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BACKGROUND There are limitations of inter-class correlation (usually, the Pearson's product-moment correlation) in evaluating reliability of an instrument. An intra-class correlation approach would be appropriate to examine the test-retest reliability of an instrument. OBJECTIVES To introduce an intra-class correlation approach to examine the test-retest(More)
Nurse burnout is a crucial issue for health care professionals and impacts nurse turnover and nursing shortages. Individual and situational factors are related to nurse burnout with predictors of burnout differing among cultures and health care systems. The predictors of nurse burnout in Asia, particularly Taiwan, are unknown. The purpose of this study was(More)
AIM This paper is a report of an examination of the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile. BACKGROUND The Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile, a well-known instrument measuring health promotion lifestyle behaviours and developed by Walker in 1987 and later refined, has been translated into several(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of structured group reminiscence therapy on behavior competence and physical functioning and to compare effectiveness of the intervention by stage of dementia in Taiwanese elders residing in institutional settings. A longitudinal experimental design was used. Seventy-seven Taiwanese elderly participants(More)
AIM To investigate the factorial structure of a Chinese version of the MBI-HSS for nurses in Taiwan. BACKGROUND Previous studies have presented different factorial structures using the Maslach burnout inventory-human services survey (MBI-HSS). METHODS Secondary data analysis was implemented to explore the factor structure of MBI-HSS using exploratory(More)
In an attempt to investigate faculty's perceptions of humanistic teaching in nursing baccalaureate programs, a qualitative study was conducted by interviewing 10 faculty members (including one dean, and five associate deans) who all had experience in teaching nursing baccalaureate students. The participants were from five universities located in the(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify and describe predictors of QOL of elders who live alone in Taiwan. BACKGROUND Despite a growing population of elders who live alone, research on their quality of life, important for policy decisions and health care provider interventions is virtually absent. METHODS A descriptive correlational(More)
Quality of life (QOL) is an index of the state of wellness of an individual. The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument to measure quality of life of patients with hyperhidrosis. With a multi- dimensional model of QOL as the conceptual framework for instrument development, the study started from literature review which was followed by interviews(More)
The purpose of this hermeneutic study was to investigate the essence of spirituality of terminally ill patients. In-depth unstructured interviews were used as the method for data collection. In the six-month period of data collection, the researcher was in the role of a hospice palliative care consultant who directly took care of the subject patients in a(More)
AIM To investigate the physical, knowledge and quality of life outcomes of an educational intervention for patients with early stage chronic kidney disease. BACKGROUND A comprehensive predialysis education care team can be effective in slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease. DESIGN A single group repeated measures design was used to evaluate(More)