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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)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the factors that influence medication adherence in Chinese community-dwelling older adults with hypertension. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted with a convenience sample of 382 older adults with hypertension recruited from six health centers in Macao, China. Chinese versions of the Morisky 4-Item Self-Report Measure of(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To test the reliability and validity of the Chinese Mandarin version of the SF-36 health survey (CM:SF-36) in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) in mainland China. METHODS Single group, cross-sectional design to test the measurement performance on a convenience sample of 180 Chinese patients with MI, 30 of whom were retested after 2 weeks(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)
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)
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)