J T Lau

Summary

Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Public health challenges of the emerging HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in China
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Public Health 125:260-5. 2011
  2. pmc HIV related behaviours and attitudes among Chinese men who have sex with men in Hong Kong: a population based study
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Sex Transm Infect 80:459-65. 2004
  3. pmc Discriminatory attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS and associated factors: a population based study in the Chinese general population
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Sex Transm Infect 81:113-9. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Acceptability of circumcision as a means of HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, China
    AIDS Care 23:1472-82. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation among HIV+ former blood and/or plasma donors in rural China
    J T F Lau
    Center for Health Behaviors Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC
    AIDS Care 22:946-54. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Efficacy of a Theory-based Intervention Promoting Condom Use Among Chinese Monogamous Female Sexually Transmitted Infection Patients
    Joseph T F Lau
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Int J Behav Med 21:719-29. 2014
  7. ncbi request reprint The relationship between physical maltreatment and substance use among adolescents: a survey of 95,788 adolescents in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    J Adolesc Health 37:110-9. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of sexual dysfunction among younger married men in a rural area in China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Urology 66:616-22. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Impacts of SARS on health-seeking behaviors in general population in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Prev Med 41:454-62. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional and longitudinal factors predicting influenza vaccination in Hong Kong Chinese elderly aged 65 and above
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    J Infect 56:460-8. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Public health challenges of the emerging HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in China
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Public Health 125:260-5. 2011
    ..Finally, the primitive nature of non-government organizations for HIV prevention and issues around their sustainability pose another serious challenge for the future of HIV prevention campaigns targeting MSM in China...
  2. pmc HIV related behaviours and attitudes among Chinese men who have sex with men in Hong Kong: a population based study
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Sex Transm Infect 80:459-65. 2004
    ..This study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence of men having sex with men (MSM) and their HIV related behaviours and attitudes among Chinese men in Hong Kong...
  3. pmc Discriminatory attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS and associated factors: a population based study in the Chinese general population
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Sex Transm Infect 81:113-9. 2005
    ..To examine the level of discriminatory attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and factors in association with such attitudes...
  4. doi request reprint Acceptability of circumcision as a means of HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, China
    AIDS Care 23:1472-82. 2011
    ..If future studies can establish efficacy of circumcision, relevant promotion programs need to guard against risk compensation, though the magnitude of risk compensation may be moderate...
  5. ncbi request reprint Suicidal ideation among HIV+ former blood and/or plasma donors in rural China
    J T F Lau
    Center for Health Behaviors Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC
    AIDS Care 22:946-54. 2010
    ..Treatments for depression and prevention intervention for suicides targeting PLWH in rural China are not readily available. Such services are greatly warranted and need to be provided to both the PLWH and his/her spouse...
  6. ncbi request reprint A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Efficacy of a Theory-based Intervention Promoting Condom Use Among Chinese Monogamous Female Sexually Transmitted Infection Patients
    Joseph T F Lau
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Int J Behav Med 21:719-29. 2014
    ..Chinese monogamous women may contract sexually transmitted diseases (STD) from their sole male sex partner, but these women do not have high self-efficacy in negotiating about condom use with their regular sex partners...
  7. ncbi request reprint The relationship between physical maltreatment and substance use among adolescents: a survey of 95,788 adolescents in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    J Adolesc Health 37:110-9. 2005
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  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors of sexual dysfunction among younger married men in a rural area in China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Urology 66:616-22. 2005
    ..To investigate the prevalence and factors associated with sexual dysfunction (SD) among younger married men living in rural China...
  9. ncbi request reprint Impacts of SARS on health-seeking behaviors in general population in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Prev Med 41:454-62. 2005
    ..The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic that occurred in Hong Kong in 2003 caused serious public health consequences. Its impacts on health-seeking behaviors of the general public have not been assessed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional and longitudinal factors predicting influenza vaccination in Hong Kong Chinese elderly aged 65 and above
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    J Infect 56:460-8. 2008
    ..The study investigated cross-sectional predictors of ever-undergone influenza vaccination (IV) and longitudinal predictors of first-time IV among Chinese elderly in Hong Kong...
  11. ncbi request reprint Needs assessment for STD/HIV prevention among patients with sexually transmitted diseases in southern China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Center for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Sex Transm Dis 30:600-8. 2003
    ..Our goal was to understand the level of risk behaviors and HIV/STD-related knowledge as well as attitudes among STD patients in China...
  12. doi request reprint Changes in the prevalence of HIV-related behaviors and perceptions among 1832 injecting drug users in Sichuan, China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Sex Transm Dis 35:325-35. 2008
    ..To evaluate overall effectiveness of human immunodeficiency virus-related prevention programs among injecting drug users in Sichuan, China...
  13. doi request reprint Prevalence of inconsistent condom use and associated factors among HIV discordant couples in a rural county in China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Center for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    AIDS Behav 17:1888-94. 2013
    ..Education program should change the cognition about the risk for HIV transmission via unprotected sex. Integrated psychological services to reduce suicidal ideation are greatly warranted...
  14. ncbi request reprint Unprotected anal intercourse behavior and intention among male sex workers in Shenzhen serving cross-boundary male clients coming from Hong Kong, China - prevalence and associated factors
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviors Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    AIDS Care 24:59-70. 2012
    ..59-43.32). MSW are at high risk of HIV transmission. Various factors are associated with UAI with male cross-boundary clients; these factors and the context of sex work need to be considered when designing HIV prevention programs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of induced abortion and associated factors among Chinese female sex workers in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Sex Marital Ther 33:19-29. 2007
    ..34 to 3.64). Those who were younger, had harmed herself, and drank at least 5 cans of beer per day (OR = 0.36 to 3.02) were more likely than others to have the induced abortion performed via improper means...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of influenza vaccination and associated factors among pregnant women in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Vaccine 28:5389-97. 2010
    ..Other variables related to the Health Belief Model were significantly associated with having ever been vaccinated or inclined toward receiving IV in the coming year...
  17. ncbi request reprint A study of the STD/AIDS related attitudes and behaviors of men who have sex with men in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Arch Sex Behav 31:367-73. 2002
    ..g., perceived efficacy of condom use, perceived susceptibility, awareness of risk involved, etc.) as well as behaviors. The feasibility for establishing a behavioral surveillance system for this population was demonstrated...
  18. ncbi request reprint Monitoring of perceptions, anticipated behavioral, and psychological responses related to H5N1 influenza
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Infection 38:275-83. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to monitor changes in behavioral and emotional responses to human H5N1 in the community over a 28-month period (from November 2005 to February 2008)...
  19. doi request reprint Prevalence of preventive behaviors and associated factors during early phase of the H1N1 influenza epidemic
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Am J Infect Control 38:374-80. 2010
    ..The community plays an important role in controlling influenza A/H1N1. There is a dearth of data investigating adoption of preventive behaviors in the initial phase of the A/H1N1 pandemic...
  20. pmc Cross-boundary substance uses among Hong Kong Chinese young adults
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    J Urban Health 84:704-21. 2007
    ..Cross-boundary substance users have specific characteristics. Prevention policies should take these characteristics into account. Regional collaborations are highly warranted...
  21. ncbi request reprint Perceptions about status and modes of H5N1 transmission and associations with immediate behavioral responses in the Hong Kong general population
    Joseph T F Lau
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Prev Med 43:406-10. 2006
    ..Perceptions and associated behavioral responses to H5N1 avian influenza were investigated...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparing prevalence of condom use among 15,379 female sex workers injecting or not injecting drugs in China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Sex Transm Dis 34:908-16. 2007
    ..To compare the prevalence of condom use with clients and regular sex partners between female sex workers (FSWs) who were or were not injecting drug users (IDUs)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of male and female sexual problems, perceptions related to sex and association with quality of life in a Chinese population: a population-based study
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Impot Res 17:494-505. 2005
    ..Gender differences and strong cultural influences appear to exist. Moreover, SP and sexual satisfaction were associated with mental health and vitality QOL and overall life satisfaction...
  24. doi request reprint Infertility-related perceptions and responses and their associations with quality of life among rural chinese infertile couples
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    J Sex Marital Ther 34:248-67. 2008
    ..Gender differences were also observed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Co-occurrence of sexual dysfunction within young married couple dyads living in rural China: a population-based study
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Int J Impot Res 18:150-9. 2006
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Positive mental health-related impacts of the SARS epidemic on the general public in Hong Kong and their associations with other negative impacts
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Infect 53:114-24. 2006
    ..To investigate 2 positive impacts (better family/social support and lifestyle changes) and their associations with other negative impacts...
  27. doi request reprint Changes in condom use behaviours among clients of female sex workers in China
    J T F Lau
    Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Sex Transm Infect 85:376-82. 2009
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Perceptions related to human avian influenza and their associations with anticipated psychological and behavioral responses at the onset of outbreak in the Hong Kong Chinese general population
    Joseph T F Lau
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Am J Infect Control 35:38-49. 2007
    ..Anticipated psychological responses and perceptions of risk have not been examined prior to the outbreak of an epidemic...
  29. ncbi request reprint Clustering of syringe sharing and unprotected sex risk behaviors in male injecting drug users in China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Sex Transm Dis 34:574-82. 2007
    ..To investigate, among male injecting drug users (IDU), the relationships between higher risk IDU-related and sex-related behaviors...
  30. doi request reprint Perceptions related to bird-to-human avian influenza, influenza vaccination, and use of face mask
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Infection 36:434-43. 2008
    ..This paper investigated the prevalence and factors related to IV uptake and use of face mask in public venues when having ILI symptoms...
  31. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and sociocultural predictors of sexual dysfunction among Chinese men who have sex with men in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Hong Kong
    J Sex Med 5:2766-79. 2008
    ..Limited data are available on sexual dysfunction (SD) in men who have sex with men (MSM) population...
  32. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of influenza vaccination in the Hong Kong Chinese adult population
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Am J Infect Control 40:e225-7. 2012
    ..The study examined the prevalence and associated factors of influenza vaccination (IV) among the general adult population in Hong Kong...
  33. pmc Psychological distress among adolescents in Chengdu, Sichuan at 1 month after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Urban Health 87:504-23. 2010
    ..The results have important implications for earthquake preparedness and relief work in the future...
  34. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of HPV, genital warts, and penile/anal cancer and high-risk sexual behaviors among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Arch Sex Behav 43:789-800. 2014
    ..It is important to integrate prevention of HIV with prevention of sexually transmitted infections. Such interventions are warranted...
  35. pmc SARS transmission, risk factors, and prevention in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:587-92. 2004
    ..36 to 0.58). In Hong Kong, therefore, community-acquired infection did not make up most transmissions, and public health measures have contributed substantially to the control of the SARS epidemic...
  36. pmc Acceptability of A/H1N1 vaccination during pandemic phase of influenza A/H1N1 in Hong Kong: population based cross sectional survey
    Joseph T F Lau
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    BMJ 339:b4164. 2009
    ..Setting Cross sectional population based anonymous survey. Participants Random sample of 301 adults interviewed by telephone (response rate 80%)...
  37. pmc Should associations between HIV-related risk perceptions and behaviors or intentions be positive or negative?
    Hiyi Tsui
    Centre for Health Behaviors Research, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    PLoS ONE 7:e52124. 2012
    ..The direction and significance of the associations of concern depends on types of measures used. It has important implications on research design, data interpretation and services...
  38. pmc Multi-dimensional factors associated with unprotected anal intercourse with regular partners among Chinese men who have sex with men in Hong Kong: a respondent-driven sampling survey
    Yong Cai
    Centre for Health Behaviors Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong 030000, PR China
    BMC Infect Dis 14:205. 2014
    ..The current study aimed to describe the prevalence of UAI with regular partner and the associated multi-dimensional factors with UAI among MSM in Hong Kong, China...
  39. pmc Coverage and parental perceptions of influenza vaccination among parents of children aged 6 to 23 months in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR
    BMC Public Health 13:1026. 2013
    ..Influenza vaccination (IV) has been shown to be effective in reducing complications of influenza among children. This study investigated the prevalence and factors of IV among children aged 6-23 months in Hong Kong...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and associated factors of intention to participate in HIV voluntary counseling and testing for the first time among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong, China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviors Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Centre for Medical Anthropology and Behavioral Health, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:813-8. 2013
    ..We investigated the prevalence and associated factors of men who have sex with men (MSM) and had never participated in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) but intended to do so in the next six months...
  41. doi request reprint A pilot clustered randomized control trial evaluating the efficacy of a network-based HIV peer-education intervention targeting men who have sex with men in Hong Kong, China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    AIDS Care 25:812-9. 2013
    ..56 (95% Confidence Interval (CI): 1.17, 2.08)] and to perceive behavioral control over taking up voluntary HIV testing and counseling [97.2% versus 72.7%; RR: 1.34 (95% CI: 1.08, 1.66)]. Large scale randomized trials are warranted...
  42. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of unprotected anal intercourse among Hong Kong men who have sex with men traveling to Shenzhen, China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    AIDS Behav 17:1395-405. 2013
    ..This was especially true when anal sex with RP was involved. Cross-border HIV prevention is greatly warranted. It should ensure condom availability and modify perceptions toward UAI...
  43. doi request reprint Gay saunas and the risks of HIV and syphilis transmissions in China--results of a meta-analysis
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviors Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    J Sex Med 10:642-52. 2013
    ..However, very few studies have systematically compared HIV/sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevalence among MSM according to key venue type for sourcing sex partners...
  44. pmc Acceptability of HPV vaccines and associations with perceptions related to HPV and HPV vaccines among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e57204. 2013
    ..Acceptability of HPV vaccines was highly price sensitive. Future studies need to use conditional measures. Implementation and translational researches are warranted...
  45. doi request reprint Prevalence and associated factors of condom use during commercial sex by female sex workers who were or were not injecting drug users in China
    Joseph T F Lau
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Sex Health 9:368-76. 2012
    ....
  46. pmc Hong Kong Chinese school children with elevated urine melamine levels: a prospective follow up study
    Alice P S Kong
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 11:354. 2011
    ..We identified Hong Kong school children with elevated urine melamine level from a community-based school survey in 2007-08 and reviewed their clinical status in 2009...
  47. pmc Association between physical activity and cardiovascular risk in Chinese youth independent of age and pubertal stage
    Alice P S Kong
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 10:303. 2010
    ..We examined the association of self-reported level of physical activity and cardiovascular risk in Hong Kong Chinese youth of school-age...
  48. pmc Secular changes in height, weight and body mass index in Hong Kong Children
    Hung Kwan So
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, PR China
    BMC Public Health 8:320. 2008
    ..The global epidemic of obesity is a major public health concern. To monitor the impact of this epidemic in Hong Kong children and to identify secular changes in growth, a further growth survey was undertaken in 2005/6...
  49. pmc The impact of parental migration on health status and health behaviours among left behind adolescent school children in China
    Yang Gao
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 10:56. 2010
    ..This study compares the health status and health-related behaviours of left behind adolescent school children and their counterparts in a rural area in Southern China...
  50. pmc Comparison of risk behaviors and socio-cultural profile of men who have sex with men survey respondents recruited via venues and the internet
    Hi Yi Tsui
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    BMC Public Health 10:232. 2010
    ..This study examined differences in risk behaviors and socio-cultural profiles between MSM recruited from venues (e.g., gay bars/saunas) and from the internet respectively...
  51. pmc Incidence of genital warts among the Hong Kong general adult population
    Chunqing Lin
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Room 504, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Shatin, New Territories, SAR Hong Kong
    BMC Infect Dis 10:272. 2010
    ..The objective of this study is to estimate the incidence of genital warts in Hong Kong and explore a way to establish a surveillance system for genital warts among the Hong Kong general population...
  52. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of psychological problems and relationships with condom use and HIV prevention behaviors among Chinese female sex workers in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    AIDS Care 22:659-68. 2010
    ..The poor psychological well-beings of FSWs have important public health implications. Relevant professional services should be provided and integrated with HIV prevention efforts...
  53. pmc Avoidance behaviors and negative psychological responses in the general population in the initial stage of the H1N1 pandemic in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Infect Dis 10:139. 2010
    ..e. avoiding going out, visiting crowded places and visiting hospitals) and negative psychological responses of the general population in Hong Kong at the initial stage of the H1N1 epidemic...
  54. ncbi request reprint Changes in HIV-related behaviours over time and associations with rates of HIV-related services coverage among female sex workers in Sichuan, China
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Sex Transm Infect 84:212-6. 2008
    ..To investigate changes in HIV-related behaviours among female sex workers (FSW) and associations with services coverage rates...
  55. doi request reprint Comparing HIV-related syringe-sharing behaviors among female IDU engaging versus not engaging in commercial sex
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
    Drug Alcohol Depend 97:54-63. 2008
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Prevalence of bisexual behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China and associations between condom use in MSM and heterosexual behaviors
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Sex Transm Dis 35:406-13. 2008
    ..This study investigated the prevalence of bisexual behaviors and marital status among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) and the associations between MSM's condom use and their heterosexual behaviors...
  57. doi request reprint Sexual mixing and condom use with different types of sex partners among non-institutionalized sexually active female injecting drug users in Sichuan, China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
    AIDS Behav 15:86-94. 2011
    ..44-0.60); the coverage was only 40.7%. Potential bridging of HIV transmission from IDU to non-IDU populations is a serious concern...
  58. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Chinese version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) Cancer Module
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Pediatr Psychol 35:99-109. 2010
    ..The psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) Cancer Module were investigated...
  59. ncbi request reprint Factors in association with acceptability of A/H1N1 vaccination during the influenza A/H1N1 pandemic phase in the Hong Kong general population
    Joseph T F Lau
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Vaccine 28:4632-7. 2010
    ..80-4.74). In contrast to other studies on seasonal influenza and A/H1N1 vaccination, perceived susceptibility and perceived severity related to influenza A/H1N1 were non-significant. Cultural differences may therefore exist...
  60. pmc Setting up a surveillance system for sexually transmitted diseases in the general population with prospective data collection from private-practice and public-practice doctors in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 11:254. 2011
    ..Existing surveillance systems for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and reproductive tract infections (RTI) are important but often ineffective, as they tend to omit cases diagnosed by private-practice doctors..
  61. ncbi request reprint Behavioral surveillance surveys of the male clients of female sex workers in Hong Kong: results of three population-based surveys
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT
    Sex Transm Dis 30:620-8. 2003
    ..Male clients of female sex workers (FSWs) are an important group vulnerable to HIV infection...
  62. ncbi request reprint A simple new method to triangulate self-reported risk behavior data--the bean method
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Sex Transm Dis 38:788-92. 2011
    ..Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted disease (STD)-related interventions rely on self-reported risk behavioral data, which are biased toward social desirability. It is warranted to develop methods for data triangulation...
  63. doi request reprint Changes in knowledge, perceptions, preventive behaviours and psychological responses in the pre-community outbreak phase of the H1N1 epidemic
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Epidemiol Infect 139:80-90. 2011
    ..The public was generally supportive of the Hong Kong government although misconceptions regarding the disease were common. Provision of evidence-based public-health education is still warranted as the disease outbreak unfolds...
  64. doi request reprint How likely are HIV-positive female sex workers in China to transmit HIV to others?
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Health Behaviours Research, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Sex Health 8:399-406. 2011
    ..Female sex workers (FSW) are highly marginalised and HIV-positive FSW are under a double stigma. No study has assessed the likelihood of secondary transmission via HIV-positive FSW in China...
  65. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the relative efficacy of adding voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) to information dissemination in reducing HIV-related risk behaviors among Hong Kong male cross-border truck drivers
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    AIDS Care 22:17-28. 2010
    ..It also shows that VCT services can be used as a means of HIV prevention. The findings of this study resulted in up-scaled VCT services for the local target population...
  66. doi request reprint Comparing prevalence of HIV-related behaviors among female injecting drug users (IDU) whose regular sexual partner was or was not IDU in Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces, China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    AIDS Care 21:909-17. 2009
    ..The risk for HIV transmission between concordant RSP seems to be very high and the prevention services seem unable to alleviate the risk. Specific programs targeting concordant IDU couples are greatly warranted...
  67. doi request reprint HIV-related behaviors among men who have sex with men in China: 2005-2006
    Joseph T F Lau
    Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:325-39. 2009
    ..64), marital status (OR = 2.07), and perceived infectivity related to unprotected sex with people living with HIV/AIDS (OR = 0.3) were associated with condom use in the last episode of anal sex with noncommercial MSM partners...
  68. doi request reprint Widespread public misconception in the early phase of the H1N1 influenza epidemic
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    J Infect 59:122-7. 2009
    ..To investigate the community responses and preparedness for a possible epidemic of H1N1 influenza in Hong Kong shortly after an imported case was confirmed...
  69. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of an Internet-based intervention in reducing HIV risk behaviors among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    AIDS Care 20:820-8. 2008
    ..Effectiveness of online interventions should not be taken for granted and evidence-based approach is warranted...
  70. ncbi request reprint AIDS-related discrimination in the workplace--the results of two evaluative surveys carried out during a three-year period in Hong Kong
    J T Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    AIDS Care 13:433-40. 2001
    ..Only a few companies indicated that they would provide counselling and support to an HIV-positive employee...
  71. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk behaviors of Chinese men who seek same-sex partners via the internet in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    AIDS Educ Prev 15:516-28. 2003
    ..74, 95% CI = 2.20-10.23), and having engaged in anal sex (adjusted OR = 3.95, 95% CI = 1.89-8.23). HIV prevention programs for MSM should thereby include Internet-based interventions...
  72. pmc Probable secondary infections in households of SARS patients in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:235-43. 2004
    ..SARS transmission at the household level was not negligible in Hong Kong. Transmission rates may be greatly reduced with precautionary measures taken by household members of SARS patients...
  73. pmc SARS transmission among hospital workers in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:280-6. 2004
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint [Clinical observation on the preventive effect of kangdu bufei decoction on acute severe respiratory syndrome]
    De hui Liu
    Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi 24:685-8. 2004
    ..To observe the preventive protection of Kangdu Bufei Decoction (KBD) on acute severe respiratory syndrome (SARS) in medical personnel of Hong Kong at the epidemic period...
  75. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk behaviors of Hong Kong males who seek cross-border same-sex partners in mainland China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Sex Transm Dis 31:568-74. 2004
    ..sex-networking behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) GOAL: The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of cross-border sex-networking in mainland China among MSM in Hong Kong and the associated risk behaviors..
  76. pmc SARS in three categories of hospital workers, Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1399-404. 2004
    ..914 and 0.686, respectively). Affected patients were concentrated in three hospitals and in the earlier phase of the epidemic. Cleaning and clerical staff on hospital wards were at a much higher risk...
  77. pmc SARS related preventive and risk behaviours practised by Hong Kong-mainland China cross border travellers during the outbreak of the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 5 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:988-96. 2004
    ..To investigate patterns of behaviours and attitudes related to SARS prevention in the Hong Kong cross border traveller population...
  78. ncbi request reprint Behavioural surveillance of sexually-related risk behaviours for the cross-border traveller population in Hong Kong: the evaluation of the overall effectiveness of relevant prevention programmes by comparing the results of two surveillance surveys
    J T Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Int J STD AIDS 11:719-27. 2000
    ..The effectiveness of the relevant prevention programmes in Hong Kong is not evident...
  79. pmc SARS-related perceptions in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:417-24. 2005
    ..The general public in Hong Kong has been very vigilant about SARS but needs to be more psychologically prepared to face a resurgence of the epidemic...
  80. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of discriminatory attitudes toward people living with HIV/AIDS among the general public in Hong Kong from 1994 to 2000
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Disabil Rehabil 25:1354-60. 2003
    ..This study monitored the level of discriminatory attitudes toward people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) exhibited by the general public in Hong Kong from 1994 to 2000...
  81. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS behavioral surveillance surveys of the cross-border sex-networker population in Hong Kong from 1997 to 2001
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Sex Transm Dis 30:827-34. 2003
    ..Mobility is an important risk factor in the spread of HIV...
  82. pmc Monitoring community responses to the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong: from day 10 to day 62
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:864-70. 2003
    ..To report the evolution in perceptions and behaviours of the general public in response to the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in Hong Kong...
  83. ncbi request reprint HIV antibody testing among the Hong Kong mainland Chinese cross-border sex networking population in Hong Kong
    J T Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J STD AIDS 12:595-601. 2001
    ..Moreover, in both samples, those who had more female sexual partners in the past 6 months were more likely to report an intention for HIV test or to have taken an HIV test...
  84. ncbi request reprint HIV antibody testing among male commercial sex networkers, men who have sex with men and the lower-risk male general population in Hong Kong
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    AIDS Care 14:55-61. 2002
    ..Possible reasons for the low prevalence of HIV antibody testing in Hong Kong and implications of the findings are discussed...
  85. ncbi request reprint A study on female sex workers in southern China (Shenzhen): HIV-related knowledge, condom use and STD history
    J T F Lau
    Community Research Programme on AIDS, Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    AIDS Care 14:219-33. 2002
    ..The data has confirmed the worries regarding the potential 'bridging effect' of HIV transmission as resulted by cross-border commercial sex-networking activities...
  86. ncbi request reprint HIV-related behaviours among voluntary blood donors in Hong Kong
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    AIDS Care 14:481-92. 2002
    ..There is a need to review the effectiveness of the present deferral system, which is based on the goodwill of the donor to disclose personal health risk factors...
  87. ncbi request reprint Behavioral surveillance and factors associated with condom use and std incidences among the male commercial sex client population in Hong Kong--results of two surveys
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT
    AIDS Educ Prev 14:306-17. 2002
    ..01) and were more likely to have ever contracted STD in the past 6 months (p < .05), when compared with those who had purchased sex only in Hong Kong or in other places...
  88. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of HIV/AIDS-related attitudes and perceptions among the general public in Hong Kong from 1994 to 2000
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    AIDS Educ Prev 14:419-31. 2002
    ..Sustaining efforts to remove misconceptions and to raise the public's interest, formulation of more effective programs, and ongoing evaluation are necessary...
  89. ncbi request reprint Assessment of HIV-related sexual risk behaviors among the general female population in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
    Arch Sex Behav 31:535-42. 2002
    ..The prevalence of high risk behaviors among women in Hong Kong was not high; however, those at risk were often inconsistent condom users and they had weak control over condom use. Women in Hong Kong had low awareness of HIV-related risk...
  90. pmc Effects of two telephone survey methods on the level of reported risk behaviours
    J T F Lau
    Community Research Program on AIDS, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
    Sex Transm Infect 79:325-31. 2003
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Needs assessment and social environment of people living with HIV/AIDS in Hong Kong
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Research, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    AIDS Care 15:699-706. 2003
    ..Social support was also often lacking among many PLWHA in Hong Kong. Nearly 80% were worried/very worried about others knowing their HIV-positive status and 16% of them did not disclose the matter to any person...
  92. ncbi request reprint Needle sharing and sex-related risk behaviours among drug users in Shenzhen, a city in Guangdong, southern China
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
    AIDS Care 17:166-81. 2005
    ..A better HIV-related knowledge level was associated with lower levels of risk behaviours. It is concluded that harm reduction programmes are urgently warranted in China...
  93. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, health outcomes, and patterns of psychotropic substance use in a Chinese population in Hong Kong: a population-based study
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PR China
    Subst Use Misuse 40:187-209. 2005
    ..It may be prudent to integrate substance use and HIV/STD prevention efforts...
  94. ncbi request reprint Comparing the magnitude of discriminatory attitudes toward people living with HIV/AIDS and toward people with mental illness in the Hong Kong general population
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology iostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Health Educ Res 22:139-52. 2007
    ..Value-laden judgment and less frequent opportunities for personal interaction with PLWHA may partially explain the differences. Discriminatory attitudes toward different social groups may share similar underlying roots...
  95. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and factors associated with social avoidance of recovered SARS patients in the Hong Kong general population
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Health Educ Res 21:662-73. 2006
    ..The study showed that misconceptions about the infectivity of asymptomatic and recovered SARS patients were common. Recovered SARS patients may also be facing avoidance and discrimination...
  96. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the overall program effectiveness of HIV-related intervention programs in a community in Sichuan, China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Sex Transm Dis 34:653-62. 2007
    ..The study evaluates the overall effectiveness of intervention programs among female sex workers in a Chinese community...
  97. ncbi request reprint Validation of a Chinese version of the Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV) among Chinese people living with HIV/AIDS in Hong Kong
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, School of Public Health Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Qual Life Res 15:1079-89. 2006
    ..To evaluate the Chinese version of the 35-item Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV) in Chinese people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)...
  98. pmc Anticipated and current preventive behaviors in response to an anticipated human-to-human H5N1 epidemic in the Hong Kong Chinese general population
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T Hong Kong, China
    BMC Infect Dis 7:18. 2007
    ..The prevalence of self-reported preventive behaviors in response to an anticipated local human-to-human H5N1 transmission outbreak and factors associated with such behaviors have not been examined...
  99. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and psychosocial factors associated with being bothered by nonavailability of sexual partners among Hong Kong Chinese: a population-based study
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Sex Marital Ther 33:255-69. 2007
    ..Younger age and male gender were associated with SPNA. Being bothered by SPNA was significantly associated with mental health and vitality quality of life, general life satisfaction, and sexual satisfaction (OR = 1.41 to 5.21)...
  100. ncbi request reprint Variations in condom use by locale: a comparison of mobile Chinese female sex workers in Hong Kong and mainland China
    Joseph T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Arch Sex Behav 36:849-59. 2007
    ..02, p < .05). Condom use behaviors change when FSW are working in different social contexts and behavioral changes are possible. Education programs should take socio-contextual factors into account...
  101. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of HIV and factors associated with risk behaviours among Chinese female sex workers in Hong Kong
    J T F Lau
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT Hong Kong
    AIDS Care 19:721-32. 2007
    ..95 to 4.83). FSW has low HIV prevalence but high prevalence of risk behaviours. Bridging effects exist. Empowerment of FSW is warranted...