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Sung Chin Kim 2 Articles
Hypertension control in an Asian urban community: a controlled comparison of screening alone versus a program of patient education and follow-up tracking.
W Daniel Jones, Kyung Im Chung, Sung Chin Kim, Charles Pharm Sands
Korean J Epidemiol. 1991;13(1):73-79.
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This controlled prospective study was designed to test the benefit and feasibility of patient education and tracking techniques in long term hypertension control in Korea. Subjects were selected from random blood pressure screening in two neighborhoods. The study group(n=30) was given education about hypertension and was followed through a patient tracking program. The control group(n=25) was informed of their high blood pressure and only advised to seek therapy. At the end of one year, 16% (4/25) of the control group and 87% (26/30) of the study group reported compliance to regular therapy(p<0.001, chi square test). Mean diastolic blood pressure for the control group after one year was 102±16.9mmHg and for the study group 91±8.9mmHg(p<0.01,unpaired t-test). It is concluded that a program of patient education and patient tacking greatly enhances the likelihood of compliance with treatment and adequate blood pressure control in an Asian community.
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A study on the risk of tuberculosis infection in Korea
Chong Dal Park, Sung Chin Kim
Korean J Epidemiol. 1982;4(1):105-112.
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The annual risk of tuberculous infection (hereinafter the risk of infection) has some advantages over the other indices used in tuberculosis epidemiology. The authors estimated the risk of infection in Korea from the infection rates of 5-9 years old children examined during the National Tuberculosis Prevalence Surveys which were carried out at 5 year intervals since 1965. The method developed by the Tuberculosis Surveillance Research Unit was used in estimating the risk of infection. 1. Overall risk of infection was 4.16% in 1965 and 1.31% in 1980, decreasing at an annual rate of 7.7%. The risk of infection will be 0.97% in 1984 if the same decreasing trend continues. 2. There was little difference in the risks of infection and their annual reduction rates between the male and the female. 3. The risk of infection among the urban population was 5.19% in 1965 and 1.21% in 1980, decreasing at an annual rate of 9.7%. On the other hand, the risk of infection among the rural population was 3.75% in 1965 and 1.39% in 1980 with the annual reduction rate of 6.6%. The difference in the annual reduction rates between the urban and rural areas was statistically significant (p<0.005). 4. Further exploration is required to establish the cause(s) for the slower decrease in the risk of infection among the rural population.
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