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Sook Young Kim 3 Articles
The Relation between Social Support and Loneliness in Migrant Workers
Soon Hee Lee, Shin Jeong Kim, Young Joo Lee, Sook Young Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2009;20(1):67-74.   Published online March 31, 2009
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate the actual condition of social support and loneliness and to examine of the relation between social support and loneliness in migrant workers.
METHODS
One hundred and thirty migrant workers were sampled from two churches located at Seoul and Gyeonggi-do in order to collect basic data onmigrant workers from August to December, 2007 using a questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation, t-test and ANOVA test.
RESULTS
1) The average scores of social support and loneliness were 3.73 +/- 0.31 and 2.57 +/- 0.31, respectively. 2) With respect to the general characteristics of subjects, there was no statistically significant difference in social support, but there was a significant difference in loneliness according to religion (t=2.586, p=.001). 3) The correlation coefficient between social support and loneliness was not significant (r=-.010, p=.929).
CONCLUSION
Social support should be considered in nursing intervention to decrease the level of loneliness in migrant workers. More studies are needed to identify variables influencing social support and loneliness in migrant workers.
A Study on BMI, Self-esteem and Attitude toward Body Shape Perceived by Obese Adults
Hwan Suk Choi, Sook Young Kim, Sun Young Moon, Shin Jeong Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2006;17(4):501-511.   Published online December 31, 2006
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A Study on Occupational Care Diver Though Nurse's Experiences in General Hospitals
Hae Soon Kim, Sook Young Kim, Mi Sung Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 1994;5(2):216-226.   Published online December 31, 1994
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This study attempted to analize nurse's experiences about care giver including nurse's recognition of occupational care giver's existence, the helping part of occupational care giver's activities, problems between occupational care giver and nurse, and correlations between reasons of problems and each variable. The subjects of the study are 218 nurses who are working at general hospitals. The study informations gathered by using structured questionnaire which consisted of 38 items. The reliability of the instrument was cronhach's 0.8310. The collected data was analized by spss program for the statistics of percent, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson's correlation. The study results were as follows : 1. For the nurse's recognition of occupational care giver's existence 70.2% of nurses(153 nurses) who felt occupaitional care giver's existence was helpful. The result showed 2.20 when transfered to score. 2. Occupational care giver's activities which were helpful to nurses were in order of following : simple serving, personal hygiene, companion of talking, room arrangement, and saftey management. 3. Among 10 items of the problems which nurses having experiences with occupational care givers, 4 items were related with nurses directly. 88.4% of the reasons of the problems were due to lack of occupational care giver's eduction. 4. For the relationships of general characteristics and nurse's reason of problems there was the significant difference in the nurse's status and education. There was the significant difference showed in the group of over status of charge nurse and over college education(T=-2.08, P<0.05, T=-2.13, P<0.01) 5. Correlation between nurse's recognition of occupational care giver's existence and the problems between care giver and the nurse revealed weak relationship (r=0.2002, P<0.01). However, correlation between nurse's recognition of occupational care giver's existence and degree of occupational care giver's helping and also relationship of degree of care giver's helping and problems between these two groups were not statistically significant.

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