates of obesity and overweight among school-age children in a rural community of Thailand

Nonboonyawat T, Pusanasuwannasri W, Chanrat N, Wongthanavimok N, Tubngern D, Panutrakul P, Mungthin M, Nivesvivat T, Hatthachote P, Rangsin R, Piyaraj P

PURPOSE: Information about overweight and obesity among students in rural areas of Thailand is limited. Therefore, we aimed to determine overweight and obesity prevalences and associated factors among school-aged children...
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Comparing Quality of Life of Elderly Menopause Living in Urban and Rural Areas

Heidari M, Sheikhi RA, Rezaei P, Kabirian Abyaneh S

OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to compare the quality of life of elderly menopause living in urban/rural areas of Abadeh, Iran. METHODS: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted on 312...
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Factors Affecting on the Quality of Life of the Elderly with Mild Dementia Living in Some Rural Community in Korea

Kim MK, Kim H

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to investigate the influencing factor of the quality of life of the elderly with mild dementia in rural community. METHODS: A total of 123...
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Effect of Uric Acid on the Development of Chronic Kidney Disease: The Korean Multi-Rural Communities Cohort Study

Mun KH, Yu GI, Choi BY, Kim MK, Shin MH, Shin DH

OBJECTIVES: Several studies have investigated the effects of serum uric acid (SUA) levels on chronic kidney disease (CKD), with discrepant results. The effect of SUA levels on CKD development was...
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Quality of Life of Postmenopausal Women in Urban and Rural Communities

Paulose B, Kamath N

OBJECTIVES: Menopause is a transitional time in a woman's life leading to both physical and emotional challenges which affects the quality of life (QOL). Average age of menopause is around...
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Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites and Associated Risk Factors for Infection among Rural Communities of Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

Suntaravitun P, Dokmaikaw

Intestinal parasitic infections remain a major public health problem in many parts of Thailand, particularly in rural areas. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and...
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Is the Relationship between Depression and C Reactive Protein Level Moderated by Social Support in Elderly?-Korean Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (KSHAP)

Hur NW, Kim HC, Waite L, Youm Y

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the buffering effects of social support as an effects modifier in the association between depression and inflammation in the elderly. METHODS: We analyzed the Korean Social Life, Health,...
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Celiac Disease in South Jordan

Altamimi E

PURPOSE: Celiac disease, an autoimmune enteropathy triggered by exposure to gluten, is not uncommon in South Jordan. However, its prevalence is underestimated due to lack of physician awareness of the...
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Impacts of Colorectal Cancer Knowledge and Health Literacy on Self-management Behaviors among Elderly Women in Rural Areas

Hwang H

PURPOSE: Korean elderly women residing in rural areas still appear to be marginalized from health services for cancer prevention. The purposes of this study were to measure the degrees of...
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Status and Risk Factors of Strongyloides stercoralis Infection in Rural Communities of Xayaburi Province, Lao PDR

Senephansiri P, Laummaunwai P, Laymanivong S, Boonmar T

The present study was performed to reveal the current status and risk factors of Strongyloides stercoralis infections in the villages of Kenethao district, Xayaburi Province, Lao PDR. Fecal specimens were...
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Combined Effect of Initial and Longitudinal Increases in γ-Glutamyltransferase on Incident Metabolic Syndrome: ARIRANG Study

Yadav D, Lee MY, Kim JY, Ryu H, Huh JH, Bae KS, Ahn SV, Chung CH, Park JT, Koh SB

PURPOSE: Although γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is well known to be associated with metabolic syndrome (MS), prospective data on baseline and longitudinal changes in GGT levels and incident cases of MS are...
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High-risk human papillomavirus genotype distribution and attribution to cervical cancer and precancerous lesions in a rural Chinese population

Zhao XL, Hu SY, Zhang Q, Dong L, Feng RM, Han R, Zhao FH

OBJECTIVE: To explore the genotype distribution of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) and its attribution to different grades of cervical lesions in rural China, which will contribute to type-specific HPV screening...
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Factors Associated with Insomnia among the Elderly in a Korean Rural Community

Kim WJ, Joo WT, Baek J, Sohn SY, Namkoong K, Youm Y, Kim HC, Park YR, Chu SH, Lee E

OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbance is common in the elderly, which is result from multi-factorial causes encompassing socio-demographic, behavioral, and clinical factors. We aimed to identify factors associated with insomnia among the...
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Throat Carriage Rate and Antimicrobial Resistance of Streptococcus pyogenes In Rural Children in Argentina

Delpech G, Sparo M, Baldaccini B, Pourcel G, Lissarrague S, García Allende L

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic carriers of group A β-hemolytic streptococci (GAS) in children living in a rural community and to investigate...
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Factors increasing the risk for psychosocial stress among Korean adults living in rural areas: using generalized estimating equations and mixed models

Nam JH, Lim MS, Choi HK, Kim JY, Kim SK, Oh SS, Koh SB, Kang HT

BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to analyze the distribution of the psychosocial well-being index among adults living in two rural communities in Korea and to examine its correlation with lifestyle...
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Seroprevalence of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in Southeastern Korea, 2015

Kim KH, Ko MK, Kim N, Kim HH, Yi J

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging tick-borne disease characterized by fever, thrombocytopenia and diarrhea. SFTS was firstly reported in Korea in 2013 but its seroprevalence in the...
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Effects of Frailty on Health-related Quality of Life of Rural Community-dwelling Elderly: Mediating and Moderating Effects of Fall-Related Efficacy and Social Support

Choi KW, Jeon GS

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating and moderating effects of fall-related efficacy and social support on the relationship between frailty and health-related quality of life...
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