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BACKGROUND Second-hand Smoke (SHS) exposure is a significant public health problem that may be responsible for serious health hazards for child. This study aimed to examine the exposure status of SHS and the factors associated with SHS avoidance behavior among the mothers of pre-school children. METHODS A cross-sectional study was used to obtain a sample(More)
This study investigated the relationships among turnover intentions, professional commitment, and job satisfaction of registered nurses. A structured, self-administered questionnaire, including the Professional Commitment Scale, job satisfaction, turnover intentions, and demographic data, was distributed to 2,550 registered nurses. A total of 2,197 subjects(More)
The increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has become an important issue worldwide. Metabolic comorbidities of hypertension, obesity, and hyperlipidemia are shown as important risk factors for incident gout. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between hyperuricemia and MetS. This is a cross-sectional study. The(More)
Identifying the factors related to the initiation and continuance of smoking among youth has been regarded as a crucial step for school nurses and public health nurses to develop effective smoking prevention and cessation programs in schools and communities. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors related to adolescent tobacco use in(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to household Secondhand Smoke (SHS) poses a major health threat to children after an indoor smoking ban was imposed in Taiwan. This study aimed to assess the household SHS exposure in elementary school children in southern Taiwan and the factors associated with their avoidance of SHS exposure before and after the implementation of(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the effectiveness of case management for community elderly with hypertension (HT), diabetes mellitus, and hypercholesterolemia (HC) (the so-called three highs). DESIGN AND SETTING Secondary data of the first and 3-month-after visiting records were extracted from 33 Public Health Centers in Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS Seven hundred and(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescents who perceive easy access to tobacco are more likely to acquire cigarettes and experience smoking. This study assesses area disparities in perceptions of access to tobacco and cigarette purchasing experiences among schoolchildren. METHODS Data on children's tobacco-related variables were obtained from the Control of School-Aged(More)
BACKGROUND A disparity in smoking behavior exists between the general and minority populations residing in Taiwan's mountainous areas. This study analyzed individual and environmental factors associated with children's smoking behavior in these areas of Taiwan. METHODS In this school-based study, data on smoking behavior and related factors for(More)
BACKGROUND The core values of nursing are a standard component of the nursing curriculum in Taiwan. Therefore, these values provide an essential guide for educating and evaluating the learning outcomes of nursing students. Student perceptions of those core values that relate to the process of curricula learning are key to measuring the core values of(More)
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