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Volume 19, Issue 3 - Dec 2012
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The Effects of Line Dance Program on Muscle Strength, Balance, Flexibility, Pain, and Mood State in Post-menopausal Women
Cho, Kyung Sook ; Choi, Hee Kwon ; Nam, Hye Kyung ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 3, 2012, Pages 263~271
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.3.263
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of line dance program on muscle strength, balance, flexibility, pain, and mood state in post-menopausal women. Methods: A quasi-experimental research design (one group pretest-posttest) was employed. A total of 13 post-menopausal women completed 12-week line dance program(60min/day, 2days/wk) in S city. Descriptive statistics, Wilcoxon signed rank test were used in the data analysis by SPSS 18.0. Results: Muscle strength and balance were higher, and pain level were lower than before the line dance program. However, flexibility and mood state were not significantly changed after the line dance program. Conclusion: Findings of this study indicated that the 12-week line dance program were effective on muscle strength, balance, and pain relief in the post-menopausal women. Future study is needed to explore the effect of the line dance program on flexibility and mood state with the post-menopausal women.
Stigma, Self-esteem and Quality of Life of People with Hansen's Disease
Yoo, Yang-Sook ; Kim, Bock-Ryn ; Cho, Ok-Hee ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 3, 2012, Pages 272~281
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.3.272
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify levels of perceived stigma, self-esteem, quality of life and factors influencing on quality of life in people with Hansens' disease. Methods: The subjects were 128 people in Sorokdo National Hospital, two nursing homes, and three settlements. The stigma scale, self-esteem scale, and World Health Organization's quality of life instrument were used. Data were collected through self-reported questionnaires from July to August, 2010 and analyzed by t-test, ANOVA, Ducan's multiple range test, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression by SAS. Results: The level of perceived stigma was 3.93, self-esteem was 26.2, quality of life was 2.78. Self-esteem was positively associated with quality of life. Through the multiple regression, it was found that self-esteem and job were factors influencing of quality of life with 43% of predictability. Conclusion: It was found that self-esteem and job were important for people with Hansen's disease. To improve the quality of life in people with Hansen's disease, it is necessary to develop nursing interventions fostering self-esteem and decreasing perceived stigma.
Effect of the Tai Chi Fall Prevention Program for Elderly Women Living in the Community
Park, In Sook ; So, Hee Young ; Song, Rhayun ; Kim, Hyunli ; Ahn, Sukhee ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 3, 2012, Pages 282~293
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.3.282
Purpose: The study aimed to examine the effects of Tai Chi fall prevention program on risk factors for fall, fear of falling, and quality of life among elderly women living in the community. Methods: A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design with non-equivalent control group was used. Sixty participants were recruited from 4 senior citizen centers in a city. The 1-hour Tai Chi fall prevention program was provided three times a week for 6 months to the experimental group. Risk factors for fall including fracture risk and bone mineral density, fear of falling, and quality of life were measured at the baseline and at 6 months. Results: Participants were 75 years old in average. At the completion of 6 month program, the experimental group showed lower fracture risks, less fear of falling, and higher scores in several domains of quality of life than the control group, after controlling for the pretest scores, fall experience, and regular exercise habit. Conclusion: The Tai Chi fall prevention program was safely applied to elderly women with improvement in fracture risk, fear of falling, and several domains of quality of life. Future study is necessary to confirm the longer effect of the Tai Chi program for the prevention of fall episodes.
Factors Affecting Post-operative Uncertainty of the Patients Undergone Lumbar Spinal Surgery
Jun, Myunghee ; Jung, Jiyoung ; Kim, Minsuk ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 3, 2012, Pages 294~307
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.3.294
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify main factors affecting patients' uncertainty following lumbar spinal surgery. Methods: A survey was conducted of a sample 155 post -operative patients in April to June 2010. Uncertainty and knowledge about self-care after spinal surgery and the back pain evaluation were measured. Data were analyzed with t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation, and multiple regressions. Results: The mean score of uncertainty level was
. Levels of uncertainty were different by age, gender, educational level, pain duration, and number of types of pain. Uncertainty was positively correlated with knowledge of post-op self-care, back pain, and mental health. The results of multiple regression indicated that knowledge of post-op self-care and mental health were significant predictors with 35.1% of the variance in uncertainty. Conclusion: A program including post-operative self-care education and mental health promotion is required to reduce uncertainty of patients with lumbar spinal surgery.
Relationships of Motivational Factors and Diabetes Self-management Behavior in Community Dwelling Older Adults
Seo, Kyoungsan ; Song, Misoon ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 3, 2012, Pages 308~318
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.3.308
Purpose: Diabetes Self Management Behavior (DSMB) is crucial for the elderly with diabetes to prevent diabetes complications and to improve their quality of life. The Purposes of this study were to investigate the current status of DSMB and to identify motivational factors related to DSMB in community dwelling older adults with diabetes. Methods: The subjects were 150 diabetic elderly who visited 2 community senior centers in S city. DSMB scale consisted of 5 sub-domains; Being active, healthy eating, regular medication, glucose monitoring, and foot care rated by a scale with a range of 0 to 7. Personal motivation(i.e., intention to behavior) and social motivation including family support and health professional support were measured. Results: The mean score of DSMB was 4.27. The mean score of intention to behavior was 2.52. DSMB was related to Intention to behavior (r=.461, p<.001), family support (r=.342, p<.001), and health professional support (r=.284, p<.001). In regression analysis, a total of 33.4% of variance in DSMB was accounted for by intention to behavior, family support, and health professional support. Conclusion: To improve DSMB of the elderly, diabetes educator should consider on the strategies across both personal and social motivation related to DSMB.
Effects of Cancer-Overcome BeHaS Exercise Program on Shoulder External Rotation, Cancer Coping and Group Cohesion in Mastectomy Patients
Kim, Sun Ae ; Kim, Jong Im ; Park, Sun Young ; Min, Shin Hong ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 3, 2012, Pages 319~328
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.3.319
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore effects of a Cancer-overcome BeHaS exercise program that consists of exercise, education, and cognitive supports to improve shoulder external rotation, cancer coping, group cohesion in mastectomy patients. Methods: A one group pre-post test design was used. Thirty mastectomy patients from C Hospital participated in the supervised exercise program once a week for 8 weeks. Data were collected from May to July 2011 using self-administered questionnaires and physical measurement. SPSS/WIN 19.0 was used for the data analysis. Results: The mean age of participants was 53.7 and the mean postoperative period after the surgery was 12.93 months. There were significant differences in the shoulder external rotation, cancer coping, group cohesion between pre and post program. Conclusion: The results showed that cancer-overcome BeHaS exercise program was an effective nursing intervention for improving breast cancer patient's shoulder external rotation, cancer coping and group cohesion.
Effect of Perceived Health Status, Sleep and Depression on Quality of Life of Elderly School Participants
Chang, Koung-Oh ; Bae, Do-Yi ; Park, Su-Gin ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 3, 2012, Pages 329~339
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.3.329
Purpose: This study was to examine the effect of perceived health status, sleep and depression on quality of life of older people in the elderly school. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted with a survey of 155 older persons in person 2 elderly school at J City. The data were analyzed with t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and multiple regression using SPSS WIN 18.0 program. Results: The mean score of the quality of life was 8.10 (SD=8.79). Quality of life was significantly different by educational levels (F=4.711, p=.001). The result of the regression indicated that perceived health status, sleep, and depression explained 18.5% of variance in quality of life. Conclusion: Perceived health status, sleep and depression were associated with quality of life in the elderly. It is necessary to develop nursing strategies for the improvement of quality of life, considering health status, sleep, and depression in the elderly.
Influence of Knowledge and Subjective Health Status on Health Promoting Behavior About Osteoporosis in Industrial Workers
Seo, Soon Yi ; Lee, Jung Soon ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 3, 2012, Pages 340~349
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.3.340
Purpose: This study aimed to identify the influence of knowledge and subjective health status on health promoting behavior about osteoporosis in industrial workers. Methods: The subjects were 292 industrial workers. Data were collected with structured questionnaires in July 10 to August 20, 2012. The collected data were analyzed with t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients and hierarchical regression analysis by using the SPSS Win 12.0 statistics. Results: The major findings of this study were as follows; 1) The average scores of knowledge about osteoporosis, subjective health status and health promoting behavior about osteoporosis were 9.26 out of 20, 9.64 out of 14 and 39.77 out of 68. 2) There were significantly positive correlations relationship among knowledge, subjective health status and health promoting behavior. 3) The factors influencing health promoting behavior were age(
=.069, p=.032), knowledge(
=.026, p=.005), subjective health status(
=.058, p<.001). Conclusion: This study suggested that we should develop preventive osteoporosis programs for industrial workers considering these results.
Factors Affecting Bone Mineral Density of the Femur in Parkinson's Disease Patients
Kim, Sang Hee ; Lee, Eun Nam ; Park, Eun Young ; Kim, Jae Woo ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 3, 2012, Pages 350~361
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.3.350
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the level of bone mineral densities of the femur neck and to identify factors affecting bone mineral density of the femur in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Methods: Participants were 121 PD patients visiting the outpatient clinic of D University Hospital in B City. Bone mineral density was measured at the femur neck by using a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. The serum vitamin D level, the amounts of milk intake, caffeine intake, cigaret smoking, and alcohol consumption, and the number of steps taken daily were measured. Past and present disease history, the medication history, and duration of the disease were also collected. The level of disability was obtained by neurologists using the Hoehn and Yahr stage and the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. Results: Among PD patients, 57% had osteopenia and 15.7% had osteoporosis. The bone mineral density of the femur was associated with weight, serum vitamin D level, age, and working status. Conclusion: The identification of weight and serum vitamin D level as important predictive factors emphasizes the importance of balanced nutrition for PD patients.
Quality of Life in the Urban Adults by Age
Choi, Jung Sook ; Lee, EunHee ; So, AeYoung ; Lee, Kyung-Sook ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 3, 2012, Pages 362~372
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.3.362
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the predictive factors on quality of life (QOL) in the urban residents by age. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive design was used. A total of 592 urban residents, ages of 20 to 59, completed a self-reported questionnaire including WHO QOL Scale-Brief (WHOQOL-BREF), Health Promoting Life Style Profile II (HPLP), Personal Competence of Health Care Scale (PCHC), and self-efficacy scale. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and multiple regressions by SPSS 18.0. Results: The mean scores were 53.71 in QOL, and subscales were 14.41 in physical health, 13.31 in psychological, 13.87 in social relationship, and 12.12 in environment. There were significant differences by age groups, gender, education, family income, job, and present illness in QOL. QOL were significantly associated with HPLP, PCHC, and self-efficacy. The results of multiple regression indicated that HPLP, PCHC, marital state, and self-efficacy in the 20s, HPLP, self-efficacy, age, marital state, religion, and PCHC in the 30s, HPLP, PCHC, self-efficacy, and family income in the 40s, and HPLP, PCHC, self-efficacy, and gender in the 50s were statistically significant in predicting QOL. Conclusion: It is important to develop distinct programs by age for improving of quality of life for adults.
Health-related Quality of Life of Fallers vs. Non-fallers in Community-dwelling Elderly People
Choo, Jina ; Kim, Eun-Kyung ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 3, 2012, Pages 373~382
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.3.373
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to compare levels of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) between fallers and non-fallers among community-dwelling elderly people. Methods: A cross-sectional comparative study was conducted with the secondary analysis of 2,067 elderly people registered in S-Gu Visiting Health Care Program in Seoul, South Korea. Participants were 206 fallers and 206 non-fallers who were age- and sex-matched with fallers. HRQOL was measured by SF-8 including physical component summary (physical HRQOL) and mental component summary (mental HRQOL). Results: There were more people in the faller group having more than or equal to three chronic diseases (p<.001), living in multiplex houses (p=.004), and being dependent by the activities of daily living (ADL) (p=.001) and instrumental ADL (IADL) levels (p<.001) than those in the non-faller group. Fallers had higher levels of depression than non-fallers (p<.001). Moreover, fallers had significantly lower levels of both physical HRQOL (p<.001) and mental HRQOL (p=.001), after adjusting for number of chronic diseases, ADL, IADL, depression, healthcare insurance, and living environment. Conclusion: Among the community-dwelling elderly people, falllers had lower levels of HRQOL than non-fallers, and such a difference remained even after the adjustment for covariates. Factors that underlie the different susceptibility to HRQOL need to be explored.