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This study investigated the perceptions and attitudes of ICU nurses towards the 'do not resuscitate' (DNR) decision and changes in their nursing activities after implementation of the DNR decision in South Korea. A data survey was conducted in South Korea between August and October 2008, with a convenience sample of 252 ICU nurses who had more than one year(More)
PURPOSE This study systematically examined previous studies on the effect of early ambulation on vascular complications in subjects who had just undergone a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and analyzed the effects of early ambulation on both hemorrhage and hematoma formation at the puncture site. METHODS Study data were analyzed using the R(More)
A critical goal in the management of elderly patients with diabetes is to improve their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). This study aimed to identify the factors affecting HRQOL in elderly Korean patients with diabetes. Participants were 365 elderly patients with diabetes who were treated in a general hospital in Korea. The data were analysed using(More)
OBJECTIVE Early cancer detection and remarkable improvements in cancer treatment have seen the cancer survival rate grow steadily for the past 40 years. Despite expectations regarding treatment effectiveness, acceptable quality of life, and a comfortable death, patients with cancer generally have a decreased quality of life. The study aim was to examine the(More)
BACKGROUND An understanding of the ethical concerns encountered by visiting nurses in the community is needed. Yet, there is a lack of research on this topic. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to explore the ethical concerns that visiting nurses experience when caring for vulnerable older people living in a community. DESIGN AND SAMPLE A(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of COPD patients over 40 years of age in Korea and to assess the relevance of gender differences. DESIGN AND SAMPLE Original data from KNHANES (Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) were analyzed using SAS 9.3 software. The sample comprised 556(More)
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