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Assoc Prof Dr . Li-Lan Chuang | obstetric | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

A highly accomplished biochemist with a Ph.D. from Washington University and extensive experience in research, grant management, and teaching. Specializes in systematic reviews, proficiency testing, and AI-based pathogen detection methods. Recognized for contributions to clinical chemistry and personalized medicine. Holds prestigious honors and certifications, including board certification and NIH grants. Actively engaged in professional societies and volunteer initiatives, demonstrating a commitment to education and community service. Skilled lecturer at the University of Ghana. A dedicated professional with a passion for advancing scientific knowledge and fostering academic excellence.

🌐 Professional Profiles


  1. Orcid Profile

🎓 Education

Ph.D. in Nursing, School of Nursing, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan (Link), M.S. in Clinical Nursing, Institute of Clinical Nursing, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan (1995)

🏫  Current Position

Instructor, Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taoyuan, Taiwan (1995-present)

🔬 Research Interests

  • Prenatal maternal stress
  • Relaxation therapy

🔬Project: Effects of Systematic Relaxation on Stress Reduction and Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Preterm Labor

Background: Maternal stress is a predictor of preterm birth, leading to perinatal morbidity and mortality. Non-pharmacological interventions are essential due to harmful side effects of tocolytic drugs. Relaxation has shown benefits in health and well-being. Objectives: Examine the effects of systematic relaxation on stress reduction and preterm labor outcomes. Design: Randomized controlled trial with a prospective experimental design. Methods: Participants: Pregnant women (20th-34th week, singleton gestations, 18-40 years) diagnosed with preterm labor, hospitalized in a large hospital in northern Taiwan. Sample Size: 70 participants (35 in each group). Intervention: Experimental group receives systematic relaxation exercise, control group receives routine medication treatment. Follow-up: Weekly telephone or in-person visits until birth for both groups. Instruments: Pregnancy Anxiety Scale, Perceived Stress Scale, peripheral skin temperature measurement. Outcomes: Gestational age, rate of pregnancy prolongation, birth weight. Outcomes: The use of systematic relaxation to promote pregnancy outcomes is an innovative approach in preventing preterm birth. The results will contribute to nursing research and practice. Study Plan: Systematic Relaxation Protocol Development: Review literature on relaxation techniques. Consult with experts in relaxation therapy. Develop a structured relaxation protocol tailored to pregnant women with preterm labor. Research Proposal Refinement: Review and revise research objectives, hypotheses, and methodology. Ensure clarity and feasibility of study design and procedures. Incorporate feedback from mentors and peers Manuscript Preparation: Organize study findings according to journal guidelines. Write manuscript sections (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion) Revise and edit manuscript for clarity, coherence, and adherence to APA style Timeline Month 1-2: Develop relaxation protocol Month 3-4: Refine research proposal. Month 5-6: Prepare manuscript for publication Resources Needed: Access to relevant literature and research databases Collaboration with healthcare professionals and researchers. Support from institutional review board (IRB) for study approval. Statistical software for data analysis. Conclusion: By systematically addressing the study goals and following the outlined plan, the project aims to contribute valuable insights into the effects of relaxation on pregnancy outcomes in women with preterm labor.

Conference Presentations:

  1. Chuang, L. L. (2006, March). Preventing preterm birth: mind body interventions approach. Proceedings of the 9th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars: Strengthening Nursing Knowledge through Doctoral Education and Research Networking/Mahidol University. Bangkok, Thailand. 83.
  2. Chuang, L. L., Tseng, Y.J., & Chen, M.M. (2006, July). Breastfeeding experiences in public places from Taiwanese women’s perspectives. Proceedings of the 17th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice/Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 45.
  3. Chuang, L. L., & Lin, L.L. (2007, April). Effects of prenatal maternal stress on birth outcomes: a methodological review. Proceedings of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Paradigms & Dialogue/Pi lota Chapter, the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. Hong Kong. 46.


📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Chuang, L. L., Hsia, P.H., & Chou, C.H. (1997). Hospitalization experience and care needs of pregnant women with preterm labor symptoms. The Journal of Nursing Research (Chinese), 5(6), 511-523.
  2. Chuang, L. L. (2001). The adaptive behaviors of pregnant women with preterm labor symptoms during their hospitalization. Journal of Chang Gung Institute of Nursing (Chinese), Volume 3, 85-98. (corresponding author)
  3. Chuang, L. L., & Tseng, Y.J. (2006). Breastfeeding experiences in public places from the perspective of career women. Journal of Evidence-Based Nursing (Chinese), 2(2), 119-126. (corresponding author)



Li-Lan Chuang | obstetric | Best Researcher Award

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