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Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science
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Volume 7, Issue 2 - Dec 2005
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The Effects of 2 or 3 Shift Rotation on the Fatigue and Sleep
Byeon, Young-Soon ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 7, issue 2, 2005, Pages 5~15
The purpose of this study was to compare the sleep and fatigue between groups with two shift and three shift nurses. A total of 14 nurses working in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit(NIC) were included with the seven for two shifts and the other seven for three shifts. Data were collected by Korean version of sleep tool(Oh et al., 1998) and fatigue symptom tool(Kim et al., 2001) and analyzed using SPSS PC 12.0. The results of the study were as follows: 1) There was statistically a significant difference in the number of total sleep hour and no difference in fatigue between groups. 2) There were no significant differences found in both sleep and fatigue by demographic characteristics between groups. 3) There were no correlations between sleep and fatigue in both groups. Through the further future studies, the findings of this study were expected to provide an opportunities for exploring the information on 2-shift nurses as well as 3-shift nurses and to offer the fundamental data on an arrangement of work force according to the types of shift work.
Effects of Aromatherapy and Foot Reflex Massage on Stress, Depression, and Sleep Pattern of the Institutionalized Elderly
Lee, Jeong-Ran ; Hong, Hae-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 7, issue 2, 2005, Pages 17~30
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of aroma therapy and foot reflex massage on stress, depression, and sleep pattern of institutionalized elderly. The design of this study was non-equivalent control group pre-posttest design. The data were collected from February 24 to April 9 of 2005. Fifty-one elderly were divided into two groups, 26 institutionalized elderly for the experimental group and 25 institutionalized elderly for the control group. The experimental group underwent aromatherapy and foot reflex massage two days per week(40 minutes per session} over five weeks period. Stress(subjective stress and serum cortisol level), depression, and sleep pattern were assessed in both groups before and after intervention. Five weeks after intervention were spended, the experimental group was again assessed. Five weeks without intervention were spended, the control group was again assessed. The data were analyzed by the statistical program SPSS WIN 12. The results of this study were as follows;
Stress of the experimental group with the intervention was significantly lower than that of the control group.
Depression of the experimental group was significantly lower than that of the control group.
Sleep pattern of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group. In conclusion, the aroma therapy and foot reflex massage program had positive effect on Institutionalized elderly's on stress(subjective stress and serum cortisol level), depression, and sleep pattern.
Literature Review of Psychosocial Problems, Measurement Tools and Intervention Effects in Patients with Cancer
Choi, Eun-Ok ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 7, issue 2, 2005, Pages 31~48
Purpose: Studies focus on cancer control, prevention, or assessment of psychosocial problems and intervention methods. However, few studies exist concerning psychosocial problems, measuring tools for those problems, and interventions for cancer patients in Korea. One of the purposes of this study was to review studies in this area, to examine various psychosocial problems experienced by cancer patients. This is a crucial area to investigate, since psychosocial problems in turn negatively influence the patients' immune function, which speeds the progress of the disease. Another goal was to identify instruments used to measure psychosocial functioning and problems in cancer patients, to analyze their validity and reliability, with the aim to discover the best instruments. A final goal was to explore and compare the effects of psychosocial interventions, to determine the most effective practices. Method: Journal articles published since 1995 were searched from PubMed Data base, Google search engine, and published cancer-related studies, using search keywords "psychosocial function and intervention for the cancer patients"; whole articles of selected references were reviewed and analyzed. Result: Most common psychosocial problems were depression, fatigue, nausea, pain, distress, resulting in a low quality of life. The seven scales found in the literature to assess the psychosocial functioning were Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Symptom Checklist 90-R, Profile of Mood States, Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale, Brief Symptom Inventory, and SF-36 HRQOL(Health Related Quality of Life). Social support interventions for cancer patients were effective in improving quality of life scores. Conclusion: It is necessary to apply support intervention strategies to help cancer patients in Korea. These strategies can help to reduce the effects of psychosocial symptoms, which in turn affect the development and control of cancer. Strategies developed in Western countries may need to be modified for use within Korea. Further studies are warranted to review the support intervention strategies that were being used to for cancer patients
Non Pharmacological Approaches in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Choe, Myoung-Ae ; Kim, Keum-Soon ; An, Gyeong-Ju ; Chae, Young-Ran ; Choi, Jung-An ; Hong, Hae-Sook ; Park, Mi-Jung ; Lee, Kyung-Sook ; Shin, Gi-Soo ; Jeong, Jae-Sim ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 7, issue 2, 2005, Pages 49~57
There have been many trials of clinical efficacy of multi component and single component treatments for irritable bowel syndrome(IBS). We reviewed effects of non phamacological treatments in the IBS. Though the efficacy of multi-component approaches was unclear, several results suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy was effective in improving gastrointestinal symptoms of IBS. As a single component, cognitive therapy and relaxation with or without biofeedback could improve the symptoms and psychological health of IBS patients. Yoga, meditation, self-help information and hypnotherapy could be applicable to IBS.