Mei-Yu Chang

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The diurnal variations in surface winds, rain, and clouds over Taiwan are presented for three rainfall regimes: the mei-yu (16 May–15 June), summer (16 July–31 August), and autumn (16 September–15 October). Though the magnitude of diurnal island divergence and convergence is similar under each regime, the diurnal variations of rain and clouds vary(More)
BACKGROUND Chair-sitting may allow for more readily activated scalene, sternocleidomastoid, and parasternal intercostal muscles, and may raise and enlarge the upper thoracic cage, thereby allowing the thoracic cage to be more easily compressed. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of chair-sitting during exercise training on respiratory muscle function in(More)
Several studies have reported the prevalence of depression in shift nurses to be 15%, and in some cases it may even be as high as 23%. Depression is a major cause of poor sleep quality and can impede efforts to overcome the chronic fatigue that commonly affects shift nurses. Adverse mental health issues have been confirmed in shift nurses, but few studies(More)
To establish animal models with diet-induced metabolic disorders similar to human metabolic syndrome, 2 unhealthy dietary habits featuring a high fat content and a sucrose-containing beverage intake, alone or in combination, were tested on Wistar rats and C57BL/6J mice. The 2 dietary habits were, respectively, simulated by feeding a high-fat diet (regimen(More)
This study combined ideas from learning hierarchy and scaffolding theory to design a web-based, adaptive learning system to investigate the effectiveness of scaffolding for elementary school students having different levels of learning achievement. The topic chosen for learning was the Three States of Water. A quasi-experiment was conducted. In this(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is known to adversely affect coronary heart disease patients in western countries; however, no study of social support and depression has been conducted in the Chinese population. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of depression in patients with coronary heart disease. METHODS Between January and(More)
Laser ablation ICPMS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) analysis is a powerful tool for studies of fish ecology, based on measurement of the chemical composition of otoliths (ear stones). A key trade-off for this analysis is selecting the size of the ablation area to maximize the resolution for discrete temporal intervals during the life of an(More)
Melamine is commonly used to manufacture tableware, and this could be one of the important exposure sources in humans. The study aims to measure melamine migrated from different material-made tableware by the most sensitive technique of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The test samples were filled with pre-warmed(More)