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The Effects of Table Tennis Program on Self Efficacy, Cardiopulmonary Function, Serum Lipids, Catalase Activity in the Physical Disabilities
Jeong, Yeong-Ju ; Park, Jae-Gyeong ; Yu, Gyeong-Won ; Lee, Hee-Kyung ; Kim, Mi-Ran ; Kim, Kweon-Young ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 1, 2009, Pages 1~13
Purpose: This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of table tennis program on self efficacy, cardiopulmonary function, serum lipids, catalase activity in the physical disabilities. Method: Physical disabilities were allocated to one of two groups: control group (n=7), experiment group (n=8). The experiment group took table tennis program four times a week for 12 weeks. Self efficacy was measured by questionnaire. Serum lipid profiles, catalase and cardiopulmonary function were checked after the exercise program and compared with pre-exercise data. Result: Self efficacy was significantly higher in the table tennis group. Maximum oxygen consumption and forced vital capacity were significantly increased and heart rate at rest was decreased in the table tennis group. Total cholesterol and triglyceride were decreased in the table tennis group. There was no significant change in catalase activity between two groups. Conclusion: These results indicate that table tennis program has positive effects on the health of the physical disabilities by improving the self efficacy and cardiopulmonary function and serum cholesterol profile.
Clinical Factors which Affect the Amount and Length of Intravenous Heparin Infusion in Stroke
Choi, Ja-Yun ; Kim, Mi-Won ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 1, 2009, Pages 14~22
Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the clinical factors which affected the amount and the duration of infusion of intravenous (IV) heparin on ischemic stroke. Method: A cross-sectional descriptive study was designed to examine the factors. A total of 101 patients with ischemic stroke from a University hospital in G-city, Korea from January to December, 2006 were participated in this study. Data were analyzed by t- and ANOVA test, correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple linear regression analysis. Result: This study showed that the patients who have been temporarily stopped to infuse iv heparin for more than one hour, had cardioembolic stroke, and had the lower count of initial red blood cell (RBC) had significantly lower amount of iv heparin infusion per body surface. In addition, this study founded that the patients with lower count of initial RBC and the lower level of initial blood sugar were significantly less likely to have the lower length of iv heparin infusion. Conclusion: Continuous monitoring and controlling the count of RBC and the level of blood sugar are needed to increase the efficacy of iv heparin therapy on ischemic stroke. Further empirical studies should be conducted to support the results of this study.
Sleep-Wake Disturbance in Post-stroke Patients
Suh, Min-Hee ; ChoiKwon, Smi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 1, 2009, Pages 23~31
Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and related factors of sleep-wake disturbance (SWD) in Korean post-stroke patients. This study was the first to address post-stroke SWD in Korea using a structured questionnaire. Method: We investigated the prevalence of SWD and related factors including lesion location, stroke severity, presence of depression and fatigue. We assessed sleep-wake pattern including quality of sleep, sleep latency, wake episodes, wake time after sleep onset, daytime sleep episode and sleep time at daytime. Ninety stroke patients admitted to a university affiliated hospital in Seoul between the period September 2008 and January 2009 were included in the study. Result: Thirty five patients (38.9%) complained insomnia and 32 (35.6%) complained excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). Quality of sleep (p=.000), sleep latency (p=.000) and total sleep time (p=.001) were significantly poorer in 16 patients with both insomnia and EDS than in the others. The related factors to insomnia were level of education (p=.030), depression (p=.007) and fatigue (p=.034), though related factors to EDS were stroke onset time (p=.049), stroke severity (p=.005), motor dysfunction (p=.035), dysphasia (p=.018), fatigue (p=.001) and lesion location (p=.019). Conclusion: Sleep-wake disturbance is a common problem in Korean stroke patients. Strategies to improve quality of sleep are urgently needed in the post-stroke patients.
The Effects of Aroma Inhalation Therapy on Anxiety and Heart Rate Variability in the Patients Undergoing Urodynamic Study
Kim, Myung-Wan ; Yoo, Yang-Sook ; Cho, Ok-Hee ; Jo, Seong-Jun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 1, 2009, Pages 32~41
Purpose: This study was to identify the effects of aroma inhalation therapy on heart rate variability and anxiety in the context of urodynamics study. Method: The data were collected from 64 patients who were receiving urodynamics at the C University Medical Center in Seoul, 23 in the experimental group, 22 in the placebo group and 19 in the control group. In the experiment, the subjects of the experimental group inhaled a mixture of lavender and bergamot for 5 min, the subjects of the placebo group inhaled geranyl acetate oil for 5 min and the subjects of the control group relaxed for 5 min. The instruments used in this study included the state anxiety inventory and heart rate variability. Result: The score of state anxiety was no significant differences between the three groups after aroma-inhalation. Also, the sympathetic nerve activity and parasympathetic nerve activity was no significant differences between the three groups after aroma-inhalation. Autonomic nerve balance was maintained significantly in the experimental group as compared to the control groups after aroma-inhalation. Conclusion: The aroma inhalation therapy was very effective in balancing the autonomic nervous system in the patients undergoing urodynamic study.
Influence of VRE Knowledge and Awareness with VRE Infection Control in Compliance with VRE Infection Control among Nurses in Intensive Care Units
Park, Young-Mi ; Park, Kyung-Yeon ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 1, 2009, Pages 42~50
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the influence of Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) knowledge and awareness with VRE infection control in compliance with VRE infection control among nurses in intensive care units. Method: Participants (N=154) were recruited in B city from August 2007 to October 2007. Data were analyzed with SPSS PC+. Result: The degree of VRE knowledge of the participants was 12.41 out of the total score, 17; that of awareness with VRE infection control was 3.87 out of the total score, 4; that of compliance with VRE infection control 3.75 out of the perfect score, 4. A significantly positive relationship between awareness of VRE infection control and compliance with VRE infection control has been observed. Awareness with VRE infection control and type of intensive care unitpredicted 21.1% of the variance in compliance with VRE infection control. Conclusion: The study indicated that awareness with VRE infection control has the most important impact on the compliance with VRE infection control for the participants. Based on the finding, a suggestion is made to continue the research on VRE knowledge and nosocomical infection on the subject of nurse and nurse managers who are responsible for infection control in a medical institution.
The Learning Effects of Instructional Media on Anatomy Classes in a Nursing College
Sim, Jeoung-Ha ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 1, 2009, Pages 51~58
Purpose: It is to verify learning effect of the instructional media on anatomy classes at a nursing college and to develop an alternative instructional media instead of cadaver. Method: Four groups pretest-posttest experimental design were used. One hundred twenty students who attended an Anatomy lecture in September, 2009 were selected After attending the anatomy lecture, the subjects were divided into four group (30 for each group) conveniently. The heart anatomy knowledge level were measured by a self evaluation questionnaire and quiz before and after a different instructional media being applied for each group including making heart shape using colored clay, taking picture of a real heart, sketching the heart model with color pencil and drawing heart presented in the anatomy textbook. Data was analyzed by t-test, ANNOVA test using the SPSS/PC WIN 12 version. Result: A statistically significant differences in the level of heart anatomy knowledge acquirement was noted after four different instructional media being applied, and four different instructional media was effective to the anatomy practice education. However, no difference in statistical post test results was noted among the four groups. Conclusion: It is recommended that further comparative studies on the learning effect between human cadaver practice and different instructional media is necessary.
Comparative Research of Pruritus Group and Non Pruritus Group in Hemodialysis Patients
Park, Jeong-Sook ; Hong, Yoon-Soo ; Lee, Kum-Hee ; Kim, Kwi-Kyung ; Lee, Hye-Ran ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 1, 2009, Pages 59~67
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare characteristics of two groups (pruritus and non pruritus group), in hemodialysis patients. Method: The degree of ichting in 130 patients treated at the D Medical Center Hemodialysis Unit was examined by itching severity & sites tool, itching observation tool and itching NRS tool. The data were collected from October 1 to 12, 2007 and analyzed by student t-test and Mann-Whitney test. Result: Sixty three patients (48.3%) of hemodialysis patients had pruritus. The severity and number rating scale score of pruritus in one day before hemodialysis was higher than during and after hemodialysis. The frequency of dialysis and usage of anti-histamine drug were significantly lower in nonpruritis group than in pruritus group (F=5.209, p=.022, F=6.549, p=.010). The other general characteristics, hemodialysis-related characteristics and laboratory data were not significantly different between the two groups. The depression score was significantly higher in pruritus than in nonpruritus group (t=-2.505, p=.017). But there were no significant differences in hostility and anxiety between the two groups. Conclusion: Residual renal function and depression were associated with pruritus in hemodialysis patients. Efforts for preservation of residual renal function and emotional support may decreased severity and frequency of pruritus in hemodialysis patients.
Continuous Hemodynamic Profiles of Healthy Adults during Valsalva Maneuver
Kwak, Hye-Weon ; Kim, Na-Hyun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 1, 2009, Pages 68~76
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hemodynamic changes in degree and duration that occur during Valsalva maneuver (VM). Furthermore, we wanted to investigate the patterns and mechanisms of physiological hemodynamic control. Method: Thirty six healthy college students were recruited from Y university. Each participant was provided with written informed consent. Blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), cardiac output (CO) were continuously recorded using the Finometer. Result: During the phase I of VM, means of systolic and diastolic pressures were increased by 32.15% and 38.28%, respectively, compared with basal values. HR and CO were decreased by 9.91% and 13.01%, respectively. Immediately after the maneuver (phase III), systolic and diastolic pressures were decreased by 5.05% and 6.24%, respectively, compared with those obtained in the phase II. HR and CO were elevated by 13.33% and 11.93%, respectively, compared to the levels of earlier phases. BPs were represented with overshoot in the phase IV, and recovered by baseline values about 20 sec after VM. Conclusion: These results demonstrated that hemodynamic changes are variable in the event of VM even in healthy humans. It will be valuable to accumulate more quantitative hemodynamic information in special populations such as the elderly and the patients with cardiovascular problems.
The Outbreaks, Treatment and Lifestyle in Children with Atopic Dermatitis
Kim, Young-Mi ; Lee, Yun-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 1, 2009, Pages 77~84
Purpose: This study was performed to investigate outbreak, treatment, and lifestyle in children with atopic dermatitis (AD) for developing a health promotion education program. Method: Data were collected from 2,920 children with AD in preschool and elementary schools in K city. Result: The majority of children (43.75%) were onset in less than 1 yr after the birth. The locations of skin lesion were face, extension of extremities, and flextion of extremities, neck and trunk. The types of treatment were complement therapies, and medical treatment such as pediatrics and dermatology. Their parents chose a type of treatment for their children. Of complement therapies, the most common type was aroma oil. Herbal medicine was the most eating type among complement therapies. In lifestyle, the preferred bathing method was shower. In applying moisturizer, the most common time was within 3 min after bath. The highest frequency of taking instant/processed diet was 1-2 times per week and the most preferred type was pork. Conclusion: A Health promotion educational program with AD in preschool and elementary school children should included a specificity of disease, the recent treatment guideline, life therapy and evidenced complement therapy by child and family unit for the promotion of their health.
Effect of Aroma Oil Inhalation on the Anxiety of Colonoscopy Patients
Park, Jin-Sook ; Kim, Joo-Hyun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 1, 2009, Pages 85~91
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate effect of aroma oil inhalation using lavender mixed with bergamot, and sandalwood oil in the ratio of 3:2:1 to the anxiety of colonoscopy patients. Method: The research design was a nonequivalent control group pre-post time experimental research. The data were collected from December, 2004 to March 2005. The total subjects were 60 patients who received colonoscopy at K-hospital in Chuncheon City. An aroma oil inhalation group inhaled for 10 min the mixed aroma oil, 3 drops of which were dropped on the gauze, 20 min before colonoscopy. Result: The anxiety of the intervention group was significantly lower than that of the control group (p=.001). The degree of systolic blood pressure on the intervention group was significantly lower than that of the control group (p=.031). There was no significant difference between the 2 groups in the diastolic pressure (p=.065). Pulse has no significant difference between the aroma oil inhalation and control group (p=.546). Conclusion: The result showed that aroma oil inhalation before colonoscopy has an effect on decreasing anxiety. Thus, the intervention with aroma oil inhalation can be used for relieve anxiety of patients for colonoscopy.
Colony Counts by Different Disinfecting Processes and Operating Time for Humidifiers in an Intensive Care Unit
Park, Soon-Mi ; Jeong, Ihn-Sook ; Chang, Chul-Hun L. ; Lee, Young-Soon ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 11, issue 1, 2009, Pages 92~98
Purpose: This study was aimed to investigate the colony counts by different disinfecting processes and duration of the operation for humidifiers in an intensive care unit (ICU) in Busan. Method: The four steps of disinfecting process were taken with four different humidifiers according to the use of disinfectant (1:100
50FF/nothing) and refilling water (tap water/distilled water). First, the colony counts using water sample from wick was conducted at 0 hr, 24 hr, and 48 hr respectively after turning on the humidifiers. Next, the colony counts using waterdrop from the outlet was done at 0 hr, 24 hr, 48 hr, and 72 hr respectively after turning on the humidifiers. Result: No colony was counted after disinfecting with 1:100
50FF until 72 hr after turning on the humidifiers. However, without disinfecting with
50FF, the colony count was increased in the humidifiers from 24 hr after turning on the humidifiers. The result was the same regardless of the refilling water. Conclusion: According to the results, the study found that disinfection of humidifiers in the ICUs with 1:100
50FF every 72 hr is effective to remove general bacteria.