Suzanne H.S. LO

Assistant Professor


Qualifications RN, BN, MSc, PhD
Tel (852) 3943 4485
Email suzannelo@cuhk.edu.hk
Research Expertise Stroke care, community care
Researcher ID O-6229-2015
ORCID 0000-0002-9970-0642
Scopus ID 55160565400

Biography

Suzanne is an Assistant Professor in the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Hong Kong Registered Nurse possessing ample experience in community care. She received her Ph.D. in Health from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her doctoral research work focused on examining the effectiveness of self-management programmes for community-dwelling stroke survivors. Suzanne is well-experienced in conducting randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews. The results of her studies were published in international peer-review journals including Stroke, BMC Health Services Research, and Disability and Rehabilitation. She is a co-investigator of several funded research projects in areas such as nurse staffing levels and multidisciplinary stroke care. Suzanne teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She is a co-applicant of several teaching grants for developing technology-enhanced learning modules about managing intravenous therapies in children for nursing students as well as inter-professional collaborative practice for gerontology students. She has recently developed micro-modules on self-management for stroke survivors and wound care; and teaching videos on topics in relation to wound dressing, infection control practices and communication with older adults having hearing impairment.

Awards, Honours, and Achievements

Research Awards

  • Outstanding Paper Presentation Award (24th Annual Congress of Gerontology, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology, Hong Kong)
  • 2016 Best Poster Presentation Awards (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, Hong Kong)
Grants

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

Funding BodyProject Title
Health Care and Promotion Scheme"COMBO-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
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
General Research Fund (GRF) - Early Career Scheme (ECS)Promoting community reintegration using narratives and skills building for young adults with stroke: A randomised controlled trial

Selected Publications

Publication
Lo, S. H. S., 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.
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.
Chau, J. P. C., Lo, S. H. S., Lau, A. Y. L., Wu, J. C. Y., Cheung, W. H. N., Ching, J. Y. L., Choi, K. C., Lee, V. W. Y., Sit, J. W. H., & Thompson, D. R. (2018). Use of acupuncture to reduce hemiplegic shoulder pain is feasible and acceptable among community-dwelling stroke survivors. Stroke, 49 (Suppl1), TP152.
Lo, S. H. S., Chang, A. M., & Chau, J. P. C. (2018). A stroke self-management program to enhance self-efficacy and outcome expectation: A randomized controlled trial. Stroke, 49 (Suppl1), A45.
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., Yu, X., Choi, K. C., Lau, A. Y. L., Wu, J. C. Y., … 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.
Chau, J. P., Lo, S. H. S., Choi, K. C., Chau, M. H., Tong, D. W., 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. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001550.
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 program for improving recovery among community-residing stroke survivors. BMC Health Services Research, 16, 387. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1642-9
Lo, S. H. S., Chang, A. M., & Chau, J. P. C. (2016). Establishing equivalence of a Chinese version of the stroke specific quality of life measure for stroke survivors. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(11), 1079‒1086. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2016.1178348
Lo, S. H. S., Chang, A. M., & Chau, J. P. C. (2016). Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Stroke Self-Efficacy Questionnaire in community-dwelling stroke survivors. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 23(3), 163‒169. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2015.1122265
Chau, J. P. C., Lo, S. H. S., Choi, K. C., Chan, E. L. S., McHugh, M. D., Tong, D. W., Kwok, A. M., Ip, W. Y., Lee I. F. K., & 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. doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-1198-0
Lo, S. H. S., Chau, J. P. C., Woo, J., Thompson, D. R., & Choi, K. C. (2015). Adherence to antihypertensive medication in older adults with hypertension. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 31(4), 296−303. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000251.
Lo, S. H. S., Chang, A. M., Chau, J. P. C., & Gardner, G. (2013). Theory-based self-management programs for promoting recovery in community-dwelling stroke survivors: A systematic review. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11(12), 157−215. doi: 10.11124/jbisrir-2013-1056