Bei Hung Chang

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Spiritual needs and spiritual care for veterans at end of life and their families
    Bei Hung Chang
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:610-7. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Psychobiological changes from relaxation response elicitation: long-term practitioners vs. novices
    Bei Hung Chang
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychosomatics 52:550-9. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of religion/spirituality in coping with caregiving for disabled elders
    B H Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Gerontologist 38:463-70. 1998
  4. doi request reprint Relaxation response and spirituality: Pathways to improve psychological outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation
    Bei Hung Chang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 69:93-100. 2010
  5. pmc The combined effect of relaxation response and acupuncture on quality of life in patients with HIV: a pilot study
    Bei Hung Chang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:807-15. 2007
  6. pmc Relaxation response with acupuncture trial in patients with HIV: feasibility and participant experiences
    Bei Hung Chang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:719-24. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint A relaxation response randomized trial on patients with chronic heart failure
    Bei Hung Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford VAMC, 200 Springs Road 152, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 25:149-57. 2005
  8. pmc Acupuncture and the relaxation response for treating gastrointestinal symptoms in HIV patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Bei Hung Chang
    VA Boston Health Care System, 150 S Huntington Avenue 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Acupunct Med 29:180-7. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Relaxation response for Veterans Affairs patients with congestive heart failure: results from a qualitative study within a clinical trial
    Bei Hung Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Prev Cardiol 7:64-70. 2004
  10. pmc Patient recruitment to a randomized clinical trial of behavioral therapy for chronic heart failure
    Bei Hung Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 4:8. 2004

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Spiritual needs and spiritual care for veterans at end of life and their families
    Bei Hung Chang
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:610-7. 2012
    ..Generally, respondents reported satisfaction with VA spiritual care, but indicated that Veterans may benefit from greater access to VA chaplains and explicit discussion of the impact of their military experience on their spirituality...
  2. doi request reprint Psychobiological changes from relaxation response elicitation: long-term practitioners vs. novices
    Bei Hung Chang
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychosomatics 52:550-9. 2011
    ..We investigate the psychological and biological effects, as well as the correlation between these two effects that are associated with short-term vs. long-term practice of techniques that elicit the RR ("RR practice")...
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of religion/spirituality in coping with caregiving for disabled elders
    B H Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Gerontologist 38:463-70. 1998
    ..Caregivers who used religious or spiritual beliefs to cope with caregiving had a better relationship with care recipients, which was associated with lower levels of depression and role submersion...
  4. doi request reprint Relaxation response and spirituality: Pathways to improve psychological outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation
    Bei Hung Chang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 69:93-100. 2010
    ..In this study, we tested the hypothesis that increased spiritual well-being by eliciting the RR is one pathway resulting in improved psychological outcomes...
  5. pmc The combined effect of relaxation response and acupuncture on quality of life in patients with HIV: a pilot study
    Bei Hung Chang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:807-15. 2007
    ..In light of the presumed shared features of acupuncture and the RR, we conducted a pilot study to examine the effects of adding the RR to usual acupuncture treatment on improving the QoL of HIV/AIDS patients...
  6. pmc Relaxation response with acupuncture trial in patients with HIV: feasibility and participant experiences
    Bei Hung Chang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:719-24. 2007
    ..In this paper, we report on the feasibility and patients' experience from the study participation...
  7. ncbi request reprint A relaxation response randomized trial on patients with chronic heart failure
    Bei Hung Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford VAMC, 200 Springs Road 152, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 25:149-57. 2005
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of an RR intervention program on the quality of life (QOL) and exercise capacity of CHF patients by conducting a single-blind, 3-arm, randomized, controlled trial...
  8. pmc Acupuncture and the relaxation response for treating gastrointestinal symptoms in HIV patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Bei Hung Chang
    VA Boston Health Care System, 150 S Huntington Avenue 152H, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Acupunct Med 29:180-7. 2011
    ..To examine the effect of acupuncture and the relaxation response (RR) for treating gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in HIV patients who are using highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Relaxation response for Veterans Affairs patients with congestive heart failure: results from a qualitative study within a clinical trial
    Bei Hung Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Prev Cardiol 7:64-70. 2004
    ..The value of the RR in congestive heart failure health care is suggested by the results...
  10. pmc Patient recruitment to a randomized clinical trial of behavioral therapy for chronic heart failure
    Bei Hung Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 4:8. 2004
    ..Particularly, we identify factors that, according to patient reports, motivated study participation...
  11. ncbi request reprint The relationship between sexual assault, religiosity, and mental health among male veterans
    Bei Hung Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 33:223-39. 2003
    ..We examine the association between sexual assault, religion and mental health among male veterans...
  12. ncbi request reprint Religion and mental health among women veterans with sexual assault experience
    B H Chang
    Boston University School of Public Health and Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 31:77-95. 2001
    ..In this study we examined the buffering effect of religion on mental health and depression for women who report experiencing sexual assault while in the military...
  13. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of binary data: which within study variance estimate to use?
    B H Chang
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Boston University SPH, 200 Springs Road Building 70, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Stat Med 20:1947-56. 2001
    ..Finally, we showed that a simple regression analysis is not appropriate unless tau(2) is much larger than sigma(2)(i), or a robust variance is used...
  14. ncbi request reprint Analyzing data with clumping at zero. An example demonstration
    B H Chang
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 01730, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:1036-43. 2000
    ..If the proportional odds assumption is valid, then it appears to be the method of choice; otherwise, the combination of logistic regression and a linear model is preferable...
  15. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in health-related beliefs, attitudes, and experiences of VA cardiac patients: scale development and application
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research a VA Health Services Research and Development National Center of Excellence, Bedford VA Medical Center, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 40:I72-85. 2002
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  16. pmc Agreement between administrative data and patients' self-reports of race/ethnicity
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research a Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development National Center of Excellence, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1734-9. 2003
    ..We examined agreement of administrative data with self-reported race/ethnicity and identified correlates of agreement...
  17. doi request reprint Stress management versus lifestyle modification on systolic hypertension and medication elimination: a randomized trial
    Jeffery A Dusek
    Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 14:129-38. 2008
    ..2-15.9, p=0.03). Although both groups had similar reductions in SBP, significantly more participants in the relaxation response group eliminated an antihypertensive medication while maintaining adequate blood pressure control...
  18. doi request reprint End-of-life spiritual care at a VA medical center: chaplains' perspectives
    Bei Hung Chang
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts
    Palliat Support Care 10:273-8. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to explain the process and content of spiritual care provided in a VA Medical Center from chaplains' perspectives...
  19. pmc Relaxation response induces temporal transcriptome changes in energy metabolism, insulin secretion and inflammatory pathways
    Manoj K Bhasin
    Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e62817. 2013
    ..Mitochondrial resiliency might also be promoted by RR-induced downregulation of NF-κB-associated upstream and downstream targets that mitigates stress...
  20. pmc Racial differences in cardiac catheterization as a function of patients' beliefs
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:2091-7. 2004
    ..We examined racial differences in cardiac catheterization rates and reviewed whether patients' beliefs or other variables were associated with observed disparities...
  21. ncbi request reprint Association between oxygen consumption and nitric oxide production during the relaxation response
    Jeffery A Dusek
    Mind Body Medical Institute, 824 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Med Sci Monit 12:CR1-10. 2006
    ..We evaluated whether depth of RR elicitation was correlated with changes in NO, as measured by percentage changes in fractional exhaled nitric oxide (F(E)NO)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Potentially inappropriate prescribing in elderly veterans: are we using the wrong drug, wrong dose, or wrong duration?
    Mary Jo V Pugh
    Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center, Audie L Murphy Division South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1282-9. 2005
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Research Grants2

  1. Relaxation response with acupuncture for HIV patients
    Bei Hung Chang; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  2. Acupuncture and Relaxation Response for GI Symptoms and HIV Medication Adherence
    Bei Hung Chang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our proposed study can contribute to the improvement of the well-being of PLWA and help to understand the mechanism of the therapeutic effects of these two remedies. ..