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The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing
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Effects of Auricular Acupressure Therapy on Nocturia and Insomnia in the Elderly
Kim, Ji Yeon ; Ryu, Hye Sook ; Nam, Seok Hoon ; Park, Kyung Sook ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 17, issue 1, 2014, Pages 1~9
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2014.1
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to confirm the effects of auricular acupressure therapy on insomnia and nocturia in the elderly. Methods: This study was a nonequivalent control group pre-post test design. Data collection was conducted from July 1 to August 31, 2013. Subjects were set for totally 36 people with 18 people in the experimental group and 18 people in the control group among the elderly over the age of 60 in silver town, welfare center, and senior citizen center where are located in Seoul area. For the experimental group, auricular acupressure therapy was applied two times during 5 days by fixing it to auricular reaction site with tape using Sinapis alba L. seeds. With SPSS/WIN 19.0 program, the collected data were analyzed. Results: Compared to the control group, the sleeping score and sleeping satisfaction were improved and nocturia frequency was lowered in the experimental group who applied auricular acupressure therapy. Conclusion: Auricular acupressure therapy was considered to be likely useful therapeutic method for the effects of relieving nocturia and insomnia in elderly.
Psychometric Properties of Korean Version of Modified Leeds Sleep Evaluation Questionnaire (KMLSEQ)
Kim, Inja ; Choi, Heejung ; Kim, Beomjong ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 17, issue 1, 2014, Pages 10~17
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2014.10
Purpose: The Leeds Sleep Evaluation Questionnaire (LSEQ) translated into Korean was modified to easily apply and reduce respondents' confusion and was evaluated for psychometric properties and discriminant ability. Methods: A total of 960 Korean adults aged 45 years and older participated in this cross-sectional survey. To test reliability, validity and discriminant ability, Cronbach's alpha, correlation analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, simple regression analysis and receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve analysis were used. Results: Item-total correlations ranged between 62~.85 and Cronbach's alpha was .95. Area under ROC was .86 (95% CI: .83~.90) and the optimal cutoff score was identified as
66 (sensitivity, .77; specificity, .84; positive/negative predictive values, .49/.95). Using this cutoff score, the prevalence of insomnia in the study sample was 25.8% and tended to be more common in female and older groups. Conclusion: The data supported the psychometric properties of Korean Modified Leeds Sleep Evaluation Questionnaire (KMLSEQ) as an acceptable sleep measurement. In addition, KMLSEQ is likely to be a useful screening tool for insomnia.
Effects of Letter on the Family Functioning, Fear of Death, and Depression among the Terminally Ill Cancer Patients
Lee, Son Ja ; Kim, Inja ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 17, issue 1, 2014, Pages 18~26
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2014.18
Purpose: To improve the family functioning, fear of death and depression among the terminally ill cancer patients, the effects of letter as an independent nursing intervention were identified. Methods: Non-equivalent control group pre and post test design was used. Subjects were 60 patients and their family members who were hospitalized at hospice units of an university-affiliated hospital. Patients and their family members were encouraged to write a letter to each other at least 4 times for 2 weeks. Results: Family functioning, fear of death and depression in the experimental group were significantly more improved after intervention than those of control group, even depression of experimental group before intervention was worse than that of control group. Conclusion: Writing a letter to family members is worth to use as an independent nursing intervention for terminally ill patients. It is recommended that further study to identify the potential of letters as an independent nursing intervention is implemented for various patients.
Nurses' Experience of Managing Diet and Fluid in Hemodialysis Patients
Yeom, Eun Yi ; Seo, Kum Sook ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 17, issue 1, 2014, Pages 27~37
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2014.27
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand nurses' experience of managing diet and fluid in hemodialysis patients and to provide helpful information in improving care of hemodialysis patients. Methods: Data were collected through in-depth interviews with ten nurses who had experience of providing care to hemodialysis patients. Colazzi's phenomenological method was used to analyze data. Results: Twenty themes were identified in the first stage of data analysis and were later categorized into ten theme clusters, of which four categories were derived. The four categories were 'developing a strong feeling of responsibility for management', 'acknowledging limits in performing duties', 'providing patient-centered education' and 'becoming a guide for the long treatment process'. Conclusion: The study results will be useful for improving nursing curriculum to ensure more effective and successful diet and fluid management in hemodialysis patients.
Effects of Tai Chi Exercise on Physical Fitness and Quality of Life in Elderly Women
Park, Jung Ah ; Kim, Sook Young ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 17, issue 1, 2014, Pages 38~47
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2014.38
Purpose: This study was performed to investigate the effects of Tai Chi exercise on physical fitness and quality of life (QOL) in elderly women. Methods: This study was designed as a quasi-experimental, nonequivalent control group pre-post test design. The subjects were elderly women over 60 years old who enrolled senior citizen centers and elderly welfare center. Thirty-three people were conveniently assigned to an experimental group (n=15) or a control group (n=18). The data were collected from September 2009 to May 2010. The experimental group was trained Tai Chi exercise for 8 weeks (one hour Tai Chi classes twice a week and once a week by themselves at home). Data were analyzed by Fisher's exact test,
-test and independent t-test. Results: The experimental group experienced significant improvements in flexibility. The experimental group experienced significant improvements in physical component summary (p=.017) and mental component summary (p=.027) of QOL. Conclusion: Tai Chi exercise can be used as a nursing intervention for improvement of physical fitness and QOL in elderly women.
Effects of Meridian Acupressure on Constipation in the Institutionalized Elderly
Kim, Mi Young ; Kang, Eun Hee ; Byun, Eun Kyung ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 17, issue 1, 2014, Pages 48~55
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2014.48
Purpose: In this study, we attempted to provide an evidence for the effects of meridian acupressure on relieving and preventing constipation in the institutionalized elderly. Methods: The research design was a non-equivalent control group, non-synchronized design. The subjects consisted of 31 institutionalized elderly (experimental group: 16, control group: 15). The experimental group was given meridian acupressure for 10 minutes daily for 2 weeks. The data was analyzed by the
-test, Fisher's exact test, t-test and repeated measures ANOVA. Results: The number of bowel movements per week of the experimental and control group performed meridian acupressure verified by repeated-measures analysis of variance revealed that interaction existed between the meridian acupressure availability and the measurement point (F=98.183, p<.001). Repeated measures analysis of variance to compare the changes in Bristol stool form scale scores of the experimental and control group performed meridian acupressure revealed that interaction existed between the meridian acupressure availability and the measurement point (F=48.896, p<.001). Conclusion: The results of this study show the meridian acupressure is a useful nursing intervention on constipation in the institutionalized elderly.