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The fumes from cooking oil, similar to cigarette smoke, contain numerous carcinogens such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, aromatic amines, nitro-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, etc. In this study, we examined the association between exposure to cooking oil fumes and the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasm. The study population in this nested(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between genetic polymorphisms ofX-ray repair crosscomplementing group 1 (XRCC1) codons 194, 280, and 399 and cervical neoplasm susceptibility. METHODS A community-based nested case-control study was conducted. The study population consisted of women living in Chiayi City, located in southwestern Taiwan, who had(More)
Cigarette smoke is one of the most important environmental risk factors for the development of cervical intraepithelial neoplasms (CINs). Given that the prevalence of cigarette smoking in Taiwanese women is very low, compared with Caucasian women (3-4% vs. approximately 28%, respectively), direct smoking is likely a minimal risk factor in the Taiwanese(More)
Mental health nurse are frequently subjected to patients' violent and aggressive behaviour. These assault experiences have given rise to mental health nurses' physical and psychological trauma, and negatively impact the quality of patient care. The purpose of the present qualitative study was to understand mental health nurses' experiences of being(More)
Adult clients with schizophrenia are primarily cared for by their ageing parents. When the parents become ill or die, siblings are considered to be responsible for taking over the caregiving role. However, little is known about caregiving for a sibling with schizophrenia, and no studies have explored this phenomenon in an Asian context. The aim of the(More)
Historically, positivism has been the dominant approach in the philosophy of science. In nursing, most quantitative researchers tend to employ positivism as their epistemological underpinning, which could be why positivism has long been identified as the epistemology of quantitative research. It can be argued, however, that some of the procedures of(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital nurses are frontline health care workers in controlling the spread of infectious diseases. It is not known if nurses working in negative pressure isolation wards (NPIWs) are better prepared than before to safely care for patients with common infectious diseases. METHODS For this qualitative descriptive study, 10 nurses were interviewed(More)
Previous studies have shown that patients with breast cancer may suffer from symptoms of psychological distress, such as: depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic fatigue. Nurses are expected to offer physical and mental support to these patients. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is commonly used in psychiatry as well as in the treatment of patients with(More)
AIM Male nurses are reported to experience role strain. Fear of gender stereotyping can be stressful and frustrating for male nursing students, which could make them feel isolated and excluded. The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate how male nursing students in Taiwan perceive the barriers to their experience as nursing students and how they(More)
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