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Moo Sik Lee 3 Articles
The direction of restructuring of a Korea field epidemiology training program through questionnaire survey among communicable disease response staff in Korea
Moo Sik Lee, Kwan Lee, Jee-Hyuk Park, Jee-Young Hong, Min-Young Jang, Byoung-Hak Jeon, Sang-Yun Cho, Sun-Ja Choi, JeongIk Hong
Epidemiol Health. 2017;39:e2017032.   Published online July 24, 2017
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We used a survey about the need for an educational training of infectious disease response staff in Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and officer in metropolitan cities and provincial government to conduct field epidemiological investigation. The survey was conducted from January 25 to March 15, 2016. A total of 173 participants were selected from four different groups as follows: 27 clinical specialists, 22 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers, 82 KCDC staff, and 42 local health department officials. Results revealed that 83% of KCDC staff and 95% of local health department officials agreed on the need for educational training to strengthen capability of personnel to conduct epidemic research and investigation. The level of their need for training was relatively high, while self-confidence levels of individuals to conduct epidemic research and investigation was low. It was concluded that there was a need to develop training programs to enhance the ability of public health officials, EIS officers, KCDC staff, and local health department personnel to conduct epidemic research and investigation.
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2015년 한국의 메르스 유행후 한국의 감염병 대응인력을 대상으로 한 조사분석을 통하여 역학조사관 교육 개편의 필요성을 확인하고, 세부 교육과정, 방법 및 내용 등 포괄적인 교육강화 및 개선방안을 모색하여 향후 역학조사관 신규 교육프로그램의 개발과 역량강화 방안을 제시하였다.
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  • Perceived sources of occupational burn-out and embitterment among front-line health workers for COVID-19 control in Gyeonggi province, South Korea: a qualitative study
    Bee-Ah Kang, Sijoung Kwon, Myoungsoon You, Heeyoung Lee
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine.2022; 79(4): 245.     CrossRef
Hepatitis A Vaccination Rates and Related Factors in a 2005 Population-based Study in Nonsan, Korea
Eun Young Kim, Baeg Ju Na, Moo Sik Lee, Keon Yeop Kim, Moran Ki
Epidemiol Health. 2009;31:e2009003.   Published online October 12, 2009
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The incidence of clinical hepatitis A has increased in young Korean adults since the mid-1990s. Although hepatitis A vaccinations have been administered in private clinics over the past 10 yr, no data exist on the vaccination rate and relating factors.


In 2005, a population-based survey of 12-35-month-old children was carried out in Nonsan, Korea. An interview survey was completed for 71.3% of the children. All data came from a vaccination card or confirmation from a provider.


The hepatitis A vaccination rate was 42.3% for ≥1 dose and 24.7% for 2-dose. The results of the multivariate regression analysis for the hepatitis A vaccination showed that the second (OR=1.6) and third and successive children (OR=3.3) were less often immunized than the first child. Low economic status (OR=1.6), rural area (OR=1.5) and employed mother (OR=1.5) were also correlated with a lower vaccination rate. The hepatitis A vaccination rate was significantly lower in children who had no other vaccinations: measlesmumps-rubella (OR=2.8 for ≥1 dose and 7.3 for 2-dose), varicella (OR=20.2 and 22.0, respectively) and Haemophilus influenza type b (OR=14.3 and 13.3, respectively).


To prevent outbreaks of clinical hepatitis A by enough herd immunity, a vaccination should be included in the National Immunization Program and a vaccination policy developed and implemented that can overcome the barriers to immunization such as late birth order and a mother's employment.

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  • Very low prevalence of anti-HAV in Japan: high potential for future outbreak
    Chikako Yamamoto, Ko Ko, Shintaro Nagashima, Takayuki Harakawa, Toshiko Fujii, Masayuki Ohisa, Keiko Katayama, Kazuaki Takahashi, Hiroaki Okamoto, Junko Tanaka
    Scientific Reports.2019;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Changing sero-epidemiology of hepatitis A in Asia Pacific countries: A systematic review
    Marissa Gripenberg, Naveena Aloysia D’Cor, Maïna L’Azou, Grenville Marsh, Sophie Druelles, Joshua Nealon
    International Journal of Infectious Diseases.2018; 68: 13.     CrossRef
  • Hepatitis A Virus Vaccination Status and Related Factors among College Students
    Jae Seong Baek, Mi Ah Han, Jong Park, Na-Ra Yun
    Korean Journal of Health Promotion.2014; 14(3): 103.     CrossRef
  • Vaccination rates and related factors among health care workers in South Korea, 2009
    Hee Jung Yoon, Jiseun Lim, BoYoul Choi, Jungsoo Kim, Jeonguk Kim, Changhwi Kim, Joon Soo Park, Sang-Bum Hong, Jooyoun Seo, Geun-Ryang Bae, Moran Ki
    American Journal of Infection Control.2013; 41(8): 753.     CrossRef
  • Factors Related to Completed Status and Seropositivity of Hepatitis A Immunization Among Children Aged 1–3 Years and 6–8 Years in South Korea
    Jee-Young Hong, Mo Ran Ki, Hye-Jung Hwang, Delacroix Sinny, Young-Joon Park, Geun-Ryang Bae, Moo-Sik Lee
    Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives.2013; 4(2): 93.     CrossRef
  • Evaluation on the Accuracy of Vaccination Card for National Immunization Program in a 2005 Population-Based Survey in Nonsan, Korea
    Moo-Sik Lee, Jee-Hee Kim, Kwang-Hwan Kim, Jee-Young Hong, Jin-Yong Lee, Keon-Yeop Kim
    Journal of agricultural medicine and community health.2011; 36(2): 113.     CrossRef
A survey on the factors associated with low back pain in rural women.
Jung Rak Kim, Myeong Ryeol Yoon, Dae Yong Hong, Han Woo Lee, Sung Hak Park, Jong Young Lee, Moo Sik Lee
Korean J Epidemiol. 1991;13(2):185-196.
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To examine the associated factors with low back in rural women, public health doctors interviewed with each woman who had been seen in 12 branches of the health center in the vicinity of Chinju in Gyeongnam Province from August 1 to September 15, 1991. The results were as follows: 1. 66% of 391 study subjects reported an episode of low back pain during recent 6 months. In simple analysis low back pain was significantly associated with age, educational level, number of children, low back pain experience after delivery, abortion, farming, work posture and heavy materials lifting. 2. In multiple logistic regression to control confounding effects by interrelated independent variables, low back pain was significantly associated with low back pain experience after delivery (odds ratio=2.18), work posture (odds ratio=2.42) and heavy materials lifting (odds ratio=2.37) 3. Acute low back pain (defined as low back pain which occurred for the first time in the past 6 months) was significantly associated with only one variable i.e. heavy materials lifting (odds ratio=3.09). 4. Recurrent low back pain (defined as low back pain which recurred in recent 6 months) was significantly associated with low back pain experience after delivery (odds ratio=5.44), work posture (odds ratio=3.00) and heavy materials lifting (odds ratio=8.71). 5. Chronic low back pain (defined as low back pain which had persisted for more than 6 months) was significantly associated with number of children (odds ratio=1.42), back pain experience after delivery (odds ratio=2.26), abortion (odds ratio=2.05) and work posture (odds ratio=5.59).
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