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BACKGROUND Patients with major depressive disorder are found to show selective attention biases towards mood-congruent information. Although previous studies have identified various structural changes in the brains of these patients, it remains unclear whether the structural abnormalities are associated with these attention biases. In this study, we used(More)
Emotion recognition (ER) was examined in 64 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD; 56 bilateral and 8 right-sided) and 64 matched healthy volunteers. Participants were administered an ER battery, consisting of the following subscores: overall ER (OER), overall facial ER, facial emotion identification (FEI) and discrimination, overall prosodic ER,(More)
This study examined the effect of exposure to the electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones on human attention. Three measures of attention were administered to 72 teenagers, 37 of whom were mobile phone users. The results showed that the mobile phone users performed better on one of the three measures of attention than did the non-mobile phone users.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Our previous studies demonstrated that mental imagery intervention enhanced poststroke patients relearning daily task performance. This study aimed to test the efficacy of mental imagery for promoting generalization of the task skills learned in a training environment to trained and untrained tasks carried out in a novel environment.(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to test the psychometric properties and validity of the World Health Organization Assessment Schedule II Chinese Traditional Version (WHODAS II CT) in Traditional Chinese-speaking persons with disabilities and chronic illnesses. METHOD The WHODAS II CT has been administrated to a sample of 1020 persons with disabilities(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Hong Kong Chinese. DESIGN Cross-sectional questionnaire survey. SETTING Neurology and paediatric neurology departments in Hong Kong from January through June 1999. PARTICIPANTS All confirmed multiple sclerosis patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Demographic data, investigation results,(More)
BACKGROUND Throughout the stroke rehabilitation process, community care is one of the most important elements. Learning to live with and take care of a family member with a stroke is immensely complex and demanding. Without appropriate support, family caregivers are at risk of their own general health decreasing, thus becoming a patient themselves - the(More)
Negative priming refers to the slowing down in reaction time to a stimulus that is either the same as, or related to, a distracting stimulus that has been ignored by people in an immediately preceding trial. It can be used as an index to examine the extent to which people are able to disengage attention or even ignore a distracting stimulus. In this fMRI(More)
A random telephone survey on knowledge of stroke was conducted in 1, 238 Hong Kong Chinese. Most respondents realized that effective treatment was available, that stroke was preventable and that it could be fatal or disabling. Sudden unilateral limb weakness, sudden speech and language disturbances, and sudden vertigo and clumsiness were better recognized(More)
OBJECTIVE Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP) is an adipokine shown to have adverse metabolic and proinflammatory effects, and contributes to atherosclerosis in mice. However, its role in cardiovascular diseases in humans remains to be established. In this case-control study, we investigated the association of serum A-FABP with ischemic stroke,(More)