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여드름의 지식 및 건강증진 행위에 대한 연구 -남자 대학생을 중심으로-
장경자, 송혜용
A Study on the Knowledge of Acne and Health Promoting Behavior -with a university man-
Kyung-Ja Jang, Hye-Yong Song
The purpose of this study was to grasp college men’s understanding about an acne and health improvement behavior, and make known the need of care about acne. And also to provide them with basic data for health improvement that can give a help for healthy skin. The participants of this study were 296 college men attending K University in regional area. Data collection was by a self-entry questionnaire distributed and examined from March 31 to April 3, 2003. Collected data were analyzed for average, t-test, and ANOVA using SPSS (Statistical Package of the Social Science) program. Findings are as follows: 1. Of study subjects, 49.0% had acne at the time. As for the channel of acquiring information about acne, 25.3% was having not. They seemed to be very concern about their health. As for physical exercise, they preferred walking (26%). They got stressed with schoolwork (27%) and future plans (24%) most. 2. For the knowledge about acne, the total average score was 71.8. The average score of students who had acne was 60.9%. More than 70% of all the subjects was mistaken in the items, ‘Fatty food such as meat and instant should aggravate acne’ and ‘For acne skin, mild cosmetics are better.’ 3. The total average score of health improvement behavior was 209.51. And the fulfillment score was 3.61 (full score= 6.0). The average scores by sub-categories were self-realization (4.1), nutrition (3.87), human relations (3.85), stress (3.76), physical exercise (3.68), health responsibility (3.20), favorite food (alcoholic drinks, tobaccos) (2.68). 4. Examining the difference of health improvement behavior according to subjects’ general features, statistically significant differences were presented in academic years(P=0.003), military service (P=0.004), residential pattern (P=0.012), health concern (P=0.000), living standard (P=0.001). 5. Although the knowledge of acne had nothing to do with health improvement behavior, it had statistically significant influence on health improvement behavior with nutrition (P<.05). Therefore, the more the knowledge about acne, the better the nutritional practice. In this study, college men’s morbidity rate of acne was high, but their knowledge level was low, having no channel for the acquisition of acne information. Therefore, the investigator proposes the development of an educational program to spread correct knowledge about acne and to care it appropriately.
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