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Hye Suk Kim 2 Articles
Agitation in Home-dwelling Persons with Dementia and Coping Behaviors in Primary Care-givers to the Agitation
Hye Suk Kim, Hee Ok Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(3):256-265.   Published online September 30, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.0000/jkachn.2012.23.3.256
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate agitation in home-dwelling persons with dementia and coping behaviors of primary family care-givers to agitation.
METHODS
The research was designed as a descriptive study. A total of two hundred and five subjects had participated in this study. To measure agitation in persons with dementia, Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory was used. To measure coping behaviors of primary family care-givers to the agitation, a questionnaire was used. Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe test were used to answer the research objectives.
RESULTS
'Repetitive mannerisms' and 'repeating sentences' were the most commonly occurred agitation in home-dwelling persons with dementia. 'Leaving the situation', 'allowing certain time', and 'soothing by talking' were the most common coping behaviors occurred in primary care-givers.
CONCLUSION
The findings of the current study would provide meaningful data to develop nursing programs to control agitation for home-dwelling persons with dementia and education programs for primary care-givers to cope with persons' agitation.
A survey on the Needs of Residents' Health Education in a Community
Myeong Ja Moon, Myung Suk Lee, Yung Sook Jang, Hee Chung Choi, Hye Ja Kim, Hye Suk Kim, Mi Sun Park, Ja Yun Choi
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2004;15(1):44-55.   Published online March 31, 2004
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PURPOSE
S: Purposes of this study were to assess the needs of health education of residents and to determine the difference according to their general characteristics in a community.
METHOD
Subjects consisted of 599 residents who live in the vicinity of M Catholic University, S-dong, M city, Jeollanam-do. Data were collected by 6 research assistants, using a self-reported questionnaire from July 1, 2003 to July 31, 2003.
RESULTS
Subjects were mostly female (58.8%), 20-30 years old(45.2%), married (70.1%), high school graduates(42.1%), have an occupation(73.1%), have incomes less than 1,000,000 won(54.2%) and have a religion(59.8%), and the family type of the subjects was primarily nuclear(64.1%). The need for education about 'family health care management and medical examination' was the highest in 8 domains. The need for education about 'cancer' was the highest and 'family health care', 'stress and strategies', 'introduction of medical examination' and 'oral care' followed in 41 items. The differences in the needs of health education in all domains was found according to subjects' general characteristics.
CONCLUSION
Further research is needed to develop a health education program based on participants' needs and general characteristics.

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