Global Health and Nursing 2022 KCI Impact Factor : 0.62

Korean | English

pISSN : 2233-5560 / eISSN : 2671-5554
Aims & Scope
Global Health and Nursing (Global Health Nurs) is an official peer-reviewed journal of the Research Institute of Nursing Science, Pusan National University, and seeks to contribute to development of research, theories, clinical practice, education, and policy by publishing articles of the highest standard relevant to nursing,  midwifery and other health related professions. Global Health and Nursing (Global Health Nurs) has been published since 2011 to disseminate research findings in nursing. Based on its achieving the required qualifications, the journal has been accredited since 2019 after being certified as a candidate journal in 2016. The journal is published twice a year on 31st January and 31st July.
Kim, Dong-Hee

(College of Nursing, Pusan National University)

Citation Index
  • KCI IF(2yr) : 0.62
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.82
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 1.081
  • Immediacy Index : 0.75

Current Issue : 2024, Vol.14, No.1

  • Instrument Translation and Adaptation Process in Korean Nursing Research: A Scoping Review

    Hwang Sun-Kyung | Moon Hee-Ae | Cho, Min-Eun | 2024, 14(1) | pp.1~21 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study aimed to examine the process of translating and adapting instruments for nursing research into Korean. Methods: Using the scoping review methods, a literature review was conducted independently by two reviewers. They searched the literature across two electronic databases (CINAHL and RISS), hand-searched nine major Korean nursing journals, and searched Google Scholar for grey literature. Results: A total of 130 articles were eligible for inclusion. Only 64.6% of the articles adhered to guidelines for cross-cultural translation and adaptation of instruments, indicating an increasing trend in compliance, but also highlighting instances of non-compliance or lack of explicit mention. Our analysis also revealed that 70.0% obtained permission from the original authors to use the instruments. In forward translation, 21.5% involved multiple bilingual translators, while 78.5% relied on a single translator or individuals with various qualifications. Only 16.2% of articles reported performing back translation with two bilingual translators. Concerning expert panels, only 5.4% included them, with 22.3% having insufficient panel composition. Pre-testing involved surveys with 10 or more participants in 43.1% of studies. Cognitive interviews were conducted in 16.2% of the studies. Finally, 99.2% reported the final translated version, and 49.2% documented changes made during the process. Conclusion: This review underscores the need for more standardized and rigorous approaches in the translation and adaptation of instruments for cross-cultural research in nursing in Korea. It calls for greater adherence to established guidelines, utilizing expert panels and cognitive interviewing, and thorough documentation to ensure the cross-cultural validation of research instruments.
  • Systematic Review of Immersive Simulation for Nursing Students

    Ha, Ju-Young | Park Hyo-Jin | Kim Minji | 2024, 14(1) | pp.22~36 | number of Cited : 0
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    Purpose: As an educational method, immersive simulation has the advantage of stimulating learners' interest, increasingparticipation,andallowingrepeatedhighly-realisticexperiences; therefore, it isexpectedtobeeffective in practical nursing education. This study aimed to systematically review previous research on immersive simulationamong undergraduatenursing students, examine overall research trends, andidentify the educational content and the method’s effectiveness. Methods:A literature search of databases such as PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane, Google Scholar, and RISS was performed using a combination of search terms such as “nursing,” “immersive,” “virtual reality,” “augmented reality,” “mixed reality,” and “simulation education.” Results: Of the789retrieved articles, 15were selectedfor analysis, which revealedthat immersivesimulations for nursing college students are based on virtual realityand augmented reality, and nursing skills-related simulation content is the most developed. The majority of interventions target outcomes in the cognitive and affective domains, as immersive simulation has been found to be effective at improving nursing students' nursing skills performance in the cognitivedomain, and improvesatisfaction and confidenceintheaffective domain. Conclusion:Theresults suggest that the use of immersive simulation in nursing education needs to be considered, including in limited clinical practiceenvironments. To maximize learningoutcomes using immersivesimulations, astrategicprogram must be established, and educational outcomes must be proven.
  • The Effects of Symptoms, Anxiety, and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors on Quality of Life of Adults with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Kim, Seon Hwa | Kang, Jeong Hee | 2024, 14(1) | pp.37~48 | number of Cited : 0
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    Purpose:This study investigated therelationships betweengastroesophageal refluxdiseasesymptoms, anxiety, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and quality of life in adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Methods: A cross-sectional surveywasconductedwith143participantsbetweenJune1stand10th,2022.Datawerecollected using questionnaires and analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression in SPSS Statistics 25.0. Results:The meanquality of lifescore was 0.77 (range: 0.51to0.93). Quality of lifewas negativelycorrelated with the severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms and anxiety, and positively correlated with self-realization. Hierarchical multiple regression revealedthat age, gastroesophageal refluxdisease symptoms, andanxietywere significantly associated with quality of life. Conclusion: Age, gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms, and anxiety are independent determinants of quality of life in adults with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Implementing screening tools to identify and manage gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms and anxiety with appropriate interventions is crucial to improving patients’ quality of life.