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J Occup Health year 2000 volume 42 number 2 page 72 - 78
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Title A Study on an Evaluation Tool for the Management of Liver Disease by Occupational Health Management Agencies
Author Moon-Hee JUNG and Chung-Min CHO
Organization Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Hanyang University
Keywords Evaluation tool, Management of liver disease, Occupational health nurse, Occupational Health Management Agencies
Correspondence M.-H. Jung, Dept. of Nursing, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, 17 Hangdang-dong, Seongdong-ku, 133-791, Seoul, Korea
Abstract A Study on an Evaluation Tool for the Management of Liver Disease by Occupational Health Management Agencies: Moon-Hee JUNG, et al. Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Hanyang University-The management of liver disease is one of the most important services of occupational health nurses. It is therefore important to also develop an evaluation tool for it in order to improve the quality of nursing activities provided by occupational health management agencies. This study was conducted to develop such a standardized evaluation tool for the management of liver disease performed by occupational health nurses. The contents of the tool were made into the form of a questionnaire after the validity test and preliminary survey on the basis of interviews with occupational health nurses and workers given between Dec. 1, 1997 and May 31, 1998. The test for the reliability and validity of the developed tool was conducted on 106 nurses placed by occupational health management agencies and 136 workers diagnosed with liver disease, between July 30, 1998 and Sep. 30, 1998. 61 nurses' answers and 22 workers' answers were used for a test-retest analysis. The data were analyzed by means of Cronbach's alpha coefficients, Pearson's correlations, Spearman's correlations and multiple regression analysis in SPSS/PC+. The results are as follows; 1. 25 items in the tool for nurses and 17 in the tool for workers were finally selected as items in the questionnaire. And each item was in the form of a 5-point scale. 2. Cronbach's alpha and test-retest correlation coefficient of the finally developed tool were higher than 0.70 and its explanatory power for the common variables of each factor was higher than 90%, which proved that its reliability and content validity was fairly high. The tool developed in this study is therefore expected to be useful in evaluating the services for the management of liver disease provided by occupational health nurses in group health practice.