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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 2003;36(1): 1-10.
A Review Study for Developing Health Profiles to Measure the Self-Perceived Health Stati of Koreans.
Jin Ho Chun, Jin Sun Yang
1Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Inje University, Korea. pmcjh@ijnc.inje.ac.kr
2Public Health and Sanitation Division, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Valid evaluation of self-perceived health status is important for the promotion of individual health and quality of life. In advanced countries, many types of health profile have been developed, and currently, the SF-36, NHP, and EuroQol, etc, are widely used. However, the outcomes of these profiles may vary according to regional, cultural or emotional backgrounds. For these reasons a Korean Health Profile should be developed. In this study, we reviewed the concept of self-perceived health status, and its significance to public health, and reviewed some of the differences between the available profiles in 139 related publications. Based on this review, we are trying to develop a Korean Health Profile in order to measure the self-perceived health stati of Koreans.
Key words: Health status; Self-perceived; Review; Health profile; Koreans
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