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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 18, Issue 2 - Dec 2012
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Relationships between the Level of Awareness of Dental Hygiene and Practice of Dental Hygiene in Pregnant Women
Sung, Mi-Hae ; Ha, Mung Jin ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 18, issue 2, 2012, Pages 53~58
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationships between the level of awareness of dental hygiene and practice of dental hygiene in pregnant women. Methods: This study was conducted through a survey on 170 pregnant women who visited obstetric clinics in five the general hospitals in B city and K city. The data were collected by self-reporting questionnaires and analysed by the SPSS WIN 17.0 program using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple regression. Results: The mean score of awareness of dental hygiene was 97.4. The mean score of practice of dental hygiene was 122.8. Education levels have a significant effect on practice of dantal hygiene. A significant positive correlation between awareness of dental hygiene and practice of dental hygiene was found. Conclusion: It is suggestive that effective educational programs are in need to increase the level of practice of dental hygiene and level of awareness of dental hygiene.
Effects of Kangaroo Care on Physiological Marker of Preterm Infant in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Lee, Sang Bok ; Shin, Hye Sook ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 18, issue 2, 2012, Pages 59~65
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Kangaroo Care (KC) on physiological marker of preterm infant in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Methods: The research design was a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest. Data were collected from July 1, 2007 to February 29, 2008. The participants were 26 people of experimental group and 27 people of control group. KC was applied three times per day, for a total ten times of 4 days to the experimental group. Results: There was significant difference between experimental and control groups on the skin temperature on of preterm infants. The skin temperature in the intervention group was significantly higher than in the control group. Conclusion: Kangaroo care can be applied as a supportive nursing intervention to preterm infant at neonatal intensive care unit.
The Effect of Aroma Inhalation Therapy on Fatigue and Sleep in Nurse Shift Workers
Park, Sihyun ; Park, Kyung-Sook ; Ko, Ye-Jung ; Lee, Bo-Young ; Yang, Hee Soon ; Park, Hyun-Jung ; Woo, Young-Hwa ; Lee, Jae-Yeon ; Park, Da-Hye ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 18, issue 2, 2012, Pages 66~73
Purpose: This study examines the effect of aroma inhalation therapy with lavender and rosewood essential oils for alleviating fatigue and enhancing quality of sleep in nurse shift workers. Methods: The data were collected from November 9th to 27th in 2009 at four hospitals located in Seoul. Total 60 nurses who started their night-shift works were chosen for the study and allocated to either experimental group or control group. The experimental group had had aroma inhalation therapy with lavender and rosewood for 2 weeks and was compared the level of fatigue and quality of sleep with those of the control group. Results: Significant differences were shown between the experimental group and the control group. After 2 weeks, the nurses in experimental group reported significantly lower level of fatigue and higher quality of sleep compared to the nurses in control group. Conclusion: Therefore, aroma inhalation therapy by using lavender and rosewood essential oils can be an effective intervention for relieving the level of fatigue and enhancing quality of sleepf for nurse shift workers.
Effects of Lavender Fragrance Inhalation Method on Sleep, Depression and Stress of Institutionalized Elderly
Ko, Ye Jung ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 18, issue 2, 2012, Pages 74~80
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of Lavender inhalation on sleep, depression and stress of institutionalized elderly. Methods: The methods used in the study follows a non-equivalent pre- and post-test design. 39 institutionalized elderly were recruited using a convenient sampling method that assigned them to the experimental or the control group. The experimental group were then provided with essential Lavender oil, as part of the aroma inhalation intervention, to inhale before sleeping for 7 days. The collected data were analysed with SPSS 18.0 (windows program), using frequency percentage (%), a Chi-square test and an independent t-test. Results: The results were that the experimental group had significantly higher sleep status scores(t=5.195, p=.000), and lower depression scores (t=-5.479, p=.000), physical stress scores (t=-5.741, p=.000) and psychological stress scores (t=-4.233, p=.000) than those in the control group. Conclusion: This study suggests that aroma inhalation, as part of aroma therapy, be applied and comprehensively adopted as a method of nursing intervention for improvement of sleep, depression and stress for institutionalized elderly.
Job Satisfaction and Influential Factors of Clinical Nurses
Kim, Mi Hee ; Jeong, Mi Young ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 18, issue 2, 2012, Pages 81~87
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to study the job satisfaction and influential factors of clinical nurses. Methods: Data were collected using questionaires from 323 nurses who were working at hospitals located in M city. For data analysis, t-test, ANOVA, Duncan test, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression were used. Results: The means of self-esteem, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction were 3.01, 3.23, and 3.04, respectively. There were statistically significant correlations among self-esteem, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction. Significant predictors of job satisfaction were organizational commitment and education opportunity. These two factors accounted for 50.9% of variance in job satisfaction of the nurses. Organizational commitment was the most influential variable. Conclusion: In rapidly changing environments, hospital system has been transformed into a highly complex and specialized structure. To manage human resources and reduce turnover rates, it is necessary to develop a strategy for nurses to improve the levels of self-esteem, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction.
Mediating Effect of Satisfaction in Major on the Relationship between Nursing Students' Self-Efficacy and Nurse's Image
No, Ji-Yeong ; Park, Su-Jin ; Bae, Do-Yi ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 18, issue 2, 2012, Pages 88~94
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine self-efficacy, satisfaction in major, nurse's image of nursing students, and mediating effect of satisfaction in major on the relationship between self-efficacy and nurse's image. Methods: Data were collected from 4th to the 7th of October in 2011, from 277 nursing students in Gyeongnam area using questionnaire, t-test, ANOVA, and correlation efficient were used for data analysis. Results: There were statistically positive relationships between self-efficacy, satisfaction in major, and nurse's image of nursing students. Satisfaction in major was found to completely mediate the relationship between self-efficacy and nurse's image. Conclusion: Self-efficacy exerted an influence on nurse's image through the mediating effect of satisfaction in major.
Development of a Computerized Telephone Triage and Consultation System for Patients Discharged with Ophthalmic Disease
Lee, Hyun Jung ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 18, issue 2, 2012, Pages 95~103
Purpose: This methodological study was done to develop a computerized telephone triage and consultation system for patients discharged with ophthalmic disease in order to provide more efficient practice guidelines for nurses, and evaluate the usability of the system. Methods: Development of the system consisted of six phases: strategic planning, analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, modification, and maintenance. Results: In the strategic planning phase, ophthalmic problems and nursing interventions of triage algorithms and practice guidelines were cross-mapped with the Omaha system. In the analysis phase, users requirements were identified. Then infrastructure including database, nursing knowledge base, and user interface were designed in the implementation phase. Usability and satisfaction of the system presented as very positive. Telephone consultation took about 2 minutes less than time in the previous system. The system was modified based on users' comments during the evaluation phase. Conclusion: This study was the first attempt in Korea to develop computerized triage system to prompt the quality of telephone consultation. It is suggestive that the computerized triage system may improve the quality of nursing.
A Study on the Relationship between Health Promotion Behavior and Aggression among Teenagers
Choi, Hee Jung ; Yoo, Jang Hak ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 18, issue 2, 2012, Pages 104~110
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between health promotion behavior and aggression among teenagers. Methods: This was a descriptive study. The survey participants were 502 teenagers. Data was collected from September 7 to October 5, 2009. The data was analyzed using descriptive analysis, independent-samples t-test, ANOVA, and stepwise multiple regression. Results: The average age of participants was 14.4. Fourty eight percent of participants were male, 67.3% were middle-class house, 23.1% were above overweight, 6.3% were daily smoker, 43.5% were occasional drinker. Age was found to have a statistically negative correlation with health promotion behavior, while having positive correlation with aggression. There were significant differences in teenagers' health promotion behavior and aggression according to their smoking and drinking experiences. Personal regression was identified as the most powerful predictor of teenager's aggression. Personal relationship, nutrition accounted for 15.7% of the variance. Conclusion: It is necessary to consider a program related to teenager's health promotion for reduction of their aggression level.
The Effects of Neurofeedback Training on Brain Function Quotient of Elderly with Long-term Care Insurance Service
Youn, Mee Kyung ; Hyun, Kyung Sun ; Park, Pyung Woon ; Lee, Kuang Shim ; Jeong, Dong Lye ; Lee, Jung Eun ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 18, issue 2, 2012, Pages 111~119
Purpose: Recently, Neurofeedback training system that based on biofeedback of brain wave was introduced. This study was performed to identify the effects of the improvement of brain function by Neurofeedback training on elders(the 2nd or 3rd grade of long-term care insurance services). Methods: A quasi-experimental design using a nonequivalent control group, pre-post test was used. Total 11 elderly were enrolled in this study (experimental group 5, control group 6). The intervention was conducted 3 times a week for 30 minutes from January to June, 2012 (total 60 times). Chi-square test and Mann-Whitney U-test were used to analyze the data. Results: After the Neurofeedback intervention, attention quotient (AQ), anti-stress quotient (ASQ), emotion quotient (EQ) and brain quotient (BQ) of the experimental group were significantly better than those of the control group. Conclusion: The findings indicate that the Neurofeedback training program was effective in reducing fatigue by AQ, increasing the physical and mental stress resistance by ASQ, emotional balance by EQ and improving of total brain function by BQ. Therefore Neurofeedback training be used as an effective training intervention for the health of elderly in geriatric facility.
Eating Patterns and Physical Activities according to Obesity of Female Middle School Students
Han, Ae Kyung ; Yoon, Heun Keung ; Cho, Yoon Hee ; Park, Jeong Mo ; Kim, Mi-Won ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 18, issue 2, 2012, Pages 120~128
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyse eating patterns and physical activities according to obesity of female middle school students in Korea. Methods: The 2010 Korea Youth Risk Behavior Survey (KYRBS) data was used for analysis. The subjects of this study were 11,996 female middle school students (10,118 normal weight and 1,778 overweight). The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, independent t-test, and
-test. Results: The findings of this study Indicated that 52.1% of the normal weight group did efforts to lose weight, whereas 60.1% of the overweight groups did. The most common way of reducing body weight was 'reducing food intake', followed by 'regular exercise', 'taking diet supplements' and 'fasting'. Among the entire groups of respondents, 54.6% did not receive dietary education at school over the past year. In addition, 18.8% in normal weight group and 17.0% in overweight group had never receive physical education at school over the past year. Conclusion: The health provider should enhance the school based dietary education and physical education programs for the promotion of adolescents' health status and healthy behaviors.