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Kyung Im Kang 2 Articles
Community Case Managers’ Experiences of Overcoming Suicide Crises among Late Adolescents in South Korea
Yeo Won Jeong, Kyung Im Kang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):477-484.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.477
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Purpose
Various intervention strategies are needed to reduce the suicide rate among late adolescents. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the factors that can help overcome suicidal tendencies in late adolescents from the perspective of case managers.
Methods
This qualitative study explored the reinforcing factors that can help overcome suicidal behaviors in late adolescents, by conducting focus group interviews with case managers from the local community. Interviews with 10 case managers were recorded and transcribed, and the data were analyzed using the content analysis method.
Results
The main theme of this study was “a step in a new direction”. Three categories were derived: “inner changes”, “another possibility opened up by the interest of significant others”, and “connecting with community resources to help overcome”. Each category had subcategories that influenced the intention and course of action of behaviors to overcome the suicide crises.
Conclusion
Our findings, from the exploration of the experiences of case managers, provide an in-depth understanding of the reinforcing factors for overcoming suicide among late adolescents. They provide useful preliminary data for the development of effective suicide prevention programs for the adolescents.
A Study on Experiences of Health Problems and Coping in Middle-aged and Elderly Women in the Community: Focusing on Focus Group Interview Approach
Yeo Won Jeong, Kyung Im Kang, Byeong Ju Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2020;31(2):119-129.   Published online June 30, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2020.31.2.119
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Purpose
The aim of this qualitative study is to explore the health problems and coping experiences of middle-aged and elderly women in the community.
Methods
A total of five focus group interviews were conducted with three groups of middle-aged and two groups of elderly women. All interviews were recorded and transcribed. Data were analyzed using the content analysis method.
Results
Health problems were categorized as confusion caused by problems that are difficult to handle alone in the middle-aged group and suffering originated by confronting changes in roles and environment in the elderly group. The health problems included stress, suffering, anxiety and social withdrawal as subcategories for the middle-aged women, and the stress, sense of loss, fear, and limited social activities caused by their life events for the elderly women. Meanwhile, the contents of categories about coping were revealed as the beginning of care for the body and mind for healthy life in the middle-aged group and active practice with insight into a healthy lifestyle in the elderly group. While the middle-aged women focused on themselves, attempted changes and started to take care of themselves, the elderly women interacted with the outside world, hardened their mind, made efforts for a dignified death, and managed health by their own methods.
Conclusion
There were differences in the experiences of middle-aged and elderly women in accepting their health problems and coping. Nursing interventions reflecting these findings can help to manage and promote the health of middle-aged and elderly women based on an integrated perspective.

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