A convergent meta-analysis of the effect of hospice nursing intervention

호스피스 간호중재 프로그램 효과에 관한 융·복합 메타분석

  • Received : 2018.09.28
  • Accepted : 2018.11.20
  • Published : 2018.11.28


The purpose of this study is to develop a hospice intervention program and present basic study data using a method of Meta analysis. Fifteen theses from 2002 to 2017 were collected from the on-line database at Korean Education and Research Information Service and other journals related hospice. Main keywords were 'hospice' and intervention'. The selected 15 theses were analyzed with publication bias, outcome of effect size, non-overlap percentage(U3), 95% confidence intervals and homogeneity. The result of the study is summarized as follows; Publication bias was stable and the effect size of hospice program was significant at. 99. The effective and significant regulation effects were publication years with 2003 to 2007(ES=1.24), publication types with journals(ES=1.33), majors with nursing sciences(ES=1.02), ages with 29 to 30(ES=1.09), later session(ES=1.06) and aroma(ES=1.12). Accordingly, this thesis has its meaning in that it used a Meta-analysis to analyze domestic theses of hospice intervention programs for the first time in Korea. This thesis will prodide specific guidance to researchers trying to develop and utilize hospice intervention programs resulting in helpful usages in professional hospice institutions with implementations of programs.


Hospice;Intervention;Meta-Analysis;Terminal Cancer;Nursing

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Fig. 1. Funnel plot

Table 1. Process of study selection for meta-analysis

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Table 2. Subject thesis of analysis

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Table 3. General characteristics of the hospice nursing intervention program

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Table 4. Overall effect size

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Table 5. Hospice nursing intervention program effect size according to characteristics of published

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Table 6. The effect size according to the characteristics of participants of hospice nursing intervention program

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Table 7. Effect size according to hospice intervention program operation size

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Table 8. Hospice program type and psychological, physiological dependent variable effect size

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Supported by : Changshin University


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