Piyanee Klainin-Yobas

Piyanee Klainin-Yobas
National University of Singapore | NUS · Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

BS (Nursing & Miswifery, MSN, PhD (Nursing)

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Mental health literacy (MHL) promotes mental health among youths. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the newly developed HOPE intervention in improving depression literacy, anxiety literacy, psychological well-being, and reducing personal stigma and stress levels amongst young adults at a university in Singapore. After two pilot studies, we...
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Objective: University and polytechnic students undergo a period of transition from adolescents to adulthood. Their health may be adversely affected by transition-related changes, contributing to poorer psychological well-being. This study aimed to examine the predicting factors of psychological well-being among the students. Design: A cross-section...
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Aims To evaluate the effectiveness of technology-based interventions in reducing psychological morbidities such as depressive symptomology, anxiety, burden and improving quality of life and self-efficacy in informal caregivers of stroke survivors. Design A systematic review and meta-analysis. Data Sources An extensive search was systematically un...
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Objectives Cancer survivors face multiple challenges associated with cancer and its treatments. This study aimed to examine the initial effect of the Mindfulness-Based Psychoeducation for Cancer Survivors (MindCAN) program, which emphasizes the application of mindfulness to cancer-related matters. Methods A single group, quasi-experimental study w...
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Aim: To summarise the psychological impacts of social isolation amongst older adults during COVID-19 and review the benefits and limitations of online interventions used to combat social isolation. Design: A scoping review was performed. Data sources: A systematic search was performed from October 2020 to January 2021 in seven electronic datab...
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Objectives This review aimed to synthesize the best available evidence concerning the effectiveness of electronic health, mindfulness-based interventions (eHealth-MBIs) on anxiety, depression, mindfulness and quality of life (QoL) among cancer patients/survivors. Methods Published and unpublished studies were retrieved from 10 electronic databases...
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Objectives This study aimed to synthesise the best available evidence on the effectiveness of education interventions to teach evidence-based practice (EBP) on nurse-related and patient-related outcomes. Design This is a systematic review and meta-analytic paper. Data sources Published and unpublished studies in English were searched from 10 data...
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PurposeThis systematic review aimed to synthesize the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions on caregivers of advanced cancer patients, in comparison with usual care, on caregivers’ quality of life (QoL), anxiety, and depression symptoms.Methods Comprehensive searches for published and unpublished studies were performed using nine electronic d...
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Background Poor management of type 2 diabetes mellitus may affect individuals’ physical and emotional health. Access to ongoing psychosocial interventions through technological platforms may potentially minimise diabetes complications and improve health-related outcomes. However, little is known about the effectiveness of such interventions on diab...
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This study aimed to explore supportive needs of caregivers when caring for patients with chronic illness during hospitalization. A descriptive qualitative study was conducted at a tertiary hospital and purposive sampling was used to recruit 13 participants. Eligibility criteria included primary caregivers of patients with chronic illness. Data were...
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Background Resilience reflects individuals’ ability to bounce back quickly in the face of stressful situations. Resilience is positively correlated with psychological well-being (PWB) and negatively related to poor mental health. However, there is limited longitudinal research to confirm the causal relationships between resilience and PWB. This stu...
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Background : Mild cognitive impairment is an age-related cognitive disorder which is associated with frequent memory lapses, impaired judgement, and progressive functional decline. If untreated early, 39.2% of people with mild cognitive impairment could progress to develop dementia. However, there are currently no approved pharmacological intervent...
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Background Cancer survivors often experience physical and psychological symptoms that may affect their daily activities and quality of life. A mindfulness-based psychoeducation for cancer survivors, (MindCAN) program, has been established to help cancer survivors manage their physical and psychological symptoms. This study aimed to explore percepti...
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Objective This study aimed to synthesize the best available evidence regarding the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions on body mass index (BMI), body dissatisfaction, depression and anxiety among individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN). Methods Published studies in English were searched using seven databases (such as PubMed). Grey li...
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Population ageing resulting from declining fertility and extended life expectancy has been occurring rapidly throughout the world. Older adults are faced with multiple physical, psychological and social changes that challenge their sense of self and capacity for healthy ageing. Intergenerational programmes (IGP) in communities have been developed t...
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There are growing interests in promoting health of patients with cancer targeting on prevention and control as there are several modifiable risk factors that can be controlled to prevent cancer such as smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and unhealthy behaviors. Once diagnosis of cancer has been determined, health promotion interventions can be targeted...
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Background Falls in older adults result in serious, life-limiting consequences. An increasing number of fall prevention interventions have used technology to reduce the number of falls in community-dwelling adults. Various types of e-interventions are being tested in clinical trials and in the community. These include telehealth, exergames, cogniti...
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BACKGROUND Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. AMI is associated with poorer quality of life and other psychological symptoms (such as stress, depression and anxiety). Effective psychosocial interventions are essential to help patients post-AMI manage with the psychological symptoms. OBJECTIVE...
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Objectives This review aimed to examine available evidence concerning the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in improving memory, executive function, depression and activities of daily living (ADL) in older adults with MCI. Methods Eight electronic databases were used to conduct a comprehensive literature search for published and unpublis...
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This study aimed to examine the effects and feasibility of a virtual screen-based stress management programme (V-DESSERTS) on inpatients with mental disorders. A single-blinded, pilot randomised controlled trial was conducted in a tertiary hospital in Singapore. Convenience sampling was used and participants were randomised into either the interven...
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Background Health assessments are a vital competency required of nurses. The more traditional ways of teaching and learning this skill require practice and are often limited by time constraints. With the rise of technology-based platforms, students can supplement their learning health assessment skills through other means, such as videos, that not...
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Aims The study aims to examine the effectiveness of the online HOPE intervention to increase mental health literacy, psychological well‐being; and in reducing stress among youths aged 18 ‐ 24 living in Singapore. Design The study will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will adopt a single‐group pre‐post repeated quasi‐experimental researc...
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Background Nursing undergraduates are susceptible to stress from academic and clinical matters. We developed the MIND-NURSE program for nursing students. Objectives This study aimed to explore students' perceptions towards the program. Methods This was a descriptive qualitative study. A convenience sampling was used to recruit nursing undergradua...
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This study examined the relationships among parenting self-efficacy (PSE), social support, postnatal depression (PND), and predictors of parenting satisfaction in the early postpartum period using a cross-sectional exploratory quantitative design. The hypothetical model was tested among interrelated concepts of outcome variables among 250 parents (...
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Purpose: Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cancer negatively affects individuals' quality of life and overall health. Mindfulness-based interventions appear to be promising in the reduction of cancer-related and treatment-related symptoms. This review aimed to systematically summarize and synthesize the best...
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Electronic‐based (e‐based) lifestyle interventions provide potential and cost‐effective delivery of remote interventions for overweight and obese perinatal women. To date, no meta‐analysis has reported the efficacy of maternal and neonatal outcomes. Seven electronic databases were searched from inception up to July 13, 2016, including the Cumulativ...
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This cross-sectional descriptive study aimed to examine factors affecting the psychological well-being of female and male Thai students, and to compare gender differences in a psychological well-being promotion model. Participants were 624 students from three secondary schools in Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom provinces, Thailand. Data were collected in...
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Psychological well-being is an important predictor for various health outcomes. This study aimed to test psychometric properties of the English- and Thai-version of the Psychological Well-Being Scale (PWB-S). Four convenience samples were recruited in Singapore and Thailand; and the English and Thai-version of the PWB-S were used. Data collection i...
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This study was aimed to explore shiftwork patterns and health status among nurses at a university hospital in northeastern Thailand. A descriptive study was conducted. The study population was 1,221. The data were collected via self-reported questionnaire including personal information and the last month shift schedule. Descriptive statistics were...
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This study aimed to determine the efficacy of mindfulness practice on emotional state and cognitive function of community-living elderly with mild cognitive impairment. A randomized controlled trial was conducted with the experimental group undergoing a Mindfulness Awareness Program (MAP) and an active control group undergoing a Health Education Pr...
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Aim Most mental health conditions affect adolescent and young adults. The onset of many mental disorders occurs in the young age. This is a critical period to implement interventions to enhance mental health literacy (MHL) and to prevent the occurrence of mental health problems. This systematic review examined the effectiveness of information and c...
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Parenting self-efficacy is one of the important determinants that assists smooth transition to parenthood and has an impact on the parent–child relationship. The aim of the study was to test the psychometric properties of the Parenting Efficacy Scale (PES) among multi-ethnic parents in Singapore. A descriptive correlational repeated research design...
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Background: The shortage of nurses has become a global phenomenon, and methods of decreasing the attrition rate of nurses have been explored. Resilience was one of the important factors that increased the retention rate of nurses who stayed in this highly stressful profession. Objectives: To understand how undergraduate nursing students perceive...
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Globally, mental disorders affect 25% of the society. This discursive paper aims to illustrate the mental health literacy levels in the public. Mental health literacy (MHL) is the understanding of mental health conditions, which helps in their prevention, recognition and treatment. Unfortunately, the public has minimal understanding of mental disor...
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Background Prolonged preoperative waiting times from six months to two years for joint replacement surgery are detrimental to patients' quality of life due to increasing physical dysfunction, pain, joint stiffness, worsening mental health, and limited independence in daily life. Aim This study explored the perceptions of elderly patients undergoin...
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Schizophrenia is a mental disorder, which is marked by frequent relapses. The main reason for relapse is nonadherence to antipsychotics. A cross-sectional, correlational research study was conducted with a convenience sample of 92 participants. The primary aim of this study was to explore the predictors of medication adherence among inpatients with...
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Eating disorders are complex disorders requiring specialised care, thus knowledge and attitudes are crucial for management. This study aims to examine nurses' knowledge, attitudes, reported practice, and perceptions towards patients with eating disorders in Singapore. A concurrent mixed-methods study was carried out in Southeast Asia's only psychia...
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Electronic-based (e-based) lifestyle interventions provide potential and cost-effective delivery of remote interventions for overweight and obese perinatal women. To date, no meta-analysis has reported the efficacy of maternal and neonatal outcomes. Seven electronic databases were searched from inception up to July 13, 2016, including the Cumulativ...
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Background: A growing number of meta-analyses have supported the application of therapist-supported Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) for psychological disorders across different populations, but relatively few meta-analyses have concentrated on postpartum women. Objective: This meta-analysis evaluated the efficacy of therapist-su...
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AimWe sought to examine the effects of health-care-team-related, patient-related, disease-related, therapy-related, and socioeconomic factors on medication adherence among older adults using a structural-equation-modeling approach. Subject and methodsWe examined a hypothetical model based on the World Health Organization’s five-dimensional model of...
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Background Identifying the factors influencing breastfeeding attitude is significant for the implementation of effective promotion policies and counselling activities. To our best knowledge, no previous studies have modelled the relationships among breastfeeding attitude, health-related quality of life and maternal obesity among multi-ethnic pregna...
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Background: Ineffective management of postoperative pain in children has been reported widely. To improve the effectiveness of postoperative pain management for children, it was necessary to conduct a systematic review to better understand the current knowledge of children's experiences of their postoperative pain management. Aims: The aim of th...
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This review consolidates findings regarding knowledge and attitudes of healthcare professionals, together with challenges faced while caring for patients with eating disorders. A rigorous and systematic approach was taken to identify 21 articles, which include 12 quantitative, 7 qualitative, and 2 mixed-method papers. Healthcare professionals' know...
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Background: Self-monitoring using the Internet offers new opportunities to engage perinatal diabetic women in self-management to reduce maternal and neonatal complications. Objective: This review aims to synthesize the best available evidence to evaluate the efficacy of Internet-based self-monitoring interventions in improving maternal and neona...
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Background: Conducting mental status examination and suicide risk assessment is an important skill required of nurses when they are in the clinical setting. With nursing students often expressing the anxiety and lack of confidence in doing so, the use of standardized patients provide an excellent opportunity to practice and become proficient with...
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This review aimed to summarize empirical evidence concerning factors relating to medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia. A comprehensive search was implemented to recruit articles which met the present eligibility criteria. Twenty-five articles were included whereby only one was a qualitative study. Greater awareness of illness (ins...
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Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the internal consistency, structural validity, sensitivity and specificity of the 5- and 4-item versions of the LATCH assessment tool among a multiethnic population in Singapore. Methods The study was a secondary analysis of a subset of data (n = 907) from our previous breastfeeding survey from 2013...
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Data set for PLOS one (n = 907). (SAV)
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In many countries, university students experience various stressors that may negatively affect their psychological well-being (PWB). Hence, they are at risk for physical and mental problems. This research aimed to examine the predicting effects of mindfulness, self-efficacy, and social support on psychological well-being among undergraduate student...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the relationships among maternal and infant characteristics, breastfeeding techniques, and exclusive breastfeeding initiation in different modes of birth using structural equation modeling approaches. Methods: We examined a hypothetical model based on integrating concepts of a breastfeeding decisi...
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Objectives: This systematic review aimed to examine empirical evidence concerning the efficacy of psychosocial interventions in ameliorating the psychosocial problems of people with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Methods: A comprehensive literature search was undertaken to identify both published and non-published English randomised controlled...
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A growing line of research has highlighted that e-technologies may play a promising role in improving breastfeeding outcomes. The objective of this review was to synthesise the best of available evidence by conducting a meta-analysis to evaluate whether e-technologies have had any effect in improving breastfeeding outcomes among perinatal women. Th...
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Stress-management interventions have been integrated into treatments for people with mental disorders. Nevertheless, most studies on these interventions have been conducted on patients with schizophrenia in Western countries, and limited studies have used objective measurements of stress. We developed a group-based, four-session stress-management (...
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The Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale (IIFAS) was developed to measure maternal attitudes toward infant feeding, but a number of validated studies on the IIFAS found that it was subject to methodological limitations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the IIFAS among a multiethnic population in Singapore. A cr...
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Children undergoing surgical procedures commonly experience stress and anxiety, exhibit negative behaviors, and complain of postoperative pain. Parents also experience anxiety when their children undergo surgery. Therapeutic play intervention has been used to prepare hospitalized children for invasive medical procedures for decades. However, there...
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Few studies have examined different perceptions of stress or explored the positive aspects of well-being among pregnant Chinese women, so there is a need to explore these phenomena in order to fill the research gap. The aim of this study was to examine the relationships among the different perceptions of stress, coping styles, and general well-bein...
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Work stress is intrinsic to nursing. It negatively affects nurses' health and well-being. Nurses, who are under stress, often report job dissatisfaction, intention to quit their job, burn out, and physical complaints. This study aimed to identify sources of work stressors among registered nurses and examine the interrelationships among stress, posi...
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AimTo examine the effects of a therapeutic play intervention for children on parents' perioperative anxiety, the relationship between parents' and their children's anxiety and to explore parents' perceptions of the intervention.Background Therapeutic play intervention was found to reduce children's perioperative anxiety. Little is known about how s...
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Objectives: This systematic review examined empirical evidence of the effects of relaxation interventions on anxiety and depression among older adults. Method: A comprehensive literature search identified studies that satisfied the pre-set inclusion and exclusion criteria. We focused on 15 published and non-published studies - 12 randomised cont...
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To examine if therapeutic play intervention could reduce perioperative anxiety, negative emotional manifestation and postoperative pain in children undergoing inpatient elective surgery. Children undergoing surgery commonly experience anxiety and postoperative pain and exhibit negative emotional manifestations. Previous studies have shown inconsist...
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To report a study protocol of a randomized controlled trial examining if a symptom self-management programme helps patients with acute myocardial infarction self-manage their physical and psychological symptoms. In addition to physical conditions, people with acute myocardial infarction often experience psychological symptoms. However, there is lim...
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This study aimed to investigate the effect of a VR-based stress management program on people with mood disorders. A quasi-experimental study was conducted in a tertiary hospital in Singapore and a convenience sample of 22 was recruited. The program comprised three daily one-hour sessions incorporating psychoeducation and VR-based relaxation practic...
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AimTo report a study protocol that tests the effectiveness of an educational intervention on outcomes of parents and their children who undergo inpatient elective surgery.Background Inadequate children's postoperative pain management remains a global problem. Parents are required to be involved in their child's pain assessment and management, yet t...
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Objectives The patient satisfaction assessment at an outpatient Urology Centre in Singapore was based on one single question and it has failed to provide a direction of the areas for improvement. The objectives of this study were to identify the levels of patients’ satisfaction with health care services, the differences in general satisfaction with...
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Involving parents in children's pain management is essential to achieve optimal outcomes. Parents need to be equipped with sufficient knowledge and information. Only a limited number of studies have explored nurses' provision of parental guidance regarding the use of nonpharmacologic methods in children's pain management. This study aimed to examin...