M L Wong

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Affiliation: National University of Singapore
Country: Singapore

Publications

  1. pmc Assessing knowledge of human papillomavirus and collecting data on sexual behavior: computer assisted telephone versus face to face interviews
    Anthony Smith
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:429. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Concerns over participation in genetic research among Malay-Muslims, Chinese and Indians in Singapore: a focus group study
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine MD3, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    Community Genet 7:44-54. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Can social marketing be applied to leprosy programmes?
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine MD 3, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119260
    Lepr Rev 73:308-18. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based health promotion: applying it in practice
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 31:656-62. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint HIV prevention among travelers: why do men not use condoms when they engage in commercial sex overseas?
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Sex Transm Dis 34:237-44. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Promoting condoms for oral sex: impact on pharyngeal gonorrhea among female brothel-based sex workers
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational, and Family Medicine MD 3, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Sex Transm Dis 29:311-8. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of condom use and self-reported sexually transmitted infections between foreign Asian and local clients of sex workers in Singapore
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Sex Transm Dis 32:439-45. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint A population-based prevalence survey of skin diseases in adolescents and adults in rural Sumatra, Indonesia, 1999
    S M Saw
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore (MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Republic of Singapore
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 95:384-8. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with condom use for oral sex among female brothel-based sex workers in Singapore
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Sex Transm Dis 27:39-45. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint A sustainable behavioral intervention to increase condom use and reduce gonorrhea among sex workers in Singapore: 2-year follow-up
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational, and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Prev Med 27:891-900. 1998

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Publications32

  1. pmc Assessing knowledge of human papillomavirus and collecting data on sexual behavior: computer assisted telephone versus face to face interviews
    Anthony Smith
    Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:429. 2009
    ..It is currently unknown how these survey modes differ, and in particular whether they attract similar demographics and therefore lead to similar overall findings...
  2. ncbi request reprint Concerns over participation in genetic research among Malay-Muslims, Chinese and Indians in Singapore: a focus group study
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine MD3, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    Community Genet 7:44-54. 2004
    ..This study was aimed at exploring and comparing peoples' concerns over donation of blood specimens for genetic research across three ethnic groups in Singapore: Malay-Muslims, Chinese and Indians...
  3. ncbi request reprint Can social marketing be applied to leprosy programmes?
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine MD 3, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119260
    Lepr Rev 73:308-18. 2002
    ..The paper concludes with a discussion of the opportunities for using social marketing principles to enhance the success of current leprosy community heath education programmes and leprosy treatment services...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based health promotion: applying it in practice
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 31:656-62. 2002
    ..In health promotion, we should use interventions established by evidence to be effective in improving the health of the community. This paper reviews the concepts, evaluation and use of evidence in health promotion...
  5. ncbi request reprint HIV prevention among travelers: why do men not use condoms when they engage in commercial sex overseas?
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Sex Transm Dis 34:237-44. 2007
    ..We investigated factors associated with condom use among men patronizing female sex workers abroad and locally...
  6. ncbi request reprint Promoting condoms for oral sex: impact on pharyngeal gonorrhea among female brothel-based sex workers
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational, and Family Medicine MD 3, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Sex Transm Dis 29:311-8. 2002
    ..Low condom use for oral sex among female brothel-based sex workers in Singapore has led to a rise in pharyngeal gonorrhea...
  7. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of condom use and self-reported sexually transmitted infections between foreign Asian and local clients of sex workers in Singapore
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Sex Transm Dis 32:439-45. 2005
    ..We conducted a survey to compare condom use and its associated factors between foreign Asian and local clients of female sex workers in Singapore...
  8. ncbi request reprint A population-based prevalence survey of skin diseases in adolescents and adults in rural Sumatra, Indonesia, 1999
    S M Saw
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore (MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Republic of Singapore
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 95:384-8. 2001
    ..0%) was twice as high as dermatitis (5.1%). As skin conditions are common in rural Indonesia, it is advisable to improve the training of nurses and doctors in the prevention and treatment of skin disorders...
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with condom use for oral sex among female brothel-based sex workers in Singapore
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Sex Transm Dis 27:39-45. 2000
    ..The prevalence of oral sex increased from 27.1% in 1992 to 81.1% in 1997, with a concomitant increase in pharyngeal gonorrhea, among female sex workers in Singapore. The extent of condom use for oral sex among them is unknown...
  10. ncbi request reprint A sustainable behavioral intervention to increase condom use and reduce gonorrhea among sex workers in Singapore: 2-year follow-up
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational, and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Prev Med 27:891-900. 1998
    ..The intervention focused on developing sex workers' negotiation skills, educating clients, and mobilizing support from peers and health staff in promoting condom use...
  11. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of pharyngeal gonorrhoea and inconsistent condom use for oral sex among female brothel-based sex workers in Singapore
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J STD AIDS 10:595-9. 1999
    ..STD control programmes for sex workers should place stress on consistent condom use for oral sex...
  12. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of condom promotion programmes for vaginal and oral sex on sexually transmitted infections among sex workers in Singapore
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine MD 3, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    AIDS 18:1195-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate the long-term impact of condom promotion programmes for vaginal and oral sex among female brothel-based sex workers in Singapore...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted diseases and condom use among female freelance and brothel-based sex workers in Singapore
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Sex Transm Dis 26:593-600. 1999
    ..Most studies in Asia exclude freelance female sex workers because of difficulties in access and the illegality of their work. Data are lacking on their risk behaviors...
  14. ncbi request reprint A prospective study on condom slippage and breakage among female brothel-based sex workers in Singapore
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational, and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Sex Transm Dis 27:208-14. 2000
    ..Concerns about the effectiveness of condoms in preventing sexually transmitted diseases have been raised. Data are lacking on condom failure and its associated factors among sex workers in Southeast Asia...
  15. ncbi request reprint Erectile dysfunction in Singapore: prevalence and its associated factors--a population-based study
    J K Tan
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, National University of Singapore, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    Singapore Med J 44:20-6. 2003
    ..To study the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in Singapore males aged 30 and above and its association with demographic, medical and other risk factors...
  16. ncbi request reprint Willingness to donate blood samples for genetic research: a survey from a community in Singapore
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Clin Genet 65:45-51. 2004
    ..3%); fear of discrimination (18.7%); and concerns about weakness (15.1%) and weight gain (9.4%). Public education programs to promote participation in genetic research should stress its benefits and address people's fears and concerns...
  17. ncbi request reprint Utility of the Health Belief Model in predicting compliance of screening in patients with chronic hepatitis B
    C T Wai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 21:1255-62. 2005
    ..Regular surveillance is recommended for patients with chronic hepatitis B, to select candidates for anti-viral therapy and detect early complications. However, factors that determine compliance are not well studied...
  18. ncbi request reprint The use of complementary and alternative medicine by asthma patients
    T P Ng
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597
    QJM 96:747-54. 2003
    ..Use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) by asthmatic patients is increasing. Data on the prevalence of CAM use in asthma are limited, and the motivation for patients to seek CAM therapy is uncertain...
  19. ncbi request reprint Assess workers' needs and preferences first before planning a physical fitness programme: findings from a polytechnic institute in Singapore
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital, Singapore
    Occup Med (Lond) 48:37-44. 1998
    ..This survey helps to identify target groups for physical fitness programmes and determine leisure-time physical activities specific to workers' preferences by age and gender...
  20. ncbi request reprint Influence of surgery on aortic valve prolapse and aortic regurgitation in doubly committed subarterial ventricular septal defect
    E K Sim
    Cardiac Department National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Cardiol 84:1445-8, A8. 1999
    ..Doubly committed subarterial ventricular septal defects should be closed surgically once aortic valve deformity is present before the onset of aortic regurgitation...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effect of polishing systems on microleakage of tooth-coloured restoratives. Part 2: composite and polyacid-modified composite resins
    A U Yap
    Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore
    J Oral Rehabil 27:205-10. 2000
    ..Results showed that the microleakage resistance at both enamel and dentin margins of composite and polyacid-modified composite resins are not significantly affected by the different polishing systems...
  22. pmc The effects of problem-based learning during medical school on physician competency: a systematic review
    Gerald Choon Huat Koh
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    CMAJ 178:34-41. 2008
    ..We conducted a systematic review of evidence of the effects that problem-based learning during medical school had on physician competencies after graduation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Should non-expert clinician examiners be used in objective structured assessment of communication skills among final year medical undergraduates?
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Med Teach 29:927-32. 2007
    ..Adoption of the objective structured clinical examination may be hindered by shortages of clinicians within a specialty. Clinicians from other specialties should be considered as alternative, non-expert examiners...
  24. ncbi request reprint Awareness and health beliefs of women towards osteoporosis
    Seang Mei Saw
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, 117597, Singapore
    Osteoporos Int 14:595-601. 2003
    ..Increasing the awareness of osteoporosis and its risk factors may be essential in efforts to decrease the incidence of this disease...
  25. pmc Social and behavioural factors associated with condom use among direct sex workers in Siem Reap, Cambodia
    M L Wong
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine MD 3, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Sex Transm Infect 79:163-5. 2003
    ..To determine the social and behavioural factors associated with condom use among direct sex workers in Siem Reap, Cambodia...
  26. ncbi request reprint Teaching community, occupational and family medicine at the National University of Singapore: past, present and future
    M L Wong
    Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 34:102C-107C. 2005
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  27. pmc Awareness of glaucoma, and health beliefs of patients suffering primary acute angle closure
    S M Saw
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Republic of Singapore
    Br J Ophthalmol 87:446-9. 2003
    ..The time from onset of symptoms to presentation at the clinic was noted...
  28. pmc Effluents from a pulp and paper mill: a skin and health survey of children living in upstream and downstream villages
    J Lee
    Community, Occupational, and Family Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Occup Environ Med 59:373-9. 2002
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  29. ncbi request reprint Public misperceptions about transmission of hepatitis B virus in Singapore
    Wei Lu
    Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 36:797-800. 2007
    ..Good public knowledge on disease transmission is one way of controlling spread of HBV. We aimed to study the general knowledge on HBV among the general public in Singapore, which is moderately prevalent with HBV...
  30. ncbi request reprint A population study of nocturia in Singapore
    Lewis C H Liew
    Urology, National University Hospital, Singapore
    BJU Int 97:109-12. 2006
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  31. ncbi request reprint Misperceptions among patients with chronic hepatitis B in Singapore
    Chun Tao Wai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore 119074, Singapore
    World J Gastroenterol 11:5002-5. 2005
    ..To identify the misperceptions among CHB patients, as well as to determine the factors associated with better knowledge...
  32. doi request reprint Premarital sexual intercourse among adolescents in an Asian country: multilevel ecological factors
    Mee Lian Wong
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health MD 3, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Pediatrics 124:e44-52. 2009
    ..The goal was to assess personal and environmental factors associated with premarital sex among adolescents...