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The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing
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Volume 14, Issue 2 - Dec 2011
Volume 14, Issue 1 - Jun 2011
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The Association among Activity of Daily Living, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Depression and Isolation in Disabled People
Choi, Young-Soon ; Kim, Hyun-Li ; Kim, Young-Hee ; Lim, Jae-Ran ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 1, 2011, Pages 5~12
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association among of Activity of Daily Living (ADL), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL), depression and isolation in disabled people. Method: The subjects consisted of 761 disabled people in Korea. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson's correlational statistics. Results: There were significant differences in age, cause of disability, type of disability, degree of disability, education, job, perceived health condition, and economic status between disabled people with high and low levels of ADL and IADL. Depression showed significant differences in type of disability, degree of disability, education, job, perceived health condition, and economic state; isolation showed significant differences in age, cause of disability, type of disability, education, job, residence, perceived health condition, and economic status. A significant association was identified between depression and isolation (r=.69, p<.001). Conclusion: There was a high incidence of depression in disabled men with high levels of isolation and ADL and IADL dependence. An effort to increase disabled people's ADL, IADL, and independence levels is needed, and nursing interventions should be designed and tested to increase their community involvement and decrease the sense of isolation and depression.
Experience of Discharge from Rehabilitation Facility
Yee, Oon-Hee ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 1, 2011, Pages 13~23
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the essence of hospital life concerning discharge from rehabilitation facility as defined by clients with complete quadriplegia. Method: This was a qualitative research using Giorgi's descriptive phenomenology. Four participants with complete quadriplegia were participated. Results: The lived experience of discharge from rehabilitation facility among clients with complete quadriplegia was structured by 10 components and was defined as a life event which those patients felt fears and worries to leave the therapeutic environment and to return to their community with various changes due to their disability. During their hospital stay, the patients with quadriplegia were concerning to prepare proper living conditions and their health conditions so that they could keep their life independent and worthy. They also cherished a hope for cure for their cervical injury even at the moment of discharge. Conclusion: This study suggests developing a discharge program which relieves the clients' emotional burden for discharge from inpatient rehabilitation facility and helps them to take an active role in preparing for returning to their daily life.
Relationships among Rehabilitation Motivation, Perceived Stress and Social Support in Stroke Survivors
Moon, Ji-Young ; Cho, Bok-Hee ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 1, 2011, Pages 24~31
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify related factors of stress, social support and rehabilitation motivation of stroke survivors and analyze their relationship. Method: A sample of 106 stroke survivors completed face-to-face interviews. The levels of stress, social support and rehabilitation motivation were measured by the Neuman's stress, Multidimentional Scale Perceived Social Support and Han's Rehabilitation Motivation, respectively. The t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson correlation were conducted using the SPSS 17.0. Results: The mean scores of stress, social support and rehabilitation motivation were 3.3 (SD=0.76), 3.2 (SD=0.88), and 3.4 (SD=0.49) respectively. Compared to stroke survivors who had no spouses, those with spouses had a lower level of stress (t=9.52, p=.003), a higher level of social support (t=7.32, p=.008) and a higher level of rehabilitation motivation (t=15.39, p=.001). The rehabilitation motivation was significantly higher in stroke survivors with higher education (F=5.00, p=.001), more monthly income (F=15.39, p=.001), greater income satisfaction (F=3.80, p=.026), shorter duration of disease (F=3.64, p=.030) and absence of dysarthria (t=6.81, p=.010). Stress, social support and rehabilitation motivation are significantly related with each other. Conclusion: The findings suggest that these significant factors should be considered when caring for stroke survivors.
Awareness of Disabled Person and Analysis of Factors Related to the Awareness among Nursing Students
Mo, Jin-A ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 1, 2011, Pages 32~38
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of awareness toward disabled persons among nursing students and to identify associating factors for their awareness of disabled persons. Method: 410 nursing students completed the survey on the awareness and frequency of contacts toward disabled persons, self-efficacy, and clinical practice satisfaction. Results: The scores in awareness, contact, clinical practice satisfaction was
, respectively, indicating. Awareness of disabled persons had significant positive correlations with frequency of contact (p<.001), satisfaction with nursing major (p=.045), satisfaction with clinical practice (p<.001) and self-efficacy (p=.029). Conclusion: To improve awareness of disability, we need to improve student's satisfaction with nursing major and clinical practice by modifying the curriculum. Thereby awareness toward disabled and the weak can improve naturally.
Relationship between Knowledge and Adherence to Self-management Guidelines, and Influencing Factors of Adherence for Hemodialysis Patients
Park, Ji-Suk ; Lee, Hyun-Suk ; Lee, Soo-Youn ; Im, Hye-Bin ; Oh, Hyun-Soo ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 1, 2011, Pages 39~46
Purpose: This study was to examine the relationships between knowledge with same sub-areas of education needs and adherence to self-management guidelines, and to investigate the factors that influence adherence. Method: One hundred eleven patients with terminal stage of kidney failure were conveniently selected from a university hospital in Incheon. Results: The level of knowledge was high, with a mean score of 15.25. The level of adherence to self-management guidelines was low, with a mean score of 64.53. The patients' education needs were high. The significant influencing factors on adherence were gender, educational level, and two sub-areas of knowledge, 'exercise and daily life' and 'follow-up care and treatment'. Conclusion: Relationships between knowledge, education needs, and adherence should be further examined before developing and implementing intervention programs for adherence to treatment guideline in hemodialysis patients.
Effects of Rhythmic Exercise Program on the Perceived Health Status, Depression, Life Satisfaction and Physical Strength in Elderly
Kim, Sung-Min ; Choi, Eun-Young ; Kim, Hae-Ran ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 1, 2011, Pages 47~53
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of rhythmic exercise program on perceived health status, depression, life satisfaction and physical strength in elderly. Method: A convenience sample of 20 elderly, participated in the study from a community health center located in an urban city, South Korea. SPSS/WIN 17.0 was used for descriptive analysis, paired t-test and Pearson correlation. Results: After 8 weeks exercise program, perceived health status (t=0.48, p<.001), depression (t=-0.93, p=.001), life satisfaction (t=1.01, p=.002 and physical strength (t=1.70, 0.70, 0.72, all p<.001) in elderly were significantly improved. Three were significant correlations between depression and perceived health status (r=-.63, p=.004) and life satisfaction (r=-.70, p=.001). Conclusion: Further are warranted to validate the effects of a rhythmic exercise program for the elderly in a larger sample.
The Effects of A Day Care Rehabilitation Program on Physical and Emotional Function of Patients with Job-related Injury
Kim, Mi-Ran ; So, Hee-Young ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 1, 2011, Pages 54~61
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a day care rehabilitation program managed by nurses on physical and emotional function of patients with job-related injuries. Method: A one group pre-test and post-test quasi-experimental design was used. Thirty patients participated in a day care rehabilitation program and 9% of those were unable to complete the 16 weeks program due to absence. The physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and clinical psychologist offered the day care rehabilitation program, 5 times a week for 16 weeks. Outcome measures included physical and emotional function. Results: The program participants had significantly greater motor function (t=-2.85, p=.008) and activity of daily living (t=-5.34, p<.001), and lower depression (t=5.20, p<.001), state anxiety (t=4.71, p<.001), and trait anxiety (t=4.40, p<.001). Conclusion: The nurse managed day care rehabilitation program significantly improved physical and emotional function in patients with job-related injuries. The program should be further tested in a larger sample to validate the findings.
Relationship between Nurse Staffing and Changes in Pain Level, Infection Severity, and Tissue Integrity: Skin and Mucous Membranes
Moon, Mi-Kyung ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 1, 2011, Pages 62~69
Purpose: The study assessed whether nurse staffing was associated with 3 nursing sensitive outcomes used in intensive care unit (ICU) nursing care plans. Methods: This study was a retrospective and descriptive study using clinical data extracted from the data warehouse of a large acute care hospital in the Midwest. One-way analysis of variance was used to analyze the records of 578 ICU patients admitted from March 25 to May 31, 2010. Results: 79 Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) outcomes were used in the nursing care plans. The 3 most commonly used NOC outcomes (Pain Level, Infection Severity, and Tissue Integrity: Skin and Mucous Membranes) were analyzed to determine their relationship to nurse staffing. As a nurse staffing ratio, the skill mix of nursing caregivers ranged from 0.74 to 1 with an average of 0.90. This skill mix of nursing caregivers significantly differed among the changes in Infection Severity scores. However, the mean difference was only 0.02. Conclusion: The results did not support that greater nurse staffing was associated with better outcomes. More research is still needed to determine the usefulness of Pain Level, Infection Severity, and Tissue Integrity: Skin and Mucous Membranes in evaluating the impact of nurse staffing.