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Journal of muscle and joint health
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Volume 13, Issue 2 - Nov 2006
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Comparing Effects of Tai-Chi Self-help Program and Tai-Chi Exercise in Osteoarthritis Patients
Kang, Hyun-Sook ; Kim, Jong-Im ; Ryoo, Eon-Na ; Bak, Won-Sook ; Paik, Hoon-Jung ; Song, Rha-Yun ; Ahn, Yang-Heui ; Lim, Nan-Young ; Eom, Ok-Boon ; Lee, In-Ok ; Lee, Eun-Ok ; Rhee, Seon-Ja ; Cho, Kyung-Sook ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 13, issue 2, 2006, Pages 83~93
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of Tai Chi self-help program and Tai Chi exercise in patients with osteoarthritis. Methods: quasi experimental design was utilized for the study to compare the effects after implementing tai chi self-help program and Tai Chi exercise for 6 weeks. The subjects of the study was osteoarthritis patients who visited to two Public Health Centers in Gyunggi-do from August to December, 2005. Total of 25 OA patients agreed to participate in the study, and 10 tai chi self-help program group and 9 Tai Chi exercise group were included for the final analysis after 6 weeks. Tai Chi self-help program was provided twice a week, 2 hours per session (one hour for tai chi exercise, one hour for self help program) for 6 weeks, and Tai Chi exercise group was provided once a week, 2 hours per session for 6 weeks. Outcome measures include flexibility, 6 m walking, and balance. Mann-Whitney U test of SPSS WIN 11.0 was utilized to compare the group differences. Results: The subjects of both program participants were not improved in their arm flexibility, and the difference was not significant. Tai chi self-help group improved more in their 6 m walking ability than Tai Chi exercise group, but the difference was not significant (F=.000, p>.05). Tai chi self-help group improved more in their balance than Tai Chi exercise group, but the difference was not significant (Rt: U=.24, p>.05; Lt: F=2.60, p>.05). Conclusion: The provision of both Tai Chi self-help program and Tai Chi exercise can lead improvement of 6 m walking, and balance, but the group difference was not significant. A rigorous research design should be further utilized to identify the potential benefits for this population.
A Study on the Empowerment, Health Behavior and Life Satisfaction in the Elderly Home Residents according to Living Situations
Moon, Myeong-Ja ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 13, issue 2, 2006, Pages 94~107
Purpose: The purpose of this study was investigate the empowerment, health behavior and life satisfaction in elderly home residents according to living situations. Method: Data were collected from September to October, 2005. The participants were 240 elderly people who lived at home. Date were collected using structured questionnaire and analysed using t-test, ANOVA, Sheffe test. Result: Empowerment in elderly home residents according to living situations was significantly different(F=3.35, p=.006). Health behavior in elderly home residents according to living situations was not different significantly(F=.88, p=.492). However, questionnaire of "only the elderly couple lives" showed the highest health behavior score as an average 3.05
. Life satisfaction in elderly home residents according to living situations was not different significantly(F=1.67, p=.143). There was a positive correlation between empowerment, health behaviors and life satisfaction. Conclusion: Considering that the single home which only the elderly people reside is the one of general family patterns of the aged people, the elderly people shall acknowledge the difference of values between a family pattern which takes a serious view of family or sons/daughters and a family pattern which reflects a weak supporting consciousness by a nuclear family. Based on above facts, Nurses should develope the nursing strategies to promote life satisfaction in the elderly.
Frequency and Importance of Nurse's Job in New Graduate Nurses Working in Musculoskeletal Ward
Lim, Nan-Young ; Yun, Soon-Nyung ; Kim, Jeong-Eun ; Lee, Young-Sun ; Jung, Yeon-Yi ; Song, Jung-Hee ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 13, issue 2, 2006, Pages 108~118
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine comparison in the frequency and importance of nurse's job in new graduate nurses working in musculoskeletal ward. Method: A descriptive design was used with convenience sampling of 72 new graduate nurses working in musculoskeletal ward of the 2 hospitals with over 500 beds. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire. Results: 1) The total score for frequency of nurse's job was
and the total score for importance of nurse's job was
. 2) The most frequent category was to manage for a medication and the most frequent item was to administer a medication in the order. 3) The most important category was to control of tissue perfusion and the most important item was to keep the aseptic techniques. 4) The frequencies among the work places were different significantly in 3 categories. 5) The importances among the work places were different significantly in 2 categories. Conclusion: New graduate nurses perceived the importance than the frequency of nurse's job. Also check or analysis the vital sign and nurses job associated with medication were higher score. Therefore, further research is needed to develop the educational strategies to strengthen not only theory also practice.
Treatment and Characteristics Related to Patients with Hemophilia
Kang, Hyun-Sook ; Kim, Won-Ok ; Yoo, Myung-Chul ; Choi, Jin-Yi ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 13, issue 2, 2006, Pages 119~129
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze current treatments and characteristics of patients with hemophilia. Method: research design is a descriptive study exploring the current treatments, accompanied disorders, features related to the disease and subjects' social-demographic characteristics. The sample consisted of 218 hemophilia patients registered at Korea Hemophilia Foundation. Results: 80.3% of the subjects were diagnosed of this disease before the age of 10. 64.7% of them had a hemophilia familial history. 74.3% of them had disabilities. Main characters related to the disease were lack of the 8th factor and bleeding tendencies. Levels of severity had significant relationship with the number of hemorrhagic experiences. A common comorbidity found was hepatitis C. A treatment agent frequently use was GREENMONO INJ. and most patients injected it by themselves. 47.7% of the subjects used a dosage of 100 unit, and 45.4% of them injected to once a week. Conclusion: These data will be used as valuable knowledge for planning a patient care and managing their symptoms.
Physical Function of Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Lee, Yoon-Kyoung ; Lim, Nan-Young ; Kim, Seung-Hyun ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 13, issue 2, 2006, Pages 130~139
Purpose: This study was designed to present preliminary data for the development of appropriate nursing care system for the patients with ALS by analyzing their physical function. Method: The clinical data of 36 ALS patients, who visited ALS Clinic of H University Hospital in Seoul, were collected from January, 2006 to August, 2006. To determine the physical function, Norris ALS scale and Appel ALS Rating Scale were used. The data were analyzed by frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, range, t-test, ANOVA, using SPSS PC program. Results: The mean score of physical activity, muscle strength, upper extremity function, lower extremity function was 18.08, 27.72, 25.94, 25.19 respectively. There were significant differences in physical activity, muscle strength, and upper extremity function according to sender and comorbid disease(diabetes). Although sites of symptom onset were not statistically significant with all physical function, patients with bulbar onset showed relatively severe physical disabilities. Conclusion: The preliminary data on physical function of patients with ALS would be helpful for the development of ALS nursing guideline system.