J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2008 Aug;15(3):262-273.

Research Trends in the Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamental Nursing: Based on Analysis of the Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamental Nursing from 2001 to 2007

  • 1College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Chungnam National University, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Dankook University, Korea.
  • 4Department of Nursing, Semyung University, Korea.
  • 5Department of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Korea.
  • 6Seoul Women's College of Nursing, Korea.
  • 7Department of Nursing, Yeoju Institute of Technology, Korea. hjp711@yit.ac.kr
  • 8Department of Nursing, Hanyang University, Korea.
  • 9College of Nursing, Korea University, Korea.


PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze articles published in the Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamental Nursing from 2001 to 2007. METHOD: Three hundred articles were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The focus was on research type, methodolgy and keywords.
Thirty percent of the research was supported financially. Ninety-four percent was quantitative research and of these the majority were surveys (73.2%). The rate of adoption for hypotheses in experimental studies were 55.07% but only 3% of the research included conceptual framework. The most common settings for data collection were clinical settings (51.99%), followed by community settings (43.71%). For data analysis, descriptive statistics (27.5%), t-test (17.1%), ANOVA (15.3%) and chi-square (7.9%) were most frequently used. Keywords were categorized into four nursing metaparadigms : human-beings, health, nursing, and environment. The most frequently used domain was health.
The number of research papers published in the Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamental Nursing has increased and the quality has improved compared with articles published before 2001 year. Research topics varied and were mostly conducted on the basis of logical positivism.


Nursing research; Analysis

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