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OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the effects of a home-based rehabilitation program for Chinese patients with myocardial infarction in terms of health-related quality of life and psychological status. METHODS This was a randomized, controlled trial with data collected at 2 university-affiliated public general hospitals in Xian (Shaanxi Province, People's(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of a salutogenesis-based self-care program on quality of life, sense of coherence, activation and resilience among older community dwellers. METHODS This is a feasibility randomized controlled trial. Sixty-four older community-dwellers were recruited from a Singapore senior activity center and randomly assigned to(More)
BACKGROUND Previous work using Mokken scaling analysis with the SF-36 has found subscales appearing to show excellent Mokken scaling properties. However, the values of scalability of the subscales are very large, raising the possibility that these are artificially high and this may result from violations of local stochastic independence between items. (More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to (1) explore the needs of cancer patients regarding common nursing professional social support from the perspective of physicians and nurses, (2) identify what type of needs clinical nurses actually fulfill and what remains to be improved, and (3) analyze the potential reasons for the gap between the identified needs and those(More)
BACKGROUND Limited studies have examined the predictors of HRQoL among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This study helped to ascertain the predictors of HRQoL from the pool of influencing factors identified by previous studies. AIM This study investigated the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis and its(More)
AIM This study aimed to explore and identify the relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and perceived social support among Chinese patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) in mainland China. METHODS A descriptive correlational study was conducted with a convenience sample of 200 Chinese patients with CHD recruited from the cardiac(More)
Tools to measure the quality of life of Chinese myocardial infarction (MI) patients in mainland China are small in numbers. For this study, 210 Chinese patients with MI were recruited to examine the psychometric properties of the Chinese Mandarin version of the MacNew Heart Disease questionnaire. Thirty-five participants managed to complete the retest after(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the validity, reliability, and cultural relevance of the Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) as a disease-specific screening tool for Chinese cardiac patients. METHODS The language equivalency and content validity of the Chinese version of the CDS (C-CDS) were evaluated. Measurement performance was tested on 200 Chinese(More)
BACKGROUND The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a widely used screening tool designed as a case detector for clinically relevant anxiety and depression. Recent studies of the HADS in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients in European countries suggest it comprises three, rather than two, underlying sub-scale dimensions. The factor structure of(More)
AIM To examine the effectiveness of a four-week home-based self-management rehabilitation programme on health-related quality of life, anxiety and depression levels, cardiac risks and unplanned visits to the health services among community-dwelling patients with myocardial infarction. METHODS A randomised controlled trial with repeated measurements was(More)