Mei Chan Chong

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PURPOSE A cross sectional descriptive study, which involved government hospitals and health clinics from Peninsular Malaysia sought to identify the continuing professional education (CPE) needs and their readiness for E-learning. This paper focuses on the first phase of that study that aimed to determine the factors that influence nurses' participation in(More)
BACKGROUND Reflective practices have been advocated as a method to bridge the gap between nursing theory and practice, and as a tool to develop knowledge embedded in practice. AIM The aim of this study was to examine the perceptions of student nurses towards reflective practice in their clinical practice. METHODS A cross sectional descriptive survey was(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the stressors and stress levels among Jordanian parents of infants in the NICU and their relationship to three factors: anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance. DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted in two hospitals in Jordan among 310 parents of infants in the NICU by using PSS: NICU and PROMIS. RESULTS Both(More)
INTRODUCTION Inadequate oral care has been implicated in the development of aspiration pneumonia in frail geriatric patients and is a major cause of mortality, due to the colonisation of microbes in vulnerable patients. This type of pneumonia has been associated with an increase in respiratory pathogens in the oral cavity. The aim of this study was to(More)
Nurses need to participate in CPE to update their knowledge and increase their competencies. This research was carried out to explore their current practice and the future general needs for CPE. This cross-sectional descriptive study involved registered nurses from government hospitals and health clinics from Peninsular Malaysia. Multistage cluster sampling(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous nursing education (CNE) courses delivered through e-learning is believed to be an effective mode of learning for nurses. Implementation of e-learning modules requires pre-assessment of infrastructure and learners' characteristics. Understanding the learners' needs and their perspectives would facilitate effective e-learning delivery by(More)
Assessment of level of consciousness using the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a tool requiring knowledge that is important in detecting early deterioration in a patient's level of consciousness. Critical thinking used with the skill and knowledge in assessing the GCS is the foundation of all nursing practice. This study aims to explore the knowledge and(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study aimed to examine nurses' perceptions of barriers to and facilitators of end of life care, as well as their association with the quality of end of life care. BACKGROUND Often, dying patients and their families receive their care from general nurses. The quality of end of life care in hospital wards is inadequate. METHOD A(More)
BACKGROUND Because nurses need to handle a broad range of issues related to patients' health status, it is necessary to make reliable and sound clinical judgments for professional accountability and the patients' safety. METHOD A quasi-experimental pre- and posttest design with a control group was used to study the effectiveness of an educational(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a restrictive fibrotic lung disease of uncertain etiology. Alveolar epithelial injury may be one of the inciting triggers in the pathogenesis of this disorder. We hypothesized that circulating antibodies to alveolar epithelial and endothelial cells may be involved in the pathogenesis of IPF. Antibodies to alveolar(More)