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Volume 24, Issue 2 - Sep 2010
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A Study of Nurses' Perception of the Visiting Nursing Services of Long-term Care Insurance
Kwon, Min-Young ; Lim, Ji-Young ; Lee, Young-Whee ; Kim, Hwa-Soon ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 5~18
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to understand nurses' perception of visiting nursing services of long-term care insurance. Method: The descriptive survey study involved 188 nurses selected by the convenient sampling of visiting nurses who participated in professional education sessions. Results: Of the 188 participants, 149 (79.3%) were aware of long-term care insurance. Awareness of aspects of long-term care services was 78.7% for facility service, 77.7% for ordinary visiting care service, 85.1% for visiting nursing service and 77.7% for visiting bathing service. Concerning visiting nursing service provision, the majority of the study subjects considered nurse-aid not to be the appropriate route for delivery of services including nasogastric tube exchange, tracheostomy tube management and stitch removal. Conclusion: Continuous evaluation and research on the standards and requirements of the nursing workforce is needed to secure and maintain the high quality of visiting nursing services. Exhaustive studies concerning task division and workforce separation according to nursing services type and level of difficulty should be done to develop the appropriate job description for visiting nursing service staff.
Factors Affecting Career Identity of Nursing Students
Kwon, Kyung-Nam ; Choi, Eun-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 19~28
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate factors affecting the career identity of nursing students. Method: Subjects were 313 nursing students in Daegu. Consent from teachers and students were arbitrarily obtained. Mean, standard deviation, and regression determinations utilized SPSS version 12.0. Results: Career identity score of subjects was
on basis of 56. Factors identified to be influential to career identity included time of career decision, self-evaluated career performance, satisfaction with clinical practice and college admittance. The influence of the factors on career identity was rated as 64.1% that is high value. Conclusions: The identified factors are important in determining career identity of nursing students. Further studies are needed to generalize these results and examine widely affecting variables of career identity.
Image of Nurses as Perceived by Nursing Students and Image Determinants
Jeong, Hye-Sun ; Yoo, Yang-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 29~38
Purpose: To examine the image of nurses as perceived by nursing students and clarify the image determinants. Methods: Subjects were 260 nursing students from a nursing college in Chungcheongbuk-Do. They received and completed a structured questionnaire from March 12 to April 20. 2007. The questionnaire data was analyzed using SPSS Win 12.0. Results: The mean score of the image of nurses was 115.89 of a total 165. According to the subjects' general characteristics, the image of nurses was lower in 2nd and 3rd year nursing students who did not profess a religious affiliation, those without a nurse among their relatives, those who were neutral concerning nursing science, those whose perceived personality was negative, and in those whose perceived adaptability was moderate. The mean score of the image of nurses per item was 3.51 of a total 5, the lowest item of image of nurses was 'Many opportunities for promotion'. The mean score of factors determining the image of nurses was 3.86 of a total 5, the highest one was 'Nurses' expert knowledge'. Conclusion: Intervention to improve the image of nurses by nursing students is prudent.
Effects of 36 Weeks of Resistance Training on Body Composition, Fitness and Blood Lipid Profiles in the Obese Elderly
So, Wi-Young ; Song, Mi-Soon ; Cho, Bi-Long ; Park, Yeon-Hwan ; Lim, Jae-Young ; Kim, Seon-Ho ; Song, Wook ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 39~48
Purpose: To examine the effects of a 36-week resistance training program on body composition, fitness and blood lipid profiles in the obese elderly. Method: fourteen subjects were assigned into the resistance training group. The 12-16 exercise sessions were performed for 60min with 15-25 repetitions twice per week for 36 weeks. Data were analyzed by paired t-test with SPSS version 12.0 for Windows. Results: Significant changes were evident in weight (t=5.983, p<.001), body mass index (t=5.922, p<.001), % body fat (t=3.480, p=.004), and fat free mass (t=-2.592, p=.022). Concerning exercises, no significance was noted for back scratch (t=-1.814, p=.093), but were for 2-min step (t=-3.075, p=.009), arm curl (t=-2.223, p=.045), chair stand (t=-3.671, p=.003), chair sit and reach (t=-2.508, p=.026), and 8-ft up and go (t=5.545, p<.001). No significant changes were evident in total cholesterol (t=1.189, p=.279), and total glucose (t=0.689, p=.517), while the change in high-density lipoprotein was significant (t=3.535, p=.012). Conclusion: The 36-week resistance training program enhanced body composition and physical fitness, but not blood lipid profiles in obese elderly subjects.
Survey on Quality of Life, Mental Health and Subjective Health Status of Community Dwelling Cancer Patients
Lee, Bo-Young ; Jo, Heui-Sug ; Kwon, Myung-Soon ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 49~60
Purpose: This study investigated the quality of life, mental health and subjective health status of community dwelling cancer patients. Methods: Subjects were 212 out-patients with cancer at Kangwon University Hospital. The study was conducted from July 10 to August 14, 2008. Quality of life as determined by the Euro Quality of life-5 Dimensions (EQ-5D) was measured using Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC). Mental health and subjective health status were measured using KCDC. Results: EQ-5D determined degrees of difficulty were 25.5%(mobility), 25.2%(anxiety or depression), 23.6%(pain or discomfort), 20.3%(activities of daily living), and 13.7%(self care). An analysis of the association between several factors and mental health showed that the statistically significant factors were age, gender, medical coverage, and private insurance. An analysis of the association between several factors and subjective health status showed that the statistically significant factor was occupation. Conclusion: Cancer patients suffer from significant psychological distress. Programs that address mental and physical health would be beneficial.
Outcome of a Pilot Project on Case Management Service for Medical Aid Clients
Oh, Jin-Joo ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 61~70
Purpose: This study analyzed outcomes of a Telecare case management service pilot project for Korean Medicaid Program Clients in Seoul. Outcome data for provided services and medical aid cost data were analyzed. Methods: Case management services were delivered by 10 medical aid managers. The period of the project was from July to December 2007. Results: The total number of the objects was 9714, representing 43.4% of the total medical aid clients in the area. The average number of consults was 2.58. Consults were most frequently via letter and telephone, with in- person visits being least common. Of the total, 213 cases were referred to community services, 87.8% were transacted successfully. The medical expenditure was less than that from January-June, 2007. Conclusion: Telecare service via mail or telephone allows contact with many clients in a short time which can enable the discover and monitoring of high risk clients. This can be accomplished at a cost savings to the Korean Medicaid Program.
Effects of Home Visiting Care Program for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Provided by Public Health Center
Park, Kyung-Min ; Kim, Chung-Nam ; Park, Myong-Hwa ; Kim, Hye-Ryeon ; Sin, A-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 71~81
Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify the effects of home visiting care program provided by public health center in control of blood sugar for patients with diabetes mellitus who were cared for at home. Method: The subjects were 50 randomly selected diabetics registered at S-Gu Public Health Center. The program comprised in-person education and home visitations; and telephone contact to educate, monitor diet, exercise, blood sugar, and provide consultation. The control group was provided home visitation by only home calls nurses. The program ran from July 7. 2008 to September 12. 2008. Result: After the program, glycated hemoglobin was decreased in the experimental and control groups; the difference in those receiving home care was not statistically significant. Changes on blood cholesterol in experimental group and control groups were not statistically different. Self-efficacy and self-care performance were increased in those receiving home care. Conclusion: While not statistically significant in this small-scale study, home care for diabetes mellitus patients may promote an increased patient responsibility for self-care that is important in their long-term health.
Suicidal Ideation and Risk Factors among the Elderly in Korea
Kim, Hyun-Kyung ; Ko, Sung-Hee ; Chung, Seung-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 82~92
Purpose: This study aimed to identify the incidence and risk factors of suicidal ideation among the elderly in Korea. Methods: This cross-sectional study used secondary data of the 2005 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The participants were 1,097 elderly Koreans who responded to the health survey. Sociodemographics, health related characteristics, and the prevalence of suicidal ideation were obtained through face-to-face interviews. Risk factors of the suicidal ideation were also examined. Descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression were used for data analysis. Results: Of the 1,097 respondents, 30.5% had suicidal ideation during the past year. Depression and stress were the important risk factors; others included mobility, pain/discomfort, chronic illness, smoking, sleep, and leisure time physical activity. Sociodemographic characteristics such as gender, education, and marital status affected suicidal ideation. Conclusion: The high frequency of suicidal ideation in the elderly suggests the necessity of community-based interventions directed at depression and stress.
Study on the Relations among Self-Esteem, Communication and School Satisfaction in Middle School Students
Ha, Tae-Hi ; Kim, Hee-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 93~104
Purpose: The study investigated the relationship among self-esteem, communication and school satisfaction in middle school students. Method: A self-reporting questionnaire was completed by 145 students from October 8-19, 2007. The research tools included established scales of self-esteem, communication, and school satisfaction. The data was analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, Pearson's correlation coefficient, one-way ANOVA, and Sch
ffe's test using the SPSS 12.0 program. Result: Significantly positive correlations were evident between self-esteem and communication, self-esteem and school satisfaction, and communication and school satisfaction. Conclusion: It is necessary to develop a strategy to increase self-esteem, communication and school satisfaction for middle school students.
Effects of Self-efficacy on Relationship between Smoking-cessation Expectancy and Stress
Min, Soon ; Park, Jong ; Choi, Yang-Ho ; Kim, Hye-Sook ; Ha, Yun-Ju ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 105~114
Purpose: To investigate the effect of smoking cessation expectation and on the stress for subjects in smoking cessation clinic and effect of self-efficacy in the relationship between expectancy and stress, with the aim of establishing an effective management smoking cessation strategy. Methods: Current smokers (n=161) >30-years-of-age who were residents of G city completed a questionnaire. Results: Concerning the effect of self-efficacy and the expectancy on stress, they were significantly effective in first, second and third stage, and appeared 8.3% in first stage, 13.8% in third stage, showing self-efficacy has a controlling effect on stress. Conclusion: Smoking cessation expectancy and self-efficacy significantly influence stress, and must be taken into account in development of smoking-cessation strategies and programs.
Knowledge and Management of Children with Infectious Diseases by Daycare Facility Teachers
Park, Sun-Nam ; Lee, Young-Ran ; Jeong, Young-Ju ; Kim, Kyung-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 115~125
Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate the knowledge of infectious diseases and the management of children with infectious diseases among daycare facility teachers. Methods: This study was based on survey questionnaires completed by 122 day care facility teachers from 36 daycare center sin one district in Seoul. Results: Seventy three (72.8%) of the participating daycare facility teachers had not received infectious disease prevention education. They recognized that they did not have enough knowledge of infectious diseases. The average knowledge level of infectious diseases was scored as 9.30 on a 0-30 scale, with 0 representing no knowledge and 30 expert knowledge, and compliance level of management of children with infectious diseases was scored as 4.29 on a 0-16 scale, with 0 present no compliance and 16 representing total compliance Confidence of management of children with infectious diseases (r=0.24, p=.031) and the compliance level of management (r=0.35, p=.001) were higher with increased knowledge of infectious diseases. Conclusions: Daycare facility teacher scan lack sufficient knowledge about b infectious diseases. The education about infectious diseases and management of children with infectious diseases is indispensable to prevent trans mission of infectious diseases in daycare facilities.
Relationship between Eating Behavior and Self-esteem of College Nursing Student
Gang, Moon-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 126~134
Purpose: To investigate the relationship between eating behavior and self-esteem of College Nursing Students. Method: Data were collected from self-administered questionnaires completed by 323 college nursing students in D city from October 6-15, 2008. Descriptive statistics, T-test, ANOVA and Pearson's Correlation Coefficients with the SPSS program were used to analyze the data. Results: The mean scores of EDI-2 and self-esteem scale were 47.56 (14.83) and 30.82 (3.86). Self-esteem was differentiated by age, grade, schoolwork satisfaction and self-perceived health status. A significant negative correlation between eating behavior and self-esteem was evident (r=-.121, p=.030). Conclusion: Subjects who had higher self-esteem tend to exhibit eating behaviors. There is a need to develop interventions to prevent eating disorder and promote positive self-esteem for nursing students.
The Effect of Case Management for Clients with Hypertension.DM Registered in Customized Home Visiting Health Care Services
Park, Jeong-Sook ; Oh, Yun-Jung ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2010, Pages 135~150
Purpose: To analyze the effects of customized home visiting health services on the health and health behaviors of clients with hypertension (n=107) and diabetes mellitus (DM: n=67). Methods: A one group pre and post-test research design was used. The subjects were registered in a customized 8-week, interventional, home visiting health services available in Daegu. Data was collected from November 17, 2008 to January 23, 2009. Analyses involved descriptive statistics,
test and paired t-test. Result: Hypertension control rate was improved 25.2% and DM control rate was improved 3.0%. There were significantly beneficial hypertension-related differences in BP, health belief, health knowledge and health behaviors including performance of 10 min of moderate exercise, diet, BP monitoring and medication. Significantly beneficial DM-related changes included glucose, health belief, health knowledge and health behaviors including performance of 10 min of moderate exercise and glucose monitoring. But there were no significant hypertension-related differences in health belief (barrier) and health behavior including drinking and exercise length/frequency. Also, no significant DM-related differences were evident in health belief (barrier) and health behaviors including drinking, smoking, exercise length/frequency, diet and medication. Conclusion: Customized home visiting health service can provide effective, but not complete. Whether these benefits are maintained in the longer term is unknown.