T-P Ng

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Affiliation: National University of Singapore
Country: Singapore

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Tea consumption and physical function in older adults: a cross-sectional study
    T P Ng
    Tze Pin Ng, Gerontological Research Programme, National University of Singapore, Department of Psychological Medicine, NUHS Tower Block, 9th Floor, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228 Fax 65 67772191, Tel 65 67723478 Email
    J Nutr Health Aging 18:161-6. 2014
  2. pmc Systemic inflammation, depression and obstructive pulmonary function: a population-based study
    Yanxia Lu
    Gerontological Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital System, NUHS Tower Block, 9th Floor, 1E Kent Ridge Road, 119228 Singapore, Singapore
    Respir Res 14:53. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Homocysteine, folate, vitamin B-12, and physical function in older adults: cross-sectional findings from the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:1362-8. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint The Modified Mini-Mental State Examination test: normative data for Singapore Chinese older adults and its performance in detecting early cognitive impairment
    Lei Feng
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Singapore Med J 53:458-62. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Folate, vitamin B12, homocysteine, and depressive symptoms in a population sample of older Chinese adults
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, National University of Singapore, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, 119074 Singapore
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:871-6. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Co-morbid association of depression and COPD: a population-based study
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore NTP, MN, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore
    Respir Med 103:895-901. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Ethnic and educational differences in cognitive test performance on mini-mental state examination in Asians
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, National University of Singapore, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:130-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: effect on mortality, hospital readmission, symptom burden, functional status, and quality of life
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Arch Intern Med 167:60-7. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with acute health care use in a national adult asthma management program
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, and Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:784-93. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Health beliefs and help seeking for depressive and anxiety disorders among urban Singaporean adults
    Tze Pin Ng
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Psychiatr Serv 59:105-8. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Tea consumption and physical function in older adults: a cross-sectional study
    T P Ng
    Tze Pin Ng, Gerontological Research Programme, National University of Singapore, Department of Psychological Medicine, NUHS Tower Block, 9th Floor, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228 Fax 65 67772191, Tel 65 67723478 Email
    J Nutr Health Aging 18:161-6. 2014
    ..Conclusions: Tea consumption was associated with better physical functional performances in community-living older adults. ..
  2. pmc Systemic inflammation, depression and obstructive pulmonary function: a population-based study
    Yanxia Lu
    Gerontological Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital System, NUHS Tower Block, 9th Floor, 1E Kent Ridge Road, 119228 Singapore, Singapore
    Respir Res 14:53. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Homocysteine, folate, vitamin B-12, and physical function in older adults: cross-sectional findings from the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:1362-8. 2012
    ..There is a paucity of studies, as well as inconsistent findings, on the associations of homocysteine, folate, and vitamin B-12 with physical function and decline in older persons...
  4. ncbi request reprint The Modified Mini-Mental State Examination test: normative data for Singapore Chinese older adults and its performance in detecting early cognitive impairment
    Lei Feng
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Singapore Med J 53:458-62. 2012
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Folate, vitamin B12, homocysteine, and depressive symptoms in a population sample of older Chinese adults
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, National University of Singapore, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, 119074 Singapore
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:871-6. 2009
    ..To investigate the independent associations between folate, B12, and homocysteine levels and depressive symptoms in older adults...
  6. doi request reprint Co-morbid association of depression and COPD: a population-based study
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore NTP, MN, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore
    Respir Med 103:895-901. 2009
    ..Depression occurs commonly among patients with COPD, but the independent association of depression and COPD and the effect of depression on COPD outcomes are not well established...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ethnic and educational differences in cognitive test performance on mini-mental state examination in Asians
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, National University of Singapore, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:130-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study is to examine ethnic differences in Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) test performance in discriminating between demented and nondemented elderly Asians...
  8. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: effect on mortality, hospital readmission, symptom burden, functional status, and quality of life
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Arch Intern Med 167:60-7. 2007
    ..We evaluated the impact of comorbid depression on mortality, hospital readmission, smoking behavior, respiratory symptom burden, and physical and social functioning in patients with COPD...
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with acute health care use in a national adult asthma management program
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, and Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:784-93. 2006
    ..The use of acute health care resources for asthma is considerable. Disease severity is an established risk factor, but ethnicity and health care factors are less well studied...
  10. doi request reprint Health beliefs and help seeking for depressive and anxiety disorders among urban Singaporean adults
    Tze Pin Ng
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Psychiatr Serv 59:105-8. 2008
    ..This study examined whether help seeking for mental problems was predicted by beliefs about mental illness and services and by family and social support...
  11. doi request reprint Albumin, haemoglobin, BMI and cognitive performance in older adults
    Te Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Age Ageing 37:423-9. 2008
    ..to examine the relationships between serum albumin, haemoglobin and body mass index (BMI) with cognitive performance among community-living older adults...
  12. pmc Determinants of mental health service use in the national mental health survey of the elderly in Singapore
    Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 5:2. 2009
    ..Although need-for-care factors are primary determinants of mental health service use, personal predisposing or enabling factors including health beliefs are important but are not well studied...
  13. ncbi request reprint Tea consumption and cognitive impairment and decline in older Chinese adults
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme and the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:224-31. 2008
    ..Laboratory research suggests that tea has potential neurocognitive protective effects, but this is not established in humans...
  14. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms and incident cognitive impairment in cognitively well-functioning older men and women
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, National University of Singapore, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, 119074 Singapore
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1058-63. 2009
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Albumin, apolipoprotein E-epsilon4 and cognitive decline in community-dwelling Chinese older adults
    Tze Pin Ng
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:101-6. 2009
    ..To examine the association between serum albumin and cognitive impairment and decline in community-living older adults...
  16. doi request reprint Determinants of successful aging using a multidimensional definition among Chinese elderly in Singapore
    Tze Pin Ng
    National University of Singapore, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:407-16. 2009
    ..The authors aimed to examine whether a broad multidimensional definition of successful aging has good construct validity and identified a wider range of predictors that are relevant for multifaceted interventions...
  17. doi request reprint Inhibition of cough-reflex sensitivity by benzonatate and guaifenesin in acute viral cough
    Peter V Dicpinigaitis
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, 1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Respir Med 103:902-6. 2009
    ..008). The mechanism by which the combination of B+G causes a potentiation of antitussive effect remains to be elucidated. Our results suggest that B+G may be an effective therapy for acute cough due to the common cold (URI)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mental disorders and asthma in the elderly: a population-based study
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:668-74. 2007
    ..Few population-based studies have investigated the co-morbid diagnoses of mental disorders with asthma in older adults...
  19. ncbi request reprint Serum albumin and hemoglobin are associated with physical function in community-living older persons in Singapore
    K C Y Aung
    Gerontological Research Programme, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Nutr Health Aging 15:877-82. 2011
    ..Albumin and hemoglobin are viewed as markers of nutritional and inflammatory status. This study examined the associations of serum albumin and hemoglobin with physical function in community-living older adults...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of excessive daytime sleepiness in an Asian multi-ethnic population
    Tze Pin Ng
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, National University of Singapore, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074
    Sleep Med 6:523-9. 2005
    ..To investigate the prevalence and determinants of daytime sleepiness in an Asian multi-ethnic population. Cross-sectional survey based on a questionnaire in multi-ethnic Asian adult population of Singapore (2.4 million)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of functional disability in multiethnic elderly Singaporeans
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:21-9. 2006
    ..To make comparative estimates of prevalence of late-life functional disability, examine sociodemographic and health correlates, investigate sex and ethnic differences, and estimate population attributable risk of modifiable risk factors...
  22. doi request reprint Religion, health beliefs and the use of mental health services by the elderly
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Aging Ment Health 15:143-9. 2011
    ..Few studies have investigated whether elderly people of particular religious affiliations were more or less likely to seek treatment for mental illness, and whether it was related to their health beliefs...
  23. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in glycaemic control in adult Type 2 diabetic patients in primary care: a 3-year follow-up study
    T P Ng
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074
    Diabet Med 22:1598-604. 2005
    ..To evaluate ethnic differences and characteristics related to glycaemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes in primary care...
  24. ncbi request reprint Physical and cognitive domains of the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living: validation in a multiethnic population of Asian older adults
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119074
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:726-35. 2006
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Low blood pressure and depressive symptoms among Chinese older subjects: a population-based study
    Tze Pin Ng
    Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Med 123:342-9. 2010
    ..The relationships between blood pressure and depression are unclear. There are inconsistent reports of an association between low blood pressure and depressive symptoms...
  26. doi request reprint Ethnic variations in dementia: the contributions of cardiovascular, psychosocial and neuropsychological factors
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 29:131-8. 2010
    ..Understanding these differences is vital for aetiological research, clinical care and health service planning. While age and gender have been consistently implicated, the reasons behind interethnic variation remain unclear...
  27. ncbi request reprint Curry consumption and cognitive function in the elderly
    Tze Pin Ng
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Am J Epidemiol 164:898-906. 2006
    ..The authors reported tentative evidence of better cognitive performance from curry consumption in nondemented elderly Asians, which should be confirmed in future studies...
  28. pmc APOE-epsilon4, depressive symptoms, and cognitive decline in Chinese older adults: Singapore Longitudinal Aging Studies
    Mathew Niti
    Gerontological Research Programme, National University of Singapore, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:306-11. 2009
    ..The precise relationship between depression and cognitive decline in older adults is unclear. We investigated the influence of apolipoprotein E (APOE)-epsilon4 genotype in modulating the effect of depressive symptoms on cognitive decline...
  29. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric morbidity and acute hospitalization in elderly people
    Tze Pin Ng
    Gerontological Research Program, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int Psychogeriatr 18:701-11. 2006
    ..Few studies have investigated the association of psychiatric morbidity with acute hospitalization risk in elderly people...
  30. doi request reprint Orthostatic hypotension, hypotension and cognitive status: early comorbid markers of primary dementia?
    Philip Lin Kiat Yap
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 26:239-46. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association of OH with cognitive impairment and decline in a cohort of Chinese elderly, and its effect modification by blood pressure (BP) status at baseline...
  31. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms, physician visits and hospitalization among community-dwelling older adults
    Liang Feng
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:568-75. 2009
    ..In this study we examined the two-way relationships between depressive symptoms and hospitalization and/or physician visits by older adults...
  32. ncbi request reprint Generalised anxiety disorder in Singapore: prevalence, co-morbidity and risk factors in a multi-ethnic population
    Leslie Lim
    Department of Behavioural Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore, 169608, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:972-9. 2005
    ..In this paper we report on prevalence, co-morbidity and risk factors associated with GAD...
  33. ncbi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicines and mental disorders in community-living Asian older adults
    Liang Feng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074, Singapore
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 50:243-9. 2010
    ..This is consistent with the common observation that the use of CAM complements rather than replaces conventional treatments...
  34. ncbi request reprint Item response bias was present in instrumental activity of daily living scale in Asian older adults
    Mathew Niti
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:366-74. 2007
    ..This study aimed to identify the extent of DIF by gender, age, ethnicity, and dementia groups in IADL estimates in Asian (Chinese, Malays, and Indian) elderly subjects...
  35. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic Performance of Clock Drawing Test by CLOX in an Asian Chinese population
    Philip Lin Kiat Yap
    Gerontological Research Programme, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 24:193-200. 2007
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Brief informant screening test for mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer's disease
    Minglei Li
    Gerontological Research Programme, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 21:392-402. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Association between depressive symptoms and use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), corticosteroids and histamine H(2) receptor antagonists in community-dwelling older persons: cross-sectional analysis of a population-based cohort
    Liang Feng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Drugs Aging 25:795-805. 2008
    ..Sparse and sometimes conflicting data in this respect have also been reported for corticosteroids, histamine H(2) receptor antagonists and antihypertensive agents...
  38. doi request reprint Physical, social and productive leisure activities, cognitive decline and interaction with APOE-epsilon 4 genotype in Chinese older adults
    Matthew Niti
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:237-51. 2008
    ..We evaluated the combined and differential effects of physical, social and productive activities on cognitive decline and whether they were modified by the presence of the APOE-epsilon 4 allele...
  39. doi request reprint Criterion-based validity and reliability of the Geriatric Depression Screening Scale (GDS-15) in a large validation sample of community-living Asian older adults
    Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital, 119074 Singapore
    Aging Ment Health 13:376-82. 2009
    ..Few studies have evaluated the validation of 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) in a heterogeneous population with different age, ethnicity and comorbidities of elderly users of social services in the community...
  40. ncbi request reprint Frequent hospital readmissions for acute exacerbation of COPD and their associated factors
    Zhenying Cao
    Gerontological Research Programme, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Respirology 11:188-95. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to ascertain rates of re-hospitalizations for AECOPD patients and evaluate factors associated with frequent readmissions for acute exacerbations...
  41. ncbi request reprint Is improvement in impaired cognition and depressive symptoms in post-stroke patients associated with recovery in activities of daily living?
    S K Saxena
    National Disease Registries Office, Health Promotion Board, Singapore
    Acta Neurol Scand 115:339-46. 2007
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Cross-cultural application of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS): performances of elderly Chinese Singaporeans
    May Li Lim
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Clin Neuropsychol 24:811-26. 2010
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Comorbid cognitive impairment and depression is a significant predictor of poor outcomes in hip fracture rehabilitation
    Liang Feng
    Gerontological Research Program, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:246-53. 2010
    ..We aimed to evaluate the associations of depressive symptoms and cognitive impairment (individually and combined) with ambulatory, living activities and quality of life outcomes in hip fracture rehabilitation patients...
  44. doi request reprint Vitamin B-12, apolipoprotein E genotype, and cognitive performance in community-living older adults: evidence of a gene-micronutrient interaction
    Lei Feng
    Gerontological Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1263-8. 2009
    ..Limited evidence suggests that the relation is modulated by apolipoprotein E epsilon4. Hence, it is important to further examine this gene-nutrient interaction...
  45. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in quality of life in adolescents among Chinese, Malay and Indians in Singapore
    Tze Pin Ng
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital
    Qual Life Res 14:1755-68. 2005
    ..We used the Quality of Life Questionnaire for Adolescents (QOLQA) to examine ethnic differences in reported QOL scores among Chinese, Malay and Indian ethnicities in Singapore...
  46. ncbi request reprint Comparing the stigma of mental illness in a general hospital with a state mental hospital: a Singapore study
    Cornelia Y I Chee
    Dept of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore, 119074, Singapore
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 40:648-53. 2005
    ..The stigma faced by psychiatric patients is complex and may have institutional and disorder-specific elements. Possible reasons for this are discussed...
  47. ncbi request reprint The use of Chinese herbal medicines and their correlates in Chinese older adults: the Singapore Chinese Longitudinal Aging Study
    Tze Pin Ng
    Departments of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Age Ageing 33:135-42. 2004
    ..There are very few studies of the use of Chinese herbal medicine and their psychosocial and health-related determinants in older adults...
  48. ncbi request reprint Preference, need and utilization of mental health services, Singapore National Mental Health Survey
    Tze Pin Ng
    National University of Singapore, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 37:613-9. 2003
    ..The extent to which need, enabling and predisposing factors determine the likelihood to seek professional help was also examined...
  49. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of respiratory viruses in patients hospitalized with near-fatal asthma, acute exacerbations of asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Wan C Tan
    Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Med 115:272-7. 2003
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Trends and ethnic differences in COPD hospitalization and mortality in Singapore
    Tze Pin Ng
    Department of Community, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, 117595 Singapore, Singapore
    COPD 1:5-11. 2004
    ..We examine trends, and gender and ethnic differences in COPD hospitalization and mortality in Singapore from 1991 to 1998, and examine possible explanations...
  51. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in elderly suicide rates in a multi-ethnic Asian city
    Ee Heok Kua
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:533-6. 2003
    ..There are a few reports on the trends of elderly suicide rates in western countries but none from Asian countries...
  52. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and depressive symptoms in Chinese elderly: a population-based study
    Roger C M Ho
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:401-8. 2008
    ..The use of BMI fails to account for varying proportions of muscle, fat and bone, and few studies have used other measures of central obesity, such as waist-hip ratio (WHR) and waist circumference (WC)...
  53. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and cognitive decline in chinese older adults: results from the singapore longitudinal ageing studies
    Roger C M Ho
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:519-22. 2008
    ..To determine the association of the metabolic syndrome (MS) with cognitive decline in a Chinese older population...
  54. ncbi request reprint Trends and ethnic differences in asthma hospitalization rates in Singapore, 1991 to 1998
    Tze Pin Ng
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 90:51-5. 2003
    ..A few reports have indicated that asthma hospitalization rates in several countries have stopped rising or started falling in the 1990s...
  55. ncbi request reprint Depression and chronic medical illnesses in Asian older adults: the role of subjective health and functional status
    Matthew Niti
    Gerontological Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:1087-94. 2007
    ..Whether each of these co-morbid associations results uniquely from disease-specific psychobiological responses or is mediated by non-specific factors like subjective health and functional status is unclear...
  56. doi request reprint Somatic and non-affective symptoms of old age depression: ethnic differences among Chinese, Indians and Malays
    Keng Chuan Soh
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:723-30. 2009
    ..Somatic and other non-affective symptomatology characterizes late life depression and contributes to its under-diagnosis, especially in some ethnic groups...
  57. doi request reprint Statin use and depressive symptoms in a prospective study of community-living older persons
    Liang Feng
    Gerontology Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 19:942-8. 2010
    ..The present study aimed to investigate the association of statin use with depressive symptoms among community-living older persons, and its effect modifications by gender and medical co-morbidity...
  58. ncbi request reprint Changing prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux with changing time: longitudinal study in an Asian population
    Shen L Lim
    Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:995-1001. 2005
    ..This sample was re-investigated 5 years later to determine changes in the prevalence of reflux symptoms...
  59. doi request reprint Continued work employment and volunteerism and mental well-being of older adults: Singapore longitudinal ageing studies
    Andiara Schwingel
    Gerontology Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119074
    Age Ageing 38:531-7. 2009
    ..to examine the effect of late life engagement in continued work involvement or volunteer activities during retirement on mental well-being...
  60. ncbi request reprint Low prevalence of atrial fibrillation in community-dwelling Chinese aged 55 years or older in Singapore: a population-based study
    Keng Bee Yap
    Gerontological Research Program, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    J Electrocardiol 41:94-8. 2008
    ..We conducted a community study to (a) estimate the prevalence of AF in Chinese adults aged 55 years or older in Singapore and (b) examine associated risk factors...
  61. ncbi request reprint Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements and cognitive decline: Singapore Longitudinal Aging Studies
    Q Gao
    Gerontological Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Nutr Health Aging 15:32-5. 2011
    ..To determine the association between long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) supplements intake and cognitive decline in an older Chinese population...
  62. doi request reprint Adequacy of psychiatric training: a Singaporean perspective
    Tor Phern-Chern
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074
    Acad Psychiatry 34:50-3. 2010
    ..The specialty training program for psychiatry in Singapore is transitioning to a seamless 5-year training program. It is timely to assess the perceived adequacy of current psychiatric specialty training...
  63. doi request reprint Y-Box-binding protein-1 is a promising predictive marker of radioresistance and chemoradioresistance in nasopharyngeal cancer
    Wei Lin Tay
    Department of Anatomy, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Mod Pathol 22:282-90. 2009
    ..These data suggest that Y-Box-binding protein-1 expression has clinicopathological significance with potential as a predictive marker of recurrence in nasopharyngeal cancer patients who undergo radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy...
  64. doi request reprint Improving treatment access and primary care referrals for depression in a national community-based outreach programme for the elderly
    Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt
    Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:1267-76. 2009
    ..We evaluated the impact of the outreach programme and the extent to which determinants of treatment-seeking were altered by removing socioeconomic, physical and cognitive barriers to care...
  65. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of lens opacity in Chinese residents of Singapore: the tanjong pagar survey
    Steve K L Seah
    Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
    Ophthalmology 109:2058-64. 2002
    ..To determine the prevalence of lens opacity among Chinese residents of Singapore...