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Volume 21, Issue 3 - Dec 2014
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The Effect of an Exercise-based Swallowing Training Program for Nursing Home Residents with Stroke
Bang, Hwal Lan ; Park, Yeon-Hwan ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 85~96
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2014.21.2.85
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop a training program for swallowing and to test its effect on swallowing capacity and nutritional status among nursing home residents with stroke. Methods: A swallowing training program was developed by literature review, expert validation and a pilot test. A pretest and posttest quasi-experimental study design with nonequivalent control group was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Swallowing training was conducted for thirty minutes, three times a week for 8 weeks. Swallowing capacity including dysphagia screening score, swallowing symptom questionnaire and tongue pressure, and nutritional status including body mass index and mid arm muscle circumference were measured at the baseline and at 8 weeks. Results: The exercised-based swallowing training program consisted of oromotor exercise, expiratory muscle strength exercise and effortful swallow. The participants were 77.2 years old on average. At the completion of 8-week program, the experimental group showed better scores in dysphagia screening (p=.039) and swallowing symptom questionnaire (p=.004) and a significant increase in tongue pressure (p=.003). Conclusion: The exercised-based swallowing training program was safely applied to nursing home residents with stroke and showed a significant improvement of swallowing capacity. Further studies are needed to identify its effect on the nutritional status.
The Effects of an Aquatic Exercise Program on Physical Fitness, Body Composition, and Gait Characteristics in Women
Kim, Sun Ae ; Kim, Jong Im ; Kim, Hyun Joo ; Jeong, Yeong Hee ; Hwang, Kyoung-Ok ; Song, Hyang Young ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 97~105
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2014.21.2.97
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of an aquatic exercise program on physical fitness, body composition, and gait characteristics using trunk and pelvic angle in women living in urban fringe area. Methods: An aquatic exercise program consists of exercise in a swimming pool and self-help group activity with 16 women living in urban fringe (mean age: 63 years) for 8 weeks (twice a week for 2 hours). Physical fitness, body composition, trunk and pelvic angle using 2D video motion analyzer, and a questionnaire including socio-demographic variables were measured from July to August, 2013. Data were analyzed using a paired t-test with the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program. Results: At the end of 8 weeks intervention, there were significant decreases on body weight (p=.025), body fat (p=.030) and BMI (p=.011). There were significant increases on muscle strength (p=.001) and flexibility (p=.015). Trunk angle was significantly improved, which means participants less moved their body from side to side when they walked (p=.001). Conclusion: From this results, the aquatic exercise program could be an effective nursing intervention to improve physical fitness, body composition, and gait ability for women living in urban fringe area.
The Effects of Tai Chi Exercise on Hope, Dependency, and Perceived Health Status of Elderly Women
Park, Yong Ju ; Kim, Ja Ok ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 106~113
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2014.21.2.106
Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the effects of Tai Chi on hope, dependency, and perceived health status of elderly women. Methods: The study was a nonequivalent control group pre-post test design. Forty-seven elderly women were assigned to two groups: the experimental group (n=24) and the control group (n=23). Data were collected from June 13 to July 26, 2012 and analyzed using the SPSS/WIN 14.0 version program. The intervention was provided 2 times a week for 7 weeks. Results: There were significant differences in reported hope and perceived health status between the two groups. However, the issue of dependency was not significant. Conclusion: Tai chi can be utilized as an effective intervention for hope and perceived health status of elderly women. It will be a good solution to guide successful aging in an aging society.
Effects of the Back Pain Management Program on Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain
Shin, In Ho ; Cho, Kyung-Sook ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 114~124
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2014.21.2.114
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of the 8-weeks back pain management program (consisted of exercise and education for back pain) in patients with chronic low back pain. Methods: A total of 20 subjects who visited the pain clinic in a university hospital were randomly assigned either to a experimental or a control group. Ten subjects in the experimental group carried out the back pain management program for 8 weeks, and 10 in the control group did not. Results: After the back pain management program, back pain and disability were significantly reduced, and back pain management behavior and back muscle strength were significantly increased in the experimental group. However, radiating pain and flexibility were not significantly changed after the back pain management program. Conclusion: Findings of this study indicated that the 8-weeks back pain management program had favorable effects on back pain, degree of disability, back pain management behavior, and back muscle strength in patients with chronic low back pain. Future research needs to examine the optimal intensity and frequency of back muscle strengthen exercise, and the lasting effects of education for back pain.
Study of Stress, Health Promotion Behavior, and Quality of Life of Nursing Students in Clinical Practice and Factors associated with Their Quality of Life
Lee, Myung Sook ; Kim, Keum Soon ; Cho, Mi-Kyoung ; Ahn, Jung Won ; Kim, Suno ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 125~134
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2014.21.2.125
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with quality of life of nursing students during clinical practice. Methods: A convenience sample of 332 nursing students completed the questionnaire from July to September, 2013. A self-reported questionnaire was used to obtain data on quality of life, stress related to clinical practice, and health promotion behavior. Data was analyzed with independent t-test, one way ANOVA and Scheff
's post hoc test, Pearson correlation coefficients, and hierarchical multiple regression by using SPSS version 20.0. Results: There were significant differences in quality of life scores by age, economic status, interpersonal relationships, daytime somnolence, number of visits in pharmacy and/or healthcare center, health status, and stress management. Quality of life had positive correlation with health promotion behavior but had negative correlation with the level of stress related to clinical practice. Models including these variables explained 34.3% (F=9.77, p<.001) of the variance for quality of life. Age, economic status, sleep amount, numbers of pharmacy/hospital visits, health status, stress during clinical practice, and health promotion behavior were significantly associated with quality of life in nursing students. Conclusion: There is a need to develop and implement new strategies that will result in improvement in nursing students' quality of life.
Concept Analysis of Shift Work Maladaptation Syndrome
Yun, Mi-Jeong ; Lee, Eun-Nam ; Won, Youn-Hui ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 135~144
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2014.21.2.135
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze and clarify the concept of shift work maladaptation syndrome and to facilitate development of interventions for the shift work adaptation. Methods: This study used Walker and Avant's concept analysis process. Results: Shift work maladaptation syndrome can be defined as the following attributes: 1) destruction of the circadian rhythm, 2) existence of a threshold, 3) individual characteristics (year of career, type of personality, and type of coping) 4) somatization, and 5) negative emotional conditions. The antecedents of shift work maladaptation syndrome consist of counterclockwise shift work, irregular shift cycle, night work which is breaking circadian rhythm, and lifestyle changing. The consequences as a result of shift work maladaptation syndrome are deterioration of health (gastrointestinal, neuro-psychic, cardiovascular function), reduction of social relationships, and turnover or resign. Conclusion: The results of this study can be useful as the foundation of shift work adaptation implementation.
Influencing Factor on Social Support perceived by Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Yoo, Kyung Hee ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 145~152
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2014.21.2.145
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influencing factors on the social support perceived by patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Methods: The subjects for this study were 468 patients registered in 2 general hospitals and the period of data collection was from October 20, 2013 to February 20, 2014. The data were analyzed with t-test, ANOVA and Pearson's correlation coefficients. Results: The mean of item of social support was 3.31 in patients. For social support, there were significant differences by gender and economics in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Conclusion: Managing social support was important for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to promote health. To enhance social support of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, nursing intervention strategies must be developed for increasing economics or giving information about their activity of daily living.
Job Analysis of Coordinator Working in the Regional Cardiocerebrovascular Center
Cho, Kyung-Sook ; Kwon, Sung-Bok ; Lee, Kun Sei ; Son, Haeng-Mi ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 153~163
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2014.21.2.153
Purpose: This study was to analyze the job of coordinators working in the regional cardiocerebrovascular center. Methods: Using Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) method, the role of coordinators was defined and their duties and tasks were identified. The developed duties and tasks were classified and validated according to importance, difficulty, and frequency of the job. Results: A coordinator is defined as a clinical nurse specialist affiliated in a cardiocerebrovascular center. The coordinator is responsible for managing the major critical pathway to provide adequate medical service and providing education to the patient with myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular attack admitted via emergency room for prevention and management of disease. Ten duties and sixty-nine tasks were identified on the DACUM chart which represented the importance, difficulty, and frequency of tasks showed as A, B, C respectively. Based on determinant coefficient of the task, the highest ranked task was 'analysis for variation of CP' and the lowest was'investing the articles in stock'. Conclusion: The results of study showed that coordinators were doing various duties and tasks and they felt burden from their work and were in confusion. The results of this study can be used to develop training programs for coordinators and evaluation-scale of the coordinators' job performance as the basic data.