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Caregivers' Experience of Violence and Coping with It in Nursing Homes
Eun Young Lee, Hee Sun Kang, Kyung Hee Kim, Kyung Sook Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(2):134-143.   Published online June 30, 2012
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The purpose of this study is to investigate verbal, physical and sexual violence to caregivers in nursing home workplaces.
This cross-sectional study was done from October 17 to 31, 2011 at eight randomly selected nursing homes in Seoul and one nursing home in Gyeonggi, South Korea. This study explored their responses to violence and violent situations, and then investigated on how caregivers coped with workplace violence.
The results of this study show that most caregivers in nursing homes experience some form of violence. Verbal violence was more frequent than physical or sexual violence. Verbal and physical violence occurred most often while they were changing the clothes of patients and sexual violence occurred most often while they were showering patients. After experiencing violence, caregivers most often dealt with the situation by informing their colleagues of what was happened.
These results suggest that institutional and administrative measures must be implemented to increase the prevention of violence against caregivers and to improve effective measures to deal with violence once it has occurred. Violence in nursing homes can be reduced through the combination of appropriate responses by caregivers and proper education of both patients and caregivers.


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Factors Influencing Run Away Impulse in Early Adolescents
Seung Hee Ryu, Kyung Sook Park, Min Sook Seo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(1):1-12.   Published online March 31, 2012
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This study carried out a preliminary analysis of available literature and used the ecological approach to define a research hypothesis with focus on individual, family, and school variables related to early adolescents' urge to run away. This study also aimed to examine the influence of each of these variables in order to build a forecast model showing which variables have more influential on early adolescents' urge to run away.
Materials were collected from 433 male and female fifth- and sixth-grade students at two schools in Gyeonggi Province. Analysis was carried out using SPSS/WIN 18.0. Frequency analysis, chi2-test, t-test, correlation analysis and logistic regression analysis were conducted.
The results indicate that personal factors related to runaway impulse are gender and previous runaway attempts, family-related factor family functionality, and school-related factor the area of stress from study.
Based on the study results as above, individual, family, and school interventions need to be developed.

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