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BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life is a crucial outcome for the chronic kidney disease population, the Kidney Disease Quality of Life (KDQOL) questionnaire is commonly used as an integral part of clinical evaluations. The abbreviated version of the KDQOL-36™ has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, but has not been tested for use in the Chinese(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore the effects of a home exercise programme on patients' perceptions of the barriers and benefits to exercise and adherence to the programme. BACKGROUND Great efforts have been made to encourage dialysis patients to participate in rehabilitation regimens. The promotion of exercise in this population is still limited. DESIGN(More)
Mammography utilization data were studied for 915 women from a combined sample of 1994 Missouri Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and a Special Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Project Evaluation Survey, as well as similar data from 6,784 new participants in Missouri's Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Project during 1993-1994. Among women aged(More)
BACKGROUND Patients on maintenance hemodialysis suffer from diminished physical health. Directly supervised exercise programs have been shown to be effective at improving physical function and optimizing well-being. However, nurses seldom include an exercise intervention in the care plan for hemodialysis patients. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was(More)
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