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OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of betel nut chewing and related factors among adolescent students in general, manufacturing, commercial, agricultural and medical technology schools in Taiwan. To make suggestions regarding how health authorities can reduce the number of students taking up the habit. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey(More)
UNLABELLED Focally increased (18)F-FDG uptake in the lateral pharyngeal recess (LPR) of the nasopharynx due to a benign or malignant lesion is not an uncommon finding on PET images. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether, on PET/CT images, (18)F-FDG uptake occurs with characteristic patterns and intensities in various regions of Waldeyer's ring that(More)
PURPOSE To explore the betel nut chewing prevalence among students, analyze the probability and the odds ratio of ex-chewers and current chewers, as well as the correlation between parental behavior characteristics and those of adolescents chewing betel nut. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was designed and 10,288 Taiwanese students answered the(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) deficiency contributes to hypertension. We previously showed that neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) was involved in hypertension and kidney damage in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). The protein inhibitor of nNOS (PIN) has been reported to inhibit activity of nNOS.Thus, we tested whether increased PIN in the kidney results in(More)
Blended courses that include both face-to-face and e-learning have been offered in many universities in Taiwan but very little research has been undertaken on instructor perspectives of the challenges they faced in their e-learning teaching. This paper explores the challenges faced by university instructors in a national research-based university in Taiwan.(More)
PURPOSE This study was to explore the effect of preventive health education intervention in the knowledge, attitude, practice of betel nut chewing, and self-efficacy of anti-betel nut chewing for adolescent students. METHODS One hundred eighty-six indigenous samples were recruited, and divided into experimental and control groups. The experimental group(More)
  • Su-Chen Wang
  • 2009
Blended courses that include face-to-face and elearning have been offered in universities in Taiwan but very little research has been undertaken on university student perspectives of effective e-learning strategies. This paper explores student perceptions of effective e-learning strategies their instructors used in blended courses in a national(More)