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Eun Ok Choi 2 Articles
Effects of Exercise Program for Workers in Small Enterprises
Hye Jin Hyun, Soon Nyoung Yoon, Eun Ok Choi
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2001;12(2):338-343.   Published online September 30, 2001
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Physical activity is one of important factors of the chronic disease. It was reported that Most of Korean workers didn't take exercise regularly. The purpose of this study is testing effects of exercise program, based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. 30 subjects participating in this study are workers in small enterprises and have not taken exercise regularly. Exercise program, which includes education, support, monitoring, and counseling, was conducted for 6 weeks. Effects of this program was evaluated by the change of exercise, attitude, subjective norm, perceived control, intention of exercise, perceived health states, and fatigue. The results of this study can be summarized as follows: 1. There was the significant difference between pre and post-test in the subjective norm, perceived control, and intention of exercise, but not the significant difference in the attitude of exercise. 2. 53.3% of the subject of this study had taken exercise regulary in the post-test. 3. There was not the significant difference in the perceived health states and fatigue. From the results, it can be concluded that the exercise program is effective, leading to the change of intention and exercise rate. On the other hand, it was not effective in Physiological aspects. It seems that these result was due to short term program. Thus, it can be recommended that studies are needed with longer term program and larger sample.
Development of Empowerment Program for the Diabetes Patients and the Experiences of Diabetes Patient's Empowerment Process: A Grounded Theory Methodology Approach
Eun Ok Choi
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2001;12(2):317-328.   Published online September 30, 2001
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The purposes of this study were to develop the empowerment education program, to describe the experiences of diabetes patient's empowerment process and to develop a theoretical model of the diabetes patient's empowerment process.
METHOD
1.: The development of the empowerment program for the diabetes patients : The strategies of the empowerment education program were enhancement of problem - solving, decision making, self-efficacy, self-control, participation and mutual support.
METHOD
2.: According to the grounded theory methodology of Strauss and Corbin, the qualitative data was collected with in depth interviews and participants observations until its saturation when the 25 consented subjects were participating and interacting with the other subjects in the empowerment education program.
RESULTS
With the analysis of the data, 29 categories were generated. The core category generated, which was a central phenomenon of the empowerment process, was named powerlessness. The intervening conditions facilitating or impeding the empowerment process were discovered as supportive systems through the participation of group meeting, problem solving dialogue, and the knowledge deficit of self-care. The action/interaction strategies were developed as the paricipating, dialoguing, questioning, supporting system, self-controlling, self efficacy, enhancing self-esteem, stress relaxing and instillation of hope.

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