Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2021 Feb;30(1):10-20. 10.5807/kjohn.2021.30.1.10.

Effects of Health Disorder Signals on Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Urination Disorders: Focusing on Door-to-Door Salespeople and Women Who have Experienced Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • 1CEO, HUREM Education Consulting, Busan, Korea
  • 2Professor, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea
  • 3Professor, Department of Business Administration, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea


This study investigated the effects of Health Disorder Signals on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and urination disorders, and the relationship between IBS and urination disorders.
A questionnaire survey was conducted on those who experienced symptoms among door-to-door salesmen and women who visited S Hospital in Busan, and irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal symptoms were surveyed based on the Roman Standard II.
The study results showed that the IBS Health Disorder Signal had a significant positive (+) effect on the IBS. It was also found that the Health Disorder Signal of urination disorders showed a certain pattern of urination disorders on the back of the hand. IBS was also found to have a significant positive (+) effect on urination disorders (Health Disorder Signals of urination disorders, urination disorders).
First, this study is Korea's first attempt at understanding Health Disorder Signals, and it is of great help in conducting a wide range of studies on such Health Disorder Signals in the future. Second, it is a surprising result confirming that bowel disease can have a direct effect on urination disorders.


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Urination disorder; Health disorder signal
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