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Korean J Child Health Nurs. 1999 Oct;5(3):329-339. Korean. Original Article.
Kim SJ , Lee JE , Choi HS .
Department of Nursing Science, Hallym University, Korea.
College of Nursing Science, Ewha Woman's University, Korea.
Department of Family Medicine, Catholic University, Korea. kimsj@sun.hallym.ac.kr
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to take the right direction and meet the requirements of newspaper function about child health through evaluation of child health information articles in newspapers. Data were collected 4 main daily newspaper by selecting child health information articles during 1 year from January 1 to December 31, 1998. The results of this study are as follows. The frequency according to health category, disease treatment(47.7%) topped followed by health maintenance?promotion(28.8%), growth?development(12.1%), disease prevention(11.4%). The frequency according to WHO international disease classification, infectious disease (23.6%) take most. In evaluation area of child health information, practical usage(3.78) topped followed by accuracy(3.68), comprehensiveness(3.64), clearness (3.48), concreteness(3.33).

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