Hsueh-Erh Liu

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AIM The aim of this study was to describe and understand the lived experience of people with lower extremity amputation. BACKGROUND The loss of a body part can cause physical, psychological and social disturbances. The majority of previous studies in this area focus on the impact of amputation or the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes. This is the(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep disturbance is a major problem for older adults, calling for the development of alternative medicine techniques to help improve sleep quality in this population. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of a Baduanjin exercise program on sleep quality in Taiwanese elderly. DESIGN A randomized controlled(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence of workplace violence (WPV) committed by patients and their family members against healthcare workers in south Taiwan. WPV incident questionnaires were completed by 205 nurses from a medical facility in south Taiwan. Sixty-two percent of the nurses reported experiencing WPV. The majority of the cases(More)
The aim of the present study was to scrutinize the evidence on the use of acupoint stimulation for managing therapy-related adverse events in breast cancer. A comprehensive search was conducted on eight English and Chinese databases to identify clinical trials designed to examine the efficacy of acupressure, acupuncture, or acupoint stimulation (APS) for(More)
The major objective of the study was to determine the incidence and prevalence of acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) among patients receiving chemotherapy and assess the accuracy with which medical providers perceive the incidence of CINV in their practice. Specialists, residents and nurses (medical providers) from two cancer(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this research was to explore the medical decision-making processes of patients in emergency departments. BACKGROUND Studies indicate that patients should be given enough time to acquire relevant information and receive adequate support when they need to make medical decisions. It is difficult to satisfy these(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer has recently become one of the major malignancies of women in Taiwan. Patients receive radical hysterectomy as a first step in treatment. Urinary tract infection is a potential complication after surgery. To enhance the knowledge and Foley catheter self-care ability are major tasks that patients need to learn during(More)
The number of patients suffering from end-stage renal disease is increasing rapidly around the world, including in Taiwan. Hemodialysis (HD) patients report fatigue as a major stressor. The purpose of this correlational study with systematic sampling was to explore fatigue and associated physiological, psychological, and situational factors in 119 Taiwanese(More)
BACKGROUND Psychosocial strategies are commonly used to alleviate anxiety and depression in patients with prostate cancer. However, previous studies have shown inconsistent results. OBJECTIVES This study examined the effects of psychosocial strategies on anxiety and depression in prostate cancer patients. DATA SOURCES AND REVIEW METHODS A systematic(More)
PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH Oral cancer is a common malignant disease in Taiwan. The purpose of this prospective follow-up study was to identify the changes in quality of life for newly diagnosed oral cancer patients during the acute stage. METHODS AND SAMPLE Subjects were recruited from the outpatient department (OPD) in a medical center located in the(More)