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Journal of muscle and joint health
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Volume 8, Issue 2 - Nov 2001
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Needs of Instructors for Developing Self-Help and Aquatic Exercise Programs of Korean Rheumatology Health Professionals Society
Lee, Eun-Ok ; Suh, Moon-Ja ; Kim, Keum-Soon ; Kang, Hyun-Sook ; Lim, Nan-Young ; Kim, Jong-Im ; Sohng, Kyeong-Yae ; Han, Sang-Sook ; Lee, Kyung-Sook ; Lee, In-Ock ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 8, issue 2, 2001, Pages 217~229
The purpose of this study is to analyze the needs of instructors for developing self-help and aquatic exercise programs of Korean Rheumatology Health Professionals Society (KRHPS). Data were collected by self-administered questionnaires via mail for 63 out of 248 certified instructors from KRHPS. Authors analyzed the data based upon following 3 criteria, 1) demographical data of the instructors, 2) content of the programs, 3) evaluation of arthritis self-help and aquatic exercise program. As a result, most of respondents satisfied with the two programs in general, but they need some modification of the program in partly. They need more information about practical method of exercise, complementary theray, and treatment of arthritis. Also they proposed developing more interesting exercise program which can be learn with ease and enjoyable. It is also suggested that developing new exercise program would be needed to improve adherence of exercise.
An Exploratory Study of Factors affecting on Adaptation to Uncertainty in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Yoo, Kyung-Hee ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 8, issue 2, 2001, Pages 230~249
This study was conducted to investigate the affecting factors on the adaptation to uncertainty in patients having rheumatoid arthritis. Subjects of the study constituted 222 patients who visited outpatient of rheumatic center in Seoul. Self report questionnaires were used to measure the variables affecting the adaptation to uncertainty. The variables affecting the adaptation to uncertainty were uncertainty, mastery, appraisal of danger, appraisal of opportunity, emotion focused coping, problem focused coping, pain, depression and activity of daily life(ADL). Reliability coefficients of these instruments were found Cronbach's
. In data analysis, SPSSWIN 10.0 program was utilized for descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation, and multiple regression analysis. The results were as follows. 1) The range of total pain scores was from 0 to 147 and the mean score of the pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients was 72.64. 2) The range of total depression scores was from 20 to 72 and the mean score of the depression in rheumatoid arthritis patients was 39.86. 3) The range of total ADL scores was from 22 to 80 and the mean score of the ADL in rheumatoid arthritis patients was 72.56. 4) Among the independent variables, significant factors to explain the adaptation to pain in patients were danger appraisal of uncertainty(p<.05) and emotion focused coping(p<.05). 5) Among the independent variables, significant factors to explain the adaptation to depression in patients were danger appraisal of uncertainty(p<.001), opportunity appraisal of uncertainty(p<.001) and mastery(p<.005). 6) Among the independent variables, significant factors to explain the adaptation to ADL in patients were mastery(p<.001) and danger appraisal of uncertainty(p<.05).
Prevalence, Patterns of Use, and Perceived Efficacy of Alternative Therapies in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lee, Eun-Nam ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 8, issue 2, 2001, Pages 250~261
Alternative therapy for rheumatoid arthritis has become worldwide phenomenon this decade without scientific validation. This study was undertaken to explore the prevalence, patterns of use, and perceived efficacy of alternative therapies by patients attending a rheumatology clinic. We conducted a crossectional survey of 142 RA patients with structured questionnaire at outpatient rheumatic clinic from July to August in 2001. Results of this study were summarized as follows : 1. 85.9% of subjects were woman. Mean age was 49.97years, duration of rheumatoid arthritis was 5.6years. Mean pain score was 5.29cm. 2. 74.6% of subjects perceived rheumatoid arthritis as a controllable disease. 31% of patients combined medical treatments with alternative therapies. 58.5% of patients perceived that combining medical treatments with alternative therapies is the most effective strategy in controlling disease. 3. 77.5% had used more than one alternative therapy since the diagnosis was made. The major reason of discontinuation of use was no effect for the treatment of their disease. 4. 34.5% were currently using an alternative therapies and 50.9% were going to use alternative therapies in future. 5. 42.7% reported that alternative therapies was effective and only 3.6% reported side effects. 6. The perceived effect score was 3.14cm in general expecially the physiological score 2.91cm, psychological score 4.16cm. In conclusion, our results demonstrate a high use of alternative therapies by rheumatoid arthritis patients. And the perceived effect score of physiological aspect was not higher than one of psychological aspect. Therefore it should be considered in education program for the use of alternative therapies.
A Study on Health Status of Arthritis Clients in Wonju City
Lee, Eun-Hee ; Choi, Sun-Ha ; Suh, Guil-Hee ; So, Ae-Young ; Lee, Kyung-Sook ; Choi, Jung-Sook ; Ko, Kyoung-Dug ; Kim, Myoung-Chon ; Park, Hyun-Ja ; Paek, Seung-Lee ; Ryu, Bo-Bby ; Yun, Hyun-Suk ; Lee, Ae-Ran ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 8, issue 2, 2001, Pages 262~277
The purpose of this study was to investigate the health status and to examine the relationship between health related variables of the clients with arthritis. This descriptive-correlational study was measured physical health status(pain, fatigue, physical disability, joint flexibility) and psycho-social health status(social function disability, self-efficacy, depression). The clients were consisted of 127 arthritis clients who were randomly selected from health center, 2 sub health center and 6 primary health care center in Wonju City. The data was collected from November 2000 to January 2001. The results of the study analyzed using a SPSS win were as follows: 1) The subjects' average age was 64.81 years old(female: 86.6%, male: 13.4%). 2) In physical health status, the average score of fatigue was 63 scores and pain was 69.77. Physical disability score was higher than total disability score. In psychosocial disability, housekeeping management disability score was higher than social function disability score. In psycho-social health status, the average score of self-efficacy was 70.86 and the subjects have higher level of depression, more than 20 scores. 3) On pain sites, almost of subjects complained of a knee joint pain. The waist, wrist, and shoulder joint pain were followed. The numbers of pain site were 8.3 per individuals. 4) The flexibility of knee and shoulder joint were lower than another joints. 5) Correlation with fatigue, pain, physical disability, social disability, self-efficacy and depression was revealed highly significant. We suggest that health promotion program considering our research results should be provided for arthritis clients in community level.
Reproducibility of Measures of Lumbar Spine, Hip and Whole Body BMD according to Longitudinal Physical Activity in Older Athletes
Jung, Youn-Soo ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 8, issue 2, 2001, Pages 278~286
With the aging of society a great deal of interest is being placed on the value of longitudinal data in evaluating physiological losses. We present data on test-one/test-two reliability and reproducibility for measures of training, bone density from a longitudinal study of master athletes. Fifty-two males (mean age at test
) and thirty-two females (
) were selected from the study population. Bone mineral density was determined using DEXA (Hologic 1500). The characteristics of the subjects are presented below as
. The data was imported into the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS 9.0, Chicago, IL). Paired t-tests were performed between visit 1 and visit 2 in subjects. Pearson correlations were performed. The results of this study indicate the measures of training history, body mass and bone density are reasonably stable and reproducible. We conclude that body composition and bone density parameters are stable and reproducible over time in active older subjects. Physiologic measures in master athletes are fairly stable, and reproducible over time Longitudinal studies investigating age-related changes in master athletes need to be conducted on a time schedule of greater than two years.
Level of Concern about Osteoporosis-related Factors, Life-style and Dietary intake of University and College Female Students
Kim, Young-Mi ; Kim, Myoung-Hee ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 8, issue 2, 2001, Pages 287~301
Osteoporosis is a age-related metabolic disorder. Currently there is no cure, but there are measures that can prevent or deter the development of osteoporosis. Futhermore lifestyle among risk factors of osteoporosis may be modifiable. Osteoporotic preventive health promotion behavior may be more effective at early adult when they make formation of peak bone mass. The purpose of this study is to identify the demographic variables, life-style and level of concern about osteohealth-related factors according to the health promotion behavior among university female students. The result are following: 1. The highest level of concern about osteoporosis-related factor is sufficient sleeping. 2. The highest level of dietary about osteoporosis-related factors are vegetable and fruit. 3. Level of concern about osteoporosis-related factors according to demographic variables are not significantly different, but dietary were significantly different in age, height and income. 4. Level of concern about osteoporosis-related factors according to lifestyle are significantly different in weekly hour of exercise and weight control, and dietary are significantly different in milk intake at elementary school and present. 5. Level of concern about osteoporosis-related factors have correlated positively with dietary. University and College female students who participated in this study have concerned middle at calcium intake and exercise, but two variables are significantly different in lifestyle and dietary. Because of two variables are modifiable, it should be regarded importantly in nursing domain. We suppose that preventive education of osteoporosis is necessary to reach peak bone mass and to maintain bone mass consistently among the University and College female students.
The Health Status of Arthritis Patients at Home in K City Using Aims 2 Instrument
Suh, Moon-Ja ; Kim, Keum-Soon ; Lee, Eun-Ok ; Noh, Kook-Hee ; Jheong, Seung-Hee ; Kim, Eun-Man ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 8, issue 2, 2001, Pages 302~322
This study was carried out in order to examine the health status of arthritis patients living in K city of southern part of Korea. The data were collected with AIMS2 instrument from 56 subjects who were asked to complete the questionnaire by the trained surveyor. The AIMS2 has been approved useful instrument for assessing the outcome of various treatments and programs in rheumatic diseases. The component variables of the AIMS2 are Mobility, Walking and Bending, Hand and finger function, Arm function, Self-care tasks, Household tasks, Social activity, Support from family and friends, Arthritis pain, Work, Mood, Level of tension, The total number of items of AIMS 2 are 78. The results are as follows: The average age of the subjects was 58 years old and no gender difference. The mean scores of the 12 sub-concepts of AIMS2 are 15.0 of mobility, 12.16 of walking and of bending, 9.32 of hand and finger function, 9.03 of arm function, 13.53 of self-care tasks, 10.19 of household tasks, 15.09 of social activity, 19.58 support from family and friends, 13.82 of arthritis pain, work, 14.85 of level of tension, 15.12 of mood. The Cronbach Cronbach
. is 0.72-91 for RA patients and 0.74-96 for OA patients. This results showed that the health status of Arthritis patients at home in K-city was almost not so serious, but the level of tension and mood were quite higher than the average score. Considering the results of this particular subjects, an appropriate rehabilitation program should be developed and implemented.