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Ga Eon Lee 12 Articles
Transition Experiences of the Elderly from Long-Term Care Hospital to Home: Focusing on the Elderly Living Alone of Community Care Project
Yun Hee Hwang, Ga Eon Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(3):382-395.   Published online September 30, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.3.382
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Purpose
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the transition experiences of the elderly from long-term care hospitals to their homes.
Methods
The participants were eight elderly medicaid beneficiaries, who had been the subjects from the community care project in Korea. The data were collected with one-on-one interviews from April to November in 2020, and analyzed by phenomenological steps.
Results
The seven themes derived in this study were ‘Space to escape’, ‘Reliable supporter opened the way to discharge’, ‘Comfortable life at home’,‘Obstacles to independent life’, ‘Struggling to live alone’, ‘Fence for community life’, and ‘Energizing in daily life’ Conclusion: The results revealed the positive aspects of Community Care program in Korea. However, it is suggested that active communication between hospitals and community care institutions, and improvement of home environment to live in the community before discharge should be required. And system revision is needed to adjust activity in their home and support health problems of the elderly in the early stage of discharge. The results of this study can be referred to as the foundation of transitional care for the elderly.

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  • Experiences of Transitional Care for Medicaid Case Managers
    Yunhee Hwang, Gaeon Lee
    Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing.2023; 53(5): 556.     CrossRef
Nurses' Experiences of End-of-life Care for Elderly Patients in Long-term Care Hospitals
Chun Yee Lee, Ga Eon Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2020;31(2):199-211.   Published online June 30, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2020.31.2.199
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Purpose
The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the essence and the meaning of nurses’ experiences of end-of-life care (EOLC) for elderly patients in the long-term care hospitals (LTCHs).
Methods
Data were gathered from 12 nurses who had been working at LTCHs in Korea through one-on-one interviews and the data were analyzed by Colaizzi's phenomenological method.
Results
The emergent 5 themes were ‘Doing the best for protecting patients’ life’, ‘Providing a comfortable dying process for patients’, ‘Supporting a family’s keeping on patient’s death’, ‘Reflecting on life’ and ‘Desiring for the establishment of a humanity end-of-life care environment’.
Conclusion
The end-of-life care for the elderly patients includes supporting elderly patients’ comfortable dying process and helping the family keep the death of the elderly. The results indicated that physical facilities and end-of-life nursing capacity should be established in LTCHs for improving the quality of EOLC.

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    Hee Jung Hong
    Korean Journal of Adult Nursing.2023; 35(3): 273.     CrossRef
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    Soo-Jung Chang
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    Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing.2021; 23(3): 311.     CrossRef
The Effect of Health Literacy and Self-care Performance on Health Care Utilization of Medicaid Elderly
Yun Hee Hwang, Ga Eon Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2019;30(4):484-493.   Published online December 31, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2019.30.4.484
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of health literacy and self-care performance on health care utilization of medicaid elderly.
METHODS
A total of 203 medicaid elderly over 65 and living in B-metropolitan city were interviewed. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients and Hierarchical Multiple regression.
RESULTS
The average score of the health literacy was 7.88±2.84 out of 12. The average score of self-care was 3.26±0.77 points on the 5 point scale. The frequency of health care utilization by the subjects was 6.65±5.25 a month. The health literacy and self-care performance showed a statistically significant positive correlation. The health literacy and self-care performance showed a statistically significant negative correlation with health care utilization. The factors affecting health care utilization of the subjects were self-care performance, health literacy, and religion, and the explanatory power was 25%.
CONCLUSION
The results indicate that the self-care performance, health literacy, religion are significant factors of health care utilization in medicaid elderly. Therefore, it is necessary to develop strategies to improve their self-care performance and health literacy for reasonable health care utilization. Also, it is necessary to provide the elderly with correct information about medical use from accessible religious institutions, senior community center, and welfare centers.

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  • Factors influencing handwashing among community dwelling older adults, using the 2021 Community Health Survey: A secondary analysis study
    Yun Hee Hwang, Hye Jung Jun
    Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing.2023; 25(2): 197.     CrossRef
Validation of a Path Model of Vietnamese Migrant Workers' Occupational Stress
Hye Jeong Jeon, Ga Eon Lee, Jung Ok Yu
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2018;29(4):404-413.   Published online December 31, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2018.29.4.404
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to construct and verify a path model for the influencing factors on occupational stress of Vietnamese migrant workers in Korea.
METHODS
Participants were 193 Vietnamese migrant workers recruited from Foreign Workers Support Centers. Data were collected by a self-administered survey with copies of a Questionnaire written in Vietnamese. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficients and path analysis using SPSS/WIN 23.0 and Amos 20.0 program.
RESULTS
Length of residence, homeland friends' and Korean colleagues'supports, and acculturation have been found to have significant direct effects on occupational stress of Vietnamese migrant workers. Meanwhile, Length of residence, homeland friends', Korean colleagues', and their families' supports showed indirect effects on their occupational stress. What had the greatest direct effect on occupational stress of Vietnamese migrant workers was Korean colleagues' support.
CONCLUSION
For reducing occupational stress of Vietnamese migrant workers, it is necessary to strengthen their Korean colleagues' supports in work places. In addition, community organizations should take strategies to enhance homeland friends' supports and to improve acculturation of Vietnamese migrant workers.

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    Research in Community and Public Health Nursing.2023; 34: 108.     CrossRef
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Testing Reliability and Validity of the Person-centered Climate Questionnaire-staff version in Korean for Long-term Care Facilities
Hae Sagong, Da Eun Kim, So Young Bae, Ga Eon Lee, David Edvardsson, Ju Young Yoon
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2018;29(1):11-20.   Published online March 31, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2018.29.1.11
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PURPOSE
To test the reliability and validity of the Korean version of the Person-centered Climate Questionnaire - staff version (KPCQ-S) in long-term care institutions.
METHODS
A total of 297 staff in long-term care institutions including nine nursing homes (NHs) and 4 long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) were included. The KPCQ-S was developed following the WHO guidelines of the process of translation and adaptation of instruments. An internal consistency using Cronbach's α was tested for reliability. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was used to examine the construct validity. Convergent and discriminant validity were examined using Pearson correlation.
RESULTS
EFA demonstrated the construct validity of the 14-item KPCQ-S with three-factor solutions, specifically three factors (safety, everydayness, and community) in NHs and four factors (safety, everydayness, community, and comprehensibility) in LTCHs. Convergent validity was found in the correlation with the work satisfaction (r=.55). The KPCQ-S showed satisfactory internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's α=.91).
CONCLUSION
The KPCQ-S is found to be a reliable and valid tool for measuring staff perceptions of the person centeredness of long-term care environments.

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Person-centered Care and Nursing Service Quality of Nurses in Long-term Care Hospitals
Hae Sagong, Ga Eon Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2016;27(4):309-318.   Published online December 31, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2016.27.4.309
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PURPOSE
This study investigated the correlation between person-centered care (PCC) and nursing service quality of nurses in long-term care hospitals.
METHODS
The subjects were 114 nurses working in 8 long-term care hospitals. Instruments for evaluating PCC and nursing service quality were used. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, two samples-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation and Multiple regression.
RESULTS
The mean of PCC was 3.25±0.45 out of 5 and the nursing service quality was 3.87±0.40. There were significant differences in PCC in terms of age and income satisfaction, the application of their opinions, the satisfaction of hospital managers, administrators and nurse managers. There were significant differences in nursing service quality according to age, position, the satisfaction of hospital managers, administrators and nurse managers. Nurses' PCC showed a significant positive correlation with nursing service quality. Factors influencing nursing service quality included PCC, their position and age and the most influencing one was PCC.
CONCLUSION
This study suggests that the PCC is the strongest affecting element to the quality of nursing service in long-term care hospitals. Therefore, the strategies to improve the practice of person-centered care should be carried out to enhance the quality of nursing service.

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Acculturative Stress and Depression of Vietnamese Immigrant Workers in Korea
Hye Jeong Jeon, Ga Eon Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2015;26(4):380-389.   Published online December 31, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2015.26.4.380
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between acculturative stress and depression of Vietnamese immigrant workers in Korea.
METHODS
The subjects were 230 Vietnamese immigrant workers residing legally in B or K City. Data were collected from July 12, 2014 to August 3, 2014, and were analyzed using the SPSS PASW 21.0 program.
RESULTS
The average level of acculturative stress was 2.91 and there were significant differences in the score according to whether to have a religion, the number of homeland friends, and Korean language skill. The average depression level of the subjects was 15.3 and the level was different significantly according to whether to have a religion, the number of homeland friends, salary, working hours, and Korean language skill. Acculturative stress and depression showed a significant positive correlation with each other. The influencing factors of depression were acculturative stress and the number of homeland friends. The most significant factor was acculturative stress.
CONCLUSION
This result shows the necessity of various programs to diminish acculturative stress to control the depression of immigrant workers.

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The Experiences of Family Caregivers under the Long-term Care Insurance
Eun Young Kim, Ga Eon Lee, Sam Sook Kim, Chun Yee Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(4):347-357.   Published online December 31, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2012.23.4.347
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of family caregivers who care for the elderly under Long-term Care Insurance.
METHODS
Data were collected using focus group interviews and analyzed using a phenomenological approach. The four focus groups consisted of eight caregivers, two social workers and three nurses in B city, Korea.
RESULTS
Five themes were identified: 'Obtaining a care-helper certification for employment', 'Taking care of the elderly in their homes', 'Difficulties due to life changes', 'Difficulties due to reduced wages' and 'Dissatisfaction with the Long-term Care Insurance operating system'.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study demonstrate that the long-term care system for family caregivers faces many systematic challenges in providing care for the elderly harmoniously in their home. To help them succeed in their tasks, Long-term Care Insurance system must offer respite and support programs to family caregivers.

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Influencing Factors on the Need of Community Care Services in the Family Caregivers of Hospital-based Home Care Patients
Mee Young Jang, Ga Eon Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2009;20(4):443-452.   Published online December 31, 2009
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study were to examine the need of community care services and the influencing factors of the need in the family care givers of hospital-based home care patients.
METHODS
Data were collected from 256 family caregivers, who were recruited from 10 hospitals in a metropolitan city. A structured questionnaire on the characteristics of caregivers, resources, and patients was administered. Also, questions on the need of community care services were added. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify the influencing factors of the need for community care services.
RESULTS
The participant needed more transportation service, lease of health care devices, visiting bath, caring, visiting hair dressing than that of housekeeping, short-term care, and day care service. Various variables from the three factors were found to be influenced on the need of community care services.
CONCLUSION
The accessibility of the higher need of community care services should be increased for hospital-based home care users. Also, the factors of Family care giver, Resource, and Patient might be considered to provide community care services of hospital-based home care users.
Relationship between Satisfaction of Volunteering and Meaning in Life of the Elderly: based on Hospital Voluntary Activity
Jae Ha Kim, Ga Eon Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2006;17(3):326-334.   Published online September 30, 2006
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The Experience of Institutionalization by the Elderly
Ga Eon Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2002;13(4):668-678.   Published online December 31, 2002
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PURPOSE
The number of nursing home residents has been increasing in Korea. Nurses need to know the lived experience of relocation of the elderly to long-term care facilities. However studies on this issue has not yet been conducted in Korea Therefore this study was carried out to understand the experience of institutionalization of the elderly using a phenomenological approach.
METHOD
There were 11 participants who consisted of 5 men and 6 women living in 3 different nursing homes. The data was collected through in-depth interviews and participant observation from June 1999 to October 2001 and analyzed by Colazzi's phenomenological method.
RESULT
A total of 275 meaningful statements related to the experience of institutionalization by the elderly were obtained Of the 275 statements. 175 were found as the statements with more general forms 28 themes were grouped into 8 theme clusters. These theme clusters included resentment at their sons irresistible admission humiliation on institutionalization being unbearable to shock grief to unfamiliarity being in agony of outwards regret for self-life and comfort for new residence.
CONCLUSION
Based on these results we con understand the lived experience of institutionalization of the Korean elderly We need to develop a nursing program to help the elderly cope with this crisis and studies about the familys experience on their parents admission to institutionalized facility warrant further exploration.
Life of the Institutionalized Elderly
Ga Eon Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2001;12(1):32-38.   Published online March 31, 2001
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This study focused on the understanding the life of the elderly in the institution by phenomenological method. The participants were seven who were 4 men and 3 women living in the elderly institution in Taegu. The data were collected through the indepth interviews and participant observation from June 20. 1999 to January 10. 2000 and analyzed by phenomenological analytic method by Giorgi. The structure of the meaning were as follows: Unhappy life: irresponsibility, self-centered thought hardness Irresistible life: misfortune, unhealthiness, Reading their son's intention Bitter life: unfair treatment from their sons and daughters betrayed feeling for their being thrown away. Outside oriented life: a fear of other' attention wrong information about institutionalized life maladjustment Self-consolation life: comfortableness convenience. economic merit of low cost. Dissatisfied life: discomfort from communal living unkindness of the institution staffs depreciated social security system economic distress physical pain restrained feeling. Tenacity to their sons and daughters: longingness for their sons and daughters regretableness waiting. Regretable life: remorse for their past life agony guilty loneliness grief self-abandonment. self-depreciation other residents' death in common. Inharmonious life with other residents: complaint conflict ignorance selfishness Yearning life for opposite sex: sexual interest Preparing for their life: control over their body and mind consideration for others. A life with hope: blessing death forever healthfulness affiliation to their family. From the results of this study an education and consultation should be done as soon as possible to remove the negative recognition of the institutional life to the facility residents the family and the future consumers of elderly institution. to minimize the maladjustment to facility life of residents a new program and interventions for the new comer's are needed. The thesis with above results will widen the understandings of institutional residents and an important guidance for a better nursing care in elderly institutions of Korea.

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