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Soo Yeon Ahn 1 Article
The Effects of Customized Home Visiting Health Service in Gangwon-do: Focused on Hypertension and DM Clients
Soon Ok Yang, Soo Yeon Ahn, Eun Shil Yim, Myung Soon Kwon
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2008;19(1):88-100.   Published online March 31, 2008
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PURPOSE
This study was to present the effects of home visiting health service on hypertension and DM clients.
METHOD
The one-group pretest-posttest design was applied to 127 hypertension and 116 DM clients. To evaluate the effects of visiting nursing service, biological indexes and self-care abilities were measured from April to July, 2007.
RESULT
Biological indexes and self-care abilities were improved in the hypertension and DM clients who received visiting nursing service. Especially, blood pressure and fasting blood sugar showed a dramatic decrease.
CONCLUSION
Home visiting health service by public health centers is considered to be an effective nursing service in Gangwon-do. Therefore, case management is demanded not only for hypertension and DM but also for other chronic diseases.

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