Sheung Tak Cheng

Summary

Affiliation: The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Country: China

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Detecting depression in Chinese adults with mild dementia: findings with two versions of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Psychiatry Res 159:44-9. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Social support and psychological well-being of nursing home residents in Hong Kong
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:1185-90. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Childlessness and subjective well-being in Chinese widowed persons
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Correspondence should be addressed to Sheung Tak Cheng, Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, N T, Hong Kong E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:48-52. 2014
  4. doi request reprint The effects of exposure to scenarios about dementia on stigma and attitudes toward dementia care in a Chinese community
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:1433-41. 2011
  5. doi request reprint The social networks of Hong Kong Chinese family caregivers of Alzheimer's disease: correlates with positive gains and burden
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Address correspondence to Sheung Tak Cheng, Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, N T, Hong Kong E mail
    Gerontologist 53:998-1008. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Mental and physical activities delay cognitive decline in older persons with dementia
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies and Center for Psychosocial Health and Aging, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:63-74. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Neuropsychiatric symptom clusters of Alzheimer disease in Hong Kong Chinese: correlates with caregiver burden and depression
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies and Center for Psychosocial Health and Aging, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:1029-37. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Hong Kong: embracing a fast aging society with limited welfare
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Tai Po, N T, Hong Kong
    Gerontologist 53:527-33. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Self-efficacy is associated with less burden and more gains from behavioral problems of Alzheimer's disease in Hong Kong Chinese caregivers
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Gerontologist 53:71-80. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Leisure activities alleviate depressive symptoms in nursing home residents with very mild or mild dementia
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Kwai Chung Hospital, Hong Kong
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:904-8. 2012

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Publications44

  1. doi request reprint Detecting depression in Chinese adults with mild dementia: findings with two versions of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Psychiatry Res 159:44-9. 2008
    ..Compared with the full 20-item scale, the 10-item version has the added advantage of an identical threshold across age and cognitive status...
  2. doi request reprint Social support and psychological well-being of nursing home residents in Hong Kong
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:1185-90. 2010
    ..This study sought to investigate the extent to which structural and functional social support promotes psychological well-being among nursing home residents in a Chinese society...
  3. ncbi request reprint Childlessness and subjective well-being in Chinese widowed persons
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Correspondence should be addressed to Sheung Tak Cheng, Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, N T, Hong Kong E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:48-52. 2014
    ..This study examined the effect of childlessness on psychological well-being in widowhood taking into account the influences of social network variables...
  4. doi request reprint The effects of exposure to scenarios about dementia on stigma and attitudes toward dementia care in a Chinese community
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:1433-41. 2011
    ..This study investigated whether brief exposure to information has any effect on stigmatizing attitudes towards older people with dementia, and how people responded to this medical diagnosis...
  5. doi request reprint The social networks of Hong Kong Chinese family caregivers of Alzheimer's disease: correlates with positive gains and burden
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Address correspondence to Sheung Tak Cheng, Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, N T, Hong Kong E mail
    Gerontologist 53:998-1008. 2013
    ..To examine the social networks of family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and the degree to which network characteristics were associated with satisfaction with social support, burden, and positive gains...
  6. ncbi request reprint Mental and physical activities delay cognitive decline in older persons with dementia
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies and Center for Psychosocial Health and Aging, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:63-74. 2014
    ..To examine the effects of cognitive stimulation (mahjong) and physical exercise (tai chi [TC]) on cognitive performance in persons with dementia...
  7. doi request reprint Neuropsychiatric symptom clusters of Alzheimer disease in Hong Kong Chinese: correlates with caregiver burden and depression
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies and Center for Psychosocial Health and Aging, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Electronic address
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:1029-37. 2013
    ..To investigate the relative effects of different neuropsychiatric syndromes of Alzheimer disease (AD) on caregiver burden and depression...
  8. doi request reprint Hong Kong: embracing a fast aging society with limited welfare
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Tai Po, N T, Hong Kong
    Gerontologist 53:527-33. 2013
    ..Following a review of some of the major research activities, we conclude with some observations on a few key issues for the field of gerontology to move forward with in Hong Kong. ..
  9. doi request reprint Self-efficacy is associated with less burden and more gains from behavioral problems of Alzheimer's disease in Hong Kong Chinese caregivers
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Gerontologist 53:71-80. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that self-efficacy has a direct effect on depression while moderating the effects of behavioral problems on both negative (i.e., burden) and positive (i.e., uplifting) appraisals...
  10. doi request reprint Leisure activities alleviate depressive symptoms in nursing home residents with very mild or mild dementia
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Kwai Chung Hospital, Hong Kong
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:904-8. 2012
    ..To examine whether leisure activities can alleviate depressive symptoms among nursing home residents with very mild to mild dementia...
  11. doi request reprint Neuropsychiatric symptom clusters of Alzheimer's disease in Hong Kong Chinese: prevalence and confirmatory factor analysis of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:1465-73. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the clustering of symptoms on the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) and the relative prevalence of symptom clusters in mild and moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  12. doi request reprint Self-perception of aging and acute medical events in chronically institutionalized middle-aged and older persons with schizophrenia
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 27:907-13. 2012
    ..To examine the relationship between self-perceptions of aging and acute medical events in chronically institutionalized middle-aged and older persons with schizophrenia...
  13. pmc A benefit-finding intervention for family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer disease: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, NT, Hong Kong
    Trials 13:98. 2012
    ..Besides burden, caregivers also report rewards, uplifts, and gains, such as a sense of purpose and personal growth. Finding benefits through positive reappraisal may offset the effect of caregiving on caregiver outcomes...
  14. doi request reprint Under-recognition of dementia in long-term care homes in Hong Kong
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, China
    Aging Ment Health 16:516-20. 2012
    ..To examine the extent to which dementia in nursing homes is recognized by staff...
  15. doi request reprint Social network types and subjective well-being in Chinese older adults
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:713-22. 2009
    ..Results suggested the importance of the extended family in support provision for Chinese older adults, especially in the absence of immediate kin and friends. Implications of the present findings for other cultural groups are discussed...
  16. doi request reprint Social exchanges and subjective well-being: do sources of positive and negative exchanges matter?
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:708-18. 2011
    ..To decompose the effects of positive and negative social exchanges on well-being in terms of relationship type (vertically extended family, horizontally extended family, or nonfamily) and subjective closeness (close vs. peripheral)...
  17. doi request reprint Combining major life events and recurrent hassles in the assessment of stress in Chinese adolescents: preliminary evidence
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, N T, Hong Kong
    Psychol Assess 22:532-8. 2010
    ..The ASI is a viable instrument for documenting the cumulative impact of major and minor events in the lives of adolescents...
  18. doi request reprint The geriatric depression scale as a screening tool for depression and suicide ideation: a replication and extention
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education and Kwai Chung Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:256-65. 2010
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  19. ncbi request reprint Filial piety and psychological well-being in well older Chinese
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P262-9. 2006
    ..There was no evidence that a child's overdoing his or her filial role was detrimental to the parents' well-being among the Chinese individuals in this study...
  20. doi request reprint Shame, internalized heterosexism, lesbian identity, and coming out to others: A comparative study of lesbians in mainland China and Hong Kong
    Pizza Ka Yee Chow
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China
    J Couns Psychol 57:92-104. 2010
    ..Results are discussed in relation to the cultural stigma attached to same-sex orientation and the cultural practice of shaming that parents use to socialize children...
  21. ncbi request reprint Maintaining self-rated health through social comparison in old age
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P277-85. 2007
    ..This improved physical self in turn partially recovered the damage to SRH...
  22. ncbi request reprint The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale in older Chinese: thresholds for long and short forms
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:465-70. 2005
    ..Data were also provided, based on simulated scoring, for the diagnostic performance of the scales when using dichotomous instead of 4-point rating scales...
  23. ncbi request reprint Age and subjective well-being revisited: a discrepancy perspective
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Psychol Aging 19:409-15. 2004
    ..Hence, the net effect of all the GDs on well-being was positive. GD variations because of age could completely explain the age trends in life satisfaction and positive affect, and partially the age trend in negative affect...
  24. ncbi request reprint Relationship with others and life satisfaction in later life: do gender and widowhood make a difference?
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P46-53. 2006
    ..We discuss the results in terms of how gender roles shape relationship goals, and thus how men and women evaluate life satisfaction differently in the context of relationship with others...
  25. ncbi request reprint Factorial structure of the kidcope in Hong Kong adolescents
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon
    J Genet Psychol 164:261-6. 2003
    ..Implications for the use of the Kidcope in research and preventive intervention are discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Social support and self-rated health revisited: is there a gender difference in later life?
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Soc Sci Med 63:118-22. 2006
    ..This suggests that the effect of social support by and large is gender free. These findings suggest a high degree of similarity in the determinants of self-rated health between Western and Chinese older populations...
  27. ncbi request reprint An exploratory study of the effect of mahjong on the cognitive functioning of persons with dementia
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:611-7. 2006
    ..To explore the effect of an activity treatment-mahjong-on the cognitive functioning of persons with mild-to-moderate dementia...
  28. pmc Generativity in later life: Perceived respect from younger generations as a determinant of goal disengagement and psychological well-being
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:45-54. 2009
    ..When their attitudes are unfavorable, a downward spiral in generativity development and well-being is possible...
  29. doi request reprint Living status and psychological well-being: social comparison as a moderator in later life
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Aging Ment Health 12:654-61. 2008
    ..This study examined whether downward social comparison, i.e. perceiving oneself as better than others, would moderate this relationship...
  30. ncbi request reprint Factorial structure of a short version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:333-6. 2006
    ..To investigate the factor structure of a ten-item version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD-10)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Comparative performance of long and short forms of the Geriatric Depression Scale in mildly demented Chinese
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:1131-7. 2005
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  32. doi request reprint Peer victimization and depression among Hong Kong adolescents
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    J Clin Psychol 64:766-76. 2008
    ..A buffering effect was found for friend support, but only in boys; high support from friends was associated with fewer depressive symptoms at high levels of victimization...
  33. ncbi request reprint Withdrawal, apathy and lack of vigor in late life depression: factorial validity and relationship to diagnosis
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Aging Ment Health 11:532-7. 2007
    ..The extent to which false positives become an issue depends on the specific threshold chosen (which entails a tradeoff with sensitivity) rather than the presence of WAV items...
  34. doi request reprint Validity of the GDS-4 revisited
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Psychol Health Med 13:621-6. 2008
    ..Furthermore, their data analytic methods were flawed, and their conclusions were often not supported by the data they presented. On the basis of these observations, we found no evidence against the use of the 4-item version of the GDS...
  35. doi request reprint Self-perception and psychological well-being: the benefits of foreseeing a worse future
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Psychol Aging 24:623-33. 2009
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Can leisure activities slow dementia progression in nursing home residents? A cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
    Int Psychogeriatr 26:637-43. 2014
    ..To examine the effects of complex cognitive (mahjong) and physical (Tai Chi) activities on dementia severity in nursing home residents with dementia...
  37. ncbi request reprint Multiple pathways from stress to suicidality and the protective effect of social support in Hong Kong adolescents
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies at the City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 37:187-96. 2007
    ..Enhancing stress coping ability, promoting positive family relationships, and attacking attitudes supportive of death might be the best strategies to prevent youth suicide...
  38. doi request reprint Age differences in forgiveness: the role of future time perspective
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    Psychol Aging 23:676-80. 2008
    ..An Age x Time perspective interaction showed that only in older adults did a time-expanded manipulation lead to lower forgiveness than the neutral condition...
  39. ncbi request reprint A brief version of the geriatric depression scale for the chinese
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Psychol Assess 16:182-6. 2004
    ..A hierarchical measurement model in which the 4 items tapped 2 first-order factors (positive and negative affect), which in turn tapped a higher order construct of depression, provided excellent fit to the data...
  40. ncbi request reprint Physical and social activities mediate the associations between social network types and ventilatory function in Chinese older adults
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education
    Health Psychol 33:524-34. 2014
    ..PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved). ..
  41. doi request reprint Effects of message framing on self-report and accelerometer-assessed physical activity across age and gender groups
    Kin Kit Li
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
    J Sport Exerc Psychol 36:40-51. 2014
    ..In addition, more time availability and higher self-efficacy among older men might have contributed to the results. ..
  42. doi request reprint Gains and losses in creative personality as perceived by adults across the life span
    Anna N N Hui
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong
    Dev Psychol 50:709-13. 2014
    ..Young adults, in contrast to older adults, believed that gains in CP began and ceased at an earlier age. Positive perceptions of CP in one's aging process may have implications for aging successfully...
  43. doi request reprint Caregiver forgiveness is associated with less burden and potentially harmful Behaviors
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    a Department of Psychological Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China
    Aging Ment Health 17:930-4. 2013
    ..This study investigated whether caregiver forgiveness of care recipient's (CR's) upsetting behaviors is associated with less burden and potentially harmful behaviors (PHB) by the caregiver...
  44. doi request reprint Global aging: challenges for community psychology
    Sheung Tak Cheng
    Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Am J Community Psychol 44:161-73. 2009
    ..A central theme of the paper is that community psychology can have a role in producing the conceptual shifts needed to change societal attitudes now dominated by negative age stereotypes...