About the Journal

KINESIOLOGY is a new series of the previous journal, International Journal of Sport (ISSN: 2423-8387) and one of the official research journals of academic publisher, J-Institute.

KINESIOLOGY is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal covering not only natural science but also humanities, social science, and all other sub-disciplines in the sport fields that provide open access to its content and publishes 4 issues per year.

The aim of KINESIOLOGY is to create an opportunity for researchers worldwide to exchange knowledge from their theoretical and practical backgrounds and disseminate their contributions to the field of sport.

Manuscripts considered for publication in KINESIOLOGY should be clear and well-defined and make a contribution to the researchers in the field of sport. The interested researchers are highly encouraged to submit their studies related to the broad range on natural, humanities, and social science of sport including Exercise Science, Health & Physical Fitness, Motor Learning & Control, Sport Medicine, Sport Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Strength & Conditioning, Adapted Physical Activity, Coaching Science, Physiotherapy, Sport Philosophy, Physical Education, Sport Sociology, Sport History, Sport & Leisure Studies, Sport Business, Sport Psychology, Sport Management & Marketing, Sport Information, Risk Management of Sport, Sport Facilities, Sport Pedagogy, Sport Law, Sport Nutrition, Sport Statistics, Sport Tourism & Hospitality, Political Science of Sport , Military Sports, Training & Judgement, and many more.

KINESIOLOGY awaits original papers, review articles, technical reports and case studies that contain new awareness into any aspect of the sport sciences that have not been previously published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to peer review from leading experts in the field.

Academic Area & Scope

Area 1 Sport Science
Area 2 Multidisciplinary Science
Area 3 Social Science, Interdisciplinaty

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  • Purpose: Recently, Korea's rapid increase in the elderly population and the prevalence of dementia have emerged as a serious social problem due to the world's fastest aging population. Moreover, as the number of dementia patients is increasing rapidly among people in their 30s and 50s, interest in early onset dementia and the burden of caregivers for dementia patients are increasing. Method: Participants in this study were 7 spouses who have been taking care of early onset dementia wives who was diagnosed with dementia before the age of 65 for more than one year. Data were collected through in-depth interviews and analyzed using the grounded theory method suggested by Strauss and Corbin(1998). Results: The experience of going through process of husbands caring for early-onset dementia wives proceeds through four stages of 'recognizing the change', 'denying', 'trying', and 'accepting', and the core category is 'accepting the wife's dementia. Types of accepting dementia were classified into three types: 'active coping type', 'accommodative type', and 'helpless type'. Conclusion: Through this research, the characteristics of early-onset dementia patients were understood, the theoretical basis for the caring process was established, and the importance of professional education and active promotion on early dementia was suggested for early detection and accurate diagnosis of diseases. Also, this study is expected to be a good foundation for the development of specialized programs that consider the characteristics of early onset dementia, establishment of nursing strategies and national support system.
    Keyword:Dementia, Early-Onset Dementia, Experience, Husband, Grounded Theory
  • Purpose: This study investigated the effects of Telephone Counseling on Secondary Prevention Knowledge and Medication Adherenc after Discharge in Stroke Patients Method: Data were collected from April 19 to August 25, 2018 from patients who were diagnosed with stroke at a general hospital and were discharged from hospital after individual discharge education. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS/WIN 23.0 program for descriptive statistics, x2-test, Fisher’s Exact, independent t-test. Results: Secondary prevention knowledge increased in experimental group(15.06±0.24) more than a control group(8.09±3.21)(t=-8.96, p<.001). A medication adherence for secondary prevention increased in experimental group(6.34±0.69) more than a control group(3.40±1.99)(t=-5.94, p<.001). Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that once-call counseling after discharge of primary stroke patients increases knowledge of secondary prevention and drug use, which may increase the efficiency of nursing work.
    Keyword:Counseling, Stroke, Knowledge, Medication, Adherence
  • Purpose: Since the level of positive perception of dementia in Korean society is still very insufficient, it is difficult to detect diseases early and actively intervene in treatments. Supporting this situation, many studies have shown that there is a lack of basic knowledge and a lack of proper perception of dementia. This study is to investigate basic data for presenting the direction of establishing and developing the dementia policy in the future by seeking the effective operational plan for a dementia care center through surveying the dementia awareness and needs in a region. Method: This study is a cross sectional study. This study targeted 498 people who are dwelling in G city of Gyeonggi Province. The research period is from May 1, 2018 to September 15, 2018. The data were analyzed by SPSS Win. 21.0 program. Results: The dementia perception questions showed a significant difference according to participants’ age, education level, interest degree, dementia knowledge level, and information contact appearance. As a result of surveying the demand for the dementia-related policy that is most necessary for research participants, a support for medical expenses had the highest need. Conclusion: A large-scale research has rarely been done at home so far targeting city citizens in a region excluding Seoul Metropolis. Hence, this study will be able to be applied to useful basic data afterward for the establishment of a domestic dementia policy and for a dementia-related research. Especially, a change in the perception on dementia and in the use of a care service will become a very important source data.
    Keyword:Dementia, Awareness, Needs, Satisfaction, Demand
  • Purpose: The present research aimed to analyze the breech between various groups under differing conditions by estimating and comparing the use of main techniques and exercise ability related to muscle power, which has influences on the athletic capacity of major and minor male middle school athletes for handball games. It also aims to offer rudimentary data for the fostering of muscle power of such athletes in the future, and enhance their capacity midst games. Method: The subject of the research consisted of 8 major handball athletes and 8 minor handball athletes of N middle school in G district. The position of players in the 49th National Gymnastics Competition for Boys which took place in 2019 served the criteria with which major and minor athletes were divided: the main players midst the winning of the finals were classified as major, and the substitute players were classified as minor. For the estimation of muscle power, tests in hurling, jumping, short distance running and muscle endurance were conducted. The data processing was analyzed using the SPSS 18.0 statistics program, and the average and standard deviation were calculated per section. In order to find the difference between major and minor athletes, independent t-tests were conducted and all statistical significance level was set at p<.05. Results: Among 7 categories of muscle power estimation related to major techniques which determine the winning or losing of handball games, the major players’ records displayed a meaningful superiority in vertical jumping, standing long jumps, 30 meter sprints and 30 seconds push ups. Also, in other categories of muscle power estimation, the major athletes showed capacities exceptionally superior to that of minor athletes, although not amounting to a meaningful difference. Conclusion: Conclusively, we can analyze that regarding the muscle power which has major influences on the handball playing ability of male middle school students, the ability to jump, sprint short-distance, and foster upper body muscle endurance are important since they contribute to major and specialized movements related to scoring.
    Keyword:Male Middle School Handball Players, Muscle Power, Jumping Ability, Ability to Sprint Short Distance, Upper Body Muscle Endurance
  • Purpose: Although exercise is the only way to suppress sarcopenia, using it for treating sarcopenia in the elderly is very difficult. Sports supplements used for the purpose of maximizing the benefits of exercise may include drugs that directly modulate sarcopenia. Therefore, the intake of sports supplements can be expected to have a synergistic effect of strengthening muscles in combination with exercise. Methods: In this study, we attempted to find a candidate adjuvant that might have a synergistic effect in the treatment of sarcopenia. To test the effect of Eucommiae(Eucommia ulmoides Oliver) cortex extract, which is used in Korean herbal medicines, in the treatment of sarcopenia, mice were divided into 3 groups: a control group(CON), a sarcopenia model group (age-elicited group; AEG), and a group consisting of sarcopenia model mice being administered with Eucommiae cortex extract(ECTG). Results: We identified muscle loss in aged mice and applied this mouse model to evaluate the efficacy of sports supplements. Muscle loss was reduced as a result of treatment with Eucommiae cortex extract to aging mice. The expression of Caspase-3 was measured in the femur using specific antibodies. Muscle mass was analyzed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. In the AGE group, protein expression of Caspase-3 was increased; however, in the ECTG group, Caspase-3 expression was significantly reduced. Conclusion: These findings suggested that Eucommiae cortex extract decreased muscle loss and muscle cell death by regulating Caspase-3.
    Keyword:Sarcopenia, Muscle Atrophy, Caspase-3, Eucommiae Cortex, Eucommia Ulmoides Oliver
International Journal of Sport ISSN 2423-8287


SUBMISSION 2/10 5/10 8/10 11/10
REVIEW 2/20 5/20 8/20 11/20
ACCEPTED 2/25 5/25 8/25 11/25
PUBLISHED 3/30 6/30 9/30 12/30



Eungsoo Oh Donga University, South Korea


Yongho Lee

Seoul National University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Vice President

Hongbum Shin Keimyung University, South Korea
Seongsuk Jung Yongin University, South Korea
Sanghyun Ahn Semyung University, South Korea
Soonhwan Lee Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Dongyoung Park Baekseok University, South Korea

Editor in Chief

󠇛Hyongjun Choi

Dankook University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]


Gyuho Lee General Affairs Keimyung University, South Korea
Changmo Cho Research Keimyung University, South Korea
Wanyong Choi Intelligence University of North Florida, USA
Boseob Heo Management Kosin University, South Korea
Hyoungkeun Oh Planning Woosuk University, South Korea
Taehun Kim International Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Editor in Director

Jungmin Lee

Kyunghee University, South Korea.
[Curriculum Vitae]

Changyoung Kim

MyongJi University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editor in Administrator

Xuemei Zhao Shanghai University of Sport, China
Xuefeng Bai Keimyung University, South Korea
Jisu Kim Konkuk University, South Korea
Jinhan Park Daegu Haany University, South Korea
Hansuk Moon Shanghai University of Sports, China
Seongjin Hong Honam University, South Korea
Chanwoo Ahn Daegu Haany University, South Korea
Chunsu Yuan The University of Chicago, USA
John A. Johnson Keimyung University, South Korea, USA
Injae Kim Minnesota State University Mankato, USA
Weisheng Chiu The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong
Wonyoung Kim Wichita State University, USA
Hojin Chung Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jungmin Lee University of Nebraska, USA


2015 JUN. 30 International Society for Sport Established by Dr. T. Kim
DEC. 05 Inaugural General Meeting
2016 FEB. 01 International Journal of Sport (ISSN 2423-8287)
JUN. 30 First Journal Publication (378 Tenjinchou Kamimaruko Nakaharaku Kawasakishi Kangawhken Japan)
OCT. 11 Digital Object Identifier Enrollment (DOI)
Google Scholar
2017 JUN. 30 Move Permissions Branch Operator Dr. J. Kim
2018 JUN. 30 Move Permissions Branch Operator Dr. S. Jo
2019 MAR. 18 Journal Title Suggestion Scopus
APR. 30 I2OR
MAY. 07 ProQuest
JUN. 30 International Journal of Sport Title Alteration: Kinesiology (ISSN 2435-0702)
Journal Publication Change Address (2-20-7 Arakawa Arakawaku Tokyo Japan)
2020 NOV. 02 KCI