Health Promotion Behavior, Health Problems, Perceived Health Status and Farmers' Syndrome of Rural Residents
농촌주민의 건강증진행위, 건강문제, 지각된 건강상태 및 농부증

Jeong-Sook Park, Sang-Min Kwon, Yun-Jung Oh
2009 Journal of agricultural medicine and community health  
= ABSTRACT = Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify the health promotion behavior, health problem, perceived health status and farmers' syndrome of rural residents. Methods: The subjects of this study were 637 adults of 19 primary health care post extracted from 1.875 primary health care post in Korea by quota sampling method. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation. Results: The average score of health promotion behavior was 2.23. In the
more » ... sub-scales, the highest degree of performance was 'nutrition', followed by 'spiritual growth' and the lowest degree of performance was 'physical activity'. The most prevalent health problem was ailments in 'musculoskeletal system', followed by 'fatigue', 'eyes and ears', 'cardiovascular system'. The mean score of perceived health status was 8.54. The prevalence of farmers' syndrome was 98.4%. Health promotion behavior showed a significant positive correlation health status and perceived health status showed a significant negative farmers' syndrome. Conclusions: With the above findings, rural residents' physical activity is less than urban residents', and the rural resident's score of perceived health status, musculoskeletal system and fatigue are lower than urban residents'. The farmers' syndrome of the rural people is high. A tailored health promotion program for rural community is needed to develop in the consideration of these findings.
doi:10.5393/jamch.2009.34.1.047 fatcat:flxebxmq5rafbetiys3idahvqq