Professor CHAIR Sek Ying

Director and Professor


Tel (852) 3943 6225
Email sychair@cuhk.edu.hk
Education & Qualifications
RN, PhD, FAAN, FHKAN
Research Interests Cardiovascular nursing and critical care nursing
Researcher ID/ Publons ID G-9965-2016
ORCID 0000-0003-2387-7035
Scopus ID 6602789567

Biography

Professor Chair Sek Ying is the Director of the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She has led the School to achieve top international rankings (QS) for several consecutive years, with No. 1 in Hong Kong, No. 1 in Asia and No. 21 in the world in 2020. She is a Conjoint Professor of School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Australia; a Visiting Professor of Shenzhen University, China; a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing; and a member of Global Genomics Nursing Alliance (G2NA) and International Council of Nurses (ICN) Advanced Practice Nursing Network (APNN). In Hong Kong, she was appointed by the local government as a member of the HMRF and HCPF Grant Review Boards, Food and Health Bureau and the Quality and Risk Subcommittee, North District Hospital Governing Committee, Hospital Authority. She is also the President-Elect and Vice-President of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing, the Founding President and current Vice-President of the Hong Kong College of Cardiac Nursing, and an honorary advisor or consultant for many professional organisations including the Hong Kong College of Critical Care Nursing and Hong Kong Marfan Syndrome Association.

Professor Chair received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA. Her research interests focus on cardiovascular and critical care nursing. She has published over 130 peer-refereed journal papers and was widely invited to speak at international conferences. She was honoured with many prestigious awards including Cardiac Nursing Awards 2007 (First Prize of Excellence or Innovation in Acute or Critical Care, and Third Prize of Excellence or Innovation in Cardiac Intervention or Surgery) by the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing and British Association for Nursing in Cardiovascular Care, Award of Excellence in Social Engagement 2013 and University Education Award 2016 by CUHK, and Gold Merit Awards 2016 and 2018 by the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing. She is also the Co-Editor of Connect: The World of Critical Care Nursing and an Editorial Board Member of Asian Nursing Research, Chinese Nursing Management, and Journal of Research in Nursing.

Teaching Awards

  • University Education Award (General Faculty Members/Teams Category), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2016)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2010-2011; 2003-2007)
  • Master Teacher Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2007)

Research Awards

  • Awards of Excellence in Social Engagement 2013 - Achievement Award for the Knowledge Transfer Fund project ‘Fight against Cardiovascular Disease – An Online Knowledge Transfer Project’ , Knowledge Transfer Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (October 2013)
  • First Prize of Excellence or Innovation in Acute or Critical Care, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing and British Association for Nursing in Cardiovascular Care (2007)
  • Third Prize of Excellence or Innovation in Cardiac Intervention or Surgery, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing and British Association for Nursing in Cardiovascular Care (2007)

Industry Awards

  • Gold Merit Award 2018, Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (November 2018)
  • Gold Merit Award 2016, Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (October 2016)
  • Merit Award in recognition of striving for excellence in quality Advanced Nursing Practice with outstanding achievement during 2012-2015, Provisional Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (2015)

Honours

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (October 2017)
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (2012 - present)
Honourary Academic/ Clinical Appointments
  • Conjoint Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Australia (2017 – 2020)
  • Visiting Professor, Guangzhou Medical University, China (2015 – 2018)
  • Visiting Professor, Hunan Normal University, China (2014 – present)
  • Visiting Professor, Central South University, Hunan, China (2014 – 2019)
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong College of Critical Care Nursing (2015 – present)
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong College of Medical Nursing (2014 – present)
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Association of Renal Nursing (2014 – present)
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Enterostomal Therapists Association (2014 – present)
  • Honorable Advisor, College of Nursing, Hong Kong (2015 – 2017)
  • Honorary Advisor, Institute of Advanced Nursing Studies (2015 – 2016)
Editorial Service
  • Editorial Board Member, Asian Nursing Research (2018 – 2019)
  • Co-Editor, Connect: The World of Critical Care Nursing (2015 – present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Chinese Nursing Management (2015 – present)
  • Associate Board Member, Journal of Research in Nursing (2012 – present)
  • Associate Editor, Connect: The World of Critical Care Nursing (2008 – 2015)
  • Sentinel Reader, McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (2003 – present)
Professional & Community Service
  • Vice-President, Hong Kong College of Cardiac Nursing (2016 – present)
  • Member of Task Force on Specialisation of Nursing Practice, Food and Health Bureau (2016 – present)
  • Member of Advisory Board, Tung Wah College (2015 – present)
  • Member of Quality and Risk Subcommittee, Hospital Governing Committee, North District Hospital (2015 – present)
  • Consultant, Hong Kong Marfan Syndrome Association (2008 – present)
  • President, Hong Kong College of Cardiac Nursing (2012 – 2016)
  • Council Member, Hong Kong Cardiac Nursing Association (2013 – 2016)
  • Member of Advisory Peer Group For Nursing, The Open University of Hong Kong (2013 –2016)
  • Advisor of The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council (August 2017-present)
  • Advisor and Supporting Partner, ‘Tai Po Dementia Care Link’ (大埔區認知障礙症照顧聯盟) , The Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Command (2017 – present)
  • Member of Promotion Sub-committee, Health Care and Promotion Fund (2016 – present)
  • Member of the Grant Review Board, Health and Medical Research Fund (2016 – present)

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

Funding BodyProject Title
Community Investment and Inclusion FundABCD Shui Chuen O Family Network
Public Policy Research Funding SchemeUnderlying Causes of Social Movement Participation of Nursing Students and Its Impact: An Exploratory Study
Nethersole Institute of Continuing Holistic Health Education (NICHE)Impacts of Ethical Climate of Clinical Environment and Ethical Sensitivity of Nurses on their Caring Efficacy
Food and Health BureauProvision of Training Service for Regularised Dementia Community Support Scheme
Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund BoardThe experience of patients and family caregivers in managing pneumoconiosis in the family context: An exploratory qualitative study
Research Grants Council - General Research FundA theory-based educational program to improve the cardiovascular health among Hong Kong Chinese post-menopausal women
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundThe cost-effectiveness and effects of a music-paced physical activity intervention on clinical outcomes and physical activity maintenance of post-cardiac rehabilitation patients with coronary heart disease
Community Investment and Inclusion FundABCD - Fu Shin community asset networks for ageing in place
Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant, The Chinese University of Hong KongMicro-modules for Nursing Students: Flipped learning in Anatomy
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
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundEnhancing the self-care of Chinese patients with chronic heart failure: Does an empowerment based educational model make a difference?
Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund BoardComprehensive Risk Assessment of People with Silicosis: A Population-base Study
Beijing Medical Award FoundationHong Kong RA CDM 2016
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundEvaluation of the Effectiveness of Tai Chi versus Brisk Walking in Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Health Care and Promotion FundDevelopment of multimedia interventions to promote breast cancer prevention among South Asian women in Hong Kong
Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, CUHKDevelopment of multimedia interventions to promote cervical cancer prevention among South Asian women in Hong Kong
Playright Children's Play AssociationThe stress-reducing effects of therapeutic play on children undergoing cast-removal procedure
Children¡¦s Cancer FoundationExploration of the palliative care needs of paediatric cancer patients and their families
AIDS Trust FundTo fight against HIV among non-Chinese Asians
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundA randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a home-based interactive e-health educational intervention for middle¡Vaged adults in improving total exercise, adherence rate, exercise efficacy and outcomes
Health and Health Services Research FundThe effect of a Health Empowerment Intervention for Stroke Self-management (HEISS) on self-management behavior and health outcomes among stroke rehabilitation patients
Health and Health Services Research FundPerceived supportive-care needs and their mediating effects on the quality of life among head and neck cancer survivors
Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, CUHKKnowledge Transfer e-Health (KTeH) project on patients who have coronary heart disease or stroke
Innovation and Technology FundThe effect of a tele-care service on health outcomes of older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A pilot study
Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, CUHKFight against cardiovascular disease - An online knowledge transfer project
Hospital AuthorityStudy on the Review of Clinical Nursing Career Structure
Health Care and Promotion FundHealth promotion package for people suffering from life-limiting disease
Health and Health Services Research FundThe effect of motivational interviewing on the clinical outcomes, psychological outcomes and health-related Ouality of Life of cardiac rehabilitation clients with poor motivation
Health and Health Services Research FundAn integrated approach to treatment using auriculotherapy and Western medication for uncontrolled hypertension
Health Care and Promotion FundEat health and get active: a lifestyle to start and keep!

Publications
Cao, X., Chair, S. Y. , Wang, W. H., Chew, H. S. J., Cheng, H. Y. (2019). Self-care in Chinese heart failure patients: Gender-specific correlates. Heart & Lung, 48 (6), 496-501. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2019.05.005.
Chan, H. Y. L., So, W. K. W., Aboo, G., Sham, A. S. Y., Fung, G. S. C., Law, W. S. L., Wong, H. L. H., Chau, C. L. T., Tsang, L. F., Wong, C. S. Y., Chair, S. Y. (2019). Understanding the needs of nurse preceptors in acute hospital care setting: A mixed method study. Nurse Education in Practice 38, 112-119. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2019.06.013.
Cheng, H. Y., Chair, S. Y. , Wang, Q., Cao, X., Cheng, L., Lee, I. F. K. (2019). Measuring exercise self‐efficacy in Hong Kong Chinese adults with cardiovascular risk: Validation of a Chinese version of the Cardiac Exercise Self‐efficacy Instrument. Research in Nursing & Health, 42(2), 148-154. doi: 10.1002/nur.21936.
Chew, H. S. J., Cheng, H. Y., Chair, S. Y. (2019). The suitability of motivational interviewing versus cognitive behavioural interventions on improving self-care in patients with heart failure: A literature review and discussion paper. Applied Nursing Research, 45, 17-22. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2018.11.006.
Chew, H. S. J., Sim, K. L. D., Cao, X., Chair, S. Y. (2019). Motivation, Challenges and Self-Regulation in Heart Failure Self-Care: a Theory-Driven Qualitative Study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 26 (5), 474-485.doi: 10.1007/s12529-019-09798-z.
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.
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.
Tang, F. W. K., Ling, G. C. C., Lai, A. S. F., Chair, S. Y. , So, W. K. W. (2019). Four Es of caring in contemporary nursing: Exploring novice to experienced nurses. Nursing & Health Sciences, 21 (1), 85-92. doi: 10.1111/nhs.12561.
Wang, Q., Chair, S. Y. , Wong, E. M., Taylor-Piliae, R. E., Qiu, X. C. H., Li, X. M. (2019). Metabolic Syndrome Knowledge among Adults with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16 (1), pii: E159. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16010159.
Wong, E. M. L., Leung, D. Y. P., Sit, J. W. H., Chan, A. W. K., Chair, S. Y. (2018). Prospective Validation of the Chinese Version of the Self-Efficacy for Exercise Scale Among Middle-Aged Patients With Coronary Heart Disease. Rehabilitation Nursing, doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000156.
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.

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.
Tang, F. W. K., Ling, G. C. C., Lai, A. S. F., Chair, S. Y., So, W. K. W. (2018). Four Es of caring in contemporary nursing: Exploring novice to experienced nurses. Nursing and Health Sciences, doi: 10.1111/nhs.12561.
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.
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-centred, 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, D. T. F., 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.
So, W. K., Choi, K. C., Chan, C. W., Chair, S. Y., Wan, R. W., Mak, 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 (1), 39-41.
Chair, S. Y., Chan, C. M. H., Yu, D. S. F., Taylor-Piliae, R. E. (2018) Changes in nursing education in Hong Kong - Progressive or regressive? Nurse Education Today, 64, 150-152.
Chair, S. Y., Wang, Q., Cheng, H. Y., Lo, S. W. S., Li, X. M., Wong, E. M. L., Sit, J. W. H. (2017) Relationship between sleep quality and cardiovascular disease risk in Chinese post-menopausal women. BMC Womens Health, 17, 79.
Cheng, H. Y., Chair, S. Y., Chau, J. P. (2017) Psychometric Evaluation of the Caregiving Competence Scale Among Chinese Family Caregivers. Rehabilitation Nursing, 42(3), 157-163. doi: 10.1002/rnj.207.
Wang, Q., Chair, S. Y., & Wong, E. M. L. (2017). The effects of a lifestyle intervention program on physical outcomes, depression, and quality of life in adults with metabolic syndrome: A randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Cardiology, 230, 461-467.
Cao, X., Wong, E. M., Choi, K. C., Cheng, L., Chair, S. Y. (2016) Interventions for Cardiovascular Patients with Type D Personality: A Systematic Review. Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing, 13(4), 314-323. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12153.
Cao, X., Wang, X. H., Wong, E. M., Choi, K. C., Chair, S. Y. (2016) Type D personality negatively associated with self-care in Chinese heart failure patients. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 13(5), 401-407. doi: 10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2016.05.011.
Chair, S. Y., Yu, D. S. F, Ng, M. T., Wang, Q., Cheng, H. Y., Wong, E. M. L., Sit, J. W. H. (2016) Evolvement of left ventricular assist device: The implications on heart failure management. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 13(5), 425-430.
Chair, S. Y., Wang, Q., Yu, M., So, W. K. W., Tian, C., Sit, J. W. H., … Fadol, A. (2016). A psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the MD Anderson symptom inventory?heart failure in Chinese cancer patients with concurrent heart failure. Rehabilitation Nursing, 42(6), 354-361.>(
Yu, M., Chair, S. Y., Chan, C. W. H., Choi, K. C. (2016) Information needs of older people with heart failure: listening to their own voice. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 13(5), 435-438. doi: 10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2016.05.012.
Yu, M., Chair, S. Y., Chan, C. W. H., Choi, K. C. (2016) Information needs of patients with heart failure: Health professionals' perspectives. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 22(4), 348-355. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12442.
Chair, S. Y., Wong, K. B., Tang, J. Y., Wang, Q., Cheng, H. Y. (2015) Social support as a predictor of diet and exercise self-efficacy in patients with coronary artery disease. Contemporary Nurse, 51(2-3), 188-199. doi: 10.1080/10376178.2016.1171726.
Chair, S. Y., Hung, M. S. Y., Lui, J. C. Z., Lee, D. T. F., Shiu, I. Y. C., & Choi, K. C. (2014). Public knowledge and attitudes towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation in Hong Kong: Telephone survey. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 20(2), 126-133.
Chair, S. Y., Chan, S. W. C., Thompson, D. R., Leung, K. P., Ng, S. K. C., & Choi, K. C. (2013). Long-term effect of motivational interviewing on clinical and psychological outcomes and health-related quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation patients with poor motivation in Hong Kong: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 27(12), 1107-1117.
Cheng, K. Y., Chair, S. Y., Choi, K. C. (2013) Access site complications and puncture site pain following transradial coronary procedures: a correlational study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(10), 1304-1313. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.12.023.
Chair, S. Y., Chan, S. W. C., Thompson, D. R., Leung, K. P., Ng, K. C. S., & Choi, K. C. (2012). Short-term effect of motivational interviewing on clinical and psychological outcomes and health-related quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation patients with poor motivation in Hong Kong: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 19(6), 1383-1392.
Chair, S. Y., Chau, M. Y., Sit, J. W., Wong, E. M., Chan, A. W. (2012) The psychological effects of a videotape educational intervention on cardiac catheterization patients. Contemporary Nurse, 40(2), 225-33. doi: 10.5172/conu.2012.40.2.225.
Chair, S. Y., Yu, M., Choi, K. C., Wong, E. M., Sit, J. W., Ip, W. Y. (2012) Effect of early ambulation after transfemoral cardiac catheterization in Hong Kong: a single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Anatolian Journal of Cardiology, 12(3):222-30. doi: 10.5152/akd.2012.065.
Chair, S. Y., Lee, C. K., Choi, K. C., & Sears, S. F. (2011). Quality of life outcomes in Chinese patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 34(7), 858-867.
Thompson, D. R., Chair, S. Y., Chan, S. W. C., Astin, F., Davidson, P. M., & Ski, C. F. (2011). Motivational interviewing: A useful approach to improving cardiovascular health? Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(9-10), 1236-1244.
Chair, S. Y., Fernandez, R., Lui, M. H. L., Lopez, V., & Thompson, D. R. (2008). The clinical effectiveness of length of bed rest for patients recovering from trans-femoral diagnostic cardiac catheterization. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 6(4), 352-390.
Chair, S. Y., Thompson, D. R., & Li, S. K. (2007). The effect of ambulation after cardiac catheterization on patient outcomes. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16(1), 212-214.