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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing
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Volume 21, Issue 4 - Nov 2014
Volume 21, Issue 3 - Aug 2014
Volume 21, Issue 2 - May 2014
Volume 21, Issue 1 - Feb 2014
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Effect of Foot Care Education for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Involving the Feet
Kim, Seong Kyong ; Kim, Hee Seung ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2014, Pages 7~17
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.1.7
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate effects of foot care education on foot pain, foot care compliance, and disability of daily living for people with rheumatoid arthritis involving the feet. Methods: This study was conducted as a randomized controlled trial. The participants were 49 patients, including 24 in the experimental group and 25 in the control group. The experimental treatment was the provision of foot care education leaflets and 20-minute 1:1 explanations of the content of the leaflet. After 2 weeks, foot care compliance was confirmed by phone call. The experimental effects were assessed by measuring changes in foot pain, foot care compliance, and disability of daily living using a pre test before the foot care education and a post test, 1 month after the foot care education. Results: Foot pain and disability of daily living in the experimental group decreased more than that of the control group. Foot care compliance in experimental group increased more than that of the control group. Conclusion: Results indicate that this foot care education program is an effective intervention to decrease foot pain and the disability of daily living, and increase the foot care compliance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis involving the feet.
Factors Associated With Oral Health Related-quality of Life in Elderly Persons: Applying Andersen's Model
Yom, Young-Hee ; Han, Jung-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2014, Pages 18~28
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.1.18
Purpose: This study was done to apply Andersen's behavioral model to identify factors that determine oral health-related quality of life in elderly persons. Methods: Participants were 257 people ages 65 years or older. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean and hierarchical multiple regression. Results: The variables in the behavioral model, predisposing factors, enabling factors and need factors, explained 31% (F=12.7, p<.001) of variance in oral health-related quality of life. The predisposing factors, enabling factors, need factors and health behavior collectively explained 35% (F=9.22, p<.001) of variance in oral health-related quality of life. Factors influencing oral health-related quality of life in older adults were ADL and IADL, self-reported oral health status, xerostomia and dental care in last 12 months. Conclusions: The analysis results showed that the need factor had the highest level of relative importance of the three factors. The model used for this study can be used to predict oral health-related quality of life.
Factors affecting Cancer Preventive Behavior in Middle-aged People
Kim, Nam Sun ; Lee, Kyu Eun ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2014, Pages 29~38
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.1.29
Purpose: This study was done to examine factors affecting cancer preventive behavior in middle-aged people. Method: The research design for this study was a descriptive survey design using convenience sampling. Data collection was done using self-questionnaire with 203 middle-aged people in Seoul and G city. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and stepwise multiple regression with the SPSS Win 20.0 Program. Results: The mean score of cancer preventive behavior was
out of 5. Cancer preventive behavior showed a significantly positive correlation with knowledge about cancer (r=.24, p<.001). In the multiple regression analysis, gender, perceived health status and knowledge about cancer were significant predictors and explained 14.5% of cancer preventive behaviors. Conclusion: Findings of this study allow a comprehensive understanding of cancer preventive behavior and related factors by middle-aged people. However, further study with a larger random sample from various living environment is necessary.
Factors Influencing Yangsaeng in Middle aged women
Yi, Su-Jeong ; Kim, Ae-Kyung ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2014, Pages 39~47
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.1.39
Purpose: This study was a descriptive research to investigate the impact for middle aged women of health perception, self-efficacy, family support on Yangsaeng, a traditional Oriental way of promoting health. Method: Data were collected through questionnaires from 277 middle aged women. Collected data were analyzed using PASW Statistics 18. Analysis included descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression. Results: There was a statistically significant difference in Yangsaeng according to average monthly household income. There was a significant positive correlation between Yangsaeng and self-efficacy, family support, and health perception. Health perception, family support, self-efficacy, and monthly income were found to be significant predictors (36%) of Yangsaeng. Conclusion: To promote Yangsaeng in middle aged women, nurses should focus on factors identified in this study when developing nursing interventions for health promotion.
Predictors of Intention to Quit Smoking in Elderly Smokers following a Stroke
Do, Eun Su ; Seo, Young-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2014, Pages 48~56
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.1.48
Purpose: This study was done to identify factors based on the theory of planned behavior that predict smoking cessation in elderly smokers following a stroke. Method: Between March and May 2013, data related to intention, attitude toward the behavior, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control, were collected through questionnaire from 223 elders who smoked and who had a stroke. Data analysis was performed using PASW (SPSS) 18.0 program, and included t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and multiple stepwise liner regression analysis. Results: Results showed a positive correlation between intention and attitude toward the behavior (r=.494, p<.001), subjective norm (r=.390, p<.001), and perceived behavioral control (r=.189, p=.005). These variables such as perceived behavior control, subjective norm, number of cigarettes per day, and usefulness of quitting smoking explained 50% of intention to quit smoking. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that there is a need to develop smoking cessation nursing strategies for elderly smokers following a stroke in order to provide effective counseling on subjective norm and perceived behavioral control.
Nurses' Management of Nursing Home Residents' Remaining Functional Ability: Concept Development
Lim, Sun-Young ; Chang, Sung-Ok ; Kim, Su-Jin ; Kim, Hyun-Ju ; Choi, Jung-Eun ; Park, Min-Sun ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2014, Pages 57~68
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.1.57
Purpose: Nurses' management of Nursing Home residents' remaining functional ability is phenomena emphasizing as the main practice focus in long term care and has specific meanings within the context of quality of life for fragile and disabled elderly people in nursing homes. This study was conducted to clarify and to conceptualize the phenomena of nurses' management of nursing home residents' remaining functional ability. Method: The Hybrid Model of concept development was applied to develop a concept of nurses' management of residents' remaining functional ability. Results: This concept of nurse' management emerged as a phenomenon having meanings in two different dimensions, deliberation and enactment for five types of residents: residents with declining function and dementia requiring nursing assistance, bed-ridden residents with moderate dementia, residents with advanced dementia and behavior problems, but good physical health, residents at the end of life stage, and bed-ridden residents with intact mental health. Conclusions: Results indicate that nurses' management of remaining functional ability of residents in nursing homes is a concept having types of needs that should be treated in specified ways. Interventions should have a positive impacts on practical applications in nursing homes and on enhancing residents' remaining function.