Effects of Dahn-Jeon Respiration on Fatigue and Relaxation among Clinical Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148290
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Presentation
Title:
Effects of Dahn-Jeon Respiration on Fatigue and Relaxation among Clinical Nurses
Abstract:
Effects of Dahn-Jeon Respiration on Fatigue and Relaxation among Clinical Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Ahn, Sung-Hee
P.I. Institution Name:Catholic University
Clinical nurses are highly vulnerable to fatigue, making the care of nurses the basis for the care of patients. One effective form of intervention for nurses is Dahn-Jeon Respiration (DJR), a Korean traditional regimen for health focusing on systematic abdominal deep breathing, which can improve oxygenation and thus lead to a deeply-relaxed state and decreased fatigue. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of DJR on fatigue and relaxation among nurses working at a general hospital. The study design employed the one-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental method consisting of physical relaxation, DJR intervention, and a cooling-down phase. A convenience sample of 24 nurses was used in this study. The subjects were not currently taking any medication, nor participating in any program for relieving fatigue or achieving relaxation and participated in the DJR training for 60 minutes daily 5 days a week over 4 weeks. The degrees of fatigue and relaxation were obtained by self-reported questionnaires. A repeated measures ANOVA was used in analyzing the data. The results were as follows: the mean scores for physical, mental, and neuro-sensational fatigue decreased significantly after 2 weeks and 4 weeks with DJR training compared with scores before the DJR training (F=13.79, P= .0001; F=24.28, P= .0001; F=17.03, P= .0001, respectively). The mean scores for physical and psychological relaxation increased after 2 weeks and 4 weeks with DJR training compared with scores before the DJR training (F=29.02, P= .0001; F=20.38, P= .0001, respectively). The above findings indicate that Dahn-Jeon Respiration is effective in reducing fatigue and achieving relaxation. DJR is therefore suggested as one intervention in managing fatigue and improving the general health of clinical nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of Dahn-Jeon Respiration on Fatigue and Relaxation among Clinical Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148290-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of Dahn-Jeon Respiration on Fatigue and Relaxation among Clinical Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ahn, Sung-Hee</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Catholic University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">shahn@cmc.cuk.ac.kr</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical nurses are highly vulnerable to fatigue, making the care of nurses the basis for the care of patients. One effective form of intervention for nurses is Dahn-Jeon Respiration (DJR), a Korean traditional regimen for health focusing on systematic abdominal deep breathing, which can improve oxygenation and thus lead to a deeply-relaxed state and decreased fatigue. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of DJR on fatigue and relaxation among nurses working at a general hospital. The study design employed the one-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental method consisting of physical relaxation, DJR intervention, and a cooling-down phase. A convenience sample of 24 nurses was used in this study. The subjects were not currently taking any medication, nor participating in any program for relieving fatigue or achieving relaxation and participated in the DJR training for 60 minutes daily 5 days a week over 4 weeks. The degrees of fatigue and relaxation were obtained by self-reported questionnaires. A repeated measures ANOVA was used in analyzing the data. The results were as follows: the mean scores for physical, mental, and neuro-sensational fatigue decreased significantly after 2 weeks and 4 weeks with DJR training compared with scores before the DJR training (F=13.79, P= .0001; F=24.28, P= .0001; F=17.03, P= .0001, respectively). The mean scores for physical and psychological relaxation increased after 2 weeks and 4 weeks with DJR training compared with scores before the DJR training (F=29.02, P= .0001; F=20.38, P= .0001, respectively). The above findings indicate that Dahn-Jeon Respiration is effective in reducing fatigue and achieving relaxation. DJR is therefore suggested as one intervention in managing fatigue and improving the general health of clinical nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:00Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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