Dr CHOI Kai Chow

Dr CHOI Kai Chow

Senior Research Fellow


Tel (852) 3943 4095
Email kchoi@cuhk.edu.hk
Education & Qualifications
BSc, PhD
Research Interests Epidemiology and biostatistics
Health behaviour research
Researcher ID/ Publons ID F-1398-2018
ORCID 0000-0001-7157-8668
Scopus ID 10739412900

Biography

Dr. Choi is a Senior Research Fellow of the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD in Statistics and has extensive experience in biostatistics and epidemiological studies. His research interests include epidemiology of obesity and metabolic syndrome, health behaviour research, and survival analysis with long-term survivors. He has published over 180 papers in peer-reviewed journals on health care and medical research.

Editorship

  • Statistical Editor, International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances (Mar 2020 – present)
  • Associate Editor, GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care (Feb 2015 – present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing (Jul 2014 – present)

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

Funding BodyProject Title
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
General Research Fund (GRF)Effectiveness of an information-motivation-behavioural skills model-based intervention on adherence to domiciliary non-invasive ventilation of patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure: A randomised controlled study
Health Care and Promotion SchemeNew wine in old bottle: The effects of Sudoku Mind Activation and Revitalising Training (SMART) programme on cognitive function among people with mild cognitive impairment
Health and Medical Research FundEffects of immersive virtual reality for preventing and managing anxiety, nausea and vomiting among paediatric cancer patients receiving their first chemotherapy: An exploratory trial
Health and Medical Research FundRebuilding sexuality and intimacy after treatment for gynaecological cancer through a nurse-led sexual rehabilitation intervention: A randomised controlled trial
Nethersole Institute of Continuing Holistic Health EducationImpacts of ethical climate of clinical environment and ethical sensitivity of nurses on their caring efficacy
General Research Fund (GRF)Unravelling positive aspects of caregiving in dementia: An integration of the transactional stress and coping model and the meaning making model
General Research Fund (GRF)The effects of a strengths-based intervention based on salutogenic model on sense of coherence, coping, psychological status and health-related quality of life of family caregivers of persons with dementia
Health and Medical Research FundPrevalence of human adenovirus-36 (Ad-36) infection in Hong Kong Chinese school children and its association with obesity and obesity related cardiometabolic risk factors
The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHKDiscovery of predictive biomarkers of tamoxifen side effects and adherence based on genetic polymorphisms during adjuvant tamoxifen therapy in breast cancer patients in Hong Kong: A feasibility study
General Research Fund (GRF)A randomised placebo controlled trial of vitamin B12 supplementation to prevent cognitive decline in cognitively normal older diabetic people with mild vitamin B12 deficiency
General Research Fund (GRF)Sleep deprivation and glycemic control in Hong Kong Chinese type 2 diabetic patients
General Research Fund (GRF)Model predicting health outcomes of family caregivers of Chinese dementia sufferers: A sequential explanatory mixed method study
Health and Health Services Research FundPerceived supportive-care needs and their mediating effects on the quality of life among head and neck cancer survivors
Health and Health Services Research FundThe effect of a Health Empowerment Intervention for Stroke Self-management (HEISS) on self-management behaviour and health outcomes among stroke rehabilitation patients
Public Policy Research Funding SchemePerspectives on cancer preventive services for ethnic minorities: Implications for service needs and utilisation
Health and Medical Research FundPredictors of self-care among older Chinese people with chronic heart failure
Health and Medical Research FundA community-based, theory-based, setting-based screening and clustered randomised controlled trial to promote physical activity among physically inactive people with impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose
Playright Children¡¦s Play AssociationThe stress-reducing effects of therapeutic play on children undergoing cast-removal procedure
Children¡¦s Cancer Foundation - Paediatric Oncology Research GrantExploration of palliative care needs of paediatric patients with cancer and their families
Health and Medical Research FundThe effects of an activity-based lifestyle intervention on moderate sleep complaints among older adults: A sequential mixed method study
Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund BoardComprehensive risk assessment of people with silicosis: A population-based study
Health and Medical Research FundEnhancing the self care of Chinese patients with chronic heart failure: Does an empowerment based educational model make a difference?
Hong Kong Association for the Study of ObesityA prospective follow-up study of sleep habits, obesity and obesity associated cardiovascular risk factors in Hong Kong Chinese school children
The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHKA feasibility study of caregiver-delivered massage programme for cancer palliative care patients
Health and Medical Research FundDevelopment of an explanatory model to explore the cervical cancer screening behaviour of ethnic minority women
Quality Education Fund, HKSAR GovernmentEnhancing psychological resilience to manage difficulties positively and to promote the mental health of junior secondary school students: A pilot study
The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHKTai chi qigong exercise as an intervention to enhance nighttime sleep and cognitive functions among older adults with cognitive impairment: A pilot study
Health and Medical Research FundDouble stigma, social connectivity and isolation as determinants of mental health problems and service utilisation among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong
Health and Medical Research FundA randomised controlled trial evaluating efficacies of two theory-based and setting-based interventions in promoting Influenza Vaccination (IV) among children of 6 to 23 months old
The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHKEffects of a peer-assisted tai chi qigong programme on social isolation and psychological well-being among Chinese hidden elders: A pilot randomised controlled trial
Tung Wah Group of HospitalsThe effects of strength-based dyadic intervention on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) of people with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia in the community
Health and Medical Research FundA randomised controlled trial of psycho-educational interventions for reducing uncertainty and anxiety, and improving sexual functioning among gynaecological cancer patients in Hong Kong
General Research Fund (GRF)A longitudinal examination of the association between nurse staffing levels, the practice environment and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in hospitals
General Research Fund (GRF)Developing a conceptual model to predict the acceptance and completion of advance directives in the Chinese community in Hong Kong: A population-based survey
General Research Fund (GRF)A practice model to enhance the provision of nursing care to manage sexual functioning in gynaecological cancer patients in Hong Kong

Publications
Cheng, N. S., Chau, J. P. C., Hon, K. L. E., Chow, C. M., Choi, K. C., Lo, S. H. S., & Leung, T. F. (2020). Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the parental self-efficacy with eczema care index. Dermatology. doi: 10.1159/000505450.
Ng, M. S. N., So, W. K. W., Wong, C. L., Hui, Y. H., Ho, E. H. S., Choi, K. C., Cooper, B., & Miaskowski, C. (2020). Stability and impact of symptom clusters in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 59 (1), 67-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.08.013.
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. doi; 10.1111/jan.14017.
Chan, C. W. H., Wong, M. M. H., Choi, K. C., Chan, H. Y. L., Chow, A. Y. M., Lo, R. S. K., & Sham, M. M. K. (2019). Prevalence, perception, and predictors of advance directives among Hong Kong Chinese: A population-based survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (3), 365-381. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16030365.
Chan, C. W. H., Wong, M., Choi, K. C., Chan, H. Y. L., Chow, A., Lo, R., & Sham, M. (2019). What patients, families, health professionals and hospital volunteers told us about advance directives. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 6 (1), 72-77. doi: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_38_18.
Chan, D. N. S., So, W. K. W., Choi, K. C., & Gurung, S. (2019). Development of an explanatory model to explore cervical cancer screening behaviour among South Asian women: The influence of multilevel factors. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 40, 2-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2019.03.001.
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 (5), 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 Dermatological Treatment. doi: 10.1080/09546634.2019.1573304.
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.
Chew, H. S. J., Sim, K. L. D., Choi, K. C., & Chair, S. Y. (2019). Relationship between self-care adherence, time perspective, readiness to change and executive function in patients with heart failure. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s10865-019-00080-x.
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.
Ding, C., Zhang, J., Lau, E. S. H., Luk, A. O. Y., So, W. Y., Ma, R. C. W., Choi, K. C., Chan, J. C. N., Wing, Y. K., & Kong, A. P. S. (2019). Gender differences in the associations between insomnia and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes: A cross-sectional study. Sleep, 42 (4), pii: zsz014. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsz014.
Kwan, C. W. M., Chan, C. W. H., & Choi, K. C. (2019). The effectiveness of a nurse-led short term life review intervention in enhancing the spiritual and psychological well-being of people receiving palliative care: A mixed method study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 91, 134-143. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.12.007.
Kwok, J. Y. Y., Kwan, J. C. Y., Auyeung, M., Mok, V. C. T., Lau, C. K. Y., Choi, K. C., & Chan, H. Y. L. (2019). Effects of mindfulness yoga versus stretching and resistance training exercises on physio-psycho-spiritual outcomes for people with Parkinson’s disease. JAMA Neurology, doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.0534.
Lim, L. L., Tse, G., Choi, K. C., Zhang, J., Luk, A. O. Y., Chow, E., Ma, R. C. W., Chan, M. H. M., Wing, Y. K., Kong, A. P. S, & Chan, J. C. N. (2019). Temporal changes in obesity and sleep habits in Hong Kong Chinese school children: A prospective study. Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 5881. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-42346-z.
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.
Ng, M. S. N., So, W. K. W., Wong, C. L., Hui, Y. H., Ho, E. H. S., Choi, K. C., & Miaskowski, C. (2019). Stability and impact of symptom clusters in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, pii: S0885-3924 (19)30459-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.08.013.
Siow, E., Lo, S. M., Yeung, K. L., Yeung, R. S. D., Choi, K. C., & Chair, S. Y. (2019). Factors and post-discharge outcomes associated with patients’ readiness for discharge from the emergency medicine ward: A prospective study. International Emergency Nursing, 46, 100773. doi: 10.1016/j.ienj.2019.04.002.
So, W. K. W., Law, B. M. H., Choi, K. C., Chan, D. N. S., & Chan, C. W. H. (2019). A family-based multimedia intervention to enhance the uptake of colorectal cancer screening among older South Asian adults in Hong Kong: A study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 19 (1), 652. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6995-7.
So, W. K. W., Wong, C. L., Choi, K. C., Chan, C. W. H., Chan, J. C. Y., Law, B. M. H., & Yu, B. W. L. (2019). A mixed-methods study of unmet supportive care needs among head and neck cancer survivors. Cancer Nursing, 42 (1), 67-78. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000542.
Wong, C. L., Choi, K. C., Law, B. M. H., Chan, D. N. S., & So, W. K. W. (2019). Effects of a community health worker-led multimedia intervention on the uptake of cervical cancer screening among South Asian women: A pilot randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (17), E3072. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16173072.
Wong, C. L., Lui, M. M. W., & Choi, K. C. (2019). Effects of immersive virtual reality intervention on pain and anxiety among pediatric patients undergoing venipuncture: A study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 20 (1), 369. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3443-z.
Wong, C. L., So, W. K. W., Chan, D. N. S., Choi, K. C., & Rana, T. (2019). A community health worker-led multimedia intervention to increase cervical cancer screening uptake among South Asian women: Study protocol for a cluster randomised wait-list controlled trial. Trials, 20 (1), 270-279. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3378-4.
Wong, M. M. H., So, W. K. W., Choi, K. C., Cheung, R., Chan, H. Y. L., Sit, J. W. H., Ho, B., Li, F., Lee, T. Y., & Chair, S. Y. (2019). Malnutrition risks and their associated factors among home-living older Chinese adults in Hong Kong: Hidden problems in an affluent Chinese community. BMC Geriatrics, 19 (1), 138. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1148-5.
Xing, W., So, W. K. W., Choi, K. C., Wong, C. L., Tong, M., Choy, Y. P., Molassiotis, A., Yates, P., & Chan, R. J. (2019). Translation and psychometric testing of cancer survivors’ unmet needs, Chinese version. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. doi: 10.1111/ajco.13137.
Chiang, C. Y., Choi, K. C., Ho, K. M., & Yu, S. F. (2018). Effectiveness of nurse-led patient-centered care behavioural risk modification on secondary prevention of coronary heart disease: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 84, 28-39. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.04.012.
Yu, D. S. F., Li, P. W. C., Fung, E., Yuen, J., Woo, J., Chair, S. Y., Lee, V., Choi, K. C., & Lo, R. (2018). Supportive cardiology: An innovative practice model to integrate palliative care into the management of advanced heart failure. Heart Asia, 10 (Suppl 1), A7-A8. doi: 10.1136/heartasia-2018-apahff.22.
Chan, A. W. K., Tang, F. W. K., Choi, K. C., Liu, T., & Taylor-Piliae, R. E. (2018). Clinical learning experiences of nursing students using an innovative clinical partnership model: A non-randomised controlled trial. Nurse Education Today, 68, 121-127.
So, W. K. W., Law, B. H. M., Law, P. T. W., Choi, K. C., & Chan, C. W. H. (2018). A pilot study to compare two types of heat-stabilised rice bran in modifying compositions of intestinal microbiota among healthy Chinese adults. Advances in Modern Oncology Research, 4 (1), 253.
Cheng, L., Sit, J. W. H., Choi, K. C., Chair, S. Y., Li, X., Wu, Y., Long, J., & Tao, M. (2018). Effectiveness of a patient-centered, empowerment-based intervention programme among patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: A randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 79, 43-51.
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.
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.
Wong, C. L., Ip, W. Y., Kwok, B. M. C., Choi, K. C., Ng, B. K. W., & Chan, C. W. H. (2018). Effects of therapeutic play on children undergoing cast-removal procedures: A randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8 (7), e021071.
So, W. K. W., Choi, K. C., Chan, C. W. H., Chair, S. Y., Wan, R. W. M., Mak, S. S. S., Ling, W. M., & Ng, W. T. (2018). Perceived unmet supportive care needs and determinants of quality of life among survivors of head and neck cancer. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 24 (Suppl 2), S39-S41.
Chow, K. M., Tang, F. W. K., Chan, C. W. H., Sit, J. W. H., 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 (1), 13.
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. Psychooncology, 27 (4), 1257-1263.
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 randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19 (1), 69.
Kong, A. P., Choi, K. C., Zhang, J., Luk, A., Lam, S. P., Chan, M. H., & Wing, Y. K. (2017). Curvilinear associations of sleep patterns during weekdays and weekends with glycemic control in type 2 diabetes: The Hong Kong Diabetes Registry. Acta Diabetologica, 54(2), 151-162. doi:10.1007/s00592-016-0923-4.
Yeung, M. W., Wong, G. L., Choi, K. C., Luk, A. O., Kwok, R., Shu, S. S., Chan, A. W., Lau, E. S. H., Ma, R. C. W., Chan, H. L., Chan, J. C., Wong, V. W., & Kong, A. P. (2017). Advanced liver fibrosis but not steatosis is independently associated with albuminuria in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Hepatology, pii: S0168-8278(17), 32334-32336. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2017.09.020.
Yeung, N. C. Y., Lau, J. T. F., Choi, K. C., & Griffiths, S. (2017). Population responses during the pandemic phase of the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 epidemic, Hong Kong, China. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(5), 813-815. doi: 10.3201/eid2305.160768.
Zhang, Y., Graffigna, G., Bonanomi, A., Choi, K. C., Barello, S., Mao, P., & Feng, H. (2017). Adaptation and validation of a Chinese version of patient health engagement scale for patients with chronic disease. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 104. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00104.
Nawarycz, T., So, H. K., Choi, K. C., Sung, R. Y., Li, A. M., Nelson, E. A., & Ostrowska-Nawarycz, L. (2016). Waist-to-height ratio as a measure of abdominal obesity in southern Chinese and European children and adolescents. International Journal of Obesity, 40(7), 1109-1118. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.251.
Kwok, R., Choi, K. C., Wong, G. L., Zhang, Y., Chan, H. L., Luk, A. O., & Wong, V. W. (2016). Screening diabetic patients for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with controlled attenuation parameter and liver stiffness measurements: A prospective cohort study. Gut, 65(8), 1359-1368. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2015-309265.
Choi, K. C., So, W. K., Chen, J. M., Lau, G. C., Lee, P. C., & Chan, C. W. (2015). Comparison study of uptake of colorectal cancer testing between ethnic minorities and the general population in Hong Kong. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 16(17), 7713-7720.
Mak, S. S., Lee, M. Y., Cheung, J. S., Choi, K. C., Chung, T. K., Wong, T. W., & Lee, D. T. (2015). Pressurised irrigation versus swabbing method in cleansing wounds healed by secondary intention: A randomised controlled trial with cost-effectiveness analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(1), 88-101. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.08.005.
Yip, G. W., Li, A. M., So, H. K., Choi, K. C., Leung, L. C., Fong, N. C., & Sung, R. Y. (2014). Oscillometric 24-h ambulatory blood pressure reference values in Hong Kong Chinese children and adolescents. Journal of Hypertension, 32(3), 606-619. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000000062.
Choi, K. C., Chan, H. Y. L., Chan, D. N. S., Lam, W. W. T., Chan, C. W. H., Ho, S .S. M., & So, W. K. W. (2014). The mediating role of health professionals’ recommendation in the uptake of colorectal cancer testing among older Chinese adults. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 20(2), 170-178. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12118.
Kwok, S. Y., So, H. K., Choi, K. C., Lo, A. F., Li, A. M., Sung, R. Y., & Nelson, E. A. (2013). Resting heart rate in children and adolescents: Association with blood pressure, exercise and obesity. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98(4), 287-291. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-302794.
Choi, K. C., So, W. K. W., Chan, D. N. S., Shiu, A. T. Y., Ho, S. S. M., Chan, H. Y. L., & Chan, C. W. H. (2013). Gender differences in the use of colorectal cancer tests among older Chinese adults. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17(5), 603-609. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2013.01.004.
Choi, K. C., So, W. K. W., Li, P. W. C., Lau, S. F., & Lo, J. C. K. (2013). Consistency in paired comparisons of Information Needs Questionnaires (INQ) among Hong Kong Chinese breast cancer patients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17(2), 170-175. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2012.04.002.