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Heeseung Choi 5 Articles
Effectiveness of Non-Pharmacological Interventions among Problem Drinkers in Korea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Junggeun Ahn, Heeseung Choi, Jiu Kim, Wooin Jang
STRESS. 2023;31(3):123-132.   Published online September 30, 2023
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This study aimed to identify trends in domestic research and conduct a meta-analysis of studies investigating the effects of non-pharmacological interventions targeting domestic problem drinkers. The objectives were to synthesize and analyze the results of these studies, while evaluating potential bias and estimating effect size.
Following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, we searched five domestic databases (RISS, KISS, DBpia, KoreaMed, and Science ON) for journals and theses published until July 2022. Researchers independently assessed study quality using Cochrane RoB 2 or ROBINS-I.
Of the 307 studies extracted, 12 were included in systematic review. The meta-analysis included 11 studies on problem drinking and 8 on alcohol abstinence self-efficacy. Random effects models were used for analysis, given the heterogeneity among the studies. Non-pharmacological interventions effectively reduced problem drinking (g=−1.22, 95% CI: −1.69 to −0.75, p<.001) and enhanced alcohol abstinence self-efficacy (g=1.16, 95% CI: 0.54 to 1.79, p<.001).
Non-pharmacological intervention programs targeting problem drinkers effectively reduced problem drinking and enhanced alcohol abstinence self-efficacy. This study provides valuable evidence for developing and implementing such programs for problem drinkers.
Variables Associated with Self-Compassion among Nurses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Bokeung Peun, Heeseung Choi
STRESS. 2022;30(4):221-233.   Published online December 30, 2022
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This study aimed to identify variables associated with nurses’ self-compassion and assess their effect sizes through a systematic literature review and meta-analysis.
Domestic and foreign literature were searched using the Prisma flow diagram; 17 papers were systematically reviewed, and 12 papers underwent meta-analysis.
A total of 29 variables related to nurses’ self-compassion were extracted from the analyzed papers. Furthermore, 12 sub-variables of individual characteristics and 17 sub-variables of job and organizational characteristics were identified. The effect sizes were divided into positive and negative variables to estimate the strength of the relationship between variables related to nurses’ self-compassion. All positive variables showed a small effect size (effect size (ES)= .25). Among the positive variables, quality of life (ES=.45), which had a medium effect size, was most related to self-compassion. Conversely, all negative variables showed a medium effect size (ES=−.35). The negative variable most related to self-compassion was burnout (ES=−.48).
The results suggest that promoting self-compassion is essential as it relates to nurses’ work, mental health, and quality of life. Further studies are needed to verify the mediating effects of self-compassion between stressful events and mental health among nurses. Additionally, it is necessary to develop and apply an intervention related to nurses’ self-compassion that increases the effect of positive variables and decreases the impact of negative variables.
A Systematic Review of Communication Programs for Nurses Working in Hospitals
Yeseul Jeon, Heeseung Choi
STRESS. 2021;29(2):69-79.   Published online June 30, 2021
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Despite the implementation of several communication programs for nurses working in hospitals, no evidence-based systematic review has yet been conducted on their efficacy.


In this systematic review of communication programs for nurses, we searched for literature published between 2011 and 2020 in four foreign databases and one domestic database (PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and RISS). The papers identified were evaluated on their quality using Version 2 of the Cochrane risk-of-bias tool for randomized trials (RoB 2). The main search terms included “nurse”, “communication”, “program”, and “intervention.” Thirteen articles were included in the final analysis.


The communication programs utilized various teaching methods – such as simulation, reflection, and debriefing – with a majority of these programs significantly improving participants’ communication skills and performance. However, the overall quality of the studies was low concerning the randomization process and measurement; relatively few studies made use of online education methods. All variables assessed using self-reported measures were significant, but not all showed significant results when using objective measures as assessed by the evaluators.


The study’s findings suggest a need for programs dealing with nurses’ communication with health care providers in diverse clinical settings and online-based simulation programs. Moreover, high-quality literature applying the randomization process and measurement is required. Additionally, it is necessary to use both subjective and objective measures to evaluate the overall communication capacities of nurses and reflect the contextual characteristics of various clinical settings.


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  • A Survey on Situation-related Communication Educational Needs for Novice Intensive Care Unit Nurses
    Wonjung Hwang, Jeongmin Ha, Dahye Park
    Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing.2024; 17(1): 17.     CrossRef
  • Technology-based interactive communication simulation for Korean nurses: A randomized controlled repeated-measures design
    Heeseung Choi, Yeseul Jeon, Ujin Lee, Junggeun Ahn, Hannah Kim
    Nurse Education Today.2023; 128: 105879.     CrossRef
  • Non-Contact Nursing Education in Communication and Group Counseling: Current Status and Future Directions
    Kuem Sun Han, Soo Yeon Lee, Ji Hye Shin
    STRESS.2023; 31(4): 149.     CrossRef
Parents’ Perceptions and Responses to Parent-adolescent Conflict Situations: A Mixed Methods Approach
Heeseung Choi, Sumi Kim, Heesung Ko
STRESS. 2020;28(3):142-152.   Published online September 30, 2020
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본 연구는 부모-자녀 관계와 관련된 양적 변수에 따라 구분된 각 그룹들에서 부모자녀 갈등의 주제, 갈등상황에서 부모의 인식과 반응의 질적인 차이를 확인하고자 시도되었다. 국내 5개 도시에서 청소년 자녀를 둔 부모 103명이 부모효능감, 부모-자녀 의사소통, 부모-자녀 관계, 부모-자녀 갈등, 부모스트레스 관련 온라인 설문에 참여하였고, 이들은 청소년 자녀와의 갈등상황을 직접 기술하였다. 5개 변수의 군집분석결과 두 개의 그룹으로 분류되었고 두 그룹의 부모들은 모두 청소년 자녀와 갈등상황에서 실망, 분노, 걱정, 좌절 등의 감정을 경험하였으나 갈등을 인식하고 반응하는 양상에서는 차이가 있었다. 본 연구결과는 향후 부모자녀 관계를 향상시키기 위한 부모교육프로그램 구성의 기초자료가 될 것이다.

A Systematic Review of the Suicide Prevention Program for the Elderly
Taekyun Gwon, Heeseung Choi
STRESS. 2019;27(1):53-63.   Published online March 31, 2019
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This study is a systematic review of literature to analyze the characteristics and effects of suicide prevention programs for the elderly.


We systematically reviewed literature published from 2007 to 2018 in 8 domestic and foreign databases (KISS, NDSL, Koreamed, RISS, Pubmed, CINAHL, EMBASE, CENTRAL). The main search terms were ‘elderly’, ‘suicide’, ‘intervention program’, and included 8 articles matching the selection criteria in the final analysis. The program was divided into activities, counseling, and community support programs.


Most of the programs effectively reduced suicidal ideation and depression by reducing suicide risk factors and improving protective factors.


As a result of the analysis, it was found that it is necessary to develop a specialized program for the prevention of suicide in the elderly considering social, environmental, personal and community characteristics.


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    Soo-bi Lee, Ye-bin Jeon, Myeong-Sook Yoon
    BMC Public Health.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • The Double Mediating Effect of Family Support and Family Relationship Satisfaction on Self-Compassion and Meaning in Life among Korean Baby Boomers
    Yu-soo Jeong, Young-soon Lee
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2022; 19(16): 9806.     CrossRef
  • An Exploratory Study on How and Why Young and Middle-aged Adults Disclose Depressive Feelings to Others: Focusing on the Influence of Perception of Social Norms
    Soontae An, Hannah Lee
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2021; 32(1): 12.     CrossRef
  • Influence of socio-economic deprivation on the change patterns of depression in young adults: Focusing on seven areas of deprivation
    Soo-Bi Lee, Yoonjoo Choi, Hyunok Lee
    Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion.2021; 38(5): 45.     CrossRef