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The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing
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Volume 11, Issue 2 - Dec 2008
Volume 11, Issue 1 - Jun 2008
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Use of the Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Pain and Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Back Pain
Ha, Sung-Wha ; Suh, Yeon-Ok ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 11, issue 1, 2008, Pages 5~12
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the uses of complementary and alternative therapies(CAT), pain, and quality of life(QOL) in patients with chronic back pain. Method: A descriptive survey was conducted using convenient sample. One hundred sixty two patients with chronic back pain participated in this study. Types and satisfaction of CAT, pattern of back pain, and QOL were investigated. Result: 83.3% of all participants reported in the use of CAT. The most common types of CAT used were acupuncture and half-bath. Yoga were the most high satisfaction among the types. The mean score of back pain was 4.12, QOL was 3.10, that was mostly low score. There was no significant difference back pain and QOL between CAT user and nonuser. Correlation with satisfaction of CAT according the most using types were a negative correlation with back pain and a positive correlation with QOL. Conclusion: These result indicate that the mostly patients with back pain feels the satisfaction of CAT use. It is important that provide the obvious information about CAT which can be helpful to patient.
A Comparative Study on the Level of Perceived Stigma Towards Physically Disabled Between Physically Disabled and Non-disabled
Jung, Mi-Yeon ; So, Hee-Young ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 11, issue 1, 2008, Pages 13~24
Purpose: The purposes were to explore and compare the level of perceived stigma toward physically disabled, and to find factors related with the perceived stigma. Method: Data were collected by structured questionnaire from July to September 2007. The participants consisted of 292 physically disabled and 294 non-disabled living in Daejeon, Korea. These data were analyzed using SPSS Win 12.0 by descriptive statistics, Chi-Square test, t-test, one-way ANOVA. Result: The perceived stigma towards physically disabled of the physically disabled was higher than non-disabled's. The physically disabled stigmatized themselves in all the subcategories of the perceived stigma. The physically disabled perceived the stigma differently according to the spouses, economic status, educational level, comorbidity and impairment sites. The non-disabled's perceived stigma was different according to gender, existence of spouses, job and economic status. Non-disabled's stigma towards physically disabled was not different by experiences related with physically disabled. Conclusion: For reducing the perceived stigma, nursing intervention strategies should be developed, especially for physically disabled, and further studies should be conducted to define related factors. The results of this study might be a standard to evaluate effects of nursing interventions for decreasing the stigma.
Perceived Illness Intrusiveness by the Characteristics of Primary Caregivers in Stroke Patients
Kim, In-Ja ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 11, issue 1, 2008, Pages 25~31
Purpose: This study was implemented to investigate perceived illness intrusiveness in stroke patients by the characteristics of primary caregivers. Method: Retrospective cross-sectional survey design was used. The subjects were 225 stroke patients and their primary caregivers. Demographic variables, relationship variables, burden, depression and support were measured as primary caregivers' characteristics. Data were analyzed with SPSS win 14+. T-test, ANOVA and correlation test were used depending on variables. Result: Demographic variables such as age, gender, relation with patients, and living status were not related significantly with illness intrusiveness. But primary caregivers' burden, depression and support were related significantly with perceived illness intrusiveness of stroke patients. That is, burden, depression and quantitative support of primary caregivers were significantly positively correlated with perceived illness intrusiveness of stroke patients. On the other hand, qualitative support was negatively correlated with perceived illness intrusiveness. Conclusion: Primary caregivers' characteristics such as burden, depression and support were found to be correlated with stroke patients perception such as illness intrusiveness. So, it is recommended that nursing intervention targeting burden, depression and support of primary caregivers must be developed to reduce illness intrusiveness of stroke patients.
Parenting Experience of Parents with a Disabled Child
Lee, Ki-Young ; Park, In-Sook ; So, Hee-Young ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 11, issue 1, 2008, Pages 32~40
Purpose: This study used a phenomenological method, which is a qualitative study, in order to understand the vivid experience of parents who have a disabled child. Methods: The number of participants was 10. The subjects of this study were parents who are raising their disabled child who attends a special school or normal middle or high schools in D city. The period for collecting materials was from September 2005 to July 2007. The phenomenological analysis method suggested by Giorgi was used. Results: The meanings of the child parenting experience of parents with a disabled child are (1) feeling of frustration of the delayed treatment, (2) difficult to accept the diagnosis of disability, (3) having eyes centered on her child, (4) accepting the disabled child, (5) giving all his energy to his disabled child, (6) making efforts for his family's unity, (7) recognizing the difficulty of parenting disabled child, (8) recognizing the difficulty of education for disabled child, (9) feeling pitiful for his their normal children, (10) planning for disabled child's future. Conclusions: All the programs for disabled child should be programed for their entire life. It is necessary to provide physical, psychological, emotional, social and economic nursing intervention to relieve or reduce the burden of parents with disabled children.
Difference in Self-Efficacy according to Perceived Health Status in Male Smokers
Choi, Kyung-Won ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 11, issue 1, 2008, Pages 41~48
Purpose: The study were to identify difference in self-efficacy according to perceived health status in male smokers. Methods: The subjects were 138 male smoker in Seoul and Incheon. The data was collected using structured questionnaires from ninth of July to 16th of August in 2007. The data was analyzed by descriptive statistics and ANOVA with SPSS 14.0. Result: Participants showed that a high level of total self-efficacy score
, general self-efficacy score
, social self-efficacy score
. There were significant difference total self-efficacy and general self-efficacy in accordance with perceived health status. But there were no significant difference social self-efficacy in accordance with perceived health status. With the result of this study, the subjects smoked
years and 90.4% of the subjects were highly perceived that the health status of oneself above of moderate state and self-efficacy score. Conclusion: Therefore raising a perception about smoking dangerous, the prohibition of smoking program development which emphasizes the noxiousness of smoking for must precede, recognizes the necessity of prohibition of smoking and prohibition of smoking decision in one smoker comes to seem with the fact that own effect increase program for a prohibition of smoking maintenance.