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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1976;9(1): 39-48.
A Study of Public Health Project Based on Family Unit.
Shi Soun Maeng
The organized community is the one of the best system for the effective public health administration, and a model area was selected for the study to see what should be achieved when a certain small community is placed under the special public health control based on the family unit. The 178 families involved total of 875 populations. The rate of vaccination with B.C.G. among 191 infants and children could be increased upto 100.0% from 72.5% of the time whin the basic study was performed after 8 months period of this study; 99.0% from 47.1% with D.P.T.; 96.9% from 71.7% against smallpox; 83.2% from 69.1% against poliomyelitis; but only 25.7% from 21.5% against measles. The status of family planning was 36.8% among 155 women of possible conception at the time of the basic research. And, at the end of this study, the number of women utilizing one of the methods of contraception for family planning were increased upto 52.9% among the same number. The most frequently utilized method was 34.1% of oral pills followed by 30.5% of intrauterine device; but both of which had higher rate of interruption of use because of the complications, 14.3% and 16.0% respectively. The 10 pregnant women at the time of basic research experienced normal deliveries during the period of study and they had received pre- and postnatal health care through this health center. The status of oral hygiene, pulmonary tuberculosis control, and parasitological examination were also reported as wee as the cases with diseases seen among the population and vaccinations performed against other infectious diseases. The stress on discussion was placed upon the effectiveness of public health administration when it is undergone ton the individual family unit to achieve the best result. However, the shortness of both personnel and material resources were considered to be the one of the major difficulties retarding the generalization of the idea obtained through this study based on family unit public health administration.
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