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Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science
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Volume 16, Issue 4 - Nov 2014
Volume 16, Issue 3 - Aug 2014
Volume 16, Issue 2 - May 2014
Volume 16, Issue 1 - Feb 2014
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Changes in Pain, Muscle Strength and Flexibility according to Pinch Lift and Rubbing Manual Therapy and Stretching Application for Low Back Pain
Paek, Yun Woong ; Min, Soon ; Lee, Byung Hoon ; Shin, Myeong Gi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 16, issue 1, 2014, Pages 1~7
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2014.16.1.1
Purpose: This research was implemented for men in their thirties who have lower back pain to observe general activity disorder patterns during pinch lift and rubbing manual therapy (PMT) and stretching application. Methods: Participants were divided into three groups: The PMT Group used applied pinch lift and rubbing manual therapy; the STR Group used applied stretching; and the CON Group was the control group. Participants for each group received treatments that were conducted three times a week for a total five weeks. Measures of pain utilized Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) [INCOMPLETE SENTENCE]. Results: There were significant differences between the PMT Group and the CON Group as well as the STR Group and the CON Group for pain, muscle strength and flexibility. There was a significant difference in pain between the PMT Group and the STR Group. Conclusion: As a result, it is inferred that PMT and stretching positively influenced recovery with regards to pain, muscle strength and flexibility relief; however PMT is more effective for pain relief than stretching.
The Effect of Inter Dental Brush Education on the Dental Plaque Index and the Degree of Halitosis for Elementary School Students
Lee, Ha Na ; Kim, Joo Hyun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 16, issue 1, 2014, Pages 8~16
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2014.16.1.8
Purpose: This study determined the effect of inter dental brush education on the dental plaque index, and the degree of halitosis for elementary school students. Methods: The study was performed on a non-equivalent control group, with a pre-test and post-test design. The study was intended for a total of 50 students. They were divided into two groups; an experimental group of 25 students and a control group of 25 students. The experimental group participated in inter dental brush education. The education took about 20 minutes, and was provided once a week, for a total of three weeks. To quantify the effect, the two groups were compared in terms of the dental plaque index and the degree of halitosis. Results: Without inter dental brush education, or a test for homogeneity, in the sense of exact equivalence of the dental plaque index and the degree of halitosis between the experimental and the control group, was supported. (p>.799, p>.876). 1) The first hypothesis, "The experimental group, who participated in inter dental brush education, would reveal a lower dental plaque indices than the control group", was supported (t=5.78, p<.001). 2) The second hypothesis, "The experimental group, who participated in inter dental brush education, would reveal a lower degrees of halitosis than the control group", was supported (t=4.49, p<.001). Conclusion: The proposed inter dental brush education is effective in improving the dental plaque index and the degree of halitosis for elementary school students.
Survey of Curriculum for 4 Subjects (Structure and Function of Human Body, Clinical Microbiology, Pathophysiology, & Mechanism and Effect of Drugs) of Biological Nursing in Undergraduate Nursing Education
Lee, Kyung-Sook ; Choi, Eun-Ok ; Jeong, Jae Sim ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 16, issue 1, 2014, Pages 17~25
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2014.16.1.17
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to review the curriculum on biological nursing: structure and function of the human body, clinical microbiology, pathophysiology, and function and effect of drugs. Methods: Data was collected by searching and reviewing internet websites of 102 nursing schools or universities which provide 4 years nursing education in the Republic of Korea. The 74 curriculum on biological nursing science were available and analyzed by title, credits, hours, types of major (core or selective), offering semester, and laboratory practice. Results: The titles of 4 courses were diverse and were offered as core major (core requisites) or selective major. Structure and function of human body was offered in priority with more credits. Laboratory practice was poorly established in most courses. Biological nursing science courses were mostly taught in the second semester of the first year and the first or second semester of second year nursing education courses. Conclusion: There is a need to standardize the curriculum on biological nursing science and to expand the use of titles proposed by academic society. Also further research is necessary to identify curriculum details and to reflect the needs of professors.
Post-exposure Treatment and Seroconversion to Blood-borne Viruses after Needlestick Injuries among Healthcare Personnel
Jeong, Jae Sim ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 16, issue 1, 2014, Pages 26~32
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2014.16.1.26
Purpose: Needlestick injuries (NSI) is the most frequent occupational hazard for healthcare personnel (HCP), and immediate report and adequate post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is essential in preventing occupational transmission of blood-borne pathogens. Methods: From June 2010 to October 2010, 544 NSI were reported through websites from 21 general hospitals in Korea. Among those, 499 cases of NSI were analyzed to identify the rate of follow-up treatment completion and for seroconversion. Results: 88.2% of the cases were completed with follow-up treatment, 8.8% of the NSI were not completed with follow-up treatment, and 5 cases were unavailable to trace. 4.2% cases of NSI required a hepatitis B vaccination concurrent with hepatitis B immunoglobulin. 41.1% of the cases and 31.1% of the cases needed to be tested for anti HCV and anti HIV, respectively. Prophylaxis medication for HIV was prescribed in 3 cases, and all cases completed required 1 month of medication. There was 1 case (0.2%) of seroconversion to HCV. Conclusion: The PEP completion rate was not satisfactory, and the importance of completion of PEP treatment should be emphasized through education and counseling. Also, a careful risk assessment is needed for HCP who are exposed to HCV or HIV.
Risk Factors of Colon Polyps in Colonoscopy Examinee
Park, Bok Hee ; Lee, Yun Mi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 16, issue 1, 2014, Pages 33~40
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2014.16.1.33
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence and risk factors of colon polyps. Methods: The subjects were 180 adults enrolled from examinees who underwent colonoscopy at the health promotion center and OPD in Ulsan University Hospital. The risk factors were collected by a self-reporting standardized questionnaire and medical records. Data analysis involved chi-square test, and multiple logistic regression. Results: The prevalence of colon polyps was 41.6%. The risk factors for colon polyps were significantly increased by the cases of subjects more than 50 years old (OR, 9.213; CI, 3.291-25.789), subjects who didn't have any regular high-intensity exercise (OR, 4.762; CI, 1.387-16.351), subjects whose intake of fruits was less than once per a week (OR, 5.938; CI, 1.069-32.985) and subjects who showed irregular defecation (OR, 3.066; CI, 1.178-7.980). Conclusion: This study suggests that eating habits and proper exercise, which promote a normal habit of defecation so as to be helpful in preventing colon polyps.
A Study on Perceived Connectivity between Pharmacological Knowledge and Clinical Practice, and the Need for Pharmacology Education Contents in Undergraduate Courses among Clinical Nurses
Kim, Chul-Gyu ; Cho, Mi-Kyoung ; Park, Seungmi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 16, issue 1, 2014, Pages 41~51
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2014.16.1.41
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify clinical nurses' knowledge of pharmacology, their need on pharmacology education contents, and perceived connectivity between knowledge and clinical practice. Methods: Subjects consisted of 114 clinical nurses. They responded to self-administered questionnaires about knowledge of pharmacology and need in pharmacology, and perceived connectivity between the knowledge and clinical practice. Results: The mean score of knowledge of pharmacology was
. The mean score of need on pharmacology in clinical practice was
, and those of satisfaction, application, and confidence with clinical performance by applying the knowledge to clinical practice were
respectively. Knowledge of pharmacology was positively correlated with perceived connectivity between knowledge and clinical practice. Scores of need of dose calculations was the highest among 14 units of pharmacology education contents in undergraduate courses while that of development of new drugs was the lowest. Scores of need of coagulation modifier drugs and thrombolytic agents were the highest among 16 units of pharmacology education contents by system specific drug while those of dermatologic and ophthalmic drugs were the lowest. Conclusion: The results indicate that knowledge of pharmacology is important in promoting perceived connectivity with clinical practice by applying knowledge to clinical practice.
Antioxidant Capacity and Associated Factors during the Chronic Phase after Stroke
Choi, Seung-Hye ; Kwak, Chung-Shil ; Choi-Kwon, Smi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 16, issue 1, 2014, Pages 52~59
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2014.16.1.52
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate antioxidant capacity and relating factors including gender, obesity, lifestyle factors, and nutrient intake in chronic stroke patients. Methods: A total of 188 chronic stroke patients who visited a medical center in Seoul participated in the study. A structured questionnaire was used to assess their clinical characteristics and lifestyles. Blood samples were collected for ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) for antioxidant capacity. Dietary intake of the patients were obtained for 2 days by 24 hours recall method. Results: The mean FRAP was
. According to the hierarchical multiple regression analysis, the factors related to high FRAP were male sex (p=.036), alcohol drinking (p=.013), and calorie intake deficiency (p=.005). Conclusion: We found that antioxidant capacity was related to lifestyle factors including alcohol drinking, and calorie intake in chronic stroke patients. A tailored strategy is needed to increase antioxidant capacity according to gender and lifestyles in the chronic phase of stoke patients.
Health Promotion Behavior according to Body Mass Index and Self-Perception of Body Weight in Female Nursing Students
Yu, Su Jeung ; Lee, Kyung-Sook ; Kim, Joo Hyun ; Lim, Kyung Choon ; Park, Jin Sook ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 16, issue 1, 2014, Pages 60~68
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2014.16.1.60
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the health promotion behavior according to body mass index (BMI) and self-perception of obesity in female nursing students. Methods: The subjects of this study were 143 female nursing students. The data were collected using a questionnaire about health, life style and general characteristics. BMI, waist and hip circumference, flexibility, and gripping force were measured. Data were analyzed with SPSS/WIN 20.0 program. Results: Subjects were divided into three groups including true overweight (16.1%), false overweight (29.2%), and true normal weight group (43.5%) based on their BMI and self-perception about obesity. There were significant differences among the three groups in alcohol consumption, self-confidence on the accomplishment of desired weight in a year, gap between actual and desired weight, waist circumference, waist-hip ratio, and interpersonal relationship. The true normal weight group shows significantly higher interpersonal relationships than the true overweight group. Conclusion: It was determined that special strategies for increasing appropriate self-perception about obesity and health behaviors for female nursing students should be developed.