Phyllis M. C. Young

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OBJECTIVES To explore perceptions towards cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV vaccination and to identify factors affecting the acceptability of HPV vaccination among Chinese adolescent girls in Hong Kong. METHODS Six focus groups were conducted with Chinese adolescent girls (median age 16 years, age range 13-20, n = 64) in Hong(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge and beliefs on cervical cancer and HPV infection and to evaluate the acceptability of HPV vaccination among Chinese women. METHODS Seven focus groups were conducted with ethnic Chinese women aged 18-25 (n=20), 26-35 (n=13), and 36 and above (n=16) in a community women's health clinic in Hong Kong in 2006. The discussions(More)
To determine whether fever is associated with an increased or decreased risk of death in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) with infection. We evaluated the independent association between peak temperature in the first 24 h after ICU admission and in-hospital mortality according to whether there was an admission diagnosis of infection using a(More)
Both keyboard-based and pen-based devices for data input have advantages and disadvantages. The suitability of the two input devices for entering different types of clinical data into computers remains unclear. This study aimed to determine the usefulness of different types of technology for nurses' data entry by comparing the utility and efficiency of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the attitudes of critical care clinicians in Australia and New Zealand towards fever management for critically ill patients with sepsis but without neurological injury. DESIGN Online scenario-based survey distributed to members of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group and their intensive care(More)
Methods Patients likely to require 48 hours of MV, older than 18 years were included. Prospective trial conducted in 4 university affiliated ICU in Australia, New Zealand and France. Enrolled patients were randomly allocated to either liberal or conservative oxygenation arm(SaO2/SpO2 >96% or between 88-92% respectively) and followed until day 90. The(More)
This paper presents the result of an investigation into the Proportional Integral Plus (PIP) control of nitrate in the second zone of an activated sludge benchmark. A data-based reduced order model is used as the control model and identified using the Simplified Refined Instrumental Variable (SRIV) identification and estimation algorithm. The PIP control(More)
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