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Volume 13, Issue 3 - Dec 2011
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Research Trends in the Korean Biological Nursing Science -Based on Analysis of the Research Papers Published in the Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science from 1999 to 2010-
Lee, Kyu-Eun ; Park, Young-Rye ; Cho, Keun-Ja ; Park, Mi-Jung ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 81~93
Purpose: This study was conducted to analyze the articles published in the Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science from 1999 when it began to 2010. Methods: One hundred seventy eight articles were reviewed using analysis criteria developed by the researchers. Results: Thirty-one percent of the research was supported financially. The most used key concepts were in the health and environment domain. For study design, experimental studies were 50.56%, especially quasi-experimental design was most frequently used (22.47%). Selection of subjects by convenience sampling was most frequent (82.58%). The major subjects of study were adult patients (25.68%). Forty-eight percent of the research had verbal consent and 11% had written consent from the participants. Exercise was common intervention (27.87%) in experimental studies. Physiologic indicators (31.65%), cognitive indicator (25.38%), psychosocial indicator (13.21%) and physical indicator (7.31%) were frequently used as a measurement tool. For data analysis, descriptive statistics (28.99%), t-test (15.06%), chi-square test (11.69%) and ANOVA (9.89%) were most frequently used. Conclusion: The number of research papers published in the Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science has increased. Research topics varied and were mostly conducted on the basis of logical positivism. Further research should be more empirical enough to be utilized in an actual nursing care context.
The Effect of Recorded Mother's Voice on the Body Weight and Physiological Reactions of the Premature Infants
Kang, In-Soon ; Kim, Young-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 94~101
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine effects of Recorded Mother's Voice on weight and physiological reactions to the premature infants. Methods: This study was conducted on the nonequivalent control group pre-posttest quasi-experimental design and the subject group was the premature infants who were admitted in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pusan National University Hospital. Total 50 infants, divided into two groups 25 experimental and control were participated in the study. The data were analyzed using frequency, %, chi-square test, t-test between the two groups. Results: The results of this study were as followingsfollowings; In the physical response(heart rate, respiration rate, pulse oximetry saturation), there were significant statistical difference between two groups. Conclusion: In short, it turned out that the intervention of the recorded mother's voice had some significance as nursing intervention with positive impacts. Such as improving infant's growth and stablizing their physical response. By providing the effectiveness of such intervention, the study will further provide the evidence-based information in developing the practice of pediatric nursing.
Effects of Clinical Training on Stress, Anxiety and Changes in Autonomic Nervous System in Nursing Students
Kim, Jin-Il ; Lee, Jeong-Soon ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 102~108
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of first clinical training on stress, anxiety and changes in autonomic nervous system in nursing students. Methods: Seventy-four nursing students were assigned to the experimental group (n=36) that had two weeks of clinical training, and the control group (n=38) that had only two weeks of regular classes. Perceived stress, state anxiety and heart rate variability (HRV) were measured at the beginning and end of the experiment. Results: Perceived stress in the experimental group was significantly higher than in the control group. However, State anxiety was not significantly different between the two groups. All indices of HRV except LF/HF ratio were significantly different between the two groups. LF norm in the experimental group was significantly higher than in the control group, and HF norm in the experimental group was significantly lower than in the control group. Conclusion: Based on these results, it can be suggested that clinical training increases the perceived stress and affects the changes in autonomic nervous system in nursing students.
Effect of Nursing Information on ICU Patient's Environmental Stress, Anxiety and Comfort
Yun, Jin-Young ; Lee, Kyu-Eun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 109~116
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to exam the effects of nursing information about intensive care unit environment on ICU patient's environmental stress, anxiety and comfort. Methods: A non-equivalent control group with non-synchronized quasi-experimental research design was used. Participants were 60 (control 30, experimental 30) patients who admitted at ICU in one hospital in Gangneung. Experimental group was provided with nursing information about intensive care unit environment. To avoid contamination of the experiment, data for the control group were collected prior to the experimental group. Paired t-test, t-test, chi-square test were used to analyze the data using the SPSS WIN 19.0 Program. Results: ICU environmental stress (t=-.089, p=.045) and anxiety (t=-5.65, p<.001) were significantly more reduced than before intervention. Also, comfort (t=-2.98, p=.036) was significantly more improved than before intervention. Conclusion: It confirmed that nursing information on ICU environment is effective in reducing environmental stress, anxiety and improving comfort in ICU patients.
Comparison of Serum Lipids in College Students and Pre-Graduates
Kim, Ji-Yun ; Park, Hyun-Ju ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 117~124
Purpose: Dyslipidemia is one of the most important cardiovascular risk factors. The purpose of this study was to compare serum lipid levels in college students and pre-graduates. Methods: Data were obtained from student health examination in one university located in Kyunggi-province. Participants were 440 college students and 1973 pre-graduates. The data were collected in May of 2010. T-test, Chi-square test, Fisher's exact test, and multiple regression with dummy variables using SAS version 9.1 were performed. Results: Pre-graduates showed significantly higher level of total cholesterol, triglyceride, and LDL than college students. There was no significant difference in alcohol drinking between college students and pre-graduates. However, smoking and diet behavior were significantly different; pre-graduates were more likely being current smoker and recommended to change diet behavior. When adjusting covariates including general and behavioral characteristic, pre-graduates had significantly higher total cholesterol (p<.001), triglyceride (p=.003), and LDL (p=.003). Among covariates, smoking was significantly related to triglyceride, particularly past smokers. Conclusion: There is a need to develop a lipid-reducing program targeting pre-graduates. This program should be considered behavioral factors, particularly smoking. In addition, given the fact that pre-graduates had unhealthy habits compared with college students, interventions for correcting health behaviors in this population are required.
Affecting Factors on Hospital Nurses' Practice of Disinfection: Focused on Alcohol, Chlorhexidine Gulconate, and Povidone Iodine
Choi, Jeong-Sil ; An, Gyeong-Ju ; Park, Seung-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 125~133
Purpose: This study was performed to identify the affecting factors on hospital nurses' practice of disinfection focused on alcohol, chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), and povidone iodine (PVI). Methods: The participants in this study were 196 nurses of 3 general hospitals and 2 upgrade general hospitals in 5 cities in Korea. Data were collected through self-reported questionnaires in January, 2011. The collected data were analysed by ANOVA, Pearson correlation and stepwise multiple regression using SPSS/WIN 18.0. Results: The subjects used alcohol and PVI daily for intravenous site care and surgical wound dressing respectively. The mean percentage of awareness in practicing main disinfectants were 80.0% and 72.5% respectively. The awareness and practice were highest in alcohol, but lowest in CHG. The mean percentage of practice of disinfectants was 72.5%. There was positive correlation among awareness and practice of main disinfectants. The awareness and nurses' salary explained 34.6% of variance in practice of disinfectants. Conclusion: An educational program focusing on strategy to enhance hospital nurses' awareness would be effective in improving their practice of disinfectants.
Metabolic Syndrome and Bone Mineral Density among Elderly Korean Women
Lee, Hae-Young ; ChoiKwon, Smi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 134~141
Purpose: Although the risk factors of metabolic syndrome have been extensively studied, the association between osteoporosis and metabolic syndrome has remained unclear in Korean elderly women. Yet to be determined are the effect of risk factors of metabolic syndrome on osteoporosis in these subjects. The purpose of this study was to investigate how the risk factors of metabolic syndrome affect the bone mineral density in Korean elderly women. Methods: One hundred twenty one elderly women from a community center in Seoul elderly welfare center participated in this study. A structured questionnare was used to assess their demographics and lifestyles. Participants' anthropometric information was also obtained by measuring heights, weights, and waist circumferences. The blood samples were also obtained to measure blood glucoses and blood lipids. Bone mineral density was measured with the use of ultra sono. Results: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in our subjects was 58%. In multivariate regression analysis, fasting plasma glucose level (p=.036) and triglycerides (p=.006) were significant factors predicting bone mineral density after adjusting age and other factors of metabolic syndrome. In age-adjusted analysis, women with metabolic syndrome had significantly higher bone mineral density as compared to those without metabolic syndrome (p=.026). Conclusion: Bone mineral density among elderly Korean women is associated with the level of blood glucose and triglycerides.
The Effects of Aromatherapy Massage on Pain, Sleep, and Stride Length in the Elderly with Knee Osteoarthritis
Won, Su-Jin ; Chae, Young-Ran ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 142~148
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of aromatherapy massage in the elderly with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: Participants were assigned randomly to an intervention (n=21) group and a control (n=21) group. In order to increase a lasting effect of aromatherapy massage, an essential oil used in the form of cream. Each participant had aromatherapy massage on lower legs for 20 minutes each time twice a week for four weeks. Numerical rating scale was used for self-report of pain intensity. Sleep disturbance was measured by Korean Sleep Scale consisting of 15 items. Stride length had been obtained by measuring the distance from the heel of one foot to the heel of the other foot. Results: There was a significant difference between the pain scores of the experimental group and that of control group after the aromatherapy massage (p=.001). Whereas, no significant differences between sleep scores of the two groups (p=.592) was found. The experimental group's stride length significantly increased than those of the control group (p=.009). Conclusion: Aromatherapy massage could be recommended as an effective intervention to decease pain and to increase stride length in the elderly with knee osteoarthritis.
Effects of Types of Music in Music Therapy on Anxiety and Vital signs of Surgical Patients Undergoing Operation Using Spinal Anesthesia
Kim, Yeoun-Ok ; Kim, Joo-Hyun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 149~155
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to examine types of music (relax music or preferred music that patients have chosen) can effects on anxiety, blood pressure and pulse, and whether there are differences depending on the kinds of music in order to reduce anxiety of surgical patients using spinal anesthesia. Methods: This research's design is quasi-experimental design and non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest experimental design conducted on 60 surgical patients(experimental group 1=relax music therapy group, experimental group 2=preferred music therapy group, and group 3=control group) using spinal anesthesia. The Variables were trait anxiety, state anxiety, blood pressure, and pulse. Results: 1) In the state anxiety, there was a significant difference among the experimental groups 1, group 2 and the control group. 2) There was a significant difference in systolic blood pressure among the experimental group 1, group 2, and the control group. 3) In pulse, no significant difference among the experimental group 1, group 2 and the control group was detected. Conclusion: Regardless of the types of music, music therapy is thought to be effective nursing mediation to mitigate the state anxiety of surgical patients undergoing spinal anesthesia.
Effect of Bergamot Essential Oil-Inhalation on Chronic Pain after Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Seol, Geun-Hee ; Jung, Myung-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 156~163
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a bergamot essential oil-inhalation on chronic pain after surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. Methods: Fifty-two subjects were randomly assigned to the experimental (bergamot essential oil-inhalation) and control (almond oil-inhalation) group. All patients understood the purpose of this study and a written informed consent for the study was obtained. Results: Bergamot essential oil-inhalation was conducted during twenty minutes. Visual analog scale, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate were measured before and after treatment in the two groups. The visual analog scale score, heart rate, and respiratory rate in bergamot essential oil-inhalation group were significantly lower than those in almond oil-inhalation group. However, there was no significant difference in systolic and diastolic blood pressure between the two groups. Conclusion: Therefore, bergamot essential oil-inhalation is effective in alleviating pain, heart rate, and respiratory rate. These results suggest that bergamot essential oil-inhalation can be a useful method for the relief of chronic pain during the treatment after spinal surgery.
Characteristics and Risk Factors on Colorectal Polyps by the gender in Health Screen Examinees
Choe, So-Eun ; Lee, So-Young ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 164~173
Purpose: The colorectal polyps has been regarded as a precursor of colon cancer, and the prevalence and mortality of colon cancer in Korea has increased due to westernized lifestyle and environmental factors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics and the risk factors on colorectal polyps in adults. Methods: The participants were 956 adults enrolled from health screen examinees underwent colonoscopy at the health promotion center in Seoul. Results: 49.5 percent of examinees has colorectal polyps and the most common sites were ascending colon (27.6%) and sigmoid colon (23.2%). The colorectal polyps showed a significant difference according to gender, age, and health behavior related characteristics including alcohol intake, exercise, and BMI. In male, the relative odds of having an colorectal polyps decreased as exercise (OR=1.74; 95% CI=1.01-1.04), and increased as BMI (OR=1.57; 95% CI=1.07-2.50) and age (OR=1.02; 95% CI=1.02-1.04). In female, it decreased as exercise (OR=2.49; 95% CI=1.52-4.10), and increased as age (OR=1.05; 95% CI=1.02-1.08). Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, age and exercise were the influencing factors of colorectal polyps in health screen examinees. Therefore, effective exercise and appropriate health education program about colorectal polyps need to be developed and applied in nursing interventions to prevent colorectal polyps in the community dwelling adults.
Needlestick and Sharps Injuries of Nursing Students
Kim, Sang-Suk ; Shin, Gi-Soo ; Kim, Ji-Young ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 174~178
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to find factors influencing needlestick and sharp injuries (NSI). Methods: This study was a descriptive research for current situation of NSI, recognition and implementation for standard precaution, and factors influencing NSI exposures. The subjects were 450 nursing students of 2 universities in Seoul and Kyunggi-do. The data were collected from June to November, 2008. The gathered data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and regression analysis. Results: The 33.8% of 450 nursing students experienced NSI during 2 weeks clinical training. NSI events were more common among third-year students than second-year students. The most common causative device causing needlestick injuries was blood glucose lancet as 12.4%. Frequencies influencing NSI were students' year and experience of needlestick injuries. Conclusion: The results suggest development of education guidelines for nursing students and implementation of continual systematic education and training in clinic to control blood-borne infections efficiently.
Effect of Short-term Undernutrition on Hindlimb Muscles in Rats
Choe, Myoung-Ae ; Lee, Kyoung-A ; An, Gyeong-Ju ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 179~184
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of short-term undernutrition on muscle weight and Type I and II fiber cross-sectional area of hindlimb muscles in undernourished rats. Methods: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to one of two groups: The undernourished (UN) group (n=9) and the control (C) group (n=9). A control group was allowed to have water and pellet ad libitum for 5 days. Undernutrition was induced by providing 32% of total intake of the control group for 5 days. Body weight of two groups and food intake of the control group were measured every day. At 6 days all rats were anesthetized and soleus, plantaris and gastrocnemius muscles, and liver were dissected. Body weight, food intake, muscle weight, liver weight and cross-sectional area were determined. Results: The UN group at 6 days after undernutrition showed significant decreases, as compared to the control group in body weight, liver weight, muscle weight of soleus, plantaris, and gastrocnemius, and Type I fiber cross-sectional area of soleus and gastrocnemius muscles and Type II fiber cross-sectional area of plantaris and gastrocnemius muscles. Conclusion: Hindlimb muscle atrophy occurs from the short-term undernutrition.
The Cognition, Balance, and Quality of Life in the Elderly
Park, Mi-Jung ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 13, issue 2, 2011, Pages 185~192
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the cognition, balance, quality of life and the correlation of these variables in the elderly. Methods: This study was a descriptive survey research. The samples were 86 and variables were measured by structured questionnaire and physical balance movements. The data were analyzed with %, t-test,
-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation by SPSS ver. 19.0 for windows. Results: The cognition score was 24.02 which means within normal limits. The balance score was 11.83 and the score of QOL was 82.67 which were similar to other research results. There were significant differences in the balance (p<.001) and the QOL (p=.004) by the cognition level. A significant correlation among the cognition, balance and the QOL was observed. Conclusion: The cognition was closely related with the balance and the QOL. The cognitive stimulus and the balance exercise could help the improvement of QOL in the elderly.