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Ji Sook Kang 2 Articles
Predictors for Incidence of Delirium after Musculoskeletal Operation in Elderly Patients
Unjong Choi, Sun Ja Kim, Ji Sook Kang
STRESS. 2019;27(2):139-145.   Published online June 30, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2019.27.2.139
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Background:

This study was purpose to identify predictors for incidence of delirium after musculoskeletal operation in elderly patients.

Methods:

A total of 104 elderly patients over 65 years with musculoskeletal operation was participated in this study. After IRB approval, the study period was between April and August, 2017, and the data were collected using by structured questionnaires (MMSE-K, GDSSF-K, Nu-DESC). Collected data were analyzed by descriptive analysis, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson’s correlation, and logistic regression using SPSS 22.0 statistical program.

Results:

The average score of participant’s cognition and depression were 24.85±4.51, 5.27±1.80. 34 (32.7%) participants had cognitive impairment and 83 (79.5%) participant were ruled out depression. As cognitive function, there were significant differences in gender, age, marital status, education, job, house and caregiver. As depression, there were significant differences by aids, operation history and perceived health. There were significantly negative correlations cognitive impairment and depression. The incidence of delirium in participants was 21.2%. During post operation three day, the incident rate of delirium over 9%. The strong predictor was cognitive impairment for incidence of delirium after musculoskeletal operation in participants.

Conclusions:

Therefore, it is suggested that geriatric nursing intervention for strengthening cognition of musculoskeletal operation in elderly patients.

Effect of Uncertainty and Resilience on Stress for Cancer Patients
Unjong Choi, Young Sim Kim, Ji Sook Kang
STRESS. 2018;26(3):250-256.   Published online September 30, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2018.26.3.250
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Background:

This study was conducted to identify factors affecting perceived stress for cancer patients.

Methods:

A total of 104 cancer patients in a university hospital located in J province were participated. After IRB approval, the study period was between April and September, 2017, and the data were collected using by structured questionnaires. Collected data were analyzed by descriptive analysis, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson’s correlation, and multiple regression using SPSS 22.0 statistical program.

Results:

The average score of uncertainty, resilience, and stress were 96.17, 88.54, and 17.76. As resilience, there were significant differences by spouse (t=−2.042, p=.044) and pain. As stress perceived, there were significant differences by spouse (t=−2.304, p=.023) and pain (t=2.097, p=.038). There were significantly positive correlations stress and uncertainty (r=.286, p=<.001). In addition there were significantly negative correlation between stress resilience (r=−.287, p=.003). In this study factors affecting stress perceived were spouse (β=.337, p<.001),resilience (β=−.335, p<.001), pain (β=.206, p=.023) and uncertainty (β=.204, p=.022). The factors explained 32% of perceived stress.

Conclusions:

Therefore, it is suggested that strategies of pain management and nursing intervention for strengthening emotional support including uncertainty and resilience management for cancer patients.


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