Chin-Mi Chen

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BACKGROUND Preterm infants' repeated exposure to painful procedures may contribute to negative consequences. Thus, improving preterm infants' neurodevelopmental outcomes requires prioritising their pain management. OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness of two non-pharmacological pain-relief strategies (non-nutritive sucking and facilitated tucking) with(More)
A fuzzy sequential pattern consisting of several fuzzy sets represents a frequently occurring behavior related to time and can be discovered from transaction bases. An example is that large purchase amounts of one product were bought by customers after these consumers had bought small purchase amounts of another product. Recently, Hu et al. (2003) proposed(More)
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe the commonality of the lived experience of adolescent and young adult survivors (AYAS) of brain tumors in Taiwan from a sociocultural perspective. Seven AYAS aged 13 to 22 years, who had survived 5 to 10 years from the time of diagnosis, participated in this study. In consideration of their(More)
BACKGROUND Family resilience helps family members successfully overcome adversity, for example, chronic disease or unpleasant situations. However, few studies have identified correlates of family resilience among adolescents/young adults having a parent with cancer. OBJECTIVE This longitudinal study explored (1) relationships among family resilience,(More)
Loneliness is a kind of mood that most people have experienced at one time or another. Individual experiences with loneliness as joyful or painful saturation are highly personal and can be defined only in such a context. Loneliness has differing effects on the long-term health of individuals. Although loneliness impacts greatly on individual health, there(More)
Postpartum depression (PPD) affects the health of women and is an important issue that impacts negatively on the happiness of affected families. Previous studies have demonstrated that PPD impairs the mother-child attachment, impacts the marital relationship, and may cause family dysfunction. Although PPD is a common phenomenon, the concept of PPD is easily(More)
Adolescents with cancer and their parents have to deal with the challenge of returning to their pre-diagnosis social life. The purpose of this study was to describe the subjective lived experiences of Taiwanese mothers and their adolescents who had completed cancer treatment and were returning to school. Eight Taiwanese mother-adolescent dyads were(More)
BACKGROUND Resilience is essential for the psychological adjustment of adolescents experiencing difficulty. Comparing differences in resilience between adolescent survivors of brain tumors and healthy adolescents may help identify factors related to resilience in adolescents. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to clarify how illness impacts the(More)
Cancer is a critical health problem in Taiwan. The range of physical, psychological, social, and existential stressors associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment can cause significant distress in cancer patients and survivors. The focus of cancer research has broadened in the past decade from the disease itself to factors that can have a positive(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the progress of transition from paediatric to adult health care for patients with cancer in Taiwan's medical system. METHODS The data were retrieved from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database (LHID), which contains the original inpatient and outpatient medical claims data for 1,000,000 enrollees randomly sampled from the(More)
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