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Minsoo Jung 2 Articles
Condom Use and Prevalence of Genital Chlamydia trachomatis Among the Korean Female Sex Workers
Joongyub Lee, Sun-Young Jung, Dong Seok Kwon, Minsoo Jung, Byung-Joo Park
Epidemiol Health. 2010;32:e2010008.   Published online August 13, 2010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4178/epih/e2010008
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OBJECTIVES

Since 2004, availability of resources for preventing sexually transmitted diseases in Korean female sex workers (FSWs) has decreased because of strict application of a law against prostitution. This study is to evaluate the condom use and prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis among FSWs in Korea.

METHODS

We performed a cross-sectional study of FSWs from 15 major sex work sites in Korea from June to November 2008, using convenience sampling. Self-administered questionnaires and urine samples were collected after all participants' written informed consent. Urine samples were analyzed with PCR at a single central laboratory.

RESULTS

Among 1,086 FSWs who consented to study participation, data from 999 FSWs were appropriate for analysis. C. trachomatis prevalence was 12.8% (95% CI: 10.7-14.9%). Younger age increased risk for C. trachomatis. Whereas majority of FSWs (71.0%) answered high self confidence in condom negotiation, the proportion of FSWs who always used condoms last month was only 23.7%. However, practicing regular condom use showed significant protection against chlamydia infection, not self confidence in condom negotiation.

CONCLUSION

In Korea, FSWs were not practicing enough self-protection at work with a high prevalence of C. trachomatis. Education for constant practice of protection against sexually transmitted diseases is needed, especially for younger FSWs.

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    Jessica McCann, Gemma Crawford, Jonathan Hallett
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2021; 18(8): 3956.     CrossRef
  • Prevalence and associated factors of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among female commercial sex workers in Hawassa City, Southern Ethiopia
    Alelign Tadele, Siraj Hussen, Techalew Shimelis
    BMC Infectious Diseases.2019;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Risk factors of sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Republic of Korea
    Minsoo Jung
    Infectious Diseases of Poverty.2019;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Preventing sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) among sex workers: a critical review of the evidence on determinants and interventions in high-income countries
    Elena Argento, Shira Goldenberg, Kate Shannon
    BMC Infectious Diseases.2019;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Male condom use and condom problems among women in Shanghai
    Jun-Qing Wu, Yu-Yan Li, Jing-Chao Ren, Na Li, Yin Zhou, Rui Zhao, Yu-Feng Zhang
    Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction.2012; 1(1): 48.     CrossRef
Academic Research Activities and their Co-author and Keyword Network in Epidemiology Fields : Analysis of Papers in the Korean Journal of Epidemiology, 1991~2006.
Minsoo Jung
Korean J Epidemiol. 2008;30(1):60-72.   Published online June 30, 2008
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4178/kje.2008.30.1.60
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OBJECTIVES
This research analyzed knowledge structure and its effect factor by evaluation of coauthor and keyword network in Korea's Epidemiology sector.
METHODS
The data was extracted from 318 papers listed in the Korean Journal of Epidemiology, and was transformed into 643 coauthors and 131 keywords matrix. In this matrix a link was judged by impact factors which were calculated by the weight value of what the role was and the rate of how many authors participated. We verified that the research achievement was dependent upon the author's status and network index.
RESULTS
The results showed a small world effect according to the development of a random network in the center of a few high productivity researchers. In particular, degree centrality was more developed than closeness centrality. Also, power law distribution was discovered in impact factor and research productivity by college affiliation. In multiple regression, the effect of the author status was significant in both the impact factor calculated by the participatory rate and the number of listed articles. Moreover, a small group of researchers with outstanding research productivity carried out many of the core academic activities in the Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
CONCLUSIONS
This study shows that the small world phenomenon exists in coauthor and keyword networks in the unit of journal like as citation networks. However, the coauthor networks in the field of epidemiology was more differentiated than the preventive medicine field.
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    Hae-Lan Jang
    The Journal of the Korea Contents Association.2015; 15(10): 387.     CrossRef
  • Social Network Analysis of Elders' Health Literacy and their Use of Online Health Information
    Haeran Jang, Ji-Young An
    Healthcare Informatics Research.2014; 20(3): 216.     CrossRef
  • Book Review: Social Networks and Health: Models, Methods, and Applications
    Ji-Young An
    Healthcare Informatics Research.2012; 18(4): 287.     CrossRef
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    Hae Lan Jang, Young Sung Lee, Ji-Young An
    Healthcare Informatics Research.2012; 18(1): 44.     CrossRef

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