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Journal of muscle and joint health
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A Study of Family Support, Pain, Self-esteem, ADL in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis
Kim, Kyoung-Sug ; Kim, Jong-Im ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 12, issue 1, 2005, Pages 7~15
Purpose: The purpose of this study was performed to understanding of family support, pain and self-esteem, activities of daily living(ADL) in patient with ankylosing spondylitis(AS) and to identify the relationship among variables. Method: This study was conducted on 55 adults diagnosed with AS in C hospital in Daejeon during January 15th to June 20th, 2004. Instruments in this study were pain scale (VAS), family support scale, self-esteem scale, ADL scale. The data were analyzed mean, standard deviation, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's Correlation Coefficient using SPSS WIN(ver 10.0) program. Results: 1) 83.6% of the subjects was men, 30.9% of the subjects' age was below 29. And the 90.9% of the subjects was no experience of education about AS, 41.8% of the subjects was doing exercise. 2) The pain score was 48.36, family support score was 3.98, self-esteem score was 3.52 and ADL score was 81.41. 3) Family support was positively correlated with self-esteem and ADL and negatively correlated with pain. self-esteem was negatively correlated with pain and ADL. Conclusion: The results in this study can help nurse who care patients with AS understanding the relationships among family support, self-esteem, ADL, pain. And this findings showed that the patients with AS have few experience for disease-related education to manage and to understand AS. Therefore disease-related educational nursing program based on family support, pain, ADL of AS is needed to understand and manage AS. Because family support, pain, ADL of AS were significant correlated.
A Study on the Using Patterns of Alternative Therapy in Arthritics living in the Metropolitan Area
Nam, Hey-Hyeon ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 12, issue 1, 2005, Pages 16~27
Purpose: This study was to investigate the using pattern of alternative therapies in chronic arthritics. Method: We interviewed 192 Arthritis patients lived in the metropolitan area with structured questionnaire from August to september in 2004. Data were analyzed statistically by using SPSS program. Result: Results were summarized as follows; 1. 89.0% of subjects had utilized one or more types of alternative therapies 80.8% of these patients did not consult a nurse or doctor with using alternative therapies. 2. 87.7% of subjects obtained information of using the alternative therapy from similar patients, their families or relatives etc. The most frequently used types of alternative therapies are hand acupuncture(58.0%), bathing(29.6%), massage(25.4%) taping therapy(13.0%). 3. After using alternative therapies, over 80% of subjects answered that they were satisfied to effects of alternative therapies and only 9.4% of them responded that they experienced side effects from use of alternative therapies. Conclusion: results of the study showed that most of patients with arthritis have used alternative therapies, they were satisfied to effect of using alternative therapies. Therefore, many research for use of alternative therapy and the development of standardized protocol of nursing intervention appling alternative therapy need to be achieved.
A Study on the Relationships between Family Support, Self-efficacy, and Compliance in Chronic Arthritis
Oh, Jin-Hwan ; Lim, Nan-Young ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 12, issue 1, 2005, Pages 28~38
Purpose: This study was to understand the level of family support, self-efficacy and compliance and to examine the relationships of the above three variables in chronic arthritis. Method: The subjects of this study were 116 patients sampled among the limited population of outpatients and inpatients at Rheumatism Center of the H university hospital in S city. The research instruments used in this study were family support, self efficacy and compliance scale. In data analysis, SPSS 8.0 program was used. Result: 1. Family support and self-efficacy level were above the medium. 2. Compliance level was medificant. Conclusion: Rheumatism patients will be able to live satisfactorily if they gium. 3. The relation among the family support, self efficacy and compliance was signot a good education about efficient training program aimed at compliance.
Osteoporosis Measured by Quantitative Ultrasound and Its Risk factors in Middle-aged Women, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Jeong, Geum-Hee ; Yang, Soon-Ok ; Baik, Sung-Hee ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 12, issue 1, 2005, Pages 39~47
Purpose: To identify Osteoporosis and the related risk factors in middle-aged women, the descriptive survey was done. Method: The subjects were measured in 465 residents who were 40-60 aged healthy women. They underwent ultrasound measurement and health examination in G city's Health Center in Gyeonggi-do, Korea from July 2000 to March 2001. The self-reported questionnaire consisted of total 17 items about risk factors related to osteoporosis. The evaluation of bone density was based on ultrasound measurements of right heel. All data were analyzed by SAS-PC Program. Result: Mean age of the subjects was 46.7. Mean T score related to bone density was -1.30, ranged from -3.52 to 3.06. In diagnosis classification according to T score, 74.8% of subjects was normal, 12.9% was osteopenia, 12.3% was osteoporosis. Among risk factors, there were significant differences by age (t=15.35. p=0.000), parity (F=12.81, p=0.000), menopause status (t=22.05, p=0.000), period after menopause (F=5.20, p=0.006). The higher frequency of delivery, postmenopausal and longer period after postmenopause of subjects had the lower the bone density. Conclusion: It would be necessary to develop and apply the community-based health promotion program for middle-aged women to prevent osteoporosis.
Relationship of Bone Mineral Density and Biochemical Bone Markers in Young Women
Kim, Myung-Hee ; Kim, Ju-Sung ; Kim, Young-Mi ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 12, issue 1, 2005, Pages 48~56
Purpose: This study was measured to the bone mineral density(BMD) and biochemical bone markers in young women in order to identify the relationship between bone mineral density and biochemical bone markers. Methods: Forty two healthy young women were enrolled. BMD were checked Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry and biochemical bone markers were checked ELSA-OSTEO(CIS bio international, France)analyzed kit, Pyrilinks-D(Metra Biosystems Inc., U.S.A)analyzed kit. Data were analyzed with frequencies, percentages, means, and Pearson correlation coefficients. Results: 1) Young women forearm(radius & ulnar) BMD was
) BMD was
, neck of femur BMD was
, trochanter of femur BMD was
, ward's triangle of femur BMD was
. In biochemical bone marker, Osteocalcin was 21.94ng/ml, Deoxypyridinoline was 11.94nmol/nmolCr. 2) There was no significant correlation between BMD and biochemical bone markers. Conclusion: Results not indicated association between bone mineral density and biochemical markers. As seen in the small sample, future research on BMD and biochemical markers need to studies to the large sample.
Effects of a Tai-Chi Program on Pain, Sleep Disturbance, Mood and Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Lee, Eun-Nam ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 12, issue 1, 2005, Pages 57~68
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 6- week Tai-Chi program on improving pain, sleep disturbance, mood, and fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Method: Sixteen subjects were assigned for experimental group and fifteen were assigned for control group. The subjects of the experimental group participated in a 6-week program of Tai-Chi. Each Tai-Chi class was conducted by a certified Tai-Chi instructor. In order to evaluate the effects of Tai-Chi program, pain, sleep disturbance, mood and fatigue were measured before and after the 6th session Result: After 6-week Tai-Chi program, there were significant improvement in mood & sleep disturbance in the experimental group when compared to the control group However, there were no significant differences in pain intensity and fatigue between Tai-Chi group and control group. Conclusion: These results suggest that a 6-week Tai-Chi program can be utilized as an safe and effective nursing program to improve mood and sleep disturbance in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Long term studies of the effects of Tai-Chi on the pain intensity and fatigue may be import.
Analysis of the Effects of Tai Chi on Muscle Strength and Flexibility
Choi, Jung-Hyun ; Lee, Eun-Ok ; Lee, Hea-Young ; Eun, Young ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 12, issue 1, 2005, Pages 69~80
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyse the effects of Tai Chi on the muscle strength and flexibility. Method: 10 articles from Medline search of foreign journals(1981-2003) and 4 from Korean nursing journals (1981-2003) were surveyed. The research are analyzed according to research design, subjects, and dependent variables. Results: Research on Tai Chi Exercise increased rapidly in the 1990's. The experimental research design was more reported than the comparative design. The experimental design included; 21.4% one group pre-posttest design, 35.7% quasi-experimental design and 28.6% randomized design. Out of the subjects; 64.4% of papers were healthy older people, and 35.6% of papers were patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Style of Tai Chi was mostly used Yang or Sun form. Muscle strength was usually measured at lower extremity or grip strength. Classical Yang style or Long form was more effective to improve muscle strength. 75% of papers were significantly improvement in grip strength and 71.4% of papers in flexibility. Conclusion: To properly study the positive effects of Tai Chi exercise, it is suggested that meta analysis needs to be done to integrate the various results.