Li-Chueh Weng

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AIMS To determine factors related to the discrepancy in patient- and proxy-rated quality of life for patients with dementia; whether this discrepancy is associated with characteristics of patients, caregivers or the caregiver-patient relationship; and which characteristics best predict this discrepancy. BACKGROUND To increase the reliability of quality of(More)
AIM This paper is a report of an exploration of the effects of self-efficacy and different dimensions of self-management on quality of life among kidney transplant recipients. BACKGROUND Self-efficacy is an important factor influencing self-management. Patients with higher self-efficacy have better self-management and experience better quality of life.(More)
AIMS The aim of this study is to quantify the amount and causes of stress in renal transplant recipients. BACKGROUND After renal transplantation, patients may encounter physical and psychosocial problems. Through patient collaboration with healthcare professionals, treatment after transplantation is aimed at restoring and maintaining a 'normal' life. To(More)
Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) scores have shown potential for prognosticating survival in Caucasian samples, but have not been studied for prognostic value in cancer patients from minority groups. Using data obtained from a retrospective chart audit of 492 cancer patients admitted over an 18-month period to a minority-serving home-based hospice and(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to explore the self-management behaviours of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world. A patient-centred perspective calls for the investigation of self-management behaviours as(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to examine the effect of self-efficacy on depression and to consider the mediating effect of self-care behaviour. BACKGROUND Depression is a problem for kidney transplant recipients and can compromise their quality of life. From other studies on chronic illnesses, self-efficacy and self-care behaviour have been considered to(More)
BACKGROUND Factors affecting quality of life (QOL) ratings for people with dementia (PWD) have been well studied, but few studies have examined the effect of residence on PWD- and caregiver-rated QOL for PWDs. We designed this study to determine the factors related to PWD- and caregiver-rated QOL in dementia as well as factors related to the discrepancy in(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the effects of a potentiality education program on potentiality and job satisfaction among psychiatric nurses. DESIGN AND METHODS This quasiexperimental study recruited 59 psychiatric nurses, of whom 26 were assigned to an experimental group, based on their interest in participating in the program, and 33 to a control group.(More)
Ambivalence in the decision-making process for living liver donors has the potential to result in their experiencing a negative mental status. To promote donor candidates' well-being, it is important to study the factors related to ambivalence. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore the ambivalence of living liver donor candidates and to investigate the(More)