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Volume 9, Issue 2 - Dec 2007
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Self Care Behavior of Hemodialysis Patients
Choi, Mi-Kyoung ; Choe, Myoung-Ae ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 9, issue 2, 2007, Pages 105~117
Purpose: The purpose of this study was two folds: first, to identify the level of self care behavior of the hemodialysis patients and second, to find the correlation between the self care behavior and the physiologic indices. Method: The subjects were 52 hemodialysis patients, male and female, who have regularly received hemodialysis dialysis at the Dialysis Room in a leading teaching hospital, Seoul. The patients responded to the self care behavior questionnaires including their socio-demographic characteristics. The respondents have regularly recorded the self care log book. The physiologic indices, clinical characteristics related to the disease and hemodialysis were collected by the chart review. Result: The mean score of the self care behavior was 3.46. The mean score of the self care behavior on categories demonstrated as follows: medication 4.29, fistula management 4.13, management of physical problem 3.71, diet 3.28, exercise and rest 3.22, blood pressure and body weight management 2.97 and social adjustment 2.05 in order. Thirty patients managed discomfort of their fistula. Eleven patients took exercise for 0.5-1 hr/week. Thirty patients measured their body weight daily and thirty two measured their blood pressure daily. The score of self care behavior was significantly correlated with the mean weight gains between the dialysis sessions(r=-.312, p=.05). The mean weight gains between dialysis sessions was found to be high as the level of serum phosphorus and potassium increased(r=-.316, p=.05, r=-.465, p=.01). Conclusion: The result suggests that nursing intervention to the hemodialysis patients to improve self care behavior should be encouraged and further developed.
Comparison of Surgical Hand Scrub Formulations and Scrub Methods for Antimicrobial Efficacy
Kim, Myoung-Sook ; Kim, Kyoung-Ja ; Shin, Young-Ran ; Park, Kwang-Ok ; Mun, Hyang-Mi ; Jeong, Jae-Sim ; Kim, Mi-Na ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 9, issue 2, 2007, Pages 118~124
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare three surgical scrub methods-4% chlorhexidine gluconate(CHG) with brush, 4% CHG without brush, and waterless scrub using 1% CHG and 61% ethanol combination(alcohol-based agent)-for antimicrobial efficacy. Method: "Glove-juice technique" was used to evaluate microbial hand counts before surgical scrubs, 1 min and 3 hr after surgical scrubs. Result: Waterless scrub using CHG and ethanol combination resulted in a 4.8-log reduction at 1 min and 4.0-log reduction at 3 hr. CHG without brush resulted in a 4.7-log reduction at 1 min and 3.3-log reduction at 3 hr. The traditional scrub using CHG with brush resulted in a 3.6-log reduction at 1 min and 0.8-log reduction at 3 hr. The waterless scrub and CHG without brush showed significantly higher log reduction(p<.05) than CHG with brush at 1 min and 3 hr after surgical scrub. Waterless scrub showed greater log reductions than CHG without brush, but there was no statistical difference between the two groups. Conclusion: Waterless scrub using alcohol-based agent showed more persistent and immediate antimicrobial efficacy than either CHG with brush or CHG without brush.
The Knowledge and Attitudes of Nurses on Post-Operative Pain
Kim, Tae-Hee ; Kil, Yun-Keung ; Chu, Sang-Hui ; Jang, Seon-Young ; Jung, Mi-Yeun ; Seo, Mi-Ae ; Lee, Young-Jin ; Kim, Su-Jeong ; Jung, Hye-Jeong ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 9, issue 2, 2007, Pages 125~134
Purpose: To examine knowledge and attitudes of nurses on post-operative pain, and to find the factors that hinder pain management by the nurses. Method: Data was collected using a questionnaire from all the nurses working in the surgical units and intensive care units in a hospital in Seoul between March 12 and 22, 2007. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test,
test, and Pearson Coefficient Correlation. Result: The average knowledge score on pain was
, and that for analgesics was
. There was a significant difference in knowledge of analgesics in terms of career(p=0.012), present work place(p=0.024) and education(p=0.042). The knowledge on pain etiology was significantly different in career. Around 61.1% of respondents answered that they would administer analgesics immediately if patients complaint pain, and 94.1% re-administer analgesics if the VAS score is over 5.69.3% thought that their knowledge was adequate for pain management. The attitudes of pain management were significantly different in career. Conclusion: We found that a further improvement on nurses' knowledge on pain management and analgesics is necessary. This study also suggests a need for professional education for nurses on post-operative pain management.
The Stress of Patients in the Coronary Care Unit
Yoo, Yang-Sook ; Bong, Seung-Ok ; Kim, Kyung-Lim ; Choi, Kyung-Ok ; Jeong, Hye-Sun ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 9, issue 2, 2007, Pages 135~142
Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate degree of stress level in CCU patients, and to give a baseline data in developing nursing intervention program to reduce the stress. Method: Subjects of this study were the 100 hospitalized patients of C University Hospital in Seoul City from February to December 2003. The collected data was analyzed by using the SAS program: t-test, Scheff
test, and ANOVA analysis were employed to find differences in stress level. Result: The highest stress factor was 'Concern', and next were 'Dependency & limitation', 'Uncertainty', 'Treatment procedure', 'Sleep disturbance', 'Environment' in order. The perceived stress level of CCU patients was 1.65 scores; the highest scored item was 'have to void urine and feces on the bed', next were 'have to use the toilet bowel lying on the bed' in order. The stress level according to characteristics of the subjects was significantly different with the marital status, the presence of religion, the hospitalized days, the economic status, and the admission experience. Conclusion: The stress level of patients in the coronary care unit was high in concern of a disease, family and economic state, in limitation and dependency, and in uncertainty about prognosis of a disease. Further researches are necessary to develop and apply the intervention method of reducing stress level of CCU patients. In addition studies on family members of CCU patients are also recommended.
The Effect of Anesthetic Information on Pre-operative Anxiety, Glucose, Cortisol and Epinephrine of Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy
Jeong, Gye-Seon ; Yoon, Hae-Sang ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 9, issue 2, 2007, Pages 143~152
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to ascertain the effects of anesthetic information on preoperative state anxiety, plasma glucose, cortisol and epinephrine for patients under tonsillectomy and to provide generic data with anesthetic nursing intervention. Method: Data were collected from 60 patients who had tonsillectomy from November 1, 2003 to April 30, 2004. The group were divided into experimental group and control group: an experiment group of 30 patients was provided with an anesthetic information prepared by the researchers; a control group of another 30 patients was provided with general information. Data were analyzed through chi-squared test, t-test, repeated measure ANOVA using SPSS Program(version 12.0). Result: There were no significant difference between the experimental group and the control group in pre-operative state anxiety, glucose and cortisol. However, there were statistically significant difference between the above two groups in pre-operative pre-operative blood pressure(p=.001), heart beat(p=.000), and epinephrine(p=.035). Conclusion: The authors, with the results of this study, concluded that the preoperative anesthetic information for patients under tonsillectomy had direct effect on lessening pre-operative anxiety.
Review of Cytokines for Nursing Research
Shin, Gi-Soo ; Lee, Kung-Suk ; Jeong, Jae-Sim ;
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, volume 9, issue 2, 2007, Pages 153~158
Purpose: Cytokines have widespread and potent effects across the life span. This study was carried out to understand about cytokines that influence nursing research and practice. Method: Journal publications rewied include cytokine topics on CINAHL and Korean nursing research from January 2000 to December 2006. Result: In this study, the specific and numerical expression of for the level of Cytokines as a physiological factor related to the disease clearly provides the patient's disease mechanism and manifestation of the symptoms. Also, it can be the basise of nursing research and evidence-based nursing intervention. Conclusion: The practical use of Cytokines has to be considered to set up the direction of the nursing research and the study of the standard manual of Cytokines is continuously required.