J Woo

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Affiliation: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Multi-morbidity, dependency, and frailty singly or in combination have different impact on health outcomes
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    Age (Dordr) 36:923-31. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Does measurement of ankle-brachial index contribute to prediction of adverse health outcomes in older Chinese people?
    J Woo
    Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Intern Med J 43:1017-23. 2013
  3. pmc Worldwide socioeconomic status and stroke mortality: an ecological study
    Sheng Hui Wu
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Int J Equity Health 12:42. 2013
  4. pmc The role of vitamin D in blood pressure, endothelial and renal function in postmenopausal women
    Zhao min Liu
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR 999077, China
    Nutrients 5:2590-610. 2013
  5. pmc Fitness, fatness and survival in elderly populations
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Age (Dordr) 35:973-84. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of frailty indicators based on clinical phenotype and the multiple deficit approach in predicting mortality and physical limitation
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1478-86. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Sex steroids and bone health in older Chinese men
    J Woo
    Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Osteoporos Int 23:1553-62. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint The Alu polymorphism of angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) and atherosclerosis, incident chronic diseases and mortality in an elderly Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 16:262-8. 2012
  9. pmc The influence of multi-morbidity and self-reported socio-economic standing on the prevalence of depression in an elderly Hong Kong population
    Samuel Y S Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of WalesHospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    BMC Public Health 8:119. 2008
  10. pmc Determinants of participation restriction among community dwelling stroke survivors: a path analysis
    Janita P C Chau
    Nethersole School of Nursing, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    BMC Neurol 9:49. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Multi-morbidity, dependency, and frailty singly or in combination have different impact on health outcomes
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    Age (Dordr) 36:923-31. 2014
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Does measurement of ankle-brachial index contribute to prediction of adverse health outcomes in older Chinese people?
    J Woo
    Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Intern Med J 43:1017-23. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Worldwide socioeconomic status and stroke mortality: an ecological study
    Sheng Hui Wu
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Int J Equity Health 12:42. 2013
    ..This study explores the association of SES in childhood and adulthood with stroke mortality, as well as variations in this association among countries/regions...
  4. pmc The role of vitamin D in blood pressure, endothelial and renal function in postmenopausal women
    Zhao min Liu
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR 999077, China
    Nutrients 5:2590-610. 2013
    ..Vitamin D is a pro-hormone that plays an essential role in the vasculature and in kidney function...
  5. pmc Fitness, fatness and survival in elderly populations
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Age (Dordr) 35:973-84. 2013
    ..The findings underscore the importance of maintaining physical fitness through exercise and re-confirm the importance of weight maintenance in reducing mortality risk...
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of frailty indicators based on clinical phenotype and the multiple deficit approach in predicting mortality and physical limitation
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1478-86. 2012
    ..To compare three simple bedside tools based on frailty phenotypes with a Frailty Index using the multiple deficit approach in the prediction of mortality and physical limitation after 4 years...
  7. doi request reprint Sex steroids and bone health in older Chinese men
    J Woo
    Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Osteoporos Int 23:1553-62. 2012
    ..Chinese men with low serum estradiol levels display elevated bone loss and increased risk of fractures similar to findings in Caucasians...
  8. ncbi request reprint The Alu polymorphism of angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) and atherosclerosis, incident chronic diseases and mortality in an elderly Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 16:262-8. 2012
    ....
  9. pmc The influence of multi-morbidity and self-reported socio-economic standing on the prevalence of depression in an elderly Hong Kong population
    Samuel Y S Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 F, School of Public Health, Prince of WalesHospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    BMC Public Health 8:119. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between depression, multi-morbidity (number of chronic medical conditions, and measures of socioeconomic standing (SES) in an elderly Hong Kong population...
  10. pmc Determinants of participation restriction among community dwelling stroke survivors: a path analysis
    Janita P C Chau
    Nethersole School of Nursing, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    BMC Neurol 9:49. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Milk supplementation and bone health in young adult chinese women
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:692-702. 2007
    ..There are few data about milk consumption by Chinese women aged 20-35 years. This study examines whether milk supplement over 2 years caused increased bone mineral density (BMD) in Chinese women aged 20-35 years...
  12. ncbi request reprint A randomised controlled trial of Tai Chi and resistance exercise on bone health, muscle strength and balance in community-living elderly people
    Jean Woo
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Age Ageing 36:262-8. 2007
    ..These findings may not apply to elderly populations with limited ability to perform exercises of high intensity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Influence of dietary pattern on the development of overweight in a Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:480-7. 2008
    ..To examine dietary factors predisposing to overweight and obesity, taking into account age, gender, education level and physical activity.Design:Longitudinal population study...
  14. ncbi request reprint Development of elderly care services in Hong Kong: challenges and creative solutions
    Jean Woo
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
    Clin Med 7:548-50. 2007
    ..The results would guide future government policy for health and social services for the elderly population in the community setting...
  15. doi request reprint Shorter telomere length is associated with greater decrease in ankle-brachial index in elderly Chinese women but not men
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Angiology 62:87-91. 2011
    ..No significant association was observed in men. The findings support the association between TL and markers of atherosclerosis in older women but not men...
  16. ncbi request reprint A community model of group therapy for the older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pilot study
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Eval Clin Pract 12:523-31. 2006
    ..A community-based programme for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in group sessions is designed, and the feasibility, acceptability and physical and psychosocial outcomes evaluated...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Public health significance of the frailty index
    J Woo
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Disabil Rehabil 28:515-21. 2006
    ..A quantifiable indicator of frailty would be very useful in assessing the health state of older populations, as well as enable the effect of interventions to be evaluated over time...
  20. ncbi request reprint Social determinants of frailty
    J Woo
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Gerontology 51:402-8. 2005
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  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a lifestyle modification programme in weight maintenance in obese subjects after cessation of treatment with Orlistat
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:853-9. 2007
    ..To examine the efficacy of a lifestyle modification programme in weight maintenance for obese subjects after cessation of treatment with Orlistat...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Parkinson's disease in a Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Acta Neurol Scand 109:228-31. 2004
    ..Ethnic differences in the prevalence of Parkinson's disease have been observed, but may be due to differences in screening instruments and diagnostic criteria...
  26. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of musculoskeletal pain in Chinese elderly and the impact on 4-year physical function and quality of life
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Public Health 123:549-56. 2009
    ..To examine the prevalence, correlates and prospective impact of musculoskeletal pain on physical and psychological function in a population health survey of elderly Chinese men and women...
  27. pmc In patient stroke rehabilitation efficiency: influence of organization of service delivery and staff numbers
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:86. 2008
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  28. doi request reprint Quality of end-of-life care for non-cancer patients in a non-acute hospital
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Nurs 20:1834-41. 2011
    ..We carried out a survey of 80 patients facing the final stages of their chronic illness as well as their carers and hospital staff...
  29. doi request reprint Evaluation of a continuous quality improvement initiative for end-of-life care for older noncancer patients
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Shatin Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:105-13. 2011
    ..To improve the quality of care of these patients, we carried out a continuous quality improvement initiative among medical and nursing staff of a convalescent facility...
  30. ncbi request reprint Impact of childhood experience of famine on late life health
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:91-5. 2010
    ..This study examines whether experience of famine during late childhood affect late life health...
  31. pmc Relative contributions of geographic, socioeconomic, and lifestyle factors to quality of life, frailty, and mortality in elderly
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    PLoS ONE 5:e8775. 2010
    ..To date, few studies address disparities in older populations specifically using frailty as one of the health outcomes and examining the relative contributions of individual and environmental factors to health outcomes...
  32. doi request reprint Defining sarcopenia in terms of risk of physical limitations: a 5-year follow-up study of 3,153 chinese men and women
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:2224-31. 2009
    ..To examine the definition of sarcopenia in Chinese subjects by relating the value of appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) divided by height squared to physical functional outcomes after 4 years...
  33. doi request reprint Aging and utilization of hospital services in Hong Kong: retrospective cohort study
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 9 F, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Int J Public Health 55:201-7. 2010
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  34. doi request reprint Aging in Hong Kong: the institutional population
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:478-85. 2009
    ..The Hong Kong population is aging rapidly, such that there are concerns about residential care adequacy in terms of number of places as well as quality of care...
  35. pmc Older men with higher self-rated socioeconomic status have shorter telomeres
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 9 F, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    Age Ageing 38:553-8. 2009
    ..previous studies examining the relationship between socioeconomic status and telomere length showed conflicting results, one study finding shorter telomere length in subjects with lower socioeconomic status and one showing no relationship...
  36. 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...
  37. doi request reprint Development of a simple scoring tool in the primary care setting for prediction of recurrent falls in men and women aged 65 years and over living in the community
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Nurs 18:1038-48. 2009
    ..We documented the number of falls and falls risk profile over two years to derive a falls risks prediction score...
  38. 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...
  39. doi request reprint Self-perceived social status and health in older Hong Kong Chinese women compared with men
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
    Women Health 48:209-34. 2008
    ..Further studies are needed to explore the health and psychosocial consequences of the gender difference in self-rated social status...
  40. doi request reprint Telomeres and frailty
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Mech Ageing Dev 129:642-8. 2008
    ..While telomere length may be a biomarker of cellular senescence, this relationship may not be extrapolated to the functional level represented by the frailty phenotype...
  41. doi request reprint Influence of different health-care systems on health of older adults: a comparison of Hong Kong, Beijing urban and rural cohorts aged 70 years and older
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales, Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Australas J Ageing 27:83-8. 2008
    ..To explore the hypothesis that better health status of elderly populations is primarily determined by the provision of freely accessible health service at low or no cost to the user and a social welfare system...
  42. doi request reprint Identifying service needs from the users and service providers' perspective: a focus group study of Chinese elders, health and social care professionals
    Jean Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Clin Nurs 20:3463-71. 2011
    ..This is a preliminary study to identify older people service needs in Hong Kong from the users' and service providers' perspective...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Diet and glucose tolerance in a Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Republic of China
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:523-30. 2003
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  45. ncbi request reprint The Mediterranean score of dietary habits in Chinese populations in four different geographical areas
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Eur J Clin Nutr 55:215-20. 2001
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  46. ncbi request reprint Comparison of Pueraria lobata with hormone replacement therapy in treating the adverse health consequences of menopause
    Jean Woo
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Menopause 10:352-61. 2003
    ..The scientific basis for its action may be its action as a phytoestrogen...
  47. ncbi request reprint An estimate of long-term care needs and identification of risk factors for institutionalization among Hong Kong Chinese aged 70 years and over
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M64-9. 2000
    ..The goal of this study is to estimate the long-term care needs of the Hong Kong Chinese population age 70 years and older, and to identify risk factors for institutionalization...
  48. ncbi request reprint Is waist circumference a useful measure in predicting health outcomes in the elderly?
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:1349-55. 2002
    ..To examine the effect of age on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC), and the usefulness of BMI, WC and waist-hip ratio (WHR) in predicting mortality and cardiovascular risk in the elderly population...
  49. ncbi request reprint Pain in Chinese cancer patients under palliative care
    F K Sze
    Palliative Care Unit, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong
    Palliat Med 12:271-7. 1998
    ..The study also showed that 64% of these patients with pain had moderate to severe disabilities to the basic activity of daily living, although there was no correlation between the severity of pain and the severity of disability...
  50. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle factors and health outcomes in elderly Hong Kong chinese aged 70 years and over
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Gerontology 48:234-40. 2002
    ..Although increasing emphasis is being placed on strategies for successful aging, few studies have examined the relationship between lifestyle factors and mortality and other health outcomes in the old-old population...
  51. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a specially designed hip protector for hip fracture prevention and compliance with use in elderly Hong Kong Chinese
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Clin Rehabil 17:203-5. 2003
    ..Hip protectors, while effective in prevention of hip fractures, have been designed for a Caucasian body build and may not be suitable for Asian subjects living in a subtropical climate...
  52. 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint Plasma total antioxidant capacity in an adult Hong Kong Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Clin Biochem 30:553-7. 1997
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  54. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and 18-month mortality and morbidity in an elderly Chinese population aged 70 years and over
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Gerontology 44:51-5. 1998
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  55. ncbi request reprint Relationships among diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors and debilitating diseases in the elderly
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, SAR
    Eur J Clin Nutr 54:S143-7. 2000
    ..Both diet and exercise interact, so that public health recommendations often take the form of lifestyle modification advice in the prevention of disease and disability...
  56. ncbi request reprint Population bone mineral density measurements for Chinese women and men in Hong Kong
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Osteoporos Int 12:289-95. 2001
    ..BMD values at the hip sites are not interchangeable between Norland and Hologic bone densitometers, and estimation of numbers of the population with osteoporosis will depend on the model of densitometer used...
  57. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in body mass index and body composition over 3 years and relationship to health outcomes in Hong Kong Chinese age 70 and older
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics and Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:737-46. 2001
    ..Weight loss rather than weight gain appears to be more important in this population, and promotion of life-style interventions targeted at weight maintenance would be important...
  58. 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...
  59. ncbi request reprint Dietary habit of smokers in a Chinese population
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 52:477-84. 2001
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  60. 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint Physical frailty in older adults is associated with metabolic and atherosclerotic risk factors and cognitive impairment independent of muscle mass
    J S W Lee
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    J Nutr Health Aging 15:857-62. 2011
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  62. 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...
  63. doi request reprint An evaluation of osteoporosis screening tools for the osteoporotic fractures in men (MrOS) study
    H S Lynn
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Fudan University, 138 Yi Xue Yuan Road, Shanghai 200032, China
    Osteoporos Int 19:1087-92. 2008
    ..OST and MOST were examined among 4658 US Caucasian and 1914 Hong Kong Chinese men. Both tools have high negative predictive values, accurately screening out men with low risk, and saving a third of DXA tests...
  64. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural validation of the London Handicap Scale in Hong Kong Chinese
    R Lo
    Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Shatin Hospital, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Clin Rehabil 15:177-85. 2001
    ..To investigate the cross-cultural validity of London Handicap Scale in Hong Kong Chinese...
  65. ncbi request reprint Impact of chronic diseases on functional limitations in elderly Chinese aged 70 years and over: a cross-sectional and longitudinal survey
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 53:M102-6. 1998
    ....
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. ncbi request reprint A 3-year follow-up study of social, lifestyle and health predictors of cognitive impairment in a Chinese older cohort
    S C Ho
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1389-96. 2001
    ..Longitudinal data on the older population in the Asian setting are limited. This paper reports the factors associated with the development of cognitive impairment (CI) in a cohort of Chinese elderly aged > or =70 years...
  70. ncbi request reprint Falls among Chinese stroke patients during rehabilitation
    K H Sze
    Medical and Geriatric Department, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:1219-25. 2001
    ..To investigate the incidence, circumstances, and risk factors of falls among Chinese stroke patients during inpatient rehabilitation...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. doi request reprint The relationship between clinically relevant depressive symptoms and episodes and duration of all cause hospitalization in Southern Chinese elderly
    S Y Wong
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China
    J Affect Disord 113:272-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to study the effects of having clinically relevant depressive symptoms in community dwelling elderly on all cause hospitalization in the elderly...
  74. ncbi request reprint Associations between food variety and body fatness in Hong Kong Chinese adults
    Mandy Man Mei Sea
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N T, Hong Kong
    J Am Coll Nutr 23:404-13. 2004
    ..Food variety is reported to be closely associated with body fatness in Caucasians. The association has not been examined in a Chinese population...
  75. ncbi request reprint Relationship between the metabolic syndrome and the development of hypertension in the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Prevalence Study-2 (CRISPS2)
    Bernard M Y Cheung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Am J Hypertens 21:17-22. 2008
    ..The metabolic syndrome is a predictor of diabetes and coronary events. We hypothesized that it also predicts hypertension...
  76. pmc Functional decline in cognitive impairment--the relationship between physical and cognitive function
    Tung Wai Auyeung
    Jockey Club Center for Osteoporosis Care and Control, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Neuroepidemiology 31:167-73. 2008
    ..Our objectives are to examine the relationship between cognitive function and performance-based physical function and to test the hypothesis that cognitive function is related to poor physical function independent of muscle mass...
  77. doi request reprint Survival prediction in nursing home residents using the Minimum Data Set subscales: ADL Self-Performance Hierarchy, Cognitive Performance and the Changes in Health, End-stage disease and Symptoms and Signs scales
    Jenny S W Lee
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    Eur J Public Health 19:308-12. 2009
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  78. 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint Effect of Tai Chi on state self-esteem and health-related quality of life in older Chinese residential care home residents
    Linda Y K Lee
    Nursing Team, School of Science and Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Nurs 16:1580-2. 2007
  80. ncbi request reprint Assessing life expectancies of institutionalized older persons in Hong Kong
    Elsie Hui
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Gerontology 50:165-70. 2004
    ..86 million persons aged 65 or older. The demand for residential care places continues to rise. Information on the survival of older persons will allow better management of care in institutional settings...
  81. ncbi request reprint Low staffing level is associated with malnutrition in long-term residential care homes
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:474-9. 2005
    ..To determine if staffing level is associated with poor nutrition in the long-term residential care setting, adjusting for other confounding factors...
  82. doi request reprint Energy intake and expenditure profile in chronic peritoneal dialysis patients complicated with circulatory congestion
    Angela Yee Moon Wang
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1179-84. 2009
    ..Circulatory congestion is an adverse predictor of mortality in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients...
  83. ncbi request reprint A community model for care of elderly people with diabetes via telemedicine
    Wai Man Chan
    Jockey Club Center for Osteoporosis Care and Control, School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    Appl Nurs Res 18:77-81. 2005
    ..Most subjects evaluated this mode of service delivery favorably in the questionnaire and focus group discussions. There is potential for the integration of this mode of service delivery into current health services...
  84. doi request reprint The psychosocial effect of Tai Chi on nursing home residents
    Linda Y K Lee
    Nursing Team, School of Science and Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Nurs 19:927-38. 2010
    ..To determine the psychosocial effect of Tai Chi on nursing home residents...
  85. ncbi request reprint Milk supplementation of the diet of postmenopausal Chinese women on a low calcium intake retards bone loss
    E M Lau
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Bone Miner Res 16:1704-9. 2001
    ..05 by paired t-test). We conclude that supplementing the diet of postmenopausal Chinese women with high calcium milk powder retards bone loss...
  86. ncbi request reprint Do pain and disability differ in depressed cancer patients?
    F Kai-hoi Sze
    Palliative Care Unit, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong
    Palliat Med 14:11-7. 2000
    ..The study suggests that depression does not correlate with the severity of pain in patients with advanced cancer. It also suggests that impaired activity of daily living (ADL) in these patients is not related to depression...
  87. ncbi request reprint Prediction of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidaemia or albuminuria using simple anthropometric indexes in Hong Kong Chinese
    G T Ko
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 23:1136-42. 1999
    ..In this analysis, we aimed to assess which anthropometric cutoff values are best at predicting the likelihood of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidaemia and albuminuria in Hong Kong Chinese...
  88. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of phytoestrogen content of soy foods and traditional Chinese medicines for women's health in Hong Kong
    Martin Li
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 55:201-5. 2004
    ..The phytoestrogen content of these TCM may provide a scientific basis for their actions. However, clinical efficacy can only be determined by clinical trials...
  89. doi request reprint Effects of soy protein and isoflavones on glycemic control and insulin sensitivity: a 6-mo double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in postmenopausal Chinese women with prediabetes or untreated early diabetes
    Zhao min Liu
    Centre of Research and Promotion of Women s Health, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1394-401. 2010
    ..In vitro and animal studies have suggested that soy protein and isoflavones have favorable effects on glucose and insulin regulation, but intervention studies in humans are limited, and the results are controversial...
  90. ncbi request reprint Depression is the predominant factor contributing to morale as measured by the Philadelphia Geriatric Morale Scale in elderly Chinese aged 70 years and over
    J Woo
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:1052-9. 2005
    ..To examine factors contributing to the total Philadelphia Geriatric Morale Scale (PGMS) and its two subscales: reconciled ageing and unstrained affect...
  91. 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...
  92. ncbi request reprint Obesity, insulin resistance and isolated low high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol in Chinese subjects
    G T Ko
    Department of Medicine, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Tai Po, NT, Hong Kong
    Diabet Med 18:663-6. 2001
    ..2 mmol/l) was similar to those with hypercholesterolaemia. We examined the prevalence of isolated low HDL-C in Hong Kong Chinese and its relationship with insulin resistance and triglyceride (TG) level...
  93. doi request reprint A case control study on bone mineral density in Chinese patients with Parkinson's disease
    Kuen Lam
    Department of Medicine, Shatin Cheshire Home, 30 A Kung Kok Sang Road, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 16:471-4. 2010
    ..After multivariate adjustment, PD no longer remained independently associated with reduced BMD in female patients...
  94. doi request reprint Association between plasma alkaline phosphatase and C-reactive protein in Hong Kong Chinese
    Bernard M Y Cheung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Clin Chem Lab Med 46:523-7. 2008
    ..In atherosclerotic plaques, ALP is expressed. Similar to C-reactive protein (CRP), it may be another marker of systemic inflammation. Therefore, we investigated their association in a Hong Kong Chinese population...
  95. pmc Association between raised blood pressure and dysglycemia in Hong Kong Chinese
    Bernard M Y Cheung
    Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Diabetes Care 31:1889-91. 2008
    ..To investigate the association between raised blood pressure and dysglycemia...
  96. ncbi request reprint Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status and cardiovascular outcomes in chronic peritoneal dialysis patients: a 3-y prospective cohort study
    Angela Yee Moon Wang
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1631-8. 2008
    ..Patients with kidney disease are at high risk of developing 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] deficiency...
  97. ncbi request reprint Nutritional consequences of radiotherapy in nasopharynx cancer patients
    Kenway Ng
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Nutr Cancer 49:156-61. 2004
    ..This finding suggests that there is room for improvement in the nutritional status of patients with NPC treated with RT...
  98. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in elderly Chinese patients with heart failure
    Doris S F Yu
    The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Res Nurs Health 27:332-44. 2004
    ..8% (p =.01) of the variance in HRQL. These findings suggest that improving HRQL of HF patients entails improving their psychological status, functional status, and health perception...
  99. ncbi request reprint Telerehabilitation - a new model for community-based stroke rehabilitation
    Jerry C K Lai
    Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
    J Telemed Telecare 10:199-205. 2004
    ..All the subjects accepted the use of videoconferencing for delivery of the intervention. The pilot study demonstrated the feasibility, efficacy and high level of acceptance of telerehabilitation for community-dwelling stroke clients...
  100. 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...
  101. ncbi request reprint A community model of group rehabilitation for older patients with chronic heart failure: a pilot study
    Elsie Hui
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1491-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a community-based programme for heart failure patients, with emphasis on exercise and education...