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Asian Nursing Research

Ji Young Kim, Youngran Yang, Hyun Kyung Kim, Ji Young Kim
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the impact of alcohol use on the antiretroviral-therapy (ART) adherence of Koreans living with HIV. METHODS: A total of 144 HIV-infected Koreans over the age of 19 who had been receiving antiretroviral drugs for at least three months were surveyed. Alcohol use was identified as non-hazardous, binge, hazardous, and alcohol dependent as determined by the Alcohol Disorder20s Identification Test-Korea (AUDIT-K). Antiretroviral-therapy adherence was defined according to the components of adherence motivation, adherence knowledge, and 95% medication adherence using the modified Morisky scale (MMS)...
October 11, 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Mi Kyoung Moon, Jong Eun Yim, Mi Yang Jeon
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to examine the effects of a telephone-based self-management support program led by nurses on self-care behavior, biological index for cardiac function and depression. METHODS: This study is a quasi-experiment in nonequivalent control group design. 36 heart failure patients were conducted in medical treatment at the hospital (18 heart failure patients in experimental group and 18 heart failure patients in control group). The experimental group (n=18) received the telephone-based self-management support program, which included a 30-minute face-to-face education session and 4 telephone consultation and education sessions...
October 6, 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Hewaratne D W T Damayanthi, Foong-Ming Moy, Kathijah L Abdullah, Samath D Dharmaratne
PURPOSE: Low muscle strength is central to geriatric physical disabilities and mortality. The purpose of the present study was to examine handgrip strength (HGS) and its associated factors among community-dwelling older people in Sri Lanka. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Kandy district using multistage sampling. A total of 999 older people were recruited, with a female preponderance. Data were collected using interviewer-administered questionnaires on demographic characteristics, depression, and physical activity...
September 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Kyung-Sook Bang, Sun-Mi Chae, Insook Lee, Juyoun Yu, Jandi Kim
PURPOSE: We examined the effects of a community outreach program for maternal health in Tigray, Ethiopia, on women's knowledge about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care, and family planning, and assessed their participation in antenatal care, postpartum checkups, institutional childbirth, and contraceptive use. METHODS: We recruited Ethiopian women of reproductive age (15 to 49 years) in Tigray, Ethiopia. Two villages in Tigray, Kihen and Mesanu, which have similar population sizes and living environments, were chosen as the intervention and comparison groups, respectively...
September 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Eun-Ok Im, Yaelim Lee
PURPOSE: To explore the current trends in theoretical works related to transcultural nursing through an integrated literature review. METHODS: The literature on theoretical works related to transcultural nursing during the past 10 years was searched through multiple databases and reviewed to determine themes reflecting the current trends in theoretical works related to transcultural nursing. RESULTS: Through the review and analysis process, four themes reflecting the current trends in theoretical works related to transcultural nursing were found: (a) purposes of exploring, defining and clarifying, and reflecting; (b) various theorizing methods; (c) multiple sources of theorizing; and (d) clear linkages to nursing practice and research...
September 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Ebrahim Aliafsari Mamaghani, Azad Rahmani, Hadi Hassankhani, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Suzanne Campbell, Olive Fast, Alireza Irajpour
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explain the experiences of Iranian nursing students regarding their clinical learning environment (CLE). METHODS: Twenty-one nursing students participated in this qualitative study. Data were collected using semistructured interviews and analyzed using conventional content analysis. RESULTS: Analysis of interviews identified six categories: educational confusion, absence of evaluation procedures, limited educational opportunities, inappropriate interactions with nursing staff, bullying culture, and discrimination...
September 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Kanaungnit Pongthavornkamol, Aphorn Khamkon, Warunee Phligbua, Emma Cohen, Mari Botti
PURPOSE: Patient participation in care is considered a core component of high-quality nursing care and medical treatment. In the context of cancer care in Thailand, we know very little about the way patient participation in care is perceived and enacted. The aim of this study was to explore Thai oncology nurses' perceptions and understandings of patient participation in their own care during hospitalization. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive research approach using focus groups was applied...
September 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Nayeon Shin, Jummi Park
PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of intentional nursing rounds based on the care model on patients' perceived nursing quality and their satisfaction with nursing services. METHODS: The study design was a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The participants were assigned to the intervention group or the control group in two orthopedic wards of a teaching hospital. A total of 9 rounds (at 7 AM, 9 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 8 PM, 10 PM, 2 AM, and 5 AM) were performed every 2 or 3 hours to the experimental group...
September 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Won Hee Jun, Jinhyang Yang, Eun Ju Lee
PURPOSE: Anger management is a very important issue for nursing education. However, there is a lack of research identifying related factors. This study examined the mediating effects of social support and a grateful disposition on the relationship between life stress and anger in nursing students. METHODS: The participants were 172 nursing students recruited from two universities in cities in South Korea. Baron and Kenny's regression method and the Sobel test were used to analyze the mediating effects of social support and a grateful disposition on the association between life stress and anger...
September 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Eun Ji Seo, Jeong-Ah Ahn, Laura L Hayman, Chun-Ja Kim
PURPOSE: This study examined whether depressive symptoms and health-promoting lifestyle behaviors mediate the association between perceived stress and quality of life (QoL) in university students. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional survey, Korean university students (N = 187, Mage  = 23.97 years; 54.0% Woman) completed structured questionnaires with psychometric adequacy. A parallel multiple mediation model was used to test the mediating effect of depressive symptoms and health-promoting lifestyle behaviors on the relationship between perceived stress and QoL...
September 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Yali Li, Taiwen Feng, Wenbo Jiang
PURPOSE: This study aims to investigate how competitive orientation influences unethical decision-making (UDM) through relationship conflict and the moderating effect of hostile attribution bias. METHODS: This study was conducted using a self-report questionnaire. Data were collected from 727 employees in Chinese hospitals. For each variable, measures were adopted or adapted from existing literature. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and hierarchical regression analysis...
September 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Hye Sook Shin, Ju Hee Kim, Eun Sun Ji
PURPOSE: Resilience relates to coping with stressful hospital environment. The purpose of this study was to identify the types of resilience skills of clinical nurses for surviving in a hospital setting. METHODS: The Q methodology was used as it helps analyze the participants' subjective perspective on each item. Participants were 32 registered nurses who sorted 38 selected Q statements that were then plotted on a normal distribution using a 9-point scale. The subjective perspectives on the resilience of clinical nurses were analyzed using the PC-QUANAL program...
September 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Kwang-Ok Park, Sung-Hee Park, Mi Yu
PURPOSE: This study attempted to understand the core experiences of physicians related to communicating with nurses in Korea. METHODS: Ten physicians who worked at four tertiary university hospitals were interviewed. Data were analyzed using the phenomenological method developed by Colaizzi. RESULTS: The following six categories of participants' experience of communication with nurses were extracted from the analysis: (a) "Complex situations and heavy roles that cannot afford safety," (b) "Forcing a superior position in an authoritative environment," (c) "Different perspectives on patient care and difficulties in establishing relationships," (d) "Communicating key clues and receiving feedback from each other," (e) "Apathetic agreements rather than improvements," and (f) "Gradually developing mutually complementary communication...
September 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Hye Gyeong Son, Eun Ok Choi
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June 7, 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Sangjin Ko, Wanju Park
PURPOSE: The study investigated whether neurofeedback training can normalize the excessive high-beta and low alpha waves indicative of hyperarousal, and subsequently improve autonomous regulation based on the self-determination theory in alcohol use disorders. METHODS: A nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used. Data were collected using self-report questionnaires from 36 Korean inpatients who met the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test in Korea criteria...
June 2, 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Bao-Huan Yang, Chia-Ying Chung, Yuh-Shiow Li
PURPOSES: At present, there is still controversy between parents of children with muscular dystrophy (MD) and healthcare professionals on care issues. Partnerships can connect the affected children and their families to appropriate healthcare services, to jointly face the care environment together and thereby improve the quality of life of children with MD. Therefore, the objective of this study is to explore partnerships between families and healthcare professionals from the perspectives of parents of children with MD...
May 25, 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Kyoung-Ja Kim, Moon Sook Yoo, Eun Ji Seo
PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore the influence of nurse work environment and patient safety culture in hospital on instances of missed nursing care in South Korea. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used, in which a structured questionnaire was administered to 186 nurses working at a tertiary university hospital. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test or ANOVA, Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis. RESULTS: Missed nursing care was found to be correlated with clinical career, nursing work environment and patient safety culture...
April 20, 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Ick-Jee Kim, Hyung-Wha Shim
PURPOSE: Around the world, male nurses face a variety of difficulties within clinical settings; accordingly, a large number of male nurses consider changing their occupation. In particular, male nurses in a number of Asian countries with a Confucian heritage experience difficulties. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore individual differences in turnover intention among male nurses in one such country, South Korea, and on that basis to suggest concrete strategies for reducing turnover among male nurses in Confucian cultures...
April 13, 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Myonghwa Park, Sun Kyung Kim, Miri Jeong, Song Ja Lee, Seon Hwa Kim, Jinha Kim, Dong Young Lee
PURPOSE: The prevalence of dementia has increased rapidly with an aging Korean population. Compared to those without dementia, individuals with dementia have more and complex needs. In this study, the Korean version of the Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly (CANE-K) was evaluated to determine its suitability for individuals with dementia in Korea. METHODS: The CANE-K was developed following linguistic validation. The reliability of the measurement was examined with Cronbach's alpha coefficient...
April 10, 2018: Asian Nursing Research
İlknur Gökşin, Sultan Ayaz-Alkaya
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) on the quality of life women during postpartum period. METHODS: A quasi-experimental design was used. The participants consisted of primiparous women who had experienced a vaginal birth in the obstetrics department of a hospital. Thirty women in the intervention group and 30 women in the control group were included. Data were collected by questionnaire and Maternal Postpartum Quality of Life Questionnaire (MAPP-QoL) between June 2016 and April 2017...
April 5, 2018: Asian Nursing Research
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