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Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science
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Volume 5, Issue 2 - Dec 2003
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Correlates of Fatigue with Physiological Factors in Hemodialysis Patients
Byeon, Young-Soon ; Gu, Jae-Eon ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 5, issue 2, 2003, Pages 5~12
Purpose : The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between fatigue and physiological factors in patients on hemodialysis. Method : Data were collected between June 1 and 7, 2003 using a structured questionnaire which included general characteristics, Visual Analogue scale and laboratory result. Result : Fatigue score changes is the mean of predialysis fatigue score was 4.36 and postdialysis fatigue score 4.66. There were statistically significant differences in score of postdialysis to sex, education and admission. The relationship between predialysis fatigue and interdialytic weight gain showed a positive correlation. The relationship between postdialysis fatigue and Cr showed a negative correlation. Conclusion : Nursing Management program should be developed to fatigue factors in patients on hemodialysis.
Fasting Blood Sugar and Adherence to Diabetes Control Recommendation : Impact of Education Using Short Messaging Service of Cellular Phone
Kim, Hee-Seung ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 5, issue 2, 2003, Pages 13~19
Purpose : The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the education using short messaging service(SMS) on fasting blood sugar(FBS) and diabetes adherence. Method : Forty-five diabetic patients being assessed pre and post intervention was used to assess the effectiveness of the education. Participants were requested to input the FBS and 2 hours post-prandial blood sugar everyday in http://www.biodang.com by cellular phone or wire Internet. The goal of the education was to lower FBS and keep diabetes adherence. The education was applied to the for 12 weeks. The education consisted of continuous education and reinforcement of diet, exercise, medication adjustment, as well as frequent self-monitoring of blood glucose levels. The education performed weekly. All medication adjustments were communicated to the participants' doctor. FBS and diabetes adherence were measured before and after the education. Results : The education using SMS of cellular phone had decrease FBS and increase oral medication taking, exercise, foot care, and hypoglycemia preparation adherence.
Hand Hygiene Effects Measured by Hand Culture in Intensive Care Unit
Jeong, Jae-Sim ; Choi, Jeong-Hwa ; Lee, Soon-Haeng ; Kim, Yang-Soo ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 5, issue 2, 2003, Pages 21~30
The effect of hand hygiene was measured by hand culture before and after hand hygiene for 86 nurses, doctors, and nurses aide/housekeepers in Surgical Intensive Care Unit. The subjects were asked to press their dominant hand in hand-shaped Mannitol salt agar immediately after patient contact and then washed their hand by preferred hand hygiene agents [soap and water, waterless alcohol gel, or 4% chlorhexidine gluconate detergent (CHG)], and cultured one hand again Amount of isolated microorganism was calculated by counting the number of divided areas (
) which is culture positive in hand culture plate. The amount of microorganisms were significantly reduced from 58.1(
) to 27.4(
) cells after hand hygiene. The staff nurse's hand hygiene was more effective compared to medical doctors and nurses aide/housekeepers. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) was isolated in 41(47.1%) subjects ; but only removed 100% in 28(32.2%) subjects. When the amount of hand microorganisms was compared by subject's preferred hand hygiene agents, it was decreased in order of 4% CHG, waterless alcohol solution, soap and water, and water. The hand hygiene practice was inadequate to reduce hand microorganisms and significantly different by occupations. Further research and development of hand hygiene improvement program which emphasize the quality of hand hygiene is recommended.
The Effect of Guided Imagery on Blood Pressure and Pulse Rate - In Nursing Students -
Choi, Eun-Ok ; Lee, Dong-Suk ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 5, issue 2, 2003, Pages 31~39
The purpose of this study was to test the effect of guided imagery on blood pressure and pulse rate. The subjects were thirty-nine nursing students in I university located in Busan, Korea To enhance the effect of treatment, they were trained getting themselves absorbed in guided imagery on three different occasions before the study. Actually in the study, the subjects were given instruction in Mason's guided imagery for 19 minutes and 58 seconds. Blood pressure and pulse rate were measured before and after guided imagery application. The data were analyzed through paired t-test. The Results were as follows : 1) There was a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure after the use of guided imagery. 2) There was no significant decrease in diastolic blood pressure after the use of guided imagery. 3) There was a significant decrease in pulse rate after the use of guided imagery. These results indicate that guided imagery is a helpful technique for decreasing blood pressure and pulse rate, which are increased in stress condition.
Analysis on Content and Trend of Nursing Intervention Studies Published in Adult Nursing Area
Suh, Moon-Ja ; Jeong, Jae-Sim ; Oh, Hyo-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 5, issue 2, 2003, Pages 41~51
Purpose : This descriptive study was performed to analyze the trends of nursing interventional studies in adult nursing area. Method : All interventional studies of 'Journal of Korean Academy of Adult Nursing Society', fifty three articles, from 1989 to 2000 were collected and reviewed Result : The research subject were patients in 38(66.7%) and 81.8% of researches was performed in hospital environment. There was only one true experimental design and most of articles(79.2%) were designed by quasi-experimental method Only 17% of articles have theoretical framework and 73.6% of articles described research hypotheses. The data collection methods for variables were as follows: Psychosocial measurement 60.8%, physiological measurement 25.7%, and observation 13.5%, respectively. Lecture(16.7%), audio-visual(16.7%), and book, pamphlet, or leaflets(13.6%) were the most frequently used instruments of the interventions. Behavioral domain(60.3%) and Physiological: Basic domain(29.3%) was the most common, when the interventions were classified by Nursing Intervention Classification. Physiological(50.8%) and psychosocial variables(49.2%) were the two major dependent variables. Conclusion : Considering the above results obtained, the nursing intervention studies in adult nursing area have been tested with quasi-experimental studies through clinical trials. For the development of clinical nursing practice and advancement of nursing theories, the amount of interventional studies should be increased and the quality of research methods refined more to develop nursing science and practice in adult nursing area.