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Ya-Ju Chang   Dr.  University Educator/Researcher 
Technische Universität Berlin
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Ya-Ju Chang published an article in July 2018.
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Chao-Ching Huang

250 shared publications

Department of Pediatrics, Wan-Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan

Mark Schiffman

182 shared publications

Cancer Genetics Branch, DCEG, NCI

Li-Sheng Wang

149 shared publications

Department of Chemistry; University of Massachusetts Amherst; Amherst MA 01003 USA

James Chih-Hsin Yang

141 shared publications

Department of Oncology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Yu-Min Kuo

134 shared publications

Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Application Options of the Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI)—Assessing the Status of Sustainable Development an... Ya-Ju Chang, Annekatrin Lehmann, Lisa Winter, Matthias Finkb... Published: 02 July 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15071391
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The needs of children and their vulnerability to diseases, violence and poverty are different from those of adults. The Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI) was thus developed in previous work to evaluate the status of sustainable development for countries with a focus on children and triple-bottom-line thinking. This study proposes application options to put the SCDI into practice. The SCDI can be performed similarly to existing development indices, for comparing and tracing the performance of sustainable development on different geographic levels and between population groups. In addition, the SCDI can be integrated into existing social sustainability assessment approaches (e.g., Social Life Cycle Assessment and Social Organizational Life Cycle Assessment) and databases (e.g., The Social Hotspots Database) to take children into account and enhance impact assessment of social sustainability assessment approaches. As an exemplification, this study demonstrates the application of the SCDI framework to support the development of social impact pathways. Due to the importance of tertiary education in reducing poverty, a preliminary social impact pathway addressing completion of tertiary education was established. By putting the SCDI into practice, the SCDI can support decision making in child as well as sustainable development policies.
Article 2 Reads 1 Citation The Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI) for Countries Ya-Ju Chang, Annekatrin Lehmann, Lisa Winter, Matthias Finkb... Published: 14 May 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10051563
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Despite the relevance of children in inheriting and shaping society, an index assessing sustainable development with a focus on children is missing. To tackle this gap, this study established the Sustainable Child Development Index (SCDI) by considering child development topics in the context of inter-generational equity and applying indicators with available statistical data on country level. The SCDI at present addresses health, education, safety, economic status and environmental aspects described by 25 indicators. By taking reference points derived from the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the SCDI scores for the year 2015 were calculated for 138 countries and then classified into four sustainable child development levels (very high, high, medium and low). The results showed great regional inequality on the status of sustainable child development. European countries generally have better status of sustainable child development. By contrast, 90% of African and 76% of Asian countries were classified as countries with medium and low levels. Moreover, the comparison of the SCDI, the Human Development Index (HDI) and the Child Development Index (CDI) based on correlation analysis and 10-year (2006–2015) country rankings demonstrated that the SCDI can complement existing development indices to provide a more comprehensive evaluation of sustainable development.
Article 2 Reads 0 Citations THE APPLICATIONS OF SMART MOBILE DEVICE FOR DETECTING BALANCE DYSFUNCTION IN INDIVIDUALS WITH DOWN SYNDROME Tsung-Hsun Hsieh, Chih-Wei Peng, Kai-Yun Chen, Ying-Zu Huang... Published: 01 February 2018
Biomedical Engineering: Applications, Basis and Communications, doi: 10.4015/s1016237218500072
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Mechanogenetics for the remote and noninvasive control of cancer immunotherapy Yijia Pan, Sangpil Yoon, Jie Sun, Ziliang Huang, Changyang L... Published: 17 January 2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1714900115
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Effect of EMG-triggered neuromuscular electrical stimulation with bilateral arm training on hemiplegic shoulder pain and... Li-Ling Chuang, You-Lin Chen, Yen-Chen Li, An-Lun Hsu, Ya-Ju... Published: 28 November 2017
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, doi: 10.1186/s12984-017-0332-0
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Background Hemiplegic shoulder pain is a frequent complication after stroke, leading to limited use of the affected arm. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) are two widely used interventions to reduce pain, but the comparative efficacy of these two modalities remains uncertain. The purpose of this research was to compare the immediate and retained effects of EMG-triggered NMES and TENS, both in combination with bilateral arm training, on hemiplegic shoulder pain and arm function of stroke patients. Methods A single-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted at two medical centers. Thirty-eight patients (25 males and 13 females, 60.75 ± 10.84 years old, post stroke duration 32.68 ± 53.07 months) who had experienced a stroke more than 3 months ago at the time of recruitment and hemiplegic shoulder pain were randomized to EMG-triggered NMES or TENS. Both groups received electrical stimulation followed by bilateral arm training 3 times a week for 4 weeks. The primary outcome measures included a vertical Numerical Rating Scale supplemented with a Faces Rating Scale, and the short form of the Brief Pain Inventory. The secondary outcome measures were the upper-limb subscale of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment, and pain-free passive shoulder range of motion. All outcomes were measured pretreatment, post-treatment, and at 1-month after post-treatment. Two-way mixed repeated measures ANOVAs were used to examine treatment effects. Results Compared to TENS with bilateral arm training, the EMG-triggered NMES with bilateral arm training was associated with lower pain intensity during active and passive shoulder movement (P =0.007, P =0.008), lower worst pain intensity (P = 0.003), and greater pain-free passive shoulder abduction (P =0.001) and internal rotation (P =0.004) at follow-up. Both groups improved in pain at rest (P =0.02), pain interference with daily activities, the Fugl-Meyer Assessment, and pain-free passive shoulder flexion and external rotation post-treatment (P < 0.001) and maintained the improvement at follow-up (P < 0.001), except for resting pain (P =0.08). Conclusions EMG-triggered NMES with bilateral arm training exhibited greater immediate and retained effects than TENS with bilateral arm training with respect to pain and shoulder impairment for chronic and subacute stroke patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain. Trial registration NCT01913509.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Environmental energy efficiency of single wire and tandem gas metal arc welding Gunther Sproesser, Ya-Ju Chang, Andreas Pittner, Matthias Fi... Published: 12 April 2017
Welding in the World, doi: 10.1007/s40194-017-0460-y
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