Tony Moon Fai Chan

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AIM This paper is a report of a study to determine whether home visits can reduce hospital readmissions. Background. The phenomenon of hospital readmission raises concerns about the quality of care and appropriate use of resources. Home visits after hospital discharge have been introduced to help reduce hospital readmission rates, but the results have not(More)
Given the limitations of existing health-related quality-of-life (QOL) measures in capturing the end-of-life experience of patients with advanced chronic diseases, an empirically grounded instrument, the quality-of-life concerns in the end of life questionnaire (QOLC-E), was developed. Though it was built on the McGill quality of life questionnaire (MQOL),(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with end stage renal failure require dialysis and strict adherence to treatment plans to sustain life. However, non-adherence is a common and serious problem among patients with chronic kidney disease. There is a scarcity of studies in examining the effects of disease management programmes on patients with chronic kidney disease. (More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To test the effects of music intervention on pre-operative anxiety in Chinese males undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate. RATIONALE No studies have measured the effects of music intervention in reducing pre-operative anxiety for patients with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Previous studies have examined the(More)
AIM This paper reports a study comparing the outcomes of diabetic patients undergoing either early discharge or routine care. BACKGROUND The hospital is not the best place to monitor the glycaemic control of patients with diabetes with no other morbidity or complications. It is an unnatural environment in which diet is planned and the activity level is(More)
BACKGROUND home visits and telephone calls are two often used approaches in transitional care but their differential effects are unknown. OBJECTIVE to examine the overall effects of a transitional care programme for discharged medical patients and the differential effects of telephone calls only. DESIGN randomised controlled trial. SETTING a regional(More)
Nurse managers are under increased stress because of excessive workloads and hospitals' restructuring which is affecting their work tasks. High levels of stress could affect their mental health. Yet, few stress management training programmes are provided for this population. The purpose of this study was to apply stretch-release relaxation and cognitive(More)
BACKGROUND An integrated adolescent curriculum on health and development (ADH) was implemented in a pre-service nursing programme in a university. AIM This study examined the efficacy of an ADH curricular framework in improving the competency variables of student nurses in delivering ADH services. METHOD The design of the study was quasi-experimental(More)
A randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare the effectiveness of airflow- and waterflow-cooling blankets for febrile patients in intensive care unit. More patients in the airflow than in the waterflow-cooling blanket group reached the desired temperature of <38 degrees C at the end of 8h (94.1 versus 60.0%, chi2=2.86, P=0.047). Patients in the(More)
Assessing a combination of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-risk factors may be a practical tool for risk assessment and for finding the high-risk group among local community members. This study examines the association between the number of CVD-risk factors, regardless of any specific combination with the CVD ambit, using data from 1,570 residents in Tsing Yi(More)