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Volume 18, Issue 4 - Nov 2011
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Nurses' Perceptions regarding Evidence-Based Practice Facilitators in a Tertiary Hospital
Cho, Myung-Sook ; Song, Mi-Ra ; Cha, Sun-Kyung ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 300~309
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate facilitators of evidence-based practice (EBP) in Clinical Nurses. Method: The instruments used in study were the EBP facilitator scale developed by Nagy et al. and a questionnaire on EBP-related characteristics. Data were collected from 230 nurses at a tertiary hospital and analyzed by descriptive statistics. Results: Compared to previous studies, this study showed that nurses had more experience related to research courses and clinical research. However, the proportion of nurses who reviewed relevant articles still remained low. The respondents had positive perceptions of organizational supports for EBP and belief in the value of EBP, whereas they had negative perceptions of skills in locating and evaluating research reports, knowledge of research terms and statistics, and time to devote to EBP. Conclusion: The findings of the study provide important basic data to develop and implement an EBP programs. In future, EBP programs should cover the nurses' skills to search and review research literature as well as their knowledge of research terms and statistics. Furthermore, nurses will require help to ensure that there is adequate time to devote to EBP.
Difference Between Nursing Demand and Perceived Nursing Performance in Hemodialysis Patients
Kim, Son-Jung ; Kim, Hee-Seung ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 310~316
Purpose: In the present study, the difference in patients' nursing demands and nursing performance as perceived by the patients was examined. Methods: The participants were 272 patients on maintenance hemodialysis at five university hospitals. Nursing need and nursing performance were measured using the tool developed by Lee for this study. Results: The mean score for nursing demand was 3.35 points out of 4. The scores were higher for participants with middle school graduation or less, those not professing religion, and those whose medical insurance was of the medicaid type. The mean score for perceived nursing performance was 3.22 points out of 4. Nursing performance as perceived by hemodialysis patients was lower than nursing demand for 22 of 28 items. The item with the largest difference between nursing performance and nursing demand was 'Give a pain-free injection', followed by 'Explain about insurance benefits and supports' and 'Maintain quiet environment in the hemodialysis unit enabling rest during hemodialysis'. Conclusion: The results show that nursing performance as perceived by hemodialysis patients was lower than nursing demand. This result indicates a need to develop appropriate strategies to enhance nursing performance, especially for items that showed low nursing performance.
Factors Influencing Cognitive Impairment in Elders with Dementia Living at Home
Ha, Eun-Ho ; Park, Kyung-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 317~327
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to contribute data toward prevention from advancing dementia and also prevention of deterioration in cognitive impairment by constructing an optimal prediction model and verifying factors influencing cognitive impairment in elders with dementia who reside at home. Methods: The participants in this study were 351 elders who were registered at dementia day care centers in 11 regions of Metropolitan Incheon. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS Statistics 17.0 and SAS 9.1. Bootstrap method using the Clementine program 12.0 was applied to build an optimum prediction model. Results: Gender and education (general characteristics), alcohol, urinary/fecal incontinence, exercise, weight, and ADL (state of health), and depression (psychological state) were found to have an affect on cognitive impairment in these elders. Conclusion: Study results indicate nine key factors that affect cognitive impairment of elders with dementia who reside at home and that could be useful in prevention and management nursing plans. These factors could also be used to expand the role of nurses who are working in community day care centers, and can be applied in the development and provision of various programs to aid retention and improve cognitive function as well as preventing deterioration of cognition.
Effects of Cancer-Overcome BeHaS (Be Happy and Strong) Exercise Program on Shoulder Joint Function, Stress, Body Image and Self-esteem in Breast Cancer Patients after Surgery
Min, Shin-Hong ; Park, Sun-Young ; Kim, Jong-Im ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 328~336
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of cancer-overcome BeHaS exercise program on shoulder joint function, stress, body image and self-esteem in women who have had surgery for breast cancer. Method: A non-equivalent control group pre-post test design with an experimental group (n=25) and a control group (n=25) was used. The experimental group participated in the program once a week for eight weeks. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi square and t-test with the SPSS Win 17.0. Results: There were significantly increased in shoulder joint function (p=.012), body image (p=.001), and self-esteem (p=.013), and significantly decreased in stress (p=.003). Conclusion: The results suggest that breast cancer-overcome BeHaS exercise program had beneficial effects on shoulder joint function, body image, self-esteem and stress in patients who have had surgery for breast cancer.
Development and Evaluation of Community-based Respite Program for Family Caregivers of Elders with Dementia
Cheon, Suk-Hee ; Chang, Sung-Ok ; Kong, Gye-Soon ; Song, Mi-Ryeong ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 337~347
Purpose: Purposes of this study were to develop a community-based respite program for family caregivers and to test the effects of the program. Methods: Focus group interviews were performed to extract meaning of respite care for family caregivers (13 participants) and a survey was done to identify respite needs of family caregivers (157 participants). The community-based respite program for family caregivers was developed based on results of the focus group interview and survey. The program was used with 41 participants (19 experimental and 22 control). Independent t-test and Mann-Whitney U-test were used to test differences between control and experimental groups for respite needs, burden of caregivers, subjective wellbeing, social support, fatigue and functional status of elders with dementia. Results: There were statistical differences in caregiver burden, subjective wellbeing, and social support after the program, but, none for respite needs, fatigue and functional status of elders with dementia. Conclusion: The results indicate that a respite program can be useful to decrease burden of caregivers and increase subjective wellbeing and perceived social support of family caregivers in community settings. Further intervention research is needed to increase the functional status of elders with dementia and decrease fatigue in caregivers.
The Effects of Heat Therapy on Low Back Pain, Blood Pressure and Pulse Rate after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Yun, So-Young ; Cho, Bok-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 348~355
Purpose: This study was done to examine the effects of heat therapy on low back pain, blood pressure and pulse rate after percutaneous coronary intervention. Method: The participants in this study were 40 patients who were admitted after having percutaneous coronary intervention. The experimental group, 20 patients, had heat therapy and the control group, 20 patients, maintained a supine position for 12 hours after the intervention. Back pain (VAS), blood pressure and pulse rate were measured just after removal of the sheath, and at 2-hour intervals up to 6 hours. Data were analyzed using SPSS 15.0. Results: The experimental group had significantly lower VAS for low back pain (F=23.44, p=.001). However no significant differences were found between two groups for blood pressure and pulse rate. Conclusion: The findings indicate that heat therapy is effective in reducing low back pain in patients who have had percutaneous coronary intervention. Therefore, heat therapy could be used as nursing intervention percutaneous coronary intervention.
Effects of Oral Care with 0.12% Chlorhexidine and Saline Solution on Oral Status, Incidence of Oral Pathogens and Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score in Children with Cardiac Surgery
Koo, Mi-Jee ; Kim, Kyoung-Nam ; Hwang, Sun-Kyung ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 356~364
Purpose: The purpose of this study was done to investigate the effects of oral care using 0.12% chlorhexidine and saline solution on oral status, incidence of oral pathogens and pneumonia among children who had cardiac surgery. Methods: The study participants were 84 children who underwent cardiac surgery and were admitted to the SICU of a university hospital. Oral care was provided with 0.12% chlorhexidine to the experimental group (n=43) and with saline solution to the control group (n=41), 3 times a day for 3 days. Before and after the intervention, the oral status, oral swab culture, and CPIS were checked. Results: There was no significant difference in oral status score between the two groups. The incidence of oral pathogens in the experimental group was significantly lower than that of the control group (t=-5.780, p<.001). The CPIS in experimental group was significantly lower than that of control group (t=-3.665, p<.001). Conclusion: The oral care with 0.12% Chlorhexidine is more effective than with only saline solution for reducing incidence of oral pathogens and pneumonia.
Effects of Teaching Effectiveness and Clinical Learning Environment on Clinical Practice Competency in Nursing Students
Han, Ji-Young ; Park, Hyeon-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 365~372
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the teaching effectiveness and clinical learning environment on the clinical practice competency in nursing students. Method: Undergraduate nursing students (268) enrolled in one of 4 universities in 2 cities completed a survey questionnaire. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficient and multiple regression with the SPSS/Win 11.0 program. Results: The mean score for teaching effectiveness was 3.09 (
) on a 5-point scale, for clinical learning environment, 3.09 (
) on a 5-point scale, and for clinical practice competency, 3.94 (
) on a 6-point scale. Significant positive correlations were found between teaching effectiveness and clinical learning environment, and clinical practice competency. The regression model explained 8.8% of clinical practice competency. Teaching effectiveness and clinical learning environment were significant predictors of clinical practice competency. Conclusion: The findings of the study suggest that teaching effectiveness and clinical learning environment be considered when developing strategies to increase clinical practice competency in nursing students.
Educational Needs Based on Analysis of Importance, Frequency and Difficulty of ICU Nursing Practice for ICU Nurses
Kim, Keum-Soon ; Kim, Jin-A ; Park, Young-Rye ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 373~382
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the educational needs of ICU nurses based on an analysis of importance, frequency, and difficulty for ICU nursing practice. Method: A cross-sectional survey was conducted using a questionnaire with 80 questions in 14 ICU nursing categories. Data were collected from August to October 2009. A total of 295 ICU nurses from five hospitals who had minimum of one year clinical experience participated. Data were analyzed with using descriptive statistics. Results: For importance, emergency care had the highest score, followed by physical assessment, communication, cardiovascular care, and ICU basic nursing. Regarding the frequency, physical assessment had the highest score, followed by communication, medication, ICU basic nursing, and respiratory care. Cardiovascular care was the most difficult task, followed by neurological care, emergency care, other ICU related nursing care, diagnostic test, and communication. Conclusion: The findings indicate a high educational need in the areas of communication, medication, physical assessment, diagnostic test, emergency care, and cardiovascular care. Thus the development of educational programs on communication, medication, physical assessment, diagnostic test, emergency care, and cardiovascular care are needed for ICU nurses.
Development and Evaluation of a Web-based Education Program on Appropriate Antibiotic Use in Korean Adolescents
Kim, So-Sun ; Cheon, Joo-Young ; Kwon, In-Sook ; Cho, Yoon-Mi ; Moon, Seong-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 383~391
Purpose: This study was done to develop a web-based education program on appropriate antibiotic use and test the effects of the program on knowledge and attitudes towards antibiotic use in Korean adolescents. Methods: The web-based education program was developed through an extensive literature review and professional advisory meetings including technical assistance from a web-based education programmer and content experts. A convenience sample of 851 students from middle and high schools participated in the assessment of effects of the program. Knowledge and attitudes of the students towards antibiotic use and satisfaction with the web-based education program were measured. Descriptive statistics and paired t-test were used to analyze the data. Results: There were significant improvements in knowledge and attitudes towards antibiotic use following self-learning via the web-based education program in both middle and high school students. High school students demonstrated higher scores in knowledge and attitudes than middle school students. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that this web-based education program on appropriate antibiotic use is a convenient and effective medium for self-learning in adolescents. Therefore the web-based program should be put into wide use as an effective and convenient teaching method for health education in secondary schools.
Simulation Module Development and Team Competency Evaluation
Kim, Hae-Ran ; Choi, Eun-Young ; Kang, Hee-Young ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 392~400
Purpose: This study was done to provide fundamental data to develop a simulation application working practice module and to develop a strategy that would improve team efficacy of students, as well as interpersonal understanding, and proactivity in problem solving after using the team based learning simulation. Methods: The participants were students in fourth year in C University and they participated in the simulation learning for 8 weeks from October to December 2010. The variables of team efficacy, interpersonal understanding, and proactivity in problem solving were measured and data were analyzed using SPSS WIN 17.0 program. Results: After applying the team based simulation learning, students' team efficacy, interpersonal understanding, and proactivity in problem solving improved significantly. Conclusion: The results indicate that the simulation module in this study gave the students experience in providing available and safe nursing care under conditions similar to reality and also underlined the importance of team competency for student nurses in caring for patients.
Consciousness of Biomedical Ethics in Nursing Students and Non-Nursing Students
Jeon, Hyen-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 401~410
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to provide basic data necessary for educating nursing students by establishing a desirable sense of ethics values. Method: In this descriptive research, 101 nursing students and 191 non-nursing students (in other health related fields) from Daejeon City were selected. Tools used for data analysis were descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Scheffe test and step wise multiple regression with SPSS/WIN 12.0 version. Results: Average scores for consciousness of biomedical ethics in nursing students was 2.94, and in non-nursing students, 2.77. When differences in the consciousness of biomedical ethics of nursing and non-nursing students were compared, nursing students had significantly higher scores for artificial abortion, artificial insemination, prenatal diagnosis of fetus, right to life of newborn, euthanasia, organ transplantation and human biotechnology, but significantly lower for brain death. Variables which influenced consciousness of biomedical ethics were religion and economic status in the nursing students and intent to attend a class in biomedical ethics, quantity and quality of biomedical ethics in the current curriculum and religion in the non-nursing students. Conclusion: Continuing educational programs need to be considered and attention given to the significant variables that can promote consciousness of biomedical ethics in nursing students.
Differences in Awareness and Ethical Attitudes about Do-Not-Resuscitate among Emergency Departments' Team
Park, Hak-Young ; Sung, Mi-Hae ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 18, issue 3, 2011, Pages 411~420
Purpose: The aim of this study was to exam differences in awareness and ethical attitudes associated with Do-Not- Resuscitate (DNR) among emergency department's team. Method: The participants in this study were 402 emergency department's team working in the 41 hospitals. The data was collected by using "awareness measuring tool" by Kang (2003) and "ethical attitudes measuring tool" by Ko (2004) from May 1 to September 15, 2009. Collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, Pearson correlation coefficient using SPSS WIN 14.0 program. Results: 74.4% of subjects was responded that they had never been educated about DNR, but 73.9% of subjects was responded that they had experienced DNR in the emergency room. The majority of subjects responded that the patients and their families should make a decision about the DNR. There was a difference in an appropriate time for explanation of DNR among emergency department's team. There was a difference in ethical attitudes associated with Do-Not- Resuscitate among emergency department's team. Conclusion: For a professional and systematic approach to the problem, DNR guideline sufficient to elicit a social consensus is needed.