Sheng-Miauh Huang

Sheng-Miauh Huang
Mackay Medical College · Department of Nursing

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Purpose: This study examined the effects of an oncofertility education program on decisional conflict in nurses and patients with breast cancer. Methods: A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted with 84 nurses of five breast care units. Three units were randomly selected from the five as the nurse experimental group. Nurses at the exp...
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Purpose To develop electronic systems for oncofertility support, and to examine the comprehensibility, feasibility, usability, and effects on social support and preparation for decision-making. Methods The study steps were guided, tested, and utilized to (a) identify the requirements of a patient, (b) guide the development of support interventions...
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Background Nursing competence refers to the core abilities that are required for fulfilling one’s role as a nurse. A specific instrument comprehensively measuring competence among nursing students has not yet been developed. The purpose of the study was to develop and validate a nursing competence instrument for nursing students in bachelor trainin...
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Background and purpose Health-seeking behavior has a direct impact on individual's health. A proper understanding of patients' demographics and health factors is essential in constructing high-quality health care services toward Chinese or Western medicine. The objective of this study was to understand the tendency among Taiwanese to opt for either...
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Background Previous studies indicate significant gaps exist in current practices and perceptions of oncofertility care. Objectives We aim to understand the clinical experience regarding oncofertility care among health providers in a multidisciplinary breast care team. Methods A qualitative, descriptive study was conducted. Data were collected thr...
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The first Patient Right to Autonomy Act enacted in Asia in 2019 has enabled every Taiwanese citizen to plan for his/her end-of-life (EOL) in case of incompetency. Advance care planning (ACP) has been highly promoted for individuals with terminal, life-threatening illnesses, particularly in the mainstream society, and efforts have been made by the T...
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BACKGROUND The pregnancy rate after cancer treatment for female survivors is lower than that of the general population. Future infertility is a significant concern for patients with breast cancer and is associated with a poor quality of life. Reproductive- age patients with breast cancer have safe options when choosing the type of fertility preserv...
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Background The pregnancy rate after cancer treatment for female survivors is lower than that of the general population. Future infertility is a significant concern for patients with breast cancer and is associated with a poor quality of life. Reproductive-age patients with breast cancer have safe options when choosing a type of fertility preservati...
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Background: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) appears to be the common therapy in middle-aged women. The constitution serves as a guide for TCM treatment. However, little is known about the constitution and related factors in middle-aged women. The objectives of this study were to describe the yang-deficiency, yin-deficiency, and stasis constitut...
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Aim: The purposes of this study were to describe the degree of knowledge and explore the factors associated with knowledge of infertility among women of childbearing age with breast cancer. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we recruited women of childbearing age with a diagnosis of breast cancer who had completed chemotherapy at a hospital...
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Background: Sleep problems cause physical and mental distress and may influence the survival of cancer patients. Objectives: This study aimed to explore the efficacy of exercise intervention to improve sleep in cancer patients. Methods: Published papers from 1980 to 2018 were searched. Results: The major findings included (a) exercise interv...
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Background: Infertility is negatively related to the quality of life in reproductive-age women with breast cancer. The nurses who care for these patients lack a comprehensive understanding of the changes in fertility intention that patients undergo from the time of cancer diagnosis, throughout treatment, and after treatment. A fertility intention...
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OBJECTIVE To examine and describe the use of Western and Chinese Medicine for pregnancy preparation among women with breast cancer after cancer-related treatment in Taiwan. METHODS Women of reproductive age (20-49 years) women who were treated for breast cancer from January 2011 through June 2015 in a Taiwanese city participated in the study. Of 3...
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This study describes the fertility intention and explores factors related to fertility intention in reproductive-age women with breast cancer in Taiwan. In this cross-sectional study, women of childbearing age who had been diagnosed with breast cancer completed a face-to-face survey that included demographic, disease, and symptom-related data, and...
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Background: Evidence indicates that breast cancer survivors with reproductive concerns have a poorer quality of life than survivors without fertility concerns. There is a lack of reliable and valid assessments of fertility intention among breast cancer survivors. Purpose: The aim of this study was to develop and validate the Fertility Intention...
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Helping breast cancer patients who desire a pregnancy after cancer treatment is a vital issue. Little is known about the complex context of the decision to become pregnant after breast cancer treatment. The purpose of this study was to understand the risk-benefit perception of choosing conception or contraception after treatment in Taiwan. We appli...
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Objective: Although uterine corpus cancer has been the most common malignancy of the female genital tract in many countries, the lifetime risk of this cancer has not yet been determined among Taiwanese women. The purpose of the study was to describe the change in incidence and the lifetime risk of uterine corpus cancer over a 20-year period from 19...
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Background: Previous studies indicate that women with cancer experience infertility after cancer-related treatment. With the rapid progress in fertility science, women face diverse and uncertain choices regarding pregnancy. Objective: The aim of this study is to understand the decision-making process regarding fertility choices among reproductiv...
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Objective: This investigation compared the outcomes of vaginal and laparoscopic hysterectomies for nonprolapsed benign indications in older women. Methods: We conducted a population-based, retrospective propensity score-matched cohort study using data from the Taiwan's National Health Insurance program. Women who were aged 65 years or older with...
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Objective: Symptom patterns are an important diagnostic concept in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Although symptom patterns and health related quality of life (HRQOL) are common diagnostic measures for cancer patients, the association between them has not been studied. This study aimed to describe the changes in the pattern of symptoms of...
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Introduction Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the heart is regarded as the main internal organ governing the body and mind. TCM doctors believe that abnormalities in the organ may be reflected on the meridians. However, there are few studies linking meridian energy to cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of the study was to expl...
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Purpose: To explore the effects of non-sporting qigong (NSQG) and sporting qigong (SQG) on frailty and quality of life (QOL) of breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. Methods: A time series (three-group, pre-test-post-test) quasi-experimental design was applied in the study. Ninety-five participants were assigned to three groups: controls (...
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Objective: Gynecologists in Taiwan are lacking a comprehensive picture of the changes in clinical practice and indications of hysterectomy over a long period of time. The aims of this study were to examine the national trends in the utilization of hysterectomy and to explore changes in its utilization rate over a 14-year period from 1997 to 2010. M...
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Introduction Qi, known as meridian energy, runs throughout the human body via meridian vessels. This study compared symptom severity, interference, and meridian energy among breast carcinoma patients who had training in meditative qigong with those who did not. Methods A quasi-experimental study was conducted with 57 patients receiving routine car...
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The aim of this study was to assess the benefits of the 2009 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system for survival of patients with Stage IIA1 and IIA2 cervical cancer (Cx Ca). A study cohort of 51 patients with Stage IIA Cx Ca was retrospectively collected from the 2004-2009 hospital-based, long-form Cx Ca data r...
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Aim. The objectives of this study were to compare yang-xu, yin-xu, and yu among patients with breast cancer right before, one month after, and three months after receiving target, chemo, or combined therapy. Method. After recruiting 126 patients from 4 hospitals in northern Taiwan, a longitudinal study was carried out with 61 patients receiving che...
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Background: Studies have rarely compared health outcomes for patients with breast cancer at different treatment stages. Objective: The purpose of the study was to compare symptoms and quality of life among patients with breast carcinoma receiving target, chemotherapy, or combined therapy. Methods: A longitudinal study was carried out with 57 p...
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Purpose: Although Shi Quan Da Bu Tang (SQDBT) has been used to treat cancer patients clinically, very few studies evaluating the effectiveness of SQDBT using objective indicators have been published. The study objectives were to examine the effectiveness of SQDBT for alleviating hematotoxicity, as indicated by white blood cell (WBC) counts and hem...
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According to the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), energy runs through 12 meridians longitudinally up and down the body. The study objectives were to compare the meridian energy between subjects with and without abnormal gastroscopy findings. We applied a cross-sectional and correlational research design. The study included 1,223 part...
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Thyroid cancer patients have a survival rate of over 90% after thyroidectomy. However, quality of life with a generic focus has rarely been studied in thyroid cancer survivors. This paper reports a study to examine and describe factors associated with quality of life among patients with thyroid cancer after operation. Adult patients who had a thyro...

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