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Original Articles
Development of the Self-Care Non-adherence Risk Assessment Scale for Patients with Chronic Illness
Mi Rae Jo, Hee Young Oh
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):415-429.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.415
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Purpose
The purpose of this study was to develop the Self-Care Non-adherence Risk Assessment Scale (SCNRAS) for patients with chronic illness in South Korea.
Methods
This study was conducted from April to July, 2020 and utilized a convenience sampling method to recruit 336 patients with chronic illness from three hospitals located in South Korea. The content, factorial structure, item-convergent/discriminant validity, convergent validity, internal consistency reliability, and test-retest reliability of the scale were evaluated. The data were analyzed using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, Cronbach’s ⍺, and intra-class correlation coefficient.
Results
The exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses yielded six-factors. Convergent validity was demonstrated using measures of defining issues. Internal consistency reliability and test-retest reliability were found to be acceptable, as indicated by a Cronbach’s ⍺ of .65~.81 and an intra-class correlation coefficient of .93~.98. The Self-Care Non-adherence Risk Assessment Scale for patients with chronic illness is a new instrument that comprehensively measures the knowledge, skill, physical function status, access to health care, social support, motivation, and confidence. It comprises 18 items scored on a 5-point Likert scale. The validity and reliability of the scale were verified. Conclusion: The scale developed through this study is expected to screen those who need nursing intervention early by predicting the self-care non-adherence risk group.
Social Determinants of Health of Multicultural Adolescents in South Korea: An Integrated Literature Review (2018~2020)
You Lim Kim, Hyeon Kyeong Lee, Hye Yeon Lee, Mi Kyung Lee, Soo Kyung Kim, Diema Konlan Kennedy
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):430-444.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.430
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Purpose
This study is an integrated literature review to analyze health problems and social determinants of multicultural adolescents in South Korea.
Methods
An integrative review was conducted according to Whittemore & Knafl’s guideline. An electronic search that included publications from 2018 to 2020 in the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, RISS, and KISS databases was conducted. Of a total of 67 records that were identified, 13 finally met full inclusion criteria. Text network analysis was also conducted to identify keywords network trends using NetMiner program.
Results
The health problems of multicultural adolescents were classified into mental health (depression, anxiety, suicide and acculturative stress) and health risk behaviors (smoking, risky drinking, smartphone dependence and sexual behavior). As social determinants affecting the health of multicultural adolescents, the biological factors such as gender, age, and visible minority, and the psychological factors such as acculturative stress, self-esteem, family support, and ego-resiliency were identified. The sociocultural factors were identified as family economic status, residential area, parental education level, and parents' country of birth. As a result of text network analysis, a total of 41 words were identified.
Conclusion
Based on these results, mental health and health risk behaviors should be considered as interventions for health promotion of multicultural adolescents. Our findings suggest that further research should be conducted to broaden the scope of health determinants to account for the effects of the physical environment and health care system.

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  • A Study on the Factors Influencing Smoking in Multicultural Youths in Korea
    Jin-Hee Park, Mi-Jin Kim, Hee-Joo Lee
    Healthcare.2023; 11(10): 1437.     CrossRef
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    Youlim Kim, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Hyeyeon Lee, Mikyung Lee, Sookyung Kim, Kennedy Diema Konlan
    Heliyon.2023; 9(10): e20738.     CrossRef
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    Jin-Hee Park, Mi-Jin Kim, Sung-Eun Kim
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2022; 19(18): 11219.     CrossRef
Development and Effects of a Community-Based Death Education Program for Older Adults
Sook Nam Kim, So Young Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):445-456.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.445
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Purpose
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of a community-based death education program for older adults.
Methods
The study was conducted as a quasi-experimental study with a non-equivalent control group and pretest-posttest design. The subjects were community elders aged over 65 registered at a community health center and were convenience sampled. The experimental group consisted of 33 participants and the control group consisted of 32 participants. Experiments are conducted from June 18 to July 24, 2020. We tested our hypothesis using an independent t-test, and paired t-test.
Results
The experimental group had significantly higher scores for psychological well-being than the control group after treatment (t=2.24, p=.028). In general attitude toward the use of life-sustaining technology, however, only the experimental group had a significant difference before and after the experiment with lower scores compared to the control group (t=-5.41, p<.001).
Conclusion
We found that the community-based death education program developed in this study was partially effective in improving older adults’ psychological well-being and general attitude toward the use of life-sustaining technology.
The Effect of Senior Elementary School Students’ Emotional Perception Clarity, Emotion Regulation, and Family Relationship on Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Depression
Ji-hye Shin, Suk-Sun Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):457-466.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.457
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Purpose
The purpose of this study was to examine the correlations among emotional perception clarity, emotion regulation, family relationship, non-suicidal self-injury, and depression, and to determine associated factors of non-suicidal self-injury and depression for senior elementary school students.
Methods
Data were collected from 150 early adolescences in K region, Korea. A self-report questionnaire consisted of Trait Meta-Mood Scale, Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, Family Relationship Assessment Scale, Functional Assessment of Self-Mutilation, and Children's Depression Inventory. The data were analyzed using t-test, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, logistic regression, and multiple regression analysis. Results: Non-suicidal self-injury and depression were positively associated with maladaptive emotion regulation strategy and family conflict, but negatively related to emotional perception clarity and family support. Adaptive emotion regulation strategy and family togetherness were only significantly correlated with depression. In logistic regression analysis, significant predictors of non-suicidal self-injury were emotional perception clarity, maladaptive emotion regulation strategy, and family support. Multiple regression analysis found that significant factors of depression were adaptive and maladaptive emotion regulation strategies, which explained 38.0% of the variance.
Conclusion
Our study findings suggest that targeted intervention to reinforce the adaptive emotion regulation strategy and family relationship may prevent non-suicidal self-injury, and depression for senior elementary school students.
Analysis of Media Articles on COVID-19 and Nurses Using Text Mining and Topic Modeling
Ji Yeon An, Yun Jeong Yi, Bok Im Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):467-476.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.467
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Purpose
The purpose of this study is to understand the social perceptions of nurses in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak through analysis of media articles.
Methods
Among the media articles reported from January 1st to September 30th, 2020, those containing the keywords ‘[corona or Wuhan pneumonia or covid] and [nurse or nursing]’ are extracted. After the selection process, the text mining and topic modeling are performed on 454 media articles using textom version 4.5.
Results
Frequency Top 30 keywords include ‘Nurse’, ‘Corona’, ‘Isolation’, ‘Support’, ‘Shortage’, ‘Protective Clothing’, and so on. Keywords that ranked high in Term Frequency-Inverse Document Frequency (TF-IDF) values are ‘Daegu’, ‘President’, ‘Gwangju’, ‘manpower’, and so on. As a result of the topic analysis, 10 topics are derived, such as ‘Local infection’, ‘Dispatch of personnel’, ‘Message for thanks’, and ‘Delivery of one’s heart’.
Conclusion
Nurses are both the contributors and victims of COVID-19 prevention. The government and the nurses’ community should make efforts to improve poor working conditions and manpower shortages.

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  • The Need for and Perceptions of Interprofessional Education and Collaboration Among Undergraduate Students in Nursing and Medicine in South Korea
    Hee-Young Song, Kyoung A Nam
    Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare.2022; Volume 15: 847.     CrossRef
Community Case Managers’ Experiences of Overcoming Suicide Crises among Late Adolescents in South Korea
Yeo Won Jeong, Kyung Im Kang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):477-484.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.477
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Purpose
Various intervention strategies are needed to reduce the suicide rate among late adolescents. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the factors that can help overcome suicidal tendencies in late adolescents from the perspective of case managers.
Methods
This qualitative study explored the reinforcing factors that can help overcome suicidal behaviors in late adolescents, by conducting focus group interviews with case managers from the local community. Interviews with 10 case managers were recorded and transcribed, and the data were analyzed using the content analysis method.
Results
The main theme of this study was “a step in a new direction”. Three categories were derived: “inner changes”, “another possibility opened up by the interest of significant others”, and “connecting with community resources to help overcome”. Each category had subcategories that influenced the intention and course of action of behaviors to overcome the suicide crises.
Conclusion
Our findings, from the exploration of the experiences of case managers, provide an in-depth understanding of the reinforcing factors for overcoming suicide among late adolescents. They provide useful preliminary data for the development of effective suicide prevention programs for the adolescents.
A Study on Global Nursing Practice Education Experience
Eun Sil Cho, Myoung Hee Seo, Soo Ok You, Ok Hee Ahn, Myeoung Hi Song
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):485-496.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.485
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Purpose
This study attempted to obtain basic data for developing a global nursing practice education program.
Methods
The data collection period was from July 2 to 11, 2020. The study participants were professors with experience in design, operation and management of global nursing practice education or experts with experience in international cooperation projects, and 8 people who agreed to participate in focus group interview (FGI). FGI was conducted twice in total and the directed content analysis method was applied.
Results
The categories of ‘practice design’ are ‘growing as a global nursing leader’ and ‘working together towards one goal’. The categories of ‘practice operation’ are ‘watching, listening, and performing’, ‘self-directed organizing from preparation to finishing’, and ‘learning the value of participation rather than grades’. The category of 'practice management' is 'one's own weight to carry'.
Conclusion
Global nursing practice education aims one goal - growing as a global nursing leader - and is self-directed course from preparation to an end with watching, listening and performing together. It is about learning the value of participation rather than grades. This can be used as basic data for the design, operation and management of global nursing practice education in the future.
Factors Affecting the Quality of Sleep in Young Adults
Ae Kyung Chang, Kyung Hye Lee, Chong Mi Chang, Jin Yi Choi
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):497-505.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.497
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Purpose
The study aimed to identify the effects of sleep hygiene (use of caffeine, alcohol, night eating syndrome, stress, and coping styles), social network, and smartphone-related factors on quality of sleep in young adults.
Methods
This was a descriptive research design. Participants completed a questionnaire on evidence-based variables including caffeine intake, alcohol consumption, social network, night eating syndrome, stress, coping styles, and smartphone-related factors. Stepwise multiple regression was used for data analysis to identify factors that influenced the participants’ quality of sleep. This study included 288 young adults in South Korea.
Results
This study identified the factors affecting quality of sleep in young adults. Their average weekly sleep duration was 6.86 hours with low sleep quality, indicated by a score of 59.34 points (range 17-100). The predictors of sleep quality were sleep mood, sub-items of night eating syndrome, effects of pain over the last four weeks, and social networks, which explained 33% of the variance.
Conclusion
Sleep-induced diseases in young adults could be prevented by identifying sleep mood, pain, and social networks, which is important for health and using them as a basis for intervention.
The Health Management Experience of Vietnamese Married Immigrant Women Living in the City
Ji Young Chun
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):506-517.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.506
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Purpose
The purpose of this study was to explore the health management experience of Vietnamese Married Immigrant Women living in the city.
Methods
The study participants were 11 Vietnamese immigrant women residing in the urban area who felt bad about their health. Data collection was conducted in depth through individual interviews, and the collected data were analyzed through Strauss & Corbin data analysis.
Results
The core category was “health is not a necessity but a choice in a strange land called Korea”. The contextual conditions were, “The hard thing-exposing “myself” to the world”, and “Hurts hidden, to be away from people’s eyes”. For the causal condition, the categories of “Unfamiliar life to live alone”, “Unfamiliar life different from expectation”, and “Symptoms of body suddenly suffering alone”, were derived. Through action-interaction, the immigrant women revealed that in their Korean social-structural context, they tended to follow “Health pushed away in turbulent life”. The intervening conditions were “a person who is able to help me”, “places that can give a helping hand nearby”, and “Vietnamese women’s grit”. A Vietnamese married immigrant woman had her own “Health in the chain with life”. As a result, they gained “Health, which is a top priority in life” or “Health oppressed by the weight of life”.
Conclusion
This study enhanced the understanding of the healthcare process of Vietnamese married immigrant women living in urban areas.
Health Management Experience of Residents through Participation in the Community Based Hypertension and Diabetes Registry Program
Mi Kyoung Park, Hyeung Keun Park, Hyun Ju Kim, Ok Jin Kim, Moon Yeon Gong
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):518-528.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.518
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Purpose
This study was conducted to explore the healthcare experience of residents participating in the CommunityBased Hypertension and Diabetes Registry Program.
Methods
This study used qualitative content analysis. Data were collected from in depth interviews of fifteen participants, who either participated in the program hosted by the Training Center for Hypertension and Diabetes for more than two years or participated in an intensive one-on-one education program.
Results
The results showed that the core theme in healthcare of participants was ‘Proactive healthcare with attention and systematic guidance of experts’. The positive reinforcement of staffs and the improvement of self-efficacy through effective close management were found to be positive influencing factors of participation. The theme consisted of the following categories: ‘Participation in the program with positive expectations on healthcare’, ‘Interest in body and health’, ‘Vitality in life’, ‘Confidence in dealing with disease’, ‘Thankfulness for close care and attention’, and ‘Desire for continuous care’.
Conclusion
When establishing policies on managing chronic diseases, a strategy that reflects the results of the study is required. It is necessary to build up emotional relationship among stakeholders, and expand opportunities for close healthcare such as one-on-one customized training, and mutual cooperation with various organizations in the local community.

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    Seonah Lee, Nanyoung Song, Suhyun Kim
    Healthcare.2023; 11(9): 1297.     CrossRef
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    Hyo-Rim Son, So Youn Park, Ye-Jin Ko, Da-Woon Jung, Eun-Sook Won, Aie-Hee Cho, Do Hyun Shin, Chun-Bae Kim
    The Journal of Korean Diabetes.2023; 24(4): 232.     CrossRef
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The Relationship between Parenting Stress and Health Promotion Behavior of Working Women: Mediating Effect of Supporting Resources
Gwijin Lee, Jin Hwa Lee, Bok Im Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):529-539.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.529
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Purpose
The purpose of this study was to understand the parenting stress and health promotion behavior of working women, and to investigate the mediating effect of supporting resources. Supporting resources were set as social support of spouse and community, and institutional support of the organization to which the subject belongs based on previous studies and an ecological system theory.
Methods
The participants were composed of 214 female workers residing in 17 cities and provinces nationwide and having at least one child aged 1~12 years old. Data were collected online from February 19 to February 28, 2021. The collected data were analyzed using the SPSS 20.0 program to understand the level and correlation of the general characteristics and major variables, and to test the mediating effect, after controlling the variables significantly from univariate analysis, step regression analysis was performed.
Results
Among the supporting resources, the mediating effect of social support of spouse and community was statistically significant.
Conclusion
These findings suggest that it is necessary to seek ways to increase the social support of working women's spouses and people around them in order to increase the health promotion behavior of working women.
Perceived Social Support of Family Caregivers for People with Dementia: Concept Analysis
Aeri Kim, Jeong Yeon Kim, Kyung Mi Woo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):540-554.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.540
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Purpose
Most of the currently used concepts and measurements of social support have been relevant for general population. The main purpose of this study is to conduct the concept analysis of perceived social support(PSS) of family caregivers for people with dementia. Methods: This study adopted the Walker and Avant concept analysis methodology. Results: Findings from this concept analysis suggested four defining attributes of PSS of family caregivers for people with dementia: 1) PSS is help or assistance that family caregivers perceive as available when needed; 2) PSS is offered through socio-ecological structure; 3) PSS has a specific function to meet the needs of family caregivers; and 4) PSS includes quality aspects where family caregivers choose, use, or evaluate it. Borrowing from the socio-ecological model, this study proposed the structural aspects of PSS. This study also identified functional aspects of PSS, such as emotional support, informational support, appraisal support, and practical support. Finally, this study assessed quality aspects of PSS, such as satisfaction, timeliness, usefulness, accessibility, and coordination. Conclusion: Focusing on family caregivers for people with dementia, we proposed a new model of PSS. The present study helped refine and clarify the concept of PSS of family caregivers for people with dementia. The results of this study may also contribute to promoting the development of more effective instruments for the concept.

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    Hana Lee, Aeri Kim, Hyunsook Heo, Jisoo Lee, Kyungmi Woo
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A Delphi Study for Development of Disaster Nursing Education Contents in Community Health Nursing
Chun Mi Kim, Song Yi Han, Young Ran Chin
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):555-565.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.555
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Purpose
This study was conducted to develop the contents of disaster nursing education in community health nursing at universities. Methods: To validate contents, the Delphi method was used. We categorized two domains(indirect disaster management and direct disaster management) and developed 48 draft items. This study applied two round surveys and 23 experts participated in this study. The content validity was calculated using content validity ratio and coefficient of variation. Results: Indirect disaster management domain was composed of three categories including 12 items: 1) Understanding of the disaster, 2) disaster management system, and 3) response by disaster stage and recovery. Direct disaster management domain was composed of nine categories including 30 items: 1) Ethical considerations, 2) communication in disasters, 3) nursing activity by disaster stage, 4) emergency nursing in disasters, 5) patient severity classification in disasters, 6) disaster nursing for vulnerable groups, 7) disaster nursing for victims, 8) psychosocial nursing and health in disasters, and 9) cases of disaster nursing in communities. Conclusion: This Delphi study identified the contents of disaster nursing education curriculum, and confirmed the validity for disaster education program in community health nursing. Based on the results, it will be helpful for training the disaster nursing and improving the competency on disaster nursing of the nursing students.

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    Mihyeon Seong, Dajung Ryu, Sohyune Sok
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School Novice Health Teachers’ Perception of Job Performance Difficulties and Job Satisfaction
Seo Moon Jang, Gyu Young Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):566-577.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.566
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Purpose
This study aimed to determine the correlation between job performance difficulties and job satisfaction that novice health teachers experienced in a new school environment, and provide the basic data necessary for policy development. Methods: Data were collected from 196 novice health teachers without in-service training program for the qualification of 1st grade and with less than four years of work experience in Korea. The self-report questionnaire consisted of general characteristics, perception of difficulties in job performance, and job satisfaction. The data were analyzed using the x 2 test, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson’s correlation coefficient. Results: Novice health teachers had the most difficulty in health education during their job performance, whereas teachers without hospital clinical experience encountered difficulties in health management. Those with less than two years of teaching experience or no experience of being contract health teachers had higher job performance difficulties. The results revealed that the lack of experience in performance at a school site had a considerable influence on the difficulty in job performance. In terms of job satisfaction, novice health teachers had the highest satisfaction with status recognition and the lowest satisfaction with their tasks in charge. Additionally, as the difficulty in job performance increased, job satisfaction decreased. Conclusion: The study results indicated the need for training to provide novice health teachers with sufficient experience in job performance before being placed in a school. The provision of support to respond to difficulties in job performance will improve job satisfaction and contribute not only to the development of novice health teachers, but also to the improvement of the quality of school health.

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    Eun Kyo Cho, Hyun Jung Moon
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Experiences of Public Officials for the COVID-19 Response in the Community Health Center
Haeng Mi Son, Hye Ryun Yang, Bo Hyun Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):578-592.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.578
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Purpose
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of public officials working for the Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) response in community health centers in South Korea. Methods: A qualitative thematic analysis was conducted using data collected from three focus groups and two individual interviews. Results: The participants performed quarantine tasks in a poor working environment with several problems, such as significant workload, lack of manpower, and inappropriate compensation system. Participants experienced obstacles in performing quarantine works, which had the lack of the detailed quarantine guidelines, work support and cooperation system. Participants suffered from civil complaints. Participants endured sacrifices in their personal lives while partaking in COVID-19 response work without holidays, and subsequently experienced health problems. And also participants said that it was necessary to secure expertise and effective communication for infectious disease management. Conclusion: The study results suggest that policies are required that are aimed to improve the working environment and the recruitment of experts in infectious diseases. In addition, the job stress related to the COVID-19 response by public officials in community health centers must be evaluated, and the relation of their job stress to physical and mental problems, as well as psychosocial stress, must be examined.

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