Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) patients’ psychological reactions about reoccurring DFU
Foot ulcers are a problem for people with Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that can cause amputation, pain, stress, vision loss, and peripheral neuropathy. These factors cause psychological effects on the individuals through which they are stigmatized. These lead to financial burdens due to their inability to work efficiently and effectively. Frequent hospital visits and admissions deprive the patient and their families of the fullness of life. This literature review examines past research about the psychological effects of Diabetes Foot Ulcers (DFU). Research shows that the psychological impact of DFU is complicated, leading to poor quality of life. This review will focus on the various psychological factors that can cause a poor quality of life and suggest interventions to improve the patients’ quality of life.
Keywords: Diabetes Foot Ulcer, amputations, ulceration, financial burden, stress, depression, psychological effects, emotional simulations, biological hemostasis, peripheral neuropathy, re-ulceration
Kwadwo Awuah-Baffour. Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) patients’ psychological reactions about reoccurring DFU. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(1); 2022, 5-13.
The effect of music on psychological strength, physical strength and performance and motivation in sportive practices
This research was conducted to evaluate the effects of listening to music in sportive practices on psychological resilience, physical strength, and performance and motivation levels before, during, and after the sportive practice. The research was conducted with the general screening model, one of the quantitative research designs. The universe of the study consists of students studying at the Faculty of Sports Sciences of Dokuz Eylul University. The sample of the study, in which the convenience sampling method, which is one of the nonprobability sampling methods, was used, consists of 202 students in total, 102 male and 100 female. Summarizing literature reviews and conceptual models have hypothesized the potential benefits and salient mechanisms associated with listening to music in sporting practices, although a large-scale objective summary of the literature has not been provided. The study data were obtained by using the scale of the effect of music in sportive practices. Kolmogorov-Smirnova and Shapiro-Wilk normality tests at a significance level of 0.05 were used to determine whether the obtained data were normally distributed. As a result of the test, it was determined that the data did not show normal distribution (p<0.05) at the significance level. For this reason, the Mann-Whitney-U test, Kruskal Wallis Test, and Friedman Test were used at the 0.05 significance level, which are nonparametric test statistics. As a result of the research, it was determined that the music that individuals listened to before, during, and after the sportive practice had a positive effect on the psychological resilience, physical strength, and performance, and motivation levels of the individuals (p<0.005).
Keywords: Music, Sports, Sportive Performance, Psychological Resilience, Physical Strength, Motivation
Caglar Bozkurt, Mihriay Musa, Senol Yanar, Mehmet Bayansalduz, Abdurrahman Kepoglu, Taner Bahsi. The effect of music on psychological strength, physical strength and performance and motivation in sportive practices. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(1); 2022, 14-39.
Nursing handover influences on safety of patient care
Handoffs are a common occurrence in the hospital setting. They are an opportunity for the exchange of information between clinicians and nurses. During this time, nurses need to transfer complete and accurate information. This literature review examines various research papers about handoffs and patient safety. Research shows that ineffective communication during handovers contributes to patient harm. Consequently, nurses need to pay keen attention to multiple details during this process to ensure patient safety. Various research shows that standardized communication tools and bedside handoffs help to improve patient safety during handover. Some of the tools used during handover include the Situation Background Assessment and Recommendation (SBAR) communication tool. The use of these strategies showed improved patient safety metrics and several self-reported advantages by the nurses.
Keywords: Nursing handovers, patient safety, communication frameworks, SBAR communication tool, umbrella review
Kwadwo Awuah-Baffour. Nursing handover influences on safety of patient care. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(1); 2022, 40-47.
Work from home: power supply policy in Langkai village, Central Kalimantan
Currently, everyone is advised to keep their distance from each other and for workers to start working from home (WFH) which is a new thing for most people in Indonesia. It affects the use of electrical energy in connection with the use of electrical equipment in the household sector. Thus, the use of power plants with fossil energy sources will increasingly produce by-products such as air pollutant, which may affect the health of the environment and society, especially during this COVID-19 outbreak. To reduce dependence on fossil energy sources, it can be done by using new renewable energy sources such as environmentally friendly solar energy. One form is the use of rooftop solar power plants (Rooftop PLTS). The use of Rooftop PLTS also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, so that air pollution can be minimized. Thus, WFH can run according to health goals simultaneously, namely avoiding the impact of the pandemic and air pollution.
Keywords: renewable energy, rooftop power supply, green house gases, work from home
Algavien Tinus, Yetrie Ludang, Nawan. Work from home: power supply policy in Langkai village, Central Kalimantan. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(1); 2022, 48-57.
ICEV dimantling or recycling on a challenging environment
Nowadays Sustainability is a huge issue. Sustainability deals with the need for the protection of the natural environment and ecosystems health and requires innovation and commitment with the future. This manuscript uses the M|G|∞ queue system, modelling Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (ICEV), normally cars but not only, which turn idle when conventional energy becomes scarce, or a new status quo is required. In such a case, they are recycled, becoming either EV-Electric Vehicles or HEV-Hybrid Electric Vehicles or FCEV-Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, or are dismantled (DV-Dismantled Vehicles). Our model shows that when the rhythm ICEV become EV, HEV, FCEV and DV is greater than the rate at which they get idle the system tends to balance. In a cost-benefit analysis perspective, there are minimum benefits above which, both dismantling and recycling, are interesting. Additionally, the most interesting is the one for which the minimum benefit is the least.
Keywords: M|G|∞, sustainability, modelling, dismantling, recycling
Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, José António Filipe, José Moleiro Martins, Mário Nuno Mata, Pedro Neves Mata. ICEV dimantling or recycling on a challenging environment. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(1); 2022, 58-70.
Preliminary study to predict land and river quality changes due to sand mining
This preliminary study was conducted in Tanjung Pinang Village, Pahandut District, Palangka Raya City, Central Kalimantan Province. The purpose of this study is to predict changes in land and river quality due to sand mining activities. The description of changes in quality and environmental management efforts shows that it can be done to prevent impacts on ex-sand mining land. This potential for prevention can be utilized by local governments in determining policies related to preventing environmental damage and minimizing the negative impact of mining business activities on the environment. Furthermore, it is as a direction to the community, especially sand mining business actors about the need to implement sustainable and environmentally friendly mining business activities and apply good mining patterns.
Keywords: land, river water, quality change, sand mining
Wahyu Eka Harap, Yetrie Ludang, Nomeritae. Preliminary study to predict land and river quality changes due to sand mining. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(1); 2022, 71-78.
City park development strategy for Palangka Raya to meet the needs of greenspace
Urban development tends to eliminate the face of nature and reduce open areas. Many growth areas have been converted into trade areas, residential areas, industrial areas, transportation networks and other city facilities and infrastructure. The state of the urban environment is developing economically but declining ecologically. Although the quantity of the area is decreasing, this study tries to maintain the ecological quality with the strategy of developing urban parks, especially for the city of Palangka Raya. The strategy includes the legal basis for applicable parks, suitability of parks, and biodiversity for a park. The expected result in the future is the harmony of urban development with the capacity and quality of the environment.
Keywords: greenspace, city park, strategy, suitability, biodiversity
Arniwaty, Yetrie Ludang, Bambang S. Lautt, Lies Indrayanti. City park development strategy for Palangka Raya to meet the needs of greenspace. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(1); 2022, 79-89.
Student health and chronic absenteeism
Health concerns are historically a primary reason for chronic absenteeism. Over 6 million U.S. children experienced chronic school absenteeism (U.S. Department of Education, 2016) before the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been limited studies conducted on the effect that the lockdowns, school closures, and school re-openings have had on absenteeism. The little data available indicates skyrocketing chronic absenteeism and an increased parental concern for their child's mental well-being (Dorn et al., 2021), demonstrating a need for a greater understanding of student health needs and the provision of health care within the school setting.
Keywords: school nurse, absenteeism, health services, school health, academic achievement / academic performance / academic success
Ruth A. Young. Student health and chronic absenteeism. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(1); 2022, 90-95.
Community mining activities and their impacts in Central Kalimantan
Traditional mining activities carried out by the community, using simple equipment, and not tied to formal permits, are quite common in Central Kalimantan. Identification of the problem and the impact of its activities are carried out to become the basis for problem solving efforts. This study is an analysis of various literature sources, followed by a field study to confirm the real conditions. The results of this study are expected to be an effort to increase public awareness about the impacts caused by community mining. Also, this contribution can be utilized by local decision makers for controlling community mining and preventing environmental impacts.
Keywords: Unlicensed mining, community activities, problem identification, negative impacts
Anditha Purwanto, Yetrie Ludang, Firlianty. Community mining activities and their impacts in Central Kalimantan. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 8(1); 2022, 96-106.