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U-health service for managing chronic disease : A case study on managing metabolic syndrome in a health center in South Korea

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  • Song, Tae-Min; Ryu, Seewon; Lee, Sang Ho
  • The Korean Society of Medical Informatics


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A case study on managing metabolic syndrome in a health center in South Korea

Material Type Article
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Song, Tae-Min; Ryu, Seewon; Lee, Sang Ho

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[Seoul, South Korea] : The Korean Society of Medical Informatics

Date 2012-12
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Healthcare Informatics Research:vol. 17(no. 4)
Pages 7
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
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Objectives: We were to analyze the effect of managing metabolic syndrome using a u-health service in a health center. Methods: We collected biometric data from 316 subjects living in a county (gun) in South Korea before and after the introduction of uhealth services in 2010. Analysis was done by contingency table using SPSS and latent growth model using AMOS. Results: We found that regional u-health services affected instance of metabolic syndrome. Further, biometrics and health behavior improved. After six months of u-health services, the number of subjects with three or more factors for metabolic syndrome decreased by 62.5%; 63.3% of regular drinkers stopped drinking; 83.3% of subjects who rarely exercised began to exercise twice a week or more; and 60.9% of smokers stopped smoking. Conclusions: U-health services can change health behavior and biometrics to manage metabolic syndrome in rural areas. The usefulness of u-health services is discussed.