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The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing
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Volume 15, Issue 2 - Dec 2012
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Factors Affecting the Mental Health related Quality of Life in Adults across the Lifespan
Kang, Mi Kyeong ; Kim, Myung-Sook ; Gang, Moonhee ; Oh, Kyongok ; Kwon, Jong Sun ; Lee, Sun-Hyun ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 73~82
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2012.73
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the influencing factors on mental health related quality of life (MHRQoL) in adults across the lifespan. Methods: A total of 688 Korean adults aged 19 years and older were selected. Data were collected by personal interviews or self report using structured questionnaires. For data analysis, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients and Stepwise multiple regression were used. Results: Mental health related quality of life (MHRQoL) differed significantly according to life cycle, especially showing a lower score in the elderly than others. In addition, elderly adulthood reported the highest stress and depression. The most significant predictors of MHRQoL in young and middle aged people were stress, depression, and subjective health status. Predictors of MHQoL in the elderly were stress and religion. Conclusion: The results indicate that MHRQoL of adult is associated with stress and depression. When the programs are developed to enhance mental health in elderly adulthood, religion should be considered as well as stress.
Factors associated with Atopic Dermatitis in Korean Adults: The Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey 2008
Kim, Kye Ha ; Park, A Young ; Kim, Jin Sun ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 83~90
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2012.83
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors associated with atopic dermatitis in Korean adults. Methods: The data were obtained from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey on 2008. Subjects of this study were 7,280 adults aged older than 18 years. The data were analyzed for demographic characteristics, health status, alcohol drinking, smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, chronic sinusitis, rhinitis, stress, depression, and suicidal ideation between atopy group and non-atopy group. Results: Among 7,280 subjects, 2.9% of Korean adults had a diagnosis of atopic dermatitis from doctor. Multiple logistic regression identified that the presence of atopic dermatitis was associated with marital status (OR=2.66, CI 1.84~3.86, p<.001), rhinitis (OR=1.52, CI 1.04~2.22, p = .030), and depression (OR=1.89, CI 1.04~3.41, p = .036). Conclusion: Based on these results, marital status, rhinitis, and depression should be considered in addressing individuals with atopic dermatitis. And the other factors contributing to atopic dermatitis need to be specifically identified.
A Survey on Community dwelling Mentally Ill Patients Who could not be Accessed by a Community Health Center
Reu, Jeong-Suk ; Kim, Myung-Hee ; Jeong, Chu-Young ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 91~99
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2012.91
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the frequency and status of mentally ill patients who registered in a community health center (CHC) but they could not be accessed. Methods: A total of 233 mentally ill individuals who were registered to a CHC in B Metropolitan City participated in this survey. Data were collected from December 1 to 31, 2010 and analyzed. Results: There were 140 (60.1%) community dwelling mentally ill patients who had been registered to that CHC but were not accessible. The major reasons of this inaccessibility were patients' rejection to be accessed (27.1%) and the wrong or missing address in hospital's discharge note (22.9%). The nursing problems of the subjects were rejection of medication (93.4%); poor personal hygiene (85.8%); violence including harassment of family member(s), assault, property destruction, threat with weapon (38.7%); and so on. Among 159 cases of referrals and requests for help immediate action with patient's compliance were only 8.8%. Conclusion: The findings show that mentally ill patients who had registered to the CHC but were not able to be accessed failed to be managed properly. This would become risk factors of social problems which threat to the community as well as individuals. Thus, we need to prepare programs for this population to make them take medicine at a minimum.
Comparison of Healthy Life Style and Chronic Disease Management between Urban and Rural Older Adults
Lee, Jia ; Lee, Yena ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 100~108
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2012.100
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare healthy life style and chronic disease management between urban and rural older adults. Methods: The study employed a comparative and descriptive survey design. Data were collected from 154 older adults living independently in communities (79 from urban and 75 from rural areas) using structured questionaries from 24 July, 2010 to 14 August, 2011. Results: Perceived health status was significantly lower in urban older adults than those in rural areas (
=13.27, p = .001). Frequency of regular health examination was better in the urban group than the rural group (
=4.71, p = .030). Among older adults with hypertension, medication noncompliance was higher, and participation rate in disease management education was lower in the rural group than the urban group (
=6.43, p = .040;
=23.51, p<.001, respectively) and the same as arthritis. Conclusion: Rural older adults had more problems with health and disease management in this study, might be, due to difficulties in access to health care services than urban residents. More tailored programs of disease management as well as health service programs and staffing should be developed in rural areas. For urban older adults, meal preparation program and more opportunities producing income may be needed.
Factors influencing on Recovery in Alcohol Dependent Patients
Choi, Yeon Sook ; Woo, Ju Hyun ; Hyun, Myung Sun ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 109~116
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2012.109
Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate influencing factors on recovery among alcoholics. Methods: The participants were 123 hospitalized patients with alcohol use disorder in two hospitals in Gyeonggi province. The data were collected from May 16 to June 4, 2012 using self-report questionnaires including Hanil Alcohol Insight Scale, Alcohol Abstinence Self-Efficacy Scale, and Recovery Scale. The data were analyzed using the SPSS/Win 18.0 program with descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficient and regression analysis. Results: Recovery is positively related to abstinence self-efficacy and duration of abstinence. Recovery differed by insight type, gender, and occupation. Insight, duration of abstinence, gender, and occupation accounted for 59.1% of the variance in recovery of the alcoholics. Conclusion: The influencing factors on recovery among alcoholics were insight, duration of abstinence, gender, and occupation. Programs focusing on insight, abstinence self-efficacy, and abstinence maintenance should be developed and provided. When developing the programs, the environmental context in which the alcoholics work should be considered.
Development and Validation of a Knowledge Scale for Lymphedema in Patients with Breast Cancer
Kim, Min Young ; Hwang, Eunkyung ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 117~125
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2012.117
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate of a knowledge scale for lymphedema in patients with breast cancer. Methods: 34 preliminary items were made according to literature review, then verified content validity, construct validity, and reliability of the scale. 28 items among them were confirmed through content analysis by 4 experts. After a preliminary test, a survey for 156 breast cancer patients was performed for confirming construct validity and reliability. The data were analyzed using factor analysis, independent t-test, and KR-20. Results: This scale had 28 items consisting of 2 categories: prevention and self-care of lymphedema. Construct validity was confirmed by known-group technique because there were some categories consisted of just one or two items, and some mismatches between categories and items in factor analysis. Women who were educated about lymphedema scored significantly higher than women who had not (t=-3.92, p<.001). Reliability was appropriate (KR-20=.81). A percentage of correct answers was 74.6%, but it was from 31.8% to 96.1%. Conclusion: The study shows that this scale is reliable and valid to measure the knowledge of lymphedema. This scale can be effective to assess and educate the patients with breast cancer.
Effects of Group Music Therapy on Psychiatric Symptoms and Interpersonal Relationship in Patients with Schizophrenia
Park, Yeong Sook ; Kwon, Yunhee ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 15, issue 2, 2012, Pages 126~132
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2012.126
Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the effects of group music therapy on psychiatric symptoms and interpersonal relationship in patient with schizophrenia. Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study with nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The subjects were 63 patients with schizophrenia at S psychiatric sanatorium in D city. Thirty two patients were assigned to experimental group and thirty one patients were assigned to control group. Data were collected from August 4 to September 25, 2011. The group music therapy was conducted for 60 minutes, 8 times per week for 4 weeks. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics,
test and t-test with SPSS/WIN 19.0 version. Results: Experimental group receiving group music therapy showed significant improvements of psychiatric symptoms and interpersonal relationship. Conclusion: The study results indicate that group music therapy is an effective intervention program in improving psychiatric symptoms and interpersonal relationship of patients with schizophrenia.