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BACKGROUND Accurate information and knowledge about cervical cancer and screening importantly influence women's cervical screening participation. Sexual behavior plays a crucial role in human papillomavirus transmission and the subsequent development of cervical cancer. Indeed, the uptake of cervical screening among Chinese women is relatively low compared(More)
PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH This paper adopted Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) to examine Chinese women's knowledge and perceptions of cervical cancer risk and factors influencing their motivation to receive future screening. METHODS AND SAMPLE A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 167 Chinese women (142 women were willing to receive a screening in(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To examine young women's perceptions and acceptability of human papillomavirus vaccination and factors influencing acceptability in mainland China. BACKGROUND In the light of current concepts, human papillomavirus vaccines serve as new paradigms in cervical cancer prevention programme for young women. However, knowledge and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the alteration of plasma levels of omentin-1 and visfatin in elderly patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and heart failure. METHODS Plasma omentin-1 and visfatin levels were measured in 90 subjects (29 stable angina pectoris (SAP) cases, 30 unstable angina pectoris (UAP) cases and 31 age- and sex-matched healthy controls(More)
BACKGROUND Theories of health behavior and empirical research highlight the risk perception as a significant factor for people adopting cancer screening. However, screening uptakes and risk perception of cervical cancer in mainland Chinese women remains unknown. OBJECTIVE This paper adopted the protection motivation theory (PMT) to examine Chinese women's(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between the blood serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) level and cognitive function deterioration in patients with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS), and to explore the possible mechanism of cognitive impairment. METHODS Twenty-eight male OSAHS patients and 14 normal males (as controls)(More)
PURPOSE This review examines women's risk perception of cervical cancer, the factors influencing this perception, and the relationship between risk perception of cervical cancer and screening behavior. METHODS Integrative literature review method was used. FINDINGS The search procedure resulted in the identification of 42 studies, including 1 literature(More)
BACKGROUND Chinese women rarely undergo regular cervical screening. Women's decisions about cervical screening may be influenced by their perception of the risk of cervical cancer. Therefore, understanding how women perceive the risk of cervical cancer, how personal risk factors are interpreted, and the influence of cultural issues on cervical screening(More)
BACKGROUND DNA hydroxymethylation refers to a chemical modification process in which 5-methylcytosine (5mC) is catalyzed to 5- hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) by ten-eleven translocation (TET) family proteins. Recent studies have revealed that aberrant TETs expression or 5hmC level may play important roles in the occurrence and development of various(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish an interference mode of group counseling for diabetic patients with depression and to evaluate the effectiveness of this mode on depression, treatment compliance and blood sugar level in the patients.
 METHODS One hundred diabetic patients with depression were randomly divided into a counseling group and a control group (n=50 per(More)