Ihn-sook Jeong

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BACKGROUND This study was conducted in 4 intensive care units (ICUs) to investigate the effect of the central line (CL) bundle on central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). METHODS During phase 1 (baseline, from April 2009 to March 2010), active surveillance and training on hand hygiene only were conducted. During phase 2 (intervention, from(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine the occurrence of nosocomial infections (NIs), including infection rates, main infection sites, and common microorganisms. Patients included in the study were taken from a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), in a hospital in South Korea. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was performed by reviewing chart. The(More)
BACKGROUND There are few studies on the prevalence of dementia in South Korea. This study was designed to estimate the prevalence rate of dementia in a metropolitan city of South Korea, Busan. METHODS This was a cross-sectional epidemiological study of 1101 residents aged 65 or over in a metropolitan city (Busan) as of 31 December 2001 who were selected(More)
PURPOSE This study was to investigate the characteristics and related factors of breast cancer screening and repeat screening, and to propose nursing interventions to increase the rate of breast cancer screening and repeat screening. METHOD Study subjects was 236 women residing in the community, teachers and nurses who were older than 45 were recruited.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to evaluate the public's awareness of the importance of hand washing and to compare perceptions on the habit of hand washing with actual hand washing behavior. METHODS Data were collected by observing 2,800 participants washing their hands after using public restrooms in seven cities nationwide and by surveying 1,000(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to identify factors affecting the use of the hearing protection devices (HPDs) among workers exposed to noise using the Pender Health Promotion Model. METHODS The 222 subjects came from thermal power plants with similar noise levels, which are between 80 dB and 90 dB in South Korea. Data were collected with self-administered(More)
OBJECTIVE Cotinine, the major metabolite of nicotine, is a useful marker of exposure to tobacco smoke and self-reporting of smoking status is thought not to be reliable. This study aimed to evaluate the agreement between the smoking self-report among adolescents and the urinary cotinine test. METHODS The study subjects were 1226 middle and high school(More)
BACKGROUND The high incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the Republic of Korea has focused attention on monitoring the occurrence and characteristics of needlestick and sharps injuries (NSIs) as part of an effort to reduce the occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as HBV. This study investigated NSIs reported in a tertiary referral hospital(More)
Purpose: Questions are known to be an important teaching technique. And, waiting for the answers is essential in making questions effective and valuable. The objective of this study is to evaluate the status of the use of questions during lectures and to survey the level of awareness of the professors regarding the questioning method including waiting time(More)
PURPOSE This study compared the catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates resulting from the use of four perineal care agents (soap-and-water, skin cleansing foam, 10% povidone-iodine, and normal saline) among patients in intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS This four-group experimental study was done with 97 adult patients who had urinary(More)