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Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing
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Korean Academic Society of Occupational Helth Nursing
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Volume 24, Issue 4 - Nov 2015
Volume 24, Issue 3 - Aug 2015
Volume 24, Issue 2 - May 2015
Volume 24, Issue 1 - Feb 2015
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Strengthening of Advanced Beginner's Nursing Competence through Concept Mapping: Focus Groups
Jang, Ae Ri ; Jang, Keum Seong ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2015, Pages 1~10
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2015.24.1.1
Purpose: This study was to evaluate the strengthening process of advanced beginner's nursing competence through the concept mapping methods. Methods: This study was conducted with focus group study for 1 month from November to December 2012 (n=5). Data were analyzed through open coding, axial coding and selection coding stage. Results: Advanced beginner to represent the experience of nursing empowerment and the three categories of the nine concepts were derived. The first category is 'able to see the entire search.' This concept is to start a search query, the search process of thinking, behavior change is expected. The second category is 'behavior change through the acquisition of knowledge.', and this concept is the embodiment of knowledge, confidence rising, and action changing. The third category is 'nursing empowerment', the aesthetic, ethical, and personal knowledge acquisition, as well as self-growth. Conclusion: Advanced beginner saw the full flow through the concept mapping and obtained knowledge, and changed behavior. Thus, the concept mapping is effective to strengthen the nursing competence.
Effects of Fatigue Reduction Program on Female Employees in One Food Production Company
Jung, Eun-Sook ; Lee, Jong-Eun ; Kim, Tae Yeon ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2015, Pages 11~18
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2015.24.1.11
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test effects of fatigue reduction program for women workers at a food production company. Methods: A quasi-experimental design was conducted. Eighteen workers in vitamin E group, 16 workers in vitamin E and stretching group, and 18 workers in stretching only group participated. Participants were evaluated at baseline and 8 weeks. Results: The results showed that stretching only group had a significant impact on reducing of fatigue level compared to those of a vitamin E group. Conclusion: Although vitamin E supplement has not shown decreasing fatigue level, the positive effect of stretching exercise may have high applicability to a workplace.
Comparing Organizational Commitment, Nursing Organization Culture, and Job Satisfaction of Korean Nurses Working in Korea and the U.S.
Kim, Young Im ; Geun, Hyo Geun ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2015, Pages 19~30
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2015.24.1.19
Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the differences in organizational commitment, nursing organization culture, and job satisfaction of Korean nurses employed in Korea and the United States, and to determine how these variables were associated with selected study characteristics. Methods: An exploratory cross-sectional study was performed with a convenience sample of 357 nurses from Korea and the U.S. Data were collected by using a web site survey and self-reported questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVA, and Pearson's correlation coefficients were used for data analysis. Results: In comparison to Korean American nurses (KAN), Korean nurses (KN) were younger, single, worked more time, took a charge role or higher, and had less turnover experience. After controlling for age and marital status, nursing organization culture and job satisfaction of KN were significantly lower than those of KAN, respectively (F= -26.02, p<.001; F= -4.87, p=.028). Significant relationships among selected socio-demo-health and work-related characteristics and the three variables were higher for KN. Conclusion: Higher organizational commitment and nursing organization culture from all Korean nurses were related their perceived high level of job satisfaction. Recommendations for further study include exploring a larger sample size of a variety of different types of nursing organizations and staff as well.
The Impact of Emotional Labor on Burnout for Caregivers of Stroke Patients
Kim, Chang-Suk ; Kim, Jisoo ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2015, Pages 31~38
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2015.24.1.31
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of emotional labor on burnout in stroke patients' caregivers. Methods: Data were collected from 141 paid caregivers working at 3 hospital across Gyeonggi province from January to April 2014. Results: The caregivers' level of emotional labor showed 2.9/5.0 points and burnout, 2.5/5.0. A significant correlation was found among attentiveness to required display rules (p=.007), emotional dissonance (p=.001) and burnout. In a multiple regression, age (
=.279, p=.001) and emotional dissonance (
=.193, p=.046) were associated with burnout in caregivers. These factors attributed to 16.9% of variance in the burnout of caregivers. Conclusion: These results suggest that burnout in stroke patients' caregivers can be influenced by emotional dissonance as well as physical condition such as age. Accordingly, it is necessary to be develop support program to deal with mental labor to improve their mental health and lighten their workload for caregivers.
Association between Job-related Factors and Metabolic Syndrome among Male and Female Workers: Using the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Do, Kyung-A ; Jung, Hye-Sun ; Choi, Eun-Hi ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2015, Pages 39~47
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2015.24.1.39
Purpose: This study is performed to help manage the metabolic syndrome in work place by identifying the effect on metabolic syndrome with subjects of Korean adult workers. Methods: Using part of data of "The Fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination survey 2nd year (2008)" which center for disease control is investigating. The general characteristics include age, educational level, occupation and marital status as factors affecting the metabolic syndrome of workers in this study. Results: Work-related factors are the working environment in which they are working while they are pressed for time due to work status and overload. If the work status of worker is unpaid family member, the risk is increased by more than twice compared to paid workers. The risk for metabolic syndrome in work environment to work while fighting the clock is decreased compared to the work environment without time pressure. Conclusion: In order to manage the metabolic syndrome of workers, health promotion program to change management of both working condition and working environment can contribute to prevent the metabolic syndrome and ultimately prevent the cerebrocardiovascular diseases.
Factors associated with Problem Drinking in Korean Male Employees for Drinking Motivation, Job Stress, and Drinking Refusal Self-efficacy
Ha, Yeongmi ; Jung, Mi-Ra ;
Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, volume 24, issue 1, 2015, Pages 48~56
DOI : 10.5807/kjohn.2015.24.1.48
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between drinking motivation, drinking refusal self-efficacy, job stress and problem drinking, and identify contributing factors on employees' problem drinking. Methods: A total of 191 employees recruited from two worksites. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson's correlation coefficient, and multiple regression. Results: A 65.5% of employees has shown as hazardous drinking. Employees' problem drinking was significantly influenced by coping motives as a sub-factors of drinking motives (
=.25) and social pressure as a sub-factors of drinking refusal self-efficacy(
=-.57), explained 51.2% of the total variance. Conclusion: Considering the results of this study, healthy workplace culture for preventing employees' problem drinking should be builded. In addition, alcohol education program and effective employee assistance program need to be developed.