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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541777/multidimensional-determinants-of-the-caregiving-burden-among-chinese-male-caregivers-of-older-family-members-in-hong-kong
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Xue Bai, Chang Liu, Luisa Baladon, Maria Rubio-Valera
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine multidimensional determinants of the caregiving burden among Chinese male caregivers of older family members in Hong Kong. Based on a modified stress process model, this study explored how background and contextual factors (demographic characteristics and mental health status of caregivers, caregiving-related factors, and support and services), primary stressors (degree of care dependency and special care needs), and secondary stressors (self-efficacy and gender role conflict) might affect the caregiving burden among male caregivers...
May 25, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526049/psychological-status-and-quality-of-life-among-primary-caregivers-of-individuals-with-mental-illness-a-hospital-based-study
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Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Vathsala Sagayadevan, Edimansyah Abdin, YunJue Zhang, Sherilyn Chang, Saleha Shafie, Restria Fauziana Abdul Rahman, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the psychological status and quality of life among primary caregivers of individuals suffering from various mental illnesses including early psychosis, chronic schizophrenia, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and dementia. METHODS: A total of 350 primary caregivers with relatives seeking treatment at a tertiary psychiatric hospital were recruited for this study. Socio-demographic data was obtained and the brief version of the World Health Organisation Quality of Life instrument was used to assess caregiver's quality of life (QOL)...
May 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472415/acupressure-for-frail-older-people-in-community-dwellings-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Clara W C Chan, Pui Hing Chau, Angela Y M Leung, Kwai Ching Lo, Huafeng Shi, Tin Pui Yum, Yeuk Yiu Lee, Lei Li
Background: 'Frailty' is being increasing recognised as a geriatric syndrome of growing importance in the medical field. Acupressure is a non-pharmacological, non-invasive Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment, which may serve to improve the quality of life (QOL) or prevent the progressive advancement of frailty in the aged population. Objective: to investigate the effects of a 12-week, TCM-principle guided acupressure intervention on the QOL of the frail older people living in the community...
May 2, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458649/what-influences-chinese-adolescents-choice-intention-between-playing-online-games-and-learning-application-of-theory-of-planned-behavior-with-subjective-norm-manipulated-as-peer-support-and-parental-monitoring
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Jia Wang, Ru-De Liu, Yi Ding, Ying Liu, Le Xu, Rui Zhen
This study investigated how and why Chinese adolescents choose between playing online games and doing homework, using the model of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in which the subjective norm was manipulated as two sub-elements (peer support and parental monitoring). A total of 530 students from an elementary school and a middle school in China were asked to complete the measures assessing two predictors of TPB: attitude and perceived behavioral control (PBC). Next, they completed a survey about their choice intention between playing an online game and doing homework in three different situations, wherein a conflict between playing online games and doing homework was introduced and subjective norm was manipulated as peers supporting and parents objecting to playing online games...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452647/a-case-of-fronto-temporal-dementia-ftd-masquerading-as-mood-disorder
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Sarah Pospos, Min Xi, Guanjie Chen, Ruiguo Zhang, Qingrong Tan, Andrius Baskys
A 56-year old Chinese female was referred to an academic medical center with atypical, treatment-resistant depression that continued for approximately 3 years after her sister's death. Comprehensive evaluation including neurocognitive testing, EEG, spinal tap, HIV testing and brain MRI revealed behavioral variant of fronto-temporal dementia (bvFTD) with significant frontal and temporal lobe atrophy.This patient's unusual clinical presentation emphasizes the overlap between depression and bvFTD, and underlines the importance of prompt, accurate diagnosis to minimize often-ineffective pharmacological interventions and caregiver burnout...
December 23, 2016: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434402/implementing-the-communication-for-development-strategy-to-improve-knowledge-and-coverage-of-measles-vaccination-in-western-chinese-immunization-programs-a-before-and-after-evaluation
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Ming Lu, Yao-Zhu Chu, Wen-Zhou Yu, Robert Scherpbier, Yu-Qing Zhou, Xu Zhu, Qi-Ru Su, Meng-Juan Duan, Xuan Zhang, Fu-Qiang Cui, Hua-Qing Wang, Yi-Biao Zhou, Qing-Wu Jiang
BACKGROUND: Communication for Development (C4D) is a strategy promoted by the United Nations Children's Fund to foster positive and measurable changes at the individual, family, community, social, and policy levels of society. In western China, C4D activities have previously been conducted as part of province-level immunization programs. In this study, we evaluated the association of C4D with changes in parental knowledge of immunization services, measles disease, and measles vaccine, and changes in their children's measles vaccine coverage...
April 24, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429562/predictors-of-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-chinese-people-with-major-neurocognitive-disorders-and-their-caregivers-the-roles-of-self-esteem-and-caregiver-s-burden
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Daniel Kim-Wan Young, Petrus Yat-Nam Ng, Timothy Kwok
AIM: The present research study aimed to identify and compare the clinical and non-clinical factors that predict the self-reported and proxy-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of people with major neurocognitive disorder (PwND) who are living at home in a Chinese society. METHODS: A total of 57 Chinese PwND-family caregiver dyads that were using the services of local senior centers were recruited through a cross-sectional survey with convenience sampling...
April 20, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353589/depressive-symptoms-in-chinese-family-caregivers-of-patients-with-heart-failure-a-cross-sectional-study
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Xiaolin Hu, Wenxia Huang, Yonglin Su, Moying Qu, Xingchen Peng
Depressive symptoms are related to negative health outcomes in caregivers of patients with HF. Understanding the factors that are associated with depressive symptoms among caregivers is essential to providing appropriate interventions. Little is known about which status and factors are related to depressive symptoms among Chinese caregivers of patients with heart failure. This study aimed to investigate the status of depressive symptoms and to identify the factors that are associated with depressive symptoms in family caregivers of patients with heart failure in China...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347149/psychometric-testing-of-two-chinese-version-scales-on-attitudes-toward-and-caregiving-behaviors-for-end-of-life-patients-and-families
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Luke Yang, Yung-Fang Liu, Huey-Fang Sun, Hsien-Hsien Chiang, Yu-Lun Tsai, Jen-Jiuan Liaw
The study purpose was to examine the validities and reliabilities of the Chinese-versions Frommelt Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying Scale (Attitudes Scale) and Caregiving Behaviors Scale for End-of-Life Patients and Families (Behaviors Scale). The scales were tested in a convenience sample of 318 nurses with ≥6 months work experience at three hospitals. Cronbach's alphas of the Attitudes and Behaviors Scales were .90 and .96, respectively. Each scale had Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin index >.85 and Bartlett's test of sphericity >4000 ( p < ...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330476/factors-associated-with-the-quality-of-life-of-family-caregivers-for-leukemia-patients-in-china
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Hongjuan Yu, Limin Li, Chaojie Liu, Weidong Huang, Jin Zhou, Wenqi Fu, Yi Ma, Si Li, Yuying Chang, Guoxiang Liu, Qunhong Wu
BACKGROUND: The leukemia affects not only the quality of life (QOL) of patients with the disease but also that of their family caregivers (FCs). The research studies on QOL of FCs for leukemia patients are limited. This study aimed to evaluate the QOL of FCs for leukemia patients in Heilongjiang province, China. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was undertaken with 309 FCs for leukemia patients recruited from three hospitals in Heilongjiang province...
March 23, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279395/resilience-model-for-parents-of-children-with-cancer-in-mainland-china-an-exploratory-study
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Zeng Jie Ye, Hong Zhong Qiu, Peng Fei Li, Mu Zi Liang, Shu Ni Wang, Xiao Ming Quan
PURPOSE: Parents have psychosocial functions that are critical for the entire family. Therefore, when their child is diagnosed with cancer, it is important that they exhibit resilience, which is the ability to preserve their emotional and physical well-being in the face of stress. The Resilience Model for Parents of Children with Cancer (RMP-CC) was developed to increase our understanding of how resilience is positively and negatively affected by protective and risk factors, respectively, in Chinese parents with children diagnosed with cancer...
April 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276169/intergenerational-transfers-and-informal-care-for-disabled-elderly-persons-in-china-evidence-from-charls
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Xiaoting Liu, Bei Lu, Zhixin Feng
Aiming at 'ageing healthier and ageing better', a certain amount of high-quality informal care should be available for elderly persons with physical disability as formal care is barely accessible in China. The demographic transition and family structural changes have dramatically weakened traditional norms of filial piety and the structure of intergenerational transfers. This article employed nationwide representative data from the first wave (2011) of Chinese Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) in order to identify the duration of informal care provision at home for frail elders (1122 in rural areas and 577 in urban areas, total 1699), measured in monthly hours, before estimating the associations between intergenerational transfers and the received time of informal care with Tobit Model analysis...
March 9, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274209/mental-health-literacy-about-schizophrenia-and-depression-a-survey-among-chinese-caregivers-of-patients-with-mental-disorder
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Shubao Chen, Qiuxia Wu, Chang Qi, Huiqiong Deng, Xuyi Wang, Haoyu He, Jiang Long, Yifan Xiong, Tieqiao Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the knowledge of schizophrenia and depression among caregivers of patients with mental disorder in China. METHOD: A convenience sample of 402 caregivers at the Department of Psychiatry of a general hospital in China was investigated (response rate 95.7%), using vignettes based investigation methodology. RESULTS: The number of caregivers using the term "depression" to describe the depression vignette was 43.6%, which was significantly higher than the number of caregivers using the term "schizophrenia" to describe the schizophrenia one (28...
March 9, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258510/assessing-the-accuracy-of-the-modified-chinese-autism-spectrum-rating-scale-and-social-responsiveness-scale-for-screening-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-chinese-children
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Bingrui Zhou, Hao Zhou, Lijie Wu, Xiaobing Zou, Xuerong Luo, Eric Fombonne, Yi Wang, Weili Yan, Xiu Xu
The reported prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been increasing rapidly in many parts of the world. However, data on its prevalence in China are largely missing. Here, we assessed the suitability of the modified Chinese version of a newly-developed ASD screening tool, the Modified Chinese Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (MC-ASRS) in screening for ASD in Chinese children aged 6-12 years, through comparison with the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) that has been widely used for ASD screening. We recruited the parents/caregivers of 1588 typically-developing children and 190 children with ASD aged 6-12 years to complete the MC-ASRS and SRS, and evaluated the validity of both scales in discriminating children with ASD from those developing typically...
April 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258501/construct-validity-of-the-17-item-benefit-finding-scale-in-chinese-cancer-patients-and-their-family-caregivers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Qiuping Li, Yi Lin, Yinghua Xu, Huiya Zhou, Liping Yang, Yongyong Xu
PURPOSE: With increasing interest in, and growing recognition of, the importance of evaluating benefit finding (BF) in cancer practice, the construct validity of a majority of the instruments that claim to assess BF, however, requires further validation. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the construct validity of the 17-item Benefit Finding Scale (BFS) in Chinese cancer patient-caregiver dyads and to evaluate the association between the BFS patients and the BFS caregivers...
March 3, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252843/chinese-family-caregivers-of-stroke-survivors-determinants-of-caregiving-burden-within-the-first-six-months
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Yanhong Han, Yilan Liu, Xuelin Zhang, Wilson Tam, Jing Mao, Violeta Lopez
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe the family caregivers' caregiving experience for stroke survivors and to identify the determinants of caregiving burden over six-months. BACKGROUND: Socio-cultural factors influence the caregiving experience in China. However, little is known about the dynamic changes occurring in Chinese caregivers' burden and its determinants. DESIGN: This is a prospective longitudinal study. METHODS: A total of 328 participants (164 stroke survivors and 164 family caregivers) from the neurological units of three hospitals in Shiyan were examined during a 6-month period at 1 to 2 days before discharge (T1), 3 weeks (T2), 3 months (T3), and 6 months (T4) post-discharge using the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, Caregiver Strain Index, and the Centre for Epidemiological Studies-Depression...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219846/changing-caregiving-relationships-for-older-home-based-chinese-people-in-a-transitional-stage-trends-factors-and-policy-implications
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Lijuan Gu, Mark W Rosenberg, Juxin Zeng
BACKGROUND: In the transitional stage of socioeconomic development, the traditional practice of home-based care in China is being tested. The evolution and factors of home-based care utilization are the prerequisites for the formulation of a support policy. However, no extant research has studied home-based elder care on a national scale. AIM: This paper aims to examine changing caregiving relationships nationwide for home-based elderly individuals and investigate the changing factors of care utilization in a ten-year period, with special attention to the effects of "location" on care patterns...
May 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203332/status-and-determinants-of-motor-impairment-in-preschool-children-from-migrant-families-in-china
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Hua Jin, Jing Hua, Jianqiang Shen, Lijuan Feng, Guixiong Gu
BACKGROUND: Although poor health conditions and decreased developmental levels have been investigated in migrant children, no study in China has focused on these children's individual motor development. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to explore the prevalence of motor impairment in Chinese migrant children and to determine the contributory factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a structured questionnaire was administered to primary caregivers of preschool children aged 3 - 6 (n = 2,976) in ten kindergartens from two districts of Suzhou, China, to assess the children's home socioeconomic status and motor environment, that is, the presence of affordances for motor development...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166478/a-caregiving-experience-in-a-singaporean-chinese-family
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February 6, 2017: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157100/efficacy-and-safety-of-donepezil-in-chinese-patients-with-severe-alzheimer-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jianping Jia, Cuibai Wei, Longfei Jia, Yi Tang, Junhua Liang, Aihong Zhou, Fangyu Li, Lu Shi, Rachelle S Doody
BACKGROUND: Donepezil has been used worldwide for the treatment of severe Alzheimer's disease (AD). Whether it is also appropriate for severe AD in Chinese patients remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether donepezil is effective and tolerable for Chinese patients with severe AD. METHODS: The present study was a 24-week, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study conducted at 38 investigational hospitals in China...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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