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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol 2013;11(2): 361-370.
남성의 발관리 실태와 태도에 관한 연구
A Study of Perspectives and Attitude on Men’s Foot Care
Myung Sun Lee
This study investigates the perspectives and attitude on men’s foot care with 200 male individuals by asking both quantitative and qualitative questions. Through SPSS(Statistical Package for the Social Science) WIN 15.0 program and One Way ANOVA, the study extracted chi-square(χ²), frequency distributions, probability of chance occurrence (p), and the t-test results. The study starts the investigation with the relationship with men’s jobs, Age groups, Educational backgrounds, Monthly incomes, and monthly expenses and their aspects in getting a foot therapy. The most prominent results showed upon students (57.0%), high school graduates (54.5%), individuals Under 25 years old years old (51.5%), ones with 300-500 million won Monthly income (37.5%), and ones with 20-30 won monthly expense (36%). The data indicated that 41% individuals takes care of the body through exercise, 10.5% through nourishments, 3% through alternative treatment, while on the other hand 37.5% neglects any sort of treatment. Out of the five divisions, three categories, Age groups, education backgrounds, and job placements, had the most significant difference through the t test. In the foot problem category 44% had no indications of any problem, 20.5% with callus, 16.5% with ingrowing toe-nail, 9.5% with split heel, and 4% with other foot problems showing the lowest significant difference. The individuals that wished to receive a foot therapy reached 82% and stated that foot therapy minimized fatigue, helped reduce stress. Overall, the data states out of all the volunteers, 3.65/5 showed positive responses for foot therapy with no significant differences in the all aspects.
Key words: Men’s foot care, Educational background, Monthly incomes, Monthly expenses, Alternative treatment
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