Kai-Kuen Leung

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OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a self-rating instrument to assess teaching styles among tutors in problem-based learning (PBL). METHODS The development of the teaching style inventory (TSI) was based theoretically on four types of teaching behaviours: the assertive, suggestive, collaborative and facilitative styles, as proposed by Bibace et al. A(More)
The accuracy and consuming-time of screening methods are important factors in the early diagnosis of dementia. In this study, we aimed to know whether the eight-item test (including three-item recall, attention and calculation, subtracted from the mini-mental state examination (MMSE), clock drawing test (CDT), and instrumental activities of daily living(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic medical diseases may have depression that is not recognized by their primary care physicians. OBJECTIVES We aimed to examine the application of Zung's Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) in the screening of depression in primary care patients with chronic medical diseases in a Chinese population. METHODS We studied 268(More)
We developed a Spirituality Transcendence Measure (STM) and studied whether awareness of terminal illness affects spiritual well-being in terminal cancer patients. Three sources of spiritual transcendence--the situational, the moral and biographical, and the religious aspect--were assessed in the STM. Cronbach's alpha of the STM was 0.95, and the principle(More)
The relationship between self-rated health (SRH) and subsequent mortality was examined in a cohort of 411 Chinese elderly individuals living in institutions. SRH was assessed by a global health rating, by comparing health with others of the same age, and by perception of recent physical condition. Covariates including age, sex, daily activity function,(More)
The purpose of this study was to extend our knowledge about how social support and family functioning affect mental health, and to examine the buffering effects of support in the presence of health stressors. A random cluster sample of 507 elderly community people were surveyed with a structured questionnaire, which included the depression and anxiety(More)
Anatomy curriculum has changed dramatically around the world since the 1960s. These changes include the reduction of course hours, the abandonment of cadaver dissection, the use of problem-based learning, application of other teaching modalities such as prosected specimens, models, radiographic images, computer simulations, and the introduction of humanity(More)
In Taiwan, to measure the quality of life (QOL) of elderly Chinese, one must rely on instruments developed in other Chinese or Western populations and not specifically for the elderly. The purpose of this study is to understand the components of QOL for elderly Chinese from Taiwan living in residential homes or in their communities. Forty-four elderly men(More)
There is a lack of information on the use of multi-source evaluation to assess trainees' interpersonal and communication skills in Oriental settings. This study is conducted to assess the reliability and applicability of assessing the interpersonal and communication skills of family medicine residents by patients, peer residents, nurses, and teaching staffs(More)
BACKGROUND Lack of evidence supporting the claim that palliative care can improve quality of life and promote good death in patients with terminal cancer. OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate the change of quality of life and quality of death over time and between patients of long and short survival in a palliative care unit. METHODS Patient(More)