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The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing
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Volume 14, Issue 2 - Dec 2011
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The Analysis of Intervention Studies for Snoezelen
Park, Young-Rye ; Oh, Doo-Nam ; Kim, Keum-Soon ; Kim, Jin-A ; Wee, Hwee ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2011, Pages 95~102
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze intervention studies related to Snoezelen (multisensory environment). Methods: Studies related to Snoezelen (multisensory environment) published between 1995 and 2010 in both Korean and International journals were systematically reviewed, and analyzed following guidelines. Based on inclusion criteria, 23 studies including 5 Korean and 18 International articles were selected. Results: Most studies were conducted in various area of research such as medicine, nursing, and occupational therapy. There was no publication related to Snoezelen (multisensory environment) in Korean nursing journals. In terms of target population, more than 65 % of the study subjects were patients with dementia, mental retardation, and learning disability. Intervention was implemented mostly in less than 30 minutes, once a week for 2 to 4 weeks. The effects on behavior, physical, and psychological contexts were assessed as outcome indicators. There was more 'positive' than 'no effect' in self-stimulatory behaviors, problem behaviors, heart rate, pain, mood state, and anxiety, whereas more 'no effect' than 'positive' in blood pressure, respiration, enjoyment, and relaxation. Conclusion: Future studies are needed to develop the protocol and outcome indicators for effective use of this new intervention in Korea.
Psychosocial Responses and Quality of Life among Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients and Their Caregivers
Oh, Hyun-Jin ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2011, Pages 103~110
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the psychosocial responses and quality of life (QOL) among Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients and their caregivers in South Korea. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used. Purposive sample of 15 ALS patients and their 14 caregivers were recruited via Korean Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (KALSA) website. Demographic characteristics, hopelessness, quality of life, physical function, and caregiver burden were measured. Results: The mean period after being diagnosed with ALS was 57.73 months. The mean score of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis functional rating scale and quality of life was 21.33 (SD=11.97) and 5.70 (SD=1.23) respectively. The mean score of hopelessness was 11.87 (SD=4.72). The caregivers' mean score of McGill quality of life was 4.29 (SD=1.46), and the mean score of McGill quality of life-single item scale was 4.29 (SD=2.02). Conclusion: Since the cause of ALS has not been identified and cure is yet to be discovered, supportive care should be provided for not only quality of life but hope of patients. The findings may be used to develop knowledge based nursing intervention for patients diagnosed with ALS and their caregivers.
Influencing Factors on Osteoarthritis in Korean
Kim, Sook-Young ; Jeon, Eun-Young ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2011, Pages 111~117
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the influencing factors on osteoarthritis in Korean. Method: Data from the Fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey(KNHANESIV-3, 2009) were obtained, and 1,116 subjects who responded certainly yes or no to the question for osteoarthritis were selected. Data were analyzed
-test, t-test, and binary logistic regression using the SPSS V18.0. Results: Significant differences in gender, age, menopause, weight, BMI, frequency of walk, days of flexibility exercise, days of strength training, and limitation of activity were found between subjects with osteoarthritis and non-osteoarthritis. Age and BMI were found to be risk factors for osteoarthritis in Korean. Conclusion: This study suggested that nursing intervention should include weight control program for the obesity patient in order to reduce the prevalence of osteoarthritis.
Experience after bereavement in main family members making DNR decisions
Kim, Myung-Hee ; Kang, Eun-Hee ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2011, Pages 118~128
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of bereavement for main family members who had made and followed DNR decision for their family members. Method: This qualitative study was based on a grounded theory, and used in-depth interview techniques with the bereaved 10 main family members who had been treated and died under DNR order. Results: The causal condition of the family member was 'Releasing', and the main consequent phenomenon were 'Blaming self and ruminating'. The contextual condition was 'The memory of the deceased'. The action/reaction strategy was 'Purifying'. The intervening condition was 'Supporting system', and the consequence was 'Acceptance'. The experience after bereavement of the family member on DNR decision were rational processes that purified themselves and healed the guilt feeling about the decision from reflective assessment and response about DNR decision. Based on this results, the substantive theory 'Reflective self healing' was derived. Conclusion: The main family members in following DNR decision are more likely to have unhealthy emotional condition than others in normal bereavement process. But they overcame the grief of bereavement through reflective self healing process.
Effects of Group Tai Chi Exercise Prograam on Body Mass Index(BMI), Positive and Negative Psychiatric Symptoms in Patient with Schizophrenia
Kwon, Yun-Hee ; Kwag, Oh-Gye ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2011, Pages 129~135
Purpose: This study was done to examine the effects of Tai Chi exercise program on BMI, positive and negative psychiatric symptoms in patient with schizophrenia. Methods: The participants were patient with schizophrenia in S psychiatric hospital in D city. Twenty five patients were assigned to experimental group, and 26 patients were assigned to control group. Data were collected from May 9, to July 8, 2011. The Tai Chi exercise program was conducted with a duration of 60 minutes, 2 times a week for 8 weeks (a total 8 times). Measures were BMI, positive and negative psychiatric symptoms. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi-square test and t-test with SPSS/WIN 19.0 version. Result: The experimental group received Tai Chi exercise program had a significant changes in BMI, positive and negative psychiatric symptoms. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that Tai Chi exercise program is an effective intervention program to improve the BMI, positive and negative psychiatric symptoms of patients with schizophrenia.
The Effects of Cold Water Gargling on Thirst, Oral Cavity Condition, and Sore Throat in Orthopedics Surgery Patients
Yoon, Seo-Young ; Min, Hye-Sook ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2011, Pages 136~144
Purpose: A purpose of this study was to identify the effects of cold water gargling on thirst, oral cavity condition and sore throat in orthopedics surgery patients who underwent general anesthesia. Methods: Pretest-posttest non-synchronized design with a nonequivalent control group was used. A total of 52 participants were conveniently selected and assigned to each group. The experimental group gargled hourly with cold water for 8 hours after operation. The control group received wet gauze as needed. We compared the thirst, oral cavity condition and sore throat at 0, 2, 4 and 8 hours after operation. Results: The score of thirst and oral cavity condition was lower in the experimental group than in the control group. However, there was no significant differences in the levels of sore throat between the experimental and control group. Conclusion: These findings suggest that cold water gargling can be a useful nursing intervention for alleviating thirst and improving oral condition for patients with orthopedic surgery after general anesthesia.
The Effects of Stress, Social Support and Impulsiveness on Adolescents' Internet Addiction
Park, Gi-Eun ; Choi, Yeon-Hee ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 14, issue 2, 2011, Pages 145~152
Purpose: The study was to identify the influences of stress, social support and impulsiveness on the internet addiction of adolescents. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 243 male middle and high school students in D city. Data were collected from March to April in 2009 using self-report questionnaires such as internet addiction test, perceived stress, social support appraisal scale and Barratt impulsiveness scale. Data were analyzed using frequency, mean, Pearson's corelation coefficient, & hierarchial multiple regression. Results: The results showed that adolescents who had poor social support or higher stress and impulsiveness were more likely to have higher levels of internet addiction. The internet addiction was positively related to the stress and impulsiveness and negatively related to the social support. And education, record at school, stress, social support and impulsiveness had influence on the depression. Conclusion: Based on the findings, school nurses need to screen the risk of the internet addiction for adolescents who are in serious stress and have poor social support and impulsiveness. It is necessary to develop some preventive programs for those in high risk of internet addiction.