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Moon Sook Hwang 6 Articles
Factors Related to Long-term Hospital Length of Stay and Opinions on Discharge-related Community-based Medical and Welfare Service on Elderly Patients with Chronic Diseases in Korean Veterans Hospitals
Young Mi Yoon, Jin Hee Park, Moon Sook Hwang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2022;33(4):357-371.   Published online December 31, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2022.33.4.357
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Purpose
This study aims to investigate factors related to long-term length of stay (LOS) of patients with chronic diseases in Korean veterans hospitals. Methods: The subjects were 196 elderly patients with chronic disease staying in the hospital for more than 10 days, Data were collected by the survey of patients with structured questionnaires and medical records review by nurses from July 15 to August 10, 2019. Collected data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression. Results: The present and desired LOS were 37.78±32.66 days and 60.87±45.95 days, respectively. Factors affecting hospital LOS were found to be main disease (genitourinary) (p<.001), assistance in activities of daily living (p<.001), area of hospital (p<.001), payment of medical fees (p=.026), hospital satisfaction (p=.036) and the explanatory power of these variables was 26.4%. The most common health problems that need to be solved after discharge were symptom alleviation and health promotion. These problems can be solved using community-based facility services or visiting medical-welfare services (especially home care nursing). Conclusion: In order to reduce hospital LOS, the following measures are required: personalized self-management education, provision of transportation services for dialysis therapy of inactive patients, linking patients with visiting medical-welfare services including home care nursing and mobile healthcare services, operation of the case management system including the notice of the discharge date at admission, interim check of patient status, and connecting the patient with community resources or transferring the patient to long-term care facilities at discharge.
Difficulties and Coping Experienced by Advanced Practice Nurses in Home Health Nursing Field
Moon Sook Hwang, Hak Young Park, Soo Jung Chang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2020;31(2):143-155.   Published online June 30, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2020.31.2.143
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Purpose
This study aimed to explore the difficulties and coping that advanced practice nurses (APNs) experience in home health nursing field.
Methods
The participants were 12 APNs who had experience in home health nursing for over 5 years. Data were collected through two focus group interviews between August and September, 2017. The results were analyzed using a qualitative content analysis.
Results
Out of 10 sub-categories and 29 codes, 4 categories emerged: “crushed by the responsibilities as the only healthcare professional”, “worn out by family who interfere with work”, “anxiety about my safety being threatened” and “using self-learned know-hows”.
Conclusion
APNs face difficulties due to the environmental characteristics of the homes, the characteristics of chronically critically ill (CCI) patients and their families, and legal or systematical limitations when dealing with problems based on their personal competence. In order to ensure that professional nursing care is more readily provided to CCI patients through home health nursing services in local communities, it is imperative that support systems at the organizational and institutional levels be established in a systematic way to resolve the issues faced by APNs.

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    Eunjoo Kim, Hyori Kim
    The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education.2023; 29(2): 138.     CrossRef
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    Su Kyoung Kim, Yu Seong Hwang, Minsu Ock, Heui Sug Jo
    Journal of Korean Medical Science.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
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    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2021; 18(17): 9309.     CrossRef
Impediment in Activity of Daily Living and Social Support for Rural Elderly Farmers Undergoing Nerve Block due to Low Back Pain
In Young Choi, Moon Sook Hwang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2019;30(2):206-216.   Published online June 30, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2019.30.2.206
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PURPOSE
This study is to investigate the low back pain, social support, impediment in daily living activities and to identify factors affecting impediment in elderly farmer' daily living activities.
METHODS
The participants were 128 elderly farmers who had received nerve block. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire from February to March, 2018. They were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, pearson's correlation coefficient, and linear multiple regression.
RESULTS
The score of low back pain was 6.27±1.69 (10 points), that of social support 2.92±0.76 (1~5 points), and that of impediment in activity of daily living 2.01±0.82 (0~5 points). Factors affecting impediment in activity of daily living were found to include age (p=.017), daily hours of farm work (p<.001), fear for the nerve block (p<.001), low back pain (p<.001), and social support (p<.001); the explanatory power of these variables was 58.8%.
CONCLUSION
This study has found the controllable factors affecting impediment in activity of daily living among the rural elderly engaging in farm work include low back pain, social support, and daily farming hours. Therefore, to reduce impediment in activity of daily living among them, it is necessary to develop nursing interventions that can improve impediment in activity of daily living through reduction of daily farming hours using local resources. It is also desirable to improve their health status by reducing low back pain, and develop and apply social supports with health education programs that fit the local resources and the needs of the rural elderly.

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  • Factors Related to Long-term Hospital Length of Stay and Opinions on Discharge-related Community-based Medical and Welfare Service on Elderly Patients with Chronic Diseases in Korean Veterans Hospitals
    Young Mi Yoon, Jin Hee Park, Moon Sook Hwang
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2022; 33(4): 357.     CrossRef
Seoul Teacher's Satisfaction with and Needs for Health Examination and Health Promotion Programs
Na Mi Chun, Jae Hee Yoon, Chae Yoon Kim, Na Mi Hwang, Young Sook Kim, Moon Sook Hwang, Hyun Ju Chae
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(2):155-164.   Published online June 30, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2012.23.2.155
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate Seoul teacher's satisfaction with and needs for health examination and health promotion programs.
METHODS
The participants were 3,186 teachers in Seoul. Data were collected through an on-line survey system from November 16 to December 7, 2008. Collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and Scheffe's test using PASW 18.0 program.
RESULTS
Teacher's satisfaction with teacher health examination was low and needs for detailed tests of cancer and vocal cord disorders were high. Teacher's satisfaction with teacher health promotion programs was low and needs for stress management, exercise and vocal cord protection program were high.
CONCLUSION
Vocal cord disorders should be included in teacher health examination and vocal cord protection program should be provided for teacher's health promotion. Stress management and exercise program should also be provided for teacher's health promotion.
Medication Status and Adherence of the Elderly under Home Care Nursing
Young Hee Kim, Mi Kyoung Lee, Sung Ja Lee, Myung Sook Cho, Moon Sook Hwang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2011;22(3):290-301.   Published online September 30, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2011.22.3.290
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PURPOSE
This study is a descriptive research intended to clarify the medication status of community-dwelling elders and to identify factors affecting their medication adherence.
METHODS
Data were collected using questionnaires and interviews from 101 subjects who had taken prescribed drugs for at least 7 days sampled among elderly people using home care nursing at a general hospital in Seoul.
RESULTS
According to the results of this study, medication adherence measured by pill counting was 88.3% and that measured by self-reporting was 94.6%. There were statistically significant differences in medication adherence according to major disease (p=.006), the number of admissions (p=.032), the number of drugs (p=.051), the frequency of medication (p=.026), and depression (r=-.205). In addition, depression was found to be a significant variable explaining the medication adherence with explanatory power 3.8% (p=.035).
CONCLUSION
The presence of depression affected the elderly subjects' the medication adherence. Therefore, more concern and educational approaches are required to encourage elderly people to comply correctly with medication regimens particularly for elderly patients who have a malignant or long-lasting disease or who have to take multiple drugs or maintain a daily dosing frequency.

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    Korean Journal of Adult Nursing.2017; 29(6): 615.     CrossRef
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An Analysis of the Elderly Care and Management in Hospital-Based Home Care Agencies
Chong Rye Song, Im Ok Kang, Yun Ok Kim, Hea Sook Jo, Moon Sook Hwang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2008;19(4):660-672.   Published online December 31, 2008
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PURPOSE
To analyze the home care services provided to the elderly aged 65 and older by a hospital-based home care agencies and to investigate the effects of long-term care insurance for the elderly.
METHOD
The subjects were the home care service recipients aged 65 and older in 172 hospital-based, home care agencies registered in Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service in January, 2007. The data were collected using a questionnaire from March 16 to April 15, 2007. The questionnaire return rate was 43.8%.
RESULT
The hospital-based home care agencies were able to visit 66.5% of the national administrative districts. Of the home care service recipients, over 50% were 65 years old and older. About 43% of the agencies reported that over 50% of their patients would be subject to the long-term care insurance. They expressed concern that home care services would be withdrawn once the insurance system is initiated.
CONCLUSION
This study suggests that hospital-based home care agencies need to manage home care services with long-term care insurance. It also recommends developing guidelines for the use of services and referrals.

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