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Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science
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The Effect of Walking Exercise Program in the Middle Aged Women on Physiological Index
Yu, Gyoung-Won ; Min, Soon ; Park, Jae-Kyoung ; Kim, Hye-Sook ; Ha, Yun-Ju ; Kim, Young-Soon ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 1, 2010, Pages 1~7
Purpose: This research is to promote an walking exercise program for the subjects to continue exercise by mitigating stresses with increase in increase their physiological index. Methods: The research design was a non-equivalent control group, quasiexperimental study. The research has been executed from August 1st to September 30th 2008 by operating walking exercise program to 50 subjects. Only 24 patients who continued this program to the last were could be investigated. Results: Among the subjects who participated in the program had shown significant differences in weight and BMI. Despite of an insignificant change in skeletal muscle mass, fat mass, body fat ratio and WHR, average value for skeletal muscle mass showed an increasing tendency, while the average values for fat mass, body fat ratio and WHR showed a decreasing tendency. Conclusion: In conclusion, walking exercise program was design for the subjects to be able to exercise without an extra cost for a special tool to exercise with an positive effect on increasing health problem.
The Effects of Relaxation on Stress and Blood Pressure Induced by Cognitive Distress Game among College Students
Song, Mi-Ryeong ; Kim, Sung-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 1, 2010, Pages 8~15
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of relaxation on stress and blood pressure of the college students induced by a cognitive distress game. Methods: The subjects for this research were 18 individuals whose stress index scores were below 4.0 (Asan city). The 18 subjects were divided into two, 9 students were assigned to the experimental group and the other 9 students to the control group randomly. Survey was used to gather data to recognize general characteristics and the level of stress and blood pressure were measured before and after cognitive distress game and relaxation. The gathered data were analyzed with frequency,
-test, Wilcoxon signed ranks test and Mann Whitney U test using SPSS 14.0 program. Results: Both level of stress and blood pressure displayed a statistically significant difference pre and post cognitive distress game. Relaxation had a statistically significant effect on level of stress. Relaxation, however, did not have statistically significant effect on blood pressure. Conclusion: The above results suggest that while relaxation was effective in reducing level of stress for college students, and therefore recommendable as a means to deal with stress. However, to investigate the effects on physiological index such as blood pressure, further research is needed.
Effects of Aromatherapy on Blood Pressure, Pulse, Fatigue, and Sleep for Patients with Allergic Rhinitis
Song, Min-Sun ; Suh, Young-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 1, 2010, Pages 16~23
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of aromatherapy on blood pressure, pulse, fatigue and sleep for patients with allergic rhinitis admitted at a hospital specialized in an oriental medicine. Methods: This research was a single-group pretest-posttest design. Data were collected at admission and discharge from May to December, 2009. The patients selected were received an aroma inhalation therapy via nebulizer with a 2% diluted oil mixture of eucalyptus and peppermint with 10 cc of saline solution in the ratio of 1:1 ones a day for 15 min in the period of 2 weeks. The data were analyzed for the descriptive statistics and paired t-test. Results: There was a statistically significant improvement on physical and psychological symptoms of fatigue and sleep with a increase in systolic blood pressure. Conclusion: Eucalyptus and peppermint blended oil aromatherapy as a sleep induction modality is an effective nursing and therapeutic intervention in conjunction with acupuncture and herbal medicine for symptoms of nasal congestion. However, further well designed research is required in evaluating the effectiveness of the types of clinically available essential oil.
Effect of Self-Foot Reflexotherapy on the Fatigue, Mood and Vital Signs of the Nursing Students
Cho, Gyoo-Yeong ; Kim, Hyeo-Ok ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 1, 2010, Pages 24~30
Purpose: This study was aimed to identify the effects of Self-Foot Reflexotherapy on the Fatigue, Mood and Vital Signs of the Nursing students. Methods: The research design was a quasi experimental, one-group pretest-posttest design. The data were collected from June 15 to August 31, 2008. The one group was consisted of 21 subjects. The instruments used for the study were the Fatigue and Paleasant mood. The data were analyzed by SPSS WIN 12.0 program. In order to compare the effect of the pre-post Foot Reflexotherapy, paired-test and Repeated Measures ANOVA was employed. Results: A significant decrease in fatigue, increase in Mood and Vital signs after providing self foot reflexotherapy was observed. Conclusion: The result suggests that a self foot reflexotherapy could be utilized as an effective nursing intervention to the patients to reduce fatigue, Mood and vital signs.
The Effects of Cool Dialysis on Pruritus of Chronic Renal Failure Patients
Park, Ji-Young ; Hong, Hae-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 1, 2010, Pages 31~38
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to identify the effects of cool dialysis on pruritus of chronic renal failure patients. Methods: The degree of pruritus in 30 patients treated at Hemodialysis Unit in D Medical Center was examined by the itching NRS tool. The data were collected from February 1 to February 28, 2009 and analyzed by the student t-test. The 30 patients were divided into two groups, 15 of experimental group and the same number of control group. Results: The first Hypothesis, that after two hours of hemodialysis the degree of pruritus for the experimental group would be lower than that of the control group is rejected (t=0.726, p=.474). The second Hypothesis, that right after receiving hemodialysis the degree of pruritus would be lower for the experimental group than the control group, is also rejected (t=1.321, p=.199). Conclusion: The research on searching for the effective method of nursing intervention to relieve pruitus for the chronic renal failure patients who receive hemodialysis should be continued.
A Study on the Health and Nutritional Status and Nutrient Intakes in Elderly Korean Female
Park, Kyung-Ae ; Kim, Sung-Jae ; Park, Yeon-Hwan ; Suh, Eun-Young ; Park, Myung-Sook ; Kim, Eun-Sung ; Suh, Min-Hee ; ChoiKwon, Smi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 1, 2010, Pages 39~47
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the health status, nutritional status, and nutrient intakes of Korean female elderly who are members of a local church in Seoul, Korea. Methods: The subjects were 59 female who are aged >65 yr. We investigated the nutritional status of the subjects using anthropometric and biochemical measurements. Interview was conducted to obtain the information regarding the health status. We also obtained dietary intake of these subjects to figure out the nutrient intakes. Results: The mean age of the subject was 74.0 yr old. Based on the WHO standard (obesity, body mass index, BMI
), we categorized the subjects to the obese and the non obese groups. The number of subjects in the obese group was 34 (57.6%). The mean Diastolic BP (p=.002), BMI (p<.001), waist circumference (p<.001), hip circumference (p<.001), blood level of transferrin (p=.038), and nutrient intakes of calcium (p=.026), potassium (p=.046), folate (p=.038) and vitamin E (p=.031) were higher in the obese group than in the non obese group. The subjects with hypertension was 67.5%. The presence of hypertension was correlated with BMI (p<.05). The number of subjects with hypercholesterolemia was 17 (28.8%). The level of cholesterol was correlated with BMI (p<.05) and wasit/hip ratio (p<.05). Conclusion: The female elderly in our study had higher prevalence of obesity which is a risk factor for hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. The nutrient intake of high sodium, high cholesterol, and low dietary fiber of these subjects suggests that there is an urgent need to develop an well planned nutritional education program for female elderly.
Effects of Music Therapy on Pain and Depression in Terminal Cancer Patients
Seo, Ba-Run ; Hong, Hae-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 1, 2010, Pages 48~57
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of music therapy on pain, depression in terminally-ill patients. Methods: The subjects for this study were collected from 44 patients who were admitted in F hospital, located in D city from July 1 to July 31 in 2008. The subjects were divided into two groups: 23 experimental group members and 21 control members. While the control group was not received any additional intervention, the experimental group was received music therapy intervention. Data analysis were performed by the chi-square test, t-test and ANCOVA with SPSS/WIN 12.0 Program. Results: The 1st hypothesis is, "the experimental group who received music therapy would have less pain score than the control group who did not receive music therapy", was rejected (F=2.33, p=.14). The 2nd hypothesis is, "the experimental group who received music therapy would have less depression score than the control group who did not receive music therapy", was supported (F=11.616, p=.001). These results demonstrated that music therapy to terminally patients was an effective method in decreasing depression. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, Music therapy can be utilized as an effective nursing intervention for the terminally ill.
Analysis of Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors among the Menopausal Women in Her Fifties
Shim, Hye-Sun ; Kim, Hee-Seung ; Kim, Joo-Hyun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 1, 2010, Pages 58~62
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the difference of metabolic syndrome (MS) risk factors according to the MS diagnosis in the age of fifties women. Methods: Forty-two subjects (non metabolic syndrome 30, metabolic syndrome 12) were recruited from the health promotion center of a tertiary care hospital in an urban city. MS was defined by third report of the national cholesterol education program (NCEP) expert panel on detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood cholesterol in adults (Adult Treatment Panel III) (ATP III), and abdominal obesity was determined by Asia-Pacific criteria in waist circumference. Results: The prevalence of MS by definition of NCEP-ATP III and Asia-Pacific criteria in waist circumference was 28.6% in the age of fifties women. The educational level and the median HDL-cholesterol were significantly lower in the MS patient group than in the Non-MS group. The median of weight, triglyceride, and fasting glucose were significantly higher in the MS patient group than in the Non-MS group. Conclusion: These results indicate that the nursing care should be focused on weight, triglyceride, HDL-cholesterol, and fasting glucose of the MS patients in the fifties women.
Raloxifene and Lipid Profiles in Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review
Yoo, Ji-Soo ; An, Ji-Hyoun ; Kim, Doo-Ree ; Chu, Sang-Hui ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 1, 2010, Pages 63~72
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of raloxifene in prevention of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted. Data sources: The existing literature from 1986 to 2009 was searched electronically using the data base of Medline with the key words of hypertension, obesity, diabetes, cholesterol, lipid, myocardial infarction, coronary events with combination of raloxifene. Study selection: The criteria for inclusion in the review were 1) an randomized clinical trial (RCT), 2) postmenopausal women, 3) English or Korean language. Finally, 15 articles were included in the review. Data extraction: Findings from the studies were organized according to the results of lipid profile changes by two authors. Results: Among 15 articles, 12 studies reported the beneficial effects of raloxifene on LDL cholesterol and 9 studies on total cholesterol in the postmenopausal women. Conclusion: The consistent results on reduction of LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol in raloxifene using postmenopausal women were confirmed. However, the effect of raloxifene on other components of lipid profile and endothelial function were still remaining controversial.