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Sang Sook Han 2 Articles
The Effects of Danjeon Breathing Exercise on Vital Capacity, Physical Fitness, Anxiety and Depression among Older Adults
Kyung Sun Hyun, Jeong Sook Won, Won Ock Kim, Sang Sook Han, Ji A Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2009;20(4):474-482.   Published online December 31, 2009
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Danjeon Breathing Exercise (DBE) on vital capacity, physical fitness, anxiety and depression among older adults.
METHODS
This study employed the nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The experimental group participated in a 12-week DBE program. Vital capacity and physical fitness were measured with a health measurement system (HELMAS). Anxiety and depression were measured with SCL-90-R-K. Data were collected from 37 community-dwelling older adults (experimental group=21, control group=16) in the Seoul metropolitan area. The data were analyzed by chi2-test, Mann-Whitney test and ANCOVA.
RESULTS
The experimental group taking DBE reported significant increases in flexibility than the control group, but differences in vital capacity and balance were not significant. Older adults taking DBE showed significant decreases in the anxiety and depression levels.
CONCLUSION
A DBE program may be a useful nursing intervention for older adults to improve their flexibility and to reduce anxiety and depression.
The Estimated Factors for School Adaptation on School Aged Children by General Characteristics: 5 Elementary Schools
Sang Sook Han, Eun Sun Ji
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2003;14(4):707-716.   Published online December 31, 2003
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PURPOSE
This study was to examine estimation variables and predicted probability for school-aged children's school adaptation.
METHODS
The subjects of this study consisted of 614 children. Data were analyzed by logistic regression using SPSS Windows 11.0.
RESULTS
1. Girls adjusted themselves 1.65 times easier than boys, and 5th- and 6th-graders adjusted themselves slightly easier than 4th-graders. Children with monthly pocket money lower than 10,000 won adjust adjusted 2.92 times easier than those with a larger amount of pocket money, unhealthy children adjusted themselves 2.44 times easier than healthy ones, and children with low academic achievement adjusted themselves 2.68 times easier than those with high academic achievements. 2. As for family economic status, children who thought the economic condition of their family poor adjusted themselves 2.41 times easier than those who thought the economic condition of their family fine. As for conversation with people, children conversing with families and relatives adjusted themselves 2.69 times easier and those conversing with friends and others adjusted themselves 2.71 times easier than those conversing with none. Children from normal families adjusted themselves 3.44 times easier than those from deficiency families. 4. The overall prediction rate was 73.9%.
CONCLUSIONS
It is concluded that nurses, teachers and parents are important in improving school-aged children's adaptation to school life.

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