Jeannette Lee

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Affiliation: National University of Singapore
Country: Singapore

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Occupational health in general practice in an industrial area of Singapore
    J Lee
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Occup Med (Lond) 51:312-7. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Should central obesity be an optional or essential component of the metabolic syndrome? Ischemic heart disease risk in the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study
    Jeannette Lee
    Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, MD3, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597
    Diabetes Care 30:343-7. 2007
  3. doi request reprint The metabolic syndrome and mortality: the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study
    Jeannette Lee
    Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 69:225-30. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Hypertension, concurrent cardiovascular risk factors and mortality: the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study
    J Lee
    Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Hum Hypertens 22:468-74. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Influence of pre-hypertension on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study
    Jeannette Lee
    Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Cardiol 135:331-7. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Improving adherence to regular pap smear screening among Asian women: a population-based study in Singapore
    Jeannette Lee
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Health Educ Behav 29:207-18. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and incident coronary heart disease in Chinese, Malay and Asian Indian males: the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study
    J Lee
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Epidemiol 30:983-8. 2001
  8. pmc Television screen time, but not computer use and reading time, is associated with cardio-metabolic biomarkers in a multiethnic Asian population: a cross-sectional study
    Ei Ei Khaing Nang
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:70. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Reliability and validity of the English (Singapore) and Chinese (Singapore) versions of the Short-Form 36 version 2 in a multi-ethnic urban Asian population in Singapore
    Julian Thumboo
    Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:2501-8. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Retinal vessel caliber and peripheral neuropathy in diabetic participants
    Charumathi Sabanayagam
    Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Microcirculation 17:297-302. 2010

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Occupational health in general practice in an industrial area of Singapore
    J Lee
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Occup Med (Lond) 51:312-7. 2001
    ..However, only a third of the GPs are qualified in occupational medicine. These factors highlight the need for more emphasis on occupational medicine training among general practitioners, especially those working in industrial areas...
  2. ncbi request reprint Should central obesity be an optional or essential component of the metabolic syndrome? Ischemic heart disease risk in the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study
    Jeannette Lee
    Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, MD3, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597
    Diabetes Care 30:343-7. 2007
    ..This study examines the effect of the metabolic syndrome with and without central obesity in an Asian population with ischemic heart disease (IHD)...
  3. doi request reprint The metabolic syndrome and mortality: the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study
    Jeannette Lee
    Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 69:225-30. 2008
    ..The utility of the metabolic syndrome is also compared with the Framingham risk score for prediction of mortality...
  4. doi request reprint Hypertension, concurrent cardiovascular risk factors and mortality: the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study
    J Lee
    Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Hum Hypertens 22:468-74. 2008
    ..These findings show that in HTN individuals it is important to assess the presence of other CVD risk factors and manage accordingly...
  5. doi request reprint Influence of pre-hypertension on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study
    Jeannette Lee
    Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Cardiol 135:331-7. 2009
    ..The effect of "pre-hypertension" (pre-HTN) itself, and in combination with other cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in relation to mortality has not been assessed in Asian populations...
  6. ncbi request reprint Improving adherence to regular pap smear screening among Asian women: a population-based study in Singapore
    Jeannette Lee
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Health Educ Behav 29:207-18. 2002
    ..One third of women who have ever had a smear do not return for regular screening. Appropriate windows of opportunity in contact between women and the health care services should be used to convey the importance of adherence to screening...
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and incident coronary heart disease in Chinese, Malay and Asian Indian males: the Singapore Cardiovascular Cohort Study
    J Lee
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Epidemiol 30:983-8. 2001
    ..This prospective study in Singapore investigated the relationships of established coronary risk factors with incident coronary heart disease (CHD) for Chinese, Malay, and Asian Indian males...
  8. pmc Television screen time, but not computer use and reading time, is associated with cardio-metabolic biomarkers in a multiethnic Asian population: a cross-sectional study
    Ei Ei Khaing Nang
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:70. 2013
    ..We also sought to understand the potential mediators of this association...
  9. doi request reprint Reliability and validity of the English (Singapore) and Chinese (Singapore) versions of the Short-Form 36 version 2 in a multi-ethnic urban Asian population in Singapore
    Julian Thumboo
    Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:2501-8. 2013
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  10. doi request reprint Retinal vessel caliber and peripheral neuropathy in diabetic participants
    Charumathi Sabanayagam
    Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Microcirculation 17:297-302. 2010
    ..Retinal vascular caliber changes predict diabetic microvascular complications such as retinopathy, and nephropathy. However, the association between retinal vasculature and peripheral neuropathy is not well studied...
  11. pmc Coffee and tea consumption in relation to inflammation and basal glucose metabolism in a multi-ethnic Asian population: a cross-sectional study
    Salome A Rebello
    Life Sciences Institute, Centre for Life Sciences, National University of Singapore, 05 02, 28 Medical Drive, Singapore
    Nutr J 10:61. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between habitual coffee and tea consumption and glucose metabolism in a multi-ethnic Asian population and possible mediation by inflammation...
  12. doi request reprint Association of anthropometric measures with SF-36v2 PCS and MCS in a multi-ethnic Asian population
    Maudrene L S Tan
    Department of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:801-10. 2013
    ..We, therefore, examined the associations between other anthropometric measures and HRQoL in a multi-ethnic Asian population...
  13. doi request reprint Fractal analysis of the retinal vasculature and chronic kidney disease
    Chelvin C A Sng
    Singapore Eye Research Institute, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:2252-8. 2010
    ..CONCLUSIONS. Our study found that an abnormal retinal vascular network is associated with an increased risk of CKD, supporting the hypothesis that deviations from optimal microvascular architecture may be related to kidney damage...
  14. doi request reprint Retinal vascular fractal and blood pressure in a multiethnic population
    Chelvin C A Sng
    aDepartment of Ophthalmology, National University Health System bSingapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore National Eye Centre cSaw Swee Hock School of Epidemiology and Public Health, National University of Singapore dDepartment of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
    J Hypertens 31:2036-42. 2013
    ..To examine the effect of blood pressure (BP) on retinal vascular fractal dimension (Df), a measure of microvascular network complexity and density in a multiethnic cohort...
  15. doi request reprint Ethnic disparities in prevalence and impact of risk factors of chronic kidney disease
    Charumathi Sabanayagam
    Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:2564-70. 2010
    ..We aimed to assess the prevalence and risk factors of CKD in a multi-ethnic Asian population in Singapore...
  16. pmc Associations between disease awareness and health-related quality of life in a multi-ethnic Asian population
    Kavita Venkataraman
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS ONE 9:e113802. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the contributions of disease process, comorbidities, medication or awareness of the disease to HRQoL in diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidemia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and control of hypercholesterolaemia as defined by NCEP-ATPIII guidelines and predictors of LDL-C goal attainment in a multi-ethnic Asian population
    Chin Meng Khoo
    Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 42:379-87. 2013
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  18. ncbi request reprint Normative Data for the Singapore English and Chinese SF-36 Version 2 Health Survey
    Wei Ting Sow
    Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 43:15-23. 2014
    ..The aim of this study is to report normative data for the Short-Form 36 version 2 (SF-36v2) for assessing health-related quality of life, in the Singapore general population...
  19. pmc Validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire and the Singapore Prospective Study Program physical activity questionnaire in a multiethnic urban Asian population
    Ei Ei Khaing Nang
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:141. 2011
    ..In this study, we compared estimates from these two questionnaires with an objective measure of physical activity in a multi-ethnic Asian population...
  20. doi request reprint C-reactive protein and microalbuminuria in a multi-ethnic Asian population
    Charumathi Sabanayagam
    Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:1167-72. 2010
    ..Conclusions. Elevated CRP levels are associated with micro/macroalbuminuria independent of diabetes, hypertension and other potential confounders. This suggests that inflammation may play a role in early kidney damage...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in a multi-ethnic Asian population
    Yi Wu
    Centre for Molecular Epidemiology, National University of Singapore, Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore
    J Hypertens 27:190-7. 2009
    ..To investigate demographic and cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in a multi-ethnic Asian population...
  22. doi request reprint Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus using HbA1c in Asians: relationship between HbA1c and retinopathy in a multiethnic Asian population
    Charumathi Sabanayagam
    Singapore Eye Research Institute C S, M K I, E L M, C Y C, T Y W, Singapore 169856 Office of Clinical Sciences C S, M K I, E L M, C Y C, T Y W, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore 169856 Departments of Ophthalmology C S, M K I, E L M, C Y C, T Y W and Medicine E Y H K, M L S T, A C T, E S T, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117597 Center for Quantitative Medicine W K L, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore 169856 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health A S, J L, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117597 Department of Medicine S C L, S T, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore 768828 and Epidemiology and Disease Control Division D H, S M, Ministry of Health, University of Tokyo
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 100:689-96. 2015
    ..Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) ≥ 6.5% (47.5 mmol/mol) has recently been included as a criterion for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. It is unclear whether this criterion is appropriate in Asians...
  23. ncbi request reprint Profound changes in breast cancer incidence may reflect changes into a Westernized lifestyle: a comparative population-based study in Singapore and Sweden
    Kee Seng Chia
    Center for Molecular Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, 117597, Singapore
    Int J Cancer 113:302-6. 2005
    ..The incidence of breast cancer in postmenopausal women in Singapore will probably continue to rise in the coming decades to match the current Swedish rates...
  24. doi request reprint Polymorphisms identified through genome-wide association studies and their associations with type 2 diabetes in Chinese, Malays, and Asian-Indians in Singapore
    Jonathan T Tan
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:390-7. 2010
    ..However, the association in other East Asian populations is less well characterized...
  25. pmc Ethnicity modifies the relationships of insulin resistance, inflammation, and adiponectin with obesity in a multiethnic Asian population
    Chin Meng Khoo
    Department of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
    Diabetes Care 34:1120-6. 2011
    ..We examined whether ethnicity modifies the relationship between BMI and three metabolic pathways (insulin resistance, inflammation, and adiponectin) that are involved in the pathogenesis of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Diabetes Health Profile-18 is Reliable, Valid and Sensitive in Singapore
    Maudrene Ls Tan
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 45:383-393. 2016
    ..The psychometric properties of the DHP have not been evaluated in Asia. The aim of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of the DHP in multiethnic Singapore...
  27. pmc New measure of insulin sensitivity predicts cardiovascular disease better than HOMA estimated insulin resistance
    Kavita Venkataraman
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and NUHS, Singapore, Singapore Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and NUHS, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS ONE 8:e74410. 2013
    ..Accurate assessment of insulin sensitivity may better identify individuals at increased risk of cardio-metabolic diseases...
  28. ncbi request reprint Incidence and survival of mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colorectum: a population-based study from an Asian country
    Wenbo Du
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:78-85. 2004
    ..This study was designed to examine incident and prognostic characteristics of mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colorectum based on data obtained from a population-based, Asian, cancer registry...
  29. doi request reprint Is there a clear threshold for fasting plasma glucose that differentiates between those with and without neuropathy and chronic kidney disease?: the Singapore Prospective Study Program
    Ei Ei Khaing Nang
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1454-62. 2009
    ..Ascertaining these individuals may require development and application of novel screening strategies...
  30. doi request reprint Retinal arteriolar narrowing increases the likelihood of chronic kidney disease in hypertension
    Charumathi Sabanayagam
    Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    J Hypertens 27:2209-17. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that the presence of retinal arteriolar narrowing increases the likelihood of chronic kidney disease (CKD) associated with hypertension...
  31. doi request reprint Determinants of individuals' participation in integrated chronic disease screening in Singapore
    Kavita Venkataraman
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    J Epidemiol Community Health . 2016
    ..We explored factors associated with participation in a health screening exercise, using revealed preference, that is, actual attendance, to understand why people remain undiagnosed with chronic diseases...
  32. pmc Association of Television Viewing Time with Body Composition and Calcified Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Singapore Chinese
    Ei Ei Khaing Nang
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    PLoS ONE 10:e0132161. 2015
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between television viewing time and subclinical atherosclerosis and whether effects on visceral or subcutaneous fat may mediate any associations observed...
  33. pmc Are C-reactive protein associated genetic variants associated with serum levels and retinal markers of microvascular pathology in Asian populations from Singapore?
    Rajkumar Dorajoo
    Genome Institute of Singapore, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS ONE 8:e67650. 2013
    ..C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are associated with cardiovascular disease and systemic inflammation. We assessed whether CRP-associated loci were associated with serum CRP and retinal markers of microvascular disease, in Asian populations...
  34. 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...
  35. pmc Establishing the thematic framework for a diabetes-specific health-related quality of life item bank for use in an english-speaking asian population
    Odelia Koh
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS ONE 9:e115654. 2014
    ....
  36. pmc Psychometric Properties of the Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) Instrument in Singapore
    Kavita Venkataraman
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore
    PLoS ONE 10:e0136759. 2015
    ..The Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) scale is one such instrument which has demonstrated validity and reliability in Western populations, but its psychometric properties in Asian populations have not been examined...
  37. ncbi request reprint Do younger female breast cancer patients have a poorer prognosis? Results from a population-based survival analysis
    Kee Seng Chia
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Int J Cancer 108:761-5. 2004
    ..In patients with distant metastases, those younger than 35 years of age had the lowest excess risk of death. At the population level, younger women (< 45 years) with breast cancer in Singapore have higher relative survival rates...
  38. pmc Patterns of physical activity in different domains and implications for intervention in a multi-ethnic Asian population: a cross-sectional study
    Ei Ei Khaing Nang
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    BMC Public Health 10:644. 2010
    ..Many studies have focussed on leisure time activity, which may not capture the spectrum of physical activity relevant to disease prevention. Furthermore, few studies have been conducted in urban Asian settings...
  39. doi request reprint Sensitivity of three widely used questionnaires for measuring psychological distress among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    L S M Tan
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 24:153-62. 2015
    ..We hypothesized that the diabetes-specific measures (DHP-PD and PAID) would require smaller sample sizes than the generic measure (K10), yet remain specific...
  40. ncbi request reprint The effect of being overweight on cancer incidence and all-cause mortality in Asians: a prospective study in Singapore
    Jeannette Lee
    Int J Epidemiol 31:875-6. 2002
  41. ncbi request reprint Birthweight and the risk of early childhood cancer among Chinese in Singapore
    Jeannette Lee
    Int J Cancer 110:465-7. 2004
  42. ncbi request reprint Population-based survival for cervical cancer in Singapore, 1968-1992
    Hao Wang
    Singapore Cancer Registry, Department of Pathology, Singapore
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:324-9. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the cervical cancer survival rates in Singapore during the period of 1968 through 1992 using population-based data...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of respiratory symptoms in children and air quality by village in rural Indonesia
    Ching Ye Hong
    Special Projects Department, Research and Information Management Division, Health Promotion Board, Singapore
    J Occup Environ Med 46:1174-9. 2004
    ..This study compared prevalence of respiratory symptoms in three Indonesian villages and related this to air quality...
  44. ncbi request reprint A prospective observational study of candidemia: epidemiology, therapy, and influences on mortality in hospitalized adult and pediatric patients
    Peter G Pappas
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0006, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:634-43. 2003
    ..6 vs. 16.1), which suggests that the former subjects are more often excluded from therapeutic trials...