Su-Yu Chang

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The purposes of the present study were to follow up on the recovery of activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) one year after hip fracture in elderly people and to understand the factors that affect functional recovery. Information for this one-year study was obtained through structured interviews during the first(More)
The purpose of this pilot project was to establish a discharge-planning model and evaluate its effectiveness. Orthopedic patients who scored 7 or above on a high-risk screening form were recruited for the project. Case managers served as discharge planners, and handled the following procedures: screening of patients, drawing up of the discharge plan,(More)
Background: As the population ageing, more patients suffer from joint disease. Joint replacement surgery performed in Taiwan is about 10,000 to 20,000 cases yearly. Aims: The purpose of this study is to realize Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) patients’ views about life experiences and difficulty in daily life before and after the surgery. Methods: In this(More)
PURPOSE To observe various modes of lower limb locomotion, an inertial measurement unit (IMU) was used. Digital signals were used to identify signal characteristics that help to distinguish among locomotion modes and intensity levels. METHODS A wireless IMU was installed on the outside of shoes and three forms of locomotion (walking, running, and jumping)(More)
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