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Volume 12, Issue 3 - Dec 2010
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Effect of Xanthium sibiricum Patr. on Carcinogenesis in Human Cell Lines
So, Myung-Suk ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 3, 2010, Pages 127~132
Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of Xanthium sibiricum Patr. on carcinogenesis. Method: Water extract from Xanthium sibiricum Patr. (XPW) was prepared and investigated for the potential antitumor activity and inhibition of benzo[a]pyrene-DNA adduct formation and free radical formation. Result: It was shown that the water possess considerable toxicity toward tumor cell lines. Concentration of XPW at 1.0 mg/mL and 2.5 mg/mL resulted in more than 30% inhibition of growth in HeLa cells. Toxicity of XPW to A549 revealed that 54% inhibition of growth at concentration of 2.5 mg/mL. At concentrations of 0.5 mg/mL, 1.0 mg/mL and 2.5 mg/mL of XPW, the binding of [
]B[a]P metabolites to DNA of human Chang cell was inhibited by 19%, 33%, and 41%, respectively. There 18% and 32% inhibition in the free radical formation with XPW at the concentration of 1.0 mg/mL and 2.5 mg/mL, respectively. Conclusion: Water extract from Xanthium sibiricum Patr. (XPW) has antitumor and cancer chemopreventive activities.
Effects of Aromatherapy in blending oil of Basil, Lavender, Rosemary, and Rose on Headache, Anxiety and Serum Cortisol level in the Middle-Aged Women
Cha, Jung-Hee ; Kim, Myung-Ja ; Kim, Hee-Seung ; Kim, Yeong-In ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 3, 2010, Pages 133~139
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of aromatherapy on headache, anxiety, and serum cortisol level in middle-aged women with recurrent headaches. Methods: Nineteen patients in the intervention group and 21 in the control group participated in the exercise. They were randomly selected volunteers whose average headache score over 6 months with above 4 points on the visual analogue scale (VAS). The experimental group received aromatherapy for 5 days; inhalation (3 times per day) and an application on the neck and both shoulders (one time per day). Prior and post treatment scores in headache, anxiety, and measurement of serum cortisol in experimental group were measured. Then, these were compared with the control group. The headache score was measured by VAS; anxiety score was measured by State Trait Anxiety Inventory; serum cortisol was measured by Radio-Immune-Assay method. Results: Decrease in headache, anxiety, and serum cortisol level in the experimental group was greater than those in the control group. Conclusion: It confirmed aromatherapy is effective in reducing headache, anxiety, and serum cortisol level.
Effects of the Cognitive Training Program on Cognitive Function, Stress and Depression of Elderly Patients in Geriatric Hospitals
Kim, Yun-Kyung ; Kim, Tae-Hoon ; Hong, Hae-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 3, 2010, Pages 140~147
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of the cognitive training program on cognitive function, stress and depression in geriatric hospitals. Methods: The subjects of the experimental group were 17 elderly patients who attended the cognitive training program in Geriatric Hospitals and the subjects of the control group were 15 elderly patients who attended in geriatric hospitals. The persons in training group must take cognitive training program for 4 weeks by 3 times a week. The Mini-mental State Examination Korea version (MMSE-K), Geriatric depression Scaleshort form-Korea version (GDS-K) and Korean Computerized Neurobehavioral Test (KCNT) were utilized to determine cognitive function, stress and depression. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test and ANOVA using SPSS/PC 12.0 program. Results: Cognitive function (t=-7.625, p=.000) in the elderly after receiving the cognitive training program was significantly more improved than before intervention. Also, Stress and depression (t=2.73, p=.004) was significantly more reduced than before the intervention. Conclusion: This cognitive training program was partially effective in improving cognitive function, neurobehavioral performance and reduce stress and depression. Therefore, it is recommended that this program be used in clinical practice as an effective nursing intervention in geriatric hospitals.
Reliability and Validity of Patient Self-reported Daily Questionnaire on Oral Mucositis in Acute Leukemic Patients under Chemotherapy
Choi, So-Eun ; Kim, Hee-Seung ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 3, 2010, Pages 148~156
Purpose: Oral mucositis (OM) is a serious consequence of chemotherapy that cancer patients must undergo. The objectives of this study were to find out reliability and validity of patients self-reported daily questionnaires on OM, and the impact OM makes on daily functions. Method: To test the reliability of oral mucositis daily questionnaire (OMDQ), internal consistency of the instrument (Cronbach's
and correlation between items) and test-retest reliability were analyzed. Criterion validity and discriminative validity were evaluated using WHO, oral assessment guide, and Nicolatou assessment tool. Forty-eight acute leukemic patients under chemotherapy were enrolled in this study. Result: The Cronbach's
coefficient indicated sufficient internal consistency. Correlations of Mouth and throat soreness (MTS) and MTSActivity Limitations (MTS-AL) were statistically significant. MTS and MTS-AL scores on consecutive days were highly correlated (days13,14=.84-.96; test-retest reliability). OMDQ scale had high criterion validity and discriminative validity. Patients with more severe WHO OM grades had higher MTS mean scores. Conclusion: Oral mucositis in acute leukemic patients under going chemotherapy can be easily quantified by patient self-administered OMDQ with reliability and validity.
Effects of Recreation Combined Exercise Program in Body Composition, Physical Fitness and Depression in Elderly
Song, Min-Sun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 3, 2010, Pages 157~165
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of recreation combined exercise program on body composition, physical fitness and depression in elderly women in rural district over a three-month follow-up period. Methods: Recreation combined exercise program (RCEP) was composed of resistance exercise, walking and recreation activity twice a week. The subjects were 52 divided in to experimental group (n=28) and control group (n=24). Arm curl, chair stand, 2 min step test, back scratch, chair sit and reach were measured as pre- or post-test data. Also, Depression was expressed using geriatric depression scale as pre- or post-test data.
test, paired t-test and t-test were performed using SAS program. Results: Arm curl (p=.023), 2 minute step test (p<.001), back scratch (p=.004) and chair sit and reach (p=.024) showed the significant difference in the comparison between groups. Depression showed the significant difference in the comparison between groups (p=.008). Conclusion: These findings indicated the RCEP has positive influence upon increasing the physical fitness and improving the depression level. In conclusion, the regular RCEP will contribute to the improving physical and psychologic aspect in elderly women over the long period.
Gender Differences in Cardiac Knowledge and Symptoms Recognition in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes
Lee, Eun-Kyoung ; Son, Youn-Jung ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 3, 2010, Pages 166~174
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the cardiac knowledge and symptoms recognition between men and women with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: Cross-sectional survey research design and convenience sampling were used in this study. 64 men and 42 women from a university medical center were participated in this study. Data collection were used with self reported questionnaires and medical records. Results: There was no difference in cardiac knowledge by gender. Women marked the higher score in symptoms recognition than men. Significant gender differences were observed in the reports of several symptoms (headache, nausea, palpitation, hand paresthesia, and leg numbness) and with ACS. There was significant correlation between cardiac knowledge and symptom recognition on both men and women. Conclusion: These findings suggest that health care professionals should pay attention to the differences in clinical symptoms between women and men. Furthermore, tailored information about possible symptoms of coronary artery disease according to the patient's gender is needed.
The analysis of Research about Adiponectin
Byeon, Young-Soon ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 3, 2010, Pages 175~185
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the trend of research on intervention using adiponectin and to find the utilization in nursing. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted. From 2005 to 2009, the articles were searched electronically using the data base with the key words of adiponectin. The criteria for inclusion in review were 1) an randomized clinical trial (RCT), 2) human, 3) English or Korean language. Finally, 89 articles (41 domestic studies, 48 foreign studies) were included in the review. Results: The major findings of this study were as follows: 1) In domestic studies, subjects of obesity were 80.5%, and the most frequently used intervention were exercise (95.1%). 2) In foreign studies, there were interventions for subjects of obesity (55.1%), and diabetes (25.0%). 66.7% of studies were in medicine including 56.3% on medicine/hormone therapy. 3) Adiponectin was significantly increased in 31 domestic studies and 33 foreign studies. Conclusion: It needs to understand the influence of Adiponectin in nursing research and practice. The practical use of Adiponectin has to be considered in a sense that it may help determining the direction of the nursing research to provide more objective evidence for nursing practice.
A Study on the Relationship between Hypertension and Depression among the Elderly in Urban Areas
Kim, Myung-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 3, 2010, Pages 186~194
Purpose: This study was designed to identify the correlation among perceived health status, health behavior, activities of daily living and depression among the elderly with hypertension. Methods: The subjects consisted of 238 person aged over 65 with hypertension who live in house located in BukGu Daegu city. The Data was collected through interview with questionnaire from July, to August 10, 2010. Results: There was a significant relation between perceived health status & ADL (r=.328, p=.000) and between depression & ADL (r=-.293, p=.000). There was s significant relation between depression & perceived health status (r=-.199, p=.002). The general characteristics which significantly affected depression was sex (t=2.49, p=.013), age (F=5.882, p=.001) education (F=6.550, p=.000), occupation (t=-6.990, p=.000). Conclusion: The findings of this study provide useful information for constructing an intervention program and care for the elderly with hypertension.
The Effect of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet Education Program on Bone Mineral Density in the Middle-aged Women: A Pilot Study
Kim, Jung-Ha ; ChoiKwon, S-Mi ; Park, Yeon-Hwan ; Park, Kyung-Ae ; Suh, Min-Hee ; Lee, Sun-Ock ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 12, issue 3, 2010, Pages 195~205
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) diet education program tailored to Korean adults and to examine the effect of the DASH diet education program on bone mineral density in middle aged women. Methods: The subjects of this study were 26 middle aged women, pre and post menopause, who attend a church located in Kyung-In district. The DASH group I (n=13) was provided with the DASH diet education program only, while the DASH group II (n=13) was provided with DASH diet education program along with calcium supplements (1 g/day). The DASH diet education program included one lecture on DASH diet, one face to face counseling, and five telephone counseling sessions during the 8 weeks period. Results: The knowledge and subjective compliance level of DASH diet increased significantly in both groups, at 4 and 8 weeks after the intervention. The level of objective compliance of DASH diet in both groups increased over the study period, but it was not significant as compared to those of the baseline. Bone mineral density of both groups decreased at 8weeks as compared to the baseline after the intervention. Conclusion: Although 8weeks of DASH diet education program increased the knowledge and compliance of DASH diet, it was not effective to bring the changes in bone mineral density among the middle aged women.