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Original Article
A Study on the Prevalence of Clonorchis Sinensis and the Effects of Educational Program among Residents in the Basin of the Youngsan River, Korea
Chunmi Kim, Aeyoung So, Kyung-Ja June, Hee Young Jung
Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing 2014;22(1):56-65.
Published online: April 4, 2014
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1Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Sunmoon University, Korea.

2Professor, Department of Nursing, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea.

3Professor, Department of Nursing, Soonchunhyang University, Korea.

4Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Munkyung College, Korea.

• Received: February 1, 2011   • Revised: March 19, 2011   • Accepted: March 21, 2011

© 2011 Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing

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  • Purpose
    The goal of this study was to analyze the prevalence of Clonorchis sinensis infection in people living within 5 km of the Youngsan River basin, to develop an educational program to prevent the infection, and to examine the effects of the educational program.
  • Methods
    This study employed a one group pretest-posttest design, the subjects were 384. This study was conducted from November 20, 2008 to June 16, 2009. The results were analyzed with the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program.
  • Results
    Of the residents, 5.7% were infected with Clonorchis sinensis and the knowledge level about the prevention of Clonorchis sinensis was improved significantly from 9.75±5.12 points before the education to 15.05±2.43 points after the education. One of the important effects was that the willingness to eat raw fresh-water fish was reduced after the education.
  • Conclusion
    Based on the results of this study, a continuous research needs to be conducted on how education and knowledge level-up change people's living attitudes for the prevention of Clonorchis sinensis infection and the reduction of the infection rate in the future.
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Table 1
Clonorchis Sinensis Infection Rates & Related Characteristics of Objects (N=384)
Table 2
Comparison of Knowledge Level before and after Prevention Education of Participants (N=384)
Table 3
Difference in Knowledge Level before and after Prevention Education according to Characteristics of Participants (N=384)

Change in knowledge level before and after prevention education; Tukey's test.

Table 4
Comparison of Correct Answer Ratio by Questions (N=384)

CAR=correct answer rate; PE=prevention education.

Table 5
Change in Attitude and Intention to Eat Raw Fresh-water Fish (N=384)

Fisher exact test.

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