일 지역 보건진료원의 문화적 역량

Translated title of the contribution: A Study on the Cultural Competence of Community Health Practitioners

Eun-Jee Lee, Yune Kyong Kim, Hyeonkyeong Lee

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aimed to describe the cultural competence among community health practitioners (CHPs).
Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study design was used with a convenience sample of 257 CHPs. Data collection was conducted with a structured questionnaire, including Cultural Competence Assessment. Data were analyzed by t-test and ANOVA with the SPSS-WIN program. Results: Most participants reported a moderate level of cultural competence (M=3.0, SD=0.41). Scores for culturally competent behaviors were high (M=3.4, SD=0.48) and cultural knowledge scores were low (M=2.6, SD=0.54). Those CHPs who were living with their family, were working in rural area, and had more opportunities to contact with multicultural patients and experience abroad showed significantly higher cultural competence.
Conclusion: The findings support the need for future education and training to enhance CHP's cultural competence.
Original languageKorean
Pages (from-to)179-188
JournalJournal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun

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