Professor LEE Tze Fan, Diana

Professor of Nursing


Tel (852) 3943 6227
Email tzefanlee@cuhk.edu.hk
Education & Qualifications
RN, RM, RTN, PRD(HCE), MSc, PhD, FAAN
Research Interests Gerontology and long-term care
Family and community care
Researcher ID/ Publons ID O-7364-2015
ORCID 0000-0001-7227-5204
Scopus ID 55968488300

Biography

Professor Diana Lee is the Professor of Nursing at the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Professor Lee's research interests lie in the areas of elderly health care and chronic illness care. She has been honored with the Excellent Research Award by the Food and Health Bureau in 2007. Her research focuses on promoting health-related quality of life for older people and patients with chronic illness, as well as on evaluating new initiatives for improving elderly health care services. In particular, she has conducted various studies to promote the quality of care in nursing homes. Recently, she is investigating end-of-life issues in nursing homes and in the community. She also led the territory-wide CADENZA training programme which was a HK$73.8 million funding programme to provide gerontological education and foster positive community attitudes towards aging.

Professor Lee has published over 160 refereed articles and delivered over 100 keynote/ plenary papers in international, national and local conferences. Professor Lee has also been appointed as a member of various government boards and councils such as the Hospital Authority Board, Elderly Commission and Council for the AIDS Trust Fund.

Teaching Awards

  • Master Teacher (Final Award)*, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2004)
  • Most Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2002-2003)
  • Most Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2001-2002)
  • Most Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2000-2001)
  • Most Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1999-2000)
  • Most Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1998-1999)

* = Not eligible for further election and teaching awards after being awarded as the ‘Master Teacher’

Research Awards

  • Excellent Research Award, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR (2007)

Honours

  • Justice of the Peace, HKSAR (2016)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Nursing, USA (2015)

Honourary Academic/ Clinical Appointments

  • Honorary Advisor, Institute of Advanced Nursing Studies, Hospital Authority (2009 – present)
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Society of Nursing Education (2008 – present)
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Enterostomal Therapists Association (2008 – present)
  • Honorary Advisor, Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, Hong Kong (2006 – present)
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Nurses Association of Gerontology (2006 – present)
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Community Nurses Association (2002 – present)

Editorial Service

  • International Advisor, Macau Journal of Nursing
  • International Editorial Advisory Board Member, The Journal of Nursing Research
  • International Editorial Board Member, The Open Aging Journal
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Interprofessional Care
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Older People Nursing
  • Editorial Board Member, Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Editorial Board Member, Nursing Inquiry
  • Editorial Board Member, Nursing Research and Practice

Professional & Community Service

  • Chairman, Opportunities for the Elderly Project, Social Welfare Department (2018 – present)
  • Chairman, Nursing Council of Hong Kong (2014 – 2017)
  • Member, Research Council, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR (2013 – present)
  • Member, Hospital Governing Committee, Tseung Kwan O Hospital (2013 – present)
  • Member, Hospital Authority Board of HKSAR (2012 – present)
  • Member, Council for the AIDS Trust Fund, HKSAR (2012 – present)
  • Advisor, Hong Kong College of Community and Public Health Nursing (2012 – present)
  • Member, Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2012 – 2015)
  • Member, Hong Kong Advisory Council on AIDS, HKSAR (2011 – 2017)
  • Member, Hospital Governing Committee, Cheshire Home, Shatin (2011 – 2017)
  • Advisor, Hong Kong College of Medical Nursing (2011 – present)
  • Advisor, Hong Kong College of Critical Care Nursing (2011 – present)
  • Chairman, Publicity and Public Education Sub-committee, Council for the AIDS Trust Fund (2011 – present)
  • Consultant, Nursing Education Association of Macao (2011 – present)
  • Member, Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee, HKSAR (2011 – 2014)
  • Advisor, Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity (2010 – present)
  • Consultant, Macau Alzheimer’s Disease Association (2010 – present)
  • Member, Grant Review Board, Research Council, Food and Health Bureau (2009 – present)
  • Advisor, Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership Development Programme, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2009 – present)
  • Founding Director, Hong Kong Society of Medical Professionals (2008 – present)
  • Advisor, S.H. Ho Centre for Gerontology and Geriatrics Hong Kong (2005 – present)
  • Member, Accreditation Committee, Nursing Council of Hong Kong (2004 – 2017)
  • Member, Clinical Research Ethics Committee, Joint CUHK-NTE Cluster (2002 – 2010)
  • Board of Directors, International Council on Women’s Health Issues (2002 – 2008)
  • Advisor, St. James’ Settlement, Hong Kong (1999 – present)
  • Council Member, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology (1995 – present)

(in the capacity of Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator)

Funding BodyProject Title
Health Care and Promotion Fund (HCPF)Development of micro-movies to empower senior citizens in advance care planning
Health Care and Promotion Fund (HCPF)Baby boomers at the gate: creating a path to healthy and productive aging using information and communication technology (ICT)
Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Charity FoundationEvaluating the effectiveness of the home based Rehabilitation service (HRBS) model of the Nethersole Outreaching Rehabilitation Mission (NORM): A mixed methods study
Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF)Evaluation of the effectiveness of tai chi versus brisk walking in reducing cardiovascular risk factors: A RCT
Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF)Exploring decision-making experiences of family members of elders with moderate dementia towards community and residential care home services: A grounded theory inquiry
Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF)The effects of an activity-based lifestyle intervention on moderate sleep complaints among older adults: A sequential mixed method study
Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF)A community-based advance care planning programme to improve end-of-life care in patients with advanced disease: A mixed-method approach
Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF)Evaluation on the implementation of respiratory protection measures among health care workers and visitors in residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities TrustEvaluation of CADENZA Community Project: Brain Health Mobile Vehicle for People with Dementia and Family Carers In Collaboration with St. James's Settlement
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities TrustDevelopment and Pilot Evaluation of a Night-Time Care Protocol for Residential Care Homes
Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF)Predicators of self-care among older Chinese People with chronic heart failure
Health and Health Services Research Fund (HHSRF)The effect of a health empowerment intervention for stroke self-management (HEISS) on self-management behavior and health outcomes among stroke rehabilitation patients
Health Care and Promotion Fund (HCPF)Promoting the health of adults with intellectual disabilities (ID)
Hospital AuthorityAn Evaluation of the Impacts of 'Virtual Wards' on Frail patients Receiving Community Nursing Service at Home: A Case-based Mixed-method Approach
Hospital AuthorityStudy on the Review of Clinical Nursing Career Structure

Publication
Lee, T. F. D. , Pang, R. C. K. (2019). Promoting family-centered Advance Care Planning in China. Chinese Nursing Management, 19 (3), 326-329.
Pang, R. C. K. & Lee, T. F. D. (2019). Finding positives in caregiving: The unique experiences of Chinese spousal caregivers of persons with young-onset dementia. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice., 18 (5), 1615-1628. Doi: 10.1177/1471301217724026.
Wong, S. Y., Tang, W. K., Mak, W. W., Cheung, F. M., Mercer, S., Griffiths, S. M., Woo, J., Lee, T. F. D. , Kung, K., Lam, A. T. (2019). Stepped care programme in primary care to prevent anxiety and depression: a randomised clinical trial. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 25 Suppl 3 (1), 9-10.
Zhang, J. J., Lee, T. F. D. (2019). Meaning in Stroke Family Caregiving in China: A Phenomenological Study. Journal of Family Nursing, 25 (2), 260-286. doi: 10.1177/1074840719841359.
Chan, A. W. K., Chair, S. Y., Lee, T. F. D. , Leung, D. Y. P., Sit, J. W. H., Cheng, H. Y., Taylor-Piliae, R. E. (2018). Tai Chi exercise is more effective than brisk walking in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors among adults with hypertension: A randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 88, 44-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.08.009.
Chan, H. Y., Ng, J. S., Chan, K. S., Ko, P. S., Leung, D. Y., Chan, C. W., Chan, L. N., Lee, I. F., Lee, T. F. D. (2018). Effects of a nurse-led post-discharge advance care planning programme for community-dwelling patients nearing the end of life and their family members: A randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 87, 26-33. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.07.008.
Chan R. C. H., Mak W. W. S., Pang I. H. Y., Wong S. Y. S., Tang W. K., Lau J. T. F., Woo J., Lee T. F. D. , Cheung F. M. (2018). Utility and cost-effectiveness of motivational messaging to increase survey response in physicians: A randomized controlled trial. Field Methods, 30 (1), 37-55. doi: 10.1177/1525822X17732010.
Lee, I. F. K., Yau, F. N., Yim, S. S., Lee, T. F. D. (2018). Evaluating the impact of a home-based rehabilitation service on older people and their caregivers: a matched-control quasi-experimental study. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 13, 1727-1737. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S172871.
Yu, D. S. F., Ng, S. S. M., Lee, T. F. D. , Choi, K. C., Siu, P. M. F., Low, L. P. L., Woo, J. (2018). The effects of an activity-based lifestyle intervention on moderate sleep complaints among older adults: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 19(1), 69. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2465-2.
Chan, H. Y. L., Cheng, A., Cheung, S. S. S., Pang, W. W., Ma, W. Y., Mok, L. C., Wong, W. K., Lee, T. F. D. (2018). Association between dehydration on admission and postoperative complications in older persons undergoing orthopaedic surgery. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27 (19-20), 3679-3686. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14336.
Deng, R. L., Duan, J. Z., Zhang, J. H., Miao, J. R., Chen, L. L., Lee, T.F.D. (2018). Advance care planning for frail older people in China: A discussion paper. Nursing Ethics, 969733018779177.
Sit, J. W. H., Chair, S. Y., Chan, C. W. H., Choi, K. C., Lee, T.F.D., Leung, K. P., Tang, S. W., Chan, P.S. (2018). Effect of health empowerment intervention for stroke self-management on behaviour and health in stroke rehabilitation patients. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 24 Suppl 2 (1), 12-15.
Chan, H. Y. L., Cheng, A., Cheung, S., Pang, W. W., Ma, W. Y., Mok, L. C., Wong, W. K., Lee, T.F.D. (2018). Examining the association between dehydration and postoperative complications in older persons undergoing orthopaedic surgery. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jocn.14336
Pang C. K. R., Lee, T.F.D. (2018). The impacts of dementia on the family: Implications for family-centred care. Age and Ageing, 47 (Suppl 2), ii1.
Pang C. K. R., Lee, T.F.D. (2018). The unique experiences of Chinese spousal caregivers of persons with young-onset dementia. Age and Ageing, 47 (Suppl 2), ii1
Leung, E.., Chau, C. W., Lee, A., Chen, Y. F., Lee, T.F.D. (2018). Integrated care as a strategic solution for active aging in the community: Tools and models. In: Fong, B., Ng, A., Yuen, P. (eds) Sustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population (pp. 145 – 160). Hershey: IGI Global.
Siu, M. Y. & Lee, T.F.D. (2018) Effects of Tai Chi on cognition and instrumental activities of daily living in community dwelling older people with mild cognitive impairment. BMC Geriatrics, 18 (1), 37. DOI: 10.1186/s12877-018-0720-8
Cheng, S. T., Mak, E. P. M., Fung, H., Kwok, T., Lee, T.F.D. & Lam, L. C. W. (2017). Benefit-finding and effect on caregiver depression: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85 (5), 521-529.
Mak, W. S. W., Chan, R. C., Wong, S. Y., Lau, T. F. J., Tang, A. K., Cheung, T. P., Chan, F., Cheung, F. M., Woo, J., Lee, T.F.D. (2017). A cross-diagnostic investigation of the differential impact of discrimination on clinical and personal recovery. Psychiatric Services, 68 (2), 159-166.
Zhang, J., Lee, T.F.D. (2017) Meaning in stroke family caregiving: A literature review. Geriatric Nursing, 38 (1), 48-56. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2016.07.005.
Lee, T.F.D., Yu, D. S. F., Ip, M., Tang, J. Y. (2017) Evaluation on the implementation of respiratory protection measures in old age homes. Clinical Interventions in Nursing, 12, 1429-1438. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S142522.
Lee, T.F.D., Yu, D. S. F., Ip, M., Tang, J. Y. M. (2017) Implementation of respiratory protection measures: Visitors of residential care homes for the elderly. American Journal of Infection Control, 45 (2), 197-199. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.07.022.
Chan, C. W. H., Leung, Y. P. D., Lee, T.F.D., Chair, S. Y., Ip, W. M. & Sit, W. H. J. (2016). The perception of generic capabilities and learning environment among undergraduate nursing students after the implementation of a senior intake scheme. Journal of Further and Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2016.1224325
Chan, W. K., Chan, Y. L. H., Chan, I, Cheung, B., Lee, T.F.D. (2016). An age-friendly living environment as seen by Chinese older adults: a ‘photovoice’ study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13 (9), 1-9.
Tang, F. W. K. & Lee, T.F.D. (2016). A phenomenological study of hospital readmissions of Chinese older people with COPD. The Gerontologist, 57 (6), 1113–1122. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw134
Chan, A. W. K., Yu, D. S. F., Choi, K. C., Lee, T.F.D., Sit, J. W. H. & Chan, H. Y. L. (2016). Tai chi qigong as a means to improve night-time sleep quality among older adults with cognitive impairment: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 11, 1277-1286.
Chan, H. Y. L., Ng, J. S. C., Chan, K. S., Cham, L. N., Ko, P. S., Leung, D. Y. P., Lee, I. F. K., Lee, T.F.D., Chan, C. W. H. (2016). Effects of an advance care planning programme among Chinese patients with advanced disease: A randomized controlled trial. Palliative Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/0269216316646056
Lee, T.F.D., Choi, K. C., Chair, S. Y., Yu, D. S. F., Lau, S. T. (2014) Psychological distress mediates the effects of socio-demographic and clinical characteristics on the physical health component of health-related quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 21 (1), 107-116. doi: 10.1177/2047487312451541.
Lee, T.F.D., Choi, K. C., Chan, C. W. H., Chair, S. Y., Chan, D., Fung, S. Y. K., Chan, E. L. S. (2013) The impact on patient health and service outcomes of introducing nurse consultants: a historically matched controlled study. BMC health Services Research, 13, 431. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-431.
Yu, S. F. D., Lee, T.F.D. & Ng, W. M. (2010). Fatigue among older people: a review of the research literature. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47 (2), 216-28.
Yu, D. S. F., Lee, T.F.D. & Woo, J. (2010). Improving health-related quality of life of patients with chronic heart failure: effects of relaxation therapy. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66 (2), 392-403.
Lee, L. Y. K., Lee, T.F.D. & Woo, J. (2010). The psychosocial effect of Tai Chi on nursing home residents. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 19 (7-8), 927-938.
Lee, T.F.D. (2010). Privacy and dignity in residential care homes: cross-cultural issues. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 5(1), 3-4.
Chau, J., Thompson, D., Lee, T.F.D. & Twinn, S. (2010). Infection control practices among hospital health and support workers in Hong Kong. Journal of Hospital Infection, 75 (4), 299-303.
Yu, D. S. F., Lee, T.F.D., Woo, J., & Hui, E. (2007). Non-pharmacological interventions in older people with heart failure: Effects of exercise training and relaxation therapy. Gerontology, 53 (2), 74-81.
Lee, Y.K.L., Lee, T.F.D., Woo, J., & Wong, E. (2006). Validation of the Chinese version of the Satisfaction with the Nursing Home Instrument. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15 (12), 1574-1582.
Lee, T.F.D., Yu, D. S. F., & Woo, J. (2005). Validation of the Chronic Heart Failure Questionnaire (Chinese version). Quality of Life Research, 14 (5), 1421-1426.
Lee, T.F.D., Yu, D. S. F., Woo, J., & Thompson, D. R. (2005). Health-related quality of life in patients with congestive heart failure. European Journal of Heart Failure, 7 (3), 419-422.