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Edmond Pui Hang CHOI

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

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, W.C.W., Choi, E.P.H.*, Holroyd, E., Ip, P., Fan, S., & Yip, P.S.F. (in press). 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 Impact factor: 2.125] (Ranked 14 out of 47 under the category of “Family Studies-SSCI”)
  2. Choi, E. P. H.*, Ho. M., & Smith R. (2020). How can we do for our part‐time nursing students during COVID‐19 pandemic? Medical Education, 54(7), 667-668 [2019 Impact factor: 4.570] (Ranked 2 out of 41 under the category of “Education, Scientific Disciplines-SCIE”)
  3. Choi, E.P.H. *, Hui, B.P.H., & Wan, E.Y.F. (2020). Depression and Anxiety in Hong Kong during COVID-19. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(10), 3740. [2019 Impact factor: 2.849] (Ranked 32 out of 170 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health-SSCI”)
  4. Choi, E.P.H. *, Chow, E. P.F., Wan, E. Y.F., Wong, W. C.W., Wong, J. Y.H., & Fong, D. Y.T. (2020). 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, 20(1), 1-7. [2019 Impact factor: 2.521] (Ranked 70 out of 193 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health-SCIE”)
  5. Choi, E. P. H. *, Liao, Q., Soong, I., Chan, K. K. L., Lee, C. C., Ng, A.,... & Lam, W. W. T. (2020). 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, 18:29. [2019 Impact factor: 2.344] (Ranked 28 out of 87 under the category of “Health Policy & Services-SSCI”)
  6. Choi, E. P. H.*, Wan, E. Y. F., Kwok, J. Y. Y., Chin, W. Y., & Lam, C. L. K. (2020). Lower urinary tract symptoms and health-related quality of life in Hong Kong primary care: a cross-sectional study. Quality of Life Research, 29(5), 1311-132. [2019 Impact factor: 2.773] (Ranked 34 out of 170 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health-SSCI”)
  7. Wong, W. C. W., Lau, S. T. H., Choi, E. P. H.*, Tucker, J. D., Fairley, C. K., & Saunders, J. M. (2019). A Systematic Literature Review of Reviews on the Effectiveness of Chlamydia Testing. Epidemiologic Reviews, 41(1), 168-175 [2019 Impact factor: 8.160] (Ranked 7 out of 193 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health-SCIE”)
  8. Choi, E.P.H.*, Wong, J.Y.H., & Fong, D.Y.T. (2019). Disparities between HIV testing levels and the self-reported HIV-negative status of sexually active college students. Journal of Sex Research. 56(8), 1023-1030. [2019 Impact factor: 3.683] (Ranked 4 out of 108 under the category of “Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary-SSCI”)
  9. Choi, E. P. H.*, Wan, E. Y. F., Kwok, J. Y. Y., Chin, W. Y., & Lam, C. L. K. (2019). The mediating role of sleep quality in the association between nocturia and health-related quality of life. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 17:181. [2019 Impact factor: 2.344] (Ranked 28 out of 87 under the category of “Health Policy & Services-SSCI”)
  10. Choi, E. P. H.* (2019). 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, 16(20), 3964. [2019 Impact factor: 2.849] (Ranked 32 out of 170 under the category of “Public, Environmental & Occupational Health-SSCI”)
  • Health and Social Care in the Community – Associate Editor
  • BMC Psychology – Associate Editor

President, The University of Hong Kong Nursing Alumni Association

Year Scholarship/ Award Institution, Country

2013

Poster Presentation (First Place)

2nd NUS-NUH International Nursing Conference & 18th Singapore-Malaysia Nursing Conference, Singapore

2014

Young Researcher Scholarships

Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, China

2015

The Best Poster Presentation Award

Hong Kong Primary Care Conference, Hong Kong SAR

2015

The Best Poster Award

The 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum, Hong Kong

2015

YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

2016

Young Researcher Scholarships

Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, China

2016

The Best Poster Presentation Award

Hong Kong Primary Care Conference, Hong Kong

2016

YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

2017

Best Research Paper Award

Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP) 40th Anniversary Conference 2017

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