Estimate of the Basic Reproduction Number for COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Considering the estimated R0 for COVID-19, reducing the number of contacts within the population is a necessary step to control the epidemic. The estimated overall R0 was higher than the World Health Organization estimate. PMID: 32498136 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Forecasting COVID-19 Transmission and Healthcare Capacity in Bali, Indonesia.
CONCLUSIONS: The healthcare system in Bali is in danger of collapse; thus, serious efforts are needed to improve COVID-19 interventions and to prepare the healthcare system in Bali to the greatest extent possible. PMID: 32498137 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

The Delay in Confirming COVID-19 Cases Linked to a Religious Group in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: There was a delay in COVID-19 confirmation from the date of illness onset among the cases linked to the Shincheonji religious group. This delay likely contributed to the occurrence of many cases of COVID-19 in the group. PMID: 32498138 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Characteristics of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Korea From the Mass Infection Perspective.
This study examines the characteristics of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak from the perspective of the large-scale number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths. This study is significant in that it emphasizes the precautionary principle in preventing and managing infectious diseases, and makes suggestions for urgently needed public health policies. PMID: 32498139 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Impact of Rumors and Misinformation on COVID-19 in Social Media.
Authors: Tasnim S, Hossain MM, Mazumder H Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has not only caused significant challenges for health systems all over the globe but also fueled the surge of numerous rumors, hoaxes, and misinformation, regarding the etiology, outcomes, prevention, and cure of the disease. Such spread of misinformation is masking healthy behaviors and promoting erroneous practices that increase the spread of the virus and ultimately result in poor physical and mental health outcomes among individuals. Myriad incidents of mishaps caused by these rumors have been reported globally. ...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

A Hidden Key to COVID-19 Management in Korea: Public Health Doctors.
Authors: Choi S Abstract Public health doctors of Korea contributed significantly to massive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing. They were immediately dispatched to epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have run tests at screening centers, airport quarantines and hospitals. However, their expertise from in-field experience has been often neglected. It is time to reorganize public health doctor system to better prepare for future epidemics. Transforming and strengthening their roles as public health experts through systematic training is crucial. PMID: 32498141 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal ...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Airborne SARS-CoV-2: Weighing the Evidence for Its Role in Community Transmission.
Authors: Pecho-Silva S, Arteaga-Livias K, Rodriguez-Morales AJ PMID: 32498142 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Verification of the Reliability and Validity of the Short Form 36 Scale in Indonesian Middle-aged and Older Adults.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings adequately support the use of SF-36 in Indonesian middle-aged and older adults, although the optimal algorithm for computing component scores in Indonesia warrants further investigation. PMID: 32498143 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Contextual and Individual Determinants of Mental Health: A Cross-sectional Multilevel Study in Tehran, Iran.
CONCLUSIONS: If we want to make the most effective decisions about the determinants of mental health, in addition to considering the therapeutic perspective, we should have a systemic or contextual view of the determinants of mental health. PMID: 32498144 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Age-period-cohort Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Japan, 1995-2018.
CONCLUSIONS: The cohort effects for IHD and CeVD showed increasing trends in younger generations of women. This suggests that preventive approaches against cardiovascular diseases are needed, particularly for women. PMID: 32498145 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Determinants of Hospital Inpatient Costs in the Iranian Elderly: A Micro-costing Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Sex and age group did not affect hospital costs. Instead, the most important factors associated with costs were type of disease (especially chronic diseases, such as joint and orthopedic conditions), length of stay, final status, and type of ward. Surgical services and medicine were the most important cost items. PMID: 32498146 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Our Valuable Contributors: Reviewers of 2019.
Authors: Cho SI PMID: 32284796 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Academic Community's Efforts to Guide the Fight Against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Epidemic in Korea.
Authors: Cho SI PMID: 32268457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Infectivity, and the Incubation Period.
Authors: Joob B, Wiwanitkit V PMID: 32268458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Author Response: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Infectivity, and the Incubation Period.
Authors: Bae JM PMID: 32268459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Our Valuable Contributors: Reviewers of 2019.
Authors: Cho SI PMID: 32268460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Association Between the Frequency of Eating Non-home-prepared Meals and Women Infertility in the United States.
CONCLUSIONS: The frequency and types of NHPM may be a factor contributing to infertility. Although our findings require confirmation, they suggest that eating out may be deleterious to women fecundity. PMID: 32268461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Prescription of Systemic Steroids for Acute Respiratory Infections in Korean Outpatient Settings: Overall Patterns and Effects of the Prescription Appropriateness Evaluation Policy.
CONCLUSIONS: Specialty and type of institution are important correlates of steroid prescriptions in cases of acute respiratory infection. Steroid prescriptions can also be influenced by policy measures, such as the HIRA Prescription Appropriateness Evaluation policy. PMID: 32268462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

The Impact of Abuse on the Quality of Life of the Elderly: A Population-based Survey in Iran.
CONCLUSIONS: Nearly half of the elderly individuals lacked a high QoL, and at least one-fourth had experienced some form of abuse. Elder abuse was correlated inversely with QoL. Therefore, preventive interventions are recommended to decrease elder abuse in the family, community, and other settings. PMID: 32268463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Obesity, Overweight, and the Human Development Index in World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region Countries.
CONCLUSIONS: A significant positive correlation exists between HDI and obesity. As policy-makers attempt to improve the general welfare of the people, they should be aware of potential unwanted effects of development on the risk of obesity and overweight among the population. PMID: 32268464 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Development of a Social Contact Survey Instrument Relevant to the Spread of Infectious Disease and Its Application in a Pilot Study Among Korean Adults.
CONCLUSIONS: The developed social contact survey instrument demonstrated high validity and feasibility, suggesting that it is viable for implementation. PMID: 32268465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Role of Information and Communication Technology and Women's Empowerment in Contraceptive Discontinuation in Indonesia.
CONCLUSIONS: After adjustment for the control variables, a higher risk of contraceptive discontinuation was associated with having used the Internet in the past year, owning a mobile phone, and not participating in household decision-making. Higher contraceptive discontinuation risk was also associated with using contraceptive pills, older age, lower parity, intent of spacing births, more education, current unemployment, and rural residence, and the risk was also significantly higher for those in the lowest household wealth quintile than for those in the fourth household wealth quintile. The association of contraceptive di...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Cancer News Coverage in Korean Newspapers: An Analytic Study in Terms of Cancer Awareness.
CONCLUSIONS: It can be assumed that the media exert differential influence on individuals through news coverage. Within the present reporting framework, the availability and usefulness of information are likely to depend solely on individuals' capabilities, such as financial and health literacy; this dependency has a negative impact on knowledge gaps and health inequities. PMID: 32268467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Risk and Protective Factors Associated With Intimate Partner Violence in a Nationally Representative Sample of Korean Men.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study suggest that IPV intervention strategies should particularly focus on couples whose relationship is characterized by patterns of bidirectional violence. PMID: 32268468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Transportation Issues in Rural Healthcare.
Authors: Kotani K PMID: 32268469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Life expectancy and inequalities therein by income from 2016 to 2018 across the 253 electoral constituencies of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea.
Conclusions: Pro-rich inequalities in life expectancy by income existed in every electoral constituency in Korea. Both intra-constituency and inter-constituency socioeconomic inequalities in health should be highlighted in future policy-making in the National Assembly. PMID: 32172547 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - March 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

A Chinese Case of COVID-19 Did Not Show Infectivity During the Incubation Period: Based on an Epidemiological Survey.
Authors: Bae JM Abstract Controversy remains over whether the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) virus may have infectivity during the incubation period before the onset of symptoms. The author had the opportunity to examine the infectivity of COVID-19 during the incubation period by conducting an epidemiological survey on a confirmed patient who had visited Jeju Island during the incubation period. The epidemiological findings support the claim that the COVID-19 virus does not have infectivity during the incubation period. PMID: 32114755 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Climate Change and Health: More Research Is Still Needed.
Authors: Kwon HJ PMID: 32023668 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Research Trends in Agenda-setting for Climate Change Adaptation Policy in the Public Health Sector in Korea.
Authors: Chae SM, Kim D Abstract Many studies have been conducted to assess the health effects of climate change in Korea. However, there has been a lack of consideration regarding how the results of these studies can be applied to relevant policies. The current study aims to examine research trends at the agenda-setting stage and to review future ways in which health-related adaptation to climate change can be addressed within national public health policy. A systematic review of previous studies of the health effects of climate change in Korea was conducted. Many studies have evaluated the effect of ambient tempe...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Association Between Air Conditioning Use and Self-reported Symptoms During the 2018 Heat Wave in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: When air conditioning was not used at home or in the main space where participants spent time outside the home during the 2018 heat wave, adverse health effects were more prevalent, but the risk of air-conditioningitis was reduced. PMID: 32023670 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Characteristics of Heat Waves From a Disaster Perspective.
Authors: Kim DW, Kwon C, Kim J, Lee JS Abstract In September 2018, heat waves were declared to be a type of natural disaster by the Framework Act on the Management of Disasters and Safety. The present study examined the characteristics of heat waves from the perspectives of meteorological phenomena and health damage. The government's efforts to minimize the damages incurred by heat waves are summarized chronologically. Furthermore, various issues pertaining to heat waves that are being raised in our society despite the government's efforts are summarized by analyzing big data derived from reported news and academic...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

The Effect of Prenatal Cadmium Exposure on Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in 6-Year-old Children in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results identified significant associations between prenatal Cd exposure and ADHD scores in 6-year-old girls. PMID: 32023672 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Effects of Comorbid Sleep Disorders on Cardiovascular Complications of Hypertension Among Patients With Newly-diagnosed Hypertension: An Analysis of the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort.
CONCLUSIONS: Newly-diagnosed essential HTN patients aged 30 or older who had comorbid SD at the time of their HTN diagnosis had a higher incidence of cardiovascular complications than those without comorbid SD. Age, gender, income, area of residence, and comorbid diabetes mellitus had a significant effect on the incidence of cardiovascular complications. Approximately 2% of cardiovascular complications were found to occur due to the presence of SD. PMID: 32023673 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Comparison of Trends in Blood Pressure and the Prevalence of Obesity Among Korean and American Adolescents: A 12-Years Cross-sectional Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the strong correlation between obesity and HTN, recent trends in the prevalence of HTN and obesity among Korean and United States adolescents were strikingly different. Follow-up studies are necessary to determine why the prevalence of HTN was more than twice as high among Korean adolescents than among their United States counterparts. PMID: 32023674 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Association Between Atrial Fibrillation and the Risk of Dementia in the Korean Elderly: A 10-Year Nationwide Cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Investigating the potential risk factors of dementia in an aged society is important. We found a slightly higher risk of dementia in those with AF than in those without AF, and we therefore concluded that AF is a potential risk factor for dementia. PMID: 32023675 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Effect of Burnout on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Among Firefighters in Korea: Data From the Firefighter Research on Enhancement of Safety & amp; Health (FRESH).
CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that burnout and psychological, sexual, and physical violence at the hands of clients directly affected participants' PTSD symptoms. Burnout mediated the relationship between trauma experience and PTSD. PMID: 31795611 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Association Between Convenience of Transportation and Unmet Healthcare Needs of Rural Elderly in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: We confirmed a significant association between inconvenient transportation and unmet healthcare needs among the rural elderly even after adjustment for existing known factors. This implies that policies aimed at improving healthcare accessibility must consider the means of transportation available. PMID: 31795612 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Perceived Discrimination, Depression, and the Role of Perceived Social Support as an Effect Modifier in Korean Young Adults.
CONCLUSIONS: Discrimination perceived by individuals can lead to depressive symptoms in Korean young adults, and this relationship can may differ by gender and social support status. PMID: 31795613 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Validity of Self-reported Stroke and Myocardial Infarction in Korea: The Health Examinees (HEXA) Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The validity of self-reported disease was lower than expected, especially in those who reported having been diagnosed with MI. Proper consideration is needed when using these self-reported data in further studies. PMID: 31795614 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

An Exploratory Study of Health Inequality Discourse Using Korean Newspaper Articles: A Topic Modeling Approach.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study can be used as preliminary data for future attempts to address health inequality in Korea. To make addressing health inequality part of the public agenda, the media's perspective and discourse regarding health inequality should be monitored to facilitate further strategic action. PMID: 31795615 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Sex-specific Associations Between Serum Hemoglobin Levels and the Risk of Cause-specific Death in Korea Using the National Health Insurance Service-National Health Screening Cohort (NHIS HEALS).
CONCLUSIONS: Both low and high Hgb levels were associated with an increased risk of death from various causes, and some diseases showed different patterns according to sex. PMID: 31795616 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

The Association of Perceived Neighborhood Walkability and Environmental Pollution With Frailty Among Community-dwelling Older Adults in Korean Rural Areas: A Cross-sectional Study.
CONCLUSIONS: More studies are warranted to establish causal relationships between walkability and environmental pollution and frailty. PMID: 31795617 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Associations of Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations With Respiratory Symptoms and Perceived Health Status in Japanese Adults With and Without Chronic Respiratory Diseases: A Panel Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Respiratory symptoms were more strongly affected by oxidants than by other pollutants. Significant associations of air pollutants were found with a comprehensive range of items related to perceived health status, including overall health and QoL. Although the effects of air pollutants on respiratory symptoms and health status were more apparent among patients with respiratory diseases, the adverse effects of air pollutants were significant even among participants without such conditions. PMID: 31795618 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Monitoring Compliance and Examining Challenges of a Smoke-free Policy in Jayapura, Indonesia.
CONCLUSION: The overall compliance was low in Jayapura city due to many challenges. This provides lessons learnt for tobacco control policy in the areas that are least developed and farthest from the central government. PMID: 31795619 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Introduction of Vaccinomics to Develop Personalized Vaccines in Light of Changes in the Usage of Hantaan Virus Vaccine (Hantavax ®) in Korea.
Introduction of Vaccinomics to Develop Personalized Vaccines in Light of Changes in the Usage of Hantaan Virus Vaccine (Hantavax®) in Korea. J Prev Med Public Health. 2019 Sep;52(5):277-280 Authors: Bae JM Abstract The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of Korea made an official announcement in March 2018 that the total number of inoculations of Hantaan virus vaccine (Hantavax®) would change from 3 to 4. Some aspects of this decision remain controversial. Based on the characteristics of Hantaan virus (HTNV) and its role in the pathogenesis of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, it might be dif...
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Measurement of Socioeconomic Position in Research on Cardiovascular Health Disparities in Korea: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Future studies should develop and utilize valid compositional and contextual measures and appraise social patterns that vary across time, place, and culture using such measures. Studies should also consider multilevel influences, adding a focus on the interactions between different levels of intertwined SEP factors to advance the design of research. More attention should be given to composite and life-course measures. PMID: 31588697 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Associations Between Activities Outside Work and Presenteeism Among Korean Wage Workers: An Analysis Using a Nationwide Survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Certain activities outside work, such as self-development or leisure/sports, were related to presenteeism among Korean wage workers. Although many previous studies have emphasized the positive effects of those activities on health, this study documented negative effects of these activities outside work on health. PMID: 31588698 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Microbusinesses and Occupational Stress: Emotional Demands, Job Resources, and Depression Among Korean Immigrant Microbusiness Owners in Toronto, Canada.
CONCLUSIONS: One in two Korean immigrants choose self-employment, most typically in family-owned microbusinesses that involve emotionally taxing dealings with clients and suppliers. However, the benefits of job satisfaction and security may protect MBOs from the adverse mental health effects of job stress. PMID: 31588699 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Estimating Influenza-associated Mortality in Korea: The 2009-2016 Seasons.
CONCLUSIONS: Influenza-associated mortality was substantial during this period, especially in the elderly. By subtype, influenza A(H3N2) virus made the largest contribution to influenza-associated mortality. PMID: 31588700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol for Public Hospitals in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that the AEP could potentially be applied to Korean public hospitals as a reliable and valid instrument for assessing the appropriateness of admissions. PMID: 31588701 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: J Prev Med Public Health Source Type: research