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The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing
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Volume 10, Issue 2 - Dec 2007
Volume 10, Issue 1 - Jun 2007
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Cognitive and Physical Function by the Social Disengagement in Institution and Community Living Elderly
So, Hee-Young ; Kim, Hyun-Li ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 10, issue 1, 2007, Pages 5~11
Purpose: This study was conducted to compare the level of cognitive and physical function by the level of social disengagement in institutions and community dwelling elderly. Method: The study subjects were 209 people whose age ranged from 65 to 94. The data were surveyed with social disengagement index, MMSE-K, and ADL, and analysed by SPSS 11.0 using frequency, t-test, ANCOVA and ANOVA. Results: 1) The level of social disengagement was 1.67 in institution and 3.25 in community elderly, and showed statistically significant difference (F=41.07, p<.001). 2) There were statistically significant difference in MMSE-K (F=15.51, p<.000), and activity of daily living (F=9.65, p=.002) between two residence after control the age, gender, religion, allowance and number of children. 3) There were statistically significant difference in MMSE-K (F=6.55, p=.002) by social disengagement in community dwelling elderly. Conclusions: Programs for successful aging to reduce social disengagement should be developed that stimulate social activities and then improve cognitive function for the elderly. For these, establishing social policies in nation and local government is needed. Especially, these policies should be conducted among the elderly with low-income living in institutions.
The Effects of Exercise on Functional Status, Activity of Daily Living and Social Re-adjustment in Stroke Patients
Park, Sang-Youn ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 10, issue 1, 2007, Pages 12~20
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of exercise on functional status, activity of daily living and social re-adjustment(social function, depression) in stroke patients. Method: A quasi-experimental pretest and posttest study was used. The subjects consisted of 33 adults who were stroke in the G hospital, and the period of data collection was from February 8, 2006 to August 30, 2006. Seventeen patients were assigned to experimental group and sixteen to the control group. The subjects of the experimental group performed an exercise for 15-20 minutes twice a day, 3-5 times per week, during six weeks. Outcome variables were functional status, activity of daily living and social re-adjustment. Chi-Square test and T-test were used to examine the equality of the subjects and ANCOVA used to examine the group difference using SAS. Results: There ware significant differences in functional status, activity of daily living, and social re-adjustment(social function, depression) between the two groups. Conclusion: The above results state the exercise can be an effective intervention to improve the functional status, activity of daily living, and social re-adjustment(social function, depression) of stroke patients.
Effects of Auricular Acupressure Therapy on Insomnia in Hemodialysis Patients
Lee, Youn-Hee ; Kim, Sook-Young ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 10, issue 1, 2007, Pages 21~28
Purpose: This study was to examine the effects of auricular acupressure therapy on insomnia of hemodialysis patients. Method: The subjects were recruited at a hemodialysis room in B General hospital in Kyonggi-Do. Thirty one patients who have suffered from insomnia were conveniently assigned to an experimental group(n=16) and a control group(n=15). The experimental group received a 2-week intervention composed of a series of six auricular acupressure therapy every 2~3 days. The effect of intervention was measured by completion of a 15-item sleep scale and a sleep satisfaction scale. Result: The sleep score was higher in the experimental group than in the control group(p=.000). The sleep satisfaction score was higher in the experimental group than in the control group(p=.000). Conclusion: The auricular acupressure therapy can improve the sleep and sleep satisfaction scores in hemodialysis patients with insomnia. Auricular acupressure therapy can be used at the clinical settings as a safe and effective independent nursing intervention to decrease insomnia in hemodialysis patients.
Effect of Structured Information Provided on Self Care Knowledge, Self Care Performance, and Functional Status of Liver Cirrhosis Patients
Jung, Kyong-Sun ; Min, Hye-Sook ; Song, Young-Sun ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 10, issue 1, 2007, Pages 29~36
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of structured information provided on self care knowledge, self care performance, and functional status. Method: The data were collected using self care knowledge and performance assessment tool, and functional status assessment tool from both group hospitalized patients at D hospital in Busan. Results: There was a significant improvement(p=.032) in self care knowledge in experimental group compared to the control group. But there were not improvement in self care performance and functional status in experimental group compared to the control group. But comparing to pretest and posttest in experimental group, There were significant improvement in self care performance (p=.003) and functional status(p=.013). Conclusion: Structured information provided showed increased in the degree of knowledge, self care performance, and functional status. But the effect size of program which had been developed in this study was estimated small, so there is needed to modify this program and to research repeatedly.
A Study on the Sexual Dysfunction for Diabetic Women
Jin, Dong-Sun ; Park, Jee-Won ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 10, issue 1, 2007, Pages 37~44
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the sexual dysfunction of diabetic women in order to provide basic data contributed in nursing intervention. Method: A convenience sample consisted of 67 subjects with diabetes who attended outpatient department of 2 university hospitals. After verbal consent was obtained, subjects were asked to complete a questionnaire including BISF-W developed by Taylor et al. Data were collected from April 27 to May 22, 2006, and were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, oneway ANOVA using SPSS 12.0 program. Results: This study discovered that the degree of sexual dysfunction of women with diabetes was high, and in particular that most of the women with diabetes did not have satisfactory sex life because of lack of vaginal lubrication, lower sexual desire, lower orgasm, and sexual pain. The test of differences in sexual dysfunction according to demographic and disease-related characteristics revealed that significant differences existed only with regard to menopause and age. Conclusion: As the sexual function of women varies widely among individuals, we would like to emphasize the importance of sexual counseling and education programs to improve the quality of life of diabetic women to prevent or relieve their sexual dysfunction.
The Study on Performance Evaluation and Improvement of the Information System for the Disabled
Lee, Seung-Young ; Ho, Seung-Hee ; Chae, Young-Moon ; Kim, Deog-Young ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 10, issue 1, 2007, Pages 45~57
Purpose: The study tried to suggest the ways to improve the national disability welfare information projects with evaluating the present condition of the projects. Method: Firstly, the study analyzed the disability information system and disability websites. Secondly, the study found out the problems of the registration of disability and management system through the situation analysis. Finally, the study conducted a survey of the disabled and the information system workers and performance evaluation of the information system. Result: The study offered a proposal of The Disability Unity Management System(DUMS) for the disability registration and management. When the disabled visit the hospital or the public health center, their information is registered automatically in The Disability Unity Management System(DUMS), which helps not to miss out the disability registration. Through this system, they are given the proper service which they need, and the information can be shared with the facilities providing the service for the disabled. Conclusion: The Disability Unity Management System(DUMS) contributes significantly in avoiding the repetition of the support for the disabled and improving the quality of service.