Chwen-Jen Chen

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This study evaluated the quality of life among primary caregivers of Taiwanese children with brain tumors and examined the factors associated with their quality of life. Data were obtained from the Impact of Childhood Cancer on the Chinese Family survey conducted by the Taiwan Childhood Cancer Foundation in 2001. This analysis included 30 families. Quality(More)
This study examined the interrelationships of quality of life (QOL) of primary caregivers and their preschool children with very low birth weight (VLBW) and parenting stress. Primary caregivers of 118 VLBW and 170 non-VLBW children completed questionnaires. Structural equation modeling suggested that the QOL of the primary caregivers was directly related to(More)
A descriptive correlational study that used the Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST)-Chinese version (the testing items and norms were translated from DDST) was conducted to evaluate the child developmental status in three kindergartens in Peitou District of Taipei City. Seventy-one children between 3 and 5 years of age were included. The DDST has(More)
The aims of this cross-sectional study were to examine (a) the developmental status and home environments of children (6-24 months) of immigrant women married to Taiwanese men, and (b) the association of child developmental status with parental socio-demographics, maternal language abilities, and home environment qualities. Participants were 61 children and(More)
In this cross-sectional study of 61 immigrant mothers and their 6- to 24-month-old children in Taiwan, we examined the structure of relationships among maternal depressive symptoms, quality of the child-rearing home environment, and child development using a partial least squares approach. Maternal depressive symptoms as measured by the Edinburgh Postnatal(More)
Nurses are the first group of professionals to come into contact with infants. If they can use developmental screening tests effectively, they can be expected to make early identification of developmental disabilities in children. This review discusses developmental screening tests that have been developed in Taiwan to serve as a reference for nurses. It(More)
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