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Original Article Analysis of Time Taken for Visiting Nursing Activities by Visiting Nurses
Sook Ja Yang, Kyung Rim Shin, Ok Soo Kim, Hye Young Kim, Kyung Hee Kim, Eun Ha Kim

Published online: June 30, 2004
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1National Institute of Health, Korea.
2Home care nursing unit, Ewha womans' University Mokdong Hospital, Korea.
3Department of nursing, Seoul womans' College of nursing, Korea.
4College of Nursing, Ewha womans' University, Korea.

The purpose of this study is to analyse time taken for visiting nursing activities by visiting nurses in health centers.
A questionnaire was developed by a research team for the technological support of visiting nursing activities and visiting nurses. A total of 481 questionnaires were recovered by five visiting nurses from May to October 2003.
A visiting nurse's total length of time for visiting activities was 532.2 minutes per day and the number of households a visiting nurse visits a day was 4.5. A visiting nurse spent 133.3 minutes for actual nursing services and 119.1 minutes for travelling. Time for actual nursing activities was more than half of the total working hours. Time for travelling was 42.9 minutes on the average when using public transportation means and 25.6 minutes when using a car.
The results of this study is expected to be used as basic data in establishing plans for the adequate supply of visiting nurses based on demands for visiting nursing services.

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