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Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2015 Dec;21(4):342-354. Korean.
Published online December 25, 2015.  https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2015.21.4.342
© 2015 Korean Society of Women Health Nursing
Meta-analysis about the Effectiveness of Intervention Programs for Married Immigrant Women
Mi Ok Lee,1 and Sinhyang Kim2
1Andong Science College of Nursing, Andong, Korea.
2Graduate School of Nursing, Chung-ang University, Cheonan, Korea.

Corresponding author: Kim, Sinhyang. Graduate School of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, 257-8 Seobu-daero, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 330-940, Korea. Tel: +82-2-820-5672, Fax: +82-54-852-9907, Email: hyang8468@daum.net
Received July 23, 2015; Revised November 03, 2015; Accepted December 09, 2015.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to test the effect size of intervention programs for married immigrant women as well as to suggest the basic data for health care practices for married migrant women.

Methods

Meta-analysis was conducted with 27 articles from domestic Korea master's and doctorate degree dissertations and Korea academic journals from 2007 to 2014.

Results

Overall average effect size was 1.17 and 'parental education' of Intervention Variables was the biggest effect size. Intervention Variables were also identified to be the most desirable in cases when total sessions were applied with 10-18 sessions, 1 session per week, 90-120 minutes per session activity time and with less than 10 subjects in group size. Regarding effect variables, psychological variable group was identified to show the biggest effect size and in sub-variables, self-efficacy was identified to show the biggest effect size.

Conclusion

If intervention programs for married immigrant women is expanded and conducted based on the results of this study, the program would have significant affect psychological, social and physical health of the married migrant women who currently occupy the important status in our society.

Keywords: Married immigrant women; Intervention program; Meta-analysis

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Summary of Characteristics of Studies Included Meta-analysis
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Meta-regression Analysis of Control Variables
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Summary Statement

▪ What is already known about this topic?

Even though our society has rapidly grown as a multicultural society now, various problems occur because of no preparation for marriage migrant women.

▪ What this paper adds?

Meta-analysis with high testing power was conducted regarding the intervention program which was applied to marriage migrant women for the recent 8 years.

▪ Implications for practice, education and/or policy

If intervention program is applied in the actual nursing practice based on the results of this study, maximum effects are expected.

Appendix

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3. Kim MG. The effects of short-term group art therapy on acculturative stress and social support of married migrant women [master's thesis]. Pyeongtaek: Pyeongtaek University; 2009.

4. Lee JH. Effects of the maternal education program for immigrant women on their maternal role confidence and parenting stress and on their neonatal growth [dissertation]. Gwangju: Chonnam National University; 2009.

5. Baek HS. The effects of collective counseling influencing selfesteem & self-efficacy in multi-cultural women learning Korean language [master's thesis]. Jinju: International University of Korea; 2010.

6. Jeong SH. The effects of group art therapy program on married migrant women's depression, self-esteem and marital satisfaction [master's thesis]. Mokpo: Mokpo National University; 2010.

7. Jung JS, Baek HS. The effects of collective counseling influencing self-efficacy in multi-cultural women learning Korean language. Transactional Analysis and Psychosocial Therapy. 2010;7(2):31-45.

8. Kim EH, Lee E, Kim MJ, Park, DY, Lee SH. Effects of an educational program of pregnancy and delivery on pregnancy related knowledge, newborn care knowledge, and postpartum care self-efficacy of marriage immigrant women. Journal of Korean Academy Nursing. 2010;40(1):78-87.

9. Kim SH. Effects of group art therapy on the self-esteem and self-efficacy of married immigrant women [master's thesis]. Gyeongsan: Yeungnam University; 2010.

10. JO IH, Sung SH. The effect of a group counseling program based on the MBTI for parents on self-esteem and parenting attitude of multicultural families mothers. The Korean Journal of East West Science. 2011;14(1):73-89.

11. Kook HY. The effect of the PET program on the child-rearing attitude and parents-efficacy of the marriage migrant women [master's thesis]. Mokpo: Mokpo National University; 2011.

12. Kim JH. The effects of music therapy program based on folk songs on acculturative stress and depression of Chinese immigrant women [master's thesis]. Seoul: Myongji University; 2011.

13. Kim YH. The effect of group sandplay therapy on social anxiety, loneliness, and self-expression of international marriage immigrant women [master's thesis]. Cheonan: Namseoul University; 2011.

14. Lee MS, Lee HI, Lee JJ, Yoon MS, Kim SH. Effects of participation in Korean traditional dance on the acculturative stress and life satisfaction in the married immigrant women. Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial Cooperation Society. 2011; 12(6):2567-2574.

15. Lee HS, Choi SM, Lee HS. The analysis on confidence of multi-cultural women through a picture story reading program. Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science. 2011;22(4):251-273.

16. Ha YJ. Effect of horticultural therapy program on acculturative stress and mental health in the internationally married female migrant [dissertation]. Gwangju: Chonnam National University; 2011.

17. Im EM. The effects of activity-centered parent education program on self-esteem, parenting attitude and social competence of international marriage immigrant women [doctor's thesis]. Busan: Dong-A University; 2012.

18. Lee GM, Choi YH. Effects of newborn care education program on child-rearing knowledge, child-rearing stress, and child-rearing self-efficacy of immigrant pregnant women. Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing. 2012;26(3):561-571.

19. Lee JY, Park SO. A study on the effect of music-based Korean language learning program on the linguistic ability and psychological stability of the women naturalized by marriage. Journal of Arts Psychotherapy. 2012;8(4):73-93.

20. Park SK. The effects of happiness enhancement group counseling on the happiness, self-esteem and marital satisfaction of marriage migrant women. Journal of Psychology and Behavior. 2012;4(2):57-82.

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22. Seo JY, Kim EY. Effects of an infection prevention education program in infant and child for married immigrant Vietnamese women. Korean Journal of Adult Nursing. 2013;25(4):422-431.

23. Yang YJ, Lee KM. The effects of group art therapy program on acculturative stress of married migrant women. Korean Journal of Art Therapy. 2012;19(5):971-992.

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26. Kim NY. Development and effect of a salutogenic program for married immigrant women [dissertation]. Daegu: Kyungpook National University; 2014.

27. Ko YJ. Effects of laughter therapy on acculturative stress and stress responses in married immigrant women in Korea: Randomized controlled trials [dissertation]. Seoul: Chung-Ang University; 2014.

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