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[Project to improve the free flap survival rate in oral cancer microreconstruction free flap surgery].
Free-flap thrombosis risk factors affect the success of microreconstruction surgery that involves the use of a free flap. The free flap survival rate in our unit was 92.65%. Relevant risk factors identified included: (1) poor nursing assessment cognizance and low accuracy rates; (2) lack of standard...
[The nursing shortage and nursing retention strategies in Taiwan].
We reviewed literature articles and conference presentations to synthesize relevant measures, which included reforming the current care model; using innovation to simplify nursing practice; and creating a culture of workplace respect and inter-team cooperation. Based on this, we proposed our nursing...
[Assay of screening and prevention issues for high risk populations with prodromes of severe mental illness].
Before the appearance of specific psychotic symptoms, most individuals experience a period of prodromal symptoms associated with severe mental illness. Early intervention during this pre-psychotic phase may improve treatment outcomes, alter the natural course of disease, and prevent or delay mental...
[Pedlar inexpensive ergometer-based exercise program improves activity intolerance in a heart failure case].
We designed an exercise rehabilitation program to improve activity intolerance both during hospitalization and after hospital discharge. Outcome measurements included the six-minute walk test, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and self-perceived improvement. Improvements achieved by the...
[The effectiveness of multimedia nursing education on reducing illness-related anxiety and uncertainty in myocardial infarction patients aft...
Results showed that both interventions lowered anxiety ÷ uncertainty in participants with moderate to severe levels (experimental group - anxiety: t39 = -6.615, p < .001 and uncertainty: t39 = -8.317, p < .001; control group - anxiety: t35 = -4.767, p < .001 and uncertainty: t35 = -9.739, p < .001)...
[Introduction to grounded theory].
Grounded theory, first developed by Glaser and Strauss in the 1960s, was introduced into nursing education as a distinct research methodology in the 1970s. The theory is grounded in a critique of the dominant contemporary approach to social inquiry, which imposed "enduring" theoretic...
[Multidrug-resistant bacteria in the hospital: the focus of nursing care].
Antimicrobial resistance is a major global health threat associated with high mortality rates and high medical costs. In Taiwan, numerous news reports on threats from super-bacteria have caused intermittent public panics since 2010. Improving the adherence of medical team members to infection control...
[Applying mencian's "mind of compassion" to real life situations in nursing practice].
"Mind of Compassion", as elaborated by Mencius, emphasizes practice in life. It is a concept also highly valued in Confucian. The moral practice stressed by Confucian is a categorical imperative. Because the main concern is on life itself, moral actions should be taken "as is," without the need to r...
[Using experiential experts in content validity: the example of elderly population].
We applied this concept to old age groups, and found most elderly people with normal cognitive functions qualified to serve as effective experiential experts. This group were able to assess instruments not only in terms of writing clarity and subject importance, but also in terms of their own feelin...
[Intimate relationships narratives of women living with HIV].
An estimated 70% of women with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continue to engage in sexual activity after receiving a positive diagnosis. However, such women experience stigmatization because of their disease and find it difficult to maintain an intimate relationship. The purpose of this stu...