Janita P.C. CHAU

Professor
Assistant Dean (Alumni Affairs), Faculty of Medicine


Qualifications RN, BN(Hons), MPhil(CUHK), PhD
Tel (852) 3943 6226
Email janitachau@cuhk.edu.hk
Research Expertise Evidence-based nursing practice, teaching and learning, knowledge transfer, infection control; health informatics, promotion of public health, stroke rehabilitation
Researcher ID A-4571-2015
ORCID 0000-0002-3750-7396
Scopus ID 57200771765

Biography

Professor Janita Chau received her undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is a Professor of the Nethersole School of Nursing and the Assistant Dean (Alumni Affairs) of the Faculty of Medicine, CUHK. She is also the Co-Director of Cochrane Hong Kong, an Honorary Advanced Practice Nurse of the Prince of Wales Hospital, and a research advisor of the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Professor Chau has taken a number of initiatives that focus on the development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines and the evaluation of clinical outcomes. She has organised and conducted over 50 local and national workshops and seminars to equip practicing nurses with the ability to critically appraise research evidence and apply research evidence into practice. Professor Chau is also deeply committed to the transfer of knowledge and the promotion of public health. She has collaborated with nursing staff of the New Territories East Cluster hospitals to develop and operate healthcare websites for diabetes and stroke clients, as well as adult and paediatric clients with chronic illnesses. She is also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing in the specialty of Education. Her research interests include evidence-based nursing practice; systematic reviews and meta-analyses; teaching and learning; knowledge transfer; infection control; health informatics; promotion of public health; nursing workforce planning; paediatric nursing, and stroke rehabilitation. She has obtained over HK$15 million in research funding including General Research Fund, Health and Medical Research Fund, Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Disease, Health Care and Promotion Fund, Medicine Panel Direct Grant, and 14 grants related to knowledge transfer and teaching and learning enhancement.

Professor Chau teaches nursing and gerontology programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has received 19 teaching awards including the Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award (CUHK, 2009), Master Teacher Award (CUHK Faculty of Medicine, 2003) and Teacher of the Year Awards (CUHK Faculty of Medicine, 1999-2003; 2010-2013; 2015-2016).

Awards, Honours, and Achievements

Teaching Awards

  • Teacher of the Year Award, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1999-2003; 2010-2013; 2015-2016)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2009)
  • Master Teacher Award, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2003)

Research Awards

  • Best Poster Presentation Award, The First Cochrane Hong Kong Symposium, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2019)
  • Outstanding Paper Award, 24th Annual Congress of Gerontology, Hong Kong (2017)
  • Poster Commendation Award, Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2017, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2017)
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2016, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016)
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, Sixth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care 2016, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016)
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2014, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2014)

Honours

  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing, Hong Kong
  • Content Expert in Evidence-Based Practice Nursing Certification, American Nurses Credentialing Center, USA
Grants

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

Funding BodyProject Title
Food and Health Bureau - Health Care and Promotion FundCOMBO-KEY” (Coaching Ongoing Momentum Building On stroKe rEcovery journeY) - A home visiting and phone coaching programme to promote stroke survivors’ recovery: A territory-wide project
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundThe effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a virtual multidisciplinary stroke care clinic for community-dwelling stroke survivors and caregivers: A randomised controlled trial
Research Grants Council - General Research FundA longitudinal examination of the association between nurse staffing levels, the practice environment and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in hospitals
Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Disease/Health and Health Services Research FundAn investigation of the resources and activities directed towards infection surveillance and control in acute and rehabilitation hospitals in Hong Kong
General Research Fund (GRF)Effects of a multidisciplinary team-led school-based human papillomavirus vaccination health-promotion programme (MDL-SHPVP) on improving vaccine acceptance and uptake among female adolescents: A cluster randomised controlled trial
Health Care and Promotion FundPsychosocial and physical factors predicting handicap following stroke
Medicine Panel Direct Grant, CUHKAdherence to phase II cardiac rehabilitation programme and psychosocial outcomes of clients with acute coronary syndrome
Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, CUHKBroad Antimicrobial-resistance Service-learning & Intervention in the Community
Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, CUHKMultidisciplinary team for active and healthy ageing in elders of rural areas of Hong Kong
Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, CUHKKnowledge transfer to engage secondary school students for healthy living of elders in our community
Teaching Development Grant, University Grants Committee, Hong KongIncorporating assessments as a complementary means to direct desired learning in nursing
Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant for 2016-19 TrienniumThe use of simulation-based learning in building gerontology students’ capability in interprofessional collaborative practice
Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant for 2016-19 TrienniumEnriching baccalaureate nursing students’ higher order thinking skills: Development of a technology-enhanced enquiry-based learning program on management of intravenous therapies
Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant for 2016-19 TrienniumTranslational inter-professional e-learning platform in medical sciences teaching for geriatric care – from science to practice
Teaching Development Grant, University Grants Committee, Hong KongCollaborative-approach to improve teaching and learning yielding sustainable and translational outcomes
Teaching Development Grant, University Grants Committee, Hong KongMultidisciplinary e-learning platform for medication safety
Teaching Development Grant, University Grants Committee, Hong KongAchieving an outcomes-based approach: Evaluation of web-enriched resources in enhancing baccalaureate-nursing students’ learning of clinical nursing skills
Innovation and Technology FundProvide nursing service to patients in ‘ASTRI Telecare System’ pilot run
Courseware Development Grant Scheme, Academic IT Steering Committee of CUHKEnhancing communication with older people with hearing impairment
Courseware Development Grant Scheme, Academic IT Steering Committee of CUHKImproving teaching and learning outcomes utilizing mobile handheld devices in pharmacy education for medication safety
Academic Equipment Grant, CUHKAcquisition of Equipment for scaling up nursing care for newborns and children in hospital
Academic Equipment Grant, CUHKEquipping students with knowledge and skills in caring for older adults with mobility challenges
Action Learning Project FundPromoting students’ critical thinking: The use of video-taped vignettes in a baccalaureate nursing programme
Seeding Grant for Developing Teaching and Learning Strategies, The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHKA study on opportunities and challenges in interdisciplinary gerontology education
Seeding Grant for Developing Teaching and Learning Strategies, The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHKEnhancing nursing professionalism in an undergraduate programme
Seeding Grant, Cardiovascular and Acute Care Research Theme Group, The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHKThe effects of acupuncture on hemiplegic shoulder pain among community-dwelling stroke survivors: a pilot study
Seeding Grant, Knowledge Transfer Research Theme Group, The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHKEvaluation of baccalaureate nursing graduates who have taken up advanced practice roles

Selected Publications

Publication
Cheng, N. S., Chau, J. P. C., , Hon, K. L. E., Choi, K. C., Kung, J. S. C., Ng, W. G., & Leung T. F. (2019). Measuring the quality of life of the families of children with eczema in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Allergy, 9 (3), e26. doi: 10.5415/apallergy.2019.9.e26.
Minshall, C., Pascoe, M., Thompson, D., Castle, D., McCabe, M., Chau, J. P. C., Jenkins, Z., Cameron, J., & Ski, C. (Accepted for publication). Psychosocial interventions for stroke survivors, carers and survivor-carer dyads: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, Jun 30:1-11. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2019.1625173.
Chau, J. P. C., Lo, S. H. S., Lee, V. W. Y., Choi K. C., Shum, E. W. C., Hung, Z. S. S., Mok, V. C. T., Siow, E. K. C., Ching, J. Y. L., Lam, S. K. Y., Yeung, J. H. M., Li, S. H., & Lau, A. Y. L. (2019). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a virtual multidisciplinary stroke care clinic for community-dwelling stroke survivors and caregivers: a randomised controlled trial protocol. BMJ Open, 9:e026500. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026500
Cheng, N. S., Chau, J. P. C., Hon, K. L. E., Choi, K. C., Kung, J. S. C., Ng, W. G., & Leung T. F. (2019). Assessment of adherence to eczema treatment in Hong Kong children. Journal of Dermatology Treatment, Jan 21:1-6. doi: 10.1080/09546634.2019.1573304.
S. Y. Lee, J. P. C. Chau, K. C. Choi & S. H. S. Lo. (2019). Feasibility of a guided participation discharge program for very preterm infants in a neonatal intensive care unit: A randomized controlled trial, BMC Pediatrics, 19 (402). doi: 10.1186/s12887-019-1794-y
Lo, S. H., Chang, A. M., Chau, J. P. C., Choi, K. C., Wong, R. Y. M., & Kwan, J. C. Y. (2019). Coaching Ongoing Momentum Building On stroKe rEcovery journeY (’COMBO-KEY'): A randomised controlled trial protocol. BMJ Open, 9:e027936. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027936
Cheng, H. Y., Chair, S. Y., Chau, J. P. C. (2018). Effectiveness of a Strength-Oriented Psychoeducation (SOP) on caregiving competence, problem-solving abilities, psychosocial outcomes and physical health among family caregiver of stroke survivors: A randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 87, 84-93.
Ho, J. K. M., Chau, J. P. C., Chan, J. T. S., & Yau, C. H. Y. (2018). Nurse-initiated radiographic-test protocol for ankle injuries: A randomized controlled trial. International Emergency Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2018.04.001
Chau, J. P. C., Lo, S. H. S., Yu, X., Choi, K. C., Lau, A. Y. L., Wu, J. C. Y., Lee, V. W. Y., Cheung, W. H. N., Ching, J. Y. L., Thompson, D. R. (2018). Effects of Acupuncture on the Recovery Outcomes of Stroke Survivors with Shoulder Pain: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Neurology, 9, 30. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00030
Yu, X., Chau, J. P. C., Huo, L. (2018). The effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine-based lifestyle interventions on biomedical, psychosocial, and behavioral outcomes in individuals with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review with meta-analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 80, 165-180. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.01.009
Lo, S. H. S., Chang, A. M., Chau, J. P. C. (2018). Stroke Self-Management Support Improves Survivors' Self-Efficacy and Outcome Expectation of Self-Management Behaviors. Stroke, 49(3), 758-760. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.019437
Chau, J. P. C., Lo, S. H. S., Choi, K. C., Chau, M. H. K., Tong, D. W. K., Kwong, T., & Thompson, D. R. (2017). Factors determining the uptake of influenza vaccination among children with chronic conditions. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 36(7), e197-e202.
Lo, S. H. S., Chang, A. M., & Chau, J. P. C. (2017). Establishing equivalence of a Chinese version of the stroke specific quality of life measure for stroke survivors. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(11), 1079−1086.
Ho, J. K. M., Chau, J. P. C., & Cheung, N. M. C. (2016). Effectiveness of emergency nurses' use of the Ottawa Ankle Rules to initiate radiographic tests on improving healthcare outcomes for patients with ankle injuries: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 63, 37−47.
Lo, S. H. S., Chang, A. M., & Chau, J. P. C. (2016). Study protocol: A randomised controlled trial of a nurse-led community-based self-management programme for improving recovery among community-residing stroke survivors. BMC Health Services Research, 16, 387. 
Lo, S. H. S., Chau, J. P. C., Woo, J., Thompson, D. R., & Choi K. C. (2016). Adherence to antihypertensive medication in older adults with hypertension. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 31(4), 296-303.
Chau, J. P. C., Lo, S. H. S., Choi, K. C., Chan, E. L. S., McHugh, M. D., Tong, D. W., … Lee D. T. F. (2015). A longitudinal examination of the association between nurse staffing levels, the practice environment and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in hospitals. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1), 538.
Ip, L. S., Chau, J. P. C., Thompson, D. R., & Choi, K. C. (2015). An evaluation of a nurse-led comprehensive child development service program in Hong Kong. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 33(1), 88-98.
Ramis, M. A., Chau, J. P. C., Lo, S. H. S., Sanders, L. & Chang, A. M. (2015). The effectiveness of peer-based interventions on health promoting behaviors in older people: A systematic review protocol of quantitative evidence. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(9), 177-186.
Cheng H. Y., Chair, S. Y., & Chau, J. P. C. (2015). Psychometric evaluation of the Caregiving Competence Scale among Chinese family caregivers. Rehabilitation Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/rnj.207
Chau, J. P. C., Lee, D. T. F., & Lo, S. H. S. (2012). A systematic review of methods of eye irrigation for adults and children with ocular chemical burns. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 9(3), 129-138.
Chau, J. P. C., Chung, L. C. L., Wong, R. Y. M., Loo, K. M., Lo, S. H. S., So T. T. Y., … Lee, D. T. F. (2012). An evaluation of a web-based diabetes education programme designed to enhance self-management among clients living with diabetes. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(12), 672-679.
Chau, J. P. C., Lee, D. T. F., Yu, D. S. F., Chow, A. Y. M., Yu, W. C., Chair, S. Y., …, & Chick, Y. L. (2012). A feasibility study to investigate the acceptability and potential effectiveness of a telecare service for older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 81(10), 674-682.
Chau, J. P. C., Lo, S. H. S., Thompson, D. R., Fernandez, R., & Griffiths, R. (2011). Use of end-tidal carbon dioxide detection to determine correct placement of nasogastric tube: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48(4), 513-521.
Chau, J. P. C., Thompson, D. R., Lee, D. T. F., & Twinn, S. F. (2010). Infection control practices among hospital health and support workers in Hong Kong. Journal of Hospital Infection, 75(4), 299-303.
Chau, J. P. C., Lam, L. W., Lui, M. H. L., Ip, W. Y. Chien, W. T., Lee, I. F. K., & Thompson, D. R. (2010). A survey of registered nurses’ perceptions of the code of professional conduct in Hong Kong. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(23-24), 3527-3534.
Chau, J. P. C., Thompson, D. R., Chang, A. M., Woo, J., Twinn, S., Cheung, S. K., & Kwok, T. (2010). Depression among Chinese stroke patients six months after discharge from a rehabilitation hospital. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(21-22), 3042-3050.
Fernandez, R., Chau, J. P. C., Thompson, D. R., Griffiths, R., & Lo, S. (2010). Accuracy of biochemical markers for predicting nasogastric tube placement - a systematic review of diagnostic studies. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(8), 1037-1046.
Chau, J. P. C., Thompson, D. R., Twinn, S., Chang, A. M., & Woo, J. (2009). Determinants of participation restriction among community dwelling stroke survivors: A path analysis. BMC Neurology, 9, 49. 
Chan, S., Thompson, R. D., Chau, J. P. C., Tam, W. W. S., Chiu, I. W. S., & Lo, S. H. S. (2009). The effects of multisensory therapy on behaviour of adult clients with developmental disabilities – a systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(1), 108−122.

External Service

Professional & Community Service

  • Chief Examiner, Nursing Council of Hong Kong Registered Nurses (Sick Children) Licensing Examination
  • Members of various working groups of the Nursing Council of Hong Kong
  • Invited Member, Training and Education Committee, Nursing Section, New Territories East Cluster
  • Invited Judge, Princess Margaret Hospital Nursing Symposium (2012-2014; 2016-2018)
  • Chairperson, Fifth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and Seventh Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care (2011);
  • Sixth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016)
  • Chairperson, Community Caring Day cum CUHK Nethersole School of Nursing Alumni Carnival, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016)
  • Former Deputy Director, Hong Kong Centre for Evidence Based Nursing, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Former Chief Examiner, Nursing Council of Hong Kong Registered Nurses Licensing Examination
  • Former Item Bank Administrator, International Nursing Assessment Consortium

Editorial Service

  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Neurology
  • Editorial Board, Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute & Critical Care
  • Peer reviewing for 14 international refereed nursing and medical journals

Honourary Academic/ Clinical Appointments

  • Honorary Advanced Practice Nurse, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
  • Visiting Professor, Shantou University Medical College, China
  • Honorary Advisor, Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice Subcommittee, Princess Margaret Hospital, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong