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Yang C.-G.,South Tourism
Information Systems Frontiers

This study investigates the antecedents of HIPI (Healthcare Information Protection Intention) of HIS (Healthcare Information Systems) users by introducing a model which incorporates constructs from GDT (General Deterrence Theory) and PMT (Protection Motivation Theory). The results show that (1) a clear awareness of the consequences of security threats increases HIS users’ understanding on the severity of healthcare information leakage, and thus may decreases abuse of HIS by users; (2) user satisfaction with the security system may make them have self-efficacy that they can handle the medical information leakage issue by themselves; and (3) although HIS users are realizing the consequences of healthcare information leakage, they think that they are unlikely to encounter such situations. The results imply that in order to increase HIPI of HIS users, ongoing security education is needed and motivating users to protect healthcare information through their satisfaction with the security system is important. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York Source

Park J.,South Tourism | Kim K.,Yonsei University
Journal of Rural Studies

The present study explores a residential movement of elderly households, which is postulated based on the probabilistic choice theory. This study intends to develop a residential location choice model integrating micro- and macro-approaches by adding regional factors to the probabilistic choice model in terms of the individual level. With the movement to rural areas being given more focus, the estimated results will have implications on local governments' policies with regard to the shrinking population. The findings suggest that the propensities associated with the decision to move to rural areas vary in different regions. The unemployed elderly or the elderly who live with their children are most likely to move to urban areas, while elderly couples show more inclination to migrate to rural areas than the spouseless elderly. This study presents that the probability that the urban elderly will move to rural areas is lower than that of the rural elderly. © 2016 The Authors. Source

Yang C.-G.,South Tourism
International Journal of Applied Engineering Research

This study is to determine the impact of the ICT industry ofthe economic aspects - though it occupies a significant percentage of the global economy, the ICT industry has been largely unnoticed in other industrial researches in the meantime. In other words, from the perspective of a single country's ICT industry, this study identifies the global ICT industry's latest trends and proposes a strategy through the relevance between the global ICT industry environment and economic indicators in a macroscopic point of view. This study determines the causal relationship between GDP and recent ICT trade due to theglobalization of the ICT industry and derives a strategy for GDP increase. The results of this study suggest two important points: (1)the ICT industry is experiencing specialization through the selection and focus within the global economic environment to ensure the country-specific ICT industry and for increase in GDP;(2) the fusion service capacity needs to be expanded through ICT business-to-M&A guided, and national focus on fundamental technology in the ICT industry are major strategies. © Research India Publications. Source

Shevon Harvey I.,University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Cook L.,South Tourism
Chronic Illness

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the role of spirituality in the self-management of chronic illness among older women with chronic conditions. Methods: A sample of 41 African-American and non-Hispanic White women, of age 66 and older, participated in the process of self-care study. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews and analysed for common themes using the Grounded Theory method. Results: Audiotaped and transcribed interviews identified four categories that emerged to suggest the influence of spirituality in behavioural change and disease management: (1) God's involvement in illness management; (2) prayer as a mediator; (3) spirituality as a coping mechanism; and (4) the combination of conventional and spiritual practices. Discussion: Older women with various chronic illnesses defined in a broad, holistic way, and the findings suggest that spirituality played a part in documenting the self-management process. Knowledge of spirituality and the role it plays in illness management may assist public health gerontologists in designing effective and culturally appropriate self-management programmes. © 2010 The Author(s). Source

Kim J.H.,South Tourism | Kim M.Y.,Jeju National University
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology

Although several methods have been developed to make gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) accumulate in tea, the active ingredients and health benefits vary widely depending on the manufacturing process of tea products. In this study, the levels of bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity in tea leaves given the continuous anaerobic condition were investigated. GABA and other free amino acids such as alanine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, proline, and asparagine were increased in tea leaves after anaerobic treatment, whereas the contents of organic and fatty acids remained almost constant. Compared with untreated tea, anaerobically incubated tea possesses higher (-)-epigallocatechin and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate contents, and lower IC50 values in the 1,1- diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging, superoxide radical scavenging, nitric oxide scavenging and xanthine oxidase inhibition assays, which may indicate that continuous anaerobic incubation enhances antioxidant activity. These results suggest that the continuous anaerobic treatment during manufacturing process may provide high quality GABA tea. Source

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