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Journal of East-West Nursing Research
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East-west Nursing Research Institute,Kyung Hee University
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Volume 13, Issue 2 - Dec 2007
Volume 13, Issue 1 - Jun 2007
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Effects of Hand Acupuncture for Relieving Abdominal Pain in the Middle School Students
Kang, Hyun-Sook ; Cho, Kyoul-Ja ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 13, issue 1, 2007, Pages 5~12
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of hand acupuncture on relieving of abdominal pain. Method: Fifty-five middle school students who complained abdominal pain were selected as subjects. There were 35 students in the experimental group while 20 students were in the control group. Convenience assignment was used. The experimental group received hand acupuncture treatment which was to puncture corresponding points (epigastric pain A8, A12, A16, K9, F4, E42; lower abdominal pain A1, A4, A6, A8, J1, H2) on both the palm and the back of a hand with disposable acupuncture needles, and then to remove them after a 20-30min. recess during the subjects was in supine position on a bed. Result: Degree of subjective pain decreased statistically in the experimental as compared to the control group. No statistical significant differences were found in objective pain and comfort between experimental and control group. Conclusion: These findings indicate that hand acupuncture is an effective method for reducing abdominal pain. Therefore, hand acupuncture could be considered as an independent nursing intervention for abdominal pain reduction.
Knowledge and Attitudes of Nurses Toward Elderly
Kim, Kwuy-Bun ; Lim, Jung-Bin ; Sok, So-Hyune R. ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 13, issue 1, 2007, Pages 13~21
Purpose: This study was to investigate the knowledge and attitude of nurses who play a significant role in taking care of the aged. Method: The research surveyed 132 nurses working at care facilities for the aged in Seoul, Gyeonggi province, Daejeon, and Jeju.. Measures were knowledge scale and attitude scale. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 12.0. Result: First, the mean of knowledge of nurses was 16.45 (0.463), which was high in the knowledge (66%). The mean of attitude was 2.71 (0.764), which was in the neutral range. Second, There was no correlations between the knowledge and the attitude of nurses toward the aged. Third, (1) The degree of knowledge was significantly different according to age, educational backgrounds, clinical experiences, hospitals they work for, how they acquired the knowledge, and whether they took the GNP course. (2) The degree of attitude was significantly different according to age, departments they work for, how they acquired the knowledge, and whether they took the GNP course. Conclusion: As a result, this study could show that nurses are taking a greater interest in the aged, which reflects the social interest in the aged following the rapid growth of the aged population.
Comparison of Job Satisfaction, Commitment to Organization, Nursing Organization Culture and Job Experience between National/Public Hospital Nurses and Private Hospital Nurses
Kim, Mi-Jeong ; Han, Sang-Sook ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 13, issue 1, 2007, Pages 22~30
Purpose: This study was to analyze the differences of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, nursing organization culture and intention of separation between national/public and private hospital nurses and thereby, provide for some basic data useful to effective management of nursing human resources and improve the organizational performances. Method: The researcher sampled 464 clinical nurses working for 4 national/public hospitals and the same number of private hospitals in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. The data collected from the questionnaire survey were statistically processed using the SPSS PC 12.0 program for
-test, T-test and ANCOVA. Result: 1) There was found no significant difference of job satisfaction scores between national/public hospitals and private hospitals. 2) National/public hospital nurses scored significantly higher than private hospital nurses on the organizational commitment scale. 3) There was no significant difference of nursing organization culture scores between national/public hospitals and private hospitals. 4) In the area of job experience, national/public hospital nurses scored lower than private hospital nurses, but such a difference was not significant. Conclusion: Difference between two groups was significant only in the area of organizational commitment. In terms of sub-areas, the difference between two groups was significant in professionalism conducive to job satisfaction.
The Influence of Internal Marketing Factors on Organizational Citizenship Behavior of Nurses - Mediation Effect of Job Satisfaction -
Chang, Kyung-Wha ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 13, issue 1, 2007, Pages 31~39
Purpose: This study was to identify the influence of internal marketing factors on organizational citizenship behavior of nurses based on the mediate variable of job satisfaction. Method: Structured questionnaires were used with a convenience sample of 267 subjects working at 2 hospitals which have more than 500beds. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, ANOVA, Scheffe test, Pearson's correlation and multiple regression. Result: Empowerment(
= .395) and compensation(
= -.232) among the internal marketing factors had significant influences on organizational citizenship behaviors. However, job satisfaction(
= .266) showed a mediate variable between compensation and organizational citizenship behaviors. Conclusion: This result indicates that empowerment and job satisfaction are important factors in predicting organizational citizenship behavior of nurses in hospitals. Thus it would be necessary to include this two factors in inhencing production of a nursing unit.
Influencing Factors on Health-Promotion Lifestyle of Nurses
Jeon, Eun-Young ; Choi, So-Ra ; Han, Sang-Sook ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 13, issue 1, 2007, Pages 40~47
Purpose: This study has been attempted in order to confirm the factors that affect the healthpromotion lifestyle of nurses. Method: Data was collected by questionnaires from 324 nurses at 5 university hospitals located in Seoul. The instrument tools utilized in this study was health-promotion lifestyle, perceived health status, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, self-efficacy, and social support, and validity and reliability of the tool have been verified with literature studies and pre-study examinations. The collected data have been analyzed using SPSS PC 12 program. Result: The factors that affect health-promotion lifestyle of nurses were perceived health status (
= .320), self-efficacy (
= .248), social support (
= .139), perceived benefits (
= .207), and age (
= .089), that altogether explained 41.1%. Conclusion: It has been confirmed that th regression equation model of this research may serve as a health- promotion lifestyle prediction factors in nurses.
The Relations among ADL, Self-efficacy, and Life Satisfaction of Elderly Institution Residents
Oh, Hye-Kyung ; Lee, Su-Kyung ; Sok, So-Hyune R. ; Kim, Kwuy-Bun ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 13, issue 1, 2007, Pages 48~56
Purpose: This is a descriptive research to examine the levels of ADL, self efficacy, and life satisfaction of elderly institution residents, and the relations among the factors. Method: Data were collected through a questionnaire survey of elders aged over 65 at nursing homes in 9 areas throughout the country. Measures were the physical function scale, the general self efficacy scale, and LSI Z. Collected data were analyzed using SAS/PC11.0. Result: First, the mean levels of ADL, self efficacy, and life satisfaction were 2.83 (0.85), 2.79 (0.63), and 1.18 (0.42). Second, the relations among three factors were showed positive correlations. Third, (1) The level of ADL was statistically significantly different according to health condition, religious activity, volunteer activity, and friend meeting. (2) The level of self efficacy was statistically significantly different according to health condition, source of help, religious activity, volunteer activity, friend meeting, and elderly school & senior center. (3) The level of life satisfaction was statistically significantly different according to health condition, source of help, religious activity, volunteer activity, friend meeting, and elderly school & senior center. Conclusion: Conclusively, it is required to enhance ADL and self-efficacy in order to improve elderly institution residents’ life satisfaction.
Sexual Attitude and Sexual Behavior of the Chinese-Korean University Students
Park, Soon-Bok ; Cho, Kyoul-Ja ; Lee, Myung-Hee ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 13, issue 1, 2007, Pages 57~65
Purpose: This study was conducted to explore sexual attitude, sexual behavior and the related factors in chinese-Korean university students. Method: A self-administered questionnaire with cross-sectional design was used. Participants were 271 Chinese undergraduate students in one university in Jilin, China. Correlation coefficiency and t-test were used to find the relationships and to compare sexual attitude and sexual behavior and related factors. Result: Although sexual attitude of participants was moderate, they were more likely to be engaged in sexual behavior. The strong relationship between sexual attitude and sexual behavior suggested that those who have a permissive sexual attitude were more likely to have engaged in sexual behavior. The participants who responded that their parents have a less permissive attitude about sexual activity were less likely to be engaged in sexual behavior. There were significant relationships between sexual behavior and other variables, such as dating, experience of sexual activity, smoking and grades. Conclusion: Students who have a higher score of sexual attitude and had an experience of sexual activity were more likely to be at higher risk of being sexually.