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Volume 14, Issue 4 - Dec 2012
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A Survey of Perceived Stress, Depression, Body Mass Index and Nutrient Intakes for Soldiers in the Army
Choi, Seon Young ; Choi-Kwon, Smi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 14, issue 3, 2012, Pages 147~155
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2012.14.3.147
Purpose: This study is to investigate perceived stress, depression, body mass index (BMI), and nutrient intakes of soldiers in the army. Methods: The subjects were 301 soldiers recruited from two divisions of the army in Kangwon-Do. The data was collected from August 3 to 9, 2009. Perceived stress, depression, lifestyle, dietary habits, BMI, and nutrient intake were assessed. Results: Subjects' distribution for normal weight, underweight, overweight, and obese was 67.4%, 0.7%, 16.3%, and 15.6%, respectively. BMI was related to class, service branch, duration of military service and being on a diet, whereas BMI was not found to be related to perceived stress, and depression. Some nutrient intakes such as dietary fiber, vitamin C, and Calcium was related to depression. Conclusion: This study suggests that soldiers need to undergo stress, depression management, and a nutritional education program.
The Effect of the Hand Hygiene Education Program on Hand Hygiene Knowledge, Hand Hygiene Perception, Nasal Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Hand Hygiene Adherence in Nursing Students
Park, Jin Hee ; Kim, Hee Sun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 14, issue 3, 2012, Pages 156~165
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2012.14.3.156
Purpose: This study was conducted to test the effect of the Hand Hygiene Education Program on hand hygiene knowledge, hand hygiene perception, nasal Staphylococcus aureus colonization and hand hygiene adherence in nursing students. Methods: A non-equivalent pre-post test of quasi-experimental design was used. 87 second grade nursing students participated in the study with 43 in the experimental group and 44 in the control group. We used the Hand Hygiene Education Program which was held 5 times over 5 weeks, taking 60 minutes per session. For the analysis, descriptive statistics, chi test, and t-test were used for statical analysis with SPSS 19.0. Results: There were significant increases in hand hygiene knowledge (p=.004) and hand hygiene adherence (p=.002) and there was a significant decrease in nasal Staphylococcus aureus colonization (p=.026) in the experimental group compared to the control group. However, hand hygiene perception (p=.543) was not significantly changed. Conclusion: Findings of this study suggest that the Hand Hygiene Education Program may be effective in enhancing hand hygiene knowledge and hand hygiene adherence. Also this program was effective in reducing nasal Staphylococcus aureus colonization in nursing students. Further studies are needed to evaluate the effects of the Hand Hygiene Education Program on hand hygiene perception in nursing students.
The Comparison between Physical Activity and Health Related Factors of the Korean Male Adult
Kim, Jisu ; Lee, Gyeongnam ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 14, issue 3, 2012, Pages 166~173
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2012.14.3.166
Purpose: This study was designed to find differences between physical activity and health-related factors of Korean male adults. Methods: Using the 2010 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES V-1), the data of 1,876 Korean males over 30 years old who completed the Health Interview, Health Behavior Surveys and International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) were analyzed. Analysis of differences in physical activity according to socio-demographic factors, physical health-related factors and psychological health-related factors was tested using the F-test and chi-square test with SPSS 12.0. Results: The high physical activity group was merely 2.5% and the moderate group was 51.4%. In each group, the study showed significant differences in age (p=.017), education status (p=.019), and economic status (p=.032) of socio-demographic factors, in body mass index (p=.003), vitamin D (p=.020) and hypertension status (p=.007) of physical health-related factors, and in recognition of stress (p=.027) of psychological health-related factors. Conclusion: These results revealed that physical activity can play an important role in nursing intervention of physical and psychological health-related factors in male adults.
Predictors of Drug Calculation Competence of Nursing Students
Kim, Myung Hee ; Park, Jung Ha ; Kim, Myoung Soo ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 14, issue 3, 2012, Pages 174~182
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2012.14.3.174
Purpose: The objective of this study was to identify predictors of drug calculation competence of nursing students. Methods: A total of 120 students were recruited from 3 universities from November 10 to 20, 2011. The instruments for this study were drug calculation competence, self-efficacy for drug dosage calculation, anxiety for drug dosage calculation, and the academic self-efficacy scale. The data were analyzed by descriptive analysis, chi-square test, t-test, Scheffe test, partial correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression using the SPSS 18.0 program. Results: The mean score of good competence group was
and the mean score of no-good competence group was
. The drug calculation competence was positively related to self-efficacy for drug dosage calculation and academic self-efficacy scale, but negatively related to anxiety for drug dosage calculation after controlling personal attributes. The main predictors of drug calculation competence in nursing students were identified as anxiety for drug dosage calculation (
=-.25, p=.046), academic self-efficacy (
=.19, p=.035). These two factors explained about 10% of variance in drug calculation competence. Conclusion: Based on the results, the strategies reducing the anxiety for drug dosage calculation and improving the academic self-efficacy should be developed and implemented.
Nutritional Status, Nutrients Intakes, and Health Status of Young-old and Old-old Homebound Elderly in Korea
Choi-Kwon, Smi ; Choe, Myoung-Ae ; Kim, Keum Soon ; Yi, Myung Sun ; Suh, Eunyoung ; Suh, Minhee ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 14, issue 3, 2012, Pages 183~192
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2012.14.3.183
Purpose: Number of the old-old elderly is rapidly increasing in Korea, but it is unclear whether there are differences between old-old and young-old elderly in nutritional status, nutrient intakes and health status. The gender differences in Korean elderly in these conditions also remains unknown. This study, therefore, investigated gender-associated differences in nutritional, health status and nutrient intakes and how they are related among young-old and old-old homebound elderly. Methods: Two hundred and eighty elderly who were attending a local elderly welfare center were recruited. Evaluation included demographic, nutritional and health status related data, nutritional intakes, and life style related factors including physical activity. Results: Of the 280 subjects, old-old were 147 (52.5%) and young-old were 133 (47.5%). Male old-old elderly had more often abdominal obesity than female old-old, but male old-old more often had malnutrition than female old-old. There were few differences in nutrient intakes between old-old male elderly and female elderly after energy intakes were controlled. Male old-old more often had less intake of beta carotene and Vitamin A than female old-old. On the other hand, male old-old elderly more often had hypercholesterolemia and hypertension than male young-old. Conclusion: Male old-old may be at a greater health and nutritional risk than female old-old. Targeted nutritional intervention for male old-old emphasizing antioxidant nutritional intakes may be warranted.
Factors Affecting Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure
Chu, Sang Hui ; Ko, Il Sun ; Lee, Won Hee ; Yoo, Ji Su ; Kang, Seok-Min ; Jung, Ha Yoon ; Kim, Doo Ree ; Ahn, Ji Hyeon ; Lee, Yoon Ju ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 14, issue 3, 2012, Pages 193~202
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2012.14.3.193
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore socio-demographic, clinical and psychological factors associated with medication adherence among patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Methods: In a cross-sectional survey, 133 patients with CHF who had visited a clinic located in Seoul participated. Medication adherence (MA) was measured using a single item visual analogue rating scale (VAS). Barriers and attitudes toward adherence, and depression were measured using a structured questionnaire. Medical records were reviewed to identify their clinical characteristics. Multivariate logistic regression was performed identify factors affecting medication adherence. Results: About one third of participants (31.1%) reported their MA as 100%. Overall attitudes on MA were highly positive and 49 (36.8%) of participants were depressive. MA was associated with significantly barriers (p<.001), attitudes (p<.001), age (p<.001), and duration of disease (p<.001). The high adherent group had significantly less barriers than other groups (OR=.389, p=0.02). Conclusion: This study indicates that barriers and attitudes toward MA were the most important factors affecting their adherence to HF medication. To improve MA for patient with CHF, the nursing strategies which can lead poor adherent patients to their optimal level should be developed.
Association between Obesity and Self-Rated Health in Korean Males and Females
Ha, Yeongmi ; Park, Hyunju ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 14, issue 3, 2012, Pages 203~211
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2012.14.3.203
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of obesity on self-rated health in Korean males and females. Methods: The 2010 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES V-1) data were used. Participants included 1,231 males and 1,289 females aged 20 years or older and had no disease. Chi-square test, t-test, and multiple logistic regression with dummy variables using SAS 9.2 were performed. Results: From univariate analysis, total body fat was significantly greater in males with a self-perception of poor health (p=.006), and the percentage of total body fat was significantly greater in males and females with a self-perception of poor health (p for all=.001). After controlling for demographic and health behavior variables, similar results were found. Females with higher education had a healthy perception of their health. Smoking for males and drinking for females were significantly related to unhealthy perception of their health. Conclusion: The current study provides evidence that obese Korean males and females had worse self-rated health, even though they had no disease. In particular, it is important to note that the relatively direct obesity measures from Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry, such as total body fat and percentage of body fat, were significantly related to self-rated health.
A Coorientation Analysis of Perception on Bionursing between Clinical Nurses and Nursing Professors
Choe, Myoung-Ae ; An, Gyeong-Ju ; Jeong, Jae-Sim ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 14, issue 3, 2012, Pages 212~220
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2012.14.3.212
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare perception on bionursing and satisfaction and importance about bionursing subjects of clinical nurses with that of professors using a coorientation model. Methods: Subjects for this study consisted of 135 clinical nurses at a tertiary hospital and 114 nursing professors. Questionnaire for perception on bionursing consisted of competency of professor, linkage with clinical practice and research of bionursing. Perceptions on bionursing education and research, satisfaction and importance about subjects of bionursing were measured. The data were analyzed by t-test. Results: Perception of clinical nurses on research of bionursing was more positive than professors. Perception of professors on research of bionursing was significantly less than that of professors estimated by clinical nurses. Perception of clinical nurses on linkage with clinical practice and research of bionursing estimated by nursing professor was significantly less than that of clinical nurses. Satisfaction of clinical nurses with the subjects of bionursing was significantly less than that of professors. Clinical nurses perceived anatomy the most important while professors perceived physiology the most important. Conclusion: Perceptions of clinical nurses on bionursing as well as satisfaction and importance about subjects of bionursing were identified to be different from those of professors.
Quality Assessment Tools and Reporting Standards in Nursing Research
Kim, Kyunghee ; Kim, Joo Hyun ; Lim, Kyung-Choon ; Lee, Kyung-Sook ; Jeong, Jae-Sim ; Choe, Myoung-Ae ; Chae, Young Ran ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 14, issue 3, 2012, Pages 221~230
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2012.14.3.221
Purpose: Quality of nursing research should be evaluated before it is applied as an evidence for evidence-based nursing practice. This study attempted to analyze and to compare tools for the quality assessment and reporting standards of nursing research using CONSORT and STROBE checklist by types of research design. Methods: We searched the tools for quality assessment in nursing research based on the National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA) publication. Then, we analysed and compared the tools for quality evaluation by types of research design. Results: According to the analysis using CONSORT checklist, ROB shows coherence in 17 items, Jadad shows coherence in 3 items, SIGN (for RCT) shows coherence in 26 items, and Downs & Black shows coherence in 24 items. According to the analysis using STROBE checklist, MINORS shows coherence in 25 items, NOS shows coherence in 21 items, SIGN (for Cohort studies & Case-control studies) shows coherence in 29 items, and RoBANS shows coherence in 21 items. Conclusion: Based on our analysis, we recommend that nursing researchers should report according to the reporting standards of tools for quality evaluation. We hope that our analysis can be helpful to develop evidence-based nursing.