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Kim Y.M.,University of Suwon | Yoo E.K.,Hanyang University | Song M.K.,Andong Science College andong
International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology | Year: 2016

The purpose of this study was to develop nurse-led home visit intervention program in order to maintain and promote holistic healthcare of multi-cultural couples in farm and fishery areas. The period of research was from March 2014 to July 2014. The method was literature reviews and interviews. Firstly, through literature reviews and secondly, interviews with multi-cultural couples, the health problems and educational demands of subjects were found. Based on the findings, Nurse-led Home Visit Intervention Program was developed. The content of the program was composed of health examination and education, counseling and support, relaxation therapy, and prayer from a holistic healthcare perspective providing through home visitations and phone counseling once a week for one hour at a time under the topics of ‘healthy couples’, ‘wise and frugal couples’, ‘assimilating couples’, and ‘happy couples’ as six sessions. And the program operation method was applying the JUMP (Joy Ultra Mom Program) operation skill, which facilitates interaction and reciprocal communication among participants, such as couples, learning from each other, opening their heart, and understanding each other. It is necessary to apply and test the effects on the holistic health of multi-cultural couples at related institutes such as multi-cultural centers and health centers, and it is also necessary to continuously develop customized health programs according to their cultural differences. © 2016 SERSC.

Woo Y.,Jeonju University | Lee J.,Andong Science College andong | Hwang S.,Baekseok University | Hong C.P.,Yonsei University
Journal of the Korean Physical Society | Year: 2013

The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between gait performance, postural stability, and depression in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) by using an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS). Twenty-two idiopathic PD patients were assessed during outpatient physical therapy by using three clinical tests: the Berg balance scale (BBS), Dynamic gait index (DGI), and Geriatric depression scale (GDS). Scores were determined from clinical observation and patient interviews, and associations among gait performance, postural stability, and depression in this PD population were evaluated. The DGI showed significant positive correlation with the BBS scores, and negative correlation with the GDS score. We assessed the relationship between the BBS score and the DGI results by using a multiple regression analysis. In this case, the GDS score was not significantly associated with the DGI, but the BBS and DGI results were. Strikingly, the ANFIS-estimated value of the DGI, based on the BBS and the GDS scores, significantly correlated with the walking ability determined by using the DGI in patients with Parkinson's disease. These findings suggest that the ANFIS techniques effectively reflect and explain the multidirectional phenomena or conditions of gait performance in patients with PD. © 2013 The Korean Physical Society.

Seo D.Y.,Inje University | Lee S.,Inje University | Figueroa A.,Florida State University | Kim H.K.,Inje University | And 9 more authors.
Korean Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology | Year: 2012

Yoga has been known to have stimulatory or inhibitory effects on the metabolic parameters and to be uncomplicated therapy for obesity. The purpose of the present study was to test the effect of an 8-week of yoga-asana training on body composition, lipid profile, and insulin resistance (IR) in obese adolescent boys. Twenty volunteers with body mass index (BMI) greater than the 95th percentile were randomly assigned to yoga (age 14.7±0.5 years, n=10) and control groups (age 14.6±1.0 years, n=10). The yoga group performed exercises three times per week at 40-60% of heart-rate reserve (HRR) for 8 weeks. IR was determined with the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR). After yoga training, body weight, BMI, fat mass (FM), and body fat % (BF %) were significantly decreased, and fat-free mass and basal metabolic rate were significantly increased than baseline values. FM and BF % were significantly improved in the yoga group compared with the control group (p<0.05). Total cholesterol (TC) was significantly decreased in the yoga group (p<0.01). HDL-cholesterol was decreased in both groups (p<0.05). No significant changes were observed between or within groups for triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol, glucose, insulin, and HOMA-IR. Our findings show that an 8-week of yoga training improves body composition and TC levels in obese adolescent boys, suggesting that yoga training may be effective in controlling some metabolic syndrome factors in obese adolescent boys.

Chung E.,Andong Science College andong | Lee B.-H.,Sahmyook University | Hwang S.,Baekseok University
Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience | Year: 2014

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of core stabilization exercise with real-time feedback on balance and gait function in patients with chronic hemiparetic stroke. Methods: Nineteen stroke subjects were enrolled in this study. The patients were randomly divided into the experimental (n = 10) and control groups (n = 9). Subjects in the experimental group performed core stabilization exercise with real-time feedback training for 30 minutes per day during a period of six weeks. Subjects in the control group performed core stabilization exercise during the same period. This study assessed the kinematic parameters using a portable walkway system, and timed up-and-go test. Results: Gait velocity showed significantly greater improvement in the experimental group (7.3 ± 5.0 sec) than in the control group (-0.7 ± 10.6). Stride length showed significantly greater increase in the experimental group (13.2 ± 7.9 on the affected side and 12.6 ± 8.0 on the less affected side) than the control group (3.5 ± 8.7 on the affected side and 3.4 ± 8.5 on the less affected side). After training, change in results on the timed up and go test was significantly greater in the experimental group than in the control group. Conclusion: Core stabilization exercise using real-time feedback produces greater improvement in gait performance in chronic hemiparetic stroke patients than core stabilization exercise only. © 2014 - IOS Press.

Park W.S.,Inje University | Ko J.-H.,Chung - Ang University | Ko E.A.,Inje University | Son Y.K.,University Paris - Sud | And 6 more authors.
Journal of Pharmacological Sciences | Year: 2010

We investigated the effects of YC-1, an activator of soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC), on voltage-dependent K+ (Kv) channels in smooth muscle cells from freshly isolated rabbit coronary arteries by using the whole-cell patch clamp technique. YC-1 inhibited the Kv current in a dose-dependent fashion with an apparent Kd of 9.67 μM. It accelerated the decay rate of Kv channel inactivation without altering the kinetics of current activation. The rate constants of association and dissociation for YC-1 were 0.36 ± 0.01 μM-1·s-1 and 3.44 ± 0.22 s-1 , respectively. YC-1 did not have a significant effect on the steady-state activation and inactivation curves. The recovery time constant from inactivation was decreased in the presence of YC-1, and application of train pulses (1 or 2 Hz) caused a progressive increase in the YC-1 blockade, indicating that YC-1-induced inhibition of Kv currents is use-dependent. Pretreatment with Bay 41-2272 (also a sGC activator), ODQ (a sGC inhibitor), or Rp-8-Br-PET-cGMPs (a protein kinase G inhibitor) did not affect the basal Kv current and also did not significantly alter the inhibitory effect of YC-1. From these results, we suggest that YC-1 directly inhibits the Kv current independently of sGC activation and in a state-, time-, and use-dependent fashion. ©2010 The Japanese Pharmacological Society.

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