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Hee Seung Kim 2 Articles
Diabetic Patients of the Community
Hee Seung Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Kyung Mi Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2004;15(4):648-654.   Published online December 31, 2004
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate the depression trends by gender in type2 diabetic patients.
METHOD
One hundred Participants were recruited from the endocrinology outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital in an urban city. Depression was measured using the Beck Depression Inventory. Glycosylated hemoglobin was determined by a high-performance liquid chromatography technique. Fasting plasma glucose and 2-hour post-prandial blood glucose were analyzed by the glucose oxidase method.
RESULTS
The Depression score was significantly higher in diabetic women (10.4) than in male diabetic patients (7.8). In male diabetic patients, depression was positively correlated with glycosylated hemoglobin (r=0.35, p= 0.006). However, there was no correlation between depression and glycosylated hemoglobin in female diabetic patients.
CONCLUSION
These findings indicate that depression score was significantly higher in female diabetic patients and the depression was positively correlated with glycosylated hemoglobin in male diabetic patients.
Computer Input Frequency of Blood Glucose Self Testing in Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Hee Seung Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2004;15(1):29-35.   Published online March 31, 2004
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate the computer input frequency of blood glucose self-testing in type2 diabetic patients, for three months.
METHOD
39 participants were recruited from the endocrinology outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital in an urban city. The computer input frequencies were measured by patients' log in and input of http://www.biodang.com. Glycosylated haemoglobin was determined by a high-performance liquid chromatography technique and fasting blood glucose was analyzed by the glucose oxidase method. Diabetes knowledge was measured by a 19-item diabetes knowledge test.
RESULTS
The computer input frequency of before breakfast blood glucose was 33.5 for three months. The total blood glucose input frequency tended to be lower in female, aged patients, middle school graduates, those who have no spouse and job, those who have no insulin treatment, obese subjects, and hyperglycemia patients, than in their counterparts. The diabetic knowledge was positively correlated with the computer input frequency of blood glucose self-testing.
CONCLUSION
An educational program should be developed to increase the computer input frequency of blood glucose self-testing in type2 diabetic patients.

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