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Comparisons of food security, dietary behaviors and nutrient intakes between adult North Korean Refugees in South Korea and South Koreans

Kim JY, Lee SK, Kim SG

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: North Korean refugees (NKRs) in South Korea are a unique population as they must adapt in a new country with similar cultural traits but different social, political, and economic...
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One Step toward a Low Tuberculosis-Burden Country: Screening for Tuberculosis Infection among the Immigrants and Refugees

Kim HW, Kim JS

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Prevalence of Possible Depression and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder among Community Dwelling Adult Refugees and Refugee Applicants in South Korea

Sohn JH, Lim J, Lee JS, Kim K, Lim S, Byeon N, Kim DW, Kim KH, Kim MS, Cho SJ, Seo HY, Park JE, Kwon YJ, Kwon JS, Ahn C

BACKGROUND: Because there has been a recent increase in refugee applications in Korea, the mental health of these refugees merits greater study. METHODS: We surveyed 129 refugees (including those in process...
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A Comparative Study of Whole-Mouth Taste Thresholds between North Korean Refugees and South Koreans

Kim EY, Kim Y, Lee Y, Rhyu MR

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Since Korea has been divided into two countries over 60 years ago and differences has gradually developed between the two, an influx of North Korean refugees to...
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Dietary behaviors and nutritional status according to the bone mineral density status among adult female North Korean refugees in South Korea

Kim SH, Lee SK, Kim SG

PURPOSE: North Koreans could be at higher risk for their bone health because of previous periods of severe famine and the continuing low availability of food. This study determined the...
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Experiences of Latent Tuberculosis Infection Treatment for the North Korean Refugees

Kim BK, Kim HJ, Kim HJ, Cha JH, Lee JB, Jeon J, Kim CY, Kim Y, Kim JH, Shin C, Lee SH

BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is increasing in immigrants. We aimed to investigate the current status of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) treatment for North Korean Refugees (NKR) compared to South Koreans Contacts...
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Structural Equation Model for Psychosocial Adjustment in North Korean Adolescent Refugees

Lee I

PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify variables influencing the psychosocial adjustment of North Korean adolescent refugees in order to establish a structural equation model and design an intervention strategy to...
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Infections of Soil-Transmitted Helminth in Refugees from North Korea

Lee YI, Seo M, Kim SB

Soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH) are now no longer public health problems in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), but their status are unavailable in the residents of North Korea (NK) despite...
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Low Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Is Prevalent among North Korean Refugees in South Korea

Song YS, Choi SW

BACKGROUND: The number of North Korean refugees entering South Korea is rising. Few studies have investigated the risk of non-communicable disease in North Korean refugees. Moreover, kidney insufficiency, a risk...
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What Is It to Be Mentally Healthy from the North Korean Refugees’ Perspective?: Qualitative Research on the Changes in Mental Health Awareness among the North Korean Refugees

Yu S, Jang J, Noh JW, Kwon YD, Park H, Woo JM

OBJECTIVE: We investigated how mental health awareness among North Korean refugees transformed depending on temporal-spatial context changes. METHODS: In 2013, we conducted interviews with 10 refugees (eight women) who had been...
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The Effects of Discrimination Experience on Life Satisfaction of North Korean Refugees: Mediating Effect of Stress

Noh JW, Park H, Kim M, Kwon YD, Kim JS, Yu S

OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the mediation effect of stress between the experience of discrimination and life satisfaction among North Korean refugees who resettled in South Korea. The findings of the...
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression and Anxiety among North Korean Refugees: A Meta-Analysis

Taylor BE, Chekaluk E, Bennett J

OBJECTIVE: Post-traumatic stress disorder is common among North Korean refugees who have fled their country for economic, financial and humanitarian reasons. Co-morbid depression and anxiety are also common among North...
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Changes in body weight and food security of adult North Korean refugees living in South Korea

Jeong H, Lee SK, Kim SG

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Relocation to new environments can have a negative impact on health by altering body weight and dietary patterns. This study attempted to elucidate changes in body weight, food security,...
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Health Literacy and Its Related Factors in North Korean Refugees

Son YJ, Kim HJ, Jeong HJ, Hwang IY, Kim MY, Lee SH, Park KH, Park KH, Kim CB, Im H, Lee JY

BACKGROUND: In September 2016, the number of North Korean refugees living in South Korea was 29,688. They have been struggling with health problems due to their poor health status and...
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The Trends in Research on the Health of North Korean Refugees

Lim HJ, Lee G, Yang SJ

PURPOSE: This study aims to identify the general characteristics, subjects, and methods of research on the health of North Korean refugees through a systematic literature review. METHODS: A total of 140...
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Healthcare access challenges facing six African refugee mothers in South Korea: a qualitative multiple-case study

Kim MS, Song IG, An AR, Kim KH, Sohn JH, Yang SW

PURPOSE: Following legal reform in 2013, the annual number of asylum seekers entering South Korea has increased from 1,143 in 2012 to 5,711 in 2015. We interviewed six African refugee...
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Secondary Traumatic Stress and Burnout of North Korean Refugees Service Providers

Kim YJ

OBJECTIVE: The current study investigated the burnout and secondary traumatic stress of service providers for North Korean (NK) refugees based on the conceptual framework of theJob Demands-Resources (JD-R) model of...
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The Correlation of Psychopathology and Suicide in North Korean Refugee Adolescents

Im D, Park S, Kim SH, Im WY, Jun JY

OBJECTIVES: This study was designed for the purpose of the relationship between psychopathology and suicide in North Korean Refugee Adolescents. METHODS: The subjects were 104 North Korean Refugee Adolescents. We investigated...
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Gender Differences in Suicidal Ideation and Related Factors among North Korean Refugees in South Korea

Noh JW, Park H, Kwon YD, Kim IH, Lee YH, Kim YJ, Kim SG

OBJECTIVE: According to previous social survey, a high number of North Korean refugees (NKRs) in South Korea had suicidal ideation. The purpose of this study is to examine the related...
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Cardiovascular Disease–related Health Beliefs and Lifestyle Issues Among Karen Refugees Resettled in the United States From the Thai-Myanmar (Burma) Border

Kamimura A, Sin K, Pye M, Meng HW

OBJECTIVES: Refugees resettled in the US may be at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, little is known about CVD-related issues among Karen refugees who have migrated to the US...
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