Cindy L K Lam

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Affiliation: The University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. pmc A qualitative study of the views of patients with long-term conditions on family doctors in Hong Kong
    Stewart W Mercer
    Section of General Practice and Primary Care, Division of Community Based Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 11:46. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint The SF-36 summary scales were valid, reliable, and equivalent in a Chinese population
    Cindy L K Lam
    Family Medicine Unit, University of Hong Kong, 3rd Floor, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:815-22. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint The effect of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) on health service utilisation of a Chinese population
    Cindy L K Lam
    Family Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 3rd Floor, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
    Soc Sci Med 55:1635-46. 2002
  4. doi request reprint Brief problem-solving treatment in primary care (PST-PC) was not more effective than placebo for elderly patients screened positive of psychological problems
    Cindy L K Lam
    Family Medicine Unit, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:968-80. 2010
  5. pmc The 21st century: the age of family medicine research?
    Cindy L K Lam
    Family Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR
    Ann Fam Med 2:S50-4. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Is the standard SF-12 health survey valid and equivalent for a Chinese population?
    Cindy L K Lam
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Qual Life Res 14:539-47. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Investigation of factors associated with treatment-seeking in Southern Chinese with orofacial pain
    Jun Zheng
    Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong SAR
    J Orofac Pain 24:181-8. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Responsiveness was similar between direct and mapped SF-6D in colorectal cancer patients who declined
    Carlos K H Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, 3 F, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Ap Lei Chau Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:219-27. 2014
  9. pmc Measurement invariance of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Colorectal quality-of-life instrument among modes of administration
    Carlos K H Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, 3 F, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Ap Lei Chau Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
    Qual Life Res 22:1415-26. 2013
  10. pmc Evaluation of the quality of care of a multi-disciplinary risk factor assessment and management programme (RAMP) for diabetic patients
    Colman S C Fung
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, 3 F Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
    BMC Fam Pract 13:116. 2012

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  1. pmc A qualitative study of the views of patients with long-term conditions on family doctors in Hong Kong
    Stewart W Mercer
    Section of General Practice and Primary Care, Division of Community Based Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 11:46. 2010
    ..Patients' views on this are not well documented and the aim of the present study was to explore the views of patients with LTCs on family doctors in Hong Kong...
  2. ncbi request reprint The SF-36 summary scales were valid, reliable, and equivalent in a Chinese population
    Cindy L K Lam
    Family Medicine Unit, University of Hong Kong, 3rd Floor, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:815-22. 2005
    ..To find out whether the SF-36 physical and mental health summary (PCS and MCS) scales are valid and equivalent in the Chinese population in Hong Kong (HK)...
  3. ncbi request reprint The effect of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) on health service utilisation of a Chinese population
    Cindy L K Lam
    Family Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 3rd Floor, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
    Soc Sci Med 55:1635-46. 2002
    ..It confirmed the clinical relevance of the SF-36 to a culture and health care system that is different from that of the United States where the instrument originated...
  4. doi request reprint Brief problem-solving treatment in primary care (PST-PC) was not more effective than placebo for elderly patients screened positive of psychological problems
    Cindy L K Lam
    Family Medicine Unit, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:968-80. 2010
    ..To evaluate whether screening followed by brief problem-solving treatment by primary care doctors (PST-PC) could improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and reduce consultation rates in the elderly...
  5. pmc The 21st century: the age of family medicine research?
    Cindy L K Lam
    Family Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR
    Ann Fam Med 2:S50-4. 2004
    ..Family medicine must prepare for it by building up its research track record and capacity...
  6. ncbi request reprint Is the standard SF-12 health survey valid and equivalent for a Chinese population?
    Cindy L K Lam
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Qual Life Res 14:539-47. 2005
    ..Chinese is the world's largest ethnic group but few health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measures have been tested on them. The aim of this study was to determine if the standard SF-12 was valid and equivalent for a Chinese population...
  7. ncbi request reprint Investigation of factors associated with treatment-seeking in Southern Chinese with orofacial pain
    Jun Zheng
    Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong SAR
    J Orofac Pain 24:181-8. 2010
    ..To investigate key factors associated with treatment-seeking for orofacial pain symptoms in community-dwelling adult Chinese people in Hong Kong...
  8. doi request reprint Responsiveness was similar between direct and mapped SF-6D in colorectal cancer patients who declined
    Carlos K H Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, 3 F, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Ap Lei Chau Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:219-27. 2014
    ..To evaluate the responsiveness of generic and mapped preference-based measures based on the anchor of global change in health condition of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients...
  9. pmc Measurement invariance of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Colorectal quality-of-life instrument among modes of administration
    Carlos K H Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, 3 F, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Ap Lei Chau Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
    Qual Life Res 22:1415-26. 2013
    ..It is important to establish the measurement invariance of the FACT-C across different modes of administration to ascertain whether it is valid to pool FACT-C data collected by different modes or to assess each group separately...
  10. pmc Evaluation of the quality of care of a multi-disciplinary risk factor assessment and management programme (RAMP) for diabetic patients
    Colman S C Fung
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, 3 F Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
    BMC Fam Pract 13:116. 2012
    ..The evaluation will be conducted using a structured and comprehensive evidence-based evaluation framework...
  11. doi request reprint The consequences of orofacial pain symptoms: a population-based study in Hong Kong
    May C M Wong
    Faculty of Dentistry, Dental Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 36:417-24. 2008
    ..To investigate the impacts associated with orofacial pain symptoms among adult Chinese people in Hong Kong. Associations between impacts, pain characteristics and professional treatment seeking behaviour were explored...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparison of direct-measured and derived short form six dimensions (SF-6D) health preference values among chronic hepatitis B patients
    Carlos K H Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, 3 F, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Ap Lei Chau Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
    Qual Life Res 22:2973-81. 2013
    ..The aim was to compare the equivalence and sensitivity of health preference values derived from the SF-36/SF-12 Health Surveys to that measured directly by the SF-6D for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients...
  13. doi request reprint Validity and reliability study on traditional Chinese FACT-C in Chinese patients with colorectal neoplasm
    Carlos K H Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:1186-95. 2012
    ..To establish the validity and reliability of traditional Chinese version of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Colorectal (FACT-C)...
  14. pmc The epidemiology and natural history of depressive disorders in Hong Kong's primary care
    Weng Yee Chin
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, 3 F Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
    BMC Fam Pract 12:129. 2011
    ..The pathways of care, the long term outcomes and the factors affecting prognosis of these patients requires closer examination...
  15. ncbi request reprint Impact of untreated psychosis on quality of life in patients with first-episode schizophrenia
    C W Law
    Department of Psychiatry, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
    Qual Life Res 14:1803-11. 2005
    ..Amongst various clinical parameters, the severity of depressive symptoms correlates most with QOL...
  16. doi request reprint Unrecognised psychological problems impair quality of life and increase consultation rates in Chinese elderly patients
    Cindy L K Lam
    Family Medicine Unit, The University of Hong Kong, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong SAR
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:979-89. 2009
    ..The prevalence and risk factors of unrecognised psychological problems were also determined...
  17. pmc Clinical correlates of health preference and generic health-related quality of life in patients with colorectal neoplasms
    Carlos K H Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    PLoS ONE 8:e58341. 2013
    ..The aims of the study were to assess the health preference and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with colorectal neoplasms (CRN), and to determine the clinical correlates that significantly influence the HRQOL of patients...
  18. doi request reprint The impact of work nature, lifestyle, and obesity on health-related quality of life in Chinese professional drivers
    Carlos K H Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
    J Occup Environ Med 54:989-94. 2012
    ..To assess the association of work nature, lifestyle and obesity with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in professional drivers...
  19. doi request reprint Direct medical costs of care for Chinese patients with colorectal neoplasia: a health care service provider perspective
    Carlos K H Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Eval Clin Pract 18:1203-10. 2012
    ..To estimate the direct medical cost of colorectal neoplasia (CRN) from newly diagnosed to the completion of the tumour-specific treatment in the initial year of disease across stages and tumour primary sites...
  20. pmc Detection and management of depression in adult primary care patients in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional survey conducted by a primary care practice-based research network
    Weng Yee Chin
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    BMC Fam Pract 15:30. 2014
    ..This study aimed to examine the prevalence, risk factors, detection rates and management of primary care depression in Hong Kong...
  21. pmc Health-related quality of life of Southern Chinese with chronic hepatitis B infection
    Elegance T P Lam
    Department of Medicine Family Medicine Unit, The University of Hong Kong, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:52. 2009
    ..Few studies have evaluated the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of Southern Chinese with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection...
  22. doi request reprint Predicting SF-6D from the European Organization for Treatment and Research of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire scores in patients with colorectal cancer
    Carlos King Ho Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Value Health 16:373-84. 2013
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  23. doi request reprint Is the SF-12 version 2 Health Survey a valid and equivalent substitute for the SF-36 version 2 Health Survey for the Chinese?
    Elegance T P Lam
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:200-8. 2013
    ..This study determined whether the SF-12v2 was a valid and equivalent substitute for the SF-36v2 Health Survey (version 2) for the Chinese...
  24. ncbi request reprint The Short Form-12 Health Survey was a valid instrument in Chinese adolescents
    Daniel Y T Fong
    Department of Nursing Studies, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:1020-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate the construct validity of the standard Chinese Short Form (SF)-12v2 in adolescents...
  25. ncbi request reprint Orofacial pain conditions and impact on quality of life in community-dwelling elderly people in Hong Kong
    Yan Luo
    Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Prince Philip Dental Hospital, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong SAR
    J Orofac Pain 21:63-71. 2007
    ..To determine orofacial pain (OFP) characteristics, associated disability, and effect on quality of life in elderly community-dwelling Chinese people...
  26. ncbi request reprint A Chinese version of the Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index was evaluated for reliability, validity, and responsiveness
    Wendy Y W Mok
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:470-8. 2004
    ..Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder in many ethnic populations. Patients with OSA have impaired health-related quality of life (HRQOL). No sleep apnea-specific HRQOL measure has been validated in Chinese patients...
  27. pmc Effects of Patient Empowerment Programme (PEP) on Clinical Outcomes and Health Service Utilization in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care: An Observational Matched Cohort Study
    Carlos K H Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    PLoS ONE 9:e95328. 2014
    ..To evaluate the effects of a large population-based patient empowerment programme (PEP) on clinical outcomes and health service utilization rates in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients in the primary care setting...
  28. pmc Validation of the Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (QUALEFFO-31) in Chinese
    Billy M H Lai
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Rheumatol 29:965-72. 2010
    ..The QUALEFFO-31 is a useful tool for assessing QOL in Chinese. It was well accepted and significantly predictive of subjects with CVFs...
  29. doi request reprint Is the content of the Chinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL) really valid in the context of traditional Chinese medicine in Hong Kong?
    Wendy Wong
    Family Medicine Unit, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 3 F, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
    Complement Ther Med 17:29-36. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the content validity of ChQOL in a Chinese population whose spoken dialect and health-care system are different from those of Mainland China to find out whether the instrument is generalizable...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of orofacial pain and treatment seeking in Hong Kong Chinese
    Anne S McMillan
    Faculty of Dentistry University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    J Orofac Pain 20:218-25. 2006
    ..To estimate the prevalence and pattern of self-reported orofacial pain symptoms and treatment-seeking behavior in adult Cantonese-speaking Chinese people in Hong Kong...
  31. doi request reprint Mapping the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-general or -Colorectal to SF-6D in Chinese patients with colorectal neoplasm
    Carlos K H Wong
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Value Health 15:495-503. 2012
    ..These results can then be applied to studies that have used FACT-G or FACT-C to predict SF-6D utility values to inform economic evaluation...
  32. ncbi request reprint An instrument to assess mental patients' capacity to appraise and report subjective quality of life
    Josephine G W S Wong
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Qual Life Res 14:687-94. 2005
    ..The CapQOL demonstrated satisfactory psychometric properties. Further validation studies in people with psychosis as well as other mental disabilities are indicated...
  33. ncbi request reprint A pilot study on the validity and reliability of the Patient Enablement Instrument (PEI) in a Chinese population
    Cindy L K Lam
    Family Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 3 F, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, 161 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, China
    Fam Pract 27:395-403. 2010
    ..The Patient Enablement Instrument (PEI) was developed to measure patients' enablement, which is an indicator of the effectiveness of a primary care consultation; however, to date, the PEI has not been tested in Asian populations...
  34. doi request reprint Valuation of the SF-6D Health States Is Feasible, Acceptable, Reliable, and Valid in a Chinese Population
    Cindy L K Lam
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Value Health 11:295-303. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to find out whether it was feasible, acceptable, reliable, and valid to use the standard gamble (SG) method to generate preference-based values for the SF-6D in a Chinese population...
  35. ncbi request reprint Population based study of noncardiac chest pain in southern Chinese: prevalence, psychosocial factors and health care utilization
    Wai Man Wong
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
    World J Gastroenterol 10:707-12. 2004
    ..Population-based assessment of noncardiac chest pain (NCCP) is lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, psychosocial factors and health seeking behaviour of NCCP in southern Chinese...
  36. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of mammography screening for Chinese women
    Irene O L Wong
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Cancer 110:885-95. 2007
    ..The authors estimated the cost effectiveness of biennial mammography in Hong Kong Chinese women to inform evidence-based screening policies...
  37. doi request reprint Prevention of acute myocardial infarction and stroke among elderly persons by dual pneumococcal and influenza vaccination: a prospective cohort study
    Ivan F N Hung
    Infectious Disease Division, Queen Mary Hospital, State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Carol Yu Centre for Infection, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Clin Infect Dis 51:1007-16. 2010
    ..The efficacy of dual vaccination remains unknown...
  38. doi request reprint Does medical student willingness to practise peer physical examination translate into action?
    Julie Y Chen
    The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Med Teach 33:e528-40. 2011
    ..Previous studies have demonstrated medical students' generally positive attitudes towards PPE, but the correlation between student attitude and actual practice of PPE has yet to be examined...
  39. ncbi request reprint Awareness of osteoporosis among physicians in China
    T P Ip
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Osteoporos Int 15:329-34. 2004
    ..These findings stress the importance of expanding efforts to increase knowledge and awareness among health care providers and also provide future directions for developing strategies for managing osteoporosis in developing Asian regions...
  40. ncbi request reprint Comparison between empirical prokinetics, Helicobacter test-and-treat and empirical endoscopy in primary-care patients presenting with dyspepsia: a one-year study
    Wayne H C Hu
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, China
    World J Gastroenterol 12:5010-6. 2006
    ..To investigate the optimal strategy to treat dyspeptic patients in primary care...
  41. ncbi request reprint PBL curriculum improves medical students' participation in small-group tutorials
    Y T Wun
    Family Medicine Unit, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Med Teach 29:e198-203. 2007
    ..Group learning is the core of problem-based learning (PBL) but has not been extensively studied, especially in Asian students...
  42. ncbi request reprint Quality of care of nurse-led and allied health personnel-led primary care clinics
    W Y Chin
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 17:217-30. 2011
    ....
  43. pmc Validation of the International Prostate Symptom Score in Chinese males and females with lower urinary tract symptoms
    Edmond P H Choi
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong, 3 F, 161 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau Clinic, Pokfulam, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 12:1. 2014
    ..To evaluate the translation of the IPSS (Hong Kong Chinese version 1) and to assess the applicability, validity, reliability and sensitivity of the instrument in both males and females with LUTS in Chinese population...
  44. ncbi request reprint Successful pulmonary vein isolation using transvenous catheter cryoablation improves quality-of-life in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Hung Fat Tse
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:421-4. 2005
    ..However, the impacts of this procedure on quality-of-life (QoL) have not been evaluated...
  45. ncbi request reprint Functional needs: agreement between perception of rural patients and health professionals in China
    Donna D Murphy
    Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Ap Lei Chau
    Occup Ther Int 9:91-110. 2002
    ..Replication of this study using a control group would allow direct comparison of patient incidents when the charts are used and when they are not...
  46. ncbi request reprint The Hong Kong index of dyspepsia: a validated symptom severity questionnaire for patients with dyspepsia
    Wayne H C Hu
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, China
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 17:545-51. 2002
    ..Locally validated symptom questionnaires are essential instruments in dyspepsia research. A symptom score for Chinese dyspeptics was developed. Multiple aspects of validity and reliability were assessed...