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The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing
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Volume 18, Issue 2 - Dec 2015
Volume 18, Issue 1 - Jun 2015
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Adapting Oral Health Care Guidelines for Nursing Home Residents in South Korea
Park, Myung-Sook ; Smi, Choi-Kwon ; Han, Jung-Hee ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 18, issue 1, 2015, Pages 1~10
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2015.1
Purpose: This study attempted to adapt evidence-based oral health care guidelines for nursing home residents in South Korea. Methods: The manual for guideline adaptation, version 2.0, developed by the Korean National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency was applied. On the basis of a comprehensive literature review of current research and multidisciplinary panel discussion on adapting such guidelines, we developed evidence- based guidelines for oral health at nursing homes. Results: The guidelines have three domains: oral assessment, oral hygiene care, and support and facilities. Oral assessment includes recommendations on the frequency of and tools for conducting oral health assessment. Oral hygiene care involves recommendations for care of natural teeth, denture care, xerostomia, and behavioral problems. Support and facilities refer to six components of the support system provided by facilities to encourage oral hygiene care among nursing home residents. Conclusion: These adapted guidelines could be an effective method to improve oral hygiene among nursing home residents.
Perception on Hospice, Attitudes toward Death and Needs of Hospice Care between the Patients with Cancer and Family
Son, Youn-Jung ; Park, Youngrye ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 18, issue 1, 2015, Pages 11~19
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2015.11
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the perception on hospice, attitudes toward death and needs of hospice care between the patients with cancer and family. Methods: This study used descriptive research design. The participants were 118 patients with cancer hospitalized and 118 family caregivers of patients with cancer. The data collected by questionnaires from October to December, 2013. Results: There was significant difference in perception on hospice (recognition of hospice term and definition of hospice) and needs of hospice care between patients and family. Among the categories of the needs, 'medical needs' was the highest in patients and 'emotional care' was the highest in family. But there was no significant difference in attitudes toward death. There correlation between attitudes toward death and needs of hospice care was significant only in patients. Conclusion: Hospice care must be provided considering the death attitudes and needs of patients with cancer and family based on the understanding of perception on hospice, attitudes toward death of the patients with cancer and family.
Effects of Korean Hand Acupressure on Pain and Abdominal Bloating of Patients Receiving Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Yun, Kyoung Hee ; Kim, Sook Young ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 18, issue 1, 2015, Pages 20~28
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2015.20
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the effects of Korean hand acupressure on pain and abdominal bloating of patients receiving laparoscopic surgery. Methods: This study was a quasi-experimental design using a nonequivalent control group pre-post test. The experimental group and the control group were 39 patients each who were hospitalized at gynecology ward of a hospital located in Gyeonggi-do. The experimental group received Korean hand acupressure therapy on the meridian point: A5, A6, H3, H7, I38 for 48 hours immediately after the surgery. Pain and abdominal bloating were measured at 5 times. Data were analyzed using SPSS/Win 18.0. Results: The experimental group showed lower pain score than the control group (p<.001). While there was no significant difference in abdominal bloating (p=.528), the time effect was significantly different (p<.001). Conclusion: The findings indicate that Korean hand acupressure reduces pain and abdominal bloating of laparoscopic surgery patients.
The Development and Effects of Timeout Protocol for Safety in Cataract Surgery Patients
Seo, Eun Hee ; Choi, Yeon Hee ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 18, issue 1, 2015, Pages 29~37
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2015.29
Purpose: This study was conducted to develop effective timeout protocol in coordination with current practice and test its clinical effectiveness in pursuit of safety management for patients undergoing cataract surgery. Methods: A total of subjects were 60 women, 50~65 years old, who visit C ophthalmology clinic in D city. They were assigned to 30 experimental group and 30 control group, respectively. Based on the comprehensive literature review, timeout protocol that was suitable for patients undergoing cataract surgery was developed, and then test its effectiveness by measuring blood pressure, pulse, anxiety and sense of well-being among surgical patients. Results: The timeout protocol was found to reduce blood pressure, pulse, and anxiety and increase well-being among surgical patients. Conclusion: As a results, it is necessary to introduce an effective timeout protocol giving positive responses to surgical patients, hence it should be develop a timeout protocol and explore the effectiveness of the protocol.
The Effects of Moxibustion on Chronic Back Pain and Activities of Daily Living in Aged
Ryu, Hye Sook ; Park, Kyung Sook ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 18, issue 1, 2015, Pages 38~45
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2015.38
Purpose: This study was attempted in order to verify the effects of moxibustion on aged back pain and activities of daily living. Methods: A research design is quasi-experiment with pre-post test design in nonequivalent control group. As for data collection and experimental treatment, it accidentally sampled totally 50 people with 24 people for the experimental group and 26 people for the control group who appeal for chronic back pain aged over 60 who visited 4 senior centers where are located in N city from November 7, 2012 to December 3, 2012. Experimental treatment was carried out moxibustion totally 12 times by 3 times for 4 weeks in the experimental group. Data analysis was made by using SPSS program. As an analytical technique, the experimental group and the control group were analyzed the homogeneity verification with t-test, Fisher's exact test and
test and the hypothesis verification with t-test. Results: The back pain level was reduced in the experimental group than the control group. The disability of daily living activities was reduced in the experimental group than in the control group. Conclusion: Moxibustion was considered to be likely useful therapeutic method for effects of chronic back pain and disability of daily living activities in aged.
Health Status and the Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in the Community Dwelling Pre-elderly and Elderly
Chung, Myung-Sill ; Lim, Kyung-Choon ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 18, issue 1, 2015, Pages 46~56
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2015.46
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify health status and the use of complementary and alternative therapies in the community dwelling pre-elderly and elderly. Methods: A total of 193 subjects participated in this study. They were recruited from one senior welfare center, four senior citizen centers and subjects' home in two cities. Data were collected with self-reported questionnaires to measure health status and the use of complementary and alternative therapies. Data were analyzed by t-test, ANOVA using SPSS/WIN 22.0. Results: Health status in this subjects was different depending on their age, sex, education, religion, type of family, and average monthly living expenses. Most used items as complementary and alternative medicine are diet therapy, herbal medicine such as health supplement food therapy, vitamin therapy, and Korean folk remedies. There were statistically significant differences in using complementary and alternative therapies according to one's current health status (F=7.09, p<.001), comparing health status to peers (F=3.67, p=.013), and chronic disease having more than three months (t=-2.50, p=.013). Conclusion: This study suggest that individualized health care should be continued for the pre-elderly and elderly. Moreover, we need to prepare long term care plans such as educations for applying complementary and alternative therapies.
Nurses' Prejudice toward Foreigners: Focus Group Interviews
Nam, Kyoung A ; Moon, Seongmi ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 18, issue 1, 2015, Pages 57~66
DOI : 10.7587/kjrehn.2015.57
Purpose: This study aimed to explore and describe nurses' prejudice toward foreigners. Methods: The participants in the current study were 16 nurses who had worked in university hospitals. Data were collected using focus group interviews and an inductive content analysis was conducted with three focus groups. Results: The contents with regard to prejudice toward foreigners were categorized into three themes: prejudice formation, triggers of prejudice and prejudiced behaviors. The participants' prejudice toward foreigners as instigated by appearances, attitudes, or the national economic statuses of foreigners were added to the prejudice which had been formed previously. Prejudiced behaviors included discriminative attitudes, devotion withdrawal, defensive behavior, or derision. Conclusion: The findings of this study indicate that nurses may have positive or negative prejudices toward certain foreigners, which can affect their nursing practice. These findings also warrant the development of programs designed to increase awareness of and reduce nurses' prejudice toward foreigners.