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Aromatherapy of Patients with Arthritis
Kim, Myung-Ja ; Nam, Eun-Sook ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 11, issue 1, 2004, Pages 7~17
In this paper, we checked health problems of patients who suffered from arthritis. After assessing each patients condition, in order to alleviate their sufferings, we introduced several methods of aromatherapy as a holistic approach to these health problems. Aromatherapy is used of essential oils, which are obtained from aromatic plants, can be defined as a nature-friendly complementary/alternative method, has its great merit in its each way of application. If the arthritis condition is localized, massage,compress or poultices, and hand or foot baths are most effective. Many of essential oils in the recipe have dual benefits, as anti-inflammative and analgesic agents. The Juniper and carrot seed aid in eliminating fluid and toxin accumulation in the joint and surrounding tissue. There are many different courses available and health professional should choose one that is relevant to clinical practice. Considering the future of nursing as a major contribution in the consumer-centered structure of medical health service, aromatherapy as a complementary/alternative method is expected to contribute not only to establishing more effective health service but also to resolving chronic health problems of arthritis.
An analysis on the Trend of Nursing Research in the Journal of Rheumatology Health
Park, Kyung-Sook ; Choi, Eun-Hee ; Ryoo, Eon-Na ; Hwang, Yun-Young ; Chung, Hae-Kyung ; Ahn, Yang-Heui ; Paik, Hoon-Jung ; Lim, Nan-Young ; Lee, Eun-Ok ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 11, issue 1, 2004, Pages 18~30
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the trend of research on the nursing research in the journal of rheumatology health and to suggest future perspective for nursing research. Method: In this study, we reviewed the contents of 131 researches published in this journal from its beginning year 1994 to year 2003. Result: In the 85.5% researches, type of the research subjects was patient. research that subject is patient' family was none. An analysis of the research design showed, non-experimental research was 67.2%, experimental research was 26.7%, qualitative research was 5.3%, triangulation research was only one. In the experimental design types of nursing intervention were movement intervention 38.4%, cognitive intervention 38.4%. and true experimental research was none. Among non-experimental researches, 93.2% was survey method, methodological research was two, concept analysis research was two, a-method was one. Conclusion: There has been a lack of qualitative research, true experimental research, research using vary nursing intervention. Further research need nursing intervention development that intervention can be use in actual nursing care area.
Effects of Self Help Program for Pain, ADL, Exercise Self-Efficacy, and Knowledge about Arthritis in Patients with Osteoarthritis
Park, Sang-Youn ; Son, Jung-Tae ; Park, Du-Hee ; Lee, Kyung-Hee ; Kim, Jin-Suk ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 11, issue 1, 2004, Pages 31~41
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the effects of self-help program offered to patients with arthritis. Method: A quasi-experimental study design with nonequivalent groups was employed for the study. The subjects in the experimental group were 19 residents of K City who visited K Health Center with chief complaints of osteoarthritis and who agreed to participate in the self-help program from January through April 2003. The subjects in the control group were 18 patients with arthritis, selected among patients on the waiting list of self-help program using random sampling method. Data related to pain, ADL, exercise self-efficacy, and knowledge about arthritis were obtained from both groups. SPSS Win 11.5 was used for the data analysis. Results: The results of this study were as follows. 1. The pain score and exercise self-efficacy of the study group were significantly higher than the control group. 2. The ADL score and knowledge about arthritis were not significantly higher than the control group. Conclusion: Based on the study results, self-help program was proved to be effective in alleviating pain, and promoting exercise self-efficacy related to arthritis.
An Analysis of Health Counselling by the Internet in One Lupus Center
Sohng, Kyeong-Yae ; Paik, Seung-In ; Cho, Ok-Hee ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 11, issue 1, 2004, Pages 42~49
Purpose: To establish more effective health counselling system by internet and to provide basic data for developing on-line education program for lupus patients. Method: This survey analyzed the contents of health counselling cases from September, 2002 to March, 2004. Among 108 questioners visited questioning/answering(Q/A) site in one lupus center home page. Contents of Q/A were classified and analyzed using SAS program. Results: Most frequent questioners were female and twenties, they needed to know diagnosing process, treatment principles and information regarding the clinic visits. During the study period, the average number of user's questioning were 166.2 cases and answering was 171.1 cases. Conclusions: These findings suggest that computer mediated health counselling may be useful supplement of health education for lupus patients. More research is needed to develop better health counselling service and education program on the web.
The Relationship among The Health Promoting Behavior, Pain, Self-esteem, Family Support and Self-efficacy in Patients with Chronic Arthritis
Oh, Hyun-A ; Kim, Jong-Im ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 11, issue 1, 2004, Pages 50~60
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among the health promoting behavior, pain, self-esteem, family support, self-efficacy in patients with chronic arthritis. Method: The data for this study were collected from February 19, 2003 to April 7, 2003. The subjects were 150 chronic arthritis patients who visited University Hospital in D City. The research instruments used in this study were HPLP II, Visual analogue scale, Self-esteem scale, Family support scale, Self-efficacy scale. In data analysis, SPSS PC ver 10.0 program was utilized and data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-test, ANOVA, Multiple Stepwise Regression and Pearson's correlation coefficient. Result: The average score of the pain, self-esteem, family support, self-efficacy, health promoting behavior was 5.38, 3.37, 4.29, 70.30, 2.68, respectively and the variable with the highest degree of it's subscale was interpersonal support(3.08), whereas the one with the lowest degree was exercise(1.66). There was a positive correlation(r=.327, p=.000) between the self-esteem and health promoting behavior. There was a positive correlation(r=.540, p=.000) between the family support and the self-efficacy and health promoting behavior. Family support, self-efficacy and marital status were significant factors to explain a variance of health promoting behavior in patients with chronic arthritis(51.6%). health promoting behavior. There was a positive correlation(r=.477, p= .000) between Conclusion: The health promoting behavior were positively correlated with self-esteem, family support and self-efficacy. These findings help to understand relationships among self-esteem, family support and self-efficacy in chronic arthritis patients. In addition, family support, self-efficacy and marital status were the mainly influencing factors of health promoting behavior. Among these variables family support was the most significant factor to predict a health promoting behavior. According to the results of this study, family support must be considered as a main factor in the nursing strategy for health promoting behavior of chronic arthritis patients.
Effects of a 8-week Tai Chi Exercise Program on the Risk Factors for Falls in the Elderly with Osteoarthritis
Lee, Eun-Nam ; Yoo, Young-Won ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 11, issue 1, 2004, Pages 61~73
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 8- week Tai Chi exercise program on improving the risk factors for falls in the older adults with chronic arthritis pain. Method: Fifteen subjects were assigned for experimental group and thirteen were assigned for control group. The subjects of the experimental group participated in a 8 -week program of Tai Chi exercise. In order to evaluate the effects of Tai Chi program, pain intensity, postural stability, balance, gait, and flexibility of knees and ankles were measured before the first and after the 8th session Result: After a 8-week Tai Chi program, there were significant improvement in single-leg stance time with eyes open(left: p=.000, right: p=.003), total scores of balance(p=.004), total scores of gait(p=.005), and the angle of ankle dorsiflexion(p=.008) in the experimental group when compared to the control group. However, there was no significant difference in pain intensity between Tai Chi group and control group(p=.054). Conclusion: These results suggest that a 8-week Tai Chi exercise program can be utilized as a safe and effective nursing program to improve on improving the risk factors for falls in the older adults with osteoarthritis.
Analysis of the Effect and Network of Exercise Programs on Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Lee, Hea-Young ; Suh, Moon-Ja ; Lee, Eun-Ok ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 11, issue 1, 2004, Pages 74~87
Purpose: This study aims to analyze the outcome of exercise programs for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients and its tendency with network analysis. Method: 30 articles from Medline search of foreign nursing journals(1966-2002) and 5 from three Korean nursing journals(1970-2002) were surveyed. The contents analyses were focused on outcome measures and network analysis of exercise programs. Results: Exercise programs result in improving muscle strength(91.7%), aerobic capacity(72.9%), and 50 feet walk time(57.3%). Among several exercises, water exercise, and Tai-chi are in the middle of weight-bearing exercises. In the experimental design, non-randomized control trials were 40%, and the functional status of subjects were not classified in 40% of the articles surveyed. Conclusion: Considering the results, muscle strength, aerobic capacity, and 50 feet walk time were tested as valid outcome measures. Tai-chi exercise could be recommended as proper exercise for Rheumatoid arthritis patients because of its low intensity of weight-bearing exercise. In terms of research methods, the randomized trials and functional classifications of rheumatoid arthritis should be done more strictly.