J Korean Acad Adult Nurs.  2006 Mar;18(1):50-61.

Attitudes and Knowledge toward Koryo Hand Therapy(KHT) by the Experienced People

  • 1Division of Nursing, Hallym University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Kwandong University, Korea.
  • 3Koryo Hand Therapy, Korea. nskim@kd.ac.kr
  • 4Department of Nursing, Hyechon College, Korea.
  • 5Department of Nursing, Semyung University, Korea.
  • 6College of Nursing, Margaret Pritchard University, Korea.


PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the current attitudes and knowledge toward Koryo Hand Therapy(KHT) by the experienced people. METHOD: The Subjects for this study included 3,351 people living in Korea who experienced KHT. The data were collected from April 6 to November 25, 2004 using a structured questionnaire. The data were analyzed through the SAS 8.1 Windows Program using frequency, percentage, t-test, ANOVA and Pearson's correlation coefficient.
The results of the study are as follows: 1) Families and relatives were a main source of information about Koryo Hand Therapy. The subjects were very satisfied with therapeutic and preventive effects of the therapy. Sujichim was the most preferable choice in the KHT. Most of the subjects thought that KHT could be applied to modern medicine. 2) Those who experienced KHT had a high level of knowledge and very positive attitudes toward KHT. 3) There were statistically significant differences in the attitude toward KHT according to age, gender, educational level, religion, income, place of residence, marital status and experience which studied KHT. 4) There were significant differences in the knowledge of KHT according to age, educational level, income, marital status and experience which studied KHT. 5) The data showed positive correlation between attitude and knowledge.
According to the above findings, it can be concluded that KHT needs to be actively informed and more easily approached by general peoples. Nursing protocols of KHT needed to be developed.


Koryo Hand Therapy; Attitude; Knowledge

MeSH Terms

History, Modern 1601-
Marital Status
Nursing Assessment
Surveys and Questionnaires
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