• Patients with chronic disease have various treatment patterns because it shows a progressive degenerative feature. Especially various physical and emotional problems of the rheumatoid arthritis patients leave them shopping around various types of treatment. According to previous studies, over 70% of patients with arthritis experienced the traditional oriental medicine or folk remedies simultaneously with medical treatment within one year after the onset of disease. The purposes of this study are 1) to compare the patterns of treatment-seeking behaviors between Korean arthritis patients and Americans : and 2) test two models of treatment-seeking behaviors by path analysis, one for early treatment-seeking behavior model(ETBM) and the other is chronic treatment-seeking behavior model (CTBM) in Korean sample. The interview survey was performed to 133 RA patients with structured questionnaire at out-patient clinic or public health center. Patients characteristics such as age, duration of disease were similar two countries except higher educational background in Americans. There were no patients using only alternative therapies or no medical treatment in the US. Most of the American patients have chosen both medical treatment and alternative therapy, while the Koreans less than American. In Korea, combined treatment group usually consists of the people who are younger, more educated and higher economic status than the characters of other groups in early or chronic stages. In early stage, they tend to have strong belief of curing from the disease, satisfy the relationship with their physicians and comply with direction of the medical professional. The paths of two models were explained by 70% in ETBM and 33% in CTBM When the models were modified, almost all paths of the CTBM were the same as the previous one, but direct determinant factor was changed from the relationship with physicians to the lay referral system in chronic model. These two models' explanation powers became 94% and 88%, respectively. The attitude or perception of disease, lay referral system and the relationship with medical personnel are the main determinants of treatment-seeking behaviors. (rdf:langString) (en)
  • Basia Belza, School of Nursing, University of Washington (xsd:string)
  • Diana J. Wilkie, School of Nursing, University of Washington (xsd:string)
  • 은영, Department of Nursing, Keongsang University (xsd:string)
  • 이은옥, College of Nursing, Seoul National University (xsd:string)
  • 이인숙, College of Nursing, Seoul National University (xsd:string)
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  • Belza, Basia (xsd:string)
  • Wilkie, Diana J (xsd:string)
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  • (A)transcultural study for testing models of the treatment-seeking behaviors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (xsd:string)
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  • p. 253-277 (xsd:string)
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  • 류마티스 관절염 환자의 치료행위 모형 검증을 위한 횡문화적 비교연구 / 이인숙, 이은옥,은영,Diana J. Wilkie,Basia Belza (xsd:string)
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  • 류마티스 관절염 환자의 치료행위 모형 검증을 위한 횡문화적 비교연구 (xsd:string)
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