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The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing
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Volume 16, Issue 2 - Dec 2013
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Prevalence of Depression and its Risk Factors among Aged at Social Service Centers in One Urban Community
Kim, Hye-Ryoung ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 16, issue 2, 2013, Pages 79~89
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2013.79
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of depression and its risk factors among older adults using social service centers in one urban community. Methods: The participants were 326 older adults who were aged 60 and older in one urban Korean community. Depression was measured by Korean version of short form Geriatric Depression Scale. Results: The prevalence of depression was 33.74% in this study. Logistic regression analysis showed that older adults who were taking prescribed medications, experiencing more symptoms, being educated less than elementary school and having low family function were more likely to have depression as compared to their counterparts. Conclusion: The findings of this study were expected to promote the screening or preventing strategies for older adults at the risk of depression in the community-dwelling older adults.
The Impacts of Cognitive Function, Disease Severity, and Disability on Ability to Perform Activities of Daily Living after Stroke
Oh, Eunyoung ; Kim, Minsuk ; So, Heeyoung ; Jung, Misook ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 16, issue 2, 2013, Pages 90~99
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2013.90
Purpose: This study aimed to examine influence of cognitive function, disease severity and disability on ability to perform activity of daily living (ADL) after ischemic stroke. Methods: A total of 88 patients with ischemic stroke were recruited from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2012 and assessed with the standardized cognitive test battery and self-reports about disease severity, disability, and ADL. To analyze the data, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple regression were conducted using SPSS/WIN program. Results: Significant correlations were found between ADL and visuospatial function, visual memory, executive function, and disability (r=.29~.38). Executive function and disability explained 17.3% of total variability in ADL performance after ischemic stroke. Conclusion: Executive function may be a promising target for cognitive rehabilitation after ischemic stroke. Thus, effective therapeutic interventions such as cognitive training for stroke patients should be considered to improve their ability to perform ADL.
The Effect of Back Pain Prevention Intervention Program on Back Pain Relief in Patients Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Lee, Hyea Kyung ; Park, Yeon Suk ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 16, issue 2, 2013, Pages 100~111
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2013.100
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effectiveness of back pain prevention intervention program on reducing back pain of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: The patients were divided into two groups as the experimental group and control group. In the experimental group, the participants took bedrest for 4 hours after PCI and then received back pain prevention intervention program (BPPIP). Total of 5 times BPPIP with 1 hour interval for 5-10 minutes per each intervention was administered to the patients taking bedrest for 4 hours after PCI. In the control group, total of 5 times routine nursing care with 1 hour interval was administered to the patients taking bedrest for 4 hours after PCI. The data were collected on admission in the ICU and after the 5 exercise sessions. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN program. Results: No significant differences in the occurrence of hemorrhage after the BPPIP were observed between the experimental group and the control group. After the BPPIP, back pain outcomes were significantly low in the experimental group. However, urination disorder and cortisol level did not show a statistically significant differences between two groups. Conclusion: It is clear that BPPIP is a useful nursing intervention for reducing back pain of patients undergoing PCI.
Nurses' Perception and Experiences at Nursing Home Residents with Dysphagia: Focus Group Interviews
Park, Yeon-Hwan ; Chang, Hee Kyung ; Bang, Hwal Lan ; Lee, Jin-Yi ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 16, issue 2, 2013, Pages 112~121
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2013.112
Purpose: This study aimed to describe Korean nursing home nurses' perceptions on dysphagia management and their working experiences of older adults with dysphagia. Methods: Using a purposive sampling design, 23 eligible nurses were interviewed as four focus groups from 4 facilities out of nursing homes. The qualitative data from focus group interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis to classify common themes into larger categories. Results: Two main themes on the attributes of caring nursing home residents with dysphagia were 'Need for nursing resources' and 'Need for support'. In addition, four subthemes emerged as a result of analysis: 'need for nursing protocols for assessing and managing dysphagia', 'need for emergency care skills of nurses and nurse assistants', 'need for prompt and accurate management by cooperation of physicians and therapists', and 'need for partnership upon comprehension of visiting family members concerning dysphagia'. Conclusion: Nursing home nurses fully recognized the importance of dysphagia management; however, they experienced substantial barriers due to lack of adequate nursing protocols or partnership with family caregivers, insufficient training for emergency care, and deficient support from medical staff. Development of nursing guidelines tailored to the nursing home context and based on partnership among medical experts and family caregivers is needed.
Quality of Life in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Heo, Hyun Sook ; Choi-Kwon, Smi ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 16, issue 2, 2013, Pages 122~132
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2013.122
Purpose: This study measured the quality of life in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Methods: The participants consisted of consecutive patients with ALS who visited the neurology outpatient department from January to July, 2008. To collect the data, face-to-face interviews were applied at S national university hospital in Seoul. Using multivariate analysis, factors to predict QOL in ALS patients including demographic factors, functional independence, depression, anxiety, social support and quality of life were analyzed. Results: The final analysis included 69 patients. The mean score for the physical health and mental health components was
, respectively. The mean score for the ALS functional rating scale was
out of 40. Anxious and depressed patients accounted for 44.9% and 71%, respectively. Quality of life in ALS patients was significantly affected by functional independence, depression and anxiety level. Conclusion: To improve the quality of life in ALS patients with declining functional independence, comprehensive interventions are necessary to manage depression and anxiety.
A Study on Dementia-related Knowledge and Attitudes in Adolescents
Hwang, Eunhye ; Kim, Bokyoung ; Kim, Haerin ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 16, issue 2, 2013, Pages 133~140
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2013.133
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine adolescents' knowledge and attitudes towards dementia and to provide basic data for educating about knowledge of dementia and strengthening positive attitudes towards dementia. Methods: This study used a descriptive research design. The subjects were 502 middle and high school students. A questionnaire organized by 16 questions of knowledge and 10 questions of attitudes towards dementia was used. Results: The subjects' knowledge level of dementia was low, and average score was
. The questions with low rate of correct answer were "Dementia is caused by several dozens of diseases such as internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, etc.", "In spite of the dementia, patients can enjoy their favorite things." The subjects' average score of attitudes towards dementia was
. Questions of negative attitudes were "I don't want to be closed to patients of dementia.", "I watch information or prevention about dementia in mass communications media." The relationship between dementia-related knowledge and attitudes showed positive correlation. Conclusion: The result means the mediation is necessary for improving dementia-related knowledge and strengthening positive attitudes in adolescents. The education programs should be proceeded to provide adolescents with correct information about dementia.