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An Integrative Review of Infection Control Research in Korean Nursing Journals

Published on Jun 1, 2014in Asian Nursing Research 1.26
· DOI :10.1016/j.anr.2014.05.002
Kyung Mi Kim2
Estimated H-index: 2
Jeong Sil Choi6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Gachon University)
summary Purpose: This study was performed to analyze the characteristics and trends of published research papers related to infection control in Korean nursing journals. Methods: A total of 177 studies published between 1970 and 2011 were reviewed using analysis criteria. Subject articles were selected through KoreaMed and journal database searches on the website of subject academic societies using key words related to healthcare-associated infections. Results: Most reports were quantitative studies and the majority of them were descriptive studies. The most common subjects of research were infection control measures for pathogens, followed by disinfection and sterilization, and hand hygiene. Among them, the most descriptive studies were conducted on the knowledge, attitude, and performance of infection control. Theoretical framework, criteria for sample size and ethical consideration were rarely presented in quantitative studies. Conclusions: To enhance the quality of infection control studies and establish infection control studies as a nursing knowledge body, meta-analyses and systematic literature reviews as well as quantitative studies are needed. Moreover, studies employing behavioral science to identify factors influencing the level of knowledge and practice and to change infection control behaviors are also warranted.
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Published on Dec 1, 2011in BMC Nursing
Georgios Efstathiou13
Estimated H-index: 13
(CUT: Cyprus University of Technology),
Evridiki Papastavrou21
Estimated H-index: 21
(CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsAnastasios Merkouris17
Estimated H-index: 17
(CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)
Background Nurses may acquire an infection during the provision of nursing care because of occupational exposure to microorganisms. Relevant literature reports that, compliance with Standard Precautions (a set of guidelines that can protect health care professionals from being exposed to microorganisms) is low among nurses. Additionally, high rates of exposure to microorganisms among nurses via several modes (needlesticks, hand contamination with blood, exposure to air-transmitted microorganisms...
Published on Jan 1, 2011in Nurse Education Today 2.44
Deborah J. Ward6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Manchester)
SUMMARY This paper discusses a literature review which was undertaken prior to a research study about student nurses' and midwives' experiences of learning infection control in clinical practice. Its aim is to identify the role of education in the prevention and control of infection, with a specific focus on compliance with infection control precautions and reduction in infection rates. It also identifies the methods used for teaching infection control. The review concludes that there is no rigo...
Published on Jan 1, 2011in Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing 0.48
Og Son Kim1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Youngdong University)
Purpose: This study was to identify the current status of vaccination against the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus among university students from the fields of nursing and allied health from a local community and verify factors influencing vaccination. Methods: The study included 227 students in the fields of nursing and allied health from a provincial university. Data were obtained from these participants between May 31 and June 11, 2010 by using self-report questionnaires. Results: The rate of vacci...
Published on Jun 1, 2010in American Journal of Infection Control 1.97
Kyung Mi Kim8
Estimated H-index: 8
Jae Sim Jeong7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UOU: University of Ulsan),
Ho Ran Park1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Catholic University of Korea)
With the amendment of the Medical Service Act in 2003, the infection control nurse specialist system was launched as one of several specialties for nursing in Korea. Nurse specialists are certified through the national qualifying examination after graduating from a specialist nursing program with core and specialty courses at a graduate school approved by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. This article describes graduate preparation and certification for infection control nurse specialists in K...
Published on Jan 1, 2010
Myung Ae Choi1
Estimated H-index: 1
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 10 Authors김을순2
Estimated H-index: 2
Published on Jan 1, 2010in Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing 0.48
Hyunsook Shin10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Kyung Hee University),
Myung Sun Hyun5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Ajou University)
+ 6 AuthorsYoun Jung Son6
Estimated H-index: 6
(SCH: Soonchunhyang University)
Purpose: This study aimed was done to analyze recent trends in nursing research published in the Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing by focusing on the content of nursing interventions and their level of evidence. Methods: A total of 209 studies published between 2007 and 2008 were reviewed using analysis criteria developed by the researchers. Results: The number of quantitative studies was greater than that of qualitative studies. There was a slight increase in the number of qualitative studie...
Published on Apr 1, 2009in International Journal of Nursing Studies 3.57
Stefanos Mantzoukas4
Estimated H-index: 4
(AHLEI: American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute)
Abstract Background Evidence-based practice has become an imperative for efficient, effective and safe practice. Furthermore, evidences emerging from published research are considered as valid knowledge sources to guiding practice. Objectives The aim of this paper is to review all research articles published in the top 10 general nursing journals for the years 2000–2006 to identify the methodologies used, the types of evidence these studies produced and the issues upon which they endeavored. Des...
Published on Feb 13, 2008
Julia H. Littell19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Bryn Mawr College),
Jacqueline Corcoran22
Estimated H-index: 22
(VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University),
Vijayan K. Pillai4
Estimated H-index: 4
1. Introduction 2. Formulating a Topic and Developing a Protocol 3. Locating and Screening Studies 4. Data Extraction and Study Quality Assessment 5. Effect Size Metrics and Pooling Methods 6. Assessing Bias and Variations in Effects 7. Conclusions APPENDICES A: AMSTAR (for assessment of multiple systematic reviews) B: Software for Meta-Analysis C: Suggested Outline for Reporting Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses D: Sample Search Strategy E: Sample Data Extraction Forms
Published on Jan 1, 2008
Kyeong-Yae Sohng7
Estimated H-index: 7
Jong-Im Kim9
Estimated H-index: 9
+ 7 AuthorsSung Ok Chang3
Estimated H-index: 3
Cited By3
Published on Jul 1, 2018in Nurse Education in Practice 1.67
Michael Meng2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Witten/Herdecke University),
Daniel Peter2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 2 AuthorsChristiane Kugler16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Freiburg)
Abstract Satisfaction with continuing education can be defined as positive attitudes towards educational programs, which has potential to strengthen learning outcomes. A multi-dimensional construct may enhance continuing education program evaluation processes. The objective is to describe the development and psychometric testing of the 'affective - behavioral - cognitive - satisfaction questionnaire' (ABC-SAT) for assessing participants' satisfaction with a continuing education program for nurse...
Published on Jul 1, 2017in Journal of Infection and Public Health 2.49
Paolo C. Colet7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Shaqra University),
Jonas Preposi Cruz7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Shaqra University)
+ 2 AuthorsSheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam17
Estimated H-index: 17
Summary Meticulous observance of standard infection control precautions by health care providers is strongly recommended for every patient encounter. Assessment of nursing students’ compliance should be carried out regularly in order to ensure adherence to protocols. Thus, this study was conducted to assess self-reported compliance with standard precautions among baccalaureates in nursing students in a Saudi university. A convenience sample of 236 nursing students was surveyed in this cross-sect...
Jihee Lim1
Estimated H-index: 1
Kyung-Sook Bang9
Estimated H-index: 9
Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the effect of education on infection control for multidrug resistant organism (MDRO). Methods: One group pre-post time series design was used. Infection control education for MDRO infection was provided to nurses working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Knowledge and recognition were evaluated before and after education. Hand hygiene compliance, MDRO isolation rate and central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rate were used as...