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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 21, Issue 2 - Nov 2015
Volume 21, Issue 1 - May 2015
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The Effect of Family Support, Self-efficacy, and Fatigue on the Quality of Life in Hemodialysis Patients
Lee, Young Hee ; Kim, Hye Sook ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 1~9
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.1.1
Purpose: This study was attempted to provide the foundations for the nursing intervention program that could improve hemodialysis patient's quality of life by examining influences of family support, self-efficacy and fatigue on quality of life among hemodialysis patients. Methods: We have surveyed 200 patients that aged 18 or older being diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and are receiving hemodialysis treatment in three general hospitals equipped more than 400 beds, one specialized dialysis clinics located in city M. Using the SPSS 17.0 windows program, gathered data were analyzed by number, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, ANOVA, Duncan, Pearson's correlation coefficients and multiple regression analysis. Results: We found the factors that had great influences on patient's quality of life were family support (
, t=2.18, p=.031), fatigue (
, t=-7.73, p<.001), and monthly income (
, t=2.36, p=.019). Explanatory power of this model was 49.6%. Conclusion: The quality of life of the hemodialysis patients on hemodialysis is affected by family support, fatigue, and monthly income. The higher monthly income, family support and the less fatigue, the more likely they can improve their quality of life.
Affecting Factors of Nursing Professionalism Perceived by Nursing Students
Ahn, Taesung ; Song, Young A ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 10~17
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.1.10
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate nursing professionalism and affecting factors of nursing professionalism in freshman nursing students. Methods: Pre and post-test study design was used to compare the differences of sutdy variables at the completion of a fundamental nursing course. A convenience sample of 164 were recruited. The date were collected from September 1st to December 1st in 2012. Results: The mean scores of the nursing professionalism were significantly increased from a pre-test (3.73) to post-test (3.93). The mean scores of the self-esteem were significantly increased from a pre-test (3.05) to post-test (3.13). Self-esteem and satisfaction with nursing were factors that affect nursing professionalism. Conclusion: Attention should be given to nursing education to cultivate nursing professionalism by improving self-esteem and satisfaction with nursing in nursing students.
A Study on Health Knowledge, Health Promoting Behavior and Needs for Healthcare Service in the Elderly in a Rural Area
Park, Mi Hui ; Choi, Eun Hee ; Choi, Kyung Sook ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 18~27
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.1.18
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between health knowledge and health promoting behavior in the elderly. Methods: The participants of this study were 114 men and women over 65 years at P-myeon, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Data were collected from March 1st to April 9th in 2011. The survey was carried out via the face to face interview using structured questionnaires. Results: Eighty nine percent of the participants responded that they were aware of the types of healthcare service. The most desirable service was 'long term care insurance system'. The average of health knowledge was 7.94 (
) out of 10 and average of health promoting behavior was 2.81 (
) out of 4. Health promoting behavior showed a positive correlation with health knowledge (r=.189, p=.044). Conclusion: The health promoting behavior in the elderly was related with health knowledge. Therefore, the enhancement of health knowledge is needed to improve health promoting behavior in the elderly. Education for self care and providing information for health care are needed for health maintenance and improvement in elderly. In addition, program development for providing health knowledge and nursing intervention for supporting health promoting behavior are in need.
Comparison of Health Behavior, Stress and Stress Coping Type between Undergraduate Nursing Students and Female Students in Other Majors
Kim, Hyun ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 28~35
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.1.28
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the stress and stress coping type between nursing students and female students in other majors. Methods: This study adopted a descriptive comparative design. Data were collected by interviews with 184 undergraduate nursing students at N university and 194 female students in other majors at S university in C city from May 15 to 30, 2014. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, Chi-square, and Pearson's correlation with SPSS/WIN 22.0 program. Results: There was a significant difference on health behavior between nursing students and female students in other majors. The nursing students had a higher stress score than female students in other majors. There was a significant correlation between some health behavior and stress coping type. Conclusion: Based on the results, health promoting programs and research should be developed considering stress and coping type of nursing students.
Factors Influencing Job Stress among Nurses Currently under Academic Credit Bank System
Choi, Sook Hee ; Byun, Eun Kyung ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 36~42
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.1.36
Purpose: This study was conducted to identify the level of job stress and to determine factors influencing job stress among nurses currently under Academic Credit Bank (ACB) system. Methods: The participants were 153 nurses who has taken courses of ACB system. Data were collected through self-report questionnaires and then analyzed with t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and multiple linear regression with SPSS/WIN 18.0. Results: The score of job stress showed significant differences according to age, marital status, total period of clinical career, and nursing unit. Job stress had significant negative correlation to professional self-concept and organizational commitment. The factors influencing job stress were marital status, professional self-concept, and organizational commitment. Conclusion: The results suggest that various factors should be considered in development and implementation of programs to reduce the job stress of nurses currently under ACB system.
Factors Affecting Regular Exercise among Patients with Osteoarthritis before Total Knee Replacement
Yu, Jihyoung ; Lee, Haejung ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 43~51
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.1.43
Purpose: This study was to identify factors to regular exercise among patients with osteoarthritis prior to total knee replacement. Methods: For this cross-sectional descriptive study, the data were collected using questionnaires from 136 patients scheduled for total knee replacement from July 2014 to December. This study aimed to analyse regular exercise status, intensity of physical activity, and factors affecting regular exercise. Results: Twenty two percent of patients expecting for total knee replacement are performing regular exercise and the intensity of it was very low. The use of walking aids, 6-minute walk test, self efficacy for exercise and pain, and quality of life (mental) were significantly associated with regular exercise before surgery. Factors affecting regular exercise were self efficacy for exercise (OR=1.059, CI=1.037-1.091) and 6 minutes walking distance (OR=1.007, CI=1.001-1.014). Conclusion: The results suggest that pre-surgery programs for physical activity and self efficacy were necessary for patients expecting total knee replacement. Regular exercise program could be beneficial for better outcomes after total knee replacement.
A Study on the Relationship between Cultural Competence and Empathy of Nursing Students
Bae, Yeong Suk ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 52~60
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.1.52
Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between cultural competence and empathy of nursing students who can provide appropriate health care to their patients in the future. Methods: All the participants (N=364) were nursing students and completed a survey of the Caffrey Cultural Competence in Health Scale (CCCHS), Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA), and Interpersonal Reactions Index (IRI). Results: The mean of cultural competence and empathy of participants were 2.8 and 3.7, respectively. The cultural competence score in male students was higher than the score of female students (p=.044). In addition, the cultural competence score of nursing students who had an experience with foreigners was higher than the score of students who had not (p=.017). However, the cultural competence score of nursing students who did not take a multicultural education was higher than the score of students who took it. The empathy score of female students was higher than the score of male students (p=.003). The empathy score of students who had a multicultural education was higher than the score of students who did not take it (p=.008). Conclusion: The findings suggest that nursing students need to enhance cultural competence and empathy.
An Analysis of Trends and Characteristics of Work-Related Mental Disorders in Korean Workers
Kim, Kyung Ha ; Hwang, Rah Il ; Jung, Sung Won ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 61~68
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.1.61
Purpose: This study was conducted to analyze the annual trends and characteristics of work-related mental disorders including suicide among Korean workers. Methods: Employing the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance (IACI) data collected by the Korea Worker's Compensation & Welfare Service, we analyzed total work-related mental disorders and suicide cases (n=455) claimed to IACI from 2008 to 2012. We paid a special attention to workers' socioeconomic status and occupational characteristics. Results: The number of injured workers and industrial accident rate decreased during the study period, whereas the case of work-related mental disorders showed significant increase. Mental disorders cases were more prevalent in workers who were male, aged the 40s, and engaged in finance, as well as with 1-5 years of working duration than their respective counterparts. Increasing trend of suicide cases was statistically significant by the Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test (p=.002). Conclusion: This study suggests that work-related mental disorder management strategy and system should be established.
Sleep Quality and Factors affecting Sleep Disturbance among Percutaneous Coronary Angiography Patients in a General Hospital
Shin, Sun-Ja ; Park, Kyung-Yeon ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 69~77
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.1.69
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the variance of sleep quality and factors affecting sleep disturbance among patients with percutaneous coronary angiography in a general hospital. Methods: The subjects of this study was comprised of 101 patients with percutaneous coronary angiography in a general hospital located in B city. Data were collected by a structured questionnaire from November to December 2013. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression. Results: The levels of the participants' sleep quality and sleep disturbance were 4.35 and 5.91 in order of each out of the total score, 10. There was no significant difference in the quality of sleep between intensive care unit and internal medicine unit. Factors influencing sleep quality were 'uncomfortable bed, gown and pillow'(
, p=.003), 'living alone'(
, p=.003), and 'toilet problem' (
, p=.016), which explained 21.5% of the variance (F=10.03, p<.001). Conclusion: The results of this study will provide a basis for improving the sleep quality of patients with percutaneous coronary angiography.
A Study on the Relationship between Self-Esteem, Social Support, Smartphone Dependency, Internet Game Dependency of College Students
Choi, Hee Jung ; Yoo, Jang Hak ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 1, 2015, Pages 78~84
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.1.78
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-esteem, social support, smartphone dependency and internet game dependency of college students. Methods: This was a descriptive study. The survey participants were 299 college students in M city and I city. The data were collected from June 2 to June 20, 2014 and self-report questionnaires including Self-Esteem Scale, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, Smartphone Dependency Sale, Internet Game Dependency Scale. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, independent-sample t-test, ANOVA, stepwise multiple regression. Results: Social support & smartphone dependency showed significant differences according to gender. Smartphone dependency was found to have a statistically negative correlation with self-esteem, social support and positive correlation with internet game dependency. Internet game dependency was found to have a statistically negative correlation with self-esteem, social support. Social support was found to have a statistically negative correlation with self-esteem. Stepwise multiple regression analysis revealed that the significant predictors of smartphone dependency were internet game dependency, gender, self-esteem, accounted for 16.6% of the variance. Conclusion: It is necessary for reduction program of college students' smartphone dependency that consider their internet game dependency, gender, self-esteem.