Duan-Rung Chen

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PURPOSE To evaluate, using a randomized trial, whether a web-based self-administered questionnaire (web SAQ) can improve the reporting rate of substance use in adolescents compared with a paper-and-pencil self-administered questionnaire (paper SAQ). METHODS Students of junior high, senior high, and vocational high schools in Taipei City and County were(More)
There is an increasing interest in the relationship between area-based disadvantage and obesity but the extent to which the poverty-obesity relationship remains constant across geographical areas remains unclear. We examined geographical variations in the relationship between poverty and obesity in Taiwan using geographically weighted regression (GWR). A(More)
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is an ongoing public health problem in Taiwan. The National Tuberculosis Registry Campaign, a case management system, was implemented in 1997. This study examined this monitoring system to identify and characterize delayed treatment of TB patients. METHODS Records of all tuberculosis cases treated in Taiwan(More)
PURPOSE This study investigates how perception-induced stress (barrier) and social capital (facilitator) affect the health of female managers. METHODS AND MEASUREMENT On the basis of the responses of 229 valid questionnaires of middle- and high-level female managers in large-scale hospitals, using a multilevel data analysis approach, this study(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the stress of parents and its influencing factors in caring for children with Tourette syndrome. A total of 150 subjects, either fathers or mothers of children diagnosed with Tourette syndrome between the ages of 6 and 12, were recruited by purposive sampling from the membership roster of the Taiwan Tourette Family(More)
BACKGROUND Google Trends has demonstrated the capability to both monitor and predict epidemic outbreaks. The connection between Internet searches for dementia information and dementia incidence and dementia-related outpatient visits remains unknown. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine whether Google Trends could provide insight into trends in dementia(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to identify disability trajectories and examine whether the predisposing, intra-individual, and extra-individual factors in the disablement process predicted different disability trajectories among older adults in Taiwan. METHODS Data were from the Taiwan Longitudinal Study on Aging (TLSA) Survey in 1996-2007 (n=3186). Disability(More)
The aim of this study is to assess the association linking employment experience with alcohol, tobacco, and betel nut involvement among youth in Taiwan. In 2004, an outreach program was conducted during weekdays to recruit youth sample in seven major geographic regions. A total of 5886 youth aged 12-18 years drawn from 26 cities or towns were assessed by a(More)
AIM To examine the association between alcohol in school environments and adolescent alcohol use over the previous 6 months. DESIGN A multi-level logistic regression analysis was performed of cross-sectional surveys conducted in 2004, 2005 and 2006. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING A total of 52 214 students aged 11-19 years from 387 middle or high schools were(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to identify peers and social network characteristics associated with drinking occasions through early adolescence. METHODS The study sample of 1808 middle school students (aged 13-15 years) in northern Taiwan was collected via a two-wave longitudinal study of the Alcohol-Related Experiences among Children (AREC). Data concerning(More)