Mei Yeh Chang

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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)
The aims of this study are to identify the willingness of district nurses to provide palliative care in the rural communities in Taiwan and determine the predictors of this willingness. A questionnaire was sent to all 1,121 community nurses of the 174 government health stations assigned to all the rural areas of Taiwan. The overall response rate was 86.4%,(More)
AIM AND OBJECTIVES Investigate the use of respite care among family caregivers and examine factors related to their willingness to use such care. BACKGROUND Respite care is a pivotal service for supporting family caregivers. Although research related to respite care is not a new field in western societies, such studies have rarely been done for Asian(More)
BACKGROUND Chinese tradition and culture developed from Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism and have influenced ethnic Chinese for thousands of years, particularly thoughts on death. Many ethnic Chinese, particularly older people, refrain from discussing death-related concerns, making it difficult to obtain advance directives, including do-not-resuscitate(More)
PURPOSE To examine the associations among quality of work life, nurses' intention to leave the profession, and nurses leaving the profession. DESIGN A prospective study design was used. METHODS Participants were 1,283 hospital nurses with a purposive sampling in Taiwan. The self-reported questionnaire consisted of three questionnaires: the Chinese(More)
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