Ka Ming CHOW

Assistant Professor


Qualifications BN(CUHK), PGDip in Midwifery(HA), MN(CUHK), DN(CUHK)
Tel (852) 3943 4431
Email kmchow@cuhk.edu.hk
Research Expertise Gynecological cancer, oncology, gynecology, obstetrics
Researcher ID A-3988-2015
ORCID 0000-0002-7442-5197
Scopus ID 55884413900

Biography

Professor Ka Ming Chow is a registered nurse and a registered midwife. Professor Chow’s research interest focuses on psychosocial care and symptom control for oncology patients, in particular sexuality care for gynecological cancer patients. Her publications include interventional studies and review papers in peer reviewed journals. She received a Young Investigator Award in 2013, and has been invited to present at various local and regional conferences.

In recent years, Professor Chow has successfully obtained a total amount of exceeding HK$1.5 million from various research funding agencies including General Research Fund and Health and Medical Research Fund. She has extensively translated research findings into high-quality clinical practice. She has also actively participated in teaching and learning research, and successfully obtained a total amount of exceeding HK$2 million from teaching and learning funding schemes of University Grants Committee and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Professor Chow is currently an editorial board member and a reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals, such as World Journal of Oncology Research, Cancer Nursing, European Journal of Oncology Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing and International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care.

Awards, Honours, and Achievements

Teaching Awards

  • Teacher of the Year Award: Year 3, Bachelor of Nursing Programme, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2017)
  • University Education Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016)

Research Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, A psychoeducational intervention program for gynecological cancer patients in Hong Kong clinical setting: A pilot randomized controlled trial, 20th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress, The University of Hong Kong (November 2013)

Honours

  • Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Nursing in the specialty of Education & Research – Education (From 2018)
Grants

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

Funding BodyProject Title
S. K. Yee Medical FoundationDevelopment of a simulation learning unit for nursing education
HMRF Research Fellowship Scheme 2018Rebuilding sexuality and intimacy after treatment for gynaecological cancer, through a nurse-led sexual rehabilitation intervention: a randomised controlled trial
Academic Equipment Grant 2018/19, CUHKHigh-fidelity patient simulation system
Direct Grant for Research, CUHKTranslation and validation of tools for assessing health-related quality of life and male sexual function in Hong Kong Chinese patients during transitional cancer survivorship
Teaching Development Grant for Courseware Development Grant SchemeInteractive e-learning courseware for obstetric nursing
Royal Society of New Zealand - Catalyst Seeding Fund(NON-CU-PROJECT) Harmonising principles, processes and outcome measures to enable culturally specific health promotion after breast cancer
University Grants CommitteeEnriching Senior Year Places Students’ Learning Experience through Curricular and Co-curricular Activities in Hong Kong’s Universities
Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant for 2016-19 TrienniumInnovative mobile app by nursing students to implement community health education
Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant for 2016-19 TrienniumUnderstanding the academic pathways and experiences of sub-degree transfer students
Research Grants Council - General Research FundA practice model to enhance the provision of nursing care to manage sexual functioning in gynaecological cancer patients in Hong Kong
Seeding Grant for Developing Teaching and Learning Strategies 2017-18, The Nethersole School of NursingResilience building module for undergraduate nursing students
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundA randomized controlled trial of psycho-educational interventions for reducing uncertainty and anxiety, and improving sexual functioning among gynecological cancer patients in Hong Kong
Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant for 2016-19 TrienniumPromoting Active Learning Startegies in Classroom Teaching for Undergraduate Nursing Students and Teachers
Seeding Grant for Developing Teaching and Learning Strategies 2016-17, The Nethersole School of NursingWell-being and resilience of university nursing students

Selected Publications

Publication
Chan, C. W. H. , Choi, K. C., Chan, H. Y. L., Wong, M. M. H., Ling, G. C. C., Chow, K. M. , Chow, A. Y. M., Lo, R., Sham, M. M. K. (2019). Unfolding and Displaying the Influencing Factors of Advance Directives from the Stakeholder's Perspective: A Concept Mapping Approach. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75 (7), 1549-1562. doi: 10.1111/jan.14017.
Chan, C. W. H., Ng, N. H. Y., Chan, H. Y. L., Wong, M. M. H., Chow, K. M. (2019). A systematic review of the effects of advance care planning facilitators training programs. BMC Health Services Research, 19 (1), 362. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4192-0.
Chow, K. M. , Chan, C. W. H., Leung, A. W. Y., Wong, M. M. H., Choi, K. C. (2019). Relationship between body image and health-related quality of life in Chinese cancer survivors during the transitional cancer survivorship. Psycho-oncology, 28 (2), 324-328. doi: 10.1002/pon.4943.
Chow, K. M. , Chan, C. W. H., Leung, A. W. Y., Wong, M. M. H., & Choi, K. C. (2018). Relationship between body image and health-related quality of life in Chinese cancer survivors during transitional cancer survivorship. Psycho-Oncology, 1-5. doi: 10.1002/pon.4943
Tang, F. W. K., Chan, C. W. H., Choi, Y. P., Loong, H. H. F., Chow, K. M. , & So, W. K. W. (2018). A feasibility study on using tablet personal computers for self‐reported symptom assessment in newly diagnosed lung cancer patients. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 24, e12658. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12658
Chan, C. W. H., Chan, J. Y. W., Leung, T. F., Choi, K. C., Tsui, S. K. W., Wong, C. L., & Chow, K. M. (2018). Association of toll-like receptor 5 polymorphisms (rs5744174 and rs851139) and eczema: A pilot birth cohort study in Hong Kong new born babies International Journal of Dermatology, 57, e134-e135. doi: 10.1111/ijd.14177
Chow, K. M., So, W. K. W., Choi, K. C., & Chan, C. W. H. (2018) Sexual function, psychosocial adjustment to illness and quality of life among Chinese gynaecological cancer survivors: A cross-sectional study. Psycho-Oncology, 27(4), 1257-1263. doi: 10.1002/pon.4663.
Gu, C., Chan, C. W. H., Chow, K. M., Luo, Y., Cheng, H., & Wang, H. H. (2018) Understanding the cervical screening behaviour of Chinese women: The role of health care system and health professions. Applied Nursing Research, 39, 58-64. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2017.09.009.
Chan, C. W. H., Law, B. M. H*., Liu, Y. H., Ambrocio, A. R. B., Au, N., Jiang, M., & Chow, K. M.* (2018) The association between maternal stress and childhood eczema: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(3), pii: E395. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15030395. (*corresponding author)
Chow, K. M., Tang, W. K. F., Chan, W. H. C., Sit, W. H. J., Choi, K. C., & Chan, S. (2018). Resilience and well-being of university nursing students in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional study. BMC Medical Education, 18(13). doi: 10.1186/s12909-018-1119-0
Chan, C. W. H., Law, B. M. H., So, W. K. W., Chow, K. M., & Waye, M. M. Y. (2017) Novel strategies on personalized medicine for breast cancer treatment: An update. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(11), pii: E2423. doi: 10.3390/ijms18112423.
Choi, K. C., So, W. K.W., Wong, C. L., Chow, K. M., Chen, J. M. T. Lam, W. W. T., & Chan, C. W. H. (2017). The uptake of cervical cancer screening among South Asians and the general population in Hong Kong: A comparative study. Journal of Cancer Policy, 12, 90-96.
Chow, K. M., Chan, C. W. H., So, W. K. W., & Leung, D. Y. P. (2017). Translation and validation of tools for assessing health-related quality of life and male sexual function in Hong Kong Chinese patients during transitional cancer survivorship. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25(7), 2187-2193. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3624-9
Ho, S., Kwong, A., Wan, K., Ho, R., & Chow, K. M. (2017). Experiences of aromatherapy massage among adult female cancer patients: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(23-24), 4519-4526. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13784
Chan, C. W. H., Choi, K. C., Wong, R. S., Chow, K. M., So. W. K. W., Leung, D. Y. P., Lam, W. W. T., & Goggins, W. (2016). Examining the Cervical Screening Behaviour of Women Aged 50 or above and Its Predicting Factors: A Population-Based Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 1195. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13121195
Chow, K. M., Cheung, M. C., & Cheung, I. K. M. (2016). Psychosocial interventions for infertile couples: a critical review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25, 2101-2113. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13361
Chow, K. M., Chan, J. C. Y., Choi, K. C., & Chan, C. W. H. (2016). A review of psychoeducational interventions to improve sexual functioning, quality of life and psychological outcomes in gynecological cancer patients. Cancer Nursing, 39(1), 20-31. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000234
Leung, D. Y. P., Chow, K. M., Lo, S. W. S., So, W. K. W., & Chan, C. W. H. (2016). Contributing factors to colorectal cancer screening among Chinese people: a review of quantitative studies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(5), 506. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13050506
Chow, K. M., & Chan, J. C. Y. (2015). Pain knowledge and attitudes of nursing students: A literature review. Nurse Education Today, 35, 366-372. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.10.019
Sin, W. M., & Chow, K. M. (2015). Effect of music therapy on postoperative pain management in gynaecological patients: A literature review. Pain Management Nursing, 16(6), 978-987.
Chow, K. M., Wong, C. Y., & Shek, L. L. (2014). Sexual functioning of gynecological cancer patients: A literature review. World Journal of Oncology Research, 1, 5-12.
Chow, K. M., Chan, C. W. H., Chan, J. C. Y., Choi, K. C., & Siu, K. Y. (2014). A feasibility study of a psychoeducational intervention program for gynecological cancer patients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18, 385-392.
Chow, K. M., Chan, C. W. H., Choi, K. C., Shiu, A. T. Y., Cheng, K. K. F., Ip, W. Y., & Wong, C. M. W. (2013). Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of Sexual Function After Gynecologic Illness Scale (SFAGIS). Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(11), 3079-3084.
Chow, K. M., Chan, C. W. H., & Chan, J. C. Y. (2012). Effects of psychoeducational interventions on sexual functioning, quality of life, and psychological outcomes in patients with gynecological cancer: A systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 10(58), 4077-4164.
Chow, K. M., So, W. K. W., & Chan, C. W. H. (2010). Assessing sexual function amongst Hong Kong Chinese patients with gynecological cancer: translation and validation of the Sexual Function-Vaginal Changes Questionnaire (SVQ). Clinical Oncology and Cancer Research, 7, 230-233.

External Service

Professional & Community Service

  • Co-opt Member, Registered Nurse (General) Examination Subcommittee, Nursing Council of Hong Kong (19 March 2015 – present)
  • Member, Sub-group for Review of the Syllabus and Core-competencies for Training of Registered Nurse (General), Nursing Council of Hong Kong (16 December 2015 – 31 August 2017)
  • Member, Development Committee, International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (Nov 2016 – present)
  • Review Panel Member, International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (January 2012 – present)

Editorial Service

  • Editorial Board Member, Advances in Life Science and Medicine (October 2014 – present); Archives of Nursing Practice and Care (April 2015 – present) and World Journal of Oncology Research (November 2014 – present)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Nursing (March 2016 – present); Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing (April 2015 – present); Journal of Advanced Nursing (September 2014 – present); Cancer Nursing (May 2014 – present); Contemporary Nurse (July 2017 – present); European Journal of Oncology Nursing (November 2013 – present); International Journal of Palliative Nursing (October 2013 – present); Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (June 2013 – present) and Journal of Research in Nursing (May 2013 – present)