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Pao-Feng Tsai

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentCollege of Nursing, College of Provost
DivisionCollege of Nursing Research
Address5264 ED III College of Public Health
220 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 529
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-296-1999
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    Other Positions
    TitleAdjunct Research Assistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    DepartmentGeriatrics, College of Medicine

    Other Roles
    Professor, Alice An-Loh Sun Endowed Professor in Geriatric Nursing

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    2015--OED Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee
    2013-Present--TRI Design Group
    2012--Taskforce to revise workload calculation sheet.
    2012--Search committee for Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    2012--Ad Hoc committee member, Conflict of Interest
    2011-2012--Leadership Council
    2011-2012--Admissions and Progression Committee
    2010-Present--International Association for the Study of Pain
    2010-2012--Committee on Clinical Research
    2010--OGSP Advisory Group
    2010--Search committee for Associate Dean for Services
    2009-Present--American Pain Society-Membership Committee Member
    2008-2010--Research Council
    2008--Search committee for Associate Dean for Academic Program
    2007-2008--Search committee for Associate Dean for Research
    2005-Present--Faculty Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee
    2004-2007--Committee on Allocation of Graduate Research Funds
    2004-2006--Graduate Curriculum Sub-committee
    2003-2005--Graduate Council, Assessment Committee
    2002-Present--Arkansas Nurses Association
    2001-2005--Research and Scholarship Committee
    1999-Present--Southern Nursing Research Society
    1996-Present--The Gerontological Society of America
    1996-Present--Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

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    2010 - PresAlice An-Loh Sun Endowed Professorship, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence-UAMS
    2010 - 2015Leader, Research Mission, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence-UAMS
    2008Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, College of Nursing-UAMS
    2006 - 2010Emerging Leader in Training, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence-UAMS
    2005Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, College of Nursing-UAMS
    2005Fellow, Summer Institute on Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials-NIH
    2005Selected Participant, Summer IOA Research-Hartford Geriatric Nursing Initiative & Nat. Inst. on Aging
    2003 - 2005Post-Doctoral Scholar, Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Scholar, John A. Hartford Foundation-New York
    2001 - 2003Hartford Scholar, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence-UAMS
    2001Geriatric Nursing Research Scholar, Hartford Institute Scholars & Fellows Program-New York University
    2000Selected Participant, Technical Assistance Workshop-Nat. Inst. on Aging
    1996 - 1997Graduate-Professional Scholarship, Wayne State University
    1996 - 1997Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellowship, Wayne State University
    1993 - 1994Graduate-Professional Scholarship, Wayne State University
    1992 - 1993Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellowship, Wayne State University
    1988 - 1990Fellow, Home Health Care Program-Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan

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    Pass Through Agency: Invotek - Funding Agency: NIH/Nat. Inst. on Aging - Title: Caregiver Training App to Maintain Independence in Persons with Alzheimers- Resubmission - Award Number: 1 R43 AG051303-01A1 - Start Date: 2016-09-15

    Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging - Title: Caregiver training app to maintain independence in persons with Alzheimer's - Award Number: 1R43AG051303-01A1 - Total Direct Cost: $177,007 - Start Date: 07-01-2016 - End Date: 06-30-2017

    Funding Agency: College of Nursing Intramural Grant Program - Title: Tai Chi for PTSD-A Feasibility Study - Total Direct Cost: $11,636 - Start Date: 06-01-2013 - End Date: 05-31-2015

    Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging - Title: Caregiver training to maintain dressing performance in persons with Alzheimer’s - Total Direct Cost: $150,288 - Start Date: 09-01-2011 - End Date: 04-30-2013

    Funding Agency: Golden Living - Title: Improving assessment and treatment of pain in nursing homes: A national nursing collaborative - Total Direct Cost: $17,000 - Start Date: 01-01-2009 - End Date: 12-31-2010

    Funding Agency: Alzheimer’s Arkansas - Title: Improving assessment and treatment of pain in nursing homes: A national nursing collaborative: Sub-study 1 - Total Direct Cost: $15,000 - Start Date: 01-01-2008 - End Date: 12-01-2010

    Funding Agency: National Institute of Nursing Research - Title: Effect of Tai Chi on osteoarthritic knee pain in elders with mild dementia. - Award Number: 1R21NR010003-01A2 - Total Direct Cost: $275,000 - Start Date: 09-28-2007 - End Date: 05-30-2010

    Funding Agency: Dementia Pilot Grant Program, Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging - Title: Chronic pain, use of analgesics and disruptive behaviors in community-dwelling elders with and without dementia. - Total Direct Cost: $7,500 - Start Date: 05-01-2005 - End Date: 04-30-2006

    Funding Agency: National Institute of Nursing Research-AREA Grant - Title: Pain assessment in elders with osteoarthritis, - Award Number: 1R15NR008405-01A1 - Total Direct Cost: $150,000 - Start Date: 05-01-2004 - End Date: 04-30-2007

    Funding Agency: Beverly HealthCare Corp - Title: Effect of Tai Chi on cognitive functioning in elders with dementia and pain. - Total Direct Cost: $20,000 - Start Date: 05-01-2004 - End Date: 04-30-2005

    Funding Agency: NINR, P20 Pilot Study Program, Tailored Bio-Behavioral Interventions Research Center - Title: A pain behavior observational method for severely cognitively impaired elders with osteoarthritis-A feasibility study. - Total Direct Cost: $12,000 - Start Date: 01-01-2004 - End Date: 12-31-2005

    Funding Agency: John A. Hartford Foundation - Title: Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Scholar - Total Direct Cost: $100,000 - Start Date: 07-01-2003 - End Date: 12-30-2006

    Funding Agency: Dementia Pilot Grant Program, Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging - Title: Effect of Tai Chi on cognitive functioning in elders with dementia and pain. - Total Direct Cost: $45,779 - Start Date: 05-01-2003 - End Date: 04-30-2005

    Funding Agency: Dementia Pilot Grant Program, Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging - Title: A pain behavior observational method for severely cognitively impaired elders with osteoarthritis. - Total Direct Cost: $15,000 - Start Date: 01-01-2003 - End Date: 12-31-2004

    Funding Agency: College of Nursing Intramural Grant Program - Title: Pain assessment in elders with osteoarthritis: A pilot study. - Total Direct Cost: $4,350 - Start Date: 09-01-2001 - End Date: 09-01-2002

    Funding Agency: Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence - Title: Using the Western Ontario and McMaster (WOMAC) OA Index pain scale in cognitively impaired elders with chronic knee pain. - Total Direct Cost: $7,500 - Start Date: 06-01-2001 - End Date: 08-01-2001

    Funding Agency: College of Nursing Intramural Grant Program - Title: Exploring the relationship between salivary cortisol and chronic pain. - Total Direct Cost: $3,750 - Start Date: 05-30-2001 - End Date: 06-30-2002

    Funding Agency: Dementia Pilot Grant Program, Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging - Title: Using the Western Ontario and McMaster (WOMAC) OA Index pain scale in cognitively impaired elders with chronic knee pain. - Total Direct Cost: $15,000 - Start Date: 12-01-2000 - End Date: 09-01-2002

    Funding Agency: College of Nursing Intramural Grant Program - Title: Exercise for pain and sleep in nursing home residents with osteoarthritis of the knee. - Total Direct Cost: $3,666 - Start Date: 05-30-2000 - End Date: 06-01-2001


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    2016--Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

    2016--Journal of Sport and Health Science

    2016--Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research

    2016--National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Special Emphasis Panel, Training and Research grants-Study section member

    2016--National Center for Complementary & Integrated Medicine, Special Emphasis Panel, ZAT1 HS (29) Clinical Research on Mind-Body Interventions Study Section

    2016--National Center for Complementary & Integrated Medicine, Special Emphasis Panel ZAT1 HS (25) Clinical Research on Mind-Body Interventions-Study section member

    2015-2016--Scientific Reports-Nature

    2015--Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

    2015--National Center for Complementary & Integrated Medicine, Special Emphasis Panel, ZAT1 HS (20) Loan Repayment Programs Study Section

    2015--National Center for Complementary & Integrated Medicine, Special Emphasis Panel, ZAT1 HS (21) Clinical Research Study Section

    2014-Present--Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

    2014-Present--Journal of Gerontological Nursing

    2014--National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Special Emphasis Panel, ZAT1 HS (18) Training, Education, and AREA Grants Study Section

    2013--School of Nursing, University of Texas, Arlington-Independent reviewer for promotion and tenure

    2012-Present--BMC Geriatrics

    2011-Present--Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing-STTI/SNRS Research Grant Reviewer

    2011-Present--TRI Pilot Research Awards, UAMS-Grant reviewer

    2011--School of Nursing, University of Virginia-Independent reviewer for promotion and tenure

    2010-Present--College of Nursing, UAMS Research Day-Abstract reviewer

    2009-Present--Research and Theory for Nursing Practice

    2007-Present--Journal of Gerontological Nursing Research (editorial board member)

    2007-Present--Research in Nursing & Health

    2006-Present--Advances in Nursing Science

    2005-Present--College of Nursing, UAMS- Pilot Grant, Tailored Bio-Behavioral Interventions Research Center, RIFE Program-Internal grant reviewer

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    1. Evans BA, Beverly CJ, Tsai PF, Rettiganti M, Lefler LL, Parks RF. Older Adults' Live Demonstration of Electronic Personal Health Record Use: Factors Mediating Initial Proficiency. Comput Inform Nurs. 2018 Jun 21. PMID: 29927765.
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    2. Jordan KJ, Tsai PF, Heo S, Bai S, Dailey D, Beck C, Butler L. Feasibility of testing a coaching training intervention for CNAs in nursing homes. Geriatr Nurs. 2018 Jun 13. PMID: 29909024.
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    3. Tsai PF, Kitch S, Beck C, Jakobs T, Rettiganti M, Jordan K, Jakobs E, Adair S. Using an Interactive Video Simulator to Improve Certified Nursing Assistants' Dressing Assistance and Nursing Home Residents' Dressing Performance: A Pilot Study. Comput Inform Nurs. 2018 Apr; 36(4):183-192. PMID: 29406394.
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    4. Jordan KJ, Tsai PF, Heo S, Bai S, Dailey D, Beck CK, Butler LM, Greenwood RL. Pilot Testing a Coaching Intervention to Improve Certified Nursing Assistants' Dressing of Nursing Home Residents. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2017 11 01; 10(6):267-276. PMID: 29156067.
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    5. Tate LM, Tsai PF, Rettiganti M, Landes RD, Lefler LL, Bryant-Moore K. Examining Exercise in Older Adults Using the Theory of Planned Behavior and Temporal Discounting. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2017 11 01; 10(6):252-259. PMID: 29156065.
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    6. Tsai PF, Kitch S, Chang JY, James GA, Dubbert P, Roca JV, Powers CH. Tai Chi for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Pilot Study. J Holist Nurs. 2018 Jun; 36(2):147-158. PMID: 29172896.
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    7. Heo S, McSweeney J, Tsai PF, Ounpraseuth S. Differing Effects of Fatigue and Depression on Hospitalizations in Men and Women With Heart Failure. Am J Crit Care. 2016 11; 25(6):526-534. PMID: 27802954.
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    8. Hester AL, Tsai PF, Rettiganti M, Mitchell A. CE: Original Research: Predicting Injurious Falls in the Hospital Setting: Implications for Practice. Am J Nurs. 2016 Sep; 116(9):24-31. PMID: 27513072.
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    9. Tate LM, Tsai PF, Landes RD, Rettiganti M, Lefler LL. Temporal discounting rates and their relation to exercise behavior in older adults. Physiol Behav. 2015 Dec 01; 152(Pt A):295-9. PMID: 26440317.
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    10. Tsai PF, Chang JY, Beck C, Kuo YF, Keefe FJ, Rosengren K. A supplemental report to a randomized cluster trial of a 20-week Sun-style Tai Chi for osteoarthritic knee pain in elders with cognitive impairment. Complement Ther Med. 2015 Aug; 23(4):570-6. PMID: 26275650; PMCID: PMC4725717.
    11. Tsai PF, Chang JY, Beck C, Kuo YF, Keefe FJ. A pilot cluster-randomized trial of a 20-week Tai Chi program in elders with cognitive impairment and osteoarthritic knee: effects on pain and other health outcomes. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Apr; 45(4):660-9. PMID: 23017610; PMCID: PMC3543500.
    12. Chang, J.Y., & Tsai, P. Tai Chi exercise and activities in a senior residential complex: sustainability after the research project ends. Activities Directors' Quarterly for Alzheimer's & Other Dementia Patients. 2012; 13(1):26-32.
    13. Rose KM, Beck C, Tsai PF, Liem PH, Davila DG, Kleban M, Gooneratne NS, Kalra G, Richards KC. Sleep disturbances and nocturnal agitation behaviors in older adults with dementia. Sleep. 2011 Jun 01; 34(6):779-86. PMID: 21629366; PMCID: PMC3098946.
    14. Tsai PF. Assessing pain in older adults. J Gerontol Nurs. 2011 May; 37(5):3-4. PMID: 21553747.
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    15. Tsai PF, Kuo YF, Beck C, Richards K, Means KM, Pate BL, Keefe FJ. Non-verbal cues to osteoarthritic knee and/or hip pain in elders. Res Nurs Health. 2011 Jun; 34(3):218-27. PMID: 21425277; PMCID: PMC3100797.
    16. Chang JY, Tsai PF, Beck C, Hagen JL, Huff DC, Anand KJ, Roberson PK, Rosengren KS, Beuscher L. The effect of tai chi on cognition in elders with cognitive impairment. Medsurg Nurs. 2011 Mar-Apr; 20(2):63-9; quiz 70. PMID: 21560956; PMCID: PMC3320763.
    17. Chang, J.Y., Tsai, P., Woods, S., Beck, C. Roberson, P., & Rosengren, K. Teaching of Tai Chi to elders with osteoarthritis pain and mild cognitive impairment. American Journal of Recreation Therapy. 2011; 10(1):11-16.
    18. Tsai, P. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Editorial: Assessing pain in older adults: What to do when the gold standard isn’t applicable. 2011; 37(5):3-4.
    19. Chang JY, Tsai PF, Woods S, Beck C, Roberson PK, Rosengren K. Teaching Tai Chi to elders with osteoarthritis pain and mild cognitive impairment. Act Dir Q Alzheimers Other Dement Patients. 2010; 11(4):8-17. PMID: 24696637.
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    20. Beck, C., McSweeney, J., Roberson, P., Richards, K., Tsai, P., & Souder, E. Challenges in tailored intervention research. Nursing Outlook. 2010; 58(2):104-110.
    21. Tsai PF, Chang JY, Chowdhury N, Beck C, Roberson PK, Rosengren K. Enrolling older adults with cognitive impairment in research: lessons from a study of Tai Chi for osteoarthritis knee pain. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2009 Oct; 2(4):228-34. PMID: 20077977; PMCID: PMC2866131.
    22. Chang JY, Tsai PF. IL-6 release from mouse glia caused by MeHg requires cytosolic phospholipase A2 activation. Neurosci Lett. 2009 Sep 18; 461(2):85-9. PMID: 19539721; PMCID: PMC2726735.
    23. Swafford KL, Miller LL, Tsai PF, Herr KA, Ersek M. Improving the process of pain care in nursing homes: a literature synthesis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Jun; 57(6):1080-7. PMID: 19507298.
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    24. Tsai PF, Chang JY, Beck C, Hagen J, Anand KJ, Kuo YF, Roberson PK, Rosengren K, Beuscher L. The Feasibility of Implementing Tai Chi for Nursing Home Residents With Knee Osteoarthritis and Cognitive Impairment. Act Dir Q Alzheimers Other Dement Patients. 2009; 10(1):9-17. PMID: 25249819.
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    25. Tsai, P. Research in Gerontological Nursing. Editorial: Moving forward with randomized controlled trials. 2009; 2(1):3.
    26. Tsai PF. Moving forward with randomized controlled trials. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2009 Jan; 2(1):3. PMID: 20077986.
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    27. Swafford, K., Miller, L., Tsai, P., Herr, K., & Ersek, M. Improving the process of pain care in nursing homes: A literature synthesis. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2009; 57(6):1080-1087.
    28. Tsai PF, Beck C, Chang JY, Hagen J, Kuo YF, Roberson PK, Rosengren K, Beuscher L, Doan CL, Anand KJ. The effect of tai chi on knee osteoarthritis pain in cognitively impaired elders: pilot study. Geriatr Nurs. 2009 Mar-Apr; 30(2):132-9. PMID: 19345855; PMCID: PMC2748759.
    29. Chang JY, Tsai PF. Prevention of methylmercury-induced mitochondrial depolarization, glutathione depletion and cell death by 15-deoxy-delta-12,14-prostaglandin J(2). Neurotoxicology. 2008 Nov; 29(6):1054-61. PMID: 18778734; PMCID: PMC2683755.
    30. Tsai PF, Beck C, Richards KC, Phillips L, Roberson PK, Evans J. The Pain Behaviors for Osteoarthritis Instrument for Cognitively Impaired Elders (PBOICIE). Res Gerontol Nurs. 2008 Apr; 1(2):116-22. PMID: 20078024; PMCID: PMC2844125.
    31. Tsai PF, Landes RD, Ghormley C, Beck C, Feldman Z, Duncan A. Analgesic intake, cognitive functioning, and disruptive behaviors in elderly people with cognitive impairment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Mar; 56(3):574-5. PMID: 18315677.
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    32. Landes, R.D., Tsai, P., & Beck, C. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Letter to the editor: response letter to Dr. Gaskell, et al. 2008; 56(12):2355-56.
    33. Tsai PF, Richards K. Using an osteoarthritis-specific pain measure in elders with cognitive impairment: a pilot study. J Nurs Manag. 2006 Mar; 14(2):90-5. PMID: 16487420.
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    34. Tsai PF, Means KM. Osteoarthritic knee or hip pain: possible indicators in elderly adults with cognitive impairment. J Gerontol Nurs. 2005 Aug; 31(8):39-45. PMID: 16130361.
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    35. Tsai PF. Predictors of distress and depression in elders with arthritic pain. J Adv Nurs. 2005 Jul; 51(2):158-65. PMID: 15963187.
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    36. Tsai PF, Jirovec MM. The relationships between depression and other outcomes of chronic illness caregiving. BMC Nurs. 2005 Feb 22; 4(1):3. PMID: 15725346.
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    37. Tsai, P., & Jirovec, M.M. Exploring the relationships between depression and other outcomes of chronic illness caregiving. BMC Nursing. 2005; 4(3):1.
    38. Tsai, P., & Means, K. Osteoarthritic knee or hip pain: Possible indicators in elderly adults with cognitive impairment. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 2005; 31(8):39-45.
    39. Tsai, P., & Chang, J. Assessment of pain in elders with dementia. Medical-Surgical Nursing Journal. 2004; 13(6):364-369, 390.
    40. Tsai PF, Tak S, Moore C, Palencia I. Testing a theory of chronic pain. J Adv Nurs. 2003 Jul; 43(2):158-69. PMID: 12834374.
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    41. Tsai PF, Richards K, Tatom I. The association between knee temperature and pain in elders with osteoarthritis of the knee: a pilot study. J Adv Nurs. 2003 May; 42(4):373-81. PMID: 12752882.
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    42. Tsai PF. A middle-range theory of caregiver stress. Nurs Sci Q. 2003 Apr; 16(2):137-45. PMID: 12728832.
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    43. Tsai, P., & Tak, S. Disease-specific pain measures for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. Geriatric Nursing. 2003; 24(2):106-109.
    44. Tsai, P. A middle-range theory of caregiver stress. Nursing Science Quarterly. 2003; 16(2):137-145.
    45. Richards, K.C., Crumpton, W., & Tsai, P. Pathophysiological phenomena in nursing, human responses to illness in V. Carrieri-Kohlman, A.H. Lindsey, & C.M. West (Eds.). Dementia. 2003; (3rd ed).
    46. Tsai PF, Richards K, FitzRandolph R. Feasibility of using quadriceps-strengthening exercise to improve pain and sleep in a severely demented elder with osteoarthritis - a case report. BMC Nurs. 2002 Oct 02; 1(1):1. PMID: 12361479.
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    47. Tsai, P., Richards, K., & FitzRandolph, R. Feasibility of using quadriceps-strengthening exercise to improve pain and sleep in a severely demented elder with osteoarthritis- A case report. BMC Nursing. 2002; 1(1):1.
    48. Horgas, A., & Tsai, P. Analgesic drug prescription and use in cognitively impaired nursing home residents. Nursing Research. 1998; 47(4):235-242.
    49. Chapleski, E., Lichtenberg, P., Dwyer, J., Youngblade, L., & Tsai, P. Morbidity and co-morbidity among Great Lakes American Indians: Predictors of functional ability. The Gerontologist. 1997; 37(5):588-597.
    50. Chou, P., Tsai, P., & Song, L. Analysis of factors related to treatment and prognosis of leprosy patients in southern Taiwan. Chinese Medical Journal (Taipei). 1993; 52:1-8.
    51. Tsai, P., & Chou, P. The knowledge and attitude of leprosy in junior high school teachers. Public Health. 1991; 17:379-388.
    52. Tsai, P. The utilization of social resources in home care nursing. VGH Nursing. 1991; 8(2):211-215.
    53. Tsai, P., & Chou, P. Epidemiological study on leprosy patients in southern Taiwan. Public Health. 1989; 16:283-300.
    54. Tsai, P., Chiang, T., & Ye, M. Changing values of nursing in Taiwan. Public Health. 1989; 16:138-148.
    55. Tsai, P., & Chou, P. Leprosy: review of literature. Public Health. 1988; 15:328-347.
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