The Effects of Campus Forest-Walking Program for College Students in Korea: Evidence From 3 Months Follow-Up

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616065
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
The Effects of Campus Forest-Walking Program for College Students in Korea: Evidence From 3 Months Follow-Up
Author(s):
Bang, Kyung-Sook; Lee, Insook; Kim, Sungjae
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Alpha-at-Large
Author Details:
Kyung-Sook Bang, RN, ksbang@snu.ac.kr; Insook Lee, RN; Sungjae Kim, RN
Abstract:
Sessin presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: Despite of an increased interest in health promotion, it is not easy for college students to perform and maintain an appropriate level of physical activity. Also, their psychological health was threatened under high level of stress. This study conducted a campus forest-walking program for undergraduate and graduate students in one university during their lunchtime using the campus forest, and it aims to determine the immediate and long-term effects in physical and psychological aspects. Methods: This study was a non-equivalent control group pre-posttest design. The participants were 118 students (experimental group=60, control group=58). The intervention was a 6-week campus forest-walking Program based on the Information-Motivation-Behavior skills Model for promoting physical and mental health. The intervention comprised of 6 week campus forest walking program and lecture of stress management. The intervention group participated in campus forest walking program once a week together during lunchtime for 6 weeks. Also, we provided a lecture on stress management one time during this program. Pretest, posttest, and 3-month follow-up after finishing the program were measured using self-report questionnaires and physiological measurements using blood analysis, body composition analysis, bone density, and heart-rate viability (HRV). Finally, 51 in intervention group and 48 in control group were included in the data analysis. Chi-square test, t-test, and repeated measure ANOVA with SPSS 22.0 were used to evaluate the effects of a campus forest-walking program. Results: Health promoting behaviors (F=7.27, p=.001), percent body fat (F=3.41, p=.035), para-sympathetic nerve activity (F=3.69, p=.027) were significantly different between two groups in group by time interaction analysis using repeated measure ANOVA. Depression (F=3.15, p=.045) was significantly decreased in the experimental group after the intervention compared to the control group. This study is meaningful because we confirmed the effects in both of subjective and objective data, and in both of physical and psychological health. Also, lasting effects were identified in 3-month follow-up after finishing the intervention as well as immediate effects. Conclusion: The campus-walking program targeting undergraduate and graduate students during lunchtime is an efficient strategy to promote their physical and psychological health.
Keywords:
college student; health promotion; forest walking
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16PST226; INRC16PST226
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleThe Effects of Campus Forest-Walking Program for College Students in Korea: Evidence From 3 Months Follow-Upen
dc.contributor.authorBang, Kyung-Sooken
dc.contributor.authorLee, Insooken
dc.contributor.authorKim, Sungjaeen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Alpha-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsKyung-Sook Bang, RN, ksbang@snu.ac.kr; Insook Lee, RN; Sungjae Kim, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616065-
dc.description.abstractSessin presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: Despite of an increased interest in health promotion, it is not easy for college students to perform and maintain an appropriate level of physical activity. Also, their psychological health was threatened under high level of stress. This study conducted a campus forest-walking program for undergraduate and graduate students in one university during their lunchtime using the campus forest, and it aims to determine the immediate and long-term effects in physical and psychological aspects. Methods: This study was a non-equivalent control group pre-posttest design. The participants were 118 students (experimental group=60, control group=58). The intervention was a 6-week campus forest-walking Program based on the Information-Motivation-Behavior skills Model for promoting physical and mental health. The intervention comprised of 6 week campus forest walking program and lecture of stress management. The intervention group participated in campus forest walking program once a week together during lunchtime for 6 weeks. Also, we provided a lecture on stress management one time during this program. Pretest, posttest, and 3-month follow-up after finishing the program were measured using self-report questionnaires and physiological measurements using blood analysis, body composition analysis, bone density, and heart-rate viability (HRV). Finally, 51 in intervention group and 48 in control group were included in the data analysis. Chi-square test, t-test, and repeated measure ANOVA with SPSS 22.0 were used to evaluate the effects of a campus forest-walking program. Results: Health promoting behaviors (F=7.27, p=.001), percent body fat (F=3.41, p=.035), para-sympathetic nerve activity (F=3.69, p=.027) were significantly different between two groups in group by time interaction analysis using repeated measure ANOVA. Depression (F=3.15, p=.045) was significantly decreased in the experimental group after the intervention compared to the control group. This study is meaningful because we confirmed the effects in both of subjective and objective data, and in both of physical and psychological health. Also, lasting effects were identified in 3-month follow-up after finishing the intervention as well as immediate effects. Conclusion: The campus-walking program targeting undergraduate and graduate students during lunchtime is an efficient strategy to promote their physical and psychological health.en
dc.subjectcollege studenten
dc.subjecthealth promotionen
dc.subjectforest walkingen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:03:31Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:03:31Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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