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Tobacco use has reached epidemic levels around the World, resulting in a world-wide increase in tobacco-related deaths and disabilities. Hospitalization presents an opportunity for nurses to encourage inpatients to quit smoking. This qualitative descriptive study was aimed to explore nurse-counsellors' perspectives of facilitators and barriers in the(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)
PURPOSE To explore the effect of physical health status and depressive symptoms on quality of life (QOL) and to examine whether depressive symptoms mediate the effect of physical health status on the physical and mental components of QOL among institutionalized older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was used to assess 306 residents from(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to generate evidence regarding the relationships of different dialysis modalities with HR-QOL. DESIGN A systematic review was conducted to investigate the HR-QOL of patients treated with different dialysis modalities. METHODS A literature search was conducted for English language articles in the CINAHL, Medline and PubMed(More)
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