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Edmond Pui Hang CHOI
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Dr Edmond Choi is a registered nurse in Hong Kong. He completed his Master of Philosophy degree in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in the School of Nursing at HKU. During his studies at HKU, he was also a resident tutor at Starr Hall and an honorary tutor in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care.

Dr. Choi holds a strong research interest in the fields of health services research, mental health, health-related quality of life and sexual health. During his time in the Department of Family Medicine and Primary care, he contributed to two large primary care health services research projects commissioned by the Food and Health Bureau in Hong Kong, including the evaluation of the quality of care of chronic disease management programmes and public-private partnership programmes of the Hospital Authority, as well as the epidemiology and natural history of depressive disorders in primary care. Aside from health services research in primary care, he is also interested in behavioural health, particularly sexual behaviours. Therefore, his doctoral study investigated the sexual health of young adults in Hong Kong. He has been a co-investigator of six research grants. He has published more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has received seven awards for conference presentations. He was also the recipient of the YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship in 2015 and 2016.

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Funding Scheme Project Title Approved Amount (HK$)
Council for the AIDS Trust Fund (Research) Developing and testing an interactive internet-based intervention to reduce sexual harm of sexualised drug use (‘chemsex’) among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong 393,712

RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS)

The safe use of dating applications (apps) among men who have sex with men: developing and testing an interactive web-based intervention to reduce risky sexual behaviours

877,176

Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU

Using social media to prevent sexualized drug use ('chemsex') among men who have sex with men: a pilot study

55,460

Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU

A population-based study to assess the attitudes and knowledge of prostate cancer and screening in Hong Kong

93,200

Enhanced New Staff Start-up Research Grant, HKU

The unmet needs, symptoms distress and psychosocial profile of Chinese patients with prostate cancer, a prospective longitudinal study

380,000

Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU

The burden of lower urinary tract symptoms on primary care patients: a mixed methods study

150,000

 

  • Health services research
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  1. Wong WC, Choi EP*, Holroyd E, Ip P, Fan S, Yip PS. Impact of household composition and satisfaction with family life on self-reported sexual health outcomes of high-school students in Hong Kong. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. 2019 Nov 21;46(3):184-91. Available from: doi:10.1136/bmjsrh-2019-200372
  2. Choi EP*, Ho M, Smith R. What can we do for our part‐time nursing students during COVID‐19 pandemic?. Medical Education. 2020 Apr 26. Available from: doi:10.1111/medu.14196
  3. Choi EP*, Hui BP, Wan EY. Depression and anxiety in Hong Kong during COVID-19. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020 May 25;17(10):3740. Available from: doi:10.3390/ijerph17103740
  4. Choi EP, Chow EP, Wan EY, Wong WC, Wong JY, Fong DY. The safe use of dating applications among men who have sex with men: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate an interactive web-based intervention to reduce risky sexual behaviours. BMC Public Health. 2020 May 27;20:795. Available from: doi:10.1186/s12889-020-08914-z
  5. Choi EP*, Liao Q, Soong I, Chan KK, Lee CC, Ng A, Sze WK, Tsang JW, Lee VH, Lam WW. Measurement invariance across gender and age groups, validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the short-form supportive care needs survey questionnaire (SCNS-SF34). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2020 Feb 17;18:29. Available from: doi:10.1186/s12955-020-01289-0
  6. Choi EP*, Wan EY, Chin WY, Lam CL. Lower urinary tract symptoms and health-related quality of life in Hong Kong primary care: a cross-sectional study. Quality of Life Research. 2020 Jan 3:29(5):1311-21. Available from: doi:10.1007/s11136-019-02402-7
  7. Wong WC, Lau ST, Choi EP*, Tucker JD, Fairley CK, Saunders JM. A systematic literature review of reviews on the effectiveness of chlamydia testing. Epidemiologic Reviews. 2019 Sep 30;41(1):168-75. Available from: doi:10.1093/epirev/mxz007
  8. Choi EP*, Wong JY, Fong DY. Disparities Between HIV Testing Levels and the Self-Reported HIV-Negative Status of Sexually Active College Students. The Journal of Sex Research. 2019 Oct;56(8):1023-30. Available from: doi:10.1080/00224499.2018.1541961
  9. Choi EP*, Wan EY, Kwok JY, Chin WY, Lam CL. The mediating role of sleep quality in the association between nocturia and health-related quality of life. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2019 Dec 11;17:181. Available from: doi:10.1186/s12955-019-1251-5
  10. Choi EP*. A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Acceptability of Using a Smart Pillbox to Enhance Medication Adherence Among Primary Care Patients. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019 Oct 17;16(20):3964. Available from: doi:10.3390/ijerph16203964
  • Health and Social Care in the Community – Associate Editor
  • BMC Psychology – Associate Editor
  • Associate Programme Director, Bachelor of Nursing (FT) Programme
  • President, The University of Hong Kong Nursing Alumni Association
Year Scholarship/ Award Institution, Country
2020 Early Career Teaching Award The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
2017 Best Research Paper Award Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP) 40th Anniversary Conference 2017
2016 YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
2016 The Best Poster Presentation Award Hong Kong Primary Care Conference, Hong Kong SAR
2016 Young Researcher Scholarships Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, China
2015 YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
2015 The Best Poster Award The 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum, Hong Kong
2015 The Best Poster Presentation Award Hong Kong Primary Care Conference, Hong Kong SAR
2014 Young Researcher Scholarships Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, China
2013 Poster Presentation (First Place) 2nd NUS-NUH International Nursing Conference & 18th Singapore-Malaysia Nursing Conference, Singapore
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