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This paper investigates the impact of stock market movement on incidences of stroke utilizing population-based aggregate data in Taiwan. Using the daily data from the Taiwan Stock Exchange Capitalization Weighted Stock Index and from the National Health Insurance Research Database during 2001/1/1-2007/12/31, which consist of 2556 observations, we examine(More)
A virtual environment (VE) has been designed for functioning as a three-dimensional interface to a repository of images and sounds. This paper attempts to study design interface in VEs. This study first examines the characteristics of VEs. The difference between physical and virtual environments is also studied. The relationship between both is classified(More)
Mobile apps have been developed for marketing purposes and for creating new opportunities for firms to communicate with and satisfy their target audience. However, numerous mobile apps are added daily to the Google Play and Apple App Store. This study developed a mobile application to encourage customers to participate and engage in a marketing campaign in(More)
This empirical study investigates the factors affecting the awareness and the utilization of preventive care among the elderly in Taiwan. We use data obtained from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey. A recursive bivariate probit model is adopted to analyze the factors affecting the awareness and the utilization of preventive care. The probability of(More)
This paper investigates the relationship between the stock market and the neurotic disorder doctor visits. We use aggregate data, partition the population by age and gender and examine the impact of changes in the stock market on neurotic disorders. Using doctor visits as a proxy measure of morbidity, we find evidence of some relationship between neurotic(More)
Zikir has been known to have a direct impact on the individual. Zikir is able to help individuals make behavioural changes. Zikir is known to have an impact on the mind, emotions and behaviour. An investigation was conducted to identify the extent implemented zikir able to help individuals make changes themselves. Clinical studies carried out by taking 219(More)
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