Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

RCPHN : Research in Community and Public Health Nursing


Author index

Page Path
HOME > Browse articles > Author index
Ok Hee Ahn 4 Articles
A Study on Global Nursing Practice Education Experience
Eun Sil Cho, Myoung Hee Seo, Soo Ok You, Ok Hee Ahn, Myeoung Hi Song
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):485-496.   Published online December 31, 2021
  • 625 View
  • 23 Download
AbstractAbstract PDF
This study attempted to obtain basic data for developing a global nursing practice education program.
The data collection period was from July 2 to 11, 2020. The study participants were professors with experience in design, operation and management of global nursing practice education or experts with experience in international cooperation projects, and 8 people who agreed to participate in focus group interview (FGI). FGI was conducted twice in total and the directed content analysis method was applied.
The categories of ‘practice design’ are ‘growing as a global nursing leader’ and ‘working together towards one goal’. The categories of ‘practice operation’ are ‘watching, listening, and performing’, ‘self-directed organizing from preparation to finishing’, and ‘learning the value of participation rather than grades’. The category of 'practice management' is 'one's own weight to carry'.
Global nursing practice education aims one goal - growing as a global nursing leader - and is self-directed course from preparation to an end with watching, listening and performing together. It is about learning the value of participation rather than grades. This can be used as basic data for the design, operation and management of global nursing practice education in the future.
The Attitude, Use and Adverse Effects of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapies among Vulnerable, Community Dwelling Old Adults
Young Im Park, Mi Sook Song, Ok Hee Ahn, Soon Ok Yang, In Sook Lee, Hye Sun Hyun
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2014;25(1):1-11.   Published online March 31, 2014
  • 931 View
  • 2 Download
  • 4 Citations
AbstractAbstract PDF
The purpose of this study is to obtain information of use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) and any reported adverse effects of them on vulnerable elders in a community.
1,837 elderly subjects aged 65 or higher with health problems were selected from those who were enrolled in a public health care center and received visiting health management services. A proportional stratified sampling method was used. Data collection was completed by face to face interviews using a structured questionnaire. The descriptive statistics and chi2-test were used to analyze the data.
The prevalence of CAM use last year was 57.5%, and 10.4% of the subjects reported adverse effects of the therapies. The mean score of the subjects' attitudes towards CAM was 4.1+/-3.44 (range 1~10). The major sources of advice and exposure to CAM therapies were most likely to be from family and friends (72.5%). The primary reason for choosing CAM was to manage symptoms and relieve pain (86.6%).
These findings suggest the need to develop nursing strategies for reducing and preventing adverse effects of CAM use by promoting awareness of using safe and appropriate CAM therapies.


Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • The Effect of Hand Press Pellet Therapy on Arthralgia, Ankylosis, and Depression in Elderly Women with Knee Osteoarthritis
    Hyojung Park, Hyeri Yang
    The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing.2020; 23(1): 27.     CrossRef
  • Illness uncertainty and complementary and alternative medicine use in patients undergoing hemodialysis
    Hae Ok Jeon, Bo Hye Kim, Oksoo Kim
    Nursing & Health Sciences.2019; 21(3): 375.     CrossRef
  • The Perception and Utilization patterns of Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome
    Kyoung Ran Kong, Eun Nam Lee, Won Tae Jeong
    Journal of muscle and joint health.2016; 23(3): 187.     CrossRef
  • Health Status and the Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in the Community Dwelling Pre-elderly and Elderly
    Myung-Sill Chung, Kyung-Choon Lim
    The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing.2015; 18(1): 46.     CrossRef
The Effects of a Low Intensity Excercise Program on Psychosocial Factors of Excercise and Physical Factors in Elderly Women
Mi Ra Nam, Young Hee Kim, Ok Hee Ahn, Bok Sun Yang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2007;18(3):373-381.   Published online September 30, 2007
  • 195 View
  • 0 Download
AbstractAbstract PDF
An exercise program, which was composed of motions simple and easy to follow, was developed and applied to aged women as a way to improve their health conditions.
To ascertain the effects of the exercise, which was conducted twice a week and 16 times in total for 8 weeks from September 10 to November 5, 2005 in two experimental groups (31 persons) and a control group (31 persons), this study conducted quasi-experiments of nonequivalent control group pre-post test design. Data were analyzed using SPSS/PC Win 10.0, the reliability of the measuring tools using Cronbach's alpha, the verification of equivalence for general properties and dependent variables using Chi-square test and t-test, and the verification of hypotheses using t-test and ANCOVA.
After the exercise program, the aged women showed profitable evaluation of decisional balance, high feeling of self-efficacy as well as improved subjective awareness of health. Their diastolic blood pressure and total cholesterol were also reduced significantly after the exercise.
After the conduct of the exercise program for 8 weeks, aged women showed increased profitable decisional balance, self-efficacy and subjective awareness of health. This suggests that continuous and proper exercise is effective as an intervention for health improvement for the aged as well as the prevention of and recovery from geriatric diseases.
Coping with Experiences in Multiple Chronic Diseases in the Rural Elderly
Eun Ok Joung, Sung Bok Kwon, Ok Hee Ahn
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2007;18(1):32-41.   Published online March 31, 2007
  • 187 View
  • 0 Download
AbstractAbstract PDF
The purpose of this study was to describe how the rural elderly cope with experiences in multiple chronic diseases.
Data were collected through participant observation and in-depth interview using ethnography. The participants were 9 women and 2 men who aged over 65, were living in rural community, and had experienced two or more chronic diseases.
According to the results of this study, those who had experienced multiple chronic diseases went through the stages of 'recognizing of revealed symptoms', 'discovering of disease', 'overcoming', 'neglecting', 'discovering another disease', 'being frustrated' and 'living with suffering'.
The results of this study are expected to be utilized as basic materials to develop a nursing intervention program for effective management of chronic diseases.

RCPHN : Research in Community and Public Health Nursing