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Research Faculty

Denise Shuk Ting CHEUNG

Dr Denise Cheung is currently an Assistant Professor at School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). She is a registered nurse who obtained her BNurs, MPhil, and PhD degrees in School of Nursing from the University of Hong Kong. She has been a tutor from 2013 to 2017 in the School primarily involved in undergraduate teaching in certain clinical and research subjects. Her research work is in the area of complementary and alternative therapy, with particular focus on populations in need of symptom management, such as survivors of intimate partner violence, cancer patients, and caregivers. Denise has successfully accomplished several research projects, including large randomized controlled trials of interventions to improve health outcomes of abused women and caregivers with caregiver stress.

  • Symptom Management
  • Complementary and alternative therapy
  • Cancer care
  • Intimate partner violence
  1. Cheung DS, Deng W, Tsao SW, Ho RT, Chan CL, Fong DY, Chau PH, Hong AW, Fung HY, Ma JL, Tiwari AF. Effect of a qigong intervention on telomerase activity and mental health in chinese women survivors of intimate partner violence: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open. 2019 Jan 11;2(1):e186967. Available from: doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.6967
  2. Wu YL, Cheung DS, Takemura N, Lin CC. Effects of Hemodialysis on the Symptom Burden of Terminally Ill and Nonterminally Ill End-Stage Renal Disease Patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2019 Feb 22;22(3):282-9. Available from: doi:10.1089/jpm.2018.0351
  3. Cheung DS, Or CK, So MK, Tiwari A. Usability testing of a smartphone application for delivering qigong training. Journal of Medical Systems. 2018 Sep 5;42(10):191. Available from: doi:10.1007/s10916-018-1048-9 
  4. Shen HS, Chen SY, Cheung DS, Wang SY, Lee JJ, Lin CC. Differential family experience of palliative sedation therapy in specialized palliative or critical care units. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2018 Jun;55(6):1531-9. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.02.007
  5. Cheung DS, Tiwari A, Chan KL, Fong DY, Chau PH, Yuen FK, Tolman RM. Validation of the psychological maltreatment of women inventory for Chinese women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2017 Jun;35(21-22):4614-39. Available from: doi:10.1177/0886260517715602
  6. Tiwari A, Lao L, Wang AX, Cheung DS*, So MK, Yu DS, Lum TY, Fung HY, Yeung JW, Zhang ZJ. Self-administered acupressure for symptom management among Chinese family caregivers with caregiver stress: a randomized, wait-list controlled trial. BMC Complementary and Alternative medicine. 2016 Oct 28;16:424. Available from: doi:10.1186/s12906-016-1409-1
  7. Deng W, Cheung DS, Tsao SW, Wang XM, Tiwari AF. Telomerase activity and its association with psychological stress, mental disorders, lifestyle factors and interventions: A systematic review. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Feb;64:150-63. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.11.017
  8. Cheung DS*, Tiwari A, Wang AX. Intimate partner violence in late life: a case study of older Chinese women. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. 2015 Dec 18;27(4-5):428-37. Available from: doi:10.1080/08946566.2015.1092903
  9. Tiwari A, Chan KL, Cheung DS, Fong DY, Yan EC, Tang DH. The differential effects of intimate terrorism and situational couple violence on mental health outcomes among abused Chinese women: a mixed-method study. BMC Public Health. 2015 Mar 31;15:314. Available from: doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1649-x
  10. Tiwari A, Cheung DS, Chan KL, Fong DY, Yan EC, Lam GL, Tang DH. Intimate partner sexual aggression against Chinese women: a mixed methods study. BMC Women's Health. 2014 May 125;14:70. Available from: doi:10.1186/1472-6874-14-70