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Jan
2018

Teaching patients about sleep hygiene is a common practice in nursing. This study investigated the relationships of nursing students' sleep quality, sleep knowledge, and attitudes toward sleep hygiene with the teaching of sleep hygiene to patients with sleep disorders. A descriptive correlational design was adopted to investigate 258 nursing students from 2 nursing schools in different regions of Taiwan.

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Oct
2017

The present study aimed to compare the effects of music and music video interventions on objective and subjective sleep quality in adults with sleep disturbances.
A randomized controlled trial was performed on 71 adults who were recruited from the outpatient department of a hospital with 1100 beds and randomly assigned to the control, music, and music video groups.
During the 4 test days (Days 2-5), for 30min before nocturnal sleep, the music group listened to Buddhist music and the music video group watched Buddhist music videos.

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Jan
2018

Actigraphy plus single-channel electroencephalography (EEG) has a high agreement with polysomnography and is considered a simple method for monitoring sleep at home. No studies, however, have evaluated its agreement with sleep logs.
A sleep log was compared to a single-channel EEG in adults with sleep disturbances.

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Aug
2017

This study aimed to identify the determinants of depressive symptoms (DSs) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in survivors of prostate cancer (PC).
This study used a descriptive, correlational design to assess a sample of 133 individuals with PC. The participants were face-to-face interviewed to collect demographic data and disease characteristics, assess self-control schedule, and survey health status.

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Nov
2016

To examine the effects of a soothing music intervention before bedtime and a treadmill brisk walking exercise combined with music in the evening on sleep quality of sedentary older adults with chronic insomnia.
There is evidence to support the use of complementary interventions to improve sleep. They are rarely applied in Taiwanese elderly population.

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Dec
1969

Music has been found to improve depressive symptoms and relaxation. However, few studies related to this issue have been conducted using music videos (MVs). The aim was to compare the effects of stimulative and sedative MVs on depressive symptoms and physiological relaxation (i.

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Sep
2016

Gender differences in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

Eur J Intern Med 2016 Sep 14;33:e9-e10. Epub 2016 Apr 14.
En-Ting Chang, Hsiu-Mei Wang, Hui-Ling Lai

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Dec
1969

The research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of cupping therapy (CT) in changes on skin surface temperature (SST) for relieving chronic neck and shoulder pain (NSP) among community residents. A single-blind experimental design constituted of sixty subjects with self-perceived NSP. The subjects were randomly allocated to two groups.

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May
2016

This paper evaluates the effectiveness of motivational enhancement therapy plus cognitive behavioural therapy on depressive symptoms, glycosylated haemoglobin, fasting glucose, body mass index (BMI), and health-related quality of life in type II diabetes patients.
A controlled trial was conducted to compare patients who received the behavioural intervention with untreated controls on measures of health outcomes. A total of 31 intervention group participants and 30 controls were selected from patients that met the inclusion criteria from a hospital-based endocrinology outpatient department.

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Oct
2015

The present authors examined the effects of listening to music on psychophysiological parameters (blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate) during preoperative and postoperative days and determined whether listening to music could lower pain intensity and opioid dosage during postoperative days in patients who underwent total knee replacements.
This was a two group repeated measures design for 30 subjects aged 53-85 years who were scheduled for total knee replacement. Subjects were randomly assigned to either a music group or a control group.

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Jan
2016

Most psychosocial interventions among individuals with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) target depressive symptoms (DSs) rather than causal antecedents that lead to DSs or affect health-related quality of life (HrQoL). This research investigated a conceptual model of the effects of risk factors and coping styles on HrQoL and DSs in patients with T2DM.
A descriptive, correlational design was used with a convenience sample of 241 adults with T2DM aged ≥ 20 years recruited from a hospital metabolic outpatient department.

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Jan
2016

In this study, the influence of work values and personality traits on the intent to stay at work was examined among nurses in Taiwan.
No empirical studies in this area have been conducted in the nursing industry.
A cross-sectional predictive study was performed during 2012 with 1246 nurses recruited from three different types of hospital located in northeastern Taiwan.

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May
2015

Listening to soothing music has been used as a complementary therapy to improve sleep quality. However, there is no empirical evidence for the effects of music videos (MVs) on sleep quality in adults with insomnia as assessed by polysomnography (PSG). In this randomized crossover controlled trial, we compared the effects of a peaceful Buddhist MV intervention to a usual-care control condition before bedtime on subjective and objective sleep quality in middle-aged and older adults with chronic insomnia.

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Dec
2013

Music therapy is increasingly used to help heal patients. However, there is a significant gap in the literature about nurses' attitudes toward and need for education in music therapy for nursing practice. This cross-sectional study was conducted to describe nurses' attitudes toward music therapy and determine their need for education in music therapy.

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Mar
2014

Snoring is a common symptom among the adult population, and it is the most common complaint in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome. Patients who snore in a sitting position while taking a nap or sleeping may have a narrower upper airway. The aim of this study was to evaluate if snoring in a sitting position is a predictor of OSA in patients.

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Jun
2013

The purpose was to examine the effects of non-commercial music on quality of sleep and relaxation indices, including heart rate, mean arterial pressure, and respiratory rate in patients in intensive care units.
There is currently insufficient scientific knowledge for the effects of music on quality of sleep in critically ill patients.
A randomized controlled trial.

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Apr
2013

Research-based evidence supports the effectiveness of soothing music in improving stress-related psycho-physiological indices in a clinical setting. However, there is currently insufficient scientific knowledge of the effects of music on immune markers of stress in humans. Therefore, the aims of the study were to compare the effects of music and quiet rest on the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-10 (IL-10), heart rate and mean arterial pressure among healthcare workers.

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Aug
2012

Research-based evidence supports the therapeutic use of music to improve the sleep quality measured by self-reported questionnaires. However, scientific knowledge of the effects of music measured using standard polysomnography in chronic insomnia adults is currently insufficient.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of soothing music on objective and subjective sleep quality in adults with chronic insomnia.

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Dec
2011

This study examined the effects of music at mealtimes on agitation in 22 nursing home residents with dementia. We used a pretest-posttest research design. We played researcher-composed music to residents at each of two mealtimes daily over a consecutive 4-week period.

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Mar
2012

To compare the effects of music intervention with nursing presence and recorded music on blood volume pulse amplitude, the low/high frequency ratio component of heart rate variability, depression, anxiety and sleep quality in cancer patient caregivers; to compare the participants evaluation of these two forms of musical intervention.
Presence is one of the activities of caring. However, little is known about the effect of music intervention with nursing presence on psycho-physiological indices.

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Dec
2011

This study determined the prevalence of and factors associated with insomnia in rotating-shift nurses. A two-stage, cross-sectional, hospital-based study was conducted in eastern Taiwan. Participants were randomly-sampled, rotating-shift nurses (n=661), ranging in age from 21 to 62 years, with a mean age of 31.

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Nov
2011

The aim of this study was to examine the effects of music on stress indices and to examine the association between music preference and stress.
Although clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of music on stress, study results have been inconsistent. At the time of writing, no known publications had investigated the effects of preferred music on workers in high-stress professions such as nursing.

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Nov
2011

Cardiovascular diseases are the number 1 cause of death globally. Cardiac catheterization is a key step in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases. Decreasing the stress of cardiac catheterization is a key factor in improving patients' well-being.

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Nov
2011

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of an educational workshop on knowledge of and attitude toward therapeutic use of music and aesthetic experiences with music among first-line nurses.
A one-group pre-test/post-test design was used.
Forty-six first-line nurses, aged 21-56 years, were recruited from seven different hospitals.

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Feb
2010

The thermal behaviour of the ethylcellulose (EC), a polymer that is widely used in pharmaceutical dosage forms, has been investigated with a view to study the glass transition and higher temperature thermal events as well as to develop new approaches to characterise this complex polymer system. Samples of EC powder were studied using conventional and modulated temperature differential scanning calorimetry (MTDSC), quasi-isothermal (Qi-)MTDSC and hot stage microscopy (HSM) with simultaneous transmitted light intensity measurements. The T(g) was noted at circa 128-130 degrees C, with an accompanying baseline drift associated with a temperature dependent heat capacity change.

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Nov
2009

Poly[bis-(4,4'-bipyridine)(μ(3)-4,4'-dicarboxybiphenyl-3,3'-di-carboxyl-ato)iron(II)].

Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online 2009 Nov 7;65(Pt 12):m1537-8. Epub 2009 Nov 7.
Qun-Hui Meng, Hui-Ling Lai, Han Lu, Yi-Fan Luo, Rong-Hua Zeng
In the polymeric title complex, [Fe(C(16)H(8)O(8))(C(10)H(8)N(2))(2)](n), the iron(II) cation is coordinated by four O atoms from three different 4,4'-dicarboxybiphenyl-3,3'-di-carboxyl-ate ligands and two N atoms from two 4,4'-bipyridine ligands in a distorted octa-hedral geometry. The 4,4'-dicarboxybiphenyl-3,3'-di-carboxyl-ate ligands bridge adjacent cations, forming chains parallel to the c axis. The chains are further connected by inter-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming two-dimensional supra-molecular layers parallel to (010).

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Sep
2009

Poly[[aqua-(μ(2)-oxalato)(μ(2)-2-oxido-pyridinium-3-carboxylato)holmium(III)] monohydrate].

Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online 2009 Sep 16;65(Pt 10):m1217-8. Epub 2009 Sep 16.
Hui-Lan Zhu, Hui-Ling Lai, Lu Han, Yi-Fan Luo, Rong-Hua Zeng
In the title complex, {[Ho(C(2)O(4))(C(6)H(4)NO(3))(H(2)O)]·(H(2)O)}(n), the Ho(III) ion is coordinated by three O atoms from two 2-oxidopyridinium-3-carboxylate ligands, four O atoms from two oxalate ligands and one water mol-ecule in a distorted bicapped trigonal-prismatic geometry. The 2-oxidopyridin-ium-3-carboxylate and oxalate ligands link the Ho(III) ions into a layer in (100). These layers are further connected by inter-molecular O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds involving the coordinated water mol-ecules to assemble a three-dimensional supra-molecular network.

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Oct
2008

The purpose of this randomised investigator-blind controlled trial is to examine the effects of music on the state anxiety and physiological indices among patients undergoing root canal treatment.
Randomised controlled trial.
Purposive sampling was used to recruit 44 adult subjects.

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Nov
2008

The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of lento music on examination anxiety among nursing students. A randomized crossover classroom-based trial was conducted. Thirty-eight students with a mean age of 19.

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Jul
2008

The aim of this study was to understand the factors related to intention to leave their job among intensive care unit (ICU) nurses in eastern Taiwan and to make between-group comparisons between an intention to leave and an intention to stay as well as to predict the influencing factors that affect ICU staff nurses' intention to leave.
Nurses' intention to leave their job may have an important impact on the actual turnover of nurses. The issue has always been of concern to nursing executives.

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Aug
2008

The purpose of this study was to explore how nursing students' value factors, motivational factors, institutional factors and competence factors contributed to career intent. All fifth-year nursing students (n=231) in a college in eastern Taiwan completed a survey which followed-up a study done 1 year previously in the same population were followed for 1 year. A validated and reliable self-administered questionnaire developed by the investigators in 2004 and modified in 2005 was used in the study.

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Jan
2006

Music improves sleep quality in older adults. 2004.

J Adv Nurs 2006 Jan;53(1):134-44; discussion 144-6
Hui-Ling Lai, Marion Good

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May
2006

Hemorrhagic shock is a common cause of death in emergency rooms. Current animal models of hemorrhage encounter a major problem that the volume and the rate of blood loss cannot be controlled. In addition, the use of anesthesia obscures physiological responses.

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Jul
2006

The vocational decisions of nursing students have always been a concern for nursing educators and administrators. It is unclear, however, what factors play a role in determining the professional choices made by these students. Limited research into this area has been undertaken in Taiwan.

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Feb
2006

The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to investigate the influences of music during kangaroo care (KC) on maternal anxiety and preterm infants' responses. There are no experimental studies that explore the influences of combination of music and KC on psychophysiological responses in mother-infant dyads. Purposive sampling was used to recruit 30 hospitalized preterm infants body weight 1500 gm and over, gestational age 37 weeks and lower from two NICUs.

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Feb
2006

Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between self-reported nocturnal sleep quality and napping patterns in elderly persons with insomnia and to compare the nocturnal sleep quality between napping and non-napping groups. Convenience sampling was used to recruit 60 community-dwelling elderly residents of Taichung City, Taiwan (age range 60-83 years, mean 67.1 years) who reported insomnia.

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Feb
2005

The aim of this paper is to report an investigation of the effects of soft music on sleep quality in older community-dwelling men and women in Taiwan.
Sleep is a complex rhythmic state that may be affected by the ageing process. Few studies have focused on the effects of music, a non-pharmacological method of improving the quality of sleep in older adults.

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Oct
2004

The study was to assess the effectiveness of soft music for treatment of major depressive disorder inpatients in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. A pretest-posttest with a two-group repeated measures design was used. Patients with major depressive disorder were recruited through referred by the psychiatric physicians.

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Oct
2004

The purpose of this study was to identify individual musical preferences, investigate the relationship between an individual's musical preferences and demographic variables, and examine the effects of the selected music on relaxation. Fifty healthy subjects (mean age 65.7; SD = 5.

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Jan
2003

Sponges composed of sodium alginate and chitosan were prepared via a freeze drying process in order to assess the utility of mixed sponges as potential wound dressings or matrices for tissue engineering. Sponge preparation involved dissolving both polymers (either individually or mixed) in 1% acetic acid and freeze-drying the corresponding solutions. The mechanical properties of the sponges were assessed using texture analysis and the microstructure examined using scanning electron microscopy.

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