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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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Effects of Nei-Guan Acupressure on Chemotherapy-related Nausea, Vomiting, and Anorexia in Patients with Lung Cancer
Seong, Yeon-Sil ; Cho, Eui-Young ; Lee, Young-Suk ; Yang, Hye-Lim ; Lee, Hwa-Jung ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 16, issue 1, 2010, Pages 1~10
Purpose: This study tested the effects of Nei-Guan acupressure on nausea, vomiting, and anorexia of lung cancer patients on chemotherapy. Methods: A nonequivalent control group pre-post test design was used to identify the effect of Nei-Guan acupressure on nausea, vomiting, and anorexia of lung cancer patients on chemotherapy. The participants were 60 patients who were admitted to a hospital for chemotherapy from February 1 to October 28, 2009. The patients were randomly assigned to the control group (n=30) or experimental group (n=30). The data were analyzed using Mann-Whitney test. Results: Nausea, vomiting, and anorexia were significantly decreased in the experiment group compared to the control group on the day of discharge from the hospital. However, the levels of nausea, vomiting, and anorexia between two groups were not statistically significant seven days after the discharge. Conclusions: Nei-Guan acupressure is effective in decreasing nausea, vomiting and anorexia of the patients with lung cancer on chemotherapy on the on the day of the discharge while the effectiveness is not certain 7 days after the discharge. Further study is needed to confirm these findings.
Meta-analysis of Hypertension-related Nursing Intervention Programs
So, Eun-Sun ; Lee, In-Sook ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 16, issue 1, 2010, Pages 11~18
Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of hypertension-related nursing intervention programs and their effects on systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Methods: Fifteen studies were selected from four databases (Korean studies, Riss4U, RICHIS, and JKAN) published as of 2009. They were analyzed by meta-analysis method. The selected studies contained a control group with pre-test and post-test design, measured blood pressure as a dependent variable, and used a reported statistical value for blood pressure to measure the size of effects. Results: The hypertension-related nursing intervention programs were relatively effective in lowering both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, although they were more efficient to decrease diastolic pressure. Among the hypertension-related intervention programs, complementary and alternative therapies were more effective in lowering blood pressure compared to lifestyle change intervention. Conclusions: To acquire substantial data of intervention effects, and complementary and alternative therapy, subjects in pre-hypertensive stage, and elderly people, better industrial and scholastic research methods need to be developed for future research. Further studies are needed to establish complementary and alternative therapies. Studies with different group of participants and studies using effective research design are in need as well.
Relationship among Yangsaeng, Activities of Daily Living, and Physical Function in Korean Elders
Wang, Myoung-Ja ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 16, issue 1, 2010, Pages 19~25
Purpose: This study was conducted to identify relationships among Yangsaeng, activities of daily living (ADL), and physical activity in the elderly in Korea. Methods: A total of 257 subjects (ranged 60-88 yr of age) was recruited through convenient sampling. Data were collected with a self-reported questionnaire from March 2 through 25, 2009. Collected data were analyzed with SPSS/PC WIN 15.0. Results: The level of Yangsaeng was significantly different according to the level of health recognition (p<.05). The level of ADL was differed significantly according to age, successful aging, cohabitation, and health recognition. Physical activity was also significantly different according to age, educational level, cohabitation, (r=.385; p<.05) and health cognition (p<.05). The level of Yangsaeng was significantly correlated with ADL (r=.448) and physical activity (r=.385; p<.05). Conclusions: These findings help in understanding the health status of community-dwelling elders and suggest that promoting the Yangsaeng can be an effective intervention as a health promotion program for the elderly in Korea.
Mediation Effect of Clinical Practice Satisfaction in the Relationship between Nursing Students' Powerlessness and Nursing Image
Lee, Kyung-Hee ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 16, issue 1, 2010, Pages 26~34
Purpose: This study investigated how powerlessness of nursing students influenced their clinical practice satisfaction and nursing image, and how clinical practice satisfaction mediates the relationship between powerlessness and nursing image. Methods: A descriptive research design was used. Data were collected from 107 junior nursing students. Data were analyzed using SPSS WIN 12.0. Results: Powerlessness and clinical practice satisfaction influenced nursing image. Clinical practice satisfaction provided complete mediation between powerlessness and nursing image. Conclusions: Nursing students need to reduce their powerlessness and increase clinical practice satisfaction to enhance their image of nursing.
Effect of Humorous Video Tape on Depression and Stress Response in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
Shin, Bong-Ja ; Kim, Hye-Soon ; Lee, Myung-Hee ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 16, issue 1, 2010, Pages 35~43
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to identify the effect of humorous video on the depression and stress responses in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Methods: The quasi-experimental study was designed with a nonequivalent control group pre-post test. Research participants were assigned to a treatment group (n=23) and a control group (n=21). Treatment was watching humorous video tapes 30 min each time, three times a week. The depression level and state anxiety level were assessed using a questionnaire. Cortisol was measured by a blood test. The data were analyzed using
-test, and t-test. Results: Depression and anxiety were decreased significantly in the treatment group. Conclusions: Humorous video tape could be a usefull tool at home and clinical setting as a nursing intervention to decrease depression and anxiety among the patients on hemodialysis.
Effect of Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Education for Postoperative Patients
Jeon, Hye-Won ; Kim, Boon-Han ; Lee, Soon-Woo ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 16, issue 1, 2010, Pages 44~52
Purpose: The study examined the effects of preoperative patient controlled analgesia (PCA) education on postoperative pain, knowledge of PCA, and attitude toward pain medication. Methods: The participants were patients who underwent surgery in H University Hospital,and were assigned to PCA group (experiment group, n=30) or the control group (n=30). Results: Knowledge of PCA and positive attitude toward pain medication were higher in the experiment group than in the control group. Postoperative pain scores in the experiment group were significantly lower than those in the control group at 48 and 72 hr after surgery, but there was no significant difference at 24 hr after surgery. The experiment group had more positive attitudes on the medication than the control group. Conclusions: Preoperative PCA education could be an effective nursing intervention for pain management of patients after surgery.
Exploratory Study on Scales of Nursing Education Outcome
Lee, Hyang-Yeon ; Oh, Ka-Sil ; Ahn, Yang-Heui ; Lee, Sook-Ja ; Kim, In-Ja ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 16, issue 1, 2010, Pages 53~60
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify and evaluate outcome measurement scales of nursing education such as communication, professionalism, leadership, and critical thinking. Methods: A methodological study design was used to evaluate the reliability and validity of the scales. Survey was done to the students (n=407) enrolled in baccalaureate nursing schools. Using convenience sampling method, we tried to include all grades of students. Internal consistency, convergent validity and group comparison were used to evaluate the reliability and validity of the scales. Results: All scales were reliable and valid. Only convergent validity of the scale to measure critical thinking was relatively low. It suggested that critical thinking skill and disposition might be measured separately. Also it was inefficient to measure the nursing education outcomes with separate scales. Conclusions: It is recommended to develop a new integrative scale to measure nursing education outcomes. Also it is necessary to set the norm of nursing students to evaluate nursing education outcomes for the quality control of nursing education.
A Correlational Study of Job Stress, Drinking and Smoking of Local Government Staffs
Kim, Eun-Joo ; Lim, Ji-Young ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 16, issue 1, 2010, Pages 61~69
Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify the correlation among job stress, drinking, and smoking of local government staff. Methods: The participants of this study were 205 government staffs working in a local government office. The data were collected by self-report using questionnaires from March 2 to April 30, 2009. The data were analyzed using t-test, Chisquare test, ANOVA, and Man-Whitney test. Results: Physical stress was the highest in job stress components. Majority of the participants (96%) had drinking experiences more than once per month. 25.4% of respondents reported they drank more than 10 glasses each time. Smoking was habitual in 36.6% of the subjects and 28% of subjects had participation in a smoking cessation program. Respondents who reported high job stress had a longer history of smoking. Conclusions: Job stress was highly associated with drinking and smoking. Stress control programs and smoking and alcohol cessation/moderation programs could be beneficial for the health of government staffs.
Nursing Students' Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids in Clinical Practicum
Park, Jin-Hee ; Chon, Hyung-Ku ; Jeong, Seung-Hee ; Hwang, Jeong-Hwan ; Lee, Chang-Seop ; Lee, Heung-Bum ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 16, issue 1, 2010, Pages 70~75
Purpose: Nursing students face constant threats of blood-borne infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C during their clinical rotation period. This study was done to determine the frequency and risk of the exposure to blood and body fluids. Methods: The data was collected using a questionnaire. Ninety eight junior & senior nursing students were participated in this study. Results: 75.6% of the participants reported more than once during practicum. The exposure occurred most frequently while checking the blood glucose (65.3%). The general ward (45.3%) was the most frequent site for the occurrence of the exposure. However, only eight cases (10.7%) were reported to the medical or nursing personnel in charge. Conclusions: This study shows nursing students are in a great risk of the exposure to blood & body fluid. The risk is highest in the general ward during checking the blood glucose. Thorough education on preventive measures, should be provided to nursing students prior to clinical practium.
Effect of Self-efficacy and Yangsaeng on Quality of Life in Hemodialysis Patients
Hur, Jung ; Kim, Ae-Jung ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 16, issue 1, 2010, Pages 76~83
Purpose: The study was done to identify the effects of self-efficacy and Yansaeng on quality of life (QOL) of 208 renal hemodialysis patients in Korea. Methods: This study employed a descriptive correlation design. Data were collected by self-report questionnaire. The questionnaires consisted of self-efficacy, Yansaeng, and quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF). Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe test, Pearson's correlation coefficient, Cronbach's a, and multiple regression. Results: The self-efficacy was significantly correlated with exercise while Yangsaeng had significant correlation with age and exercise. QOL was significantly influenced by gender, cause of disease, and exercise. Self-efficacy and Yangsaeng positively correlated to QOL. Self-efficacy and Yangsaeng influenced on QOL in 34.9% of the hemodialysis patients. Conclusions: QOL of hemodialysis patients was influenced by self-efficacy and Yangsaeng, which can be utilized as a beneficial nursing intervention.