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Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing 2009;2(1):69-80.
Published online March 31, 2009.

비침습적 인공호흡기 적용 환자의 불편감 연구
신현자
아산병원 외과중환자실
Undergoing Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation
Hyun-Ja Shin
SICU ASAN medical center
Abstract
Purpose
The purpose of this preliminary study was to describe the physical and psychosocial distress of critically ill patients undergoing noninvasive ventilation(NIV).
Method
Open-ended question interviews were conducted with four patients using NIV. Considering the outcomes of the interviews, literature, and experts'opinions, a survey questionnaire was developed. Twenty patients in medical and surgical intensive care units answered the questions.
Results
Through open-ended question interviews and survey, the patients using NIV reported feeling heavy, impotent feeling, pain, loss in feeling, loss in communication, and lack of sleep as physical distress and a loss in sense of time, pain, anxiety, mind of desiring to die, worry about family, and a sense of burden for medical-cure expenses as psychosocial distress.
Conclusion
Critically ill patients undergoing NIV experience physical and psychosocial distress to artificial respiratory ventilation treatment. Further research should be performed with a large sample for generalization of the study result. Key Words: NIV(non-invasive ventilation), Patients'distress, critically ill patients
Key Words: Workload Management System for Critical Care Nurses(WMSCN), Interrater reliability, Validity, Conversion index
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