Chi Ming Leung

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OBJECTIVE There is no valid instrument to aid delirium detection in Hong Kong. The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the Confusion Assessment Method Diagnostic Algorithm (CAM algorithm) and the bilingual version of Nursing Delirium Screening Scale (Nu-DESC) among geriatric inpatients in a Chinese population. METHODS Between(More)
The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is widely used in adult populations; however, its usefulness with adolescents has been explored less. This study sought to evaluate the reliability, validity, and factor structure of the Chinese version of HADS in a community sample of adolescents residing in Hong Kong. A prospective cohort of 5,857 students(More)
The study of metagenomics has been much benefited from low-cost and high-throughput sequencing technologies, yet the tremendous amount of data generated make analysis like de novo assembly to consume too much computational resources. In late 2014 we released MEGAHIT v0.1 (together with a brief note of Li et al. (2015) [1]), which is the first NGS metagenome(More)
This study determines the socio-demographic and clinical correlates of suicide attempts in Chinese schizophrenia outpatients and their impact on patients' quality of life (QOL). Two hundred and fifty-five clinically stable schizophrenia outpatients were randomly selected in Hong Kong (HK) and their counterparts matched according to sex, age, age at onset(More)
To date, few studies have investigated prescription patterns of psychotropic drugs in Chinese patients with schizophrenia in general and outpatients in particular. This study examined the role that socio-demographic and clinical factors play in determining psychotropic drug prescriptions for schizophrenia outpatients in China. Two hundred and fifty-five and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of olanzapine with that of risperidone on weight change among Chinese patients in Hong Kong. METHOD The body weight of subjects maintained on olanzapine or risperidone treatment was recorded at the outpatient clinic of a teaching hospital. Pretreatment weight of the subjects was retrieved from case records. Subjects on(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationships between sociodemographic and clinical factors and quality of life (QOL) in a cohort of Chinese schizophrenia outpatients. METHOD Two hundred subjects with a diagnosis of DSM-IV schizophrenia aged 18-60 years were randomly selected, and their sociodemographic and clinical characteristics including psychotic and(More)
This study compared the subjective quality of life (SQOL) in schizophrenia patients living with their families in Hong Kong (HK) and Beijing (BJ) and explored the relationship between SQOL and basic socio-demographic and clinical factors. Two hundred and sixty-four clinically stable outpatients with schizophrenia were randomly selected in HK and 258(More)
BACKGROUND Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by burning charcoal has become one of the most common ways of committing suicide in Hong Kong since late 1998. The evolution of the phenomenon was explored in the current study. METHOD Information about completed suicides between January 1996 and December 1999 was obtained from the Hong Kong death registry and(More)
The impact of sociodemographic and clinical factors on subjective quality of life (SQOL) in Chinese schizophrenia outpatients was explored. Randomly selected subjects with schizophrenia (N = 273) were assessed with respect to their sociodemographic, clinical characteristics, and SQOL. Compared with the Chinese general population, patients had significantly(More)