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Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science
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Volume 6, Issue 2 - Dec 2004
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The Effects of Aromatherapy on Autonomic Nerve System and Physical Resistance of a Stress
Shin, Yoo-Sun ; Cho, Young-Suk ; Jung, Yu-Jin ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 6, issue 2, 2004, Pages 5~17
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine effects of aromatherapy on the activity and balance of autonomic nervous system and on physical resistance to stress. Methods: This research is a primitive experimental design which attempts to analyze aromatherapy EKG monitoring on real-time basis. Lavender & Chamomile, each 30 drops, were blended with 100ml Sweet Almond oil. Subjects was laid relaxed, and had insides of his wrists and ankles attached with electrodes for EKG. Right after applied with essential oil onto his philtrum and parotid, started on EKG monitoring. Results: The activities of parasympathetic and sympathetic nerve were changed as time elapsed, with significant differences(p=.000). In multiple comparison, the value was significantly different(p<.05).The balance of autonomic nerve was changed, becoming close to the normal level in accord with applicable international standards(1.5)(p=.011). In multiple comparison, the value showed a significant difference(p<.05). Physical resistance to stress increased with the passage of time, but not statistically significant. Conclusions: This suggests that aromatherapy can be used as a nursing intervention which aims at alleviating symptoms related to the imbalance of autonomic nerve system such as headache, hot flashes, irregular heartbeat, nervousness, depression and anxiety.
The Effect of the Chest Physiotherapy in Brain Injury Patients
Hong, Hae-Sook ; Choi, Young-Jin ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 6, issue 2, 2004, Pages 19~30
The purpose of this study was to compare chest percussion with chest vibration in brain injury patients. 30 patients in SICU of one general hospital in T city were randomely divided by 3 groups and the arterial oxygen tension(PaO2) and the retained secretion were measured. The chest vibration was done among the first group, the chest vibration by hand after the chest percussion was done among the second group and the mechanical chest vibration after the chest percussion was done among the third group. The data was analyzed using SPSS 7.0(5% significance) and the results are below. 1) It was adopted the hypothesis that the amount of retained secretion of endotracheal suction after stopping the actions among the first, second and the third groups is different from each other.(F=41.62, p=0.00) 2) It was rejected the hypothesis that the arterial oxygen tension(PaO2)s are different from each other among the first, second and third group.(F=1.22, p=0.31) The amount of the retained secretion after chest percussion, chest vibration by hand or mechanical chest vibration was significantly different from each other. Therefore, chest physiotherapy could be regarded as the effective nursing intervention for the unconscieus patients who have the inappropriate airway cleaness and it was more effective to be together than to be alone.
Risk Factors of Cerebrovascular Disease According to the Level of Blood Pressure among the Prospective Tele-medicine Users
Song, Hee-Young ; Park, So-Mi ; Hwang, Sung-Oh ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 6, issue 2, 2004, Pages 31~42
Purpose: This study was undertaken to investigate bio-medical and behavioral risk factor of stroke according to the level of blood pressure among the prospective tele-health users. Method: A descriptive study was conducted using interviews with a structured questionnaire. Of the households in the village, 24 households were selected for inclusion in the study. Among all of the residents from these households, a total of 48 residents who completed all the blood tests as well as the questionnaire. Results: Among bio-medical risk factors including demographic characteristics, physiologic variables, and health history, only triglyceride(TG) was significantly different among normal, prehypertension, and hypertension groups(F=3.78, p<.05). However, regarding behavioral variables, those who were classified as prehypertension and hypertension group reported more frequent drinking, those who were in prehypertension group reported highest scores of stress and lowest frequency of exercise, and those who were in normal and hypertension group showed higher scores of interest on health and lower scores of perceived seriousness of disease and health knowledge than those who were in prehypertension group. Conclusion: Identification and implementation of modifiable risk factors of stroke according to the level of blood pressure are crucial for health care utilizing tele-medicine.
CAPD Management and CAPD Related Infection in CAPD Patients
Park, Ok-Soon ; Na, Kyung-Hee ; Hur, Kyung-Sook ; Park, Sun-Nam ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 6, issue 2, 2004, Pages 43~55
Purpose : This study was conducted to identify the peritonitis occurence of CAPD, by which a basis for efficient patient management could be provided. Method: Data were collected by questionnaires and hospital record from 55 people who underwent or were going through CAPD from January 1998 to April 2004 in a university subsidiary hospital kidney department. Result: 1) There were many elderly people of 61 years or above taking up 50.9%, 75% had low levels of education with middle school graduation or less, and the cases where separate individual rooms enabling the exchange of CAPD were not possessed was shown to be 61.8%. 2) With the management feature of CAPD, those who bathed once or less per 7 days made up 60.0%, and 60% washed their hands well before exchanging solutions which meant that 40% did not wash well or just washed moderately, and in terms of CAPD education, the proportion of those receiving education both before and after dialysis was 29.1%. also, with nutrition conditions, cases where the level of serum albumin was lower than 3.0 made up 38.2%, and those who were conducting self CAPD management was 65.5%, and cases where the management was done by the spouse or family members was revealed to be 34.5%. 3) There were Peritonitis occurrences in 40% of cases, and the number of Peritonitis occurrences within the period was 36, with an occurrence rate of
. Also, 66.7% of the causing bacteria were no growth, Gram positive bacteria made up 27.8%, and Gram negative bacteria consisted of 5.5%. 4) No significant difference was found peritionitis occurrence according to general and management characteristics. Lower peritionitis occurrence were shown with those who had spouses or family members conducting CAPD management as opposed to self-managing patients(p=0.037). Conclusion: Elderly patients there needs to be the participation of family or other support resources rather than subjecting them to self-management of solution exchange and entry/exit. Also, The high occurrence rate from Gram positive bacteria is shown so the importance of CAPD management education including bathing and hand washing needs to be emphasized.
Analysis of Adverse Reactions to Computed Tomography Contrast Medium
Kwon, Ki-Soo ; Jeong, Jae-Sim ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 6, issue 2, 2004, Pages 57~68
The contrast medium is very commonly used in more than 90% of computed tomography(CT) scans. It is difficult to predict the occurrence of adverse reactions and the degree of adverse reactions are diverse from mild urticaria, itching, nausea, vomiting to even cardiopulmonary arrest. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the symptoms, occurrence rate and risk factors of the adverse reactions in patients after contrast injection during CT examinations. Two hundreds sixty-five patients showed symptoms of adverse reactions out of 71,117 adult patients who received intravenous contrast administration during CT scans from January 2003 to December 2003 at a general hospital. Data was collected by reviewing adverse reaction records and electronic medical record. The results of this study were as follows; 1. Adverse reactions occurred in 265 out of a total of 71,117 patients(0.37%). Clinical symptoms of adverse reactions were most commonly dermatologic problems such as urticaria(69.81%) and itching(63.02%), followed by dyspnea(14.34%), dizziness(11.70%), nausea(6.79%), and vomiting(7.17%). 2. Anaphylactoid reactions occurred in 47 out of a total of 265 patients, and their pattern of symptoms were most commonly related to cardiovascular system(90.91%), followed by respiratory system(82.22%), gastrointestinal system(51.72%), and dermatologic system(16.51%). Eleven patients were transferred to emergency room for further treatment and two patients needed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 3. The adverse reactions were significantly more common in women than in men(0.46% vs.0.32%, p=.003) and in type D contrast medium than the others(p<.001). The occurrence rate of adverse reactions was not significantly different according to the age and infusion speed of the contrast medium.