Public Awareness of Dyslipidemia Among the Korean Population: A Survey Study

Jae Hyun Bae, Eun Sun Jin, Sung Eun Kim, Shinae Kang, Jong Young Lee, Minsu Kim, Heung Yong Jin, Min Jeong Shin, In Kyung Jeong

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Abstract

Objective: We aimed to assess the level of public awareness regarding dyslipidemia and its management among the Korean population. Methods: We conducted a web-or mobile-based survey study targeting the general population, using various recruitment methods, between July 25, 2022 and August 26, 2022. The questionnaire consisted of 12 questions designed to collect demographic information and evaluate participants’ awareness and knowledge about dyslipidemia. Results: In total, 2,882 participants who completed the survey were included in the analysis. Among the participants, a substantial majority (89.1%) were familiar with the concepts of “good cholesterol” and “bad cholesterol,” while a comparatively lower percentage (just 46.7%) were acquainted with the term “dyslipidemia.” Noticeable variations in understanding were observed when examining specific aspects of dyslipidemia management, including diet, exercise, and pharmacotherapy. Conclusion: The results of this survey underscore the significance of enhancing public awareness about dyslipidemia within the context of health literacy, demonstrating the necessity for a more comprehensive approach that includes education and policymaking to effectively manage dyslipidemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-314
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lipid and Atherosclerosis
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Sept 1

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© 2023 The Korean Society of Lipid and Atherosclerosis.

Keywords

  • Awareness
  • Disease management
  • Dyslipidemias
  • Health literacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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