Eliza Mi Ling Wong

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of early ambulation after cardiac catheterization (CC) on patients' back pain, puncture site pain, vascular complications, urinary discomfort, general well-being perception and satisfaction level. METHODS This study was a randomized single-blinded controlled trial. Overall, 137 participants(More)
PURPOSE The prevalence of colorectal cancer (CRC) among older people is high. Screening for CRC presents a cost-effective secondary prevention and control strategy which results in a significant reduction in mortality. This study aims to describe the prevalence of CRC screening and examine its risk factors among Chinese community-dwelling older people(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an Emergency Medicine Ward (EMW) in reducing the length of stay (LOS) in the emergency department, length of hospitalization, emergency medical admission rate, and the hospital bed occupancy rate. METHODS This study is a cross-sectional, observational study with a retrospective, quantitative(More)
BACKGROUND Older adults are more susceptible to colorectal cancer (CRC). Psychosocial constructs in the Health Belief Model are targets for interventional studies. No tool to measure these beliefs of older Chinese people has been validated. OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to examine the preliminary psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the(More)
BACKGROUND The term hidden elder is used in Chinese society to describe older adults who are socially isolated and refuse social participation. Substantial evidence has indicated the important role of social isolation in increasing psychiatric morbidity and mortality risks in later life. Innovative service is promptly needed to address the social and(More)
Physical inactivity is one of the major modifiable lifestyle risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This protocol aims to evaluate the effectiveness of Tai Chi versus brisk walking in reducing CVD risk factors. This is a randomized controlled trial with three arms, namely, Tai Chi group, walking group, and control group. The Tai Chi group will(More)
BACKGROUND Different institutions have proposed various definitions for metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). This study aimed to compare the feasibilities and abilities of different metabolic syndrome definitions in predicting acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in Chinese adults. METHODS A case-control(More)
The exponential increase in the numbers of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) has led to many clinicians having to care for post-PCI patients. We review the management of early problems seen in post-PCI patients, such as vascular access site complications, contrast nephropathy, drug-induced thrombocytopaenia and chest pain. The management of(More)
AIM To explore factors associated with health-related quality of life of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. BACKGROUND Substantial evidence indicates that implantable cardioverter defibrillator is proven to increase survival rate by terminating life-threatening arrhythmia. However, this device can negatively affect health-related(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrence of stroke is common and it affects quality of life, mobility, and mortality rates of stroke survivors. Previous studies have shown a paradoxical association between body mass index (BMI) and post-stroke mortality, and a dose-dependent association between second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure and risk of stroke. But the associations between(More)