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Dong Ok Kim 3 Articles
An Exploratory Study of Factors associated with the Health Behavior of Working Elderly with Chronic Diseases
Dong Ok Kim, Soon Nyung Yun
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(4):395-404.   Published online December 31, 2012
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This study aimed to identify the health behaviors of working elderly Koreans aged 65 over and examined the socio-demographic and disease-related factors by health behaviors.
This study used data obtained from the 2nd basic survey of the 2008 Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing. We selected 381 working elderly having one or more of the diseases hypertension, diabetes, heart disease or cerebrovascular disease.
78.9% out of the subjects have hypertension, 31.2% have diabetes, 12.3% have heart disease, and 6.3% have cerebrovascular disease. Compared to the health behaviors of the general elderly, the rate of the practice of regular exercise among the subjects was lower, but the smoking and drinking rate were higher. The significant variables associated with health behavior practice rates were gender, type of work, subjective health status and chronic diseases.
The type of work of the elderly with chronic diseases was significantly associated with health behaviors. Consequently, this study found that continuous care programs for the working elderly with chronic diseases should be developed and provided as an occupational health service when the jobs are offered to them.


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The Effects of Exercise Program for the Elderly
Tae Im Kim, Kang Yi Lee, Young Im Park, Myung Hee Jun, In Ja Kim, Eun Ju Kim, Dong Ok Kim, Ji Hyun Kim, Yun Jung Kwon
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2006;17(3):335-345.   Published online September 30, 2006
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Analysis of Researches on Nursing Intervention for Elderly Health Promotion from 1994 to 2004
Tae Im Kim, Kang Yi Lee, Young Im Park, Myung Hee Jun, In Ja Kim, Eun Ju Kim, Dong Ok Kim, Yun Jung Kwon
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2005;16(4):446-457.   Published online December 31, 2005
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The purpose of this study was to analyse researches on nursing intervention for elderly health promotion.
A literature review of 38 researches was carried out using guidelines developed by the present researchers.
The research papers studied in this research were theses written for doctoral or master's degree and published between 1994 to 2004. These researches applied nursing intervention for health promotion of elders and used experimental study design. The average period of nursing intervention was about 9 weeks and the average frequency was three times per week. As for major characteristics of subject groups, most of them were over 65 years old (76.3%) and resided in community (65.8%), and each group consisted of 10 to 29 elders. The dependent variables used in these studies included physiological variables (blood pressure, blood cholesterol level, pulmonary function, fasting blood sugar, blood cortisol level, body mass etc.), psychologic variables (depression, quality of life, life satisfaction, loneliness, anxiety etc.), cognitive variables (perceived benefits, perceived barriers, self-efficacy, self-concept, subjective health status etc.), activities of daily livings, health promotion behavior, pain, risks of fall, and variables related to Trans Theoretical Model. The majority of these studies (78.9%) applied exercise programs for health promotion including exercise motivating programs (15.8%).
We suggest that more various nursing interventions must be applied to promote elders' health and to take care of their chronic diseases.

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