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Volume 22, Issue 3 - Dec 2015
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Identifying Characteristics of Fall Episodes and Fall-related Risks of Hospitalized Patients
Kang, Young Ok ; Song, Rhayun ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 22, issue 3, 2015, Pages 149~159
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.149
Purpose: This study aimed to identify falls and related risks of hospitalized patients in order to provide an baseline data to develop effective nursing intervention programs for fall prevention. Methods: The data on 120 patients who experienced falls from 2010 to 2013 during their hospitalization were collected from the patient' electronic medical records of an university hospital. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics using SPSS/WIN 20.0. Results: Over 60% of the patients who experienced falls during their hospitalization was 65 years or older, and most of them had hypertension. Majority of the subjects needed help to perform daily activities (64%) and complained of general weakness (49.2%). Prior to the falls, the patients were taking average 2.52 medications to treat hypertension. The Fall accident was mostly frequently occurred in their hospital room (59.2%), or in bed (44.2%). The patients aged 70 years and older were significantly less alert than younger group, and taking more cardiovascular medications. Most fall risk factors were not significantly different for age, gender, and department category. Conclusion: The study findings suggest the need to emphasize the nurses to be more actively aware of fall risk factors and to provide aggressive interventions for preventing falls in hospitalized patients.
The Effect of Leg Crossing on Reducing Orthostatic Hypotension in Hemodialysis Patients
Kim, Si Sook ; Choi, Kyung Sook ; Won, Sam Soon ; Kim, In Young ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 22, issue 3, 2015, Pages 160~166
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.160
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of leg crossing on reducing orthostatic hypotension and orthostatic hypotension symptoms in hemodialysis patients. Methods: A one-group pretest-posttest design was used. A total of 40 post-hemodialysis adult patients were enrolled, excluding the case of intradialysis hypotension, unbalance of standing with leg crossing, adding antihypertensive medications. Blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) were measured in supine and standing positions. After a week, BP and HR were measured in supine and standing with leg crossing position. Orthostatic hypotension symptoms were also measured by self-reported structured questionnaire in standing without leg crossing and with leg crossing position. Results: We found out that systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and mean arterial pressure increased significantly in standing with crossing leg position applied (p=.006, p=.001, p=.006). However, presences of orthostatic hypotension symptoms were not significantly decreased in standing with leg crossing position (p=.500, p=.318, p=.306, p=.241, p=.356, p=.500, p=.241, p=.308). Conclusion: This study shows that leg crossing is effective for reducing orthostatic hypotension without additional cost or instruments. Leg crossing as one of the preventive interventions to reduce orthostatic hypotension is easier and simpler to be implemented in hemodialysis patients.
The Level of Body Perception, Obesity, and Factors associated with Stages of Exercise and Dietary Habits Change in University Students: Application of the Transtheoretical Model
Jang, Insun ; Kim, Yujeong ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 22, issue 3, 2015, Pages 167~176
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.167
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the level of body perception, obesity, and factors associated with stages of exercise and dietary habits change in university students. Methods: A descriptive design was used. Data were collected from 279 university students using structured questionnaires. Results: The body perception was significantly associated with self rated health (F=27.89. p<.001), weight satisfaction (F=137.74. p<.001) and weight control interest (F=39.19. p<.001). The BMI was significantly associated with weight satisfaction (F=34.08. p<.001) and weight control interest (F=19.59. p=.003). But the body perception and BMI were not significantly associated with depression (F=2.17, p=.073, F=0.86. p=.462), the change of exercise (F=25.91. p=.055, F=20.34. p=.061), and dietary habits (F=12.96. p=.677, F=11.29. p=.505). The related factors affecting the change of exercise behavior were counter conditioning, self efficacy, eating behavior, and helping relationship, including 30.4% R-square. The related factor affecting the change of dietary habit was only eating behavior, including 20.0% R-square. Conclusion: This study can provide useful information to develop effective programs for the change of exercise and dietary habits considering university students' stages of change according to the transtheoretical model.
Career Choice of Male Nursing Students and Factors Influencing Their Career Choice
Jeong, Ki Su ; Ju, Hyeon Ok ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 22, issue 3, 2015, Pages 177~184
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.177
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to evaluate career choice of male nursing students and identify factors influencing their career choice. Methods: Subjects were 123 male nursing junior and senior students in B city, U city, and GN area. Career types were classified into a hospital nurse and a community nurse. Subjects were asked about 29 items of nurse image and 31 items of satisfaction on clinical practice. The collected data were analyzed by frequency, percentage, average and standard deviation, t-test,
-test, and logistic regression, using SPSS 21.0 program. Results: The percentage of career choice which subjects hoped when admitted into nursing universities consisted of hospital nurses of 77.2%, while the percentage changed to hospital nurses of 52.8% at the time of this survey. The nurse image represented as an influencing factor, and it was found that if nurse image score increased one unit, the hoping units of career type of hospital nurse increased 2.69 times. Conclusion: The educational institutions have to provide career education programs and information concerned to not only hospital nurses but also community nurses, and further studies on the positioning and expanding roles of community male nurses need to be conducted.
The Mediating Effect of Emotional Intelligence on the Relationship between Emotional Labor and Psychological Well-being of Clinical Nurses
Kang, Su-Mi ; Bae, Sun Hyoung ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 22, issue 3, 2015, Pages 185~194
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.185
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the mediator or moderator effect of clinical nurses' emotional intelligence on the relationship between the emotional labor and psychological well-being. Methods: Data was collected from 240 nurses in tertiary hospitals located in B city using structured questionnaires. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficient and hierarchical multiple regression using the SPSS program. Results: Clinical nurses' emotional intelligence had a significant correlation with emotional labor (r=-.13, p=.039) and psychological well-being (r=.52, p<.001). Also, clinical nurses' emotional intelligence showed mediating effects between the emotional labor and psychological well-being. However, emotional intelligence did not show moderating effects. Conclusion: The results of this study show that the clinical nurses' emotional intelligence has an important influence on nurses' emotional labor and psychological well-being. This finding points to the importance of emotional intelligence to increase psychological well-being and suggests that the hospital should develop education and training programs to enhance nurses' emotional intelligence and promote clinical nurses' psychological well-being.
Influence of Interpersonal relation and Job Stress on Nursing Performance of Male Nurses
Cho, Mi-Kyoung ; Kim, Chul-Gyu ; Mo, Hyeong-Jung ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 22, issue 3, 2015, Pages 195~204
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.195
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of interpersonal relation and job stress on nursing performance among male nurses. Methods: This study was cross-sectional descriptive one. The data were collected from self-administered questionnaires by 110 male nurses members affiliated with the Korean Man Nurses Association. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, one way ANOVA with Duncan test, Pearson correlation, and stepwise multiple regression with the SPSS/WIN 21.0. Results: The average scores of interpersonal relation, job stress, and nursing performance were respectively 3.64, 3.10, 3.63. Nursing performance was high in married, good health condition, manager, and high salary among male nurses. Nursing performance showed significant positive correlation with interpersonal relation (p<.001), and a significant negative correlation with job stress (p=.010). Influencing factors of nursing performance among male nurses were interpersonal relation, health status, total duration of career, position, and the adjusted
of the regression model was 42%. Conclusion: The results suggest that we need to develop a training program to improve the nursing performance of the male nurses.
Job Analysis of the Nurses Who Work in Customized Visiting Health Care Services using DACUM Technique
Nam, Hye Kyung ; Cho, Kyung Sook ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 22, issue 3, 2015, Pages 205~218
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.205
Purpose: This study was performed to analyze the visiting nurses' job using Developing a curriculum (DACUM). Methods: The DACUM committee with 6 visiting nurses participated in the workshop. In this workshop, the visiting nurses role was defined and their duties and tasks were identified. After content validation via the experts, the pilot test was conducted to 78 nurses. Results: A total of 13 duties and 82 tasks were identified on the DACUM chart which represented the importance, difficulty, and frequency of tasks with alphabet A, B, and C as its higher degree. Regarding duties, 'visiting nursing for high risk group' is the highest, while the lowest was 'public welfare events'. Regarding to tasks, 'discovering a new patient' was the highest, while 'selecting patients and offering medical supplies (nutritional supplement, patch)' was the lowest one. Conclusion: The results showed that visiting nurses working in the visiting health care service center were doing more various duties and tasks than those working according to 'Act on Long-term Care Insurance for the Aged'. The results can be used to develop training programs for visiting nurses and evaluation-scale of their job performance.
Relationships among Dietary Compliance, Nutritional Status and Stages of Disease in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis
Yun, Mi-Jeong ; Min, Hye Sook ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 22, issue 3, 2015, Pages 219~227
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.219
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the degree of dietary compliance, nutritional status, and stages of disease in patients with liver cirrhosis and to identify the relationships among those variables. Methods: This study used a cross-sectional design and conducted a survey of 100 patients who were treated at D-university hospital in Busan. For data analysis, descriptive statistics and Pearson's correlation coefficients were performed using SPSS/WINdow 20.0 program. Results: The mean score of dietary compliance was 3.50 in the a 5-point scale. Stage of disease was significantly correlated with dietary compliance (r=.20, p=.048), and protein as one of nutritional status (r=-.44, p<.001). Conclusion: These findings suggest that dietary compliance of patients with liver cirrhosis can have an influence on prognosis of disease. Therefore, patients should be encouraged to improve dietary compliance from the early stage of liver cirrhosis.
Predictors of Maintenance of Physical Activity among Hypertensive Older Adults in Korea
Choi, Jin Yi ; Chang, Ae Kyung ; Lee, Eunju ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 22, issue 3, 2015, Pages 228~235
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.228
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine factors related with the maintenance of physical activity in Korean old adults with hypertension based on the social cognitive theory. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 300 old adults with hypertension from five public health centers in Korea was conducted using a self-reported questionnaire. Participants were designated as "maintainer" or "discontinuer" based on the reports to the Stages of Readiness to exercise Questionnaire. Results: One hundred seventeen participants (39%) were designated as maintainers. The predictors of the maintenance of physical activity were gender (OR=3.19, p=.049), education (OR=3.50, p=.049), outcome expectation (OR=1.21, p<.001), self-efficacy (OR=.22, p=.007), and physical activity planning (OR=1.19, p=.002). Conclusion: Findings from this study suggest that nursing interventions to improve the maintenance of physical activity in the hypertensive elderly should focus on increasing outcome expectation, self-efficacy, and physical activity planning strategies especially on the female elderly with lower education level.
Factors Influencing Physical Activity in Elderly Women at Senior Citizen Centers
Seo, Kyung Hee ; Eun, Young ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 22, issue 3, 2015, Pages 236~244
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.236
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate physical activity of elderly women at senior citizen centers and to identify factors influencing physical activity. Methods: The study was conducted from February 22 to April 20, 2013 for 200 elderly women at senior citizen centers in J City. Levels of physical activity, cognitive function, and nutritional status were measured. Results: The total physical activity amount was
MET-min. The average cognitive function score was
, and the average nutritional status score was
. There were significant relationships among physical activity, cognitive function, and nutritional status. In addition, there were significant differences of groups of physical activity by levels of cognitive function and nutritional status. Cognitive function, nutritional status, and age were significantly associated with level of physical activity in elderly women. Conclusion: The results showed many older women were doing moderate physical activity. Physical activity was associated with cognitive function and nutritive conditions. Integrated health promotion program needs to be implemented to increase physical activity level, the cognitive function, and nutritive conditions in elderly women.
Using Intervention Mapping to Develop a Community-based Disease Self-management Support Program for Patients with Osteoarthritis
Ahn, Yang Heui ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 22, issue 3, 2015, Pages 245~257
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.245
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to apply intervention mapping (IM) to develop a community-based disease self-management support program for patients with osteoarthritis. Methods: IM was applied as follows: i) a needs assessment has been carried out by a literature review, survey and interview with osteoarthritis patients; ii) on the basis of the needs assessment, identification of expected outcomes and change objectives for the target population; iii) selection of theory-based methods and practical applications to influence self-management and the determinants of behavior; iv) design of the intervention by developing activities and materials such as osteoarthritis self-management guide and smart patient pocket book. The activities were integrated into an existing healthcare activities; v) implementation and evaluation plan has been developed. Results: The program is aimed at improving health status through activating patients by a patient-centered and tailored intervention for patients with osteoarthritis; consists of 8 sessions with coaching and cognitive emotional psychological skills; includes smart patient, communication, osteoarthritis, medication adherence, pain control, depressive mood control, physical activity and healthy diet. Conclusion: The IM is a systematic and feasible method for developing the program. The next step is to evaluate the impact of the intervention on activation, and health status.