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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing
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Volume 22, Issue 4 - Nov 2015
Volume 22, Issue 3 - Aug 2015
Volume 22, Issue 2 - May 2015
Volume 22, Issue 1 - Feb 2015
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Spiritual Health in Korean Culture -Q methodological approach-
Shim, Hyung Wha ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 22, issue 2, 2015, Pages 129~138
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2015.22.2.129
Purpose: This paper is a basic study done to establish spiritual health concepts according to Korean culture. The focus was on identifying perceived concepts of spiritual health in Korean people. Methods: The Q method, which is effective in measuring individual subjectivity, was used in this study. Results: Perception of the concept of spiritual health was found to have 3 independent types, Type I is a self-directed, present life centered type. This is a group stressing the importance of planning self-directed life and the people of this group consider the values of the present life as important. Type II is a faith-oriented, afterlife centered type. This is a group whose essence of spiritual health is religious devotion like faith in god and the people of this group do not sympathize with the oriental world view. Type III is an oriental, value-sharing type. This is a group with an oriental world view and the people of this group stress importance in sharing values with communities or others. Conclusion: These results not only become the basis for understanding the concept of spiritual health among Koreans, but also suggest the necessity of comprehensive education for spiritual health promotion.
Effects of Meatal Care with Essential Oil on the Meatal Status of Elderly Women Patients
Kim, Jin ; Kim, Se-Young ; No, In Sun ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 22, issue 2, 2015, Pages 139~148
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2015.22.2.139
Purpose: This study was done to examine the effects of meatal care with essential oil on meatal E-coli and pH of inpatients in geriatric hospital. Methods: The participants were 40 patients admitted to J geriatric hospital in G city, Korea. Twenty patients were assigned to the experimental group and 20 to the control group. Participants in the experimental group received meatal care with essential oil (application of essential oil mixture consisting of lavender, tea tree, and frankincense). The control group received meatal care with saline. The meatal care was performed twice daily for one week in both groups. The scores for meatal odor, meatal pH and bacterial count for E-coli were measured before and after the treatment. Results: The score for meatal odor were significantly lower in the experimental group compared to the control group. The meatal pH and bacterial count for E-coli significantly decreased in the experimental group compared to the control group. Conclusion: Findings indicate that meatal care with essential oil is an effective nursing intervention to reduce meatal odor, meatal pH and bacterial count for E-coli for elderly women inpatients in geriatric hospitals.
Effects of Family Presence Intervention on Anxiety, Delirium, Pain and Length of Time in Recovery Room of Post-operative Elderly Patients in Post-anesthesia Care Units
Kim, Kyunghee ; Lee, Sookhee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 22, issue 2, 2015, Pages 149~157
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2015.22.2.149
Purpose: The objectives of this study were to assess the influence of family presence in the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) on anxiety, emergency delirium, pain and length of stay in the recovery room for elderly patients undergoing surgery for which general anesthesia has been used. Methods: The study was a nonequivalent control group pre-post test design. Eighty elderly patients over 65 years who underwent surgery under general anesthesia were recruited. Forty were assigned to the experiment group, patients together with a family member and 40 to the control group, with no family member present. Patients' anxiety, emergency delirium, pain and length of time in the recovery room were evaluated at 10 minute and 30 minute after arrival in the PACU. Results: Patients with family members in the PACU showed significantly decreased levels of anxiety at 10 and 30 minutes and significantly lower levels of emergency delirium and pain at 30 minutes. However there was no difference between the 2 groups for length of time in the recovery room. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that being with family members in the PACU after surgery under general anesthesia is effective for reducing elderly patients' anxiety, delirium and pain during time in the recovery room.
Knowledge regarding Cervical Cancer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Intention for Vaccination among the Personnel in Korean Military Service
Shin, Hyunkyung ; Park, Hyojung ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 22, issue 2, 2015, Pages 158~168
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2015.22.2.158
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge of cervical cancer, HPV and intention for vaccination in Korean soldiers on active duty. Methods: Participants were 494 army men aged 18 to 26 serving in D area. Knowledge of cervical cancer was measured using the 8 item scale developed by Han et al. (2007) and knowledge of HPV was measured using the 13 item scale developed by Pitts et al. (2009). Collected data were analyzed with t-test,
-test, and ANOVA. Results: Mean scores for cervical cancer and HPV knowledge were
respectively and vaccination intention was 75.6%. HPV vaccination intention had significant differences depending on knowledge about cervical cancer (
, p=.001), and HPV (
, p=.003), education (
, p=.002), sexual intercourse after first meeting (
, p=.003), and sexual education in the military service (
, p=.001). Conclusion: When planning education program for men in military service, it is necessary to consider include content to increase knowledge of cervical cancer and HPV.
An Action Research to Improve Fundamental Nursing Practice Course: Designing College Courses Model
Kim, Heeyoung ; Kim, Yun-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 22, issue 2, 2015, Pages 169~179
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2015.22.2.169
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to improve the quality of fundamental nursing practice course. Methods: Participants were 132 students who took the fundamental nursing practice course at D university in N city. The study included processes of planning, action, observation, and reflection. Quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS 20.0 program and qualitative data were evaluated through content analysis. Results: The 12-step designing college courses model by Fink was applied in the planning. In the acting stage, the course was conducted according to the instruction in designing the course, students wrote reflective journals and the professor gave feedback to the reflective journal and the class observation journal was used for lessons. In the observation stage, the course evaluation was surveyed and analyzed, evaluations were positive with 47.1% of students positively evaluating the teaching strategy. In the reflecting stage, outcomes in course improvement were reflected on and, the number of students at the lower level-of-achievement decreased. Conclusion: Action research was a useful research method that could capture the quality improvement process in college courses. Expression of effort and passion to improve quality of education through action research in various ways and to share quality improvement strategies for nursing education are important.
Nursing Students' Error and Recovery in Transfusion Simulation for Safety Competency
Kim, Eun Jung ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 22, issue 2, 2015, Pages 180~189
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2015.22.2.180
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the types of errors that occurred and were recovered in a simulated transfusion scenario by nursing students. Methods: Twenty-eight teams of a total of 89 nursing students participated in a transfusion simulation using a high fidelity simulator. Data were collected by observing rule based errors and built in errors recovered according to the framework of Eindhoven model. Reflective journaling was used to identify perceived safety-threatening errors and commitment to improvement. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: All teams committed the rule based errors in the scenario. The most common errors occurred in the coordination category related to communication with physician. Most of students perceived the transfusion reaction as a safety-threatening error. Conclusion: The findings indicate that students lack patient safety competence. The simulation training to decrease errors and improve safe practice provides nursing students with an effective strategy to develop patient safety competence.
Factors related to Fear of Recurrence in Stroke Patients
Chung, Ji Won ; Kim, Jung-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 22, issue 2, 2015, Pages 190~197
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2015.22.2.190
Purpose: Recently, the number of post-stroke survivors has increased. The physical deficits following stroke have been well studied, but there is little information on fear of recurrence in stroke patients. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the health risk behaviors, health motivation and sense of control on fear of recurrence after a stroke. Method: Data were collected through a questionnaire that included items on general characteristics. Participants were recruited from the convalescent centers and outpatients clinics. Participants completed the mastery scale, health motivation scale, and a fear of stroke recurrence scale. The data were analyzed using hierarchial multiple regressions analysis with SPSS version 18.0. Results: Levels of fear of recurrence, health motivation and sense of control were moderate with means of 19.76(SD=5.15), 26.85(SD=5.10), and 16.69(SD=4.65), respectively. Health motivation and sense of control contributed to fear of recurrence. The variables explained 30.5% of variance in fear of recurrence. Conclusions: Results indicate that interventions for fear of recurrence management after stroke should take into account health motivation and sense of control.
Clinical Nurses' Perception on Barriers to Research Utilization
Kang, Younhee ; Yang, In-Suk ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 22, issue 2, 2015, Pages 198~206
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2015.22.2.198
Purpose: Although previous studies reported that actual application of research findings into the clinical setting was still poor, research utilization is a major component for implementation of Evidence-based Nursing Practice (EBNP). This study was conducted to identify the barriers to research utilization in clinical nurses. Methods: A descriptive survey design was used. Participants were 392 clinical nurses who were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Results: Priority factors of barriers were setting, communication, research, and nurses. Five of the top 10 barriers were related to 'setting.' The first barrier was difficulty in the comprehension of statistical analyses. Nurses who worked in secondary hospitals and regularly read research articles perceived significantly lower barriers to research utilization compared with other nurses. There were statistically differences in research utilization among the groups by level of searching skills related to research documents and degree of understanding of EBNP. Conclusion: The study findings identified the top barriers to research utilization and key factors for nursing administrators and educators to consider in developing strategies to facilitate the utilization of research findings in clinical settings.