Moon Fai Chan

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AIMS To investigate factors associated with nurses' intention to leave current employment in Macao. BACKGROUND The shortage of nursing staff and nurses voluntarily leaving their jobs has continued to be a problem affecting the delivery of health care all over the world. One way to alleviate this shortfall is via recruitment, but this is not always(More)
AIM This paper reports a study to determine whether a nurse-initiated telephone follow-up programme could increase patients' self-efficacy in managing dyspnoea and decrease health care service use. BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a worldwide health problem and has been labelled a burdensome disease. Because of the fear of(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of music on the anxiety of patients on mechanical ventilation, as assessed by objective parameters and a subjective validated anxiety scale. BACKGROUND Mechanical ventilation, although sometimes lifesaving, is often associated with levels of anxiety requiring sedatives, which has(More)
AIM This paper reports a study to examine the relationship of nurses' spirituality to their understanding and practice of spiritual care. BACKGROUND Continued debate surrounds the concept, practice and teaching of spirituality, highlighting the complexity and importance of understanding spirituality and the delivery of spiritual care. Spirituality is(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore influenza vaccination rates and investigate correlates of intention to be vaccinated among adults attending a Hong Kong outpatient clinic. DESIGN Descriptive cross-sectional survey. SAMPLE Convenience sample of adults attending outpatient clinic (452 participants). METHOD Self-administered written questionnaire including(More)
The purpose of the present study was to develop a tool for evaluating knowledge, skills, and attitudes levels of nursing staff members toward the clinical management system and to determine factors affecting their knowledge, attitudes, and skill levels. A survey was conducted from December 2004 to May 2005, with 282 nurses in four local hospitals in Hong(More)
Low response rates, especially among physicians, are a common problem in mailed survey research. We conducted a randomized trial to examine the effects of cash and lottery incentives on response rates. A total of 4,850 subjects were randomized to one of three interventions accompanying a mailed survey-no incentive (n = 1,700), cash payment [three levels of(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to examine the relationship between health literacy, complication awareness and diabetic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and to validate a Chinese version of the Short-form Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults. BACKGROUND There is a rapidly increasing trend in the prevalence of diabetes(More)
AIM This paper reports a study to determine the effect of music on physiological parameters and level of pain in patients undergoing application of a C-clamp after percutaneous coronary interventions. BACKGROUND Most percutaneous coronary interventions are performed through the femoral artery. In order to stop bleeding and achieve homeostasis, a C-clamp(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether within a cohort of Hong Kong out-patients definable subtypes exist based on their attitudes to traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. DESIGN Data were collected using a structured questionnaire. SETTING The sample of 503 subjects was recruited at two local outpatient clinics in Hong Kong. MAIN OUTCOME(More)