We examined helpful and unhelpful messages that 35 Korean women with breast cancer commonly received. Messages providing optimism were the most frequently received type; the majority of the interviewees wanted to receive more of that type. Interviewees considered minimization of disease extent or impact helpful. Another finding unique to Korean culture is that family members express their share of responsibility for, and guilt feelings about, the interviewees being afflicted with breast cancer. Findings from this study will increase our knowledge of culture-specific comforting messages for Korean cancer patients.
The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of the TV health information program on older person’s attitude, health interest, health knowledge and the practice of health behavior. The respondents of this study included 200 people over the age of 60. Data was collected using online survey for a month of April, 2013. Most of the respondents watched TV health information programs on a regular base. The old turned out to watch health program for health knowledge rather than for fun. The old tried to practice health knowledge gained from the TV program.
Hierarchical regression analysis showed the old's attitude to the health program, health interest, and knowledge as well as their socio-economic factors and TV viewing behaviors had meaningful influence on their health information practices. Television media is expected to play a key role as health information source to the old in an aging society.