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Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
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Volume 26, Issue 6 - Dec 2014
Volume 26, Issue 5 - Oct 2014
Volume 26, Issue 4 - Aug 2014
Volume 26, Issue 3 - Jun 2014
Volume 26, Issue 2 - Apr 2014
Volume 26, Issue 1 - Feb 2014
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The Effects of Delirium Care Training Program for Nurses in Hospital Nursing Units
Kim, Moonja ; Lee, Haejung ;
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, volume 26, issue 5, 2014, Pages 489~499
DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.5.489
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of delirium care training program on the nurses` knowledge of delirium, self-confidence and performance levels in caring patients with delirium. Methods: The study was used a quasi-experimental design. The participants were 131 nurses in general nursing units in B and J hospitals. Sixty four nurses in B hospital were allocated into the experimental group and 67 nurses from J hospital into the control group. The delirium care training program was composed of lecture and clinical practice. Clinical practice of delirium care was applied everyday for 4 consecutive weeks starting from the admission day of the older adults(
years old), using `short CAM` and `nursing checklist for delirium prevention`. Results: The knowledge of delirium, self-confidence in caring patients, and performance levels of nursing care were significantly increased in the experimental group compared to the control group. Conclusion: The findings of this study provided the evidence for the potential utility of the delirium care training program and underscored the needs of broader application of the training program of delirium care for nurses in general nursing units.
Predictors of Violent Behavior by Patient or Caregiver of Patient in the Emergency Department
Park, Eun Young ; Lee, Eun-Nam ;
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, volume 26, issue 5, 2014, Pages 500~511
DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.5.500
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate predictors of violent behavior by patient or caregiver of patient in the emergency department. Methods: Subjects of the study were 447 residents who have visited the emergency department in community P Metropolitan City during the past year. The data collecting period was from June 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012. Data was collected using self-reported questionnaires. Results: Predictors of violent behavior in the emergency department were divided into personal and institutional factors. Personal factors included relationship with patients, presence of alcohol, reports of discontent during and past treatment and responses to deterioration in patient`s conditions, institution factors included perceived attitudes toward medical workers` explanations and proficiency of medical workers, and delay in medical treatment hours. Conclusion: Knowledge of personal and institutional factors may permit emergency staff to minimize or prevent potential violence in the emergency department.
Impact of Work Environment and Job Satisfaction on Service Quality among Staff in Elderly Facility
Kwon, Kyong Ja ; Chu, Min Sun ; Kim, Jung A ;
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, volume 26, issue 5, 2014, Pages 512~521
DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.5.512
Purpose: This study examined the effect of work environment and job satisfaction on service quality among staff caring for the elderly. Methods: A convenient sample was 192 staff members from 95 elderly facilities. Data collection occurred from June to July, 2011 using a self-administered questionnaire. Data was analyzed using SPSS/WIN 18.0. Results: Among the subscales of Work Environment Scale, the self-realization score was the highest followed by workload, nervousness, and conflict. The mean score of job satisfaction was 71.43. Reliability was the highest followed by assurance, empathy, responsiveness, and tangibles. Predictive factors of service quality included self-realization work environment and job satisfaction. Conclusion: Exploration of strategies to improve the recognition of self-realization work environment and job satisfaction will be necessary in order to increase of service quality among staffs in elderly facility.
Recognition on Suicidal Intent of the Elderly among Caregivers: A Q-Methodological Application
Cho, Joon Ah ; Kim, Boon Han ;
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, volume 26, issue 5, 2014, Pages 522~532
DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.5.522
Purpose: This study`s purpose is to classify and analyze caregivers` recognition of the elderly suicidal intents. Methods: This study uses applied Q-methodology to measure human subjectivity in depth. Concretely, 35 statements are composed in depth interviews and literature investigation. Then, Q-cards and distributive chart of Q-sampling were given to 25 caregivers randomly-selected, who were asked to arrange them on a 7-score based. After coding Q-factor analysis is carried out with the PC-QUANL program. Results: Four types of indicators of the elderly suicidal intents were identified by the caregivers. These are Knowledge-based recognition, Behavioral measure based recognition, Negative comprehension and Sympathy. Conclusion: In this study, four types of recognition were yielded among the caregivers and the characteristics of each type were analyzed. These findings may be useful in assessing suicidal potential and nursing interventions.
Fall Risk related Factors in Postmenopausal Women
Lee, Jung-Han ; Kim, Hee Seung ;
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, volume 26, issue 5, 2014, Pages 533~542
DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.5.533
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand the risk of falling associated with postmenopausal women and to identify the relationships between this risk and factors such as lifestyle, metabolic syndrome, and bone mineral density. Methods: The sample was 128 postmenopausal women between 50 and 65 from one menopausal clinic in an urban city. The Risk Assessment for Falls Scale II, developed by Glydenvand and Reinboth (1982) and adapted by Park Young-Hye (2003), was modified and used for this study. Results: The average fall-risk score in postmenopausal women was 7.2 out of 33, the fall-risk score associated with lifestyle was higher in women exposed to stress frequently or who favored spicy or salty foods. The fall-risk score associated with metabolic syndrome was higher in groups with HBP or with a waist circumference of 80cm or greater. The fall-risk score in groups with three or more factors of metabolic syndrome was the highest. Conclusion: The risk of fall in post-menopausal women was higher in groups with only elementary education, unemployed, reported two or more chronic diseases or reported frequent exposure to stress and for women who preferred spicy or salty foods or exhibited three or more factors of metabolic syndrome.
Development of Evaluation Indicators for Integrated Home Care
Park, Jong Duk ; Jung, Dukyoo ;
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, volume 26, issue 5, 2014, Pages 543~552
DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.5.543
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop integrated evaluation indicators of home care services in the hope that the increasing group of long-term home care patients could receive quality care services. Methods: The development involves a methodological study on a development phase and a verification phase. The main survey at a verification stage was conducted by the staffs at 146 institutions who agreed to participate on this study. Results: The evaluation index for the integrated home visit care consisted of five categories and 57 indicators including Managing Institution (12), Environment and Safety (3), Right and Responsibility (7), Process of Care (31) and Results of Care (4). The criterion-related validity was verified in regard to the participation in the 2010 evaluation of long-term home-care institutions by the National Health Insurance Corporation. Conclusion: The evaluation index of the integrated home visiting care developed in this study is considered suitable to utilize as evaluating indicators in managing and evaluating the way of how institutions integrate and provide home visit care services as well as home nursing care services.
Factors Affecting Workplace Bullying in Korean Hospital Nurses
Yun, Seonyoung ; Kang, Jiyeon ;
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, volume 26, issue 5, 2014, Pages 553~562
DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.5.553
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing workplace bullying among Korean hospital nurses. Methods: Subjects in this study included 178 hospital nurses who attended two nationwide nursing educational conferences in 2013. The data was collected using self-report questionnaires which were used to identify the subjects` characteristics, self-esteem, perception of nursing organizational culture, and workplace bullying experience. Results: The results showed that 19.1% of study subjects reported being victims of workplace bullying and mostly experienced person-related and work-related bullying. Multiple regression analysis was done to identify factors affecting workplace bullying. The perception of relation-oriented culture, task-oriented culture and self-esteem turned out to be variables that explained nurses` workplace bullying, and these factors accounted for 32.0% of the variance. Conclusion: The findings suggest that nurses experience more workplace bullying in task-oriented cultures. However, they experience less bullying and report higher self-esteem and awareness in relation-oriented cultures. Interventions focused on the characteristics of the organization need to be developed to prevent workplace bullying in hospital nurses.
The Effect of Social Stigma on Suicidal Ideation of Male HIV Infected People: Focusing on the Mediating Effect of Hope and Depression
Kim, Il Ok ; Shin, Sun Hwa ;
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, volume 26, issue 5, 2014, Pages 563~572
DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.5.563
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the mediating effect of hope and depression applied on the influence of social stigma on suicidal ideation of 108 HIV infected males. Methods: This study was a descriptive, crosssectional design that used a survey approach. Data collection was one-on-one interviews by a counseling nurse from July 2012 to January 2013. The survey included questions about social stigma, hope, depression, and suicidal ideation. Results: Fitness of the hypothetical model was appropriate ($x^2/df
Concept Analysis of Cardiac Arrest: Identifying the Critical Attributes and Empirical Indicators
Lee, Kang Im ; Oh, Hyun Soo ;
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, volume 26, issue 5, 2014, Pages 573~583
DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.5.573
Purpose: Cardiac arrest has multiple characteristics that need to be approached as an integrated method according to the various changes in the body system. This study was performed to develop a useful guideline for early detection of cardiac arrest by revealing the attributes of cardiac arrest through a concept analysis. Methods: This study was conducted according to the Walker and Avant`s concept analysis method. Systematic literature review and in-depth interview with nurses who experienced cardiac arrest situation were conducted. Based on the literature reviews and in-depth interviews with nurses, the attributes and the empirical referents of the concept of cardiac arrest were elicited. Results: The definable attributes of cardiac arrest were 1) loss of consciousness, 2) abnormal respiratory condition, 3) abnormal cardiovascular signs. Cardiac arrest was found to occur by several antecedents such as cardiac problem, non-cardiac problem, or general problem, whereas ischemia and re-perfusion injury, which can lead to multiple organ failure and death, were derived as consequences. Conclusion: In this study, the concept analysis eliciting attributes and empirical referents is found to be useful as a guideline for understanding and managing cardiac arrest. Based on these findings, clinical providers are expected to make a precise and rapid decision on cardiac arrest and respond quickly, which may increase survival rate of the patients underwent the arrest event.
Effects of Family Support, Ageism Experience, Loneliness and Powerlessness on Death Anxiety in Elders
Kim, Kui Bun ; Choi, Youn Joo ;
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, volume 26, issue 5, 2014, Pages 584~591
DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.5.584
Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the factors contributing to death anxiety among elders through family support, ageism experience, loneliness and helplessness. Methods: The participants were 155 elders who lived in S city. The data were collected through a self-reported questionnaire in elders over age 65. In addition, their levels of death anxiety, family support, ageism experience, loneliness, helplessness and death anxiety were measured using a likert scale Data analysis using a t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis with the SPSS 20 program. Results: Significant differences were found in the levels of perceived death anxiety between the variables affecting death anxiety in elders. Pearson`s Correlation were found family support (p<.001), ageism experience (p<.001), loneliness (p<.001) and helplessness (p<.001) with death anxiety. Conclusion: It is concluded that such variables should be considered for decreasing death anxiety by family support, ageism experience, loneliness and helplessness in elders.
The Phenomenological Study on the Experiences of Nasogastric Tube Feeding among Cerebral Stoke Patients with Dysphagia
Kim, Ju Yeun ; Lee, Young Whee ; Cho, Eui Young ; Kang, Hye Won ;
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, volume 26, issue 5, 2014, Pages 592~602
DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.5.592
Purpose: This study was to provide understanding about the meaning of nasogastric tube feeding experiences by the cerebral stoke patients with dysphagia. Methods: Data were collected through a face to face interview from five cerebral stroke patients who had dysphagia along with a nasogastric tube insertion. The contents of the interviews were analyzed using the hermeneutics phenomenological method developed by van Manen. Results: The experience of having a nasogastric tube was not only limited to physical problems but also was linked to other psychological problems. Many patients reported that they tolerated the nasogastric tube in order to overcome the stroke along with the desire to eventually take food orally. The essential themes associated with the experience of nasogastric tube insertion were: "The loss of pleasure from food", "The loss of human relationship from surrounding table", "Cower and shrink from the different appearance to others" and "Acceptance for life in painful experiences". Conclusion: This study would highlights the importance of not only physical focused care but also psychological and social aspects. Therefore, nurses should consider all factors when providing nursing care to stroke patient with nasogastric tube feeding.