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Kwang Soo Yoo 2 Articles
The Effects of Foot Reflexology on Arthralgia, Ankylosis, Depression, and Sleep in Community-dwelling Elderly Women with Osteoarthritis
Chung Soon Kim, Kwang Soo Yoo, Se Hwa Hong
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2014;25(3):207-216.   Published online September 30, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2014.25.3.207
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PURPOSE
This study was conducted to examine the effects of foot reflexology on arthralgia, ankylosis, depression and sleep in community-dwelling elderly women with osteoarthritis.
METHODS
The research adopted a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Participants were 47 elderly women: 22 in the experimental group and 25 in the control group. The experimental group received foot reflexology twice a week for 4 weeks. The results were analyzed using chi2-test, t-test, and ANCOVA with the SPSS/WIN 21.0 program.
RESULTS
The results showed that foot reflexology was statistically significantly effective in reducing arthralgia, ankylosis, and depression and in improving the quality of sleep as evidenced by differences between two groups.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study indicated that foot reflexology is an effective nursing intervention in reducing arthralgia, ankylosis, and depression, and improving the quality of sleep. Therefore, it is necessary to develop foot reflexology as an independent nursing intervention for elderly women with osteoarthritis in community.

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    Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science.2015; 17(2): 123.     CrossRef
The Effectiveness of Dementia Education for the Nursing Method of Family Caregivers of the Demented Elderly
Kwang Soo Yoo, Eun Sun So
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2014;25(2):97-108.   Published online June 30, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2014.25.2.97
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PURPOSE
This study attempted to identify the effectiveness and substantiality of a dementia education program for family caregivers of the demented elderly.
METHODS
This quasi-experimental study using a nonequivalent control pretest-posttest design was carried out from April 15 to July 29 in 2012 with 137 subjects divided into an experimental group (n=70) and a control group (n=67). This study examined the subjects' general characteristics, and evaluated their nursing method four times, respectively, before the intervention, right after the intervention, and 2 and 4 weeks after the intervention, and then analyzed collected data through t-test and chi2-test.
RESULTS
In the experimental group that had received the dementia education, the nursing method score was significantly higher right after the intervention (t=8.33, p<.001) and 2 weeks after the intervention (t=8.01, p<.001) than before the intervention, but their score 4 weeks after the intervention was not significantly different from that of the control group (t=1.08, p=.28).
CONCLUSION
The dementia education was found to be effective in improving the nursing method of family caregivers of the demented elderly. This study implies that further follow-up dementia education is necessary between 2 and 4 weeks to maintain the effectiveness.

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    Korean Journal of Adult Nursing.2019; 31(1): 14.     CrossRef
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    Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education.2019; 25(1): 103.     CrossRef
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    Korean Journal of Adult Nursing.2019; 31(4): 351.     CrossRef

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