Korean J Fam Pract. 2017; 7(3): 365-371  https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2017.7.3.365
A Survey of the Recognition of Family Medicine Targeting Examinee Visitors for National Poilce Hospital Health Promotion Center
Jayoung Kim, Juhyun Lee*, Soshin Kye, Soh Yeon Ahn, Minwoong Lee, Minshik Shin, Nara Lee
Department of Family Medicine, National Police Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Juhyun Lee
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E-mail: 5kim_jy@naver.com
Received: March 17, 2016; Revised: August 31, 2016; Accepted: September 17, 2016; Published online: June 20, 2017.
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Background: Recently, the need for integrated and humane medical care has been increasing. Thus, the importance of family medicine is also gradually increasing. Consequently, this study was conducted for investigating the development of family medicine.
Methods: The survey was conducted from August 11, 2015 to September 30, 2015, targeting visitors of a Health Promotion Center. It comprised questions regarding recent medical history, family medical history, and opinions about physicians in the media.
Results: A total of 84.6% of the respondents responded that family medicine is necessary and 15.3% answered that family medicine is unnecessary or no opinion. The necessity was significantly higher (93.1%) among those with a recent medical history (P<0.05). It was also high among those with a family medical history (90.5%), although it was not significant.
Conclusion: The necessity was high among the respondents with medical and family medical histories, and of older age. Thus, promoting awareness and providing support for patients with chronic diseases associated with old age are needed for the development of family medicine.
Keywords: Family Practice; Recognition; Satisfaction; Necessity
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