Saunjoo Lee Yoon

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PURPOSE The purpose was to examine the relationship between job-related stress, emotional labor, and depressive symptoms among South Korean nurses in order to suggest practical methods for their management, prevention, and reduction. DESIGN A cross-sectional, descriptive study design was used to conduct the study. A convenience sample of 441 nurses who(More)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic gastrointestinal disorder, affects from 3-20% of the US population, depending on sociocultural and comorbid factors. IBS is characterized by a symptom complex of abdominal pain and abnormal bowel habits that present as diarrhea or constipation, and general physical weakness in the absence of abnormal morphological,(More)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder with a range of symptoms that significantly affect quality of life for patients. The difficulty of differential diagnosis and its treatment may significantly delay initiation of optimal therapy. Hence, persons with IBS often self-treat symptoms with non-prescribed pharmacological regimens(More)
Older adults are at particular risk for drug and herbal interactions because they have multiple health problems that require treatment and are generally more susceptible to adverse drug effects. This study used a database containing self-reported herbal, prescription, and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs concurrently taken by a sample of 58 women who were aged(More)
In this study we examined pain and disability in 115 community-dwelling, urban, older adults (mean age = 74 years; 52% Black, 48% White). Participants completed a survey of pain (pain presence, intensity, locations, and duration) and disability (Sickness Impact Profile). Sixty percent of the sample reported pain; Black and White adults did not differ on any(More)
PURPOSES The study was conducted to: (1) investigate both pharmacologic and complementary therapies used for pain management by caregivers of children with sickle cell disease (SCD), (2) investigate the prevalence and types of complementary therapies used for pain management by caregivers of children with SCD, and (3) explore caregivers' interests in using(More)
In this study, we combine both field and laboratory experiments to address the effects of female preference for certain call characteristics on a large-male mating advantage in the treefrog H. chrysoscelis. In laboratory-choice experiments, females always chose the call with the lower fundamental frequency when call rate and call intensity were held(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) use for managing pain and to investigate the factors predictive of current CAM use among rural older women in South Korea. BACKGROUND Access to medical care among older adults in rural areas is poorer than in urban areas. METHODS A cross-sectional(More)
The purposes of this study were to identify patterns of herbal product use for health promotion and self-care management among older African American women, to explore their use of herbal products to manage disease-specific symptoms, and to compare users of herbal products to nonusers. The sample consisted of 57 community-residing African American women age(More)
Current treatment options for the chronic gastrointestinal disorder irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have long been limited to symptomatic treatments due to lack of pathophysiologic understanding of the syndrome. Within the past 10 years, however, a number of new pharmacological targets have been identified that may aid in the treatment of irritable bowel(More)