Josette Sin Yee Chor

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OBJECTIVE To assess the acceptability of pre-pandemic influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in public hospitals in Hong Kong and the effect of escalation in the World Health Organization's alert level for an influenza pandemic. DESIGN Repeated cross sectional studies using self administered, anonymous questionnaires SETTING Surveys at 31(More)
BACKGROUND The 2009 pandemic of influenza A (H1N1) infection has alerted many governments to make preparedness plan to control the spread of influenza A (H1N1) infection. Vaccination for influenza is one of the most important primary preventative measures to reduce the disease burden. Our study aims to assess the willingness of nurses who work for the(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence and attribution of two non-vaccine-covered HPV types (HPV52 and HPV58) across the world. METHODS Meta-analysis on studies reported in English and Chinese between 1994 and 2012. RESULTS The pooled prevalence and attribution rates of HPV52 and HPV58 in invasive cervical cancers were significantly higher in Eastern Asia(More)
BACKGROUND It is not known whether socioeconomic disparities affect the detection of breast cancer in Asian countries where the incidence of breast cancer is a rising trend. In this study, we explore the socioeconomic profiles of women and the stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis in breast cancer patients aged 40 or over in Hong Kong. METHOD(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited evidence to support the use of facemasks in preventing infection for primary care professionals. Negative effects on communication has been suggested when the physician wears a facemask. As communication skills and doctor patient relationship are essential to primary care consultations, the effects of doctor's facemask wearing(More)
BACKGROUND The rate of uptake of the Papanicolaou (Pap) smear is generally low. Its causal relationship with human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA allows HPV DNA self-sampling to be used as an alternative screening tool for cervical cancer. OBJECTIVES This study explored the acceptability of HPV DNA self-sampling and its impact on the rate of compliance with(More)
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