T C Y Kwok

Summary

Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Effectiveness of cognitive training for Chinese elderly in Hong Kong
    Timothy Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Clin Interv Aging 8:213-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of dietetic interventions to prevent cognitive decline in old age hostel residents
    T C Y Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, China
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:1135-40. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Effect of physical restraint reduction on older patients' hospital length of stay
    Timothy Kwok
    Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, Hong Kong Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:645-50. 2012
  5. pmc Does the use of ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers affect bone loss in older men?
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, ROC
    Osteoporos Int 23:2159-67. 2012
  6. pmc Effectiveness of coordination exercise in improving cognitive function in older adults: a prospective study
    Timothy C Y Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Clin Interv Aging 6:261-7. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Predictive values of calcaneal quantitative ultrasound and dual energy X ray absorptiometry for non-vertebral fracture in older men: results from the MrOS study (Hong Kong)
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int 23:1001-6. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Vitamin B(12) supplementation did not improve cognition but reduced delirium in demented patients with vitamin B(12) deficiency
    Timothy Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 46:273-82. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of fasting urinary methylmalonic acid to screen for metabolic vitamin B12 deficiency in older persons
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Shatin, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China
    Nutrition 20:764-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The attitudes of Chinese family caregivers of older people with dementia towards life sustaining treatments
    Timothy Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Adv Nurs 58:256-62. 2007

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Publications66

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Effectiveness of cognitive training for Chinese elderly in Hong Kong
    Timothy Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Clin Interv Aging 8:213-9. 2013
    ..The current findings indicated that the Active Mind cognitive-training program was effective in improving the cognitive function and QoL for community-dwelling Chinese older adults in Hong Kong...
  3. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of dietetic interventions to prevent cognitive decline in old age hostel residents
    T C Y Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, China
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:1135-40. 2012
    ..Dietary factors have been associated with cognitive function in older people...
  4. doi request reprint Effect of physical restraint reduction on older patients' hospital length of stay
    Timothy Kwok
    Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, Hong Kong Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:645-50. 2012
    ..This study was undertaken to compare the average length of stay of older patients in a convalescent medical ward setting before and after a restraint reduction program...
  5. pmc Does the use of ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers affect bone loss in older men?
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, ROC
    Osteoporos Int 23:2159-67. 2012
    ..Use of angiotensin II AT1 receptor blockers (ARB) was not significantly associated with bone loss...
  6. pmc Effectiveness of coordination exercise in improving cognitive function in older adults: a prospective study
    Timothy C Y Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Clin Interv Aging 6:261-7. 2011
    ..This prospective study attempted to compare the effectiveness of a customized coordination exercise and a strength exercise in improving the cognitive functioning and physical mobility on the elderly...
  7. doi request reprint Predictive values of calcaneal quantitative ultrasound and dual energy X ray absorptiometry for non-vertebral fracture in older men: results from the MrOS study (Hong Kong)
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int 23:1001-6. 2012
    ..Calcaneal QUS is comparable to DXA in predicting non-vertebral fractures in older Chinese men...
  8. ncbi request reprint Vitamin B(12) supplementation did not improve cognition but reduced delirium in demented patients with vitamin B(12) deficiency
    Timothy Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 46:273-82. 2008
    ..The supplementation reduced delirium associated with dementia...
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of fasting urinary methylmalonic acid to screen for metabolic vitamin B12 deficiency in older persons
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Shatin, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China
    Nutrition 20:764-8. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the cutoffs of fasting urinary methylmalonic acid (MMA) indicating elevated and mildly elevated serum MMA concentrations in older persons...
  10. ncbi request reprint The attitudes of Chinese family caregivers of older people with dementia towards life sustaining treatments
    Timothy Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Adv Nurs 58:256-62. 2007
    ..This paper is a report of a study to examine attitudes towards life-sustaining treatment in family caregivers of older Chinese people with dementia...
  11. ncbi request reprint Relationship of urinary sodium/potassium excretion and calcium intake to blood pressure and prevalence of hypertension among older Chinese vegetarians
    T C Y Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:299-304. 2003
    ..To examine the associations of dietary sodium and potassium, as reflected by the urinary sodium/potassium excretion, and calcium intake with blood pressure and the prevalence of hypertension among older Chinese vegetarians in Hong Kong...
  12. ncbi request reprint Association between functional dental state and dietary intake of Chinese vegetarian old age home residents
    Timothy Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Gerodontology 21:161-6. 2004
    ..To examine the association between dental functional status and dietary intakes of Chinese vegetarian old age home residents...
  13. ncbi request reprint Quality of life of stroke survivors: a 1-year follow-up study
    Timothy Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:1177-82; quiz 1287. 2006
    ..To examine the changes in and to identify determinants of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) during the first year after stroke...
  14. ncbi request reprint Does access to bed-chair pressure sensors reduce physical restraint use in the rehabilitative care setting?
    Timothy Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Clin Nurs 15:581-7. 2006
    ..By offering access to bed-chair pressure sensors in hospitalized patients with perceived fall risk, nurses may be less inclined to resort to physical restraints, thereby improving clinical outcomes...
  15. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of an intensive community nurse-supported discharge program in preventing hospital readmissions of older patients with chronic lung disease
    Timothy Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1240-6. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of an intensive community nurse (CN)-supported discharge program in preventing hospital readmissions of older patients with chronic lung disease (CLD)...
  16. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of a community nurse-supported hospital discharge programme in older patients with chronic heart failure
    Timothy Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Nurs 17:109-17. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a community nurse-supported hospital discharge programme in preventing hospital re-admissions, improving functional status and handicap of older patients with chronic heart failure...
  17. pmc ACE inhibitor use was associated with lower serum dehydroepiandrosterone concentrations in older men
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Chim Acta 411:1122-5. 2010
    ..Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity may influence the production of adrenal androgen precursors and testosterone. Use of ACE inhibitors may therefore have an influence on serum sex hormone concentrations in older men...
  18. doi request reprint A randomized placebo controlled trial of homocysteine lowering to reduce cognitive decline in older demented people
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital and Shatin Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Clin Nutr 30:297-302. 2011
    ..Whether homocysteine lowering by B vitamins can reduce cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia patients is unclear...
  19. pmc Who would benefit from memory training? A pilot study examining the ceiling effect of concurrent cognitive stimulation
    Timothy C Y Kwok
    Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, Hong Kong
    Clin Interv Aging 6:83-8. 2011
    ..Our preliminary findings suggested nonlinear concurrent cognitive stimulation in the elderly...
  20. ncbi request reprint Independent effect of vitamin B12 deficiency on hematological status in older Chinese vegetarian women
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    Am J Hematol 70:186-90. 2002
    ..However, anemia associated with vitamin B(12) deficiency was seldom macrocytic. We recommend that older vegetarians should be given vitamin B(12) supplements routinely...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prediction of body fat by anthropometry in older Chinese people
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin
    Obes Res 9:97-101. 2001
    ..To derive regression equations for fat percentage by using simple anthropometric measurements applicable in normal and immobile (cannot stand or walk) older people...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hospital readmission among older medical patients in Hong Kong
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, New Territories Hong Kong
    J R Coll Physicians Lond 33:153-6. 1999
    ..To study the risk factors for hospital readmission among older medical patients in Hong Kong...
  23. ncbi request reprint The determinants of bone mineral density in Chinese men--results from Mr. Os (Hong Kong), the first cohort study on osteoporosis in Asian men
    E M C Lau
    Hong Kong Orthopaedic and Osteoporosis Center for Treatment and Research, Unit 1301, Hing Wai Building, 36 Queen s Road Central, Hong Kong, China
    Osteoporos Int 17:297-303. 2006
    ..A total of 21.8% of the variance in total hip and 31.5% of the variance in total spine BMD was accounted for in the multivariate analysis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Correlates for a low ankle-brachial index in elderly Chinese
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Atherosclerosis 186:360-6. 2006
    ..Lifestyle factors and the female gender were independent risk factors for atherosclerosis in the elderly Chinese population...
  25. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status of older Tibetans in rural Sichuan China
    F Yeung
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 8:220-4. 2004
    ..To examine the nutritional status of older Tibetans in rural China. Design: Cross sectional study...
  26. ncbi request reprint Does low lactose milk powder improve the nutritional intake and nutritional status of frail older Chinese people living in nursing homes?
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Nutr Health Aging 5:17-21. 2001
    ..Vitamin and mineral supplements do not address the problem of protein calorie undernutrition. Milk powder may be a suitable alternative supplement, but diarrhoea resulting from lactase deficiency is common in Chinese people...
  27. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of the Chinese Nutrition Screening (CNS) tool in predicting 12 month mortality in elderly Hong Kong Chinese living in institutions
    K Lok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 13:96-101. 2009
    ..To determine the cut off score of the CNS in predicting 12 months mortality...
  28. ncbi request reprint An uncommon cause of recurrent falls in an elderly man
    J S W Lee
    Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 17:328-31. 2011
    ..We report on a previously healthy elderly man who presented with repeated falls and rapidly progressive limitations in mobility, in addition to a stutter. Neuroimaging was particularly helpful for making the diagnosis in this patient...
  29. ncbi request reprint Nutrient intake and psychological health in an elderly Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:1036-43. 2006
    ..Associations between nutrition and cognitive impairment, and nutrition and depression, have been observed. Elderly people are at risk of under nutrition, and also have higher prevalence of cognitive impairment and depression...
  30. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of the effect of supplementation on the cognitive function of older people with subnormal cobalamin levels
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:611-6. 1998
    ..Low serum cobalamin levels are often found in apparently normal older subjects. A major worry of leaving cobalamin deficiency untreated is that it may lead to subtle deterioration in cognitive function...
  31. ncbi request reprint A pilot study to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a community model for exercise prescription for patients with chronic disease
    J Woo
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:12-6. 2009
    ..4. This model could be further developed as an integral part of community management for patients with chronic diseases...
  32. pmc The effect of diabetes mellitus on age-associated lean mass loss in 3153 older adults
    J S W Lee
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Diabet Med 27:1366-71. 2010
    ..Other diabetes-related conditions may also play a role. We assessed body composition changes associated with diabetes in older adults with adjustment for diabetes-related co-morbidities...
  33. ncbi request reprint Lower fluid and fruits/vegetable intake in questionable dementia among older Hong Kong Chinese
    J Lee
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:45-9. 2010
    ..We examine the dietary pattern of community-dwelling older individuals with questionable dementia and compared that with normal individuals...
  34. ncbi request reprint Estimation of stature by measuring fibula and ulna bone length in 2443 older adults
    T W Auyeung
    Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 13:931-6. 2009
    ..Estimation of Stature by Measuring Fibula and Ulna Bone Length in 2443 Older Adults...
  35. doi request reprint Dietary intake, blood pressure and osteoporosis
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, NT, Hong Kong
    J Hum Hypertens 23:451-5. 2009
    ..The findings lend further emphasis to the health benefits of salt reduction in our population both in terms of hypertension and osteoporosis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density and the risk of peripheral arterial disease in men and women: results from Mr. and Ms Os, Hong Kong
    S Y S Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin NT, Hong Kong
    Osteoporos Int 16:1933-8. 2005
    ..This indicates that other factors may be contributing to the association between peripheral vascular disease and osteoporosis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of energy expenditure and cardiovascular health effects from Tai Chi and walking exercise
    S S C Hui
    Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 15:4-7. 2009
    ..2. While Tai Chi and walking both elicited significant cardiorespiratory responses and energy expenditure to the moderate intensity level, walking exercise elicited about 46% higher metabolic cost than Tai Chi exercise...
  38. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status of elderly Chinese vegetarians
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT
    Age Ageing 27:455-61. 1998
    ..To study the nutritional status of elderly Chinese vegetarians...
  39. ncbi request reprint The prediction of height by armspan in older Chinese people
    T Kwok
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Ann Hum Biol 29:649-56. 2002
    ..To compare the accuracy of the predictive equations derived from older Chinese people without vertebral deformity with those derived from unselected older people, in estimating height from armspan...
  40. ncbi request reprint Development of the Chinese nutrition screen (CNS) for use in institutional settings
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 9:203-10. 2005
    ..To develop and validate a nutritional screening tool (CNS) for elderly Chinese subjects in the institutional setting...
  41. ncbi request reprint The standard oxygen consumption value equivalent to one metabolic equivalent (3.5 ml/min/kg) is not appropriate for elderly people
    M Kwan
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 55:179-82. 2004
    ..The present study suggested that the assumption of 1 MET=3.5 ml/min/kg VO2 resting may over-estimate energy expenditure when apply to elderly people...
  42. ncbi request reprint Self-efficacy, health locus of control, and psychological distress in elderly Chinese women with chronic illnesses
    A M S Wu
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Aging Ment Health 8:21-8. 2004
    ..Internal health control beliefs did not contribute to the prediction of distress. Implications and limitations of this study were also discussed...
  43. doi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of airflow obstruction in an elderly Chinese population
    F W S Ko
    Dept of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Eur Respir J 32:1472-8. 2008
    ..Further longitudinal studies are needed to determine the precise definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
  44. pmc Cognitive impairment and functional outcome after stroke associated with small vessel disease
    V C T Mok
    Department of Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 75:560-6. 2004
    ..We aimed to evaluate the frequency of the varying severity levels of cognitive impairment, the determinants of severe cognitive impairment, and the association of cognitive impairment with functional outcome after SSVD...
  45. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the effect of energy conservation techniques in the performance of activity of daily living tasks
    W M Ip
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Rehabil 20:254-61. 2006
    ..To determine whether energy conservation techniques during common activity of daily living tasks actually result in lower energy expenditure, and to document subjective comments regarding any differences in the perceived level of effort...
  46. ncbi request reprint Ageing in China: health and social consequences and responses
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Epidemiol 31:772-5. 2002
  47. doi request reprint Can continuous pump feeding reduce the incidence of pneumonia in nasogastric tube-fed patients? A randomized controlled trial
    J S W Lee
    Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Nutr 29:453-8. 2010
    ..A randomized controlled trial was therefore performed to examine the effectiveness of continuous pump feeding in decreasing the incidence of pneumonia in tube-fed older hospital patients...
  48. ncbi request reprint Eradication of Helicobacter pylori and risk of peptic ulcers in patients starting long-term treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: a randomised trial
    Francis K L Chan
    Departments of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
    Lancet 359:9-13. 2002
    ..We hypothesised that eradication of H pylori infection would reduce the risk of ulcers for patients starting long-term NSAID treatment...
  49. ncbi request reprint Lower urinary tract symptoms and depressive symptoms in elderly men
    Samuel Y S Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health Prince of Wales Hospital Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    J Affect Disord 96:83-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate the impact of moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on clinically significant depressive symptoms in elderly Chinese men aged 65 and above...
  50. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic impact of osteoarthritis in Hong Kong: utilization of health and social services, and direct and indirect costs
    Jean Woo
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Arthritis Rheum 49:526-34. 2003
    ..To determine the direct and indirect cost of osteoarthritis (OA) according to disease severity, and to estimate the total cost of the disease in Hong Kong...
  51. ncbi request reprint Associated factors and health impact of sarcopenia in older chinese men and women: a cross-sectional study
    Jenny S W Lee
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, School of Medicine, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Gerontology 53:404-10. 2007
    ..Sarcopenia is increasingly being recognized as a feature of frailty in old age and is associated with unfavorable health outcomes in Western populations. Little is known about sarcopenia among Asian elderly populations...
  52. doi request reprint Longitudinal analysis of quality of life for stroke survivors using latent curve models
    Jun Hao Pan
    Department of Statistics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Stroke 39:2795-802. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to study longitudinal behaviors of HRQOL of the stroke survivors in relation to the changes in activities of daily living, handicap, and depression after stroke...
  53. ncbi request reprint Medical illnesses are more important than medications as risk factors of falls in older community dwellers? A cross-sectional study
    Jenny S W Lee
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, School of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 9 F Clinical Science Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR
    Age Ageing 35:246-51. 2006
    ..Previous studies have confirmed the contribution of various medications towards falls in the older population. Recently questions were raised as to whether the chronic illnesses or drug use was more important...
  54. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E epsilon4 allele is associated with vascular dementia
    Larry Baum
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 22:301-5. 2006
    ..The apolipoprotein E (ApoE) exon 4 polymorphism has been associated with vascular dementia (VaD) risk. Since not all studies confirm this finding, we explored this association in a case-control study...
  55. ncbi request reprint Impact of osteoarthritis on quality of life in a Hong Kong Chinese population
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin NT, Hong Kong
    J Rheumatol 31:2433-8. 2004
    ..To measure the impact of osteoarthritis (OA) on quality of life in the Hong Kong Chinese population...
  56. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for lower urinary tract symptoms in southern Chinese men
    Samuel Y Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Urology 68:1009-14. 2006
    ..Previous epidemiologic studies evaluating the risk factors for LUTS were mainly conducted in non-Chinese populations...
  57. ncbi request reprint Effect of age and gender on energy expenditure in common activities of daily living in a Chinese population
    Alex S Y Yue
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong
    Disabil Rehabil 29:91-6. 2007
    ..This study measures the energy expenditure of commonly performed activities of daily living tasks in a Chinese population, examining age and gender differences...
  58. ncbi request reprint Vascular dysfunction in Chinese vegetarians: an apparent paradox?
    Timothy Kwok
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:1957-8. 2005
  59. ncbi request reprint Protein malnutrition is adversely associated with swallowing recovery in tube-fed older people
    Jenny S W Lee
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1588-9. 2004
  60. ncbi request reprint BMI, body composition, and physical functioning in older adults
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Jockey Club Osteoporosis Centre, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T Hong Kong
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1886-94. 2007
    ..Our objective was to determine whether BMI, as a surrogate measurement of fat mass, may be used as a measure of risk factor for physical functioning in older adults and whether body composition measurements confer any advantage over BMI...
  61. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with life satisfaction of personal care workers delivering dementia care in day care centers
    Elsie Yan
    Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, 27A Kung Kok Street, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Soc Work Health Care 46:37-45. 2007
    ..Providing PCWs with adequate training that address areas specific to their perceived needs is of utmost importance in achieving this goal...
  62. ncbi request reprint Handicap and its determinants of change in stroke survivors: one-year follow-up study
    Raymond S K Lo
    Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Shatin Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 33 A Kung Kok St, Ma On Shan, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
    Stroke 39:148-53. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate changes in stroke survivors' handicap levels and to identify their determinants in the subacute phase from 3 months to 1 year...
  63. doi request reprint Six-month randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, pilot clinical trial of curcumin in patients with Alzheimer disease
    Larry Baum
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 28:110-3. 2008
  64. pmc Mild SARS in elderly patients
    Hing Ming Cheng
    CMAJ 170:927. 2004
  65. ncbi request reprint Cognitive intervention for community-dwelling older persons with memory problems: telemedicine versus face-to-face treatment
    Patricia Poon
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:285-6. 2005
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  66. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D receptor 3' haplotypes are unequally expressed in primary human bone cells and associated with increased fracture risk: the MrOS Study in Sweden and Hong Kong
    Elin Grundberg
    Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Bone Miner Res 22:832-40. 2007
    ..We also studied the relative expression of the haplotypes in human bone cells. One haplotype was associated with increased fracture risk and differently expressed in primary human bone cells...