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Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing 2010;3(1):41-51.
Published online June 30, 2010.

가족면회가 심장 중환자실 환자와 가족의 스트레스 반응에 미치는 효과
박찬금, 김혜순, 이명희
1부천세종병원 간호부
3신성대학 간호과
The Effect of Family Visits on Stress Responses of Patients and Their Families in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Chan-Gum Park, Hye-Soon Kim, Myung-Hee Lee
1Department of Nursing, Sejong General Hospital
2Department of Nursing, Gachon University of Medicine and Science
3Department of Nursing, Shin Sung University
The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of family visits upon the stress response of patients and their families,
This study was the interrupted time series design, The subjects consisted of 197 patients and 197 family members in the cardiac intensive care unit of S Hospital in Bucheon. Physiological stress responses such as blood pressure, heart rates, respiration rates, and oxygen saturation were measured using HP monitors. VAS was used to measure the emotional stress. Collected data was analyzed using repeated measure ANOVA, t-test by SPSS 17.0 statistical program.
The family visits did not change patients' blood pressure, pulse rate, respiration rate and oxygen saturation, However the anxiety level of patients and their family members were decreased significantly during family visits. Furthermore, 30-minute family visit reduced more effectively patient's anxiety than 15-minute family visit.
Family visits need to be used as a means of nursing intervention to ease the emotional stress of patients and their families. In addition, increasing of visiting time should be considered.
Key Words: Family visit, Stress, Intensive care unit

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