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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1991;12(7):52-62.
Published online July 1, 1991.
An investigation of the use of a general health examination center.
Eun Soo Ku, Hae Youn Kim, Young Sung Suh, Dong Hak Shin, Hi Young Cho, Moon Ku Kang, Hyo Geon Bae
종합건강검진센타의 내용 분석 및 개선점에 관한 고찰
구은수, 김해연, 서영성, 신동학
계명대학교의과대학 가정의학교실 포항선린병원 내과
In order to improve and to have more effective and comprehensive health examintion, 4,162 patients who visited the health examination center at the Pohang Sunlin Hospital during the period of August 16, 1986 to March 30, 1990, are selected and analyzed.
The results were as follows.
1. The total number of patients was 4,162, of which 2,587(62%) were male and 1,575(38%) female. Among the age distribution of patients, the largest was 40-49 on male group and 30-39 on female.
2. Most common subjective symptoms were GI trouble(24.5%), backache and arthralgia(11.2%), and fatigue or general symptoms(9.1%) etc.
3. The prevalence of diagnosis by organ systems was highest in liver disease for males and gastrointestinal disease for females.
4. The number of respondents to the questionnaire was 484, 57% of the respondents were dissatisfied and 43% were satisfied.
The most common reason for dissatisfaction was the physician's insufficient explanation or not enough counseling about health care.
5. Discussion with the doctor included information about chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertention, coronary heart disease so on(28%), periodic health care(16%), family problems(14%), exercise(12%), and abstention from smoking & drinking(12%) etc.
We conclude that general health examination should be focused more carefully on the patients' history and physical examination and patiens were encouraged to get further periodic health care.


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