Stella Fay Wong

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INTRODUCTION We examined for demographic and psychosocial correlates on the participation of habitual walking and sports/leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among older persons in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS In an observational study, 177 Chinese, community/urban-dwelling, ambulant, non-disabled participants > or = 50 years old were recruited from(More)
Temporal information is important in the construction of situation models, and many languages make use of perfective and imperfective aspect markers to distinguish between completed situations (e.g., He made a cake) and ongoing situations (e.g., He is making a cake). Previous studies in which the effect of grammatical aspect has been examined have shown(More)
BACKGROUND With a rapidly ageing population like Singapore, the need for nursing homes will increase. Admission to a nursing home may be for medical and/or social reasons. We carried out case studies with the Care Liaison Service (CLS) of the Ministry of Health to determine reasons why the elderly applied for nursing home admission, and whether it was(More)
AIM To study the death rate of noninstitutionalised elderly after discharge from hospital, describe the causes of death and identify predictive factors of mortality. METHODS Vital status and cause of death of patients was ascertained by linkage to the death registry I year post discharge. Age, sex, race, marital status, housing and class of ward (to(More)
Alexandra Hospital has the first day hospital for rehabilitation of the elderly in Singapore. To determine if functional skills and mobility improved significantly with a Day Hospital rehabilitation programme, and the factors influencing the outcome, a pre-test/post-test study was conducted on 30 male and 34 female patients discharged from the programme(More)
Our primary aim was to study the need for community services as perceived by the elderly and their relatives. A secondary objective was to determine the predictive factors of need for these services. This is a survey of 115 consecutive non-institutionalised patients admitted to a hospital geriatric department and their relatives. Twenty-seven elderly(More)
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