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Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2010 Sep;16(3):307-316. Korean. Original Article.
Kim JI , Lee EH , Kang HS , Oh HE , Lee EJ , Jun EM , Cheon SH .
School of Nursing, SoonChunHyang University, Korea.
Department of Nursing, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea.
Department of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Korea.
School of Nursing, Chosun University, Korea.
Department of Nursing, Cheju National University, Korea.
Department of Nursing, Dong-Eui University, Korea.
Department of Nursing, Sangji University, Korea.

PURPOSE: This study s aim was to analyze literature using the identified key words of published literature within the Korean Journal of Womens Health Nursing from 2007~2009. The study explored the major subjects and research methodology used and evaluated the quality of this Journal articles. METHODS: Survey design using a structured analysis format was used for consistent evaluation of research subjects, type of research, research methodology, data analysis, along with comparing intervention research, theoretical framework, ethical consideration, and the implications. The frequency of the use of each keyword was classified by 8 domains. RESULTS: Ninety eight papers were analyzed altogether. Most of the subjects in these papers were women with 86.7% being quantitative research. In these studies, 76.5% used convenience sampling; 70.6% used a survey design whereas 23.5% used experimental design. Health related concepts (n=159) was mentioned the most among the 8 domains. The key words frequently used were women, depression, knowledge, quality of life, attitude, elderly, anxiety and stress in descending order. CONCLUSION: It can be concluded that most papers in this Journal during this time period addressed recent women's health issues. Also it showed this Journal and its literature has reached the indexing for Medline.

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