Chia-Mou Lee

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BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes is a huge burden both for individuals and society as a whole. Although depression has been negatively associated with ideal glycemic control, little is known about the prevalence of depression or its associated factors among rural Taiwanese adults with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (type2 DM). PURPOSE The purposes of this study were(More)
AIMS To evaluate the self-perception of diabetes control associated with physical indicators and with practicing exercise and a healthy diet, among rural residents. BACKGROUND It remains unclear whether a subject's self-perception of diabetes control increases its deleterious effects. DESIGN Cross-sectional, correlational. METHODS We recruited 715(More)
Background: Foot self-care capability is an important factor in diabetic foot ulceration, especially in disadvantaged rural areas. Aim: To explore the causes of foot ulceration and practice foot self-care behaviors before and after diabetic foot ulceration. Method: A descriptive, retrospective design was conducted in a rural hospital in southern Taiwan.(More)
BACKGROUND As life expectancy increases, being old is no longer synonymous with frailty, weakness, or poor health. Today, most people expect to maintain or promote their health by adopting healthy lifestyle habits. PURPOSE This study developed and tested the psychometric Geriatric Health Promotion (GHP) scale. The GHP scale is a multidimensional(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PN) and peripheral vasculopathy (PV) are major causes of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. The early detection of PN/PV with appropriate health counseling is the best strategy for preventing foot lesions. The objective of this study is to examine the prevalence and associated risk factors of PN/PV among rural(More)
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