Mu-Hsing Ho

Mu-Hsing Ho
The University of Hong Kong | HKU · School of Nursing

BSc BSN MSc (TMU) PhD (UOW)

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Education
October 2018 - September 2021
University of Wollongong
Field of study
  • Health Science/Nursing
September 2014 - January 2016
Taipei Medical University
Field of study
  • Gerontological Nursing/Community Health Nursing
September 2010 - June 2014
Taipei Medical University
Field of study
  • Gerontology Health Management & Nursing

Publications

Publications (63)
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This study aimed to compare the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) and Short-Form 12-Item Health Survey Mental Component Score (SF-12 MCS) for the effectiveness as screening tools for depression in Asian New Zealanders. A national, representative New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) data set was used. In total, 1,277 participants were included...
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To assess (1) the experience, knowledge and preferences of end‐of‐life care among frail nursing home residents and (2) the preferences of residents' family caregivers. Globally, nursing homes are becoming an important place where many older people will receive their end‐of‐life care. Thus, assessing the end‐of‐life care preferences among nursing ho...
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Background Mealtime difficulties are exacerbated in acute care settings, which further complicate health issues in people with dementia (PWD). Understanding staff knowledge and attitudes is crucial for providing better care for PWD in nursing home settings. However, little is known about the knowledge and attitudes of acute care staff in assisting...
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Background The Chinese government has adopted the WHO healthy ageing framework to guide the development of services and initiatives to promote older people's health. Aim To examine the rural-urban disparities within the WHO healthy ageing domains of functional ability. Methods A secondary data analysis was conducted using a nationally representat...
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Background: Dementia can lead to family, medical, and social burdens. Long-term care issues of older adults in Taiwan and the burdens of caregivers are beginning to be taken seriously by the government. Relevant resources for older adults have gradually increased; however, older adults and caregivers are often not likely to seek resources and might...
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Background Poor oral health affects quality of life; oral health literacy studies are increasing as it plays an essential role in promoting oral health. However, little is known regarding the gender differences in oral health literacy and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among older adults. This study aimed to explore the gender differe...
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Background Driving is a complex skill that requires the integration of cognition and motor functions. However, these functions are all impacted by dementia. Aim We investigated the driving status among persons with dementia and the effects of a Dementia and Driving Decision Aid (DDDA) on changes in driving decisions, depressive symptoms and anxiet...
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Objective: This study aimed to retrospectively examine the contribution of nurses to population health outcomes with reference to nurse visits and blood pressure measurement in primary health settings. Design: A retrospective study was conducted using New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) from 2012 to 2017. Sample: Adult population who are 18 years...
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Background: Delirium remains significantly undetected in the intensive care unit (ICU). Little is known regarding the level of delirium care knowledge among critical care nurses in Taiwan. Purpose: This study was designed to investigate the level of knowledge about delirium care among critical care nurses using a multiple-choice question quiz....
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Objectives: To examine loneliness experienced by middle-aged and older Chinese immigrants and its association with accepting technology as a companion (apps, Internet and robots) versus owning pets, when social distancing measures were implemented in New Zealand during the first COVID-19 outbreak. Methods: This study conducted a community-based...
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Early preventive strategies for improving cognitive function are crucial for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Cognitive training exercises may improve cognitive functioning. However, there was limited evidence from training programs that combined cognitive-specific and physical activities, particularly in using interactive video games a...
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This study aimed to explore the experiences of nurses in Wuhan Hospital as front liners during the COVID‐19 pandemic. A descriptive qualitative study of front‐line nurses was conducted from a tertiary hospital in Wuhan. Semi‐structured individual interviews were undertaken with 8 registered nurses who were front‐line health workers in one of the CO...
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Objective With longer life expectancies, cardiovascular diseases are increasingly common among older adults, which also leads to functional changes that severely impact their quality of life. This study aimed to identify the predictors of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among older New Zealanders with cardiovascular health problems. Methods...
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The nursing delirium screening scale (Nu‐DESC) was developed for the rapid assessment of delirium, but little is known regarding the performance of the Nu‐DESC in assessing postoperative delirium. The purpose of this systematic review and meta‐analysis was to review and summarize the evidence of the diagnostic accuracy of the Nu‐DESC in assessing p...
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Background Malnutrition is a factor associated with mortality, particularly for older residents in long-term care facilities. Aim This study aimed to evaluate the Minimum Data Set-based Screening for Nutritional Problem (MDS-SNP) and Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in screening malnutrition among institutionalised older adults in Taiwan. Method...
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Background Postoperative delirium is the most common complication of surgery particularly in older patients. Aims The current study aimed to summarize the commonly used delirium assessment tools in assessing postoperative delirium (POD) and to estimate the incidence rates of POD. Methods A systematic review that included empirical cohort studies...
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Objective This review aimed to examine the changes of knowledge, attitude and working intention in nursing students after an undergraduate geriatric nursing education. Design A systematic review of the literature. Data sources Five databases which included CINAHL, MEDLINE, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science were searched for this literature review...
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Aims To evaluate the effects of a simulation-based education programme on critical care nurses’ knowledge, confidence, competence and clinical performance in providing delirium care. Design Single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Methods Registered nurses who work in intensive care units were recruited from a university-affiliated acute major...
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Background: The driving safety of persons with dementia (PwD) is an important public-health issue worldwide. Driving is closely related to personal autonomy, self-esteem, and independence. When PwD lose their driving privileges, this may lead to negative effects on mental health. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationshi...
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Objectives This review summarized the applicability of various decision-making tools for helping people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and their families make decisions. Design This study was a narrative literature review. The protocol of this review was registered in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (...
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Context Organizations such as Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network functions to promote quality palliative care development through training and education, research collaboration and variety relevant projects and events for all in the Asia and Pacific region. Objectives To summarise and further compare existing development indicators used...
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Background Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) have been used in the undergraduate medical setting since the 1970s, however little is known about its use and effectiveness in post-registration nurse education. Objectives The purpose of this review was to critically analyse studies using OSCEs in post-registration nurse education and...
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Background Perceived comfort levels of older people living in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) influence their health and wellbeing. Aim This study aimed to investigate the comfort levels and factors that contributed to comfort among older people living in LTCFs. Methods A cross-sectional research design was used. Sociodemographic profile, physi...
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Background Lack of evidence regarding whether a useful examination instrument such as an multiple choice question (MCQ) quiz is reliable for assessing delirium care knowledge. Aims and objectives To develop and psychometrically test a MCQ‐based quiz for assessing the delirium care knowledge of critical care nurses. Design Instrument development a...
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Abstract Background: Dementia causes cognitive and memory difficulties which can reduce the driving safety of the individuals. The decision-making process for driving retirement is challenging, and yet limited guidance is available. Objectives: This article reports the development of the Taiwanese version of dementia and driving decision aid (DDDA)...
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Background Delirium is associated with serious adverse health outcomes, particularly increased intensive care unit (ICU) stay and mortality rate. Critical care nurses lack sufficient knowledge about delirium and it remains undetected and poorly managed. Aim In this protocol, the development, implementation and evaluation of the INDICATION (INnovat...
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Aims: To develop and psychometrically test a multiple choice questions (MCQs) based quiz of delirium care knowledge for critical care nurses. Design: Instrument development and psychometric evaluation study. Methods: The development and validation process including two phases. Phase I focused on the quiz development, conducted by the following step...
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This review aimed to summarise the validity and reliability of feeding difficulties assessment tools for Individual with dementia. PubMed, PsycINFO, MEDLINE, CINAHL and Scopus were searched for feeding difficulty measurements studies published between 1990 and 2019. Sixteen publications were included and identified three tools: Edinburgh Feeding Ev...
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Background Little is known regarding the transfer of bioscience knowledge gained during undergraduate nursing studies into clinical practice. Objective To explore the experiences of new registered nurses in applying bioscience concepts in their day-to-day nursing practice. Design Descriptive qualitative design. Participants Fifteen recently grad...
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Introduction: New Zealand has an ethnically diverse population and continues to host immigrants from different countries. The present study aimed to examine the factors associated with ED use among new Asian immigrants in New Zealand. Methods: A secondary analysis of 2016-2017 New Zealand Health Survey database. Univariate and multivariate logisti...
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Noble CORONA Virus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease similar form of pneumonia/ SARS-CoV-2- impacting globally. The fear of coronavirus looks pandemic, but its severity is uncertain. Nepal was one of the first nine countries outside of China to report a COVID-19 case. Also, its unpredictability of mode or range of surface, the lifespan of the vir...
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Aims: To compare the differences between acupoint pressure, abdominal massage and laxatives in treatment of constipation for residents in two nursing homes. Background: There is lack of evidence on the utility of complementary therapies in the management of constipation among older adults. Design: Quasi-experimental. Methods: A total of 90 parti...
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Background: Critical care nurses are in the best position to detect and monitor delirium in critically ill patients. Therefore, an optimum delirium assessment tool with strong evidence should be identified with critical care nurses to perform in the daily assessment. Aim: To evaluate and compare the diagnostic performance of delirium assessment...
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The current integrative review explored the prevalence of delirium among Thai older adults and the role of nurses and physicians in detecting delirium. Several academic databases were searched for relevant studies using a set of predetermined search terms and limits. Study quality was assessed using the National Health and Medical Research Council'...
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Objectives: To review and examine the evidence on diagnostic test accuracy of PRE-DELIRIC (PREdiction of DELIRium in ICu patients) for predicting delirium risk in critically ill patients. Research methodology: This meta-analysis included studies reporting the diagnostic performance of PRE-DELIRIC between 2012 and 2019. The Cochrane Library, MEDL...
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Objectives: This study aimed to translate the Oral Health Literacy Adult Questionnaire into a Mandarin version (MOHL-AQ) and to examine its psychometric properties. Methods: A methodological research using psychometric testing and evaluation of a translated instrument. A convenience sample of 402 participants from northern Taiwan were recruited for...
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Cryoglobulins are immunoglobulins that participate and crystalise at temperatures below normal body temperature (<37°C). Cryoglobulinemia is defined as entity characterized by the presence of cryoglobulins in the serum. The clinical manifestations of cryoglobulinemia are broad and vary between types but include orthostatic purpura, peripheral neuro...
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Pressure injury is a common problem and may cause significant morbidity and mortality for older adults especially in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). However, in the current literacy there is no consistent evidence demonstrating the most suitable risk assessment scale. The aim of the study is to compare the predictive accuracy between the Braden...
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Objectives: This study evaluated the Integrated Behavioral Model and examined oral self-care behavior of community-dwelling middle-aged and older people. Design: A cross-sectional design was used. Sample: Purposive sampling was employed to recruit middle and older age community dwelling individuals, with research locations in public health center...
Conference Paper
Background: Delirium is hard to be detected and diagnosed in the intensive care unit (ICU) settings. Delirium prediction model (PREdiction of DELIRium in ICu patients, PRE-DELIRIC) was developed to assist critical healthcare professionals to predict delirium effectively. This study aimed to evaluate the predictive accuracy of the PRE-DELIRIC model....
Conference Paper
Aims: To evaluate and compare the diagnostic performance of the confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit (CAM-ICU) and the intensive care delirium screening checklist (ICDSC) in diagnosing delirium in critically ill patients. Methods: PubMed, Embase, CINAHL databases were searched for studies published in English or Mandarin up to De...
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A cross-sectional research study was conducted to explore factors associated with and predictors of emergency department (ED) use among community-dwelling older adults. Data were collected using questionnaires regarding demographic characteristics, health literacy, comprehensive assessment instruments, and ED use. Age, fall frequency, number of dis...
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This study explored health literacy and associated factors among older adults admitted to emergency departments (EDs). A cross-sectional research design was adopted. Participants were purposively selected with the inclusion criteria of being over 65 years of age, being clear conscious, being able to communicate in Mandarin or Taiwanese, and having...
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Background: Oral health literacy is one of the factors known to affect oral health. The results of prior studies indicate that Taiwanese lack accurate oral health knowledge and skills. Assessing the understanding of Taiwanese of the various aspects of oral health literacy is necessary to explore their ability to access, process, and understand basi...
Poster
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Poster session presented at the 34th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Taiwan Nurses Association, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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Poster session presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International's 29th International Nursing Research Congress, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Melbourne, Australia.
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This article explored the nursing experience of a 49-year-old hemodialysis patient who has undergone dialysis for 31 years and has recently suffered a psychological adjustment disorder due to the loss of his girlfriend. During the nursing period, from July 18, 2016 to September 16, 2016, the “Roy Adaptation Model” was used as the assessment tool to...
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Aims and Objectives: Examine the effects of an oral care program among older adults in long-term care facilities. Background: The inability to use oral care instruments and incorporate oral care in nursing care routines makes oral care easy to neglect. Poor oral care increases food residue in oral cavities, dental plaque, and oral mucosa problems....
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Aims and objectives: To evaluate the accuracy of the inpatient fall risk screening tool (IFRST) and to identify the most critical fall risk factors in inpatients. Background: Variations exist in several screening tools applied in acute care hospitals for examining risk factors for falls and identifying high-risk inpatients. Design: Secondary d...
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Background Few studies have examined the prevalence of food intake difficulties and their associated factors among residents with dementia in long-term care facilities in Taiwan. The purpose of the study was to identify the best cutoff point for the Chinese Feeding Difficulty Index (Ch-FDI), which evaluates the prevalence of food intake difficultie...
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Aims: To develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of a Chinese Feeding Difficulty Index (Ch-FDI) which assesses feeding difficulties in people with dementia (PwD). Research design and method: Scale items were developed using literature review based on Model of Feeding Difficulty. Content validity was evaluated and items were modified by...

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ICU delirium, postoperative delirium
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To identify predictors and related factors affecting emergency departments use in community-dwelling older people
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To investigate oral self-care behavior and oral health literacy among community middle-aged and older adults