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AIM The outpatient clinic visit is the major focus of the hospital medical process for most paediatricians, children and parents. The importance of children as active participants in this interaction has been recognized. Our study aims are to describe and assess the components of doctor-parent-child communication in the outpatient setting. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the attitudes of both medical and non-medical students towards the do-not-resuscitate (DNR) decision in a university in Hong Kong, and the factors affecting their attitudes. METHODS A questionnaire-based survey conducted in the campus of a university in Hong Kong. Preferences and priorities of participants on cardiopulmonary(More)
We obtained alcohol use data and judgments of individual ("What do you think?") and cultural ("What do people in general think?") norms for normal and problem quantity and frequency of alcohol use, as well as ratings of whether particular alcohol-related behaviors indicated a drinking problem, from 928 adult respondents who were members of Hawaii's five(More)
Multivariate path analysis was used to examine the etiologies of variation and covariation of flushing after alcohol use in nuclear families of Korean, Taiwanese, Japanese and Caucasian ancestries. Phenotypic variances and covariances were partitioned into familial (additive genetic and common family environment) and environmental components. Although(More)
Alcohol use, the existence of a flushing response to alcohol and the amount of alcohol required to evoke flushing were studied by questionnaire in 87 homeland Korean and 101 Taiwan Chinese families. SFs (slow flushers--flush after two or more drinks) and FFs (fast flushers--flush after one drink or less) were compared. Despite the similarity in the(More)
Background: An outbreak of melamine-associated renal stones occurred in mainland China in 2008, which led to large scale community screening of renal stones in Hong Kong. We hypothesised Hong Kong children screened positive did not suffer from melamine-associated renal stones. Methods: This one-year follow-up study compared the clinical features, renal(More)