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The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing
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Quality of life and the related Factors in Cerebrovascular Surgery Patients
Kim, Mi-Young ; Kim, Keum-Soon ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 8, issue 1, 2005, Pages 5~12
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of life and related factors of CVA surgery patients. Method: The subjects were 64 CVA surgery patients who had discharged and received follow up care at the OPD. Data were collected using William's SS-QOL instrument and IADL. And Data were analyzed with SPSS WIN program in which frequency, percentage, t-test, Pearson's correlation and stepwise regression were used to examine the quality of life and related factors. Result: General characteristics related to QOL were marital status and economical status. Depression was the most important factor with influence on QOL in CVA disease patients after surgery. There were further positive correlation between patient's IADL and QOL and between patient's social support and QOL. Meanwhile the patient's depression level was negatively correlated with QOL. Conclusion: Depression was the most important factor with influence on QOL in CVA patients after surgery. Therefore active nursing intervention to decrease depression and to improve patient's physical functional status in needed. And the patient's family should be included in all nursing intervention and patient education so that the patient's quality of life is prompted by the maintenance of optimal wellbeing.
The Effects of Group Exercise on Fat Distribution, Lipid Profiles in Elderly Women
Lee, Kyung-Hye ; Kang, Hyun-Sook ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 8, issue 1, 2005, Pages 13~19
Purpose: This study was aimed to identify the effects of group exercise on physiological functions in Elderly. Method: The design of research was one group pretest-posttest design. The subjects were sixty two elderly women persons over sixty years old to live in C-GUN, The exercise period was 12-weeks and frequency was three times per week. the exercise duration was sixty minites. In order to evaluate the effect of exercise, we measured %body fat, fat mass(FM), fat free mass(FFM), body mass index(BMI), body metabolic rate(BMR), Total Cholesterol(TC), Triglyceride(TG), high density lipoprotein-c(HDL-C), low density lipoprotein-c(LDL-C) before and after the 12 week's group exercise program. The data analyzed by the paired t-test using SPSS package. Result: There was significant difference in FFM(p=.000), BMR(p=.000), HDL-C(p=.010). There was no significant difference in weight(p=.122), %body fat(p=.062),, FM(p=.704), BMI(p=.136), TC(p=.125), TG(p=.064), LDL-C(p=.575) Conclusion: This group exercise for elderly women can be recommended as an effective nursing intervention for elderly women in a community.
Stress and Health Status of Primary Caregivers Caring for Demented Elderly
Kim, Kyung-Min ; Lee, Eun-Nam ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 8, issue 1, 2005, Pages 20~30
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the stress level and health status of primary caregivers living with demented elderly. Method: The subject was 92 primary caregivers who had been taking care of demented elderly at home. The research tools were a stress questionnaire and health status questionnaire. The data were collected through direct interview with a questionnaire in the B city, from February to March 2004. The data were analyzed by t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients and Scheffe test using SPSS/PC 11.0 program. Results: The primary caregivers living with demented elderly showed slightly high level of stress and moderate level of health status. Moreover, there was a significant correlation between the stress level and the mental and the physical health status. Conclusion: Based on the results, we recommend the development of an intervention program to decrease the stress level of primary caregivers living with demented elderly for improving their health status.
The Effects of Foot Reflexology on Depression and Anxiety in Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis
Lee, Young-Mee ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 8, issue 1, 2005, Pages 31~37
Purpose: This study was to evaluate the effects of foot reflexology on depression and anxiety in coal workers' pneumoconiosis. Method: The research design used was a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The foot reflexology was performed for 60 minutes twice a week through five weeks in the experimental group, not in the control group. The subjects of this study consisted of both the experimental group of twenty-nine and the control group of thirty coal workers' pneumoconiosis. The data were collected from December 10, 2002 to February 15, 2003. To evaluate the effects of foot reflexology the scores of depression and anxiety were measured before and after the experiment in both groups. Data of this experiment were analyzed by Chi-square test, t-test, unpaired t-test, ANCOVA and Repeated Measures ANOVA with the SAS Program. Results: The score of depression decreased in the experimental group, not in the control group. There was a significant difference of depression between the two groups. The score of anxiety decreased in the experimental group, not in the control group. There was a significant difference of anxiety between the two groups. Conclusion: As a summary of the study results, foot reflexology was regarded that it attributed to the emotional promotion of coal workers' pneumoconiosis. Therefore the foot reflexology is considered that might be used as an effective skill of nursing intervention program for coal workers' pneumoconiosis.
Cognitive Function in Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetic Patients
Jung, Mi-Ha ; So, Hee-Young ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 8, issue 1, 2005, Pages 38~49
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the cognitive function in NIDDM patients. Method: The data were collected at MI OPD in C University hospital. with Digit Span Forward & Backward, Trail Making Test-A, Trail Making Test-B, and MMSE. Result: There were significant differences in DF, DB, TMT-A, and TMT-B according to gender, and in TMT-A according to living with spouse and comorbidity. There were significant differences in DF, DB, TMT-A, TMT-B, and MMSE according to monthly income, and in DF, TMT-A, and TMT-B according to hypertensive state. But, there was no difference in cognitive function score according to diabetes-related complication and diabetes treatment modality. There was a significant positive correlation between duration of NIDDM and TMT-A(r=.215, p=.025). The global cognition score was explained 42.1% of varient by age, duration of education, monthly income, and hypertensive state. Conclusion: As above results showed, among age, duration of education, monthly income, and hypertensive state, prevented and managed hypertensive state which is modifiable factor may reduce or delay cognitive function impairment in NIDDM patients. And DF & DB, TMT-A & B could be more utilized as useful cognitive function measurements because those tests reflected cognitive function in NIDDM patients better than MMSE.
Content Analysis with Counseling Cancer Patients and Their Relatives in Outpatient Hospice Office
Choi, Eun-Sook ; Kim, Keum-Soon ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 8, issue 1, 2005, Pages 50~58
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to increase our understanding of the terminal cancer patients and their families concerns. I analyzed the counseling contents of terminal cancer patients and their relatives who referred to hospice office. Method: Data was collected from January 2004 to November 2004. During the counseling, I took notes the key points and contents. 109 patients and/or their families's counseling records were analyzed with the descriptive statistics and content analysis. Result: 73.4% of patients knew their current terminally ill status. The mobility of 86.2% of the patients was worse than ECOG 3 level. Patients have uncontrolled pain(28.4%), emotional distress(55.0%), and physical distress(49.5%). Caregivers of the patients were spouse(46.8%), sons and daughters(24.8%). Family members had problems to tell the bad news to their family cancer patient. 95.4% of the patient and family members was informed about the hospice and palliative care services, and 35.8% of them was referred to the hospice and palliative organizations. Frequently asked questions were 'what is hospice?', 'how much is the cost of hospice services?' etc. Conclusion: Care planning for terminal cancer patients must include patient. Also, professionals should consider and offer accessible, effective and empathetic counseling services to patients and families.
Effect of Self-Efficacy Promoting Program on Self-Efficacy, Metabolic Control and Self-Care Behaviors in Patients with NIDDM
Lee, Sook-Hee ;
The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, volume 8, issue 1, 2005, Pages 59~67
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Self-Efficacy Promoting Program on Self-Efficacy, Metabolic Control and Self-Care Behaviors in Patients with NIDDM. Method: Data was collected from March 15th to July 15th, 2001. The subjects of the study consisted of 23 NIDDM patients who had visited regularly the endocrinology out-patient department of Gwangju Christian Hospital. The instrument used in the study Paek's self-efficacy measurement scale, was modified by the researcher, self-care behaviors were created by health care teams, and HbA1c for the sugar metabolic control were measured from the patients blood. The Interventions of the self efficacy promoting program were applied 4 hours a week for 6weeks. Data were analyzed with SPSS/PC+, using T-test and Wilcoxon rank sum test. Result: The mean score for self-efficacy was
of a 140 point scale, the mean score for
. The self efficacy promoting program significantly increased the score of self efficacy(Z=-4.198, P=.000). And the self efficacy promoting program was significantly decreased in metabolic control(Z=-2.585, p=.010). Taking medicine and controlling alcohol were the best self care behaviors of this program. Conclusion: It was established that the self efficacy promoting program was effective for improving self efficacy, metabolic level and self care behaviors in patients with NIDDM.