Mr Seng Giap Marcus Ang

Mr Seng Giap Marcus Ang

Research student

Career Summary

Biography

Seng Giap Marcus Ang is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Newcastle, School of Nursing and Midwifery. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours in 2012. He is also a registered nurse with experience in adult medical-surgical, neuroscience nursing, and critical care. 

His research interests include studying the impact of falls and fall risk among older people and their carers. Specifically, his doctoral thesis involves identifying the concern of carers about their care recipients' risk of falling and its related impact on fall prevention at home. This project is supported by the Australian Government Research Training program.

Marcus is also a student member of the Priority Research Centre for Health Behavior and the Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health at the University of Newcastle. He has collaborated with clinical and research staff from the regional hospital, research institute, and non-government voluntary organization, and published in local and international journals for his research.

Marcus aims to further his research ambitions by developing targeted fall prevention programs for carers in preventing falls among older people living at home. He is also interested in acquiring teaching experiences and to fulfill his lifelong ambition of being a teacher.   



Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Carers
  • Community health
  • Fall prevention
  • Falls
  • Older people

Languages

  • English (Mother)
  • Chinese, nec (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified 80
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/12/2014 - 29/7/2016 Member Singapore General Hospital
Nursing Research Council
Singapore
20/11/2008 - 30/11/2015 Member Singapore Nurses Association
Singapore
14/7/2017 -  Member Australian Association of Gerontology
Australia
9/2/2015 - 29/7/2016 Member Singapore General Hospital
SingHealth Nursing HR Manpower Taskforce 2015
Singapore
24/4/2013 - 21/11/2014 Member Singapore General Hospital
Nursing Quality Management Council
Singapore

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/12/2014 - 31/7/2016 Research nurse Singapore General Hospital
Singapore
27/8/2012 - 31/7/2016 Registered nurse (Senior Staff Nurse) Singapore General Hospital
Singapore

Awards

Professional

Year Award
2013 Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Silver)
Singapore Health Services

Research Award

Year Award
2019 Best Student Paper for oral presentation
7th Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference
2019 Best HDR presentation in Older Person Care
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle
2017 Best International Higher Degree Research Candidate oral presentation
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle

Scholarship

Year Award
2016 Research Training Program Scholarship
The University of Newcastle
2009 Singapore General Hospital Education Sponsorship Award
Singapore General Hospital
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Publications

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


Journal article (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Ang SGM, O'Brien AP, Wilson A, 'Carers' concern for older people falling at home: An integrative review', Singapore Medical Journal, 61 272-280 (2020) [C1]

© 2020 American Physiological Society. All rights reserved. Falls, the leading cause of injury and death among older people, can have a significant psychosocial impact on carers. ... [more]

© 2020 American Physiological Society. All rights reserved. Falls, the leading cause of injury and death among older people, can have a significant psychosocial impact on carers. Carers play a crucial role in caring for older persons at home and in fall prevention. This review, which included 15 studies, aimed to identify carers' concern about older people falling and its impact. We identified that most carers had concerns about repeated falls in older people, unknown consequences of falls and care recipients' non-adherence to fall prevention advice. These concerns, in turn, affect carers' physical and psychological health, lifestyle, caregiving burden and use of fall prevention strategies. This paper highlights the importance of recognising carers' fall concern so as to identify carers' needs and awareness of fall prevention in older people living at home. Greater insight into carers' fall concern could facilitate the implementation of new strategies to manage older people's fall risk as well as improve carers' well-being.

DOI 10.11622/smedj.2019142
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2020 Ang SGM, O'Brien AP, Wilson A, 'Investigating the psychometric properties of the Carers' Fall Concern instrument to measure carers' concern for older people at risk of falling at home: A cross-sectional study', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OLDER PEOPLE NURSING, (2020)
DOI 10.1111/opn.12338
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2019 Ang SGM, O'Brien AP, Wilson A, 'Understanding carers' fall concern and their management of fall risk among older people at home', BMC GERIATRICS, 19 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12877-019-1162-7
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2019 Ang SGM, 'Mindfulness-based stress reduction for family carers of people with dementia', PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING, 37 321-322 (2019)
DOI 10.1111/phn.12678
2018 Ang SM, O'Brien A, Wilson AJ, 'Fall concern about older persons shifts to carers as changing health policy focuses on family, home-based care', SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL, 59 9-11 (2018)
DOI 10.11622/smedj.2018005
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2018 Ang S, O'Brien AP, Wilson A, 'Concern of older people falling', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 25 36-36 (2018)
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2018 Ang SG, O'Brien AP, Wilson A, 'Carers concerns about their older persons (Carees) at risk of falling a mixed methods study protocol', BMC Health Services Research, 1-7 (2018)
DOI 10.1186/s12913-018-3632-6
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2018 Lim ML, Ang SGM, Teo KY, Wee YHC, Yee SP, Lim SH, Ang SY, 'Patients' Experience after a Fall and Their Perceptions of Fall Prevention: A Qualitative Study', Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 33 46-52 (2018) [C1]

Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. An exploratory descriptive study was conducted to explore the perspectives of patients who had fallen in the hosp... [more]

Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. An exploratory descriptive study was conducted to explore the perspectives of patients who had fallen in the hospital; 100 patients were interviewed. An inductive content analysis approach was adopted. Six themes emerged: Apathetic toward falls, self-blame behavior, reluctance to impose on busy nurses, negative feelings toward nurses, overestimating own ability, and poor retention of information. Patients often downplayed the risks of falls and were reluctant to call for help.

DOI 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000261
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2017 Ang SG, Wilson A, O'Brien AP, 'Caregivers Falls Concern for Older Persons in the Singapore Community', GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JNHC), 5 1-5 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.5176/2345-718X_5.1.171
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2016 Liu J, Wong SKA, Wang Y, Nagalingam V, Too CW, Ang SGM, Ang SY, 'Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Simple Light Dressing (Transparent Film Dressing) Versus Pressure Dressing (Elastoplast) After Femoral Arterial Sheath Removal', Journal of Radiology Nursing, 35 227-235 (2016)

© 2016 Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing Pressure dressings were routinely used to prevent further bleeding after femoral artery sheath removal. Many patients oft... [more]

© 2016 Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing Pressure dressings were routinely used to prevent further bleeding after femoral artery sheath removal. Many patients often complained of discomfort during and after removal of the pressure dressing. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a transparent film dressing and conventional pressure dressing in terms of incidences of hematomas, bleeding, skin loss, and level of comfort experienced. A randomized controlled trial study was conducted to compare the patients with pressure dressing and transparent film dressing in radiological-guided invasive procedures requiring retrograde femoral artery puncture. Outcome variables included incidences of bleeding, hematoma, skin integrity, and comfort level during and after the dressings were removed. A total of 260 patients were enrolled and most patients had undergone visceral intervention with size 5 Fr vascular sheaths inserted. There was no significant difference in bleeding and formation of hematoma (p > 0.7) and loss of skin integrity (p = 0.1). However, 39% of the patients in the pressure dressing group experienced discomfort compared with 5% of patients in the transparent film dressing group (p < 0.01). Results of this study supported the use of transparent film dressing after femoral artery sheath removal. The use of transparent film dressing did not lead to an increase in bleeding or hematoma formation and has provided greater comfort to patients.

DOI 10.1016/j.jradnu.2016.06.001
2013 Ang SGM, Chen H-C, Siah RJC, He H-G, Klainin-Yobas P, 'Stressors Relating to Patient Psychological Health Following Stoma Surgery: An Integrated Literature Review', ONCOLOGY NURSING FORUM, 40 587-594 (2013)
DOI 10.1188/13.ONF.587-594
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 26
2013 Ang SGM, Klainin-Yobas P, Chen HC, Siah CJ, Goh ML, Cheong CP, et al., 'Research in brief - Testing the efficacy of "Stress Management for Stoma Patients" intervention for patients following colostomy or ileostomy surgery: A pilot study', Singapore Nursing Journal, 40 49-51 (2013)
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Conference (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Ang SGM, Wilson A, O'Brien AP, 'Developing the Carers' Fall Concern Instrument', Developing the Carers' Fall Concern Instrument, Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore (2019)
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2019 Ang SGM, Wilson A, O'Brien AP, 'Understanding carers fall concern: Does it matter?', Sydney International Convention Centre, Australia (2019)
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2019 Ang SGM, Wilson A, O'Brien A, 'Carers Concern About Older People Falling at Home: A Qualitative Study.', Carers Concern About Older People Falling at Home: A Qualitative Study., Newcastle (2019)
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2019 Ang SGM, O'Brien AP, Wilson A, 'Carers' Fall Concerns and Falls', Fremantle Esplanade Western Australia (2019)
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2017 Ang SGM, O'Brien AP, Chan SWC, Wilson A, 'An integrative review on falls efficacy among older persons.', An integrative review on falls efficacy among older persons., Crown Perth, Western Australia (2017)
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2017 Ang SM, O'Brien AP, Wilson A, 'Caregivers falls concern for older persons in the Singapore community', Singapore (2017) [E1]
DOI 10.5176/2315-4330_WNC17.82
Co-authors Tony Obrien
2016 Su G, Ang SGM, Lim ML, 'EXPLORING THE NEEDS OF OLDER WOMEN DIAGNOSED WITH GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER - A QUALITATIVE STUDY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER (2016)
2013 Ang SGM, Klainin-Yobas P, Chen HC, Siah CJ, Goh ML, Cheong CP, Tsang BSC, 'Testing the efficacy of stress management for stoma patient intervention for patients following colostomy or ileostomy surgery: A pilot study.', Faro, Portugal (2013)
2012 Ang SGM, Klainin-Yobas P, Chen HC, Siah CJ, 'The efficacy of stress management interventions for patients following stoma surgery: A literature review.', International Journal of Nursing Practice, Singapore (2012)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2012.02001.x
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $4,087

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20192 grants / $3,087

Small Grant Funding for Publication$2,337

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviors

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviors
Project Team

Seng Giap Marcus Ang, Professor Anthony Paul O'Brien, Dr Amanda Wilson

Scheme the university of newcastle
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Centre for Brain and Mental Health Travel Grant$750

Funding body: Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research

Funding body Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research
Project Team

Seng Giap Marcus Ang, Dr Amanda Wilson, Professor Anthony Paul O'Brien

Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20181 grants / $1,000

Centre for Brain and Mental Health Publication Support$1,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health | The University of Newcastle

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health | The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Seng Giap Marcus Ang, Professor Anthony Paul O'Brien, Dr Amanda Wilson

Scheme Research Support Grant Round Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Mr Seng Giap Marcus Ang

Contact Details

Email senggiapmarcus.ang@uon.edu.au
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