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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 6, Issue 1 - Dec 2001
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A Study of the Correlation of Stress and Powerlessness based on Hemodialysis Patients' Constitution of the Korea
Kim, Kwuy-Bun ; Park, Soon-Ok ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 6, issue 1, 2001, Pages 7~22
This study is a discriptive research to identify stress and powerlessness based on Korean hemodialysis patients' constitution. Research subject was 112 hemodialysis patients who are treatment processing in P university hospital and K hemodialysis hospital in S City, and the data were collected for 60 days from December 20, 1999 to January 30, 2000. The research tools used for the measurement of constitution was "QSCC II", the measurement of the stress was Jeon chi ja's "Scale of Hemodialysis patient's Stress"(1985), and the measurement of powerlessness was Kim joe ja's "Scale of Powerlessness"(1992). The reliability of the scale for stress is Cronbach's Alpha 0.8819 and that of powerlessness is Cronbach's Alpha 0.6993. Data analysis was performed using SPSSWin 9.0 software. We tested them with real number, percentage, average score, standard deviation, t-test, F-test(ANOVA), Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, and Multiple stepwise regression. The results of this study were as follows : 1. Hemodialysis patients' constitution were : Soyangin 38.4%, Taemin 34.8%, and Soeumin 26.8%. 2. The average score of the stress by hemodialysis patients were the mean
points. The average score of powerlessness was the mean
points, by hemodialysis patients. 3. The result of the Pearson Correlation showed no correlation between the score of stress and the score of powerlessness. 4. In their relationship between general characteristics and the score of stress : in marriage state, job(P=0.016, P=0.007) and In their relationship between general characteristics and the score of powerlessness : in age, marriage state, educational level, job(P=0.000, P=0.012, P=0.002, P=0.050) have statistically meaningful differences. 5. The factor affecting the powerlessness of hemodialysis patients was physical area of stress and its explanatory power was 18.5%.
A Phenomenologic Study on the Children's Living under the Institutional Care
Kim, Kwuy-Bun ; Kim, Mee-Young ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 6, issue 1, 2001, Pages 23~36
The purpose of this study was to discover knowledge about the sources and meanings of the children's living who is under the care of welfare institution. Participants were high school girls in Kwangju who offered unstructured description of their experience through interviews. The research was performed from March 2001 to September 2001. The results, analyzed and interpreted according to Gorgi's method of phenomenology, describe the structure of the phenomenon "living experience of the children under the institution care" with a relational perspective. The analysis revealed seven core themes : (1) anguish of heart against custom of institution, (2) resistance against their livelihood, (3) mortification on the distorted prejudice, (4) desire to escape, (5) fearfulness for the unreliable future, (6) self-pity, (7) challenge to the future. The foregoing argument suggest that children under the institutional care be supported by more mental health intervention and nurses be disciplined by supportive conversation technique.
Effect of Hand Acupuncture on Easing Dysmenorrhea
Cho, Kyoul-Ja ; Moon, Heui-Ja ; Park, Shin-Ae ; Kang, Hyun-Sook ; Shin, Hae-Sook ; Chung, Sook-Ja ; Lee, Eun-Mi ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 6, issue 1, 2001, Pages 37~45
The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of hand acupuncture for reduction of dysmenorrhea. 71 female middle school and high school students were selected as subjects from April to May 2001, among which 38 students consisted of the experimental group while 22 students were the control group by convenient assignment. The experimental group participated in hand acupuncture treatment. The experimental treatment was to puncture corresponding points(A4, A5, J1, J3, J23, H2, F7) on both the palm and back of a hand with disposable acupuncture needles and to remove needles after 20-30 minutes' recess during which the subjects reposed themselves on bed. The collected data were processed using the SPSS PC Program and analyzed using
and The results of this study were as follows 1. The symptoms of premenstrual syndrome have decreased, but no significant differences were statistically observed between hand-acupunctured group and non-hand acupunctured group. 2. Subjective pain degree has decreased after hand acupuncture. 3. As for objective pain degree, a significant reduction in voice change was observed between two groups. Facial expressional changes and perspiration degree reduced but showed no significant statistically changes between two groups. 4. Comfort has increased after hand acupuncture. These results suggest that the hand acupuncture therapy works effectively on easing menstrual pain and symptoms as well as partially on reducing discomfort. It is particularly efficacious for a reduction in subjective pain and facial expressional changes in positive respect. Therefore the hand acupuncture therapy can be considered as an independent nursing intervention for dysmenorrhea reduction.
An Effect on Recovery of Post-operative Bowel Movement on Nursing Intervention of Meridian Acupressure
Lee, Hyang-Yeon ; Kim, Kwuy-Bun ; Kim, Kwang-Joo ; Wyang, Myung-Ja ; Kim, Yoon-Hee ; Kim, Il-Won ; Kim, Ho-Mee ;
Journal of East-West Nursing Research, volume 6, issue 1, 2001, Pages 46~54
This study was conducted to identify the effectiveness of meridian acupressure for enhancement of post operative bowel movement to the patient with absolute bed rest who having surgery under general anesthesia. This study used a qusai experimental, nonequivalent control group post test only design. This subject were 44 patients, 22 for the experimental and 22 for the control group, who were admitted at KyungHee University hospital, neurosurgical unit A and B ward, assigned by matched sample by the name of operation who having microvascular decompression and laminectomy. Date were collected from May 1, 2001 to June 30, 2001 by auscultation, self report and by using 7 point face scale. The recovery of bowel sound were measured every 4 hours until gas out for 1 minute auscultation on lower abdomen after 4 hours having surgery. The time of gas out were measured by self report, the severity of nausea were measured every 4 hours for 7 point face scale and also the degree of satisfaction of nursing care were measured after 2 days having surgery with same scale. Data were analyzed with
, t-test, repeated measures ANOVA and ANOVA. The result of this study were as follows; 1. The experimental group which were implemented with meridian acupressure showed shorter time the recovery of bowel sound after having surgery than control group(t=-5.112, p=.0001). 2. The experimental group which were implemented with meridian acupressure showed shorter time of gas after having surgery than control group(t=-4.010, p=.0001) 3. The experimental group which were implemented with meridian acupressure showed decreased level of nausea score according to time interval than control group(F=21.995, p=.0001). 4. The experimental group which were implemented with meridian acupressure showed higher the degree of satisfaction of nursing care than control group(t=-4.010, p=.0001). These finding indicate that a meridian acupressure could be a effective nursing intervention for enhancement of post operative bowel movement to the patient with absolute bed rest who having surgery under general anesthesia.