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Volume 14, Issue 4 - Nov 2007
Volume 14, Issue 3 - Aug 2007
Volume 14, Issue 2 - May 2007
Volume 14, Issue 1 - Feb 2007
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An Analysis of Research Trends Published in the Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing (JKAFN) based on Knowledge Development Classifications of Nursing - 2006 Year of Publication Articles in JKAFN -
Sohng, Kyeong-Yae ; Kim, Jong-Im ; Lim, Nan-Young ; Lee, Kyu-Eun ; Chaung, Seung-Kyo ; Kim, Kyung-Hee ; Paik, Hoon-Jung ; Park, Sun-Nam ; Choi, Dong-Won ; Chang, Sung-Ok ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 150~156
Purpose: This study was conducted to identify the nature the research trends of articles published in the Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing (JKAFN). Method: Comparison analysis between articles in JKAFN (Volume 13, Number 1-3) and articles in the Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing (Volume 36, Number 1-3, 5-7) based on knowledge development classification was used to identify the nature of research trends in JKAFN. Results: Based on comparison with Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing, research trends in JKAFN were dominant; in personal knowledge in the pattern of knowing in nursing, in the desiderative focus in cognitive needs for nursing epistemology, in advancing of various aspects of nursing in the focus of knowledge, and practice domain in the domains for nursing. Conclusion: The major focuses on research trends in JKAFN were nursing practice, actions of nurses in practice and practice guideline applicable in nursing education.
Delphi Study on Introduction of Practical Skills Test in National Examination for Nursing Licensure
Lim, Nan-Young ; Song, Jung-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 157~165
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the plan to introduce a practical skills test as part of the national examination for nursing licensure. Method: The delphi method was used. The first set of data was collected by open questionnaire from universities and hospitals nationally. The second and third were collected by structured questionnaire. Results: The biggest problem for clinical Practice in nursing education was reported as the lack of opportunities for direct nursing practice. The biggest performance problem in job duties for novice nurses was reported as the lack of integrated problem solving skills in a clinical situation. The biggest problem with the current national examination was reported as the use memorizing solutions to test questions. It was suggested that the best plan to resolve problems with the national examination would be to develop test questions representative of the clinical setting and increase personnel in clinical education. About the introduction of a practical skills test as part of the national examination, 56.9% were in agreement and 38.5% disagreed. Conclusion: The current national examination has many problems when it comes to testing clinical competency. So, a practical skills test must be deferred to a future time. There are also many difficulties in presenting a real situation, therefore further research is needed in preparation for the introduction of a practical skills test.
The Factors Influencing Glass Particles in Single Dose Glass Ampules upon Opening
Song, Ju-Yeon ; Kim, Dong-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 166~172
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the factors influencing glass particle contamination in single dose glass ampules upon opening. Method: The study was single case experimental design. Different methods of opening ampule (hand, wooden stick), different sizes of ampules(1cc, 2cc) and different sizes of needles(17gauge, 23gauge,
filter) were evaluated. Eighteen ampules were randomly assigned in each group. The number of glass ampule particles
was counted by microscope. Results: There was no significant difference in the number of particles aspirated by opening methods. But number of glass particles was much lower when using 1cc ampules rather than 2cc ampules and was also much lower when using smaller size needles and needles which include a
filter rather than larger size of needles. Conclusion: We suggest that larger bore or unfiltered needles increase the risk of aspirating more glass particles than smaller bore or filter needles. In addition, these data show that a wooden stick can be used as a method opening glass ampules.
The Effects of Music Therapy on Anxiety and Pain in Patients with Retrograde Ureteral Stenting under Local Anesthesia
Chae, Su-Jeong ; Yang, Soo ; Park, Ho-Ran ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 173~180
Purpose: The present study was done to examine the effect of music therapy on anxiety and pain in patients for whom a ureteral stent was inserted under local anesthesia. Method: The participants in this study were 22 patients who received a ureteral stent at the Day Surgery Center of C University Hospital during the period from May to October in 2006. The patients were divided into a control group (n=11) and an experimental group (n=11). For the experimental group, music was played according to their musical preference using headphones. The music was provided from the point when the patient took the posture for the operation and was covered with a sterilized drape to the point when the cystoscope was removed after finishing the operation. The control group was only provided with ordinary nursing services. Results: The results show that the provision of music therapy to these patients is effective in reducing the patients' salivary cortisol and Vas-anxiety score and stabilizing their systolic blood pressure. Conclusion: We conclude that music therapy can be actively used as a nursing intervention for reducing anxiety in patients who receive operations under local anesthesia.
Effects of BeHaS Exercise Program on Pain, Balance and Fall Efficacy in Elderly with Osteoarthritis
Kim, Jong-Im ; Lee, Kyeong-Ja ; Kim, Soon-Im ; Min, Shin-Hong ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 181~188
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of BeHaS exercise program on pain, balance, and falling efficacy in elderly with osteoarthritis. Method: A convenience sample of 52 elderly people with osteoarthritis who lived in C city were recruited through the public health center. For this quasi-experimental study design, 31 of the elders were assigned to the experimental group which received the BeHaS exercise program twice week for eight weeks, and 24 were assigned for the control group (no intervention). Outcome measures were numeric pain scale, standing on one leg for balance, fall efficacy scale. Analysis was performed with SPSS version 12.0 program. Results: Pain was decreased significantly in the experimental group as compared to the control group, Balance and fall efficacy were improved significantly in the experimental group as compared to the control group. Conclusion: The BeHaS exercise program can be effective in improving pain, balance, and fall efficacy in elders with osteoarthritis.
The Effect of BSE Education with Practice on Knowledge, Self-Efficacy and Performance in Middle-Aged Women
Yang, Young-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 189~197
Purpose: Breast cancer is a common cancer in women in Korea. Early detection of breast cancer is very important for the protection of a woman's health. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effect of BSE education on knowledge, self efficacy and performance in middle-aged women. Method: The participants were 33 women who agreed to participate in the study. They responded to a questionnaire that included items on knowledge, self-efficacy and performance of BSE. The experimental group was given a 90 minute-session including a lecture and practice with a BSE practice model and their own body. Their knowledge of the BSE was measured using Choi's tool and self-efficacy was measured using the scale by Champion and Scott. Results: Homogeneity for knowledge, self-efficacy and performance of BSE between the experimental and the control groups was confirmed. After 3 months of BSE education, knowledge, self-efficacy and frequency of BSE performance in the experimental group were significantly higher than for the women in the control group. Conclusion: A BSE education program would be helpful to enhance health behavior by early detection of breast cancer in middle-age women.
Effect of CPR Training for Lay Trainees on their Knowledge and Attitudes
Lee, Moon-Hee ; Park, Min-Jung ; Choi, Soon-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 198~203
Purpose: This study was done to determine the effect of CPR training for lay trainees on their knowledge and attitudes. Method: This was a nonequivalent control group nonsynchronized design. The participants were 60 lay trainees who were conveniently assigned to an experimental or control group. The data were collected from July 1 to September 8, 2004 and analyzed using
-test, t-test and ANCOVA. Results: The 1st hypothesis, 'Posttest CPR knowledge scores for the experimental group will be higher than scores for the control group' was supported (F=59.44, p=0.001). The 2nd hypothesis, "Posttest CPR attitude scores for the experimental group will be higher than scores for the control group" was supported (F=29.94, p=0.001). Conclusion: This CPR training was effective in increasing the levels of knowledge and attitude for the lay CPR trainees.
A Study on Patients' Perception of Nurse's Behavior in Protecting Patient Privacy
Lee, Mi-Young ; Song, Young-Shin ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 204~212
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the patient's perception of the nurse's behavior in protecting patient privacy and to make suggestions for medical facilities to increase protection of patient privacy. Method: The research was a survey study The data on protection of privacy in primary nursing, for physical privacy, of patient information and in private conversations were collected in October 2005 from 187 patients in a university hospital. Frequencies, means, t-test, ANOVA, and
-test were used to analyze the data. The SPSS 13.0 for Windows program was used. Results: The mean score for patients' perception of nurse protection of their privacy was 3.33. There were significant differences in perception of protecting patients' privacy according to gender for private conversation, according to level of education for all but physical nursing and for number of admissions for total score and for primary nursing. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest the following: a) Institutional polices and nursing guideline should be clearly stated as to the nurses' duty to protect patient privacy. b) Medical facilities should be arranged in a way that allows for the protection of patients' medical information, and should focus on patient privacy. c) It is necessary of nurses to receive periodic in-service education on protecting patient privacy.
A Study on Uncertainty, Anxiety and Nursing Needs in Mothers of Hospitalized Children
Yoo, Kyung-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 213~220
Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate uncertainty, anxiety and nursing needs in mothers of hospitalized children. Method: Self report questionnaires were used to measure the variables. Variables were uncertainty, anxiety and nursing needs. In data analysis, SPSSWIN 12.0 program was utilized for descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and regression analysis. Results: Cronbach's alphas of .84 to .97 indicate reliability of the instruments. Uncertainty positively correlated with anxiety (r=.624, p<.001) and nursing needs (r=.147, p<.05), and anxiety positively correlated with nursing needs (r=.262, p<.01). In regression analysis of anxiety, uncertainty, nursing assessment of nursing needs and duration of hospitalization were significant predictors, explaining 45.1% of variance. Conclusion: Uncertainty was a significant predictor of anxiety in mothers whose children were hospitalized. Therefore, nursing interventions which decrease uncertainty must be developed for these mothers.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Leg Muscle Strength, Cognitive and Visual Function According to Demographic Variables and the Experience of Falling in Community Resident Elderly Koreans
Sohng, Kyeong-Yae ; Choi, Dong-Won ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 221~229
Purpose: To investigate the instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), leg muscle strength, cognitive and visual functions according to the participants' demographic characters and experiences of falling in Korean elder who are residents in the community. Method: Data were collected from 351 participants aged 65 or more, who were ambulatory, A structured questionnaire and several physical function measurements were used to collect the data which were analyzed using the SAS program. Results: The participants' IADL scores were significantly different according to their age, educational level and living situation. The leg muscle strength of the elders were significantly different according to gender and age, and were also related the risk of falling. Cognitive scores were significantly different according to gender, age, education level and marital status. Visual acuity and depth perception were significantly different according to age, education level, and marital status. Conclusion: Demographic variables and experience of falling were identified as variables related to IADL, leg muscle strength, cognitive and visual function of elders. Further study with a larger and nation-wide sample is needed to identify the variables related to the physical and cognitive functions of elders.
Stages of Health Behavior Change and Health Related Quality of Life among Korean Adults
Kim, Ae-Kyung ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 230~238
Purpose: The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) is a theoretical construct explaining stages of health behavior change. The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the stages of health behavior change and health related quality of life (HRQL), Method: A descriptive survey design was utilized, and, using a questionnaire, which included a series of 5 questions designed to assess stages of health behavior change and HRQL instrument, data were collected from 292 adults. Means, standard deviation, t-test, ANOVA, and SNK test were used to analyze the collected data. Results: Health risk behaviors were lack of stress management(44%), alcohol use (42.5%), poor nutrition (37%), smoking (36.3%), a lack of spirituality (28.8%), poor communication skills (21.9%), Lack of safety(21.6%), lack of fittness (20.1%), violent behavior(12.3%), and drug use(6.8%). There was a significant difference in HRQL according to stage of health behavior change (P=0.001). Conclusion: The results of the study identified the need for individualized nursing interventions that based on the stage of health behavior change. Nursing interventions that focus on the stage of health behavior change would be effective for health promotion for Koreans.
Ways of Coping and Health-Related Hardiness in University Students
Kim, Nam-Sun ; Kwon, MI-Kyung ; Kim, Hye-Won ; Lee, Kyu-Eun ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2007, Pages 239~247
Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive study was to explain the relationship between ways of coping and health-related hardiness in university students at G city. Method: The participants were a convenience sample of 250 students. The data were collected by a questionnaire given to the students between June 1 to June 10, 2006. Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients and stepwise multiple regression were used to analyze the data. Results: The most frequently used method of coping was pursuit of social support. The mean score for level of health-related hardiness was
. There were significant differences in ways of coping according to satisfaction with college life (F=4.036, p=.008). There were significant differences in health-related hardiness according to smoking or not (F=6.237, p=.002). There were positive correlation between problem focused coping and hardiness (r=.357, p=.000), between social support and hardiness (r=.345, p=.000), between hope seeking thought and hardiness (r=.247, p=.000). In regression analysis, ways of coping was significantly influenced by hardiness(16.6%). Conclusion: The results suggest that programs for strengthening hardiness can be considered as significant nursing interventions for helping university students cope with stress.