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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
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The Relationship between Yangsaeng and Happiness among Nurses in the Small and Medium-sized Hospitals
Park, Hye Sook ; Kim, Ae Jung ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 2, 2015, Pages 85~93
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.2.85
Purpose: This study was designed to assess the degree of Yangsaeng (oriental health care regimen) and happiness of nurses who work in small and medium-sized of hospitals and to identify correlations of between variables in Korea. Methods: Participants were 131 nurses in hospitals in Seoul and Gyeonggido. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficients, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe's test, multiple regression and Cronbach's
. Results: Mean scores were 2.99 (5 point scale) for Yangsaeng and 4.64 (7 point scale) for happiness. Yangseang positively correlated with happiness (r=.463, p<.001). Job satisfaction was a significantly correlated with Yangsaeng and happiness. Yangsaeng, job satisfaction and age explained 28.0% of happiness. Conclusion: We found Yangsaeng could improve happiness. Therefore, Yangsaeng could be recommended as a way of promoting health and happiness.
Experience of Elderly Women Practicing Dan Jeon Breathing: A Phenomenological Study
Kim, Kyung-Won ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 2, 2015, Pages 94~102
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.2.94
Purpose: This study aimed to explore elderly women's experience and meaning of Dan Jeon Breathing. Methods: Ten elderly women who have practiced Dan Jeon Breathing over 3 months participated in this study. Data were collected through in-depth interviews from participants from May 2012 to January 2013. Data were analyzed with a phenomenological method outlined by Colaizzi (1978). Results: A total of 153 significant statements were extracted from the data resulting in nine themes and five theme clusters. Theme clusters were: "mind-body intervention for old age", "a happy life in old age", "getting better with great efforts", "did not meet their expectations", and "delay at aging process". Conclusion: This study provides us with an understanding on process of elderly women's experiences practicing Dan Jeon Breathing in maintaining and promoting health. Therefore, it is recommended for elderly women who want to maintain health and longevity perform Dan Jeon Breathing as a mind-body nursing intervention.
Effects of Auricular Acupressure Therapy on Back Pain and Lower Abdominal Pain in Female Undergraduate Students during Menstruation
Kim, Yun Kyung ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 2, 2015, Pages 103~109
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.2.103
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of auricular acupressure therapy on back pain and lower abdominal pain in female undergraduate students during menstruation. Methods: The study used a quasi-experimental design. Data was collected from March 15th to June 31st, 2011. The participants were 20 female university students for the experimental group, and 22 female university students for the control group. visual analogue scale (VAS) with the opening records was used to assess back pain and lower abdominal pain. Data was analyzed using the
-test, Fisher's exact test, Mann-Whitney U test, and Wilcoxon signed rank test using the SPSS/WIN 11.0 program. Results: There were statistically significant differences in back pain and lower abdominal pain between the two groups. Auricular acupressure therapy decreased back pain and lower abdominal pain in the experimental group compared to the control group. Conclusion: The study results show that auricular acupressure therapy is effective in improving back pain and lower abdominal pain in female university students during menstruation. Therefore, auricular acupressure therapy can be considered a useful nursing intervention to promote improvements in back pain and lower abdominal pain related to menstruation.
Nursing Students' Perception, Experience and Attitude on Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Lim, So Hee ; Lee, Joo Young ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 2, 2015, Pages 110~118
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.2.110
Purpose: This study aimed to provide a basic resource for developing nursing interventions and educational programs for complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) by examining nursing students' perception, experience, and attitudes toward CAT. Methods: Data were collected targeting 230 nursing students from October 20 to November 10, 2014, and analyzed by using descriptive statistics, t-test,
-test, and ANOVA with SPSS/WIN 18.0. Results: Results showed that CAT were performed by CAT specialists in combination with hospital treatments for individuals suffering from chronic pain and musculoskeletal diseases. Nursing students obtained information on and experience of CAT through the Internet. CAT were used for psychological and mental stability as a supplementary treatment. The majority of the participants used Yoga followed by massage as a sub-therapy of the program. They said that openness of medical staff and active communication are important for having a positive attitudes toward CAT. There are differences in attitudes toward CAT according to gender, student levels, and previous experience on CAT. Conclusion: It is crucial for nursing students to have right perception, experience, and attitudes toward CAT in order to apply CAT to the clinical field.
Factors Affecting Activities of Daily Living, Depression and Life Satisfaction among Aged Women
Park, Sunhee ; Suh, Soonrim ; Kim, Hongsoon ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 2, 2015, Pages 119~125
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.2.119
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the impact of activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living and depression on life satisfaction among aged women. Methods: The sample consisted of 309 aged women of over 60. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis. Results: Significant factors affecting the life satisfaction were spouse, religion, perceived health status, age, and depression. The most significant variables among them were depression and perceived health status. The explanatory power on life satisfaction was 57% in regression model. Conclusion: Depression and perceived health status are important variables to influence on life satisfaction. Therefore, it is suggested that nursing intervention to reduce or prevent depression and enhance health status should be developed to promote quality of life in aged women.
The Relationship between Psychological Needs and Health Promoting Behavior in Community-dwelling Older Women
Seo, Yeong Mi ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 2, 2015, Pages 126~132
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.2.126
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that affect the health promoting behavior targeted older women. Methods: Subjects were 181 women older than 60 years who agreed to participate and understand the purpose of the study. A trained investigator collected data using structured questionnaires regarding general characteristics, health-related characteristics, competence, relatedness, and health promoting behavior. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS WIN 18.0 program by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and stepwise multiple regression. Results: The mean age of subjects was 74.7 years old. Factors showing significant associations with health promoting behavior were age, educational level, family type, economic status, current health status, competence, and relatedness. Stepwise regression analysis identified that age, current health status, competence, and relatedness were factors affecting on health promoting behavior. Conclusion: This study shows that competence and relatedness are influencing factors on health promoting behavior in older women. Therefore, it is important to emphasize competence and relatedness for developing a health promoting program.
The Effects of Thermotherapy on Abdominal Distension and Pain during Colonoscopy
Hwang, Su Kyung ; Jung, Hyang Mi ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 2, 2015, Pages 133~139
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.2.133
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of thermotherapy on abdominal distension and pain during colonoscopy. Methods: This study used a nonequivalent control group and a non-synchronize design. Twenty-nine participants were assigned in an experimental group and 29 in the control group. For the experimental group, electronic heating pad was applied before test throughout the entire procedure. Results: Abdominal distension and total time required for colonoscopy significantly were lower in the experimental group than those in the control group. Conclusion: The results suggest that thermotherapy can be effective to improve abdominal distension and colonoscopy time in patients with colonoscopy. Therefore, thermotherapy can be recommended for those patients undergoing of colonoscopy.
A Study on Rreproductive Health Promoting Behavior among Male and Female Uundergraduate Students of One University
Kim, Myo-Sung ; Eo, Yong-Sook ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 2, 2015, Pages 140~147
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.2.140
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the reproductive health promoting behavior (RHPB) and related variables among male and female undergraduate students. Methods: The data were collected from July to August, 2014 from 528 students. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson correlation coefficients. Results: The results revealed that the intercourse experience was different according to gender. Average item scores of the RHPB were 2.99 in male and 3.04 in female students. The related factors of RHPB were major, onset of first intercourse experience, and reproductive health knowledge in male students. Numbers of sexual partner, onset of first intercourse experience, reproductive health knowledge in female students were related to RHPB. Conclusion: The results indicate that the RHPB program should be developed to manage the reproductive health of undergraduate students.
The Relationship between Image of Nurses and Job Satisfaction Perceived by Nurses
Kim, Se Ryeong ; Kim, Yeo Jin ; Hong, Se Hwa ; Kim, Chung Soon ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 2, 2015, Pages 148~155
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.2.148
Purpose: This study examined image of nurses in relation to their job satisfaction perceived by hospital nurses. Methods: The subjects were 352 registered nurses working in two university hospitals and one general hospital. The data were collected from October 1 to October 30, 2012 using self-report questionnaires. The data were analyzed using the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program. Results: Mean scores for nurses' image and job satisfaction were
. Significant positive correlation was found between image of nurses and job satisfaction perceived by hospital nurses(r=.515, p<.001). Conclusion: The result indicates that strategic plan for nursing practice is needed for improving nurses' image and job satisfaction perceived by nurses in hospitals.
Relationship between Assertiveness and Attitudes toward Nurse-Physician Collaboration in General Hospital Nurses
Lee, Sangmin ; Sohn, Suekyung ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 21, issue 2, 2015, Pages 156~164
DOI : 10.14370/jewnr.2015.21.2.156
Purpose: This study was conducted to identify the relationship of assertiveness and attitudes toward nurse-physician collaboration in general hospital nurses. Methods: The subjects were 196 clinical nurses from two general hospitals in P city. Data were collected from August 1 to 30, 2014 and analyzed by SPSS 18.0 program using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA,
test, and Pearson's correlation coefficients. Results: The mean scores of assertiveness and attitudes toward nurse-physician collaboration were
, respectively. Assertiveness and attitudes toward nurse-physician collaboration according to the general characteristics showed significant differences on the numbers of advisors and job satisfaction. There was a significant positive correlation between assertiveness and attitudes toward nurse-physician collaboration. Conclusion: Based on results of this study, additional variables related to attitudes toward nurse-physician collaboration need to be identified. Educational programs to improve the attitudes toward nurse-physician collaboration should be developed.