Alan Chung Hong Tsai

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Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Population-specific Mini Nutritional Assessment effectively predicts the nutritional state and follow-up mortality of institutionalized elderly Taiwanese regardless of cognitive status
    Alan C Tsai
    Human Nutrition Program, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Br J Nutr 100:152-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Modified Mininutritional Assessment can effectively assess the nutritional status of patients on hemodialysis
    Alan C Tsai
    Graduate Institute of Long Term Care, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Ren Nutr 19:380-8. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint The association of perceived stress with depressive symptoms in older Taiwanese-Result of a longitudinal national cohort study
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wu Feng, Taichung, Taiwan Center for Health Policy and Management Research, Asia University, Wu Feng, Taichung, Taiwan Department of Health Services Management, School of Public Health, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:646-51. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The short-form mini-nutritional assessment is as effective as the full-mini nutritional assessment in predicting follow-up 4-year mortality in elderly Taiwanese
    J Y Wang
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Rd, Wufeng, Taichung, 41354, Taiwan
    J Nutr Health Aging 17:594-8. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of lifestyle factors with depressive symptoms in ≥ 53-year old Taiwanese - results of an 8-year cohort study
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wu Feng, Taichung, Taiwan
    Prev Med 57:92-7. 2013
  6. doi request reprint The effectiveness of IDF and ATP-III in identifying metabolic syndrome and the usefulness of these tools for health-promotion in older Taiwanese
    M M Chen
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Nutr Health Aging 17:413-6. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Frequent consumption of vegetables predicts lower risk of depression in older Taiwanese - results of a prospective population-based study
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Road, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Public Health Nutr 15:1087-92. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Mid-arm and calf circumferences (MAC and CC) are better than body mass index (BMI) in predicting health status and mortality risk in institutionalized elderly Taiwanese
    Alan Chung Hong Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Rd, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 54:443-7. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Quality issues of self-report of hypertension: analysis of a population representative sample of older adults in Taiwan
    Alan Chung Hong Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Rd, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 55:338-42. 2012
  10. doi request reprint A comparison of the full Mini Nutritional Assessment, short-form Mini Nutritional Assessment, and Subjective Global Assessment to predict the risk of protein-energy malnutrition in patients on peritoneal dialysis: a cross-sectional study
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:83-9. 2013

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Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Population-specific Mini Nutritional Assessment effectively predicts the nutritional state and follow-up mortality of institutionalized elderly Taiwanese regardless of cognitive status
    Alan C Tsai
    Human Nutrition Program, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Br J Nutr 100:152-8. 2008
    ..Easier and wider application of the tool will enable early detection of emerging nutritional problems and timely intervention to prevent the development of severe malnutrition in the elderly...
  2. doi request reprint Modified Mininutritional Assessment can effectively assess the nutritional status of patients on hemodialysis
    Alan C Tsai
    Graduate Institute of Long Term Care, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Ren Nutr 19:380-8. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether the MNA (Mininutritional Assessment) would be an effective tool for assessing the nutritional status of patients undergoing hemodialysis...
  3. ncbi request reprint The association of perceived stress with depressive symptoms in older Taiwanese-Result of a longitudinal national cohort study
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wu Feng, Taichung, Taiwan Center for Health Policy and Management Research, Asia University, Wu Feng, Taichung, Taiwan Department of Health Services Management, School of Public Health, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:646-51. 2013
    ..To determine the impact of perceived-stress over one's own health, financial condition, job, and conflict with family members, and family members' problems on depressive symptoms in older adults...
  4. doi request reprint The short-form mini-nutritional assessment is as effective as the full-mini nutritional assessment in predicting follow-up 4-year mortality in elderly Taiwanese
    J Y Wang
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Rd, Wufeng, Taichung, 41354, Taiwan
    J Nutr Health Aging 17:594-8. 2013
    ..To compare the mortality-predictive ability of the full- and short-form (SF) Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA)...
  5. doi request reprint Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of lifestyle factors with depressive symptoms in ≥ 53-year old Taiwanese - results of an 8-year cohort study
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wu Feng, Taichung, Taiwan
    Prev Med 57:92-7. 2013
    ....
  6. doi request reprint The effectiveness of IDF and ATP-III in identifying metabolic syndrome and the usefulness of these tools for health-promotion in older Taiwanese
    M M Chen
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Nutr Health Aging 17:413-6. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Frequent consumption of vegetables predicts lower risk of depression in older Taiwanese - results of a prospective population-based study
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Road, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Public Health Nutr 15:1087-92. 2012
    ..The study evaluated the association between consumption frequencies of the major food categories and the risk of new depression four years later in older Taiwanese...
  8. doi request reprint Mid-arm and calf circumferences (MAC and CC) are better than body mass index (BMI) in predicting health status and mortality risk in institutionalized elderly Taiwanese
    Alan Chung Hong Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Rd, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 54:443-7. 2012
    ..These results should have practical implication in geriatric health measurements...
  9. doi request reprint Quality issues of self-report of hypertension: analysis of a population representative sample of older adults in Taiwan
    Alan Chung Hong Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Rd, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 55:338-42. 2012
    ..Better self-reports of health data can improve the efficiency of public health surveillance efforts...
  10. doi request reprint A comparison of the full Mini Nutritional Assessment, short-form Mini Nutritional Assessment, and Subjective Global Assessment to predict the risk of protein-energy malnutrition in patients on peritoneal dialysis: a cross-sectional study
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:83-9. 2013
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Predictors of smoking cessation in 50-66-year-old male Taiwanese smokers: a 7-year national cohort study
    Alan Chung Hong Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Rd, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 55:295-300. 2012
    ..These findings should be useful for designing target-specific intervention strategies for older male Taiwanese smokers...
  12. doi request reprint The association of body mass index (BMI) with all-cause mortality in older Taiwanese: results of a national cohort study
    Alan Chung Hong Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Rd, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 55:217-20. 2012
    ..However, some uncertainty remains because confounding factors could not be totally controlled. Large scale prospective studies with better control of confounding factors are needed to resolve this important public health issue...
  13. doi request reprint The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is useful for assessing the risk of malnutrition in adults with intellectual disabilities
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wufeng and Department of Health Services Management, School of Public Health, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Clin Nurs 20:3295-303. 2011
    ..The study was aimed to examine the appropriateness of using the Mini Nutritional Assessment to screen for risk of under- and over-nutrition in adults with intellectual disabilities...
  14. doi request reprint Long-form but not short-form Mini-Nutritional Assessment is appropriate for grading nutritional risk of patients on hemodialysis--a cross-sectional study
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:1429-35. 2011
    ..Routine screening/assessment of protein-energy status is essential for preventing uremic malnutrition in patients on hemodialysis (HD). A simple, low cost, reliable and non-invasive tool is greatly desired...
  15. doi request reprint Usefulness of the mini nutritional assessment in predicting the nutritional status of patients with liver cancer in Taiwan
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Nutr Cancer 63:334-41. 2011
    ..These results suggest that the MNA can be an effective tool for assessing the nutritional status of patients with liver cancer...
  16. ncbi request reprint Association of dental prosthetic condition with food consumption and the risk of malnutrition and follow-up 4-year mortality risk in elderly Taiwanese
    A C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Road, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Nutr Health Aging 15:265-70. 2011
    ..To determine the impact of dental prosthetic condition on food consumption, risk of malnutrition and follow-up 4-year mortality risk in elderly Taiwanese...
  17. doi request reprint Predicting the need of formal care in Taiwan: analysis of a national random sample
    Alan Chung Hong Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Rd, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 53:298-302. 2011
    ..However, culture and public policy impact care options...
  18. doi request reprint Usefulness of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in predicting the nutritional status of people with mental disorders in Taiwan
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung
    J Clin Nurs 20:341-50. 2011
    ..The study was to evaluate the ability of the Mini Nutritional Assessment in predicting malnutrition in people with three subtypes of mental disorder (schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder) in Taiwan...
  19. doi request reprint The effectiveness of BMI, calf circumference and mid-arm circumference in predicting subsequent mortality risk in elderly Taiwanese
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Road, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
    Br J Nutr 105:275-81. 2011
    ..These results suggest that in elderly adults, CC is more effective than BMI in predicting long-term mortality risk. Thus, more consideration to CC and MAC in designing geriatric health or nutritional measurement scales is recommended...
  20. doi request reprint Population-specific Mini Nutritional Assessment can improve mortality-risk-predicting ability in institutionalised older Taiwanese
    Alan C Tsai
    Graduate Institute of Long Term Care, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Clin Nurs 19:2493-9. 2010
    ..The study determined whether a new version of the Mini Nutritional Assessment that adopted population-specific anthropometric cut-points would improve the mortality-predicting ability in institutionalised Taiwanese older people...
  21. doi request reprint Population-specific short-form mini nutritional assessment with body mass index or calf circumference can predict risk of malnutrition in community-living or institutionalized elderly people in taiwan
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:1328-34. 2010
    ..Because measuring calf circumference is easier and less time-consuming then measuring BMI, the modified tool can make periodic nutritional screening an easier job and routine nutritional screening a more realistic goal in geriatric care...
  22. ncbi request reprint The association of age, gender, body fatness and lifestyle factors with plasma C-reactive protein concentrations in older Taiwanese
    A C Tsai
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:412-6. 2010
    ..This study determined the population distribution of plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) and evaluated its association with age, body fatness status and lifestyle factors in elderly Taiwanese...
  23. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the nutritional risk of >53-year-old men and women in Taiwan
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Environmental Health Science, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Public Health Nutr 7:69-76. 2004
    ..The study was conducted to gain an understanding of the status of potential nutrition risks in >53-year-old men and women in Taiwan...
  24. ncbi request reprint Interview to study the determinants of hypertension in older adults in Taiwan: a population based cross-sectional survey
    Alan Chung Hong Tsai
    Human Nutrition Program, Dept of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:338-45. 2007
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Population-specific anthropometric cut-points improve the functionality of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in elderly Taiwanese
    Alan Chung Hong Tsai
    Program in Human Nutrition, Dept of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:656-62. 2007
    ..However, in populations where significant differences exist in anthropometric measurements from the Caucasian populations, population-specific cut-points should be used...
  26. ncbi request reprint Assessing the prevalence of malnutrition with the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in a nationally representative sample of elderly Taiwanese
    A C Tsai
    Human Nutrition Program, Dept of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 12:239-43. 2008
    ..The study was to determine whether the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) could be used as a tool to effectively identify malnourished elderly in a non-Caucasian population...
  27. doi request reprint A population-specific Mini-Nutritional Assessment can effectively grade the nutritional status of stroke rehabilitation patients in Taiwan
    Alan C Tsai
    Graduate Institute of Long Term Care, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Clin Nurs 18:82-8. 2009
    ..To determine whether a modified version of the Mini-Nutritional Assessment without body mass index could effectively assess the nutritional risk status of stroke rehabilitation patients in Taiwan...
  28. ncbi request reprint Population-specific anthropometric cutoff standards improve the functionality of the Mini Nutritional Assessment without BMI in institutionalized elderly in Taiwan
    A C Tsai
    Human Nutrition Program, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 12:696-700. 2008
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Dieting is more effective in reducing weight but exercise is more effective in reducing fat during the early phase of a weight-reducing program in healthy humans
    Alan C Tsai
    Human Nutrition Program, Department of Environmental Health Science, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Nutr Biochem 14:541-9. 2003
    ..EX can lead to a more desirable blood lipid profile than can FR. Thus, it is desirable to include exercise in a weight reduction program...
  30. doi request reprint Validation of population-specific Mini-Nutritional Assessment with its long-term mortality-predicting ability: results of a population-based longitudinal 4-year study in Taiwan
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Road, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
    Br J Nutr 104:93-9. 2010
    ..The MNA-T2, which requires no BMI, can make routine nutritional screening/assessment an easier task...
  31. ncbi request reprint A modified mini nutritional assessment without BMI predicts nutritional status of community-living elderly in Taiwan
    A C Tsai
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liu feng Road, Wu Feng, Taichung 413, Taiwan
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:183-9. 2010
    ..The study was to determine whether a modified MNA (Mini Nutritional Assessment) which adopted population-specific anthropometric cut-points but without BMI could maintain its predicting ability in community-living elderly in Taiwan...
  32. doi request reprint Population-specific modifications of the short-form Mini Nutritional Assessment and Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool for elderly Taiwanese
    Alan C Tsai
    Graduate Institute in Long term Care, Dept of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan, ROC
    Int J Nurs Stud 46:1431-8. 2009
    ..The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) are two widely used malnutrition screening scales...
  33. doi request reprint Mini-Nutritional-Assessment (MNA) without body mass index (BMI) predicts functional disability in elderly Taiwanese
    Li Chin Lee
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 54:e405-10. 2012
    ..These results suggest the MNA is able to predict functional decline of the elderly. MNA-T2, especially the SF, a version without BMI should be particularly useful in clinical, long-term care and community settings...
  34. doi request reprint A modified Mini Nutritional Assessment without BMI can effectively assess the nutritional status of neuropsychiatric patients
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Nurs 18:1916-22. 2009
    ..To determine whether a modified version of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) without body mass index (BMI) can effectively identify individuals at risk of malnutrition among patients with neuropsychiatric disorders...
  35. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight and obesity and its associated factors in aboriginal Taiwanese: findings from the 2001 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan
    Ching Sung Ho
    Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Rd, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:572-9. 2007
    ..The public health authorities should develop more culturally appropriate community-based intervention strategies to promote the health of the aborigines...
  36. ncbi request reprint Associations of BMI, TV-watching time, and physical activity on respiratory symptoms and asthma in 5th grade schoolchildren in Taipei, Taiwan
    Hsin Jen Tsai
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Asthma 44:397-401. 2007
    ..Weight status, sedentary life, and frequency of physical exercise are the factors that can impact on the respiratory health of schoolchildren...
  37. doi request reprint Sex and ethnic disparities in weight and height among children of transnational couples, aborigines, and Han Chinese in Taiwan
    Alan C Tsai
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Nutr Res 28:664-70. 2008
    ..These findings are useful information for the educators and healthcare policy makers for improving diet and health...
  38. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for respiratory symptoms and asthma in the residential environment of 5th grade schoolchildren in Taipei, Taiwan
    Hsin Jen Tsai
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Asthma 43:355-61. 2006
    ..Odoriferous chemical vapor was the major risk factor of respiratory illness in the residential environment of schoolchildren in Taipei. Other household risk factors included gas leaks, dampness, and cockroaches at home...