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Professor Sally Chan

Head of School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Bridging the gap in mental health research

The University of Newcastle's Professor Sally Chan believes the human mind is more important than the physical self.

Professor Sally Chan It's an approach that has defined her career in mental health research, which has spanned more than 20 years and seen the nurse educator receive international recognition. Having collaborated with nursing and health communities worldwide, Professor Chan's research has been influential in healthcare policy and service delivery in Hong Kong, Singapore and China.

Since joining the University of Newcastle in March 2014 as Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery in the Faculty of Health and Medicine, Professor Chan has forged ahead with her development of innovative, web-based applications. Her technological solutions are aimed at improving outcomes and accessibility of care for people with schizophrenia, women with post-natal depression and dementia sufferers and their families.

While still in its early stages, an app designed by Professor Chan to assist with in-home care of dementia patients has already been touted as a global game-changer.

"I consider myself a global citizen who is always seeking new challenges," Professor Chan said.

Mental health poses a huge economic and social cost to communities throughout the world, and I'm driven by the desire to help address this highly important issue.

Professor Chan approaches her mental health research a psychosocial view, which encompasses individuals, their carers and the community.  Her career influences the tripartite mission of research, education and practice, with a focus on translating evidence to improve practice outcomes, implementing teaching innovations and mentoring new generations of nurses to advance nursing.

"Research shouldn't be considered in isolation – it needs to be collaborative and able to influence government policy and practice at all levels," Professor Chan said.

The University of Newcastle's strong, nation-leading focus on Indigenous education served as a compelling drawcard in Professor Chan's decision to relocate to the Hunter.

"It is a very challenging area, and I would like to help Indigenous students achieve great outcomes, particularly with Honours and Research Higher Degrees," Professor Chan said.

Professor Chan's research has been supported by more than 65 funded studies, and has featured in more than 300 international publications. In 2013 the esteemed educator was awarded the 'International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame' by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing, and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Her extensive list of accolades also includes Chinese University of Hong Kong 'Teacher of the Year' awards in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, and the 'Master Teacher' in 2007 by the institute's Faculty of Medicine.

"I am excited by the opportunity to continue my research agenda in the Hunter region, and to be leading the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Newcastle," Professor Chan said.

Sally Chan

Bridging the gap in mental health research

Leading the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sally is a global nurse academic of more than 20 years whose sustained research agenda has made a recognised impact

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Career Summary

Biography

Sally is a global nurse educator and researcher.  Her career influences the tripartite mission of research, education and practice. She focuses on translating evidence to improve practice outcomes, implementing teaching innovations, and mentoring new generations of nurses to advance nursing.

Sally has been a nurse academic for more than 20 years. Supported by more than 65 funded studies, more than 300 publications in international healthcare journals and international presentations, Sally have developed and sustained international inter-institutional partnerships. The results of her sustained research agenda have made a recognized impact on healthcare policy and service delivery in Hong Kong, Singapore and China related to community mental health care.

The results of Sally’s program of scholarship are integrated into nursing practice and education in the Region. Sally has served on the editorial and advisory board of many renowned journals. She is the editor of the Journal of Nursing Interventions, Associate Editor of International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, and Nursing and Health Sciences. She has been appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Primary Care Consultation group for Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioral Disorder. Her leadership is evident in her appointment to the Expert Group on Mental Health Services by the Hong Kong Government and National Nursing Task Force by the Singapore Government.

She has been awarded the ‘Teacher of the Year’ in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, and the ‘Master Teacher’ in 2007 by Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sally has been honored for her significant and sustained contribution to nursing which improved the nursing profession and the people it serves. In 2013, she has been awarded the ‘International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame’ by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Research Expertise
My research focuses on psychosocial and mental health and psychosocial interventions. The majority of my research studies involved interdisciplinary collaboration. These studies are designed in partnership with clients and families wherever appropriate. There are also collaborative projects with national and international partners.The following are the areas of my recent research and publications: community mental health, perinatal mental health old age mental health and nursing education.

Teaching Expertise
Education has an essential function of improving the quality and ability of individuals who could in turn contribute to making positive changes of the society, the nation, and the world. Education is an important means of generating new knowledge applicable in the fast changing world. My present teaching focuses on mental health, psychosocial care, healthcare research and nursing education.

Administrative Expertise
I am the present Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle. I have been in leadership roles in academic settings and professional organisations. The following is examples of my past leadership experience: Head of Department, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore President, Sigma Theta Tau International Upsilon Eta Chapter Convenor, East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars Co-Chair, Nurses Professional Discipline Forum, International Psychogeriatric Association President, Hong Kong College of Mental Health Nursing Founding Fellow, Hong Kong College of Mental Health Nursing Founding Fellow, Provisional Hong Kong Academy of Nursing Chairperson, Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education Member, Nursing Council of Hong Kong, Health & Food Bureau, The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Member, National Nursing Task, Ministry of Health, Singapore Advisor, Singapore National University Hospital Centre for Evidence-based nursing - Collaborating Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, Singapore

Collaborations
I have collaborated with national and international partners in my research. The following is my past and present collaborators: Hunter New England Health Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore National University Hospital, Singapore Mental Health Community Centres, Singapore Singapore Clinical Research Institute, Singapore KK Women and Children Hospital, Singapore Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore Singapore General Hospital, Singapore St. Luke's Hospital, Singapore Faculty of nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Faculty of nursing, Mahidol University, Thailand Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Martin Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia Department of Medicine and Biology, University of Udine, Italy College of Nursing, Ajou University, South Korea College of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal School of Nursing, Sun Yatsen University, Guangzhou, PR China School of Nursing, Xiamen University, PR China School of Nursing, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Department of Nursing & Health Studies, Central Queensland University, Australia Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, United Kingdom Faculty of Health, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster, United Kingdom Relational Ethics in Health Care, Faculty of Nursing & the Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta, Canada School of Nursing, Shanghai Fudan University, PR China School of Nursing, National Taiwan University, Taiwan School of Nursing, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, Victoria, Australia

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford Brookes University - UK
  • Bachelor of Health Science, Charles Sturt University
  • Master of Science (Nursing), University of Edinburgh - Scotland

Keywords

  • community health
  • dementia care
  • depression
  • ehealth
  • family interventions
  • health professional education
  • mental health
  • nursing
  • psychoeducation
  • schizophrenia

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Cantonese (Fluent)
  • Mandarin (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) 30
111714 Mental Health 40
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Editorial Board - International Scholarly Research Notices International Scholarly Research Notices
Australia
1/01/2013 - 31/12/2013 Fellow - American Academy of Nursing American Academy of Nursing
United States
1/01/2013 -  Editorial Board - International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Nursing International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Nursing
Australia
1/01/2013 -  Editorial Board - International Journal of Nursing and Health Science International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
Australia
1/01/2012 -  Fellow - Provisional Hong Kong Academy of Nursing Provisional Hong Kong Academy of Nursing
China
1/01/2012 -  Editorial Board - Nurse Education Today Nurse Education Today
Australia
1/01/2012 -  Editorial Board - Journal of Nursing (Taiwan Nurses Association) Journal of Nursing (Taiwan Nurses Association)
Taiwan, Province of China
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2012 Editorial Board - Advisory Board, Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Arthritis Advisory Board, Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Arthritis
Australia
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2012 Editorial Board - Advisory Board, Scientific Basis of Healthcare: AIDS and Pregnancy Advisory Board, Scientific Basis of Healthcare: AIDS and Pregnancy
Australia
1/09/2011 - 1/01/2014 President Sigma Theta Tau International Honours Society - Upsilon Eta Chapter
Singapore
1/01/2011 -  Editor - Singapore Nursing Journal Singapore Nursing Journal
Singapore
1/01/2011 -  Fellow - Hong Kong College of Mental Health Nursing Hong Kong College of Mental Health Nursing
China
1/01/2011 - 1/01/2013 Convener East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars
Hong Kong
1/01/2011 -  Editor - Journal of Nursing Intervention Journal of Nursing Intervention
Australia
1/01/2011 - 31/12/2011 Editorial Board - Advisory Board, Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Angina Advisory Board, Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Angina
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Editorial Board - Journal of Nursing and Healthcare Research , Taiwan Nurses Association Journal of Nursing and Healthcare Research , Taiwan Nurses Association
Taiwan, Province of China
1/01/2010 - 1/01/2014 Professor National University of Singapore
Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies
Singapore
1/01/2008 -  Editorial Board - Hong Kong Journal of Mental Health Hong Kong Journal of Mental Health
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/01/2010 President Hong Kong College of Mental Health Nursing
China
1/01/2007 -  Co-Chair - Nurses Professional Discipline Forum International Psycho-Geriatric Association
United States
1/01/2007 - 31/12/2008 Editorial Board - International Journal of Mental Health Nursing International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Editorial Board - The Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare The Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Australia
1/01/2007 - 31/12/2013 Editorial Board - The Open Nursing Journal The Open Nursing Journal
Australia
1/06/2006 - 1/01/2010 Honorary Secretary - Hong Kong Academy of Nursing Preparatory Commitee Hong Kong Academy of Nursing Preparatory Commitee
Hong Kong
1/01/2006 -  Editorial Board - Research in Developmental Disabilities Research in Developmental Disabilities
Australia
1/01/2004 -  Editor - Nursing and Health Sciences Nursing and Health Sciences
Australia
1/08/2003 - 1/01/2010 Professor The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Nethersole School of Nursing
Hong Kong
1/01/2002 - 1/01/2009 Chair / Vice-chair Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education
Hong Kong
1/09/2001 - 1/07/2003 Associate Professor The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Nethersole School of Nursing
Hong Kong
1/01/1998 - 31/12/2000 Editorial Board - The Hong Kong Nursing Journal The Hong Kong Nursing Journal
China
1/09/1996 - 1/09/2001 Assistant Professor The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Nursing
Hong Kong
1/01/1996 - 31/12/1999 Editor - Newsletter - The Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education Newsletter - The Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education
China
1/10/1992 - 1/09/1996 Assistant Professor The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Health Sciences
Hong Kong

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 - 1/01/2013 Member International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing
United States
1/01/2011 -  Member - Executive Council Singapore Nurses Association
Singapore
1/01/2010 - 1/01/2013 Member Gerontological Society of Singapore
Singapore
1/01/2007 - 1/01/2009 Member Fu Hong Society
Hong Kong
1/01/2000 - 1/01/2011 Member Sigma Theta Tau International Honours Society - Pi Iota Chapter
Hong Kong

Awards

Honours

Year Award
2007 Master Teacher Award
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2007 Teacher of the Year 2005 / 2006
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2005 Teacher of the Year 2003/2004
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2004 Teacher of the Year 2002/2003
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2003 Teacher of the Year 2001 / 2002
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1999 Most Outstanding Teacher of the Year 1997/1998
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Award

Year Award
2013 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing
2011 First Place - Best Poster Award
National University of Singapore
2011 Best Poster Award (Nursing)
Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress
2007 Poster Commendation Award
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Technology in Nursing
Organisation: The first Red Cross/Red Crescent International Nursing Conference Description: Plenary Speaker
2014 Developing Interdisciplinary research with HNELHD and beyond: A vision for the future
Organisation: BRICs Nursing and Midwifery Research Network Nursing and Midwifery Research Seminar Description: Seminar Speaker
2014 Leadership as a driver in achieving better nursing outcome
Organisation: First International Nursing Conference 2014. Nursing Council of the Public Institutions of Higher Education Malaysia Description: Forum Speaker
2014 Evidence-based practice in Singapore
Organisation: First International Nursing Conference 2014. Nursing Council of the Public Institutions of Higher Education Malaysia Description: Plenary Speaker
2014 Asian nurses'competency for global health
Organisation: The 1st Asian Congress in Nursing Education : transforming Nursing Education for Global Health Description: Plenary speaker
2014 Developing nursing education to meet the needs of a multicultural community
Organisation: 5th International Nurse Education Conference Description: Keynote address at Conferences
2013 Advancing nursing education at the 21st Century
Organisation: 10th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, National University of Singapore Description: Plenary Speaker
2013 Sharing successful experiences in networking research
Organisation: 16th East Asia Forum for Nursing Scholars Description: Plenary Speaker
2013 Graduate and postgraduate education in infection control for nurses in Singapore and beyond
Organisation: 3rd International Congress of the Infection Control Association Description: Symposium Speaker
2013 Research development: Lesson of doctural students
Organisation: PhD Symposium, Faculty of Nursing Description: Keynote speaker
2013 Nursing Education and Nursing services for healthy population
Organisation: International Symposium: Enhancing nursing education and nursing service in ASEAN Description: Invited Speaker
2013 Develop research programmes in mental health nursing
Organisation: 24th International Nursing Research Congress Description: Invited special lecture
2013 Under One Roof
Organisation: 9th Student Medical-Nursing Education Conference Description: Plenary speaker
2013 Psychosocial research consortium to advance mental health of older people
Organisation: International Psychogeriatric Association Congress 2013 Description: Symposium speaker
2013 'Nursing Research- From idea to article'
Organisation: Singapore Society of Nephrology Description: Symposium Speaker
2013 Curriculum development of undergraduate nursing program and accreditation system in ASEAN countries
Organisation: Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University , WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Development Description: Invited Speaker
2013 Global challenges & opportunities in mental health nursing development
Organisation: Singapore Mental Health Conference Description: Panel Speaker
2013 Interprofessional collaboration
Organisation: Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress Description: Panel Speaker
2012 The burden of family caregivers for persons with dementia: The Asian perspective
Organisation: Asia-Pacific Conference on Aging (APCA) Description: Plenary speaker
2012 Is education effectively pacing practice?
Organisation: Ministry of health- Singapore Nurses Association & 16th Singapore-Malaysia Nursing Conference Description: Keynote speech
2012 Advancing nursing education a the 21st Century
Organisation: 20th Anniversary Conference of Associacao Luso-Chinesa dos Enfermeiros de Macau Description: Keynote speaker
2012 Advancing interprofessional education at NUS
Organisation: 9th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference Description: Plenary Speaker
2012 Advancing Nursing Practice- Framework for Research Development
Organisation: 2nd International Nursing Research Conference Description: Keynote speech
2012 Advancing doctural nursing programme development in Singapore
Organisation: The 15th East Asian Forum for Nursing Scholars Description: Plenary Speaker
2012 Coping, self-efficacy and quality of life of Asian Caregivers of dementia patients
Organisation: Annual Singapore Conference on Ageing, Gerontological Society Description: Plenary Speaker
2012 Nurturing nurses for the 21st Century
Organisation: Alexandra Health Forum 2012 and AH Nursing Fest Description: Plenary Speaker
2012 Emerging Trends in Nursing Education Research
Organisation: Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress Description: Plenary Speaker
2012 Building nursing and midwifery research: experience and insight from an international perspective
Organisation: Opening Ceremony of the Inaugural Nursing and Midwifery Research Network@ Hunter Medical Research Institute Description: Keynote speaker
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Chan W, Shorey S, Chong YS, He HG, Postnatal Psychoeducation Programme: Education Booklet for First Time Mothers, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Singapore, - (2012) [O1]
2012 Chan W, Edberg AK, Moyle W, The IPA Complete Guides to Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia, International Psychogeriatric Association, New York, 222 (2012) [A2]
2012 Chan W, Dementia: How to Care for Your Loved One and Yourself: a Caregiver's Guide, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 116 (2012) [A2]
2006 Chan W, Psychiatric Nursing, People's Medicine Publishing House, Beijing (2006)
2006 Chan W, The 20th Anniversary Commemorative Monograph 1985-2005, Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong (2006)
2004 Chan W, Evidence-based Nursing Education and Related Issues, Ming Pao Publications, Hong Kong (2004)
2000 Chan W, The 14th Anniversary Commemorative Monograph of the Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong (2000)
1998 Chan W, The 12th Anniversary Monograph of the Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, The Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong (1998)
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Chapter (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Chan W, 'Anxiety disorders', Perinatal Mental Health: A Clinical Guide, M&K Update Ltd, Cumbria, UK 195-208 (2012)
2011 Chan W, 'Nursing Specialisation and Advanced Practice', Celebrating 25th Anniversary ¿ Monograph 1985-2010 & Symposium Proceedings, Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong - (2011)
2008 Chan W, 'Enabling and Empowerment', Enlightening Life through the Nursing Profession, Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong - (2008)
2006 Chan W, Lopez V, 'The Second Decade of Continuing Actions 1995-2005', The 20th Anniversary Commemorative Monograph 1985-2005, People's Medicine Publishing House, Beijing 34-43 (2006)
2006 Chan W, 'Continuity of Nursing Care', Psychiatric Nursing, People's Medicine Publishing House, Beijing - (2006)
2004 Chan W, 'Continuing Nursing Education Needs for Mental Health Nurses in Hong Kong', Evidence-Based Nursing Education and Related Issues, Ming Pao Publications, Hong Kong - (2004)
2004 Chan W, Cheng BS, 'The Effects of Knowledge and Clinical Experience of Psychiatry in Nursing Students', Evidence-Based Nursing Education and Related Issues, Ming Pao Publications, Hong Kong - (2004)
2002 Chan W, 'Nursing Education Reform in Hong Kong: a look at the History', The Transition of Nursing Education: Issues and Concerns, The Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong 43-47 (2002)
2001 Chan W, Chien WT, 'Independent Learning by Implementing Contract Learning in a Clinical Context', Further Case Studies of Improving Teaching and Learning from the Action Learning Project, Action Learning Project, Hong Kong 97-110 (2001)
2000 Chan W, Twinn S, Ho M, 'Selecting a Postgraduate or Undergraduate Programme in Hong Kong: Factors to Consider', The 14th Anniversary Commemorative Monograph of the Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong 19-22 (2000)
2000 Chan W, Chien WT, 'The use of Contract Learning in Nursing Education', The 14th Anniversary Commemorative Monograph of the Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong 23-26 (2000)
1998 Chan W, 'Care of the Elderly with Mental Illness', Elderly Health and Nursing Care Practice, Laureate Book Publisher, Taiwan - (1998)
1998 Chan W, Cheng BS, Lam W, Ho M, 'The Needs and Concerns of Nurse Educators', The 12th Anniversary Monograph of the Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, The Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, Hong Kong 29-32 (1998)
1996 Chan W, 'An Action Research Study into the Development of Teacher Student Partnerships in Educating Experienced Nurses', Improving University Teaching in Hong Kong: a Selection of Interim Reports from the Action Learning Project, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong - (1996)
1996 Chan S, 'Invited keynote speaker on the development of nursing education in Hong Kong', Proceedings of the First China-Hong Kong Nursing Education Conference, Hong Kong Nurses Training & Education Foundation, Hong Kong . (1996)
1996 Chan W, Cheng BS, 'Nurses' political participation in Hong Kong: implications to nursing education', Proceedings of the First China-Hong Kong Nursing Education Conference, Hong Kong Nurses Training & Education Foundation, Hong Kong . (1996)
1996 Chan W, Qian ZM, Xiao DS, 'Stress and Arousal', Medical Psychophysiology, Jiangsu Science and Technology Publishing Company, Nanjing - (1996)
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Journal article (202 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Chan SW, 'Caesarean section and image consciousness among barriers to breast feeding for obese women.', Evid Based Nurs, 19 5 (2016)
DOI 10.1136/eb-2015-102125
2015 Tan KK, Chan SWC, Wang W, Vehviläinen-Julkunen K, 'A salutogenic program to enhance sense of coherence and quality of life for older people in the community: A feasibility randomized controlled trial and process evaluation', Patient Education and Counseling, (2015)

© 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Objective: To determine the feasibility of a salutogenesis-based self-care program on quality of life, sense of coherence, activation and resilience ... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Objective: To determine the feasibility of a salutogenesis-based self-care program on quality of life, sense of coherence, activation and resilience among older community dwellers. Methods: This is a feasibility randomized controlled trial. Sixty-four older community-dwellers were recruited from a Singapore senior activity center and randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. The intervention group attended a 12-week Resource Enhancement and Activation Program. The outcomes were assessed with the Chinese versions of World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale, Sense of Coherence, Patient Activation Measure, and Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale. Process evaluation was conducted using focus groups with the intervention group. Results: At the end of the program, the intervention group showed significant improvement in the Sense of Coherence scale and the psychological subscale of the WHO Quality of Life scale compared with the control group. Three themes emerged from the process evaluation: participation in the program, reflection on the experience, and improving the experience. Conclusion: A salutogenic self-care approach could be a potential health promotion strategy for older people. Practice implications: With improved sense of coherence and psychological aspect of quality of life, older people's self-care ability may improve, leading to better health and better quality of life.

DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2015.08.003
2015 Shorey S, Chan SW, Chong YS, He HG, 'Predictors of Maternal Parental Self-Efficacy Among Primiparas in the Early Postnatal Period.', West J Nurs Res, 37 1604-1622 (2015)
DOI 10.1177/0193945914537724
2015 Leow M, Chan S, Chan MF, 'A pilot randomized, controlled trial of the effectiveness of a psychoeducational intervention on family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer', Oncology Nursing Forum, 42 E63-E72 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 by the Oncology Nursing Society. Purpose/Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of a psychoeducational intervention, the Caring for the Caregiver Programme (CCP). Desig... [more]

© 2015 by the Oncology Nursing Society. Purpose/Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of a psychoeducational intervention, the Caring for the Caregiver Programme (CCP). Design: A pilot randomized, controlled trial, two-group pretest, and repeated post-tests. Setting: Four home hospice organizations and an outpatient clinic in Singapore. Sample: 80 caregivers were randomized into experimental and standard care groups. Methods: Outcomes were measured at baseline, week 4, and week 8 after the intervention. The standard care group received routine home hospice care, and the intervention group received the CCP in addition to routine care. Main Research Variables: Quality of life (QOL), social support, stress and depression, self-efficacy in selfcare, closeness with the patient, rewards, and knowledge. Findings: Compared to the standard care group, the intervention group reported significantly higher QOL, social support satisfaction and number of supported people, closeness with the patient, selfefficacy in self-care, rewards of caregiving, and knowledge, and lower stress and depression. Conclusions: The CCP had positive effects on family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer. Implications for Nursing: A psychoeducational intervention potentially could help caregivers cope with the demands of caregiving.

DOI 10.1188/15.ONF.E63-E72
2015 He HG, Zhu LX, Chan WCS, Liam JLW, Ko SS, Li HCW, et al., 'A mixed-method study of effects of a therapeutic play intervention for children on parental anxiety and parents' perceptions of the intervention', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 1539-1551 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To examine the effects of a therapeutic play intervention for children on parents' perioperative anxiety, the relationship between parents' and... [more]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To examine the effects of a therapeutic play intervention for children on parents' perioperative anxiety, the relationship between parents' and their children's anxiety and to explore parents' perceptions of the intervention. Background: Therapeutic play intervention was found to reduce children's perioperative anxiety. Little is known about how such an intervention for children affects their parents' anxiety. Design: A mixed method of randomized controlled trial with qualitative process evaluation was used. Methods: Ninety-five pairs of parents and children were recruited between November 2011-August 2013 and randomized into a control or an intervention group. The State Anxiety Scale for Children and the State Anxiety Scale for Adults were used to measure children's and parents' anxiety, respectively, at baseline, on surgery day and around 24 hours after surgery. Parents were interviewed about their perceptions of the intervention. Data were analysed using SPSS version 22·0 and thematic analysis. Results: There was no difference in parents' anxiety after participating with their child in the intervention compared with usual care. There were significantly positive relationships between parents' and their children's baseline anxiety and parents' postoperative anxiety and their children's pre-operative anxiety. Four themes were identified: reducing anxiety, increasing knowledge and understanding about anaesthetic procedure, the worthiness of attending the intervention and suggestions for improvement of the intervention. Conclusions: Therapeutic play intervention had no significant effect on parents' perioperative anxiety. Parents' and their children's perioperative anxiety are correlated. Parents perceived the intervention as helpful preparation for themselves and for their children undergoing elective surgery.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12623
2015 Kowitlawakul Y, Chan SWC, Pulcini J, Wang W, 'Factors influencing nursing students' acceptance of electronic health records for nursing education (EHRNE) software program', Nurse Education Today, 35 189-194 (2015)

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Health Information Technology Act (2009) in America had recommended that electronic health records (EHRs) should be f... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Health Information Technology Act (2009) in America had recommended that electronic health records (EHRs) should be fully adopted by 2014. This has urged educational institutions to prepare healthcare professionals to be competent in using electronic health records (EHRs) while they are in schools. To equip nursing students with competency in using EHRs, an electronic health record for nursing education (EHRNE) has been developed and integrated it into nursing curricula. The purposes of the study were to investigate the factors influencing nursing students' acceptance of the EHRs in nursing education using the extended Technology Acceptance Model with self-efficacy as a conceptual framework. The study is a descriptive study design using self-reported questionnaires with 212 student participants. The IBM SPSS and AMOS 22.0 were used to analyze the data. The results showed that attitude toward using the EHRNE was the most influential factor on students' acceptance. The preliminary findings suggested that to enhance the students' acceptance of the EHRNE, cultivation of a positive attitude toward using this EHR as well as increasing the perceived usefulness is very important. Also, the study's framework could be used in guiding learning health informatics and be applied to nursing students.

DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.05.010
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2015 Shorey S, Chan W-CS, Chong YS, He H-G, 'A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a postnatal psychoeducation programme on outcomes of primiparas: study protocol', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 71 193-203 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/jan.12461
Citations Web of Science - 1
2015 Jarosova D, Gurkova E, Palese A, Godeas G, Ziakova K, Song MS, et al., 'Job satisfaction and leaving intentions of midwives: Analysis of a multinational cross-sectional survey', Journal of Nursing Management, (2015)

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To investigate the relationship between turnover intentions and job satisfaction among hospital midwives from seven countries and to determine ... [more]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To investigate the relationship between turnover intentions and job satisfaction among hospital midwives from seven countries and to determine how the related variables differ between countries. Background: Studies investigating professional turnover and job satisfaction among midwives are limited in scope. Method: A cross-sectional descriptive survey was used to investigate the intended turnover and job satisfaction relationship among 1190 hospital midwives in European and Asian countries. Data were collected using a set of questionnaires that included questions regarding the leaving intentions of midwives and the McCloskey/Mueller satisfaction scale. Results: Midwives were least satisfied with their extrinsic rewards and professional opportunities and with the balance between family and work. Significant differences were found in all domains of job satisfaction according to midwives' intentions to leave their current workplace in hospital or profession of midwife, and to work abroad. Conclusion: There are some general satisfying and dissatisfying elements for the profession of midwife across different countries. Implications for nursing management: The results highlight the importance of understanding midwives' leaving intentions and related factors across different countries. To prevent midwife turnover, health-care managers should gain greater insight into the early stage of midwives' turnover intention.

DOI 10.1111/jonm.12273
2015 Poh LW, Chan SW-C, Lee CSC, Lahiri M, Mak A, Cheung PP, He H-G, 'FRI0624-HPR The Experiences of Adult Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Descriptive Qualitative Study', Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74 1327.2-1327 (2015)
DOI 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-eular.1226
2015 Lee GL, Fan GKT, Chan SWC, 'Validation of Chinese and English versions of the Holistic Well-being Scale in patients with cancer', Supportive Care in Cancer, (2015)

Objective: The study aims to examine the psychometric properties of the Holistic Well-Being Scale (HWS), a new instrument developed on the Eastern concepts of affliction, and equa... [more]

Objective: The study aims to examine the psychometric properties of the Holistic Well-Being Scale (HWS), a new instrument developed on the Eastern concepts of affliction, and equanimity in a new sample involving patients with cancer. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 300 patients with cancer in Singapore. The patients completed the HWS, WHO-5 Well-Being Index (WHO-5), and Hospital Anxiety and Depressions Scale (HADS). Thirty-two patients participated in the 2-week retest. Results: Mixed findings were obtained from the original seven-factor model in our sample: six factors had acceptable internal reliabilities (Cronbach¿s a; range, 0.657¿0.809), and construct validities were partially supported. Factor analysis suggested three factors: Blissful-self (a = 0.874), Disturbed-self (a = 0.885) and Embittered-others (a = 0.709). The novel factors demonstrated good test-retest reliability (ICC; range, 0.894¿0.930) and construct validities, which were shown by significant correlations with HADS and WHO-5 in the predicted directions. Conclusions: The present study is the first step taken to validate a scale that is essential in the development of culturally appropriate psychosocial interventions to support and promote personal well-being of cancer patients. The findings suggest that the three-factor model may be more applicable to the Singapore context, but it does not necessarily invalidate the original HWS. The results were discussed in terms of the meaning of the original HWS factors and cultural differences in coping behaviors between Singapore and Hong Kong, though both are Asian countries. The HWS could be further tested in other Asian populations as achieving holistic well-being is a common goal for patients in many cultures.

DOI 10.1007/s00520-015-2736-3
2015 Chan SWC, 'Research collaboration enhances research impact', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 21 1 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/ijn.12398
2015 Pinto JD, He HG, Chan SW, Toh PC, Esuvaranathan K, Wang W, 'Health-related quality of life and psychological well-being in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia.', J Clin Nurs, 24 511-522 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/jocn.12636
2015 Poh LW, He H-G, Lee CSC, Cheung PP, Chan W-CS, 'An integrative review of experiences of patients with rheumatoid arthritis', INTERNATIONAL NURSING REVIEW, 62 231-247 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/inr.12166
2015 Lim HA, Griva K, Yoong RKL, Chua J, Leow MQH, Chan MF, et al., 'Do caregivers of cancer patients receiving care in home hospice services have better quality of life? An exploratory investigation in Singapore', Psycho-Oncology, (2015)
DOI 10.1002/pon.3876
2015 Gao LL, Xie W, Yang X, Chan SWC, 'Effects of an interpersonal-psychotherapy-oriented postnatal programme for Chinese first-time mothers: A randomized controlled trial', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52 22-29 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effects of an interpersonal-psychotherapy-oriented postnatal psychoeducation programme on postpartum depressiv... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effects of an interpersonal-psychotherapy-oriented postnatal psychoeducation programme on postpartum depressive symptoms, social support and maternal role competence in Chinese first-time mothers. Method: A randomized, controlled trial was conducted in the postnatal unit of a regional hospital in China. The intervention consisted of a 1-h education session before discharge and one telephone follow-up within the 2 weeks after discharge from the hospital. One hundred and eighty first-time Chinese mothers were randomly assigned to the study group (n= 90) or the control group (n= 90). Outcomes of the study included symptoms of postpartum depression, social support and maternal role competence which were measured by the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, the Perceived Social Support Scale and the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale-Efficacy subscale, respectively. Results: Women receiving the postnatal psychoeducation programme had significantly fewer depressive symptoms (Mean [SD] = 7.61 [3.43] versus 8.96 [4.55]; t= -2.24; p= 0.026), higher level of social support (Mean [SD] = 65.44 [8.43] versus 61.82 [9.99]; t= 2.63; p= 0.009) and better maternal role competence (Mean [SD] = 35.87 [4.41] versus 32.79 [6.86]; t = 3.59; p< 0.001) at 6 weeks postpartum as compared with those who received routine postnatal care. Conclusion: An interpersonal-psychotherapy-oriented postnatal psychoeducation programme may have the potential to facilitate the Chinese first-time mothers' transition to motherhood. A larger trial is needed to test for therapist effects, a full economic evaluation, and whether the intervention is acceptable to staff and feasible to use in current practice.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.06.006
2015 Chng HY, He HG, Chan SWC, Liam JLW, Zhu L, Cheng KKF, 'Parents' knowledge, attitudes, use of pain relief methods and satisfaction related to their children's postoperative pain management: A descriptive correlational study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24 1630-1642 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aims and objectives: To examine parents' knowledge about and attitudes towards pain management, use of pain relief strategies and satisfaction with ... [more]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aims and objectives: To examine parents' knowledge about and attitudes towards pain management, use of pain relief strategies and satisfaction with their children's postoperative pain management, as well as the relationships among these variables. Background: Children's postoperative pain is inadequately managed worldwide. Despite increasing emphasis on parental involvement in children's postoperative pain management, few studies have examined parents' management of their child's postoperative pain in Singapore. Design: A descriptive correlational study. Methods: A convenience sample of 60 parents having 6- to 14-year-old children undergoing inpatient elective surgery in a public hospital in Singapore was recruited. Data were collected one day after each child's surgery using the Pain Management Knowledge and Attitudes questionnaire and the Parents' Use of Pain Relief Strategies questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U tests, Kruskal-Wallis tests and Spearman's rank correlation coefficient were used for data analyses. Results: Parents displayed moderate levels of knowledge, attitudes and use of pain relief methods in relation to their children's postoperative pain and pain management. They were generally satisfied with the management of their child's postoperative pain. There was significant difference in Parents' Use of Pain Relief Strategies scores between parents with and without previous experience of caring for their hospitalised child. Statistically significant positive correlations were found between parents' knowledge and attitude, knowledge and satisfaction, attitude and satisfaction, knowledge and pain relief strategies, as well as attitude and pain relief strategies. Conclusion: This study indicates the need to provide parents with more information regarding their children's postoperative pain management. Future studies are needed to develop educational interventions for parents to improve their knowledge and attitudes, which will eventually improve their use of pain relief strategies for their children. Relevance to clinical practice: Health professionals need to provide more information to equip parents with knowledge and skills regarding paediatric postoperative pain management.

DOI 10.1111/jocn.12764
2015 Liaw SY, Wong LF, Chan SWC, Ho JTY, Mordiffi SZ, Ang SBL, et al., 'Correction: Designing and evaluating an interactive multimedia web-based simulation for developing nurses' competencies in acute nursing care: Randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17 (2015) [O1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.4419
2015 Tan KK, He HG, Chan SW, Vehviläinen-Julkunen K, 'The experience of older people living independently in Singapore.', Int Nurs Rev, 62 525-535 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/inr.12200
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Ignacio J, Dolmans D, Scherpbier A, Rethans JJ, Chan S, Liaw SY, 'Comparison of standardized patients with high-fidelity simulators for managing stress and improving performance in clinical deterioration: A mixed methods study.', Nurse Educ Today, 35 1161-1168 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.05.009
2015 Lim SH, Chan SWC, He HG, 'Patients' experiences of performing self-care of stomas in the initial postoperative period', Cancer Nursing, 38 185-193 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. With the loss of an important bodily function and the distortion in body image, a stoma patient experiences physical, psychological, and social... [more]

© 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. With the loss of an important bodily function and the distortion in body image, a stoma patient experiences physical, psychological, and social changes. With limited current studies exploring experiences of patients in the management of their stoma, there is a need to explore their experiences, their needs, and factors that influence their self-management. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate patients' experiences of performing self-care of stomas in the initial postoperative period. Methods: This study adopted a descriptive qualitative approach from the interpretive paradigm. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 12 patients 1 month postoperatively in a colorectal ward in a hospital in Singapore. Thematic analysis was applied to the interview data. Results: Five themes were identified: process of acceptance and self-management of stoma, physical limitations, psychological reactions, social support, and need for timely and sufficient stoma preparation and education. Conclusions: This study highlights the importance of health professionals' role in helping patients adjust preoperatively and postoperatively and accept the presence of a stoma. Health professionals need to be aware of the physical, psychological, and social impact of stoma on patients in the initial 30-day postoperative period.

DOI 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000158
Citations Web of Science - 1
2015 Zhang M, Peng L, Liu W, Wen Y, Wu X, Zheng M, et al., 'Physical and psychological predictors of quality of life in Chinese colorectal cancer patients during chemotherapy', Cancer Nursing, 38 312-321 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Background: Maintaining quality of life (QOL) during chemotherapy is a critical aspect of cancer treatment. Instruments ha... [more]

© 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Background: Maintaining quality of life (QOL) during chemotherapy is a critical aspect of cancer treatment. Instruments have been developed to assess symptom distress, self-efficacy, anxiety, depression, and other factors impacting QOL during cancer treatment, but Chinese versions have become available only recently. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify factors predictive of QOL during chemotherapy in Chinese colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Methods: Patients completed Chinese versions of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, MD Anderson Symptom Inventory (a measure of symptom distress), Stanford Inventory of Cancer Patient Adjustment (a measure of self-efficacy), and Functional Assessment of Cancer Treatment-General (a measure of QOL) before and after 3 and 6 months of chemotherapy. Results: Of 152 consecutive CRC patients (men/women, 98/54; mean age, 53.3 ± 11.3 years, 25-75 years; stage II/III, 59/93), 121 completed all questionnaires (79.6%). Self-efficacy dimensions "communication," "activity management," "personal management," and "affective management" improved progressively over 6 months (all P <.05). Fatigue, nausea, lack of appetite, disturbed sleep, and vomiting peaked at 3 months and declined thereafter (P <.05). Patients who are younger than 60 years, are male, and with stage II CRC exhibited higher 3-and 6-month QOL scores (all P <.05). Multiple regression identified self-efficacy, anxiety, and symptom distress as independent predictors of QOL at 6 months. Conclusions: Enhanced self-efficacy, reduced symptom distress, and lower general anxiety would improve QOL during chemotherapy for CRC patients. Implications for Practice: These instruments can help identify CRC patients at risk of low QOL for additional psychotherapy or specific treatment modifications.

DOI 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000190
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Shorey S, Chan SWC, Chong YS, He HG, 'Perceptions of primiparas on a postnatal psychoeducation programme: The process evaluation', Midwifery, 31 155-163 (2015) [C1]

© 2014. Objective: to explore the perceptions of primiparas on the contents, delivery and personal impact of postnatal psychoeducation programme. Design and settings: a descripti... [more]

© 2014. Objective: to explore the perceptions of primiparas on the contents, delivery and personal impact of postnatal psychoeducation programme. Design and settings: a descriptive qualitative study was conducted in a public tertiary hospital in Singapore in 2013. Participants: 18 primiparas who were able to read and speak English were recruited from the intervention group of a randomised controlled trial. Measurements: a semi-structured interview guide was used to interview participants' perceptions on a postnatal psychoeducation programme at participants' home, which was developed based on the principles of self-efficacy and social exchange theories, between six and nine weeks post partum. The programme comprised of a 90-minute home visit, three weekly telephone follow-up and an educational booklet. Findings: the qualitative interviews revealed that the participants faced many challenges such as negative emotions and difficulties in breast feeding and support issues in the early postpartum period especially after the hospital discharge. However, all the participants in the intervention group perceived the postnatal psychoeducation programme to be helpful in increasing their confidence in newborn care, fostering help-seeking behaviour, improving emotional well-being and increasing their knowledge in newborn and self-care as well as in breast feeding. Suggestions for programme improvements included more home visits, more telephone follow-up and web-based psychoeducation as well as recommending postnatal psychoeducation programme to be offered as a routine care. Overall, there was a high satisfaction and acceptability with the programme. Conclusions: our findings indicate that the programme is beneficial for maternal well-being and confidence in maternal roles and, therefore, is promising to be introduced to the multiracial primiparas in Singapore. Implications for practice: the challenges mothers experience during the postnatal period suggest that it would be worthwhile to devote more resources in providing follow-up support to the mothers in the early postpartum period. Midwives could incorporate a self-efficacy enhancing intervention with a family-centred approach to enable women to have a smooth transition to motherhood.

DOI 10.1016/j.midw.2014.08.001
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2015 Zhu J, Hong-Gu H, Zhou X, Wei H, Gao Y, Ye B, et al., 'Pain relief effect of breast feeding and music therapy during heel lance for healthy-term neonates in China: A randomized controlled trial', Midwifery, 31 365-372 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Objectives: to test the effectiveness of breast feeding (BF), music therapy (MT), and combined breast feeding and music therapy (BF+MT) on pain relief in hea... [more]

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Objectives: to test the effectiveness of breast feeding (BF), music therapy (MT), and combined breast feeding and music therapy (BF+MT) on pain relief in healthy-term neonates during heel lance. Design: randomised controlled trial. Setting: in the postpartum unit of one university-affiliated hospital in China from August 2013 to February 2014. Participants: among 288 healthy-term neonates recruited, 250 completed the trial. All neonates were undergoing heel lancing for metabolic screening, were breast fed, and had not been fed for the previous 30 minutes. Interventions: all participants were randomly assigned into four groups - BF, MT, BF+MT, and no intervention - with 72 neonates in each group. Neonates in the control group received routine care. Neonates in the other three intervention groups received corresponding interventions five minutes before the heel lancing and throughout the whole procedure. Measurements: Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS), latency to first cry, and duration of first crying. Findings: mean changes in NIPS scores from baseline over time was dependent on the interventions given. Neonates in the BF and combined BF+MT groups had significantly longer latency to first cry, shorter duration of first crying, and lower pain mean score during and one minute after heel lance, compared to the other two groups. No significant difference in pain response was found between BF groups with or without music therapy. The MT group did not achieve a significantly reduced pain response in all outcome measures. Conclusions: BF could significantly reduce pain response in healthy-term neonates during heel lance. MT did not enhance the effect of pain relief of BF. Implications for practice: healthy-term neonates should be breast fed to alleviate pain during heel lance. There is no need for the additional input of classical music on breast feeding in clinic to relieve procedural pain. Nurses should encourage breast feeding to relieve pain during heel lance.

DOI 10.1016/j.midw.2014.11.001
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 He HG, Zhu L, Chan WCS, Xiao C, Klainin-Yobas P, Wang W, et al., 'A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of an educational intervention on outcomes of parents and their children undergoing inpatient elective surgery: Study protocol', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 665-675 (2015) [C3]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To report a study protocol that tests the effectiveness of an educational intervention on outcomes of parents and their children who undergo in... [more]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To report a study protocol that tests the effectiveness of an educational intervention on outcomes of parents and their children who undergo inpatient elective surgery. Background: Inadequate children's postoperative pain management remains a global problem. Parents are required to be involved in their child's pain assessment and management, yet they often lack relevant knowledge and skills. Education is an effective strategy for enhancing a person's knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. However, few studies have examined its effectiveness in parents and their children undergoing inpatient elective surgery. Design: Randomized controlled trial and embedded qualitative process evaluation. Methods: One hundred and sixty-two pairs of participants (each comprised of one parent and his/her child undergoing inpatient elective surgery) will be recruited (protocol approved in January 2013). Participants will be randomized to either a Control group (routine care), an Intervention group 1 (routine care and an educational intervention with face-to-face teaching), or an Intervention group 2 (routine care and an educational intervention without face-to-face teaching). Outcome measures will include parents' knowledge, attitude and behaviour related to postoperative pain management; their child's postoperative pain; and parents' satisfaction with their child's pain management at baseline and around 6, 12 and 24 hours after the operation. Discussion: A standardized educational intervention protocol and detailed study procedure have been developed in this study to improve parents' knowledge, attitude and behaviour related to postoperative pain management and reduce their child's postoperative pain.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12521
Citations Web of Science - 1
2015 Shorey S, Chan SWC, Chong YS, He HG, 'A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a postnatal psychoeducation programme on self-efficacy, social support and postnatal depression among primiparas', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 1260-1273 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To examine the effectiveness of a postnatal psychoeducation programme in enhancing maternal self-efficacy and social support and reducing postn... [more]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To examine the effectiveness of a postnatal psychoeducation programme in enhancing maternal self-efficacy and social support and reducing postnatal depression among primiparas. Background: Primiparas experience various challenges during the early postnatal period with low self-efficacy, depression and lack of social support. Support in the form of postnatal educational programmes is needed to improve these outcomes of primiparas. Design: A randomized controlled two-group pre-test-post-test design was adopted. Methods: Data were collected from June-December 2012 in a public hospital in Singapore from 122 primiparas, who were randomly assigned to the intervention (n = 61) or control group (n = 61). The intervention group received postnatal psychoeducation programme and routine care while the control group received routine care only. The Maternal Parental Self-Efficacy scale, Perinatal Infant Care Social Support scale and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale were used to measure outcomes of maternal parental self-efficacy, social support and postnatal depression. The mean percentage changes of all three outcome variables from baseline to 6 and 12 weeks postpartum between groups were used when performing repeated measures multivariate analysis of covariance. Results: The intervention group had significantly higher scores of maternal parental self-efficacy and social support and lower scores of postnatal depression at 6 and 12 weeks postpartum when compared with the control group. Conclusion: The postnatal psychoeducation programme was effective in improving maternal outcomes and hence could be introduced as routine care with ongoing evaluation in the postnatal period. Future studies could focus on the effects of this programme on other populations.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12590
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Chien WT, Chan SW, Yeung FK, Chiu HF, Ng BF, 'Perceived stigmatisation of patients with mental illness and its psychosocial correlates: a prospective cohort study.', Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, 21 Suppl 2 27-31 (2015)
2015 Browne G, Lakeman R, O'Brien AP, Chan S, 'Service users on interview panels in mental health', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24 281-282 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/inm.12115
Co-authors Graeme Browne, Tony Obrien
2015 Goh YS, Lee A, Chan SWC, Chan MF, 'Profiling nurses' job satisfaction, acculturation, work environment, stress, cultural values and coping abilities: A cluster analysis', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 21 443-452 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. This study aimed to determine whether definable profiles existed in a cohort of nursing staff with regard to demographic characteristics, jo... [more]

© 2014 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. This study aimed to determine whether definable profiles existed in a cohort of nursing staff with regard to demographic characteristics, job satisfaction, acculturation, work environment, stress, cultural values and coping abilities. A survey was conducted in one hospital in Singapore from June to July 2012, and 814 full-time staff nurses completed a self-report questionnaire (89% response rate). Demographic characteristics, job satisfaction, acculturation, work environment, perceived stress, cultural values, ways of coping and intention to leave current workplace were assessed as outcomes. The two-step cluster analysis revealed three clusters. Nurses in cluster 1 (n=222) had lower acculturation scores than nurses in cluster 3. Cluster 2 (n=362) was a group of younger nurses who reported higher intention to leave (22.4%), stress level and job dissatisfaction than the other two clusters. Nurses in cluster 3 (n=230) were mostly Singaporean and reported the lowest intention to leave (13.0%). Resources should be allocated to specifically address the needs of younger nurses and hopefully retain them in the profession. Management should focus their retention strategies on junior nurses and provide a work environment that helps to strengthen their intention to remain in nursing by increasing their job satisfaction.

DOI 10.1111/ijn.12318
Citations Scopus - 2
2015 Liaw SY, Wong LF, Chan SWC, Ho JTY, Mordiffi SZ, Ang SBL, et al., 'Designing and evaluating an interactive multimedia web-based simulation for developing nurses' competencies in acute nursing care: Randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17 e5 (2015) [C1]

Background: Web-based learning is becoming an increasingly important instructional tool in nursing education. Multimedia advancements offer the potential for creating authentic nu... [more]

Background: Web-based learning is becoming an increasingly important instructional tool in nursing education. Multimedia advancements offer the potential for creating authentic nursing activities for developing nursing competency in clinical practice. Objective: This study aims to describe the design, development, and evaluation of an interactive multimedia Web-based simulation for developing nurses' competencies in acute nursing care. Methods: Authentic nursing activities were developed in a Web-based simulation using a variety of instructional strategies including animation video, multimedia instructional material, virtual patients, and online quizzes. A randomized controlled study was conducted on 67 registered nurses who were recruited from the general ward units of an acute care tertiary hospital. Following a baseline evaluation of all participants' clinical performance in a simulated clinical setting, the experimental group received 3 hours of Web-based simulation and completed a survey to evaluate their perceptions of the program. All participants were re-tested for their clinical performances using a validated tool. Results: The clinical performance posttest scores of the experimental group improved significantly (P<.001) from the pretest scores after the Web-based simulation. In addition, compared to the control group, the experimental group had significantly higher clinical performance posttest scores (P<.001) after controlling the pretest scores. The participants from the experimental group were satisfied with their learning experience and gave positive ratings for the quality of the Web-based simulation. Themes emerging from the comments about the most valuable aspects of the Web-based simulation include relevance to practice, instructional strategies, and fostering problem solving. Conclusions: Engaging in authentic nursing activities using interactive multimedia Web-based simulation can enhance nurses' competencies in acute care. Web-based simulations provide a promising educational tool in institutions where large groups of nurses need to be trained in acute nursing care and accessibility to repetitive training is essential for achieving long-term retention of clinical competency.

DOI 10.2196/jmir.3853
2015 Lim SH, Chan SWC, Lai JH, He HG, 'A randomized controlled trial examining the effectiveness of a STOMA psychosocial intervention programme on the outcomes of colorectal patients with a stoma: Study protocol', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 1310-1323 (2015) [C3]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aims: To report a study protocol that evaluates the effects of a psychosocial intervention on patients with a newly formed stoma. Background: With t... [more]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aims: To report a study protocol that evaluates the effects of a psychosocial intervention on patients with a newly formed stoma. Background: With the loss of a significant body function and distorted body image, stoma patients experience physical, psychological and social challenges. Nurses have an important role in helping patients' make a smooth transition to living with their stoma. Limited studies have examined the effects of psychosocial interventions on improving stoma-related health outcomes. Design: A randomized controlled trial is planned. Methods: Eighty-four patients with newly formed stoma in a tertiary hospital in Singapore (Research Ethics Committee approval obtained in January 2013) will be recruited. Participants will be randomly assigned to either a control group who receive routine care or an intervention group who receive STOMA psychosocial intervention besides routine care. Outcome variables include stoma care self-efficacy, days to stoma proficiency, length of hospital stay, acceptance of stoma, anxiety and depression and quality of life. Data will be collected at four time points: before randomization and intervention (baseline), on the day of discharge (mid-intervention), at 4¿weeks after discharge (postintervention 1) and at 4¿months after discharge (postintervention 2). Discussion: This study will develop a psychosocial intervention programme, which may improve patients' stoma-related outcomes. The findings will provide direction to health professionals about education and the type of support that could be offered to patients concerning stoma care in the hospital setting, which will eventually improve their quality of life.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12595
2015 He HG, Zhu L, Chan SWC, Liam JLW, Li HCW, Ko S, et al., 'Therapeutic play intervention on children's perioperative anxiety, negative emotional manifestation and postoperative pain: A randomized controlled trial', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 1032-1043 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To examine if therapeutic play intervention could reduce perioperative anxiety, negative emotional manifestation and postoperative pain in chil... [more]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To examine if therapeutic play intervention could reduce perioperative anxiety, negative emotional manifestation and postoperative pain in children undergoing inpatient elective surgery. Background: Children undergoing surgery commonly experience anxiety and postoperative pain and exhibit negative emotional manifestations. Previous studies have shown inconsistent conclusions about the influence of therapeutic play on children's perioperative anxiety, negative emotional manifestation and postoperative pain. Design: A randomized controlled trial was used. Methods: Suitable children were recruited from November 2011-August 2013. They were randomized to receive either routine care (control group, n¿=¿47) or a 1-hour therapeutic play intervention (experimental group, n¿=¿48). Children's state anxiety, negative emotional manifestations and postoperative pain were measured at baseline, on the day of surgery and around 24¿hours after surgery. Repeated measures analysis of covariance (ancova) and univariate ancova adjusting for all possible confounding factors were used in the data analysis. Results: The time effect of state anxiety was significant, but no group and interaction (group x time) effects between the control and experimental groups were found. Compared with the control group, children in the experimental group demonstrated significantly lower scores of negative emotional manifestations prior to anaesthesia induction and postoperative pain. Conclusions: Therapeutic play intervention is effective in reducing negative emotional manifestations before anaesthesia induction and in reducing postoperative pain in children undergoing inpatient elective surgery. These results suggest that it is useful to give children with therapeutic play intervention prior to inpatient elective surgery.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12608
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2015 Liaw SY, Palham S, Chan SWC, Wong LF, Lim FP, 'Using simulation learning through academic-practice partnership to promote transition to clinical practice: A qualitative evaluation', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 1044-1054 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To explore the effect of an innovative simulation education programme on nursing students' transition-to-practice experiences. Background: Acad... [more]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To explore the effect of an innovative simulation education programme on nursing students' transition-to-practice experiences. Background: Academic-practice partnership is emerging as an important vehicle for improving nursing students' transition-to-practice. Using existing university resources, academic educators and alumni developed an innovative simulation educational programme known as the Simulated Professional Learning Environment (SIMPLE) to align the educational process with the realities of nursing practice. Educators and alumni collaborated to create and facilitate 15¿hours of simulation sessions that comprised the learning platform for the SIMPLE programme. Design: This was a descriptive qualitative study. Method: Focus groups were conducted in 2012 with 22 final-year nursing students completing their transition-to-practice clinical practicum. The interview transcripts were analysed using content analysis. Results: Three themes were identified from the analysis: 'experiencing the role of staff nurse'; 'knowing how to'; and 'learning from the 'seniors'. Experiencing the role of staff nurse in the programme showed the nursing students what to expect and how to prepare for their roles. Knowing how to focus on holistic patient care, manage 'difficult' clients and communicate with other healthcare professionals were the learning outcomes gained from the programme. Learning from the 'seniors' about hospital work processes positively influenced the nurses' transition-to-practice experiences. Conclusion: This study provides support for introducing the simulation education programme as an enhancement during nursing students' final year to improve their transition-to-practice experiences. A stronger collaborative relationship between academic educators and practising nurses could be further fostered by expanding this learning platform.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12585
2015 He HG, Zhu L, Chan SWC, Klainin-Yobas P, Wang W, 'The Effectiveness of Therapeutic Play Intervention in Reducing Perioperative Anxiety, Negative Behaviors, and Postoperative Pain in Children Undergoing Elective Surgery: A Systematic Review', Pain Management Nursing, 16 425-439 (2015)

© 2015 American Society for Pain Management Nursing. Children undergoing surgical procedures commonly experience stress and anxiety, exhibit negative behaviors, and complain of p... [more]

© 2015 American Society for Pain Management Nursing. Children undergoing surgical procedures commonly experience stress and anxiety, exhibit negative behaviors, and complain of postoperative pain. Parents also experience anxiety when their children undergo surgery. Therapeutic play intervention has been used to prepare hospitalized children for invasive medical procedures for decades. However, there has been no systematic review to examine the effectiveness of therapeutic play intervention for improving children's health-related outcomes such as perioperative anxiety and postoperative pain. The aim of this review was to synthesize current empirical evidence on the effectiveness of therapeutic play intervention in reducing perioperative anxiety, negative behaviors, and postoperative pain in children undergoing elective surgery and in reducing their parents' perioperative anxiety. Systematic searches of electronic databases of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, PubMed, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Scopus, and Web of Science and screening of the reference lists of included articles from these databases identified studies on the topic. Relevant studies were methodologically assessed and appraised by two independent reviewers using the Joanna Briggs Institute Meta-Analysis of Statistics Assessment and Review Instrument. Six studies were identified. The outcome measurements were heterogeneous across all six studies. These studies had conflicting outcomes regarding the effectiveness of therapeutic play intervention in children's perioperative anxiety, negative behaviors, and postoperative pain. Two studies showed that the intervention significantly reduced parents' preoperative anxiety. The current empirical evidence on the effectiveness of therapeutic play intervention in children's perioperative anxiety, negative behaviors, and postoperative pain is inconclusive. More studies on the effectiveness of therapeutic play intervention using rigorous designs and involving parents are needed.

DOI 10.1016/j.pmn.2014.08.011
Citations Web of Science - 2
2015 Klainin-Yobas P, Koh KWL, Ambhore AA, Chai P, Chan SWC, He HG, 'A study protocol of a randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy of a symptom self-management programme for people with acute myocardial infarction', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 1299-1309 (2015) [C3]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To report a study protocol of a randomized controlled trial examining if a symptom self-management programme helps patients with acute myocardi... [more]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To report a study protocol of a randomized controlled trial examining if a symptom self-management programme helps patients with acute myocardial infarction self-manage their physical and psychological symptoms. Background: In addition to physical conditions, people with acute myocardial infarction often experience psychological symptoms. However, there is limited empirical evidence on how to help individuals self-manage these psychological symptoms. Design: A single-blinded, randomized controlled trial is proposed. Methods: A convenience sample of 90 will be recruited. Eligible participants will be adult patients with acute myocardial infarction hospitalized at a tertiary hospital in Singapore. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of the three treatment groups: Intervention 1 and standard care (n = 30), Intervention 2 and standard care (n = 30) and standard care alone (n = 30). Data will be collected by self-reported questionnaires, physiological measures and open-ended questions. Quantitative data will be analysed by descriptive statistics, t-test, analysis of covariance and repeated measures analysis of variance. Open-ended questions will be analysed by content analysis. Discussion: This study will identify a potentially efficacious symptom self-management programme for patients with acute myocardial infarction. If the efficacy of the programme is demonstrated, the programme can be integrated into hospital services to improve patient care. A new teaching method (virtual reality-based teaching) and new teaching materials (virtual reality videos and relaxation videos) derived from this study can be offered to patients. Future research with larger samples and multi-centre recruitment can be undertaken to further test the efficacy of the interventions.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12594
2014 Chan SW, Chan MF, Lee S-Y, Henderson A, 'Nurses learning in the workplace: a comparison of workplace attributes in acute care settings in Australia and Singapore (Retracted article. See vol. 61, pg. 295, 2014)', INTERNATIONAL NURSING REVIEW, 61 82-89 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/inr.12062
Citations Web of Science - 1
2014 Chien WT, Chan ZCY, Chan SWC, 'Testing the psychometric properties of a chinese version of the level of expressed emotion scale', The Scientific World Journal, 2014 (2014) [C1]

This study tested the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the level of expressed emotion scale in Hong Kong Chinese patients with severe mental illness and their famil... [more]

This study tested the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the level of expressed emotion scale in Hong Kong Chinese patients with severe mental illness and their family caregivers. First, the semantic equivalence with the original English version and test-retest reliability at 2-week interval of the Chinese version was examined. After that, the reproducibility, construct validity, and internal consistency of the Chinese version were tested. The Chinese version indicated good semantic equivalence with the English version (kappa values = 0.76-0.95 and ICC = 0.81-0.92), test-retest reliability (r = 0.89-0.95, P<0.01), and internal consistency (Cronbach's = 0.86-0.92). Among 262 patients with severe mental illness and their caregivers, the 50-item Chinese version had substantial loadings on one of the four factors identified (intrusiveness/hostility, attitude towards patient, tolerance, and emotional involvement), accounting for 71.8% of the total variance of expressed emotion. In confirmatory factor analysis, the identified four-factor model showed the best fit based on all fit indices (¿2/df = 1.93, P=0.75; AGFI = 0.96; TLI = 1.02; RMSEA = 0.031; WRMR = 0.78) to the collected data. The four-factor Chinese version also indicated a good concurrent validity with significant correlations with family functioning (r = -0.54) and family burden (r = 0.49) and a satisfactory reproducibility over six months (intraclass correlation coefficient of 0.90). The mean scores of the overall and subscale of the Chinese version in patients with unipolar disorder were higher than in other illness groups (schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, and bipolar disorder; P<0.01). The Chinese version demonstrates sound psychometric properties to measure families' expressed emotion in Chinese patients with severe mental illness, which are found varied across countries. © 2014 Wai Tong Chien et al.

DOI 10.1155/2014/905950
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Leow MQH, Chan M-F, Chan SWC, 'Predictors of Change in Quality of Life of Family Caregivers of Patients Near the End of Life With Advanced Cancer', CANCER NURSING, 37 391-400 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000101
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2014 He HG, Zhu L, Saw SK, LWJ L, HCW L, WCS C, 'The Effectiveness Of A Therapeutic Play Intervention On Children¿s Perioperative Anxiety And Postoperative Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial', Value in Health, 17 A224-A224 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.jval.2014.03.1311
2014 Kowitlawakul Y, Chan SWC, Wang L, Wang W, 'Exploring faculty perceptions towards electronic health records for nursing education', INTERNATIONAL NURSING REVIEW, 61 499-506 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/inr.12141
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 TAY Hui L, HE Hong-Gu, Lau LST, TAY Kwang H, Tsen MLM, Chan SWC, 'Research in brief -- The experiences of older adults with chronic low back pain: A descriptive qualitative study.', SINGAPORE NURS J, 41 45-47 (2014) [C2]
2014 Wee CYH, Chan SWC, Cheung LI WH, Liam JLW, HE Hong-Gu, 'Research in brief - A pilot study of the effectiveness of therapeutic play intervention on outcomes of children undergoing inpatient elective surgery.', SINGAPORE NURS J, 41 35-37 (2014) [C2]
2014 Tan KK, Chan S, 'Editorial', Singapore Nursing Journal, 41 2-3 (2014) [C3]
2014 Pinto JDO, He H-G, Chan S, Toh PC, Esuvaranathan K, Wang W, 'Research in brief - Health-related quality of life and psychological well-being in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia in Singapore', Singapore Nursing Journal, 41 39-42 (2014) [C2]
2014 Agustinus S, Sally, Emily, 'Research in brief - Attitudes of nurses in Singapore towards palliative care', Singapore Nursing Journal, 41 33-36 (2014) [C2]
2014 Ong AYJ, He H-G, Tsen LM, Tay KH, Chan S, 'Research in brief - A cross-sectional study of quality of life, pain intensity, psychological wellbeing and functional status of patients with chronic low back pain in Singapore', Singapore Nursing Journal, 41 37-38 (2014) [C2]
2014 Liaw SY, Zhou WT, Lau TC, Siau C, Chan SW-C, 'An interprofessional communication training using simulation to enhance safe care for a deteriorating patient', NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 34 259-264 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.02.019
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 6
2014 Zhu J, Chan WCS, Zhou X, Ye B, He H-G, 'Predictors of breast feeding self-efficacy among Chinese mothers: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey', MIDWIFERY, 30 705-711 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.midw.2013.12.008
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Ong SF, Chan W-CS, Shorey S, Chong YS, Klainin-Yobas P, He H-G, 'Postnatal experiences and support needs of first-time mothers in Singapore: A descriptive qualitative study', MIDWIFERY, 30 772-778 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.midw.2013.09.004
Citations Web of Science - 3
2014 He HG, Zhu L, Li HCW, Wang W, Vehvilainen-Julkunen K, Chan SWC, 'A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a therapeutic play intervention on outcomes of children undergoing inpatient elective surgery: study protocol', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 70 431-442 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/jan.12234
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
2014 Li Z-K, You L-M, Lin H-S, Chan SW-C, 'The career success scale in nursing: psychometric evidence to support the Chinese version', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 70 1194-1203 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/jan.12285
2014 Chan SWC, Li Z, Klainin-Yobas P, Ting S, Chan MF, Eu PW, 'Effectiveness of a peer-led self-management programme for people with schizophrenia: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 1425-1435 (2014) [C3]

Aim: To determine the effectiveness of a peer-led self-management programme for people with schizophrenia in reducing psychotic symptom severity, hospital readmission and psychiat... [more]

Aim: To determine the effectiveness of a peer-led self-management programme for people with schizophrenia in reducing psychotic symptom severity, hospital readmission and psychiatric consultation and in enhancing cognition, empowerment, functioning level, medication adherence, perceived recovery, quality of life and social support. Background: Several self-management programmes have been developed to empower patients with severe mental illness in achieving recovery. Research suggests that peer-led self-management programmes have positive effects on patient recovery. However, the existing evidence is inconclusive, due to a lack of credible evidence and long-term follow-up evaluations. Design: A stratified randomized controlled trial will be conducted at six community mental health rehabilitation centres Methods: A sample of 242 adults with schizophrenia will be recruited. A peer-led self-management programme, comprising six 2-hour sessions, will be implemented in the intervention group and a standard rehabilitation programme in the control group. Outcomes will be measured at baseline, postintervention and at the 6- and 12-month follow-ups. The measures will include cognition, empowerment, functioning level, medication adherence, perceived recovery, quality of life, social support, symptom severity, hospital readmission and psychiatric consultation. A mixed effects model will be used to analyse the results. Semi-structured interviews will be conducted to explore the peer-trainers' and participants' perspectives on the programme. Research Ethics Committee approval was obtained in December 2011 and funding was obtained in January 2012. Conclusion: This study will provide evidence on the effectiveness of a peer-led self-management programme for patient recovery. It will identify a clinically useful and potentially effective intervention that incorporates empowerment concept. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12306
2014 Griva K, Yu Z, Chan S, Krisnasamy T, Yamin RBA, Zakaria FB, et al., 'Age is not a contraindication to home-based dialysis - Quality-of-Life outcomes favour older patients on peritoneal dialysis regimes relative to younger patients', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 1902-1914 (2014)

Aim: To compare Quality of Life, anxiety and depression between older (=65 years) and younger (<65 years) patients across automated peritoneal dialysis and continuous ambulatory p... [more]

Aim: To compare Quality of Life, anxiety and depression between older (=65 years) and younger (<65 years) patients across automated peritoneal dialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Background: There is a lack of studies as to whether the different peritoneal dialysis modalities confer similar outcomes in older and younger patients. Design: Cross-sectional. Methods: A total of 201 patients completed the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short-Form, World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument, Short Form and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Comorbidity and biochemical values were abstracted from medical records. Results: Older patients reported significantly better quality of life than younger patients in the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short-Form effects of kidney disease and patient satisfaction and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument overall Quality-of-Life/health despite worse clinical profile. Quality of life outcomes were comparable between automated peritoneal dialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis with the exception of the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short-Form symptoms in favour of automated peritoneal dialysis. Levels of anxiety and depression were equivalent for older and younger patients across peritoneal dialysis modalities. The observed quality-of-life advantages for older patients persisted after case-mix adjustments and extended to more quality-of-life domains and depression and anxiety. Conclusion: Our findings of superior quality of life in patients aged = 65 support the expansion of peritoneal dialysis use in older patients. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12355
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Wang W, Lopez V, Chow A, Chan SWC, Cheng KKF, He HG, 'A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a self-help psychoeducation programme on outcomes of outpatients with coronary heart disease: Study protocol', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 2932-2941 (2014) [C3]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To develop and examine the effectiveness of a home-based self-help psychoeducation programme on health-related quality of life, stress level, a... [more]

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To develop and examine the effectiveness of a home-based self-help psychoeducation programme on health-related quality of life, stress level, anxiety and depression symptoms, self-efficacy, cardiac risk factors and health service use of outpatients with coronary heart disease. Background: Hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes have been shown to improve, effectively, the quality of life of patients with coronary heart disease. However, a majority of these patients do not participate in these programmes, while those who do enrol in these programmes fail to complete the programmes. Design: Randomized controlled trial with repeated measures. Methods: This study was approved and received the grant in July 2013. A convenience sample of 128 coronary heart disease outpatients will be recruited from a tertiary hospital in Singapore. Participants are randomly assigned to the 4-week experimental group and will participate in the programme or the control group who will not participate in the programme. The outcome measures include the: 12-item Short Form Health Survey, Perceived Stress Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and General Self-Efficacy Scale. Data will be collected at baseline, then 4 and 16 weeks from baseline. At the end, a process evaluation will be conducted to assess the acceptability, strengths and weaknesses of our programme based on the participants' perspectives. Discussion: Our programme offers coronary heart disease patients an additional option to the existing cardiac rehabilitative services in Singapore hospitals. It aims to help them manage their disease effectively by reducing cardiac risk factors and improve their health-related quality of life and psychological well-being.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12397
2014 See MTA, Chan W-CS, Huggan PJ, Tay YK, Liaw SY, 'Effectiveness of a patient education intervention in enhancing the self-efficacy of hospitalized patients to recognize and report acute deteriorating conditions', PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, 97 122-127 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2014.07.003
2014 Wang W, Chan S, He HG, 'Developing and testing a mobile application programme to support self-management in patients with stable angina: A feasibility study protocol', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 201 241-248 (2014) [C3]

This study aims to develop and test the feasibility of a 12-week Mobile Application Programme (M.A.P.) to support self-management in cardiac patients with stable angina. A Mobile ... [more]

This study aims to develop and test the feasibility of a 12-week Mobile Application Programme (M.A.P.) to support self-management in cardiac patients with stable angina. A Mobile Application Programme will be developed by the study team. A pilot randomized controlled trial will be adopted to examine the feasibility and potential effectiveness of the M.A.P. A convenience sample of 40 stable angina patients recruited from the National University Heart Centre will be randomly assigned either to the 12-week M.A.P. intervention group or the control group. Data will be collected at baseline, at the 4th and 12th week of the programme. At the end of the intervention period, a process evaluation will be conducted to further assess the acceptability, usability, strengths and weaknesses of the M.A.P. intervention based on the participants' perspectives. All quantitative data obtained will be analysed using IBM SPSS 21.0, while content analysis will be used for qualitative datasets. © 2014 The authors and IOS Press.

DOI 10.3233/978-1-61499-415-2-241
2014 Shorey S, Chan SW-C, Chong YS, He H-G, 'Maternal parental self-efficacy in newborn care and social support needs in Singapore: a correlational study', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 23 2272-2283 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/jocn.12507
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2014 Wong EM-L, Chair S-Y, Leung DYP, Chan SW-C, 'Can a brief educational intervention improve sleep and anxiety outcomes for emergency orthopaedic surgical patients?', CONTEMPORARY NURSE, 47 132-143 (2014) [C1]
2014 Wong EM, Chair SY, Leung DY, Chan SW, 'Can a brief educational intervention improve sleep and anxiety outcomes for emergency orthopaedic surgical patients?', Contemp Nurse, (2014)
DOI 10.5172/conu.2013.4292
2014 Liaw SY, Chan SW, Chen FG, Hooi SC, Siau C, 'Comparison of virtual patient simulation with mannequin-based simulation for improving clinical performances in assessing and managing clinical deterioration: randomized controlled trial.', Journal of medical Internet research, 16 e214 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.3322
Citations Scopus - 3
2014 Lau Y, Chow A, Chan S, Wang W, 'Fear of intimacy with helping professionals and its impact on elderly Chinese', Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 14 474-480 (2014)

Aim: The present study aimed to investigate the attitudes of Chinese older adults toward seeking help from healthcare professionals, and its impact on their self-care ability and ... [more]

Aim: The present study aimed to investigate the attitudes of Chinese older adults toward seeking help from healthcare professionals, and its impact on their self-care ability and medication adherence. Methods: A cross-sectional study using a questionnaire survey was carried out. A convenience sample of 301 older adults was recruited from six health centers in Macao, People's Republic of China. The Chinese versions of Fear of Intimacy with Helping Professionals (C-FIHP), Exercise of Self-care Agency (C-ESCA) and Morisky 4-Item Self-Report Measure of Medication-Taking Behavior (C-MMAS) were used to measure the study variables. Results: Chinese older adults who were married and had comorbidity with arthritis showed significantly negative attitudes toward seeking help form healthcare professional than those who were not married (P<0.05) and did not have arthritis (P<0.01). There are significant negative correlations between C-FIHP with C-ESCA (P<0.01) and C-MMAS-4 (P<0.01). Regression analysis identified three predicative factors of fear of intimacy with helping professionals: marital status, comorbidity with arthritis and self-care agency, which accounted for 23.9% of variance. Conclusions: The present study suggests that Chinese older adults' fear of intimacy with helping professionals impacts their perceived self-care ability and medication adherence. The three predictive factors identified in the present study might provide useful pointers for healthcare professionals to customize an effective approach to encourage and engage older adults. This might improve the self-care ability and medication adherence of older adults, which will result in a better quality of life and psychosocial well-being. © 2013 Japan Geriatrics Society.

DOI 10.1111/ggi.12121
Citations Scopus - 2
2014 Chair SY, Chan SW, Thompson DR, Leung KP, Ng SK, 'Effect of motivational interviewing on the clinical and psychological outcomes and health-related quality of life of cardiac rehabilitation patients with poor motivation.', Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, 20 15-19 (2014)
2014 Zhang M, Chan SWC, You L, Wen Y, Peng L, Liu W, Zheng M, 'The effectiveness of a self-efficacy-enhancing intervention for Chinese patients with colorectal cancer: A randomized controlled trial with 6-month follow up', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51 1083-1092 (2014)

Background: Colorectal cancer is a major public health problem. There is growing support for colorectal cancer survivors who are experiencing problems after cancer treatment to en... [more]

Background: Colorectal cancer is a major public health problem. There is growing support for colorectal cancer survivors who are experiencing problems after cancer treatment to engage in self-management programs to reduce symptom distress. However, there is inconclusive evidence as to the effectiveness of such program especially in Asian region. Objectives: This study tested the effects of a six-month nurse-led self-efficacy-enhancing intervention for patients with colorectal cancer, compared with routine care over a six-month follow up. Design: A randomized controlled trial with repeated measures, two-group design. Setting: Three teaching hospitals in Guangzhou, China. Participants: One hundred and fifty-two Chinese adult patients with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer were recruited. The intervention group (n= 76) received self-efficacy-enhancing intervention and the control group (n= 76) received standard care. Method: The participants were randomized into either intervention or control group after baseline measures. The outcomes of the study (self-efficacy, symptom distress, anxiety, depression and quality of life) were compared at baseline, three and six months after the intervention. Results: Sixty-eight participants in the intervention group and 53 in the control group completed the study. Their mean age was 53 (SD. = 11.3). Repeated measure MANOVA found that the patients in the intervention group had significant improvement in their self-efficacy (F= 7.26, p= 0.003) and a reduction of symptom severity (F= 5.30, p= 0.01), symptom interference (F= 4.06, p= 0.025), anxiety (F= 6.04, p= 0.006) and depression (F= 6.96, p= 0.003) at three and six months, compared with the control group. However, no statistically significant main effect was observed in quality of life perception between the two groups. Conclusions: The nurse-led self-efficacy enhancing intervention was effective in promoting self-efficacy and psychological well-being in patients with colorectal cancer, compared with standard care. The intervention can be incorporated into routine care. Future empirical work is required to determine the longer term effects of the intervention. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.12.005
Citations Scopus - 4
2014 Gao L-L, Sun K, Chan SW-C, 'Social support and parenting self-efficacy among Chinese women in the perinatal period', MIDWIFERY, 30 532-538 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.midw.2013.06.007
2014 Chieng YJS, Chan WCS, Klainin-Yobas P, He H-G, 'Perioperative anxiety and postoperative pain in children and adolescents undergoing elective surgical procedures: a quantitative systematic review', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 70 243-255 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jan.12205
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 1
2014 Tan K-K, Vehvilainen-Julkunen K, Chan SW-C, 'Integrative review: salutogenesis and health in older people over 65years old', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 70 497-510 (2014) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2014 Griva K, Yu Z, Chan S, Krisnasamy T, Yamin RBA, Zakaria FB, et al., 'Age is not a contraindication to home-based dialysis - Quality-of-Life outcomes favour older patients on peritoneal dialysis regimes relative to younger patients', Journal of Advanced Nursing, (2014) [C1]

Aim: To compare Quality of Life, anxiety and depression between older (=65 years) and younger (<65 years) patients across automated peritoneal dialysis and continuous ambulatory p... [more]

Aim: To compare Quality of Life, anxiety and depression between older (=65 years) and younger (<65 years) patients across automated peritoneal dialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Background: There is a lack of studies as to whether the different peritoneal dialysis modalities confer similar outcomes in older and younger patients. Design: Cross-sectional. Methods: A total of 201 patients completed the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short-Form, World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument, Short Form and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Comorbidity and biochemical values were abstracted from medical records. Results: Older patients reported significantly better quality of life than younger patients in the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short-Form effects of kidney disease and patient satisfaction and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument overall Quality-of-Life/health despite worse clinical profile. Quality of life outcomes were comparable between automated peritoneal dialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis with the exception of the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short-Form symptoms in favour of automated peritoneal dialysis. Levels of anxiety and depression were equivalent for older and younger patients across peritoneal dialysis modalities. The observed quality-of-life advantages for older patients persisted after case-mix adjustments and extended to more quality-of-life domains and depression and anxiety. Conclusion: Our findings of superior quality of life in patients aged = 65 support the expansion of peritoneal dialysis use in older patients. Patients across different age groups should be given non-biased information about both peritoneal dialysis modalities and individual preferences should be elicited and carefully considered by healthcare providers. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12355
2014 An F-R, Xiang Y-T, Yu L, Ding Y-M, Ungvari GS, Chan SW-C, et al., 'Prevalence of Nurses' Smoking Habits in Psychiatric and General Hospitals in China', ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, 28 119-122 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.apnu.2013.11.008
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Tan KK, Chan SWC, Vehviläinen-Julkunen K, 'Self-care program for older community-dwellers: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial', Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 5 145-155 (2014) [C3]

© 2014 Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. Aim: To report a trial protocol to determine if a self-care program enhances quality of life and sense of coherence in c... [more]

© 2014 Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. Aim: To report a trial protocol to determine if a self-care program enhances quality of life and sense of coherence in community-dwellers aged 65 years or over. Design: A randomized controlled trial with a two-group pretest and posttest will be conducted in a community activity center involving a sample of 64 community-dwellers who are 65 years or over. Methods: The intervention group will receive Resource Enhancement and Activation Program, a structured 12-week self-care program comprising 24 activities based on a salutogenic framework. The control group will receive the routine service. Both outcome and process evaluations will be used. Outcomes will be measured using standardized tools and these include quality of life, sense of coherence, satisfaction with life, activation measure, well-being, depression, loneliness and resilience. Focus group interviews will be conducted to explore participants' views on the program. Conclusion: This study will provide evidence on the feasibility and effectiveness of a self-care program that is based on a salutogenic framework to promote quality of life and sense of coherence among older community-dwellers.

DOI 10.15452/CEJNM.2014.05.0010
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Chan SWC, He H-G, 'Advancing nursing research ¿ Framework for research development', International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 1 451-452 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnss.2014.10.004
2014 Tay KC, Seow CC, Xiao C, Lee HM, Chiu HF, Chan SW, 'Structured interviews examining the burden, coping, self-efficacy and quality of life among family caregivers of persons with dementia in Singapore.', Dementia (London), (2014)
DOI 10.1177/1471301214522047
2013 Jacobs JL, Samarasekera DD, Chui WK, Chan SY, Wong LL, Liaw SY, et al., 'Building a successful platform for interprofessional education for health professions in an Asian university.', Med Teach, 35 343-347 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/0142159X.2013.775414
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2013 Cleary M, Jackson D, Watson R, Chan SW-C, 'Quality doctoral programmes: Views from the East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22 1198-1200 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365_2702.2012.04329.x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2013 Chien WT, Chan SWC, 'The effectiveness of mutual support group intervention for Chinese families of people with schizophrenia: A randomised controlled trial with 24-month follow-up', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 50 1326-1340 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.01.004
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2013 Tang CJ, Chan SW, Zhou WT, Liaw SY, 'Collaboration between hospital physicians and nurses: An integrated literature review', International Nursing Review, 60 291-302 (2013) [D1]

Background: Ineffective physician-nurse collaboration has been shown to cause work dissatisfaction among physicians and nurses and compromised the quality of patient care. Aim: Th... [more]

Background: Ineffective physician-nurse collaboration has been shown to cause work dissatisfaction among physicians and nurses and compromised the quality of patient care. Aim: The review sought to explore: (1) attitudes of physicians and nurses toward physician-nurse collaboration; (2) factors affecting physician-nurse collaboration; and (3) strategies to improve physician-nurse collaboration. Methods: A literature search was conducted in the following databases: CINAHL, PubMed, Wiley Online Library and Scopus from year 2002 to 2012, to include papers that reported studies on physician-nurse collaboration in the hospital setting. Findings: Seventeen papers were included in this review. Three of the reviewed articles were qualitative studies and the other 14 were quantitative studies. Three key themes emerged from this review: (1) attitudes towards physician-nurse collaboration, where physicians viewed physician-nurse collaboration as less important than nurses but rated the quality of collaboration higher than nurses; (2) factors affecting physician-nurse collaboration, including communication, respect and trust, unequal power, understanding professional roles, and task prioritizing; and (3) improvement strategies for physician-nurse collaboration, involving inter-professional education and interdisciplinary ward rounds. Conclusion: This review has highlighted important aspects of physician-nurse collaboration that could be addressed by future research studies. These include: developing a comprehensive instrument to assess collaboration in greater depth; conducting rigorous intervention studies to evaluate the effectiveness of improvement strategies for physician-nurse collaboration; and examining the role of senior physicians and nurses in facilitating collaboration among junior physicians and nurses. Other implications include inter-professional education to empower nurses in making clinical decisions and putting in place policies to resolve workplace issues. © 2013 International Council of Nurses.

DOI 10.1111/inr.12034
Citations Scopus - 13
2013 Chan S, Sukhdev K, 'Editorial', Singapore Nursing Journal, 40 2-3 (2013)
2013 Seah B, Chan S, Chan MF, Tan KK, 'Research in brief -- Quality of life of community-dwelling older adults in Singapore: A cross-sectional study', Singapore Nursing Journal, 40 45-49 (2013)
2013 Holroyd E, Chan S, Lopez V, Chen S-L, 'Chinese women practising "doing the month": Intergenerational transfers of maternal health practices', Singapore Nursing Journal, 40 24-29 (2013)
2013 Goh ASH, Chan MF, Chan S, 'Research in brief - Career aspirations of nursing graduates in Singapore: A cross-sectional descriptive study', Singapore Nursing Journal, 40 52-54 (2013)
2013 Chan W, Li ZK, You LM, Lin HS, Lin MX, 'Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version Career Success Scale among Medical Staff', Zhonghua Huli Zazhi [Chinese Journal of Nursing], 48 829-832 (2013)
2013 Kowitlawakul Y, Wang L, Chan SW-C, 'Development of the electronic health records for nursing education (EHRNE) software program', NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 33 1529-1535 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2012.12.001
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2
2013 Chair SY, Chan SW-C, Thompson DR, Leung K-P, Ng SK-C, Choi KC, 'Long-term effect of motivational interviewing on clinical and psychological outcomes and health-related quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation patients with poor motivation in Hong Kong: a randomized controlled trial', CLINICAL REHABILITATION, 27 1107-1117 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0269215513490527
2013 Chan S, 'Nursing education makes a difference', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19 1-2 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/ijn.12038
2013 Chan S, 'Taking evidence-based nursing practice to the next level', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19 1-2 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/ijn.12208
Citations Scopus - 2
2013 Ahmad MI, Chan SW-C, Liaw SY, Wong LL, Tan ML, 'Are first-year healthcare undergraduates at an Asian university ready for interprofessional education?', Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27 341-343 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.3109/13561820.2013.769094
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Hoon LS, Chi Sally CW, Hong-Gu H, 'Effect of psychosocial interventions on outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer: A review of the literature', European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17 883-891 (2013) [C1]

Purpose: Patients with colorectal cancer experience physical, psychological and social challenges. Psychosocial interventions seem to be effective in improving the physical, psych... [more]

Purpose: Patients with colorectal cancer experience physical, psychological and social challenges. Psychosocial interventions seem to be effective in improving the physical, psychological and social outcomes of cancer patients. There is a lack of research exploring the effectiveness of pre-operative and post-operative psychosocial interventions on the outcomes of colorectal patients. This literature review aimed to explore the effects of pre-operative and post-operative psychosocial interventions on the outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer, including physical, psychological and social functioning, as well as the quality of life. Methods and sample: A literature search for studies on psychosocial interventions for patients with colorectal cancer published between 2002 and 2012 was undertaken from electronic databases of Medline, CINAHL, Scopus, PsycINFO, Mednar, and Proquest. Hand-searching was conducted to find relevant papers from the reference lists of included articles. Key results: Eleven studies met the inclusion criteria and were included after methodological quality appraisal. A narrative summary was carried out. Various psychosocial interventions, including educational interventions, cognitive-behavioural therapy, relaxation training and supportive group therapy were found to reduce colorectal patients' length of hospital stay, days to stoma proficiency and hospital anxiety and depression, and to improve patients' quality of life. Home visits, telephone sessions, individual teaching sessions and group sessions were commonly conducted. Conclusions: Various forms of psychosocial interventions were used to improve outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer. Further research is recommended to investigate the effects of psychosocial interventions carried out during both the pre- and post-operative period on colorectal patients' outcomes. Given the small number of studies identified, it is essential to take this into consideration when identifying strategies and conducting future psychosocial interventions for colorectal patients. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.ejon.2013.05.001
Citations Scopus - 5
2013 Chan W, Agustinus S, 'Factors affecting the attitudes of nurses towards palliative care in the acute and long term care setting: A systematic review', JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 11 169 (2013) [D1]
2012 Chan W, 'Editorial: Health Ageing', Hong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 38 3-4 (2012)
2012 Chan W, Li ZK, You LM, 'Career development and nursing career success measurement tool', Journal of Continuing Nursing Education, 27 217-291 (2012)
2012 Gao L-L, Chan SW-C, Sun K, 'Effects of an interpersonal-psychotherapy-oriented childbirth education programme for Chinese first-time childbearing women at 3-month follow up: Randomised controlled trial', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 49 274-281 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.09.010
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17
2012 Ngai F-W, Chan SW-C, 'Learned Resourcefulness, Social Support, and Perinatal Depression in Chinese Mothers', NURSING RESEARCH, 61 78-85 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/NNR.0b013e318240dd3f
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
2012 Ngai F-W, Chan SW-C, 'Stress, maternal role competence, and satisfaction among Chinese women in the perinatal period', RESEARCH IN NURSING & HEALTH, 35 30-39 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/nur.20464
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
2012 Chan S, 'Development of nursing education in Hong Kong and Singapore: A personal reflection', Singapore Nursing Journal, 39 40-47 (2012)
2012 Chan S, 'Editorial', Singapore Nursing Journal, 39 2 (2012)
2012 Chieng, He Hong G, Chi, 'Research in brief - An exploratory study of preoperative level of anxiety and postoperative pain in school-aged children undergoing surgery', Singapore Nursing Journal, 39 50-51 (2012)
2012 Liaw SY, Chan SW-C, Scherpbier A, Rethans J-J, Pua GG, 'Recognizing, responding to and reporting patient deterioration: Transferring simulation learning to patient care settings', RESUSCITATION, 83 395-398 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2011.08.021
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 2
2012 Chan W, Tay KCP, Seow CCD, Xiao C, Lee HMJ, 'Coping, self-efficacy and quality of life of Asian caregivers of Dementia patients', Annals, Academy of Medicine Singapore, 41 s149 (2012)
2012 Gao L-L, Chan SW-C, Cheng B-S, 'The past, present and future of nursing education in the People's Republic of China: a discussion paper', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 68 1429-1438 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05828.x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2012 Chan KS, Li HCW, Chan SWC, Lopez V, 'Herth hope index: Psychometric testing of the Chinese version', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68 2079-2085 (2012) [C1]

Aim. This article is a report on psychometric testing of the Chinese version of the Herth Hope Index. Background. The availability of a valid and reliable instrument that accurate... [more]

Aim. This article is a report on psychometric testing of the Chinese version of the Herth Hope Index. Background. The availability of a valid and reliable instrument that accurately measures the level of hope in patients with heart failure is crucial before any hope-enhancing interventions can be appropriately planned and evaluated. There is no such instrument for Chinese people. Methods. A test-retest, within-subjects design was used. A purposive sample of 120 Hong Kong Chinese patients with heart failure between the ages of 60 and 80years admitted to two medical wards was recruited during an 8-month period in 2009. Participants were asked to respond to the Chinese version of the Herth Hope Index, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale. The internal consistency, content validity and construct validity and test-retest reliability of the Chinese version of the Herth Hope Index were assessed. Results. The newly translated scale demonstrated adequate internal consistency, good content validity and appropriate convergent and discriminant validity. Confirmatory factor analysis added further evidence of the construct validity of the scale. Conclusion. Results suggest that the newly translated scale can be used as a self-report assessment tool in assessing the level of hope in Hong Kong Chinese patients with heart failure. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05887.x
Citations Scopus - 2
2012 Loi CTT, Tang CL, Wong RK, Chan SWC, 'Exploring the quality of life and the impact of the disease among patients with colorectal cancer 1 year after surgery', JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, 27 195-195 (2012) [E3]
2012 Cleary M, Jackson D, Vehvilainen-Julkunen K, Lim JC-C, Chan SW-C, 'Editorial: Nursing alumni building a strong voice for the future', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 21 1197-1198 (2012) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.04056.x
2012 Cleary M, Deacon M, Jackson D, Andrew S, Chan SW-C, 'Stigma in mental illness: A continuing concern', CONTEMPORARY NURSE, 41 48-50 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2012 Ngai FW, Chan SWC, Holroyd E, 'Maternal coping during early motherhood among first-time Chinese mothers', Journal of Health Psychology, 17 189-196 (2012) [C1]

This qualitative study explored the coping strategies used by first-time Hong Kong Chinese mothers in adjusting to the demands of early motherhood. A purposive sample of 26 first-... [more]

This qualitative study explored the coping strategies used by first-time Hong Kong Chinese mothers in adjusting to the demands of early motherhood. A purposive sample of 26 first-time Chinese mothers who had participated in a childbirth psycho-education program was interviewed in-depth at six weeks postpartum in respect to their coping strategies. Two main categories emerged: making personalized and achievable decisions and seeking emotional and spiritual solace. Implications for health professionals are discussed, including the need to support individual women's personal resources and foster social networks to optimize maternal and infant health. © 2011 SAGE Publications.

DOI 10.1177/1359105311415728
Citations Scopus - 2
2012 Gao L-L, Luo S-Y, Chan SW-C, 'Interpersonal psychotherapy-oriented program for Chinese pregnant women: Delivery, content, and personal impact', NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, 14 318-324 (2012) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2012.00722.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2012 Hunt GE, Happell B, Chan SW-C, Cleary M, 'Citation analysis of mental health nursing journals: How should we rank thee?', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 21 576-580 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00815.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2012 Tan J, Chan W-C, Hegney DG, 'The impact of knowledge and beliefs on adherence to cardiac rehabilitation programs in patients with heart failure: A systematic review', JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 10 399-470 (2012)
2012 Chair SY, Chan SW-C, Thompson DR, Leung K-P, Ng SK-C, Choi KC, 'Short-term effect of motivational interviewing on clinical and psychological outcomes and health-related quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation patients with poor motivation in Hong Kong: a randomized controlled trial', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY, 19 1383-1392 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1741826711425428
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2011 Chan W, Tau LT, 'Exploring the quality of life and the impact of the disease among patients with colorectal cancer: A systematic review', JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9 2324-2378 (2011)
2011 He Leow MQ, Chan SWC, 'Factors affecting caregiver burden of terminally ill adults in the home setting - A systematic review', JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 9 1883-1916 (2011) [C1]
2011 Chan W, Mui J, Chan A, 'Growing in happiness - a mental health promotion programme for children with mentally ill parents: report of the pilot study', Hong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 37 22-30 (2011)
2011 Tau LT, Chan SW-C, Leong TC, 'The association between quality of life and survival in patients with colorectal cancer: A systematic review', JBI Systematic Review Protocol, 1 (2011) [C1]
2011 Ngai F-W, Chan SW-C, 'Psychosocial factors and maternal wellbeing: An exploratory path analysis', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 48 725-731 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.11.002
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11
2011 Chan S, 'Editorial', Singapore Nursing Journal, 38 4 (2011) [C3]
2011 Chan SW-C, 'Global Perspective of Burden of Family Caregivers for Persons With Schizophrenia', ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, 25 339-349 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.apnu.2011.03.008
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 15
2011 Lam K, Chan SWC, Lam SC, 'Level of psychological distress and social support among patients with limb fractures in Hong Kong', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 20 784-793 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03326.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2011 Thompson DR, Chair SY, Chan SW, Astin F, Davidson PM, Ski CF, 'Motivational interviewing: a useful approach to improving cardiovascular health?', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 20 1236-1244 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03558.x
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 33
2011 Ngai F-W, Chan SWC, Holroyd E, 'Chinese primiparous women's experiences of early motherhood: factors affecting maternal role competence', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 20 1481-1489 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03415.x
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2011 Chan S, 'A study on the effectiveness of a psycho-educational group intervention for Asian family caregivers of clients with dementia', INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, 23 S192-S192 (2011) [E3]
2011 Holroyd E, Lopez V, Chan SWC, 'Negotiating "Doing the month": An ethnographic study examining the postnatal practices of two generations of Chinese women', Nursing and Health Sciences, 13 47-52 (2011) [C1]

In Chinese society, the specific set of postnatal practices called "doing the month" constitutes an integrated set of postnatal behaviors that provides cultural and maternal prote... [more]

In Chinese society, the specific set of postnatal practices called "doing the month" constitutes an integrated set of postnatal behaviors that provides cultural and maternal protection and identity. This study examines the cultural practice of "doing the month" by Chinese mothers for two generations of matrilineal datasets. Ethnographic interviews were undertaken with new mothers and their mother and/or mother-in-law. Then, the coded data were compared within matrilineal dyads, as well as within age cohorts. The new mothers highlighted a range of attitudinal and behavioral practices that was informed and enforced by the female family members. They found highly individualized ways of negotiating traditional practices. In contrast, their mothers and mothers-in-law testified to a custom-bound approach. Support from family members appeared to be instrumental and was underscored by traditional notions of filial duty in the older generation of mothers. In comparison, their daughters and daughters-in-law indicated more autonomously directed behaviors. Recommendations are made in order to provide healthcare professionals with a more-informed understanding of Chinese postnatal belief systems. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd..

DOI 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00575.x
Citations Scopus - 17
2010 Ng T-P, Pan F, Feng L, Chan S, 'Mental Health and Chronic Diseases in the Elderly', ASIA-PACIFIC PSYCHIATRY, 2 A18-A19 (2010) [E3]
2010 Li ZK, Chan S, You LM, 'Nursing career development: Implications to nursing development in Mainland China', Chinese Journal of Nursing, 45 184-186 (2010) [C3]
2010 Li Z, Chan SWC, Piyanee K-Y, 'Effectiveness of illness self-management programmes for adults with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders: A systematic review', JBI Systematic Review Protocols, 1 (2010) [C3]
2010 Chan SW-C, Thompson DR, Chau JPC, Tam WWS, Chiu IWS, Lo SHS, 'The effects of multisensory therapy on behaviour of adult clients with developmental disabilities-A systematic review', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 47 108-122 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.08.004
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2010 Chien W-T, Chan SWC, 'Further validation of the Chinese version of the Level of Expressed Emotion Scale for research and clinical use', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 47 190-204 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.05.019
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2010 Gao L-L, Chan SW-C, Li X, Chen S, Hao Y, 'Evaluation of an interpersonal-psychotherapy-oriented childbirth education programme for Chinese first-time childbearing women: A randomised controlled trial', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 47 1208-1216 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.03.002
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20
2010 Ngai F-W, Chan SW-C, Ip W-Y, 'Predictors and Correlates of Maternal Role Competence and Satisfaction', NURSING RESEARCH, 59 185-193 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/NNR.0b013e3181dbb9ee
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 25
2010 Gao L-L, Chan SW-C, You L, Li X, 'Experiences of postpartum depression among first-time mothers in mainland China', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 66 303-312 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05169.x
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 17
2010 Lam LW, Twinn SF, Chan SWC, 'Self-reported adherence to a therapeutic regimen among patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 66 763-773 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05235.x
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 10
2010 Wong EM-L, Chan SW-C, Chair S-Y, 'Effectiveness of an educational intervention on levels of pain, anxiety and self-efficacy for patients with musculoskeletal trauma', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 66 1120-1131 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05273.x
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 13
2010 Yu HU, Chan S, 'Nurses' response to death and dying in an intensive care unit - a qualitative study', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 19 1167-1169 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03121.x
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2010 Wong EM-L, Chan SW-C, Chair S-Y, 'The effect of educational intervention on pain beliefs and postoperative pain relief among Chinese patients with fractured limbs', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 19 2652-2655 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03260.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2010 Chan SW-C, 'Family Caregiving in Dementia: The Asian Perspective of a Global Problem', DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS, 30 469-478 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1159/000322086
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 17
2009 Chan W, Thompson DR, Chau PC, Tam W, Chiu IWS, 'Effects of multisensory therapy on behaviour of adult clients with developmental disabilities.', JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 7 309-353 (2009)
2009 Chien WT, Chan S, 'A controlled trial of a nurse-led psychoeducation program for families of people with dementia', Hong Kong Mental Health Journal, 35 29-42 (2009)
2009 Chan S, 'Editorial - Elderly mental health', Hong Kong Mental Health Journal, 35 2-3 (2009)
2009 Lau RKC, Chan S, 'Searching for a missing element of the concept of holistic health: The conceptualization of spiritual illness and its implications for the well-being of older people', Hong Kong Mental Health Journal, 35 16-22 (2009)
2009 Ngai F-W, Chan SW-C, Ip W-Y, 'The effects of a childbirth psychoeducation program on learned resourcefulness, maternal role competence and perinatal depression: A quasi-experiment', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 46 1298-1306 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.03.007
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 29
2009 Chan SW-C, Williamson V, McCutcheon H, 'A Comparative Study of the Experiences of a Group of Hong Kong Chinese and Australian Women Diagnosed With Postnatal Depression', PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, 45 108-118 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2009.00211.x
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
2009 Gao L-L, Chan SW-C, Mao Q, 'Depression, Perceived Stress, and Social Support Among First-Time Chinese Mothers and Fathers in the Postpartum Period', RESEARCH IN NURSING & HEALTH, 32 50-58 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/nur.20306
Citations Scopus - 65Web of Science - 58
2009 Chien W-T, Chan SWC, 'Testing the Psychometric Properties of a Chinese Version of the Level of Expressed Emotion Scale', RESEARCH IN NURSING & HEALTH, 32 59-70 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/nur.20303
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2009 Chan SW-C, Chien W-T, Tso S, 'Evaluating nurses' knowledge, attitude and competency after an education programme on suicide prevention', NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 29 763-769 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.03.013
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 11
2009 Chan SW-C, Yip B, Tso S, Cheng B-S, Tam W, 'Evaluation of a psychoeducation program for Chinese clients with schizophrenia and their family caregivers', PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, 75 67-76 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2008.08.028
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 36
2009 Chan S, Chiu H, Chien W-T, Goggins W, Thompson D, Lam L, Hong B, 'Predicting changes in the health-related quality of life of Chinese depressed older people', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, 24 41-47 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/gps.2068
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2009 Chan S, Jia S, Chiu H, Chien W-T, Thompson DR, Hu Y, Lam L, 'Subjective health-related quality of life of Chinese older persons with depression in Shanghai and Hong Kong: relationship to clinical factors, level of functioning and social support', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, 24 355-362 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/gps.2129
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
2009 Chan SWC, Chien WT, Tso S, 'Provision and evaluation of a suicide prevention and management programme by frontline nurses in Hong Kong', Hong Kong Medical Journal, 15 4-8 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Chan SW-C, Chiu HFK, Chien W-T, Goggins W, Thompson D, Hong B, 'Predictors of change in health-related quality of life among older people with depression: a longitudinal study', INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, 21 1171-1179 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/S1041610209990950
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 13
2009 Wong EML, Chan SWC, 'The pain experience and beliefs of Chinese patients who have sustained a traumatic limb fracture', Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing, 13 70-77 (2009) [C1]

Purpose: To describe the pain experience and the pain belief of a group of Chinese patients with traumatic fracture of limb and surgery. Design: A qualitative descriptive design w... [more]

Purpose: To describe the pain experience and the pain belief of a group of Chinese patients with traumatic fracture of limb and surgery. Design: A qualitative descriptive design with in-depth interview was employed. A purposive sample of 26 Chinese patients was recruited who were diagnosed with a fractured limb and had undergone surgery in a trauma unit in a regional hospital in Hong Kong, China. Findings: Content analysis resulted in seven themes describing informants' pain experience and belief, which included intense pain, lack of control over pain, pain as a negative signal, worry about 'shan', limited knowledge of pain management, eagerness to be a good patient, and the need to learn to cope with pain. Informants experienced intense pain over which they had no control. They believed that pain is inevitable when one has a fracture, therefore one should bear the pain. They avoided analgesia as they considered it had serious side effects. These beliefs shaped their pain coping behaviour. Conclusion: The understanding of Chinese patients' pain experience will help nurses to plan culturally sensitive education programmes that may enhance patients' knowledge of pain medication and clarify their pain beliefs which might lead to more effective pain management. Alternative interventions on pain management could thus be provided. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.joon.2009.01.002
Citations Scopus - 2
2009 Chan S, 'Building a caring society', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 18 229-230 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2009.00627.x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2008 Chan S, 'Response', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 17 283-283 (2008) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01736.x
2008 Ngai F-W, Chan SW-C, Holroyd E, 'Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese childbearing women', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 17 323-332 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01882.x
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
2008 Chan S, 'Commentary on Hsiao FH, Klimidis S, Minas H & Tan ES (2006) Cultural attribution of mental health suffering in Chinese societies: the views of Chinese patients with mental illness and their caregivers. Journal of Clinical Nursing 15, 998-1006', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 17 558-559 (2008) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01677.x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2008 Chan SW-C, Chien W-T, Tso S, 'The qualitative evaluation of a suicide prevention and management programme by general nurses', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 17 2884-2894 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02424.x
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
2007 Chui WY-Y, Chan SW-C, 'Stress and coping of Hong Kong Chinese family members during a critical illness', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 16 372-381 (2007)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2005.01461.x
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 24
2007 Chan S, 'Commentary on Schroder A, Ahlstrom G & Larsson BW (2006) Patients' perceptions of the concept of the quality of care in the psychiatric setting: a phenomenographic study', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 16 1782-1783 (2007)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01625.x
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2007 Wong M-S, Chan SW-C, 'The experiences of Chinese family members of terminally ill patients - a qualitative study', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 16 2357-2364 (2007)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.01943.x
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 8
2007 Chien WT, Chan SWC, Morrissey J, 'The perceived burden among Chinese family caregivers of people with schizophrenia', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16 1151-1161 (2007)

Aims. The aim of this study was to examine the level of perceived burden of the Chinese families caring for a relative with schizophrenia and to test its associations with their d... [more]

Aims. The aim of this study was to examine the level of perceived burden of the Chinese families caring for a relative with schizophrenia and to test its associations with their demographic characteristics, social and family factors and health condition. Background. Despite the increased demands on family members to provide care for patients with schizophrenia in community care, little is known about the level of family burden among these family caregivers and its relationship with their demographic, social and cultural backgrounds. Methods. This was a cross-sectional descriptive study. A total of 203 family caregivers were recruited from three regional psychiatric outpatient clinics in Hong Kong. They were asked to complete a set of well-validated questionnaires, consisting of the Chinese version of four instruments - Family Burden Interview Schedule, Family Assessment Device, Six-item Social Support Questionnaire and MOS 36-Item Short Form Health Survey and a socio-demographic data sheet. Statistical analyses were conducted to test the differences in mean burden scores between subgroups, the inter-relationships among the mean scores of the scales and socio-demographic variables and the predictors of family burden. Results. The families who perceived a higher level of caregiver burden were those who lived in a family with poorer functioning, worse health status and less satisfaction of social support. The caregivers' burden score was positively correlated with their age; conversely, it was negatively correlated with their monthly household income and number of family members living with patient. Social support was the best predictor of caregiver burden. Conclusion. These findings increase our understanding about the socio-demographic and cultural variables influencing the well being of family caregivers of a relative with schizophrenia. Helping families to maintain and enhance a supportive social network may represent a useful means to reduce family burden in schizophrenia. Relevance to clinical practice. This understanding helps health professionals and researchers to identify different sources and domains of burden from a Chinese cultural perspective and take into account of these factors when planning interventions for family caregivers. © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.01501.x
Citations Scopus - 48
2007 Capra S, Collins C, Lamb M, Vanderkroft D, Chan SW, 'Effectiveness of interventions for under nourished older inpatients in the hospital setting.', Australian nursing journal (July 1993), 15 28-31 (2007)
Co-authors Clare Collins
2007 Chan W, Chien WT, To MYF, 'An evaluation of the clinical effectiveness of a multisensory therapy on individuals with learning disability', Hong Kong Medical Journal, 13 S28-S31 (2007)
2007 Chien WT, Chan W, Morrissey J, 'Effectiveness of mutual support and psychoeducation group interventions for family caregivers of patients with schizophrenia', Hong Kong Medical Journal, 13 S17-S20 (2007)
2007 Chan W, Levy V, Chung T, Lee D, 'A qualitative study of the experiences of Hong Kong Chinese women diagnosed with postnatal depression', Hong Kong Medical Journal, 13 S24-S27 (2007)
2007 Ngai F-W, Chan SW-C, Holroyd E, 'Translation and validation of a chinese version of the parenting sense of competence scale in Chinese mothers', NURSING RESEARCH, 56 348-354 (2007)
DOI 10.1097/01.NNR.0000289499.99542.94
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 22
2007 Chan SW-C, Hsiung P-C, Thompson DR, Chen S-C, Hwu D-G, 'Health-related quality of life of Chinese people with schizophrenia in Hong Kong and Taipei: A cross-sectional analysis', RESEARCH IN NURSING & HEALTH, 30 261-269 (2007)
DOI 10.1002/nur.20189
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
2006 Chan SWC, Chiu HFK, Chien WT, Thompson DR, Lam L, 'Quality of life in Chinese elderly people with depression', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, 21 312-318 (2006)
DOI 10.1002/gps.1461
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 23
2006 Chan SW-C, Shoumei JIA, Thompson DR, Yan HU, Chiu HFK, Chien W-T, Lam L, 'A cross-sectional study on the health related quality of life of depressed Chinese older people in Shanghai', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, 21 883-889 (2006)
DOI 10.1002/gps.1578
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
2006 Chan SW-C, Chien W-T, Thompson DR, Chiu HFK, Lam L, 'Quality of life measures for depressed and non-depressed Chinese older people', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, 21 1086-1092 (2006)
DOI 10.1002/gps.1611
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
2006 Wong MYF, Chan SWC, 'The qualitative experience of Chinese parents with children diagnosed of cancer', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 15 710-717 (2006)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01297.x
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 28
2006 Chan W, Mackenzie AE, Chan OW, Ku B, Leung W, 'An evaluation of the implementation of case management in the community psychiatric nursing service', Hong Kong Medical Journal, 12 S28-S32 (2006)
2006 Chien W-T, Chan SWC, Thompson DR, 'Effects of a mutual support group for families of Chinese people with schizophrenia: 18-month follow-up', BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 189 41-49 (2006)
DOI 10.1192/bjp.bp.105.008375
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 49
2005 Cheng LY, Chan S, 'Psychoeducation program for Chinese family carers of members with schizophrenia', WESTERN JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH, 27 583-599 (2005)
DOI 10.1177/0193945905275938
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 22
2005 Chien WT, Chan S, Morrissey J, Thompson D, 'Effectiveness of a mutual support group for families of patients with schizophrenia', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 51 595-608 (2005)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2005.03545.x
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 28
2005 Chan S, Fung MY, Tong CW, Thompson D, 'The clinical effectiveness of a multisensory therapy on clients with developmental disability', RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, 26 131-142 (2005)
DOI 10.1016/j.ridd.2004.02.002
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2005 Wong MFW, Chan SWC, 'The coping experience of Chinese parents of children diagnosed with cancer', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 14 648-649 (2005)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2004.01009.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2005 Proctor K, Welbourn T, Chan S, Levy V, 'Commentary on Chan S & Levy V (2004) Postnatal depression: A qualitative study of the experiences of a group of Hong Kong Chinese women. Journal of Clinical Nursing 13, 120-123', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 14 133-137 (2005)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2004.00963.x
2005 Crawford-Walker CJ, King A, Chan W, 'Distraction techniques for schizophrenia', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1 CD004717.pub2 (2005)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD004717.pub2
2005 Chan W, Cheng LY, 'Response to the commentary: Psychoeducation programme for Chinese family carers of members with schizophrenia', Western Journal of Nursing Research, 27 602-603 (2005)
2004 Chan S, Yu IW, 'Quality of life of clients with schizophrenia', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 45 72-83 (2004)
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02863.x
Citations Scopus - 54Web of Science - 45
2004 Chan S, Levy V, 'Postnatal depression: a qualitative study of the experiences of a group of Hong Kong Chinese women', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 13 120-123 (2004)
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2702.2003.00882.x
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 24
2004 Chien WT, Chan SWC, 'One-year follow-up of a multiple-family-group intervention for Chinese families of patients with schizophrenia', PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 55 1276-1284 (2004)
DOI 10.1176/appi.ps.55.11.1276
Citations Scopus - 46Web of Science - 42
2003 Chan SWC, 'Brief cognitive behavioural intervention delivered by nurses reduces overall symptoms in schizophrenia: Commentary', Evidence-Based Mental Health, 6 26 (2003)
DOI 10.1136/ebmh.6.1.26
Citations Scopus - 1
2002 Chien WT, Chan SWC, Morrissey J, 'The use of learning contracts in mental health nursing clinical placement: An action research', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 39 685-694 (2002)

This paper examines the implementation of learning contracts with a cohort of undergraduate nursing students in Hong Kong during a mental health nursing clinical placement. An act... [more]

This paper examines the implementation of learning contracts with a cohort of undergraduate nursing students in Hong Kong during a mental health nursing clinical placement. An action learning approach was used by the researchers. Data collection methods included questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Results showed that students' autonomy and motivation in clinical learning increased through the use of learning contracts. There was more sharing between students and teachers and the quality of teaching and learning was improved. The report concludes that contract learning should be integrated into the curriculum of nurse education as a learning strategy for nursing students. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/S0020-7489(02)00006-8
Citations Scopus - 4
2002 Chan S, 'Factors influencing nursing leadership effectiveness in Hong Kong', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 38 615-623 (2002)
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02229.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2002 Chan SWC, Levy V, Chung TKH, Lee D, 'A qualitative study of the experiences of a group of Hong Kong Chinese women diagnosed with postnatal depression', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 39 571-579 (2002)
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02326.x
Citations Scopus - 71Web of Science - 67
2002 Chan SWC, Leung JKY, 'Cognitive behavioural therapy for clients with schizophrenia: Implications for mental health nursing practice', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 11 214-224 (2002)

¿ This paper discusses the application of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in the treatment of clients with schizophrenia and the implications for mental health nursing practi... [more]

¿ This paper discusses the application of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in the treatment of clients with schizophrenia and the implications for mental health nursing practice. ¿ The literature shows that CBT has positive effects for clients in improving mental state and reducing relapse rate. ¿ Because of their direct client contact, mental health nurses are in the best position to assess, address and manage clients' psychotic symptoms and problems. ¿ A nursing care plan is used to illustrate how the principles of CBT could be incorporated into nursing care. ¿ Education and training are important to equip nurses with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement the therapy. ¿ Nurses have to take into account cultural issues related to the use of CBT. ¿ Culturally sensitive research needs to be conducted to assess the outcome of the therapy. © 2002 Blackwell Science Ltd.

DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2702.2002.00593.x
Citations Scopus - 8
2001 Chan W, 'Research priorities and support for health research', Hong Kong Nursing Journal, 37 7-11 (2001)
2001 Chan S, Cheng BS, 'Creating positive attitudes: The effects of knowledge and clinical experience of psychiatry in student nurse education', Nurse Education Today, 21 434-443 (2001)
DOI 10.1054/nedt.2001.0570
Citations Scopus - 18
2000 Ng DTF, Chan W, Mackenzie A, 'Case management in the community psychiatric nursing service in Hong Kong: Describing the process', Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 36 59-66 (2000) [C1]
2000 Leung JKY, Chan W, 'Preventing youth suicide in Hong Kong: Psychiatric nurses' contribution', Hong Kong Nursing Journal, 36 7-16 (2000)
2000 Wong F, Wong M, Lee KM, Ng TMY, Yung H, Chan W, Yeung SM, 'An analysis of trend and development of nursing education in China', Chinese Journal of Nursing, 35 333-337 (2000)
2000 Chan S, Mackenzie A, Ng DTF, Leung JKY, 'An evaluation of the implementation of case management in the community psychiatric nursing service', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 31 144-156 (2000)

This paper reports the preliminary results of a study on the implementation of case management in the community psychiatric nursing service (CPNS). The purpose of the study is to ... [more]

This paper reports the preliminary results of a study on the implementation of case management in the community psychiatric nursing service (CPNS). The purpose of the study is to compare the outcome of case management service with the conventional practice of CPNS in the care of chronic schizophrenic clients. The impact of case management service on clients' clinical status, functional level and satisfaction was measured. A matched, pre-post, case-control group design was used to compare case management and conventional care groups. A specific case management model based on the practice at Carondelet Saint Mary's Hospital and Health Centre in Tucson has been developed to care for the schizophrenic clients in the community. Subjects in the experimental group were cared for by CPNs using this case management model. Subjects in the control group were cared for by CPNs based on current practices in the CPNS. Pre-and post-measures were taken upon recruitment and at 5 months later. Findings showed that the experimental group had better outcome in terms of their mental status and functional level when compared with the control group. They were generally more satisfied with the service. When comparing case managers' role with that of conventional CPNs, case managers performed more in areas such as assessment, liaison, case discussion and life skills training. This study demonstrates that this particular model of case management can be effective in caring for clients with long-term mental health problems in Hong Kong.

Citations Scopus - 19
2000 Chan SWC, Wai-Tong C, 'Implementing contract learning in a clinical context: Report on a study', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 31 298-305 (2000)

This paper reports on a study of the implementation and evaluation of learning contracts in a clinical context for a group of students who were in their third year of study in a p... [more]

This paper reports on a study of the implementation and evaluation of learning contracts in a clinical context for a group of students who were in their third year of study in a pre-registration bachelor of nursing degree programme in Hong Kong. A learning contract was implemented as a learning tool in the students' clinical placement in mental health nursing. An action research approach was used in this study. Data were collected from questionnaires and interviews with students and clinical instructors. Results showed that students and clinical instructors generally agreed that there was an increase in students' autonomy and motivation in learning with the use of a learning contract. It also increased the sharing between students and clinical instructors. The findings of the questionnaire and interviews supported each other. However, the lack of experience in using contract learning and the limited time in the clinical areas created difficulties for both students and clinical instructors. Despite the limitations, contract learning is considered beneficial to students' learning and has the potential to be used in clinical learning.

Citations Scopus - 18
2000 To MYF, Chan S, 'Evaluating the effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation in reducing the aggressive behaviors of mentally handicapped patients', Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 14 39-46 (2000)

This article reports the results of a study on the evaluation of the effectiveness of muscle relaxation training in reducing aggressive behavior in mentally handicapped patients (... [more]

This article reports the results of a study on the evaluation of the effectiveness of muscle relaxation training in reducing aggressive behavior in mentally handicapped patients (MHPs).1 A pretest and posttest study design was used. Findings showed that there was a reduction of 14.7% of aggressive behavior in the subjects after the muscle relaxation training. Muscle relaxation training appeared to be effective in reducing the frequency of some aggressive behaviors. The strengths and limitations of using muscle relaxation training in reducing aggressive behaviors are discussed. Copyright © 2000 by W.B. Saunders Company.

Citations Scopus - 11
2000 Chan S, Mackenzie A, Jacobs P, 'Cost-effectiveness analysis of case management versus a routine community care organization for patients with chronic schizophrenia', Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 14 98-104 (2000)

This article reports the economic analysis of a study on the implementation of case management in the Community Psychiatric Nursing Service (CPNS) caring for chronic schizophrenic... [more]

This article reports the economic analysis of a study on the implementation of case management in the Community Psychiatric Nursing Service (CPNS) caring for chronic schizophrenic clients in Hong Kong. The purpose of the study was to compare the outcome of case management service with the conventional practice CPNS. Sixty-two subjects participated in the analysis. Cost-effectiveness analysis showed that case management costs more in Hong Kong $3,600 (US$450) per person and that over a 5-month period, case management was associated with improvements in psychological and functional outcomes and patient satisfaction. The results of this study will inform policy makers about resource allocation and policy development in the implementation of case management for the care of mentally ill clients. Copyright © 2000 by W.B. Saunders Company.

Citations Scopus - 7
2000 Wong FKY, Chan W, Yeung SM, 'Trends in nursing education in China', Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 32 97-99 (2000)
DOI 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2000.00097.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
1999 Chan S, Wong F, 'Development of basic nursing education in China and Hong Kong', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29 1300-1307 (1999)

Hong Kong returned to the sovereignty of the People's Republic of China in July 1997. In the past, Hong Kong has been greatly influenced by the British system of nurses' training,... [more]

Hong Kong returned to the sovereignty of the People's Republic of China in July 1997. In the past, Hong Kong has been greatly influenced by the British system of nurses' training, which was very different from that in mainland China. As Hong Kong is now a part of China again, there is an increased opportunity for the exchange of experience and ideas among nurse educators. The First China-Hong Kong Nursing Education Conference has provided opportunities for the authors to gain a deeper understanding of the development of nursing education in China and Hong Kong. The authors believe that it is also important for China and Hong Kong to increase networking with the international nursing community. This paper has been written largely based on the information gathered from papers presented in the Conference and the discussion with nurse educators who attended the Conference, together with a review of literature. This paper focuses on comparing the history and present development of basic nursing education in both places. The future direction for the development of nursing education in these two places will also be discussed.

DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1999.01015.x
Citations Scopus - 28
1999 Chan SWC, Wong KF, 'The use of critical pathways in caring for schizophrenic patients in a mental hospital', Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 13 145-153 (1999)

To provide quality health care and at the same time, to control cost, literature suggests that using critical pathways as a tool can enhance resource management, increase collabor... [more]

To provide quality health care and at the same time, to control cost, literature suggests that using critical pathways as a tool can enhance resource management, increase collaborative practice, and benefit patient care. This study describes the processes of developing a critical pathway in caring for schizophrenic patients in a mental hospital in Hong Kong. The perceived benefits and difficulties in using the critical pathway are discussed from a nursing perspective. Nurses believed that the use of critical pathways could improve the coordination and effectiveness of care. Also, nurses' autonomy and professional status improved. However, inadequate knowledge and resistance from other disciplines were barriers to the implementation. Recommendations are given to overcome the barriers. Copyright © 1999 by W.B. Saunders Company.

DOI 10.1016/S0883-9417(99)80045-4
Citations Scopus - 10
1999 Chan SWC, Cheng BS, 'Political participation in Hong Kong: A study', Journal of Nursing Management, 7 167-175 (1999)

Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate nurses' level of political participation and their perception of political efficacy. Methodology: This is a descriptive study. A sel... [more]

Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate nurses' level of political participation and their perception of political efficacy. Methodology: This is a descriptive study. A self-completed questionnaire survey was conducted. Some items in the adopted questionnaire were modified to suit the Hong Kong situation. Samples: A convenience sample was used. Three hundred and fifty registered nurses that were studying nursing degree programmes in the three universities in Hong Kong were invited to participate in the study. Findings: Three hundred and eleven registered nurses completed the questionnaire. The findings showed that there were some positive signs of both political awareness and participation in nurses. However, political activities were mainly confined to voting in general elections. Attempts to influence politicians were not evident. Subjects generally have low political efficacy, and they did not feel that nurses had the power to influence the government's policy. The results of this study are discussed in terms of the barriers to nurses' political participation and the recommendations for nursing professional development.

DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2834.1999.00124.x
Citations Scopus - 13
1998 Chan W, 'Nursing administration managing patient care', Hong Kong Nursing Journal, 34 46 (1998)
1996 Chan W, 'The concern and adaptive behaviors of a multifetal woman during the first trimester of assisted reproduction', Journal of Nursing, 43 47-65 (1996)
1995 Hui SF, Chan W, Lee T, Leung J, Wong M, 'Stress of psychiatric nursing student nurses in hong kong', Hong Kong Nursing Journal, 71 3-11 (1995)
1995 Lau R, Chan W, Chan SSH, 'The stressors of nurses in the intensive care unit in Hong Kong', Hong Kong Nursing Journal, 69 17-24 (1995)
1993 Chan W, 'A discussion on continuing nursing education', Hong Kong Nursing Journal, 61 6-12 (1993)
1993 Chan W, 'Nurses' political participation in Hong Kong', Hong Kong Nursing Journal, 64 9-13 (1993)
1993 Chan W, 'Measuring competence as a way of evaluating BSN programme', Hong Kong Nursing Journal, 65 26-29 (1993)
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Conference (99 outputs)

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2015 Loi CTT, Wu L, Tang CL, Tan WS, Chan S, He H-G, 'Postoperative Experiences of Patients after Colorectal Cancer Surgery: A Focus Group Study', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2015) [E3]
2014 Loi TT, He H-G, Chan W-CS, Wong RK, Tang CL, 'Factors Predicting Health-Related Quality of Life of Patients With Colorectal Cancer One Year After Surgery', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
2013 Chan W, Nedvedova D, Jarasova D, Gurkova E, Ziakova K, Cordeiro R, et al., 'Midwives' job satisfaction and subjective well-being: an international study', - (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan W, Shorey S, Chong YS, He HG, 'Effectiveness of a postnatal psychoeducation programme on 6-weeks outcomes of first-time mothers: a randomised controlled trial', . (2013)
2013 Li Z, Chan SW-C, Klanin-Yobas P, 'Effectiveness of Peer-Led Self-Management Programme (PLSMP) for people with schizophrenia: Pilot study outcomes', 24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan SW-C, Li Z, 'A cognitive behavioural bibliotherapy for people with depressive symptoms: A pilot study', 24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan SW-C, Xiao C, Tay KC, 'The relationship among coping, self-efficacy and quality of life: Asian caregivers of clients with dementia', 24th International Nursing Research Congress. Abstracts (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan W, Jarosova D, Nedvedova D, Gurkova E, Ziakova K, Cordeiro R, et al., 'Job satisfaction - an international study', New Aproaches to Improving Healthcare Education: Today and Tomorrow (2013)
2013 Chan W, Kowitlawakul Y, 'Development and validation of a health information technology learning model', Proceedings of APMEC 2013 (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan W, Liaw SY, Ahmad MIB, Wong LL, Tan ML, 'Are freshmen healthcare students at an Asian university ready for interprofessional education?', Proceedings of APMEC 2013 (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan W, Li ZQ, 'Effectiveness of the peer-led self-management programme for people with schizophrenia: a pilot study', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013)
2013 Chan W, Samsudin SA, Selvarajan S, Yabos P, 'Self-management experiences of coping among adults living with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a review of the literature', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013)
2013 Chan W, Ong AYJ, He HG, 'Quality of life and psychological well-being in patients with chronic low back pain: an integrated literature review', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan W, Li WYC, Chen CH, 'The experience of patients with chronic kidney disease in Singapore: a qualitative study', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan W, Shorey S, Chong YS, He HG, 'Exploring the predictors and correlates of maternal self-efficacy of first-time mothers in the early postnatal period: a questionnaire survey', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013)
2013 Chan W, Chow SY, Chen HC, 'Perception of quality of life, psychological well-being and resilience in patients with chronic kidney disease', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan W, Leow MQH, Chan MF, 'Determinants influencing quality of life of family caregivers of people with advance cancer in the home setting', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013)
2013 Chan W, See MTA, Liaw SY, 'Effectiveness of an education intervention in enhancing patients' self-efficacy in recognising and reporting to physiological deterioration: a randomized controlled trial', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013)
2013 Chan W, Li ZQ, Ho R, 'A cognitive behavioural bibliotherapy for people with depressive symptoms: a feasibility study', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013)
2013 Chan W, He H, Ong SF, Shorey S, Chong YS, 'First-time Mothers' postnatal experiences and support needed in Singapore: a descriptive qualitative study', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan W, Oh PJD, Wang WR, He HG, 'Health-related quality of life and psychological well being in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia: an integrated literature review', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013)
2013 Chan W, Kowitlawakul Y, Wang L, 'Development of the electronic health records for nursing education (EHRNE) software application program', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013)
2013 Chan W, Tan SL, He HG, 'Relationship among self-efficacy coping strategies used, and pain-related disability of adults with chronic low back pain: an integrated literature review', Proceedings of EAFONS 2013 (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan W, 'An evaluation of a mental health promotion programme for children with mentally ill parent(s) in Hong Kong: report of a pilot study', Proceedings of ICN 2013 (2013)
2013 Chan W, Loi C, Leong TC, Wong R, 'Exploring the quality of life and the impact of the disease among patients with colorectal cancer', Proceedings of MASCC/ISOO 2013 (2013)
2013 Chan W, Loi C, Leong TC, Wong R, 'Exploring the quality of life and impact of disease among patients with colorectal cancer one year after surgery', Proceedings of SGH 20th Annual Scientific Meeting (2013)
2013 Chan W, Leow QHM, 'A RCT on the effectiveness of a psychoeducation on quality of life, social support. psychological well-being, records of caregiving and self-efficacy for family caregivers of a person in home hospice care', Proceedings of WCIC 2013 (2013)
2013 Chan W, Shorey S, Chong YS, He HG, 'Predictors and correlates of maternal self-efficacy in early postnatal period: a cross-sectional study in Singapore', Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Graduate Scientific Congress (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan W, Chieng SYJ, He HG, 'Exploring predictors of postoperative pain in children undergoing elective surgery', Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain (2013)
2013 Chan W, Kowitlawakul Y, 'Predicting Undergraduate nursing students' intention to use the electronic health records software application', TeL2013 Technology Enhanced Learning: towards and engaging & meaningful digital future (2013) [E3]
2013 Chan W, 'Psychosocial research consortium to advance mental health of older people in the Asia Pacific region', Towards successful aging: harmony of mental, physical and social life (2013)
2012 Shorey S, Chan SWC, Chong YS, He HG, 'A literature review on the effectiveness of home visits support by midwives on postnatal outcomes of mothers', International Journal of Nursing Practice (Abstract from 15th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS)) (2012) [E3]
2012 Chan KS, Lopez V, Li HC, Chan SWC, 'Psychometric testing of the Chinese version of Herth Hope Index for heart failure patients', International Journal of Nursing Practice (Abstract from 15th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS)) (2012) [E3]
2012 Devi MK, Ang NK, Chan SWC, 'Quality of life, coping, anxiety and depression in women with early-stage breast cancer: A multi-ethnic study', International Journal of Nursing Practice (Abstract from 15th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS)) (2012) [E3]
2012 Liaw SY, Chan SWC, Scherpbier A, Rethans JJ, Pua GG, 'Enhancing patient safety: Transferring simulation learning to patient care settings', International Journal of Nursing Practice (Abstracts - International Journal of Nursing Practice) (2012) [E3]
2012 Leow ML, Chan SWC, 'Determinants influencing quality of life of family caregivers of people with advance cancer in home setting', International Journal of Nursing Practice (Abstracts from 15th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS)) (2012) [E3]
2012 Goh YS, Chan MFT, Chan SWC, 'Acculturation, quality of life and coping strategies of migrant nurses when working in a contemporary multi-racial society', International Journal of Nursing Practice (Abstracts from 15th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS)) (2012) [E3]
2012 Chan W, Ong SF, Chong YS, Shorey S, He HG, 'First-time mothers' postnatal experiences and support needs in Singapore: a descriptive qualitative study', Proceedings of UOGC 2012 (2012) [E3]
2012 Chan W, Shorey S, Chong YS, He HG, 'A questionnaire survey of maternal self-efficacy and social support in Singapore', Proceedings of UOGC 2012 (2012) [E3]
2012 Chan W, Cheng KKF, Koh ZM, Richards M, Yeo D, Ng K, Ling LH, 'A nurse-led intervention using intima-media thickness as a surrogate measure of atherosclerosis in relatives of individuals with early onset of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease', Proceedings of the 1st Singapore International Public Health Conference (2012) [E3]
2012 Chan W, Li Z, Klainin-Yobas P, 'Effectiveness of peer-led self-management programs for adults with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders: a systematic review', Proceedings of the 23rd International Nursing Research Congress (2012) [E3]
2011 Chan W, Chan KS, Lopez V, Li W, 'Psychometric testing of the Chinese version of the Herth Hope Index for heart failure patients', Issues, Challenges and Future Directions of Evidence-based Healthcare (2011) [E3]
2011 Chan W, Liu TW, 'An exploratory study of the satisfaction to antipsychotic medication of patients with schizophrenia in Hong Kong', Issues, Challenges and Future Directions of Evidence-based Healthcare (2011) [E3]
2011 Chan W, 'An exploratory study on the attitudes of nurses in Singapore towards palliative care', Palliative Care in Mainstream Medicine (2011) [E3]
2011 Chan W, Leow MQH, 'A systematic review on the factors affecting caregiver burden of terminally ill adults in the home setting', Positing Nursing for the Future (2011) [E3]
2011 Chan W, Chan MW, 'Evaluation of a health education program to improve well-being of children with parents with mental illness in Hong Kong', Positiong Nursing for the Future (2011) [E3]
2011 Chan W, Chieng YJS, He HG, 'An exploratory study of preoperative level of anxiety and postoperative pain in school-aged children undergoing surgery', Positioning Nursing for the Future (2011) [E3]
2011 Chan W, Loi TT, 'Experiences of colorectal cancer survivors - a qualitative analysis of artwork', Proceedings of EAFONS 2011 (2011) [E3]
2011 Chan W, Li ZQ, Klanin-Yabos P, 'Effectiveness of illness self-management programs for adults with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders: a systematic review', Proceedings of EAFONS 2011 (2011) [E3]
2011 Chan W, Chan KS, Lopez V, Li W, 'Psychometric testing of the Chinese version of the Herth Hope Index for heart failure patients', Proceedings of HKARM 2011 (2011) [E3]
2011 Chan W, Agustinus S, 'Factors affecting the attitudes of nurses towards palliative care in the acute and long term care setting: a systematic review', Proceedings of NUS-NUH 2011 (2011) [E3]
2011 Chan W, 'A Study on the effectiveness of a psycho-educational group intervention for Asian family caregivers of clients with dementia', Reinventing Ageing through Innovation (2011)
2010 Chan W, Ngai NF, Ip WY, 'The evaluation of a childbirth psychoeducation program', Proceedings of IUHPE 2010 (2010)
2010 Chan SWC, Chiu HFK, Chien WT, 'Predictors of change in health related quality of life among older people with depression', East Asian Archives of Psychiatry (2010)
2010 Chan W, 'The burden of caring for older people with dementia: a global perspective', Proceedings of the International Psychogeriatric Association 2010 International Meeting (2010)
2010 Chan S, 'Depressive symptoms in Chinese older persons in Hong Kong: Relationship to chronic physical illnesses, level of functioning, social support and subjective health related quality of life', Asia Pacific Psychiatry (Abstracts from the 14th Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists Scientific Meeting) (2010) [E3]
2010 Chan W, Chien WT, 'Evaluate the effectiveness of a psychoeducation programme for family caregivers of people with dementia: a randomised controlled trial', Proceedings of the International Psychogeriatric Association 2010 International Meeting (2010) [E3]
2010 Chan SWC, Yip B, Chien WT, TSO S, 'Psychoeducation programme for Chinese clients with schizophrenia and their family caregivers ¿ A longitudinal study in Hong Kong', East Asian Archives of Psychiatry (2010) [E3]
2010 Chan W, Chien WT, Yeung FKK, Chiu HFK, Ng BFL, 'A prospective cohort study on perceived stigmatisation of patients with mental illness and its psychological correlates', Improving Health and Recognising Excellence (2010)
2010 Chan W, Chair SY, Thompson DR, Leung KP, Ng S, 'The effect of motivational interviewing on the clinical outcomes, psychological outcomes and health-related quality of life of cardiac rehabilitation clients with poor motivation', Improving Health and Recognising Excellence (2010)
2010 Chan W, Chiu H, Chien WT, Goggins W, Thompson D, Hong B, 'Predictors of change in health-related quality of life among people with depression: a longitudinal study', Path to Prevention (2010) [E3]
2010 Chan W, Gao LL, 'The effects of an interpersonal-psychotherapy-oriented childbirth psychoeducation program on social support, parenting self-efficacy and postpartum depression', Proceedings of EAFONS 2010 (2010)
2009 Chan W, Wong EML, Chair SY, 'The effectiveness of an educational intervention on pain belief and post-operative pain relief for Chinese patients with musculo-skeletal trauma', Proceedings of the 3rd Hong Kong Nursing Forum (2009) [E3]
2009 Chan W, Wong EML, Chair SY, 'The effectiveness of an educational intervention on pain belief, pain and self-efficacy of pain management of patients with limb fractures', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research (2009) [E3]
2009 Chan W, Wong EML, Chair SY, 'Nurses' experience of pain management and its barriers for patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery', Proceedings of the First Asia-Pacific Conference on Health Promotion and Education (2009) [E3]
2009 Chan W, Chien WT, 'The experience of antipsychotic medication adherence in Chinese clients with schizophrenia: a phenomenological approach', Proceedings of the RCN Mental Health Conference 2009 (2009) [E3]
2009 Chan W, Lam P, McNaught C, 'Evaluation for the web teaching and learning experience: mental health nursing', Programme Book (2009) [E3]
2008 Chan W, Williamson V, McCutcheon H, 'The experiences of Chinese and Australian women diagnosed with postnatal depression', Health People for a Healthy World (2008) [E3]
2008 Chan W, Chan KS, Lopez V, 'Translation of the Herth Hope Index for heart failure patients', Service Priorities and Programs Poster (2008) [E3]
2008 Chan W, Ngai FW, Ip WY, 'The effects of a childbirth psychoeducation programme on learned resourcefulness and perinatal depression in Chinese first-time mothers', Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and the 6th Hong Kong Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care (2008) [E3]
2008 Chan W, Wong EM, 'Effect on an educational intervention on patients with a fractured limb undergoing surgery', Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and the 6th Hong Kong Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care (2008) [E3]
2007 Chan W, Holrody E, Lopez V, Ngan J, 'Protection, uncertainty and cultural transmission: two generations of Chinese women and infant feeding practices', . (2007)
2007 Chan W, Chien WT, Tso S, 'The provision and evaluation of a suicide prevention and management programme for front-line nurses in Hong Kong', . (2007) [E3]
2007 Chan W, Ngai FW, Holroyd E, 'The development of a Chinese self-control schedule to enhance evidence-based practice', . (2007)
2007 Chan W, Chien WT, 'Effectiveness of mutual support and psycho-educational group interventions for family caregivers of patients with schizophrenia', . (2007) [E3]
2007 Chan W, Wong EM, 'The effect of an education program on pain management and post-operative outcome of Chinese patients with a traumatic limb fracture undergoing surgery', Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice (2007)
2007 Chan S, Martin CR, 'Irregularities in item responsiveness in the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in case-positive Chinese women', Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology (Abstracts and Posters Presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology) (2007)
2007 Chan W, Chien WT, To MYF, 'An evaluation of the clinical effectiveness of a multi-sensory therapy on individuals with a learning disability', Poster Program Book (2007) [E3]
2007 Chan W, Levy V, Chung T, Lee DTS, 'The qualitative experience of Hong Kong Chinese women diagnosed with postnatal depression', Poster Program Book (2007) [E3]
2007 Chan W, Mackenzie A, Ng TFD, Leung JKY, 'An evaluation of the implementation of case management in community psychiatric nursing services', Poster Program Book (2007) [E3]
2007 Chan W, Williamson V, McCutcheon H, 'A comparative study of the experiences of a group of Hong Kong Chinese and Australian women diagnosed with postnatal depression', Proceedings of the 2007 World Mental health Congress (2007)
2006 Chan W, Wong EM, 'Development of a cognitive behaviour approach education program for pain management for patients with fractured limbs and undergoing surgery', . (2006)
2006 Chan W, Holrody E, Lopez V, 'Doing the month: an exploratory study of three generations', . (2006)
2006 Chan W, 'The lived experience of Chinese women with postnatal depression', . (2006)
2006 Chan W, Lui MHL, David RT, Chau JPC, Lam LW, 'Exploring practicing nurses' perceived facilitators for research utilisation in Hong Kong', . (2006)
2005 Chan W, Chien WT, 'Testing the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the Level of Expressed Emotion (LEE) scale', . (2005)
2005 Chan W, Wong E, Lopez V, 'Pain experience of Chinese patients with limb fractures and surgery', Conference Program and Book of Abstracts (2005) [E1]
2005 Chan W, Iu WY, 'The quality of life of clients with schizophrenia: a study in Hong Kong', Proceedings (2005)
2004 Chan W, wong EM, Lopez V, 'Pain experience and pain management practice for Chinese patients with traumatic femur fractures and surgery', Proceedings (2004)
2004 Chan W, 'A qualitative study of the experiences of Chinese women diagnosed with postnatal depression', Proceedings (2004)
2004 Chan W, Iu WY, 'The quality of life of patients with schizophrenia in Hong Kong', Proceedings (2004)
2004 Chan W, 'The clinical effectiveness of a multisensory therapy on clients with a learning disability: report of a controlled study', Proceedings of the 8th Nursing Practice Conference 2004 (2004)
2002 Chan W, To M, Chien WT, 'An evaluation of the effectiveness of a multisensory environment on clients with a learning disability', Proceedings (2002)
1998 Chan W, Yuen F, 'The needs and concerns of mature age nursing students', Expanding Boundaries of Nursing Education Globally: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference (1998) [E3]
1998 Chan W, Mackenzie A, Ng D, Leung J, 'An evaluation of the implementation of case management in the community psychiatric nursing service', Proceedings (1998)
1995 Chan W, Wong F, Loke A, Tiwari A, 'Promoting the integration of theory and practice in the education of registered nurses', Proceedings (1995)
1995 Chan W, Wong F, Loke A, Tiwari A, 'Promoting partnerships in learning between teachers and students in the education of registered nurses', Proceedings of the New Zealand Nurse Educators Conference (1995)
1994 Chan W, Bartlett H, Wong F, Pang P, 'Measuring competence in BSN graduates', Proccedings (1994)
1994 Chan W, Tiwari A, Bartlett H, Chan SSC, 'A comparative study of the career aspirations of graduates from degree level and hospital diploma programs', Proceedings (1994)
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Other (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 O'Brien AP, Fletcher R, Chan S, Conrad A, Jones D, Wilson A, 'CBT to address new fathers¿ depression and anxiety', ( pp.1): Family Action Centre, The University of Newcastle15th August (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Richard Fletcher, Tony Obrien
2014 Chan W, Lim KK, Griva K, Leow MQH, Chan MF, Mahendra R, 'The Quality of Life of Family Caregivers of Cancer Patients: A Comparison between Caregivers of Patients in Ambulatory and Home Hospice Care Settings in Singapore.', (2014)
2014 Chan W, Xiao CX, 'The effectiveness of a psychoeducation group intervention on coping and positive gain of family caregivers of clients with dementia in Singapore.', (2014)
2014 Chan W, Shorey S, Chong YS, He HG, 'The effectiveness of postnatal psychoeducation programme on self-efficacy, social support and postnatal depression among first-time mothers in Singapore.', (2014)
2014 Chan W, Shorey S, Chong YS, 'The effectiveness of postnatal psychoeducation programme on self-efficacy, social support and postnatal depression among first-time mothers in Singapore.', (2014)
2014 Chan W, Ong SF, Foong PPM, Seah J, Elangovan L, Wang W, 'Learning needs of hospitalized heart failure patients in Singapore: A descriptive study', (2014)
2014 Chan W, Tan KK, Vahvilainen-Julkunen K, He HG, 'Older people¿s perceptions of living by themselves in Singapore.', (2014)
2014 Chan W, Kowitlawakul Y, Tan SL, Chan MF, 'Develop an e-Learning Research Module for Healthcare Education using Multi-Media Instruction Approach', (2014)
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Report (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Chan W, Liaw SY, Scherpbier A, Rethans JJ, Pua GG, 'Recognizing, responding to and reporting patient deterioration: Transferring simulation learning to patient care settings.', RAPIDS, 3 (2012)
2011 Chan W, Chien WT, Mui J, Shing KC, Chan A, Chan D, 'Growing in happiness: Mental health promotion programme for children with mentally ill parents.', The Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 9 (2011)
2010 Chan W, Chien WT, Thompson D, 'The experience of antipsychotic medication adherence in Chinese clients with schizophrenia ¿ a phenomenological study.', The Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2 (2010)
2008 Chan W, Chien WT, Tso S, 'The provision and evaluation of a suicide prevention and management programme for frontline nurses in Hong Kong', The Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 (2008)
2007 Chan W, Holrody E, Lopez V, '"Doing the Month" An exploratory study of three generations.', The Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2007)
2006 Chan W, Chien WT, 'Effectiveness of mutual support group and psychoeducational group interventions for family caregivers of patients with schizophrenia.', The Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 (2006)
2006 Chan W, Lam P, McNaught C, 'Evaluation for the web teaching and learning experience, mental health nursing, undergraduate level, 1st term 2004-2005.', The Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2006)
2005 Chan W, Lam P, McNaught C, 'Evaluation for the web teaching and learning experience of the course: NRS 7302 Mental health Nursing Practice 1 ¿ Acute Care, Postgraduate Level, 1st semester 2003-2004.', The Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2005)
2003 Chan W, Levy V, Chung T, Lee DTS, 'The qualitative experience of Hong Kong Chinese women diagnosed with postnatal depression.', Department of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2003)
2003 Chan W, Chien WT, To M, 'An evaluation of the effectiveness of a multisensory environment on clients with learning disability.', The Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2003)
2002 Chan W, 'The continuing education needs for mental health nurses in Hong Kong - A focus group interview.', The Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2002)
2002 Chan W, 'A survey on the continuing professional development needs for mental health nurses in Hong Kong.', The Nethersole School of Nursing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2002)
2001 Chan W, 'Reform of nursing education in Hong Kong: A study of nurse leadership and policy development.', Oxford Brookes University, the United Kingdom (2001)
2000 Chan W, 'Promoting independent learning through implementing contract learning in a clinical context.', The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2000)
2000 Chan W, Mackenzie A, Chan OW, Ku B, Leung W, Ng TFD, Leung JKY, 'Evaluating of the implementation of case management in community psychiatric nursing services in Hong Kong.', The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2000)
1997 Chan W, Yuen F, 'Being a mature age nursing student on campus.', Department of Health Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (1997)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 71
Total funding $3,256,776

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20154 grants / $51,754

The role of the Clinical Supervisor (CS) in interprofessional pre-registration student clinical education – the unmet educational need in university wide health studies clinical practice – stage t$20,454

Funding body: Mid North Coast Local Health District

Funding body Mid North Coast Local Health District
Project Team Professor Tony O'Brien, Professor Sally Chan, Doctor Karen McNeil, Associate Professor Shane Dempsey, Associate Professor Martin Veysey, Doctor Amanda Dawson, Mrs Michelle Giles, Ms Joy Taylor, Ms Julie-Anne Olaisen
Scheme Hunter and Coast ICTN Research and Quality Improvement Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500756
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

University of Newcastle - Ewha Womans University PhD (Nursing) Symposium$20,000

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding body Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project Team Professor Sally Chan, Doctor Sarah Jeong
Scheme Australia-Korea Foundation Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500650
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

2014 International Visitor from University of Hull, UK$9,800

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Sally Chan, Professor Roger Watson
Scheme International Research Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400863
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

ICN Conference 2015, Seoul Korea, 19-23 June 2015$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Sally Chan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500181
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20146 grants / $300,377

Examining the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based illness management program for Chinese patients with schizophrenia: A pilot study$105,000

Funding body: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Funding body The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

The effectiveness of STOMA psychosocial intervention programme on outcomes of colorectal patients with stoma: a randomised controlled trial$87,885

Funding body: Singapore Cancer Society Cancer Research Grant

Funding body Singapore Cancer Society Cancer Research Grant
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Testing the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of dementia management strategies scale among family caregivers in Hong Kong$79,992

Funding body: Health & Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong SAR

Funding body Health & Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong SAR
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

University of Newcastle - Chulalongkorn University PhD (Nursing) Symposium$16,000

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding body Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project Team Professor Sally Chan
Scheme Australia-Thailand Institute Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400677
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

A psycho-education intervention for family caregivers of patients with dementia using a mobile application: a randomized controlled trial$10,000

Funding body: Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation Research Grant

Funding body Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation Research Grant
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

IPA 2014 International Meeting, Beijing China, 23 - 26 October 2014.$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Sally Chan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400902
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20139 grants / $968,950

Effectiveness of a Peer-led Self-Management Programme (PLSMP) for people with Schizophrenia: A randomised controlled trial$524,000

Funding body: National Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist

Funding body National Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Improving physical and psychological symptoms in in-patients with acute myocardial infarction through the symptom self-management programme: A pilot randomised controlled trial$100,000

Funding body: National Medical Research Council Health Services Research

Funding body National Medical Research Council Health Services Research
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

A self-help psychoeducation programme for patients with coronary heart disease$90,000

Funding body: Academic Research Fund Tier 1, Ministry of Education, Singapore

Funding body Academic Research Fund Tier 1, Ministry of Education, Singapore
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

A telehealth clinic for elderly day care centre: A collaborative model between elderly day care centres and academic health institutions in Singapore$85,900

Funding body: Academic Research Fund Tier 1

Funding body Academic Research Fund Tier 1
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

A self-help psycho education programme for patients with coronary heart disease$77,200

Funding body: Academic Research Fund Tier 1, Ministry of Education, Singapore

Funding body Academic Research Fund Tier 1, Ministry of Education, Singapore
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

The effectiveness of self-efficacy psychoeducational intervention to enhance outcomes of patients with end stage renal disease: A randomised controlled trial$51,600

Funding body: Venerable Yen Pei-NKF Research Fund

Funding body Venerable Yen Pei-NKF Research Fund
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Enhancing research skills in graduate nursing students: Effectiveness of an e-learning module$26,000

Funding body: Learning Innovation Fund – Technology (LIFT)

Funding body Learning Innovation Fund – Technology (LIFT)
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Quality of life, coping, anxiety and depression in women with early-stage breast cancer: A multi-ethnic study$8,650

Funding body: National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) Endowment Fund & NUH Cancer Fund

Funding body National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) Endowment Fund & NUH Cancer Fund
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Cross-cultural comparison of stress, protective factors, and psychological well-being among university students in Thailand and Singapore$5,600

Funding body: China Medical Board of New York

Funding body China Medical Board of New York
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20127 grants / $364,250

The effectiveness of education intervention on outcomes of parents and their children undergo inpatient elective surgery: A randomized controlled trial$281,700

Funding body: Health Services Research

Funding body Health Services Research
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

A RCT of the effectiveness of a psychoeducation intervention on quality of life, social support, self-efficacy, psychological well-being, and communication of family caregivers of people with advanced$42,800

Funding body: Lien Centre for Palliative Care

Funding body Lien Centre for Palliative Care
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

A cognitive behavioural bibliotherapy for older people with depressive symptoms: A feasibility study$15,400

Funding body: NUS Virtual Institute for the Study of Aging

Funding body NUS Virtual Institute for the Study of Aging
Project Team
Scheme discovery project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

An evaluation of the effectiveness of a psychoeducation intervention on quality of life, social support and spirituality of family caregivers of people with advanced cancer in Singapore$9,900

Funding body: Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee

Funding body Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Factors influencing Singapore nurses' intention to leave while working in a contemporary multi-racial hospital$5,900

Funding body: Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee, Singapore

Funding body Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee, Singapore
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Quality of life of family caregivers of people with advanced cancer in Singapore$5,300

Funding body: Singapore Cancer Society

Funding body Singapore Cancer Society
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Integrative Learning across disciplines: Engage students in Community Nursing$3,250

Funding body: National University of Singapore

Funding body National University of Singapore
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20117 grants / $408,560

Intima-Medial Thickness guidance of primary prevention in relatives of patients with early onset atherosclerosis: the IMPRESS study – a multi-centre, randomized controlled trial $333,760

Funding body: YLLSoM, NUS

Funding body YLLSoM, NUS
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Treatment adherence and psychosocial adjustment and in patients with end stage renal disease maintained on peritoneal dialysis regimes$21,400

Funding body: NUS

Funding body NUS
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

The graduate nurses e-cohort study$15,400

Funding body: Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee, Singapore

Funding body Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee, Singapore
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Effectiveness of the peer-led self-management programme (PLAMP) for people with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders$14,900

Funding body: Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee, Singapore

Funding body Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee, Singapore
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Testing the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the Level of Expressed Emotion scale and assessing families' expressed emotion in severe mental illness$11,100

Funding body: Health & Health Services Research Fund, Food & Health Bureau

Funding body Health & Health Services Research Fund, Food & Health Bureau
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Attitudes of nurses towards palliative care: An exploratory study in Singapore$6,000

Funding body: Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee, Singapore

Funding body Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee, Singapore
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Exploring the relationship between the registered nurse (RN) support role and the student – a comparative study$6,000

Funding body: Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee, Singapore

Funding body Ministry of Health Nursing Research Committee, Singapore
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20105 grants / $547,500

An evaluation of the effectiveness of a psycho-educational group intervention on burden and coping of family caregivers of clients with dementia $290,200

Funding body: YLLSoM, NUS

Funding body YLLSoM, NUS
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

A prospective cohort study on perceived stigmatisation of patients with mental illness and its psychosocial correlates$122,600

Commissioned research on mental health policy and services
Funding body Unknown
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Randomised Controlled Trial of a Brief Group intervention using cognitive behavioural approach to reduce postnatal depressive symptoms$76,100

Funding body: Health & Health services Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR

Funding body Health & Health services Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Safety and Error Management Climate in High Risk Surgical Specialties: Correlates with nurse job satisfaction and adverse events in Singaporean Healthcare$42,300

Funding body: Medicine-Business Seed Granting funding, NUS (co-investigator)

Funding body Medicine-Business Seed Granting funding, NUS (co-investigator)
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

E-learning Program as an Adjunct to Simulation Training for Enhancement of Acute Nursing Care Competency$16,300

Funding body: NUS

Funding body NUS
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20091 grants / $13,900

Evaluation of a psycho-educational group program on mental health outcomes of family caregivers of people with dementia resided in the community$13,900

Funding body: CUHK

Funding body CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20082 grants / $50,900

Growing in happiness – Mental health promotion programme for children with mentally ill parents$41,600

Funding body: Health Care and Promotion Fund, Food and Health Bureau

Funding body Health Care and Promotion Fund, Food and Health Bureau
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Level of adherence to antipsychotic medication of Chinese patients with schizophrenia$9,300

Funding body: CUHK

Funding body CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20073 grants / $89,067

The effect of motivational interviewing on the clinical outcomes, psychological outcomes and health-related quality of life of cardiac rehabilitation clients with poor motivation.$60,300

Funding body: Health & Health Services Research Fund Committee, HKSAR Govt

Funding body Health & Health Services Research Fund Committee, HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

The experience of antipsychotic medication adherence in Chinese clients with schizophrenia – a phenomenological study$21,100

Funding body: RGC Earmark Grant HKSAR Govt

Funding body RGC Earmark Grant HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Systematic review: Effects of multisensory therapy on behaviour of adult clients with developmental disabilities$7,667

Funding body: Joanna Briggs Institute

Funding body Joanna Briggs Institute
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20063 grants / $16,725

A pilot study on predicting changes in the health-related quality of life of depressed elderly people$14,362

Funding body: CUHK

Funding body CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Medication adherence in clients with schizophrenia$2,085

Funding body: CUHK

Funding body CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

The qualitative experience of antipsychotic medication adherence in Chinese clients with schizophrenia – A pilot study$278

Funding body: KN Godfrey Weh Education Fund, CUHK

Funding body KN Godfrey Weh Education Fund, CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20052 grants / $56,225

Doing the Month - An Exploratory Study of Three Generations$54,140

Funding body: RGC Earmark Grant HKSAR Govt

Funding body RGC Earmark Grant HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Translation and validation of satisfaction with antipsychotic medication scale$2,085

Funding body: CUHK

Funding body CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20045 grants / $94,559

The provision and evaluation of a suicide prevention and management programme for frontline nurses in Hong Kong$72,170

Funding body: Health & Health Services Research Fund Committee HKSAR Govt

Funding body Health & Health Services Research Fund Committee HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Testing the reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the level of Expressed Emotion Scale$8,683

Funding body: Direct Grant, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

Funding body Direct Grant, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Evaluation of courseware in mental health nursing$8,338

Funding body: University Grant Committee: Courseware Development Grants. HKSAR Govt

Funding body University Grant Committee: Courseware Development Grants. HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Development of a comprehensive web-enabled learning system: Mental Health Nursing$3,840

Funding body: University Grant Committee, HKSAR Govt

Funding body University Grant Committee, HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

The quality of life of community dwelling older adults$1,528

Funding body: CUHK

Funding body CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20031 grants / $1,250

The quality of life of older adults with depression$1,250

Funding body: CUHK

Funding body CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20021 grants / $2,223

A pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of a cervical cancer screening campaign targeted for women age over 40 years$2,223

Funding body: CUHK

Funding body CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20013 grants / $63,957

An evaluation of the effectiveness of a multisensory environment on clients with learning disability$57,080

Funding body: Health Care & Promotion Fund Committee, HKSAR Govt

Funding body Health Care & Promotion Fund Committee, HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Enhancing WebCT in mental health nursing course$5,835

Funding body: University Grant Committee: Courseware Development Grants. HKSAR Govt

Funding body University Grant Committee: Courseware Development Grants. HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

A pilot study on the evaluation of the effectiveness of multisensory environment on clients with learning disability$1,042

Funding body: Shaw College, CUHK

Funding body Shaw College, CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20001 grants / $1,111

The continuing professional development needs of mental health nurses in Hong Kong$1,111

Funding body: Departmental Research Fund, Department of Nursing, CUHK

Funding body Departmental Research Fund, Department of Nursing, CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19982 grants / $42,584

The qualitative experience of postnatal depression in Hong Kong$41,473

Funding body: Health Services Research Committee, HKSAR Govt

Funding body Health Services Research Committee, HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 2000
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

A pilot study on the quality of life of schizophrenic clients in Hong Kong$1,111

Funding body: Departmental Research Fund, Department of Nursing, CUHK

Funding body Departmental Research Fund, Department of Nursing, CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1999
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19973 grants / $88,841

An evaluation of the implementation of case management in the Community Psychiatric Nursing Service$77,313

Funding body: Health Services Research Committee Grant, HKSAR Govt

Funding body Health Services Research Committee Grant, HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1999
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Promoting independent learning and clinical competence through implementing contract learning in a clinical context$9,998

Funding body: University Grant Committee - Action Learning Project Fund, HKSAR Govt

Funding body University Grant Committee - Action Learning Project Fund, HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1999
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

A pilot study on the use of critical pathway in caring for in-patients in a mental hospital in Hong Kong$1,530

Funding body: Departmental Research Fund, Department of Nursing, CUHK

Funding body Departmental Research Fund, Department of Nursing, CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1998
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19963 grants / $17,770

Being a mature age nursing student on campus$15,270

Funding body: University Grant Committee, HKSAR Govt

Funding body University Grant Committee, HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1997
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Developing a critical pathway for the Community Psychiatric Nursing Service in Hong Kong$1,530

Funding body: Departmental Research Fund, Department of Nursing, CUHK

Funding body Departmental Research Fund, Department of Nursing, CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1997
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

A pilot study on the evaluation of case management in the community psychiatric nursing service$970

Funding body: Shaw College, CUHK

Funding body Shaw College, CUHK
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1997
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19942 grants / $44,405

A comparative study of the competencies and career aspirations and role socialization of graduates from nursing degree and hospital diploma programmes in Hong Kong$34,000

Funding body: University Grant Committee, HK Govt

Funding body University Grant Committee, HK Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1996
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Promoting the integration of theory and practice, and partnership between teachers and students$10,405

Funding body: University Grant Committee - Action Learning Project Fund, HKSAR Govt

Funding body University Grant Committee - Action Learning Project Fund, HKSAR Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1996
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19921 grants / $31,868

Evaluation of the BSN course for registered nurses at the Hong Kong Polytechnic: A study of nurse performance$31,868

Funding body: University Grant Committee, HK Govt

Funding body University Grant Committee, HK Govt
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1995
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed10
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD The effectiveness of internet-based interactive program for Chinese women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Promoting active ageing in older people with mental disorders in Thai Primary Care Units: the development and psychometric testing of an assessment tool
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Pain assessment and management in infants and children: A mixed methods study to explore the knowledge, attitudes and cultural influences of nurses working in Saudi Arabia
PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Integration of an emotional training strategy in a simulation-based education program to enhance clinical performance during a crisis event
Nursing, Maastricht University
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Effectiveness of the Resource Enhancement and Activation Programme (REAP) to enhance quality of life and resilience in older people: a randomised controlled trial
Nursing, University of Eastern Finland
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Effects of a psychoeducation programme to enhance symptom management for patients with colorectal cancer: a randomised controlled trial
Nursing, Unknown
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 PhD Quality of Life, Coping, Anxiety and Depression in Women with Early-Stage Breast Study: A Multi-Ethnic Study
Nursing, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Effectiveness of a postnatal psychoeducation program on outcomes of first-time mothers in Singapore: a randomised controlled trial
Nursing, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD The effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy for people with anxiety and depression: a randomised controlled trial
Nursing, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Career development and career success in nurses in mainland China
Nursing, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Acculturation, quality of life and coping strategies
Nursing, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Care monitoring and outcome evaluation (CMOE) in the Community Rehabilitation and Support Services (CRSS) Project
Nursing, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Survey of organisational support for nurses in China
Nursing, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Effect of home-based rehabilitation among myocardial infarction patients
Nursing, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Evaluation of an interpersonal-psychotherapy-orientated childbirth education programme for Chinese first-time childbearing women
Nursing, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Effects of the enterostomal therapist telephone follow-up on postoperative adjustment of early discharged colostomy patients
Nursing, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Singapore 88
China 82
Hong Kong 75
Australia 56
United Kingdom 8
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Professor Sally Chan

Position

Head of School
School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email sally.chan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7873
Fax (02) 4921 6301

Office

Room RW1-39
Building Richardson Wing
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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