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Volume 17, Issue 4 - Nov 2015
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The Influence of Physical Activity and Depression on Sleep Quality in Community-dwelling Older Adults: A Comparison between Young-old and Old-old
Kim, Ahrin ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 17, issue 4, 2015, Pages 287~296
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2015.17.4.287
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the influence of physical activity and depression on sleep quality among the young-old and old-old community-dwelling elderly. Methods: Participants were 216 community-dwelling older adults in Korea aged 65 or above. Data were collected using structured questionnaires with face-to-face interviews that included demographic and health-related characteristics, International Physical Activity Questionnaires (IPAQ), the Short Form Geriatric Depression Scale (SGDS) and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). A hierarchical multiple regression was conducted to examine whether physical activity and depression would predict sleep quality under other controlled factors. Results: There were differences in demographic and health-related characteristics, physical activity, and depression by age groups, but not in sleep quality. In the young-old elderly, physical activity (
, p=.043) and depression (
, p=.002) were significantly associated with sleep quality (F=4.46, p=.001, Adjusted
). In the old-old elderly, physical activity (
, p=.001) and depression (
, p<.001) were significantly associated with sleep quality (F=10.79, p<.001, Adjusted
). Conclusion: These finding highlight physical activity and depression as important contributors to sleep quality in both young-old and old-old elderly.
The Relationship of Eating Habits and Trigger Foods to Symptom Severity of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Back, Juyeon ; Jun, Sang-Eun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 17, issue 4, 2015, Pages 297~305
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2015.17.4.297
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate eating habits and the frequency of trigger-food consumption in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and to examine the associations of these variables with IBS symptom severity. Methods: We included 145 ROME III-positive IBS patients (mean age 31.2 years, 73.8% of female). Subjects completed an eating-habits and food-consumption questionnaire, IBS-Symptom Severity Scale (IBS-SSS) and Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18) for psychological distress. Results: Subjects with unhealthy eating-habits such as irregular meal times, frequently eating out and overeating tended to show higher IBS symptom severity. The severity of IBS symptoms related to the frequency of the consumption of trigger foods. Subjects who ate trigger-foods (i.e., tofu, beans, almonds, and peanuts) less frequently showed higher IBS symptom severity (p=.045, .042, .016, and .019, respectively). However, subjects who ate spicy foods, instant foods, and noodles more frequently experienced more severe IBS symptoms (p=.018, .011, and .023 respectively). Conclusion: This study showed that IBS symptom severity was related to meal intake patterns and frequency of trigger food consumption. These findings could provide a basis for developing an intervention program for IBS patients.
Influences of Symptom Experience and Depression on Quality of Life in Colorectal Cancer Patients with Stoma Reversal
Kim, Jung Ha ; Kim, Hyunjung ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 17, issue 4, 2015, Pages 306~314
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2015.17.4.306
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate symptoms, depression and quality of life in colorectal cancer patients who underwent stoma reversal, and to assess the factors related to their quality of life. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted on 125 colorectal cancer patients who underwent stoma reversal in a tertiary hospital in Korea. Data were collected using the Korean versions of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer-Quality of Life Core 30 and Colorectal Cancer Specific Questionnaire 38 (EORTC QLQ-C30 and CR38), and the Hospital Anxiety-Depression Scale. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, and multiple regression analyses. Results: Participants experienced sexual problems, difficulties in defecation, and nausea/vomiting. About twenty-two percent of the patients were depressed and the mean score for global quality of life was
. The multiple regression showed that social and cognitive functioning, depression, and the location of the anastomosis were the important factors that made contributions to the quality of life in colorectal patients with stoma reversal. Conclusion: Our results suggest that symptom management and emotional support should be incorporated into nursing interventions to improve the quality of life in colorectal patients with stoma reversal.
Comparison of the Effect of Music and Noise Blocking on Postoperative Pain, Length of Stay at Post Anesthetic Care Unit and Satisfaction after a Laparoscopic Colectomy
Seo, Eunju ; Yoon, Haesang ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 17, issue 4, 2015, Pages 315~323
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2015.17.4.315
Purpose: This study compared the effect of music and noise blocking on the vital signs, postoperative pain, analgesic use, length of stay in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and satisfaction after a laparoscopic colectomy. Methods: This randomized controlled trial was performed in a 555-bed National Cancer Center, from February 13 through May 31, 2012. Subjects consisted of 69 patients who underwent a laparoscopic colectomy under general anesthesia, and were recruited by informed notices. The inclusion criteria were patients between the ages of 35-75, with an American Society Anesthesiologist physical classification I or II. The subjects were randomly allocated to three groups; music therapy group (MTG), noise blocking group (NBG) and control group (CG). Collected data were analyzed using Repeated measures ANOVA, one-way ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis test through IBM SPSS (Version 19.0). Results: There were no significant differences in vital signs among the three groups. Postoperative pain in MTG (p<.05) and NBG (p<.05) was significantly decreased compared to CG. The amount of analgesics (p=.030) and length of stay at PACU (p=.021) in MTG was significantly decreased compared to NBG or CG; satisfaction in MTG and NBG was significantly higher compared to CG. Conclusion: Music seems to reduce postoperative pain, the amount of analgesics, and the length of stay at PACU. Therefore, music therapy is considered to be included in nursing intervention for postoperative patients at PACU.
Use of Animals for Nursing Research in Korea
Yoo, Hae Young ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 17, issue 4, 2015, Pages 324~330
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2015.17.4.324
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the trends in Korea of nursing research using animals. Methods: 45 articles were reviewed with descriptive statistics from 2000 to 2015. Results: Nearly 50% of the studies were supported by research funds. Most of the animal species in the studies were rats (81.1%) and mice (15.6%). The major animal models for human disease were cerebrovascular diseases (24.4%), skin problems (17.8%), and nerve injuries (15.5%). Immunohistochemistry (24.3%) was mainly used as an experimental technique. The main intervention and treatments used in the studies were chemical treatments, exercise and surgery. Conclusion: In this review, relevant results were described to identify the trends of nursing research using animal experimentation in Korea. Expansion of various nursing research using animal models can be required for gaining knowledge applicable to the same conditions in humans.
Evaluation of an Individualized Education before Discharge and Follow-up Telephone Consultation on Self-efficacy for Kidney Transplant Patients
Hwang, Young-hui ; Yi, Myungsun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 17, issue 4, 2015, Pages 331~340
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2015.17.4.331
Purpose: This study was to develop and evaluate an individualized education program based on self-efficacy for patients with kidney transplantation in Korea. Methods: A nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used. The participants consisted of 43 patients who underwent kidney transplants at one hospital in Seoul, from July 2012 to April 2013. The experimental group received an individualized education based on self-efficacy in the hospital and follow-up telephone consultation in the 2nd and 3rd week after discharge. The control group received a routine discharge education. Knowledge, self-efficacy, and compliance related to kidney transplant were measured and analyzed by frequency, average, Mann-Whitney U test, Fisher's exact test, independent t-test, and
-test using SPSS WIN 20.0. Results: Significant differences were found in self-efficacy between the experimental group and the control group. But no significant differences were found in knowledge and compliance between two groups. The scores of several items on monitoring health status in compliance were higher in the experimental group than those of the control group. Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrate the fact that an education program based in self-efficacy for patients with kidney transplant would be effective in improving self-efficacy and the ability to monitor their health status.
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Chrysanthemum indicum Water Extract in RAW 264.7 Cell as a Whole Plant
Kang, Kyoungah ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 17, issue 4, 2015, Pages 341~347
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2015.17.4.341
Purpose: Chrysanthemum indicum (CHI) has been used for edible and medical purposes for a long time in Korea. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of CHI water extract in lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-induced RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. Methods: To investigate the anti-inflammatory effects on LPS-induced RAW 264.7 macrophage cells, CHI extract as a whole plant was used in this study. RAW 264.7 cells were treated with various concentrations of CHI extract (1, 10, and
). After that Nitric Oxide (NO), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), interleukin (IL)-
, cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 and prostaglandin
) expression level were measured. Results: CHI extract significantly suppressed the LPS-induced NO production and decreased the level of iNOS, IL-
, COX-2 messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) expression and also the down regulation of
expression in a dose-dependent manner. Conclusion: The present study suggested that CHI extract can be substituted for anti-inflammatory drugs and provide a safe and effective non pharmacological therapeutic approach.
University Students' Cough Etiquette Knowledge and Practice to Protect Droplet Infection
Jin, Bo-Young ; Kim, Shinmi ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 17, issue 4, 2015, Pages 348~355
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2015.17.4.348
Purpose: This survey aimed to identify cough etiquette knowledge and practice level among university students. Methods: 190 study subject were recruited from a university located in C city of Korea and data were collected utilizing self-reported questionnaires to evaluate cough etiquette knowledge and practice levels. Results: The score of cough etiquette knowledge was 7.38 out of 12 and the correct answer rate was 61.5%. The respondents showed the highest right answer rate (85.3%) on 'cover with a paper tissue or a handkerchief while coughing' and lowest (20.7%) on 'cover with hand while coughing'. Practice level score was 27.28 out of 48. Among those items of practice, 'wearing a mask while coughing' was the lowest (1.40/48) level of practice. And the correlation between knowledge and practice was not significant. Conclusion: Cough etiquette knowledge and practice level was revealed to be rather low among university students. Education and social marketing are needed to be developed to encourage the practice level of cough etiquette followed by better droplet infection control and health promotion.
A Qualitative Content Analysis of Experiences on Concept Mapping for Pathophysiology in Nursing Students
An, Gyeong Ju ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 17, issue 4, 2015, Pages 356~362
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2015.17.4.356
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of nursing students in Korea who used concept mapping for understanding pathophysiology. Methods: The data were collected using an open-ended questionnaire from 83 sophomore nursing students after studying concept mapping in pathophysiology class. Each group consisted of five nursing students submitting four concept maps regarding cell injury, inflammation, infection, and neoplasm. After familiarity with concept mapping, the participants wrote their experiences anonymously on sheets of paper. The submitted materials were analyzed via qualitative content analysis. Results: The collected materials were classified into 3 themes, 8 categories, and 18 subcategories. Three themes emerged: (1) awareness of capabilities, (2) difficulties of completion, and (3) benefits of application. Conclusion: The study revealed that participants experienced self-capabilities, and the difficulties and benefits of concept mapping. Concept mapping also provided the opportunity for nursing students to realize communication skill improvement by active group discussion within a group.
The Impact of Alcohol and Caffeine Intake on Body Mass Index, Alcohol Use Disorder, and Quality of Sleep among University Freshmen
Cho, Yoon Hee ; Cho, Mi-Kyoung ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 17, issue 4, 2015, Pages 363~371
DOI : 10.7586/jkbns.2015.17.4.363
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess alcohol and caffeine intake and identify the impact of alcohol and caffeine intake on body mass index, alcohol use disorder, and quality of sleep among university students. Methods: This study design was accomplished with a cross sectional survey and conducted from May to June 2014. One hundred and twenty-four freshmen of E university in S city, Korea were selected and evaluated by self-administered questionnaires. Alcohol and caffeine intake were measured by self-reported recall. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, and multiple linear regression. Results: The average amount of alcohol intake was
and the proportion of freshmen who took in more than 40 g per day of alcohol was 75%. The average amount of caffeine intake was
. Factors influencing alcohol use disorder were dwelling type (t=2.25, p=.027) and alcohol intake (t=8.11, p<.001). And, the factor influencing quality of sleep was caffeine intake (t=3.88, p<.001). Conclusion: In order to reduce the harmful drinking of university students, preventive activities for freshmen are required and efforts on the part of the school needed.