Dorothy Bai

Dorothy Bai
Taipei Medical University | TMU · School of Gerontology Health Management

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Background: Although a patient care system may help nurses handle patients' requests or provide timely assistance to those in need, there are a number of barriers faced by nurses in handling alarms. Methods: The aim of the study was to describe the implementation and experience of an innovative smart patient care system (SPCS). This study applie...
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Background and purpose Pressure injuries remain a significant health care issue in various settings. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between a pressure redistributing foam mattress (PRFM) and the development of pressure injuries. Methods This study employed an observational prospective cohort study design. We enrolled 254...
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Family Members' Infant Feeding Preferences, Maternal Breastfeeding Exposures and Exclusive Breastfeeding Intentions - Volume 76 Issue OCE4 - K.Y.W. Lok, D.L. Bai, M. Tarrant
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Background: Researchers have found breastfeeding disparities between immigrant and native-born women in many countries. However, most studies on immigration and breastfeeding practices have been in Western countries. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of length of time since immigration on the breastfeeding practices of Mainland Chine...
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Background Maternal breastfeeding intentions are strongly associated with breastfeeding exclusivity and duration. Factors that affect new mothers’ exclusive breastfeeding intentions have not been adequately examined. Objective The purpose of this study was to examine the association between family member's infant feeding preferences, breastfeeding...
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Objective To investigate the prevalence and predictors of expressed breast-milk feeding in healthy full-term infants and its association with total duration of breast-milk feeding. Design Prospective cohort study. Setting In-patient postnatal units of four public hospitals in Hong Kong. Subjects A total of 2450 mother–infant pairs were recruited...
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Background Substantial breastfeeding disparities exist among various ethnic and racial groups, and between mainland Chinese immigrants and native born Chinese women. However, few studies have addressed the effect of migration on mainland Chinese immigrants or the effect of time since migration on breastfeeding practices. Hong Kong, SAR, China, prov...
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Background: The relationship between support from members of a mother's social network and breastfeeding continuation is receiving increased attention. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to describe the infant feeding preferences of Chinese mothers' immediate social network and to examine the association between these preferences and...
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Background In recent years there has been a steady influx of immigrants into Hong Kong from Mainland China, where breastfeeding patterns differ. Studies in other regions have found substantial differences in breastfeeding rates between native-born and immigrant mothers. The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with breastfeeding...
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The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative requires hospitals to pay market price for infant formula. No studies have specifically examined the effect of hospitals paying for infant formula on breastfeeding mothers' exposure to Baby-Friendly steps. To investigate the effect of hospitals implementing a policy of paying for infant formula on new mothers'...
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Background High breastfeeding attrition rates have been attributed to a number of factors, but the effect of previous breastfeeding experience on subsequent breastfeeding duration has not been adequately investigated.Methods In this study, 559 multiparous mothers were recruited and followed prospectively for 12 months or until the infant was weaned...
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Mothers who are employed postpartum are less likely to continue breastfeeding than mothers who are not formally employed. However, as postpartum employment is increasingly necessary for the majority of new mothers, it is important to investigate factors that influence the continuation of breastfeeding in employed mothers. A sample of 1,738 mothers...
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In April 2010, all public obstetric hospitals in Hong Kong stopped accepting free infant formula from manufacturers and began paying market price for infant formula products. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of adopting a policy of paying market price for infant formula in public hospitals on in-hospital infant formula supplementation...
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Introduction: Few women who reside in Hong Kong exclusively breastfeed, and one-half stop breastfeeding within the first few months. There is little research in this population on the association between intrapartum interventions and breastfeeding duration. Methods: A sample of 1280 mother-infant pairs were recruited from the obstetric units of...
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The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of the duration of breastfeeding with a previous child on the duration of any and exclusive breastfeeding with a subsequent infant. From a cohort of 1417 mother-infant pairs, we included only those participants who had delivered at least one previous live infant and for whom the previous duratio...
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Few Hong Kong mothers exclusively breastfeed and one-half stop breastfeeding within the first two months. There is little research in this population on the association between intrapartum practices and breastfeeding duration. A sample of 1280 mother-infant pairs were recruited from the obstetric units of four public hospitals in Hong Kong and foll...

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