J Korean Community Nurs.  2002 Dec;13(4):817-825.

Factors influencing the Farmers Syndrome

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was carried out to investigate the prevalence and the main factors influencing the farmer's Syndrome in farmers in Korea. PURPOSE: A survey questionnaire was completed by 238 farmers who lived in 8 agricultural districts in Seosan City. the data were collected from April 10 to May 5 2002.
RESULTS
The prevalence of the farmer's syndrome was 42.6% and its prevalence rate in woman was higher than that in main. The prevalence of the farmers syndrome proportionally increased with advanced age. Variables that were positively correlated with the farmer's syndrome were age duration of farming days of resting and the number of the agricultural chemical's poisoning. On the other hand variables that were negatively correlated with the farmers syndrome were smoking sleeping hours economic conditon and level of educational. In a regression analysis the factors influencing the farmers syndrome were age sex sleeping hours day of resting and the number of the agricultrual chemical's poisoning which accounted for 25% of the total variance.
CONCLUSION
Based on these study results older age and woman gender are the remarkable risk factors influencing the farmer's syndrome. Sleeping hours days of resting and the number of the agricultural chemical's poisoning were also the significant attributable variables to the farmers syndrome.


MeSH Terms

Chungcheongnam-do
Female
Hand
Humans
Korea
Poisoning
Prevalence
Surveys and Questionnaires
Risk Factors
Smoke
Smoking
Smoke
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