Wongchan Petpichetchian

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This study examined the effects of a yoga program during pregnancy, on maternal comfort, labor pain, and birth outcomes. A randomized trial was conducted using 74-primigravid Thai women who were equally divided into two groups (experimental and control). The yoga program involved six, 1-h sessions at prescribed weeks of gestation. A variety of instruments(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the causal relationships among the components of sociodemographic (age, gender, education, and income), illness characteristics (duration of illness, severity of illness, and comorbid diseases), and self-management ability, and health status in the model of health status of patients with heart failure (HSHF). DESIGN : Descriptive(More)
BACKGROUND Most cases of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) have non-infective causes. Infective CVT, though less common, often results in a catastrophic outcome. The distinctive clinical characteristics of infection-associated CVT (IACVT) and non-infection-associated CVT (NIACVT) would facilitate early detection and proper management. OBJECTIVE To compare(More)
BACKGROUND Western studies have shown that patients with mild or moderate cognitive impairment (CI) can use pain intensity scales to report pain reliably and validly, however, the qualities of pain intensity scales use in various age groups including elderly with CI are varied. In China, there is a lack of studies. OBJECTIVE To compare psychometric(More)
PURPOSE To describe the documentation of pain assessment and management in the first 72 hrs postoperatively. DESIGNS Retrospective descriptive study MATERIAL AND METHOD Four hundred and twenty five hospital charts in December 2002 were audited to reveal the quality of postoperative pain assessment and documentation. Scores above 21 from the possible(More)
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is one of the major public health concerns worldwide particularly in developing countries, including Bangladesh. Thus far, there are no well-validated clinical guidelines for the prevention of MDR-TB. This study aims to evaluate the improvement in nurses' practice using the newly developed Nursing Practice(More)
BACKGROUND The studies regarding clinical presentations, risk factors, and outcomes of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) in Thai people are scarce. This study aims to identify predictors of hospital outcomes among the Thai patients with CVT. METHODS Patients diagnosed with CVT in Songklanagarind Hospital from January 2002 to December 2013 were identified(More)
Because of the multifaceted process of weaning patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation, enhancing weaning success remains a challenge. The Care-Integrated Concentration Meditation Program was developed on the basis of Buddhist philosophy and implemented to determine its procedural feasibility. A qualitative case study with 3 participants was(More)
OBJECTIVE Anticoagulants are the standard treatment for cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Although low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is recommended in CVT, the specific type and dosage regimen of LMWH have never been specifically suggested. This study compared the clinical outcomes and adverse events in patients who received adjusted-dose unfractionated(More)
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