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Soonchunhyang Medical Science 2020;26(2): 53-61. doi: https://doi.org/10.15746/sms.20.015
노출 정도에 따른 이황화탄소 노출 환자의 건강행태와 건강상태
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순천향대학교 서울병원 가정의학과
Health Behavior and Health Condition of Patients Exposed to Carbon Disulfide according to Exposure Level
Hyun Joe
Department of Family Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Hyun Joe ,Tel: +82-2-709-9158, Fax: +82-2-709-9133, Email: drjoe@schmc.ac.kr
Received: September 27, 2020;  Accepted: October 20, 2020.
ABSTRACT
Objective:
The purpose of this study is to garner useful information through a comparative analysis of health behaviors and health status between the low-dose carbon disulfide (CS2) exposure patients and the high-dose CS2 exposure patients.
Method:
Among 910 retired workers who were recognized for carbon disulfide poisoning, 702 survived at the research period. A total of 596 people were selected for the study, except 106 people who refused to participate or were unable to express their opinions. We define the low-dose exposure group as those under 5 ppm, and the high-dose exposure group as those over 5 ppm.
Results:
Compared with the low-dose exposure patient, the high-dose exposure patient had a more frequent awakening during sleep and difficulty of dressing, toileting bathing, and food preparation. The high-dose exposure patient was vulnerable to anxiety and memory. In addition, the high-dose exposure patient felt hopeless more. The high-dose exposure patient lagged behind the low-dose exposure patient in sleep time and sleep quality.
Conclusion:
The vulnerability of the high-dose exposure patient in terms of mental and sleep health needs to be acknowledged as the various characteristics of the CS2 exposure patient that appears according to an exposure group. A variety of disease prevention and health promotion programs that focus on the health behavior and status of the low-dose exposure and the high-dose exposure patients need to be developed and put into practice.
Key words: Carbon disulfide exposure; Health behavior; Sleep; Activities of daily living; Instrumental activities of daily living; Mental health
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