Diana T. F. Lee

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The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey (MOS-SSS-C) in a sample of 110 patients. Criterion-related and construct validities of the MOS-SSS-C were evaluated by correlations with the Chinese version of the Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Survey (r(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a systematic review of qualitative studies of how older people live with chronic heart failure. BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure is a global epidemic mainly affecting an ageing population. Understanding how older people live with this disease is important to help promote their adjustment to the distressing illness experience.(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of a care protocol used by community nurses to support nursing home staff in the care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN Matched, randomized case-control trial. SETTING Forty-five nursing homes of the New Territories South (NTS) cluster of Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-nine older(More)
The purpose of this article was to discuss the challenges of instrument translation, using the translation of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey into Chinese as an example. Brislin's model of translation, which highlights the need for forward and backward translation, was used. Major considerations in conducting translation, and the strategies(More)
BACKGROUND Transition to the care and environment of a residential home has been identified in the literature as the most significant relocation affecting older people. However, little effort has been made systematically to review and synthesize the body of knowledge relating to older people's experiences with such placement. This has led to lack of(More)
  • D T Lee
  • Journal of interprofessional care
  • 2001
While there is an increasing number of elders moving into residential care homes in Hong Kong, very little is known about how they adjust to the changes associated with living in such homes. A grounded theory study was therefore conducted to explore the processes through which Chinese elders adjust following a move to residential care. Audiotaped in-depth(More)
AIMS Disease management programmes (DMPs) have evolved as an innovative clinical practice system to enhance the discharge outcomes of older people with heart failure. Yet, clinical trials which have examined their effectiveness have reported inconsistent findings. This may be explained by variations in the design of DMPs. The aim is to identify the(More)
BACKGROUND Despite abundant evidence attesting to poor physical, psychological and social functioning of congestive heart failure (CHF) patients, little is known about the impact of the disease itself on health-related quality of life (HRQL). Most previous work has focused on general quality of life issues rather than specifically on the impact of CHF on(More)
OBJECTIVE High levels of psychological distress have been reported in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. Yet, little is known about its associated factors. The purpose of this study is to identify the significant demographic, clinical and psychosocial correlates of psychological distress in CHF(More)