Chu-Yun Lu

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AIM The purpose of the study is to examine factors associated with do-not-resuscitate orders, do-not-hospitalise orders and hospice care in older nursing home residents at admission. BACKGROUND Although hospice care is viewed as the 'gold standard,' geographic availability and financial reimbursement limits its use. Treatment restriction orders may(More)
OBJECTIVE Most psychosocial interventions among individuals with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) target depressive symptoms (DSs) rather than causal antecedents that lead to DSs or affect health-related quality of life (HrQoL). This research investigated a conceptual model of the effects of risk factors and coping styles on HrQoL and DSs in patients with(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To develop the Health of Body, Mind and Spirit Scale (HBMSS), which was designed to assess drug abusers' health condition. BACKGROUND Helping drug abusers to become healthy is important to healthcare professionals. However, no instrument exists to assess drug abusers' state of health. DESIGN A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was(More)
BACKGROUND The suicide rate of cancer patients is high in Taiwan. Breast cancer has a high incidence rate and is the leading cause of cancer in women. There is a lack of research examining breast cancer-related depression, suicidal ideation, and quality of life. OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the effects of muscle relaxation and therapeutic walking on(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to explore the factors predicting suicide recovery and to provide guidance for healthcare professionals when caring for individuals who have attempted suicide. BACKGROUND The high rate of suicide is a global health problem. Suicide prevention has become an important issue in contemporary mental health. Most(More)
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