Fang-Yu Chou

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BACKGROUND Self-care is one of the challenges that people with HIV/AIDS face in the long-term symptom management of the disease. OBJECTIVE To identify the category schemes of self-care strategies and sources of information for symptom management reported by HIV-positive individuals. METHODS A secondary analysis was conducted in a large dataset of an(More)
The self-care practice of HIV/AIDS patients has become an important topic to help HIV/AIDS patients maintain their maximum level of well-being in chronic illness management. This article presents a self-care outcomes model that is applicable to HIV/AIDS nursing practice and research, and it identifies attributes and outcomes related to HIV/AIDS(More)
Several types of self-care strategies have been reported by patients with HIV/AIDS to manage their HIV/AIDS related symptoms. However, little research has examined the factors influencing the use of different HIV symptom self-care strategies. This paper presents the results of testing a predictive model of the use of eight types of symptom self-care(More)
The purpose of this study is to describe the frequency and correlates of self-reported anxiety and fear and the self-care behaviors used to manage these symptoms. Data were collected in a convenience sample (N = 422) of HIV-positive subjects. Demographic and disease-related variables were compared for those who did and did not report anxiety and fear.(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To identify when fatigue is reported as a problem by people who are HIV positive, what the perception of fatigue is, and which self-care behaviors are used and with what efficacy. DESIGN Multisite descriptive study. SETTING University-based AIDS clinics, community-based organizations, and homecare agencies located in cities across the(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore the cancer symptom experience, self-care strategies, and quality of life (QOL) among Chinese Americans during outpatient chemotherapy. DESIGN Descriptive, exploratory cohort study. SETTING An outpatient infusion unit at a public urban county medical center. SAMPLE 25 Chinese-speaking patients with cancer completed the(More)
People with HIV/AIDS are a vulnerable group whose symptoms can seriously affect their quality of life. HIV/AIDS symptoms can result from the disease itself, from secondary complications of the disease, or from side-effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and other medications related to comorbidities. HIV symptoms are the single most(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To compare changes in frequency, duration, and intensity of exercise behaviors over time in women with breast cancer between those who started their exercise intervention at the beginning of chemotherapy (EE) and those who started at the completion of chemotherapy (CE). DESIGN A secondary data analysis of a randomized, controlled trial(More)
PURPOSE To provide culturally appropriate HIV/AIDS patient care, it is important to develop symptom management patient education materials for patients with different cultural backgrounds. The purpose of this study was to develop a Spanish version of the Symptom Management Guidebook: Strategies for People Living with HIV/AIDS guidelines and verify its(More)