Yun-Chang Wang

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BACKGROUND It is well documented that fall risk among elderly people is associated with poor health and depression. In this study, we set out to examine the combined effects of medical condition and depression status on fall incidents among community-dwelling elderly people. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out to investigate the fall history(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we set out to examine the combined effects of medical condition and depression status on fall incidents amongst institutionalized elderly people. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out to investigate the fall history of institutionalized elders involving 286 subjects. Experiences of falls over the previous year were(More)
Differences in perspective with regard to Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) may significantly affect long-term care preferences. This study was developed to quantify the direction and magnitude of such differences and to explore factors accounting for HRQOL reporting differences between two groups, namely elderly individuals with chronic conditions and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Long-term care policies and networks in Taiwan are still in the early stages of development and as such it is important to establish comprehensive care models which clearly define the needs of the elderly and their family members. This study examined the preferences of the elderly and their primary family caregivers in long-term care(More)
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