Angela Lk Cheong

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OBJECTIVES To (1) identify social and rehabilitation predictors of nursing home placement, (2) investigate the association between effectiveness and efficiency in rehabilitation and nursing home placement of patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation from 1996 to 2005 by disease in Singapore. DESIGN National data were retrospectively extracted from(More)
BACKGROUND The recent H1N1 pandemic virus that emerged in 2009 resulted in high morbidity rates mainly in younger individuals, albeit with relatively low mortality. We investigated both humoral and cellular immune responses against the pandemic H1N1 2009 virus before and after immunization with inactivated H1N1 2009 vaccine. METHODS We obtained paired(More)
OBJECTIVES The relationship between disability and comorbidity on mortality is widely perceived as additive in clinical models of frailty. DESIGN National data were retrospectively extracted from medical records of community hospital. DATA SOURCES There were of 12,804 acutely-disabled patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation in Singapore(More)
BACKGROUND Most stroke research has studied rehabilitation effectiveness and rehabilitation efficiency separately and not investigated the potential trade-offs between these two indices of rehabilitation. AIMS To determine whether there is a trade-off between independent factors of rehabilitation effectiveness and rehabilitation efficiency. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Little is known about the sociodemographic and clinical profile of older adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) in Singapore. We studied the sociodemographic and clinical profile of older adults with ID and investigated factors associated with caregiver availability and identity in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study(More)
INTRODUCTION Little data is available on community hospital admissions. We examined the differences between community hospitals and the annual trends in sociodemographic characteristics of all patient admissions in Singaporean community hospitals over a 10- year period from 1996 to 2005. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were manually extracted from medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the factors for rehabilitation effectiveness (REs) and rehabilitation efficiency (REy) among newly disabled older persons and if there is any trade-off between REs and REy. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Rehabilitation hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Patients (N=8828) aged ≥65 years admitted for inpatient rehabilitation from(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the trends in length of stay (LOS), rehabilitation functional outcome, and discharge destination of patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation from 1996 to 2005 and stratified by disease in Singapore. DESIGN Retrospective national data were extracted from medical records of community-based inpatient rehabilitation admissions in(More)
Range-of-motion (ROM) assessment is a critical assessment tool during the rehabilitation process. The conventional approach uses the goniometer which remains the most reliable instrument but it is usually time-consuming and subject to both intra- and inter-therapist measurement errors. An automated wireless wearable sensor system for the measurement of ROM(More)
BACKGROUND Most acute stroke patients with disabilities do not receive recommended rehabilitation following discharge to the community. Functional and social barriers are common reasons for non-adherence to post-discharge rehabilitation. Home rehabilitation is an alternative to centre-based rehabilitation but is costlier. Tele-rehabilitation is a possible(More)