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Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing
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Volume 21, Issue 3 - Nov 2012
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Volume 21, Issue 1 - May 2012
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The Effects of Hypertension Self-help Program on Hypertension-related Knowledge, Self-efficacy, Self-management Compliance and Physiological Parameters in Workers
Gi, Mi-Young ; Park, Young-Hae ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2012, Pages 1~9
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2012.21.1.1
Purpose: This study was to examine the effects of the hypertension self-help program on knowledge, self-efficacy, self-management compliance, and physiological parameters for workers with hypertension. Methods: The subjects of study were 54 patients with hypertension, divided into 28 of experimental group and 26 of control group, working in a general work place located in K city from June to September, 2009. Experiment treatment was a 12-week self-care program given for two hours, once a week. Results: After conducting a self-help program, the experimental group showed significant increase in knowledge level, self-efficacy, self-management compliance, and physiological parameters including blood pressure, BMI, total cholesterol level, neutral fat, and LDL-cholesterol of blood lipids compared to the control group. Conclusion: This program is greatly recommended for workshops.
Relationship among Sense of Humor, Self-esteem, and Performance in Nurses
Choi, Jin-Yi ; Hwang, In-Young ; Park, Young-Mi ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2012, Pages 10~17
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2012.21.1.10
Purpose: The study was done to identify relations among sense of humor, self-esteem, and performance in nurses. Methods: Data were collected by questionnaires from 198 nurses in Seoul and Gyeonggi province. Measures were sense of humor, self-esteem, and performance. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficients, t-test, ANOVA, and stepwise multiple regression with SPSS/WIN 13.0 version. Results: This study shows that performance of nurses has significant difference according to age, marriage, education level, income and clinical experience. The performance of nurses has positive correlation with their sense of humor and self-esteem. The higher clinical experience, sense of humor, and self-esteem they have, the better performance they make. The factors that affect performance of nurses are clinical experience, sense of humor and self-esteem. The degree of explanation is 36.5%. Conclusion: Knowing that sense of humor and self-esteem of nurse are significant factors which can cause nurses' better performance, we suggest an education program that can help nurses to develop and manage their sense of humor.
The Factors Influence upon Job Maintenance of the Mentally Disabled with Job Experience
Byun, Eun-Kyung ; Yoon, Suk-Ja ; Choi, Song-Sik ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2012, Pages 18~26
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2012.21.1.18
Purpose: This study tried to explore factors influencing on job maintenance of the mentally disabled who employed before. The subjects of this study were the mentally disabled who participated in community mental health center and social rehabilitation center, there had experienced a job in the past. Methods: The number of community centers were 27 places, there were located in different region. The number of participants were 221 persons agreed to this study. Data was analyzed by Mean, SD and logistic regression analyzation using SPSS/WIN 14.0. Results: General character such as age was significant factor. Monthly pay and working a day in the midst of job related factors were significant. Moreover, job rehabilitation program satisfaction rate and social support revealed significant factors. Conclusion: On the basis of results, Job rehabilitation programs for job maintenance of the mentally disabled should be development and establish mediate strategies to improve social support to them.
Trend Analysis of Nurses' Stress Based on the Last 10 Years of International Research
Lee, Bok-Im ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2012, Pages 27~36
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2012.21.1.27
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the trends of nurses' stress based on the last 10 years of international research and to suggest directions for future research. Methods: Fifty three articles between 2002 and 2011 were selected using key words such as 'nurse' and 'stress' from the PubMed and CINAHL. Results: The number of experimental studies increased. The nurses from the various fields were studied. Most studies used a reliable and valid tool for measuring stress of specific nursing staff. The Internet survey was recently used for a data collection method. Significant variables correlated with nurses' stress were categorized into 8 domains: Individual susceptibility, quantitative workload, qualitative workload, physical environment, organizational factors, and interpersonal conflict. Conclusion: In Korea, the next phase of research on nurses' stress needs to consider the experimental study design to find more specific causal relationships. Also, it is necessary to develop the nurses' stress tool for reliable and valid measurement.
A Study on Health Promotion Lifestyle, Farmers' Syndrome and Related Factors of Workers in Agricultural Industry
Joo, Ae-Ran ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2012, Pages 37~45
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2012.21.1.37
Purpose: This study was conducted to identify health promotion lifestyle (HPL), farmers' syndrome and related factors of workers in agricultural industry. Methods: A total of 454 agricultural workers were selected through convenient sampling. Data were collected from July 1 to August 10, 2009. Data analysis included frequency, t-test, ANOVA, Scheff
test, and stepwise multiple regression using SPSS/WIN 17.0. Results: 1. The mean score of HPL was 3.30 and the prevalence of farmers' syndrome was 29.3%. 2. Analysis of farmers' syndrome showed there were statistically significant differences for gender, age, sleeping time, perceived health status, breakfast and exercise. 3. Gender, age, perceived health status, breakfast and exercise were identified as variables influencing the farmers' syndrome. Conclusion: This study suggested that we should develop health promotion programs for workers of agricultural industry considering these results.
Influence of Ego-resilience and Social Support on the Depression of Hospital Nurses
Lee, An-Saeng ; Yoon, Chi-Keun ; Lee, Jeong-Mi ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2012, Pages 46~54
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2012.21.1.46
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the influence of the ego-resilience and social support on the depression among hospital nurses. Methods: The subjects of this study were 369 nurses in a hospital. We used the self-reported questionnaire to assess the level of ego-resilience, social support and depression of hospital nurses. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, frequency, t-test, ANOVA and logistic regression. Results: The mean scores of ego-resilience, social support and depression were 42.6, 28.3 and 14.1, respectively. When scores of ego-resilience and social support were high, the level of mild and major depression of subjects decreased. The influencing factors of depression level were the department of work, ego-resilience and social support. Conclusion: The findings suggest that developing programs to improve ego-resilience and social support might be useful. Further study is required to justify the scale on ego-resilience and social support.
Affecting Factors of Hospital Caregivers on the Level of Practice, Knowledge, and Importance of Work under No Guardian
Gil, Hyun-Hee ; Choi, Jeong-Sil ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2012, Pages 55~65
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2012.21.1.55
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to provide baseline data on paid hospital-caregivers' work performance, degree of importance of caregiving, and their knowledge as well as affecting factors on the level of practice when there is no guardian. Methods: The subjects of this study were 155 total caregivers working at 9 hospitals. Data were collected by self-reported questionnaires in December, 2010. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 17.0. Results: The caregivers' level of practice showed 4.0/5.0 points, degree of importance, 4.4/5.0 points, and knowledge, 4.3/5.0 points. The level of practice was significantly different depending on the hospital types. Significant correlations were found between level of practice, degree of importance and knowledge. The degree of importance and types of hospital attributed to 17.1% of variance in the level of practice. Conclusion: A systematic hospital caregivers' program focusing on strategy to enhance caregivers' level of practice, degree of importance and knowledge can be effective for paid hospital-caregivers when there is no guardian.
The Factors Affecting Physical Fitness Level of Female Flight Attendants
Lee, Hyun-Ju ; Park, Chung-Yill ; Kim, Yong-Kyu ; Yi, Yun-Joeng ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 21, issue 1, 2012, Pages 66~75
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2012.21.1.66
Purpose: This study is aimed at obtaining the information on the physical fitness level of female flight attendants at a local airline. Methods: The subjects are 2,409 female flight attendants who have had medical examination and physical fitness tests at an airline medical center from January 2 to December 30, 2008. The independent variables include socio-demographic & behavioral characteristics, and medical examination results, whereas the dependent variable is their physical strength score representing their fitness level. Results: Factors that affect the fitness strength score are age, flight hours per year, and fasting blood sugar level. It is found that physical fitness level is higher when the subjects are over 35, on board for over 850 hours per year and their fasting blood sugar level is over 100 mg/dL. Conclusion: It is concluded that for the improvement of flight attendants' health, more exercise to develop cardio-respiratory endurance and muscular strength is needed, and further study needs to be done to develop fitness enhancement programs considering flight attendants' job characteristics, working years, and flight hours per year, and programs for those returning to their workplace after a long-term leave, and new employees.