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Journal of muscle and joint health
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Volume 20, Issue 3 - Dec 2013
Volume 20, Issue 2 - Aug 2013
Volume 20, Issue 1 - Apr 2013
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The Effect of Functional Dependency and Stress on Health-related Quality of Life in Patients under Rehabilitation after Stroke
Cho, Ok-Hee ; Choi, Suyoung ; Song, Jihyeun ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 20, issue 2, 2013, Pages 81~90
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2013.20.2.81
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify factors contributing to health-related quality of life in patients under rehabilitation after stroke. Methods: A descriptive correlational study design was used. Ninety-two stroke patients under rehabilitation from a university hospital were included. Data were collected on March and April, 2013 using structured questionnaires. Hierarchial multiple regression analysis was used to identify factors influencing health-related quality of life. Results: There were significant differences in health-related quality of life according to type of impairment. The health-related quality of life had significant correlations with age, functional dependency, and stress. Factors influencing health-related quality of life for stroke patients under rehabilitation were stress, functional dependency, type of impairment, and age, which explained about 34.5% of total variance. Conclusion: To promote health-related quality of life for stroke patients under rehabilitation, stress and functional dependency should be managed in this population, especially for older adults. Also these results can be utilized in the development of program for helping rehabilitation of stroke patients. The effect of depression and anxiety on health-related quality of life should also be addressed in future research.
Fall Experience and Risk Factors for Falls among the Community-dwelling Elderly
Kim, Young Hee ; Yang, Kyung Hee ; Park, Kum Sook ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 20, issue 2, 2013, Pages 91~101
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2013.20.2.91
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the experience of falls and identify risk factors associated with falls. Methods: The participants were 233 community-dwelling elderly people in two cities. Data were collected by interviewing the elderly with structured questionnaires from May to June, 2012. For data analysis, descriptive statistics and multiple logistic regression were performed using SPSS version 17.0. Results: Age, educational level, living arrangement, health status, the use of assistive devices, the number of medication, hypertension, arthralgia, dizziness, fall efficacy, fear of falling, activity of daily living, and quality of life were significant associated with fall experience. Through multiple logistic regression analysis, arthralgia, dizziness, fall efficacy, and fear of falling were identified as significant predictors of falls. Conclusion: It is important to identify the risk factors for falls among the elderly living in community. Fall prevention interventions should be multifactorial, especially for the elderly who were identified as the high risk group.
The Effects of Fall Prevention Education on the Fall-related Knowledge and Prevention activity of the Elderly Hospitalized in Internal Medicine Department
Chung, Myung Sill ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 20, issue 2, 2013, Pages 102~111
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2013.20.2.102
Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the effects of a fall prevention education on the fall-related knowledge, prevention activity of the elderly hospitalized in internal medicine department. Methods: A nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used for this study. A total of 44 patients of the elderly hospitalized in internal medicine department were randomly divided into the experimental group (n=22) and the control group (n=22). The experimental group received about an half hour, fall prevention education at the admission day, 3days and 5days after admission, while the control group received the usual care. The outcome variables were measured before and after fall prevention education. Data were analyzed with
-test and t-test by using SPSS 12. Results: The experimental group showed significant improvement in fall-related knowledge and prevention activity. Conclusion: The fall prevention education was effective in increasing fall-related knowledge and prevention activity of the elderly hospitalized in internal medicine department. For reducing fall events, it is important to educate the elderly hospitalized about fall-related knowledge and prevention activity related to fall.
Factors Affecting Depression of Korean Female University Students
Lee, Kyung-Sook ; Koh, Chin-Kang ; Kim, Joo Hyun ; Son, Haeng-Mi ; Song, Mi Ryeong ; Yu, Su Jeong ; Cho, Kyung Sook ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 20, issue 2, 2013, Pages 112~121
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2013.20.2.112
Purpose: This purpose of study was to examine the degree of the depression and to identify the affecting factors on the depression of Korean female university students. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study design was used. Data were collected from 448 female university students. Participants completed a self-reported questionnaire including general characteristics, depression, well-being, stress, self-efficacy, social support, coping, self-esteem, and temperament. Results: The mean of Beck's Depression Inventory was 11.07. The affecting factors on the depression of female university students were stress, well-being, self-esteem, health status and major. The proportion of variance explained by these affecting factors was 50.0%. Conclusion: Depression among female university students were associated with various factors. Considering these factors, intervention programs should be developed to reduce depression of female university students.
Differences in Vaccination Status and Awareness between Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations in the Elderly
Park, Seungmi ; Choi, Jeong Sil ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 20, issue 2, 2013, Pages 122~130
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2013.20.2.122
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in vaccination status and awareness between influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations in the elderly. Methods: This cross-sectional study was used with a questionnaire. Data were collected from 107 older people over 65 years registered at one community center in December, 2012. The data were analysed with Chi-square, Fisher's exact-test, Wilcoxon Signed rank sum test, Mann-Whitney U test, and Kruskall-Wallis test. Results: There were significant differences in the experiences of vaccination and reason for unvaccination by vaccine types. The mean scores for awareness of vaccination were 1.81 (range 0~3) in influenza and 1.50 in pneumococcus (range 0~3). There was a significant difference in awareness by vaccine types (Z=6.12, p<.001). There was a positive association between influenza and pneumococcal vaccination awareness (rho=.236, p=.014). Conclusion: This study showed different vaccination status and awareness in vaccine types. It is necessary to consider vaccination status and awareness by vaccine types of the target population in the education program related to vaccination.
A Study on Depression and Activity of Daily Living in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis by Gender
Yoo, Kyung Hee ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 20, issue 2, 2013, Pages 131~140
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2013.20.2.131
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate depression and activity of daily living of patients with rheumatoid arthritis by their gender. Methods: The subjects for this study were 184 patients registered in S University Hospital. and the period of data collection was from May 1, 2012 to August 20, 2012. The data were analyzed with t-test, ANOVA, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis H test, and Pearson's correlation. Results: For depression, there were significant differences by marriage and religion in male patients and by education in female patients. For activity of daily living, there were significant differences by marriage, age and education in female patients. Depression was negatively correlated with activity of daily living in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Conclusion: Managing depression and activity of daily living were important for both male and female patients with rheumatoid arthritis. To promote the quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, nursing intervention strategies must be developed for decreasing depression or improving their activity of daily living.
Relationships among Nursing Activities, the Use of Body Mechanics, and Job Stress in Nurses with Low Back Pain
Jung, Keunja ; Suh, Soonrim ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 20, issue 2, 2013, Pages 141~150
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2013.20.2.141
Purpose: This study was conducted to identify relationships among nursing activities, the use of body mechanics, and job stress in nurses with low back pain. Methods: Participants were 225 nurses with low back pain working at an university hospital. The data were collected with self-reported questionnaires at March, 2012 and analyzed by descriptive statistics, t test, ANOVA, Scheff
e test and multiple regression analyses. Results: There was significantly a higher degree of pain in subjects who working at special units including intensive care units and emergency room than at general wards. Low back pain was negatively correlated with the use of body mechanical principles while it was positively associated with the degree of job stress. According to results of multiple regression analyses, low back pain was significantly associated with the use of body mechanics and job stress in nurses working at general ward and special units including intensive care units and emergency room. Conclusion: The use of the principles of body mechanics and reducing job stress are important to prevent low back pain in nurses. It is necessary to develop and apply stress management and education program about the use of the principles of body mechanics.
Effect of Type of Body Shape Perception on Health Concern, Depression, Dietary Restriction, and Exercise Practice among University Students
Ham, Young Lim ; Park, Mijeong ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 20, issue 2, 2013, Pages 151~160
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2013.20.2.151
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of type of body shape perception on health concern, depression, dietary restriction and exercise practice in university students. Methods: A descriptive design was used. Data were collected from 308 university students by using structured questionnaires. Results: The results showed that 65.6% of the students believe that they are overweight. There are no differences in health concern, depression, and exercise practice among the skinny perception group, satisfaction group, and obesity perception group. However, there was a significant difference in dietary restriction among the three groups (p<.001). The type of body shape perception was significantly associated with dietary restriction (p=.007). Conclusion: Integrated and effective interventions are necessary for university students to establish healthy body image and learn healthy weight control.