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Relationships of Depression Symptom, Self-Esteem, and Stress to Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Hypertension Registered to a Community Health Center
Choi, Mi Ni ; Lee, Eun-Hyun ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 165~176
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.165
Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the relationships of depression symptom, self-esteem, and stress with health-related quality of life(HRQOL) in patients with hypertension registered to a community health center. Methods: This study was a correlational survey using a convenience sampling. A total of 110 patients diagnosed with hypertension were recruited from a health center in Gyeonggi-do. The questionnaires used were the Cardiovascular Disease Specific-HRQOL questionnaire, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and Perceived Stress Scale. The acquired data were analyzed using IBM SPSS version 22.0. Multiple linear regression analysis was performed. Results: Moderate depression symptom(
, p<.001), severe depression symptom (
, p<.001), stress(
, p=.001), and gender(
, p=.049) were significant predictors for the HRQOL. Multiple linear regression showed that 51.8% (
) of the variance in the HRQOL was explained. Conclusion: Based on these results, development of an intervention or education program, to decrease depression symptoms and stress is recommended. This may improve the HRQOL in patients with hypertension registered to a community health center.
Factors related to Osteopenia in Community People
Kim, Sung Hey ; Lee, Young Hee ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 177~189
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.177
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate bone mineral density (BMD) and risk factors related to osteopenia in community people. Methods: The subjects consisted of 145 community people. The variables of osteoporosis knowledge and preventive health promoting behavior were measured using questionnaires. BMD and BMI (body mass index) were measured. Dietary nutrients intake related to osteoporosis was measured using 24hours recall. Data analysis was performed using the SPSS 18.0 program, using mean, standard deviation,
, t-test, and logistic regression. Results: Eighty six people (59.3%) had an osteopenia. According to normal group and osteopenia group, there was significant difference in gender (
, p=.010) and smoking (
, p=.023). Predictors of osteopenia group were male (OR=2.65, CI=1.03-8.98), BMI(OR=0.86, CI=0.72-0.96). Conclusion: Health care providers must consider factors that affect osteopenia such as gender, BMI. These results suggest the need to instruct nursing activities and interventions which are beneficial for prevention of osteoporosis.
Job Performance and Self Confidence by Visiting Nurses who are engaged in the Consolidated Health Promotion Program in Gangwon-Province
Kwon, Myung Soon ; Yang, Soon Ok ; Eom, Sun Ok ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 190~202
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.190
Purpose: This study was designed to determine visiting nurses' job performance and self confidence by career and number of visiting households. Methods: The subjects were 120 visiting nurses fully in charge of the visiting health care program working in 18 community health care centers, who were checked for 5 domains of visiting nurses' job, 39 tasks of job performance and self confidence. ANOVA test, Scheffe test and Pearson correlation coefficient were used for data analysis. Results: The level of job performance and self confidence indicated highest in understanding of the visiting health care program among 5 domains of visiting nurses' job. The level of job performance and self confidence indicated lowest in community resource connection. When nurses were classified by a career with approximately 5 years of working experience, nurses with a career of more than 5 years were highly significant. Job performance and self confidence were positively correlated. Conclusion: Based on the result of this study, it is recommended that the education program for newly hired nurses should be differentiated from that for visiting nurses with a career in order to improve quality of the visiting nursing program and capacity of residents' health care.
Plan for Invigoration of Visiting Nursing Center in Long-Term Care Insurance for the Elderly - Through SWOT Analysis -
Byeon, Do Hwa ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 203~218
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.203
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to find and suggest ways to invigorate operation of visiting nursing centers. Methods: SWOT analysis was performed based on the status of use of visiting nursing centers and opinion survey on the centers' nursing experts. Results: SO strategy was drawn to improve service satisfaction, develop standardized manuals, and improve the areas of visiting nursing services, and WO strategy was drawn to establish reliability, strengthen promotion or marketing strategy, strengthen management ability, and reinforce the governmental support of visiting nursing services. ST strategy was drawn to recover the functionality of health management, secure competitive advantage, and simplify the issuance of visiting nursing directions, and WT strategy was drawn to provide customized service, establish the cooperative system of related agencies, and adjust fees. Conclusion: For invigoration of visiting nursing centers, people must recognize the importance of the visiting nursing service and institutional standards should be established so that visiting nursing service, which is currently provided as an option according to Standard Long-Term Care Plan, can be provided on a mandatory basis.
Cognitive Functions, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Depression and Quality of Life in the Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Kim, Yeon Ok ; Shim, Moon Sook ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 219~230
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.219
Purpose: This research study not only examine the relationship between cognitive function, IADL, depression and quality of life, but also clarifies factors impacting quality of life for the elderly. The purpose of this study is to administer health promotion programs and to improve quality of life for the elderly. Methods: Data were collected from May 20, to June 10, 2014. The participants were 157 elderly persons with mild cognitive injury (MCI), who had under 23 points on MoCa-K from three different senior welfare centers in Daejeon. The questionnaires were conducted by four university students after receiving instruction from the researcher and consisted of general characteristics, cognitive function, depression and quality of life. SPSS WIN 19.0 program was used for data analysis. Results: Cognitive function showed positive correlation with quality of life (r=175, p=.028). IADL did not show correlation with quality of life (r=-.005, p=.947). However cognitive function(r=-.344, p<.001) and depression (r=-.623, p<.001) showed negative correlation with quality of life. In addition, the factors impacting quality of life were cognitive function (
, p=.29) and depression (
, p<.001) which accounted for 39% of quality of life. Conclusion: These findings showed that the participants had depression and their cognitive function was low. As a result, the more participants' cognitive function decreased, the more their quality of life decreased. In addition, the more their depression decreased, the more their quality of life improved.
Influence on Health Promotion Behavior among Nursing students according to Health Information Seeking Behavior
Moon, Inn Oh ; Park, Sook Kyoung ; Kim, Eun-Gyeong ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 231~243
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.231
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze factors affecting health promotion behavior among nursing students according to health information seeking behavior. Methods: The study design was a descriptive survey and questionnaires were collected from 240 nursing students who have studied in nursing colleges located in "J" province. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, independent t-test, One-way ANOVA,
test, Pearson Correlation, and hierarchical multiple regression. Results: In Model I, general characteristics influenced of 17.6% of health promotion behavior factors. Health status, selection criteria and frequency of information search were statistically useful as influencing of health promotion behavior factors. In addition, in model II health information seeking behavior influenced of 18.1% of health promotion behavior factors. Conclusion: The results indicate that the health information seeking behaviors proved the influence on health promotion behavior of nursing students.
A Study on Nursing students' Learned helplessness and Helplessness behavior
Yoon, Heun-Keung ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 244~256
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.244
Purpose: The current study is a descriptive survey study conducted in order to investigate degree and properties of learned helplessness and lethargic behaviors in students of the college of nursing. Methods: A total of 332 nursing students were enrolled and responded for data collection from October
, 2013. Frequency, percentile, means and standard deviations of collected data were analyzed using t-test, one-way ANOVA, and Pearson correlation coefficient. Results: The mean score of learned helplessness in nursing students was 2.46, which was statistically significant in relation to friendship (F=13.45, p<.001) and academic achievement (F=3.67, p<.013). On the other hand, the average score of lethargic behaviors was 2.52 and it showed significant association with grade (F=6.49, p<.001), current residence (F=3.26, p<.022), friendship (F=4.81, p<.009), and academic achievement (F=5.34, p<.001), indicating a positive association between these variables. Conclusion: Based on the study results herein, effective counseling, as well as continuous attention to students by school, and professors are needed in order to alleviate sense of learned helplessness, which is a psychological variables often shown in nursing patients. Further, additional studies with regards to various variables impacting the nursing student might be warranted.
The Relationship between School Health Education Experience and Health Risk Behaviors in Adolescents: Results of the 2013 Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey
Lee, Gyu Young ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 257~271
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.257
Purpose: This research examined the trend of school health education, using online research data on health behaviors of adolescents. Then it compared the health perceptions, healthy life practice, and health risk behaviors between students who received health education and students who did not. In addition, it predicted the impact of health education on health risk behaviors of students. Methods: Data from 72,435 participants of this survey were analyzed. Statistical analyses were performed on weighted data using the complex sampling design. Results: In the results of the research, general high schools students had the lowest rate of receiving health education, while sex education was the most actively held throughout the all locations. Next, medium-small cities had the lowest rate of receiving health education. Regarding health risk behaviors, students receiving health education had significantly lower rates of smoking, drinking, and sexual intercourse. Conclusion: This study shows that healthy life practices by students improves with the inclusion of health education, thus indicating that schools should invest in health education. This research generated evidence for the first time in Korea that school health education has a positive impact on health risk behaviors and provides basic data for policy development of school health education.
The Needs of Sex Education for Recovering Male Alcoholics
Cha, Jingyung ; Kim, Sungjae ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 272~284
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.272
Purpose: This study was conducted in order to identify the needs of sex education for recovering male alcoholics. Methods: The participants were 17 male alcoholics. Data were collected through focus group interviews from August 2010 to February 2011, and the data were analyzed using thematic content analysis. Results: The results of the analysis were 4 categories and 10 sub-categories. The 4 categories were 'Lack of sex knowledge', 'Effects of alcohol on sex life', 'Strategies to cope with sexual dysfunction', and 'Relationship and conflict with women'. Conclusion: The findings of this study described that education for sex knowledge and safe sex life is necessary for preventing the relapse of alcoholism and supporting recovery of male alcoholics.
Review of Studies about Medication Adherence in Korea
Yu, Seung Hee ; Kang, JeongHee ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 285~297
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.285
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze published studies on medication adherence in Korea. Methods: The studies were identified and data were collected from Oct. to Nov. 2014 through the RISS, KISS, NDSL, and Nanet websites. Key words including medication adherence and medication compliance were used. A total of 37 published studies were reviewed using criteria developed by researchers. Results: Studies published and associated with adherence have increased since 2010. Several instruments have be enused to date however, there is no critical standard regarding medication adherence. In addition, various interventions are available and have positive effects but the main concept is also deferent with adherence and compliance. Conclusion: There sults show that research related to adherence has actively increased. How ever there are various concepts, method sand standard. Therefore more studies are required in the future for development of a unified concept, methods and standards for adherence for future.
Effects of Multiple Stress Factors on Depression among Female Marriage Immigrants in Korea
Park, Min Hee ; Yang, Sook Ja ; Chee, Yeon Kyung ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 298~311
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.298
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe levels of multiple stress factors and depression, and to examine the effects of the stress factors on depression among female marriage immigrants in Korea. Methods: Participants were 322 female marriage immigrants currently residing in Korea, who migrated from China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and other Asian countries. Stress of female marriage immigrants was measured on the SMFMI (Stress Measure of Female Marriage Immigrants in Korea), consisting of 21 items in four factors (cultural, household economic, emotional, and parenting and discrimination stress). CES-D was used to assess depression among marriage immigrants. Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA with Scheffe's post hoc tests, and multiple regressions were performed for data analyses. Results: The average score for stress was 1.34 (SD=.98, theoretical range: 0-4) and the average score for depression was 17.07 (SD=10.09) in these female marriage immigrants. Adjusting for household income, employment status, duration since immigration, and Korean language proficiency, household economic stress (p<.001) was identified as the strongest predictor in explaining depression of female marriage immigrants (Adjusted
). Conclusion: Health care professionals should prioritize intervention strategies to alleviate household economic stress for mental health promotion in female marriage immigrants in Korea.
Nutritional Risk, Stress, and Health related Quality of Life among Older Women with a Foreign Daughter-in-Law
Park, Mikyung ; Sung, Kiwol ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 312~324
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.312
Purpose: This study addressed the relationship among nutritional risk, stress, and health related quality of life for older women with a foreign daughter-in-law. Methods: A descriptive research design was used for this study. The subjects of this study were 112 older women with a foreign daughter-in-law all of whom were over 65 years and living in D city. Personal interview was used for data collection. Nutritional risk, stress, and health related quality of life were measured using Nutrition Screening Initiative (NSI), Family Inventor of Life Events and Changes (FILE), and Medical Outcome Study (MOS) Short-form 36-Item Health Survey (SF-36), respectively. Results: Older women with a foreign daughter-in-law showed negative correlation between quality of life related health and nutritional risk, stress and age, and positive correlation between Activities of Daily Living (ADL); 46% of variance in health related quality of life of older women with a foreign daughter-in-law was explained by nutritional risk, ADL, stress and occupation. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, we suggested that specialized programs should be established to help in development of social relationship networks for older women who have a foreign daughter-in-law.
Health Care Experiences of Vietnamese Marriage Immigrant Women during Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum Period in Korea
Kim, Sun-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 325~343
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.325
Purpose: This study was conducted in order to identify and describe the experiences of health care during pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum period for Vietnamese marriage immigrants. Methods: The participants were 15 Vietnamese married immigrant women who became pregnant and gave birth within the last five years. Data were collected by in-depth interview with Vietnamese women. Data were analyzed using Colaizzi's method of phenomenology. Results: Six theme clusters were extracted as follows: 'being left with no other option in loneliness and longing filled in a limited life', 'continued trials and errors amidst frustration and fear', 'silently following orders despite the quality of medical services that change with each medical care provider', 'compromise by selecting amidst confusion between the Korean way and the way at home', 'depending on family, who is the communication channel, but becoming disappointed', and 'finding the reason for existence and struggling by herself to become a mother amidst doubled confusion'. Conclusion: A program for effective empowerment of Vietnamese immigrant women should be developed. In addition multicultural family centered programs should be developed with emphasis on acceptance of women's culture, respect for her culture, and supports. Medical staffs and nurses should also improve culturally sensitive competence in order to provide care for immigrant women.
Effects of Acculturative Stress, Parenting Stress, and Social Support on Perceived Health Status of Married Immigrant Women
Kim, Eun Sim ; Kim, Dong Hee ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 344~353
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.344
Purpose: The objective of this study is to identify factors associated with perceived health status of married immigrant women. Methods: Data were collected from 65 married immigrant women. The measurements were Symptom checklist-48, Acculturative Stress Scale, Parenting Stress Index(PSI), and Personal Resource Questionnaire(PQR). Descriptive, T-test, ANOVA test, Pearson correlation and multiple regression analyses were used. Results: There were significant differences in perceived health status according to satisfaction with the married life(F=8.819, p=0.000), and help from husband(F=6.308, p=.003). There was also a significant relationship between perceived health status and perceived economic status (F=8.006, p=.001), acculturative stress (r=.560, p<.01), parenting stress (r=.662, p<.01) and social support (r=-.289, p<.05). The result of multiple regression analysis showed a significant association of parenting stress with perceived health status of married immigrant women (
, p=0.037). Conclusion: Comprehensive interventions designed to enhance the health of married immigrant women, including prevention of acculturative stress, parenting stress and improving social support may be helpful in mitigating health in married immigrant women.
Self-esteem, Personality and Dating Factors Influencing Positive Affect of Female College Students
Kim, Eun-Ju ;
Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing, volume 29, issue 2, 2015, Pages 354~364
DOI : 10.5932/JKPHN.2015.29.2.354
Purpose: This study was conducted to determine factors related to self-esteem, personality, general characteristics and dating affecting positive affect in female college students. Methods: The subjects were 335 female students attending the three colleges in Chungnam Province. Data were collected using PANAS, Self-esteem, and DISC questionnaires. Hierarchical Multiple Regression Analysis was mainly used. Results: The factors affecting positive affect were self-esteem, personality-dominance type, personality -consciousness type, economic status and boyfriend presence in female college students. These 5 factors accounted for 30.3% of positive affect of female students. In cases of having a boyfriend, factors affecting positive affect were self-esteem, economic status, boyfriend's height, and boyfriend's economic status. These 4 factors accounted for 30.5% of positive affect of female students who have a boyfriend. Conclusion: The positive affect levels of female students should be raised in practice through intervention such as a self-esteem improvement program, personality traits intervention program, and counseling on dating.