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OBJECTIVE The mental health of tertiary education students is an area of increasing concern worldwide. The objective of this study is to examine the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress in first-year tertiary education students in Hong Kong. METHOD Depression, anxiety and stress were measured by the 42-item Depression Anxiety Stress Scales,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine stress and psychological impact in severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) patients during the 2003 outbreak. SARS is a novel, highly infectious pneumonia, and its psychological impact is still unclear. METHOD At the peak of the outbreak, SARS patients (n = 79) and healthy control subjects (n = 145) completed the Perceived Stress(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify stress and the psychological impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on high-risk health care workers (HCWs). METHOD We evaluated 271 HCWs from SARS units and 342 healthy control subjects, using the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) to assess stress levels and a structured list of putative psychological effects of SARS to(More)
UNLABELLED Vertebral fractures are the most common osteoporotic fractures. Data on the vertebral fracture risk in Asia remain sparse. This study observed that Hong Kong Chinese and Japanese populations have a less dramatic increase in hip fracture rates associated with age than Caucasians, but the vertebral fracture rates were higher, resulting in a high(More)
The effect of cage size on spontaneous locomotor rhythms of laboratory mice was studied under simulated light-dark (12:12) cycles. On-line image analysis of bodily displacement yielded a locomotor signal over a period of 3 days. Continuous wavelet transform was applied to the signal, and ensemble averaging of eight mice revealed in the time-frequency plot(More)
This is a prospective study examining decision-making abilities in Chinese schizophrenia patients in Hong Kong. We interviewed patients before their discharge from hospital after a psychotic relapse, examining their decision regarding whether or not they would take maintenance neuroleptic treatment. Decision-making abilities were assessed by the MacArthur(More)
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