Mary Christine Day

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OBJECTIVES To determine whether within a cohort of Hong Kong out-patients definable subtypes exist based on their attitudes to traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. DESIGN Data were collected using a structured questionnaire. SETTING The sample of 503 subjects was recruited at two local outpatient clinics in Hong Kong. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
AIMS To examine the relationship on knowledge, attitudes and practice levels of operating room staff towards the standard precautions and transmission-based precautions, and to identify profiles of them based on their demographic variables and their knowledge, attitudes and practices towards the standard precautions and the transmission-based precautions.(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a nurse-initiated education programme on four specific osteoporosis-prevention related behaviours leads to their adoption or positive attitude changes compared with women who did not participate in this programme. RESEARCH METHOD The design was a randomized controlled design and the setting was a(More)
AIM Nurses' attitudes towards perinatal bereavement care are explored by identifying profiles of nurses working in a Hong Kong Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OAG) unit. Relationships between nurses' attitudes towards bereavement support, need for bereavement training and hospital policy are explored. RESEARCH METHOD 110 nurses recruited from the OAG unit of(More)
The purpose of this study is to explore nurses' attitudes towards perinatal bereavement care and to identify required support and training needs for nurses on bereavement care in Hong Kong. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire, and 110 nurses were recruited from the obstetrics and gynaecology unit in one of the largest public hospitals in(More)
The purpose of this research work was to develop a methodology to model arm movement in normal subjects and neurologically impaired individuals through the application of a statistical modelling method. Thirteen subjects with Parkinson's disease and 29 normal controls were recruited to participate in an arm motor task. An infrared optoelectronic kinematic(More)
The objective was to determine whether definable subtypes exist within a cohort of Hong Kong Chinese medicine practitioners (CMPs) as related to computer use in their clinical practices based on their skills, attitudes, and background factors. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire. The sample of 954 CMPs was recruited in Hong Kong. The study(More)
AIMS The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a diabetes nurse clinic intervention in controlling the poor glycaemia of older patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH METHOD This is a quasi-experimental design with pre- and follow-up tests. The study was conducted in a regional acute hospital in Hong Kong. A total of 150 (75 controls, 75(More)