1. Levels of Urbanization and Parental Education in Relation to the Mortality Risk of Young Children.

    International Journal of Environmental Research... 12(7):7682 (2015) PMID 26184248 PMCID PMC4515684

    The establishment of the National Health Insurance program in Taiwan in 1995 effectively removed the financial barrier to access health care services of Taiwanese people. This population-based cohort study aimed to determine the independent and joint effects of parental education and area urbani...
  2. Risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Patients With Diabetes: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study.

    Journal of Epidemiology 25(6):445 (2015) PMID 25947580 PMCID PMC4444499

    Glucose intolerance in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has been inconsistently reported. Evidence for the association of ALS and diabetes mellitus is limited. We aimed to assess the overall and age- and sex-specific risks of ALS among patients with diabetes in Taiwan. The study...
  3. Validation of the short-form Health Literacy Scale in patients with stroke.

    Patient Education and Counseling 98(6):762 (2015) PMID 25817425

    We aimed to validate a Mandarin version of the short-form Health Literacy Scale (SHEAL) in patients with stroke. Each patient with stroke was interviewed with the SHEAL. The Public Stroke Knowledge Quiz (PSKQ) was administered as a criterion for examining the convergent validity of the SHEAL. Th...
  4. Stroke rehabilitation and risk of mortality: a population-based cohort study stratified by age and gender.

    Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 24(6):1414 (2015) PMID 25836631

    To determine the survival of patients with stroke for up to 10 years after a first-time stroke and to investigate whether stroke rehabilitation within the first 3 months reduced long-term mortality in these patients. We used the medical claims data for a random sample of 1 million insured Taiwan...
  5. Validation of the EQ-5D in Patients with Traumatic Limb Injury.

    Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 25(2):387 (2015) PMID 25261389

    The measurement properties of the EQ-5D have not been explored for patients with traumatic limb injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine the construct validity, predictive validity, and responsiveness of the EQ-5D in patients with traumatic limb injuries. A consecutive cohort of 1,167 ...
  6. Walking improves sleep in individuals with cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials.

    Oncology Nursing Forum 42(2):E54 (2015) PMID 25806892

    To evaluate the effectiveness of walking exercise on sleep in people with cancer.
 Databases searched included China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database, CINAHL®, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, PsycINFO®, PubMed, Wanfang Data, and Web of Science. 
 Nine randomized, co...
  7. Stroke rehabilitation and risk of mortality: a population-based cohort study stratified by age and gender

    Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases (2015)

    Goal To determine the survival of patients with stroke for up to 10 years after a first-time stroke, and to investigate whether stroke rehabilitation within the first 3 months reduced long-term mortality in these patients.
  8. Responsiveness of SF-36 and Lower Extremity Functional Scale for assessing outcomes in traumatic injuries of lower extremities

    Injury 45(11):1759 (2014) PMID 24938677

    Objective To assess the responsiveness of one generic questionnaire, Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36), and one region-specific outcome measure, Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS), in patients with traumatic injuries of lower extremities.
  9. Responsiveness of SF-36 and Lower Extremity Functional Scale for assessing outcomes in traumatic injuries of lower extremities.

    Injury 45(11):1759 (2014) PMID 24938677

    To assess the responsiveness of one generic questionnaire, Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36), and one region-specific outcome measure, Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS), in patients with traumatic injuries of lower extremities. A prospective and observational study of patients a...
  10. Responsiveness of SF-36 and Lower Extremity Functional Scale for assessing outcomes in traumatic injuries of lower extremities.

    Injury 45(11):1759 (2014) PMID 24938677

    To assess the responsiveness of one generic questionnaire, Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36), and one region-specific outcome measure, Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS), in patients with traumatic injuries of lower extremities. A prospective and observational study of patients a...
  11. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing interventions for peristomal skin care.

    Ostomy/wound management 60(10):26 (2014) PMID 25299815

    Standard skin care procedures for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes and peristomal skin care for colostomy and ileostomy patients are not always sufficient to prevent peristomal skin problems. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was conducte...
  12. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing interventions for peristomal skin care.

    Ostomy/wound management 60(10):26 (2014) PMID 25299815

    Standard skin care procedures for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes and peristomal skin care for colostomy and ileostomy patients are not always sufficient to prevent peristomal skin problems. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was conducte...
  13. Validation of a Chinese version of the Frenchay Activities Index in patients with traumatic limb injury.

    Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 24(3):439 (2014) PMID 24077894

    The Frenchay Activities Index (FAI) is a frequently used measure that assesses instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). However, the measurement properties of the FAI are largely unknown for patients with traumatic limb injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine the measurement pr...
  14. Validation of a Chinese version of the Frenchay Activities Index in patients with traumatic limb injury.

    Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 24(3):439 (2014) PMID 24077894

    The Frenchay Activities Index (FAI) is a frequently used measure that assesses instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). However, the measurement properties of the FAI are largely unknown for patients with traumatic limb injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine the measurement pr...
  15. Reliability and validity of the Taiwan Chinese version of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale.

    Journal of the Formosan Medical Association 113(5):313 (2014) PMID 24746117

    The Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) is a region-specific functional outcome measure designed for patients with lower extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction. In this study, a Taiwan Chinese version was adapted and its validity and reliability were tested. The LEFS questionnaire was adapted...
  16. Reliability and validity of the Taiwan Chinese version of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale

    Journal of the Formosan Medical Association 113(5):313 (2014)

    Background/Purpose The Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) is a region-specific functional outcome measure designed for patients with lower extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction. In this study, a Taiwan Chinese version was adapted and its validity and reliability were tes...
  17. Reliability and validity of the Taiwan Chinese version of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale

    Journal of the Formosan Medical Association 113(5):313 (2014) PMID 24746117

    Background/Purpose The Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) is a region-specific functional outcome measure designed for patients with lower extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction. In this study, a Taiwan Chinese version was adapted and its validity and reliability were tes...
  18. Phototherapy for treating pressure ulcers.

    Cochrane database of systematic reviews 7:CD009224 (2014) PMID 25019295

    A pressure ulcer is defined as "an area of localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear". The use of phototherapy - that is, light (or laser) used as an adjuvant, non-surgical intervention, w...
  19. Phototherapy for treating pressure ulcers.

    Cochrane database of systematic reviews 7:CD009224 (2014) PMID 25019295

    A pressure ulcer is defined as "an area of localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear". The use of phototherapy - that is, light (or laser) used as an adjuvant, non-surgical intervention, w...
  20. Phototherapy for treating pressure ulcers.

    Cochrane database of systematic reviews 7:CD009224 (2014) PMID 25019295

    A pressure ulcer is defined as "an area of localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear". The use of phototherapy - that is, light (or laser) used as an adjuvant, non-surgical intervention, w...