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The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing
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Volume 12, Issue 2 - Dec 2009
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The Adaptation Process with the Spinal Cord Injured Women Persons
Song, Chung-Sook ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2009, Pages 81~91
Purpose: This study is aimed at life adaptation process of women with the spinal cord injury. Method: The subjects were 6 women in Kyeonggi and they had interview individually. The study was conducted during June to November in 2009 and developed substantial theory in women's life adaptation process by applying ground research methodology. Result: Motivation for such a change was their psychological pain, which is the central phenomenon. Social activities sustained them during such a process, while social support and experience of achievement acted as an intervention condition. During the initial period, they had a vague expectation that the condition of their accidental spinal cord injury would be improved. Then the expectation had failed, they experienced psychological pain, finding out the reality about the disabled and social difficulties awaiting them. Since then they began to love themselves, pursuing a changed life of hope, achievement and serving. Conclusion: Its result is expected to serve as a basic data for rehabilitation nursing, so that they may conduct independent lives, with a love toward themselves. Repetitive research would be necessary concerning the adaptation process of women in order for the criteria presented to become richer, and for the relations among the criteria to become more refined.
Functional Status and Long-Term Care Services for the Community-Dwelling Low-Income Elderly
Jeon, Eun-Young ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2009, Pages 92~101
Purpose: This study was conducted to explore the functional status and long-term care services for the community-dwelling low-income elderly. Method: A descriptive research design was used in this study. The functional status of the participants was obtained using Minimum Data Set-Home Care Version 2.0 and the long-term care services were identified via Michigan's choice. Total of 154 persons aged 65 years or older completed Korean Minimum Data Set-Home Care Version 2.0 on the community dwelling low-income elderly. Results: The average of Activities of Daily Living was 4.19, and the range was 0-55, while the average of Instrument of Activities of Daily Living was 4.85 and the range was 0-56. Among the subjects, 46.1% belonged to the Information and Referral group and 1.3% to the Nursing Home group. Severe daily pain was reported by 14.9%, and 76.6% of the participants had impaired vision. The Activities of Daily Living was difference according to living with, education, vision, and depression. The long-term care services differed according to gender, pain, vision, hearing, and depression. Conclusion: The support policy for the elderly needed to focus on impaired visual and depression to enhance the activities of daily living. Moreover, there is a need for the Information and Referral group to arrange and develop nursing intervention resources.
The Life Experiences of the Elderly in Leisure Activities
Lee, Kyung-Woo ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2009, Pages 102~111
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning of the life experiences of the elderly in their leisure activities. It was done to provide fundamental data for nursing programs dealing with the elders. Method: The research took a phenomenological approach to the study. Eight participants, who were having leisure activities in the community, were observed thoroughly from September to November in 2008. The data were collected through in-depth interviews and observations. By using Giorgi's phenomenological method, the data were analyzed in a qualitative way. Results: There were ten main themes that the health professionals should consider when dealing with the elderly: Changes in physical health conditions, Decreased role and less social interaction, Loneliness, Longing for and recalling of the past, Acknowledgement and acceptance of aging and death, Affection towards one's life, Yearning for a dignified life, Active health management, Enthusiastic participation in leisure activities, and Positive outlook and mindset. Conclusion: This study explored how the elderly people adjusted to the physical, psychological and social changes that they experienced. On the basis of the results, further research for the elders in other settings is needed to develop comprehensive programs that will improve their quality of life.
A Study on Leisure Activities, Leisure Life Satisfaction, Perceived Health Status and Depression in the Elderly
Bak, Hae-Kyoung ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2009, Pages 112~119
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate leisure activities, leisure life satisfaction, perceived health status and depression in the elderly and to examine the relationships among those variables. Method: The subjects were 204 elderly visiting a senior welfare service center in G city. Data were collected from September 14 to 18 in 2009. All subjects agreed to participate and filled out the survey questionnaire after signing the consent form. Results: 1) The mean score of leisure activities was 2.81; the mean score of leisure life satisfaction was 4.14; the mean score of perceived health status was 8.92; the mean score of depression was 5.13 and 42.2% of the subjects belonged to the depression group. 2) The level of leisure activities was significantly different according to education level, religion, spouse and pocket money. The level of leisure life satisfaction was significantly different according to religion and pocket money. The level of perceived health status was significantly different according to sex, education level and pocket money. The level of depression was significantly different according to spouse and pocket money. 3) Leisure activities showed positive correlation with leisure life satisfaction and perceived health status, but showed negative correlation with depression. Conclusion: These findings showed the need for the health promotion program that increases leisure activities and leisure life satisfaction without economic burden.
A Study about Elder Abuse Experiences of Elderly People
So, Hee-Young ; Kim, Hyun-Li ; Jung, Mi-Yeon ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 12, issue 2, 2009, Pages 120~129
Purpose: This study was to explore elderly people's elder abuse experiences, and the relations between the abuse experiences (direct and indirect) and their level of activities of daily living, family relations and self-integrity. Method: A descriptive survey was conducted, and the participants were 108 elderly people. Data were analyzed using SPSS by descriptive statistics and t-test. Result: It was that indirect abuse experiences of the elder was higher than direct abuse experiences. In this research, the most common kind of direct elder abuse was 'psychological abuse and negligence', and the severity was low. The largest portion of indirect abuse experiences belonged to 'physical abuse and negligence', and the severity was high. The older people who had direct abuse experiences showed lowered self-integrity and serious family problems and stress. Conclusion: The experiences of elder abuse showed differences in family relations and self integrity. Hence, there should be a nursing intervention improving psycho-social factors such as self integrity and family relations, and systematic and easily available supporting organizations for victims of elder abuse.