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AIM The purpose of this study was to understand the relationships between organizational empowerment and job satisfaction among nursing assistants at long-term care facilities in Taiwan. BACKGROUND Nursing assistants are the major manpower at long-term care facilities. The responsibilities of nursing assistants are complex and numerous and affect their(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the work stressors of nurse s aides in long-term care facilities and the factors related to work stressors. One hundred two nurse s aides in long-term care facilities in the Shihlin and Peitou districts of Taipei City were interviewed about work stressors. Of the six types of work stressors, the type patient care(More)
The aim of this study was to illustrate the empowering process for cancer patients through Freire ' s dialogical interviewing. Fifteen interviewees participated in interviews over a period of three months. Five themes of dialogical interviewing for the empowering process were adopted including building rapport, assessing disempowerment issues, facilitating(More)
AIM To explore the relationships between work empowerment, including both structural and psychological empowerment and work stress among nurses at long-term care facilities in Taiwan. DESIGN Cross-sectional design with a descriptive correlation. METHODS Work empowerment includes both psychological and structural empowerment; 178 nurses participated in(More)
Unequal growth rates between mutant and wild-type cells in a large population constitute a problem for the estimation of mutation rate. Over a period of cell growth, a selective advantage of one cell type over the other might lead to considerable error in the estimation of mutation rate if equal growth rates are assumed. In this study, we propose a formula(More)
In their classic paper which demonstrated the preadaptive origin of phage resistance in bacteria, Luria and Delbriick (1943) proposed the use of the fluctuation test to estimate mutation rates in a bacterial population. Subsequently, a number of investigators have examined this problem from various angles, including formal derivations (Newcombe, 1948),(More)
AIM This paper reports a study to compare the quality of life and its correlates for patients undergoing various types of renal replacement therapy. BACKGROUND Patients with end stage renal disease need renal replacement therapy as a substitute for their original kidneys. Different renal replacement therapies have different levels of impact on physical,(More)
According to official health statistics, accidents and their adverse effects are the third leading cause of death in Taiwan. More accident victims are surviving thanks to treatment using high medical technology, but this results in many disabled patients with irreversible impairments. The demand for long-term care (LTC) services for spinal cord injury (SCI)(More)
AIM This study explores the mediating effects of job satisfaction on work stress and turnover intention among long-term care nurses in Taiwan. BACKGROUND Healthcare institutions face a nursing shortage, and it is important to examine the factors that influence turnover intention among nurses. Excessive levels of work stress may lead to employee(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)