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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing
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Volume 12, Issue 3 - Dec 2005
Volume 12, Issue 2 - Aug 2005
Volume 12, Issue 1 - Apr 2005
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A Study on Curriculum Development for Fundamentals of Nursing at the Graduate Level
Chang Sung-Ok ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2005, Pages 162~170
Purpose: This study was conducted to develop a curriculum model for fundamentals of nursing at the graduate level which reflects a consensus of educators and the students in Korean nursing society. Method: A survey was used with three groups to identify consensus on a curriculum model for fundamentals of nursing at the graduate level; 42 educators in fundamentals of nursing, 11 nurse educators whose major was not fundamentals of nursing and 70 nurses with a bachelor degree in nursing. Results: Consensus on a curriculum model at the graduate level were delineated from analysis of the survey, Based on these results, a curriculum model fur fundamentals of nursing at the graduate level is outlined: As one major area of nursing, fundamentals of nursing focuses on nursing practice based on basic human needs. Thus main focus of the curriculum for fundamentals of nursing at the graduate level is research performance and theory development on nursing interventions to meet basic human needs in clinical settings. Conclusions: A curriculum model for fundamentals of nursing at the graduate level suggests that its application may have a positive impact on development of distinct knowledge body for fundamentals of nursing that will differentiate the content of education for undergraduate and graduate levels of nursing. However, the suggestion for the curriculum model needs to be refined and developed for application.
The Evaluation of a Program to Promote Healthy feints in Older Adults Residing in the Community
Eun Young ; Kang Young-Sil ; Kim Eun-Shim ; Kwon In-Soo ; Oh Hyun-Sook ; Gu Mee-Ock ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2005, Pages 171~179
Purpose: This study was conducted from March to August, 2003 to evaluate the process and outcomes of a program to promote healthy joints in older adults residing in the community. Method: A quasi experimental research design (one group pretest posttest design) was used in this study. The participants were 26 older adults (but 74 older adults also participated in a program immediately after the study program). Program had 4 sessions (8 hours) once a week. Data were collected before the program, immediately after and 4 weeks after the program was completed and were analyzed with paired t-test. Results: The level of a satisfaction, interest and understanding of the program were high. Significant differences were found in the health state, the flexibility of neck and shoulder joints and joint exercise habits between the scores before the program started and 4 weeks after it finished. Conclusion: This results suggest that the joint health promotion program for older adults in the community developed this study is effective. So this program can be recommended as an effective nursing intervention for joint health promotion in older adults living in the community.
Nausea/Vomiting and Self-care in Patients with Cancer on Chemotherapy
Kim Hye-Jin ; Kim Hee-Seung ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2005, Pages 180~185
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and self care practice for nausea/vomiting in patients with cancer during chemotherapy. Method: The participants were 100 patients with cancer over 20 years of age who visited the outpatient department or were hospitalized for chemotherapy Self care in the case of nausea and vomiting was measured by the Dodd's scale. Data were analyzed using the SAS program and the following statistics were used frequency, percentage, unpaired t test, and Pearson correlation coefficient. Results: The ratio of the occurrence of nausea/ vomiting in the participants was 70.0%. The incidence of nausea/ vomiting was significantly higher for women than for men. The incidence of nausea/ vomiting was also higher for patients with cancer not in the gastro-intestinal system (GIS) compared to that for patients with GIS cancer. The incidence of nausea/ vomiting positively correlated with anorexia, skin injury, and fatigue. Conclusion: The ratio of occurrence of nausea/ vomiting for the participants was 70.0%. The incidence of nausea/ vomiting was higher fur women and patients with cancer not in the GIS. The incidence of nausea/ vomiting positively correlated with anorexia, skin injury, and fatigue. The results indicate that nausea/vomiting is a frequent symptom, particularly in women and there is a need to provide interventions to decrease the effects of this symptom.
Self Care Compliance, Family Support, and Depression in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure
Lee Sun-Hee ; Ahn Sung-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2005, Pages 186~194
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine self care compliance, family support, and depression in patients with congestive heart failure. Method: The participants were 105 outpatients with congestive heart failure. Data were collected using a questionnaire survey on self care compliance, family support, and depression. The collected data were analyzed using the SPSS Win 10.0 program. Result: 1. The total score for Self care compliance was 78.34 out of a possible 120 and was significantly high for people in ages between 70-79 years and people who were not employed. Exercise compliance was significantly high in men and classifications I & II of the NYHA class. Compliance with smoking and alcohol cessation were significantly high in women. Medication compliance was significantly high in the group which had experience with hospitalization. Family support was 31.75 out of a possible 40 and showed significant differences depending on spouse status and religion. Depression was 30.18 out of a possible 64 and was significantly high in the group whose educational level was above college graduation or who were under 65 years of age. Conclusion: The results suggest that nurses have to emphasize smoking and alcohol cessation for men, exercise for women and total self care compliance for patients under 65 years of age.
An Evaluation Study of the Practical Application of Preceptorship in an Ordered Elective Clinical Nursing Practice
Kim Chung-Youb ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2005, Pages 195~205
Purpose: This study was done to use preceptorship in an ordered elective clinical nursing practice and to evaluate the effects on student nurses, nurses managers and preceptors. Method: The participants in this study were 208 students who were majors in the department of nursing, G college located in Inchon Metropolitan City, 54 nurse managers and 187 preceptors from 11 general hospitals. The instrument was a questionnaire which included general characteristics of participants, and 21 items to evaluate the ordered elective clinical nursing practice on a scale of 1 to 4. Data were collected from October 23 to November 7. 2004. Data analysis was done using SPSS WIN with the following statistics: frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and ANOVA. Results and Conclusions: The results of data analysis were as follows: There were meaningful differences in the evaluation scores of the ordered elective clinical nursing practice with preceptors between students (
) and nurse managers (
) and preceptors (
). Evaluation scores for the ordered elective clinical nursing practice with preceptors were categorized as follows: necessity and appropriateness, practice control and management, material for practice, practice report assignment and evaluation, practice ability improvement and connection with getting a job, and contribution to the hospitals.
Body Esteem, Body Figure Discrepancy and Depression in Women College Students
Lee Kyue-Un ; Kim Eun-Ju ; Yom Young-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2005, Pages 206~214
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify body esteem, body figure discrepancy and depression in women college students. Method: The data were collected during April and May, 2004 using a questionnaire. The participants were 364 women college students attending universities in Seoul and Gangwon-Do. Results: The BMI for under weight, normal weight and overweight for the college women were 49.2%, 48.3%, 2.5% respectively. But 52.6% of the students perceived themselves as obese and only 11.5% described themselves as being 'thin'. The mean scores for BMI, body esteem, body figure discrepancy and depression were
respectively. Significant difference was found in body esteem score (F=26.389 p<.0001) and body figure discrepancy (F=64.167, p<.0001) according to BMI scores. There were negative correlations between body esteem and body figure discrepancy (r=-.582, p=.0001), between body esteem and depression (r=-.120, p=.028), between body esteem and BMI (r=-.422, p=.0001), and a positive correlation between body figure discrepancy and BMI (r=.630, p=.0001). Factors such as body figure discrepancy, BMI and depression explained 36.7% of the valiance in students' body esteem. Conclusion: This study suggests that an intervention program is necessary for women college students to increase their body esteem.
Incidence of Cutaneous Injury in Clinical Nurses
Shin Eun-Jung ; Moon Jung-Soon ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2005, Pages 215~222
Purpose: To identify the incidence of cutaneous injury in clinical nurses. Method: From Feb.1 to 28, 2005, 276 clinical nurses were surveyed by questionnaire. Results: 1. Of the nurses, 53.6% had at least one incidence of cutaneous injury, and the mean number of injuries was 1.34. A higher incidence rate for cutaneous injury was found in nurses who were under the age of 25, unmarried and who had less than 3 years career experience. 2. The major causes of injury were syringe needles at 65.0%, and medical instrument were next followed by sharp objects or blades. The injuries occurred when the nurses were rearranging equipment after care (25.2%), taking blood samples (22.8%), separating syringes and needles (17.1%), during surgical operations (14.2%), and distribution of medications, treatments and recapping of needles (5.7% each). The hands were the most common body parts injured, and the most prevalent pathogens contaminating the instruments causing the injury were HBV syphilis, HCV and HIV in that order. 3. Of the injured nurses, 77.9% did not report the accident and 25.8% did not receive any treatment because there were no pathogens, it was a bother or there was difficulty reporting the incident. Conclusion: To reduce cutaneous injuries, intensive training and supervision may be needed for those of nurses under the age of 25, unmarried and with less than 3 years career experience.
Compliance with Health Behavior among Patients who are Hypertensive
Jeong Hye-Sun ; Cho Ok-Hee ; Yoo Yang-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2005, Pages 223~230
Purpose: This study was done to investigate compliance with health behaviors among patients who are hypertensive. Method: The participants in this study were 121 outpatients with hypertension. Compliance with health behaviors was measured using a questionnaire developed by the researchers. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Duncan's multiple range test and chi square test. Results: According to tile general characteristics of the participants, compliance with medication and diet was higher among women than men, among high school graduates than middle school graduates or those with lower academic qualifications, and among those who were unemployed compared to those who were employed. Compliance with alcohol abstinence or not smoking was higher among women than men, and among those who were unemployed compared to those who were employed. According to the risk factors of hypertension, compliance with health behaviors was significantly higher in those who had associated diseases. The participants in the group with a hypertension morbidity period longer than 10 years did exercise more than 3 times a week and regularly weighed themselves once or more a week. The item showing highest compliance concerning medication and diet was 'Take prescribed drugs regularly', while the one showing lowest was 'Take drugs with knowledge about their side effects'.
An Analytical Study on Quality of Life and family Support of Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Sohng Kyeong-Yae ; Lee Kwang-Soo ; Choi Dong-Won ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2005, Pages 231~239
Purpose: Investigation of the quality of life (QoL), family support and associated variables in patients with Parkinson's disease. Methods: The data were collected from 102 patients registered in the neurology department of C University Hospital. QoL was assessed using the Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39) and Family Support Scale. Modified Hoehn and Yahr (H & Y) stages were obtained from an interview and clinical examination by a neurologist. Collected data were analyzed using the SAS program. Results: The participants' PDQ-39 average score was 34.34. The scores were significantly higher for participants who were older, who had a job and who were over 2.5 on the H & Y stage. The average for Family support scores was 41.6. Participants who had a living spouse, religion and a job scored higher than those who did not. PDQ-39 score had a positive correlation with age, job, and H & Y stage. Family support and PDQ-39 score were also positively correlated. Conclusion: It is recommended a program involving family that improves family support and be developed and that it be varied according to different H & Y stages, in order to improve QoL.
Effects of Foot Massage on Preoperative Anxiety, Depression and Sleep Pattern in Patients with Breast Surgery
Kim Tae-Hee ; Kim Jong-Im ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2005, Pages 240~246
Purpose: This study was done to examine the effects of foot massage as a nursing intervention on preoperative anxiety, depression and sleep satisfaction in patients with breast surgery. Method: Research design was a nonequivalent control group non-synchronized design. Forty-one patients were assigned to the control group (21) and the experimental group (20). The patients answered a questionnaire containing measures of anxiety, depression and sleep satisfaction before and after the intervention. The collected data were analyzed by means of descriptive statistics, Cronbach's
, Chi-square test, and t test using the SPSS WIN 11.0 program. Result: Anxiety and depression for the experimental group were significantly lower than those for the control group(t=2.556, p=0.008, t=2.932, p=0.006). Sleep pattern of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group (t=2.313, p=0.013). Conclusion: Judging from these results, it is suggested that foot massage might have beneficial effects on reducing preoperative anxiety, depression, and increasing sleep satisfaction.
Sleep Patterns of ICU Patients, Characteristics and Factors Related to Sleep Disturbance
Noh Won-Jae ; Lee Young-Mee ; Sohng Kyeong-Yae ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2005, Pages 247~254
Purpose: This study was done to examine the sleep pattern of ICU patients, as well as characteristics of, and factors related to sleep disturbances, and state anxiety. It was done to provide the basic data fur effective nursing interventions to improve quality of sleep for these patients. Methods: The participants were 104 patients who were admitted to the surgical ICU in a hospital in Seoul. To measure sleep patterns, the Verran and Snyder-Halpern Sleep Scale and the Sleeping Scale developed by Oh et al.(1998) were used. Characteristics of sleep disturbances were measured using the Sleep characteristics scale developed by Park(1999). To measure factors related to sleep disturbances, thirty items developed by Oh(1998) were used. Results: There was no statistically significant difference in the sleep patterns according to the general characteristics of the patients. The characteristics of sleep disturbances showed statistically significant differences in general and specific characteristics of sleep patterns but there was no statistically significant difference according to the general characteristics of the patients. There were significant negative correlations between factors related to sleep disturbances and general and specific characteristics of sleep patterns but there were no statistically significant difference according to the general characteristics of the patients. Conclusion: The results showed that the majority of patients staying in the surgical ICU experienced sleep disturbances and that the physical factor was the major factor of sleep disturbances.