Shu-Fen Kuo

Shu-Fen Kuo
Taipei Medical University | TMU · Department of Nursing

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Background: Oral mucositis (OM) considerably affects the experience of patients with cancer during treatment. This study investigated the effects of cryotherapy on cancer therapy–induced OM. Objective: This study aimed to systematically appraise evidence on whether cryotherapy can reduce the incidence and severity of OM. Methods: We conducted an u...
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Aims To examine the psychometrics and measurement invariance of the Short‐Form Health Literacy 12‐item questionnaire (HL‐SF12) among Vietnamese and Indonesian married immigrants. Design A cross‐sectional survey design. Methods In total, 1171 Vietnamese and Indonesian married immigrants were enrolled between September 2019 and December 2019. An ex...
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This study was designed to investigate healthcare providers’ knowledge of palliative care and perceptions of palliative care barriers before and after promoting the Patient Autonomy Act (PAA). A convenience sample was recruited, including 277 healthcare providers in 2013 and 222 healthcare providers in 2018. Multivariate linear regression analyses...
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Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships among the demands of immigration, resilience, and psychological distress in divorced immigrant women, and determine the mediating effects of resilience on the relationship between demands of immigration and psychological distress. Design The cross-sectional study included 117 women...
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Little research has been conducted on the relationship between the five-item Brief Symptom Rating Scale (BSRS-5) and quality of life in patients with mood disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential effects of psychological symptoms on quality of life in patients with psychological disorders. We recruited 124 patients with psy...
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Past studies have shown that acculturation and self-efficacy can affect respite care knowledge, which are notable issues among immigrant caregivers due to the rapid increasing aging family members. The aim of this study was to investigate relationships among acculturation, self-efficacy, and respite care knowledge in immigrant caregivers, and to de...
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Background: Research about skin-to-skin care (SSC) experiences in early period after birth has focused on mothers and infants. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the outcomes of paternal skin-to-skin care (P-SSC) in both fathers and infants. Methods: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PubMed/MEDLINE,...
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Aims To systematically summarize and quantify the effects of foot reflexology on improvements in sleep disturbances. Design Systematic review and meta‐analysis. Data sources Datasets including PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, CINAHL and two Chinese electronic databases (i.e., AiritiLibrary and China Nation...
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Background Survival rates among gynaecological cancer patients have increased over time; however, patients must now cope with long-term treatment-related issues affecting their quality of life (QOL). Little is known about the factors influencing QOL in patients with gynaecological cancers in the Chinese population. Aim To identify QOL predictors a...
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Background: The postoperative severity of symptoms among women with breast cancer affects their quality of life (QoL). Although it is recommended that performing shoulder-arm exercise 30 min/day can alleviate symptoms and improve the QoL, there is little research on the mediating effects of performing shoulder-arm exercise 30 min/day on the postop...
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Background: During the period of 2016~2018, many efforts were put into promoting the Patient Autonomy Act (PAA) in Taiwan, such as nationally sponsoring advertisements, promoting campaigns, and conducting in-service training programs for healthcare providers. However, no study has examined the impacts of promoting the PAA on healthcare providers. T...
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Background Only a few studies exist on the resilience of divorced women. Furthermore, relevant instruments for assessing the resilience of divorced immigrant Southeast Asian women are rare. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to develop and examine a new Resilience Scale-Chinese version (RS-C) that is specific to divorced immigrant Southeast Asi...
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Nurses who experience workplace violence exhibit compromised care quality and decreased work morale, which may increase their turnover rate. This study explored prevalence of workplace violence, the reaction of victims, and workplace strategies adopted to prevent violence among acute psychiatric settings in northern Taiwan. A cross-sectional study...
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Objective: Little attention is paid to understand Generation Y’s views about institutional placement. This study investigated the Y generation’s intentions to use long-term institutional care services. Methods: This study employed a cross-sectional descriptive survey design. The proportionate sampling method was applied. A questionnaire including a...
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Background: The improvement of breast cancer treatment and the extension of survivorship have led to the development of postoperative complications among cancer survivors. Health literacy (HL), defined as patients' capability of using health information to maintain their health status, can enable breast cancer patients to manage postoperative comp...
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Purposes: To explore correlates of nocturia, compare sleep quality and glycemic control for women with and without nocturia, and examine relationships of nocturia with sleep quality and glycemic control in women with diabetes. Design: This study was a cross-sectional, correlational study with data collected from 275 women with type 2 diabetes....
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Objective: This is a report of development and psychometric testing of the East Asian Acculturation Measure-Chinese version (EAAM-C) scale. Design: An instrument validation design with a cross-sectional survey was conducted. The process was carried in two phases. In Phase 1, Barry's East Asian Acculturation Measure was translated and back transl...
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To reach the Millennium Development Goals, maternal health-promoting behaviours need to be encouraged after childbirth; little is known about the health-promoting behaviour among first-time mothers during their postpartum period. To examine levels of engagement in health-promoting behaviours and related factors among postpartum women in Taiwan. Thi...
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The issue of active and passive cigarette smoking among pregnant women at home has become a major source of debate. The purpose of this study was to explore the knowledge of, self-efficacy with, and behavior toward avoiding environmental tobacco smoke and related factors among pregnant women in Taiwan. A cross-sectional research design was used. Wo...

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