Jerry Wing Fai Yeung

Jerry Wing Fai Yeung
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | PolyU · School of Nursing

B Chi Med, BSc, PhD

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June 2014 - May 2016
The University of Hong Kong
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  • Research Assistant
March 2010 - June 2014
The University of Hong Kong
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (140)
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To evaluate the short-term efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture for the treatment of primary insomnia. Randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group. A university-based sleep clinic. Community sample of 60 Chinese adult volunteers who report having insomnia 3 or more nights per week, whose symptoms meet the DSM-IV criteria for p...
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Limited studies have investigated the prevalence of insomnia symptoms among individuals with different headache diagnoses and the association between insomnia and headache in subjects with comorbid anxiety and depression. A total of 310 community-dwelling Hong Kong Chinese women aged 40-60 years completed a self-administered questionnaire on headac...
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Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of using electroacupuncture as an adjunct treatment in enhancing the benzodiazepine cessation rate in long-term benzodiazepine users. Methods: This was a randomized, assessor- and subject-blinded, controlled trial. One hundred and forty-four long-term benzodiazepine users were randomly assigned to receive eith...
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Background: Acupuncture is an alternative treatment for improving sleep, and it may attenuate oxidative stress, which is a possible pathophysiological factor in insomnia. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of a semi-individualized acupuncture in improving sleep and explore its effect on oxidative stress parameters in adul...
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Background: Insomnia is a significant health problem in the community. Self-administered acupressure (SAA) may be an alternative strategy to alleviate insomnia. Purpose: This study is the first to investigate the effects of SAA delivered through a training course in alleviating insomnia disorder compared with sleep hygiene education (SHE). Methods:...
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Background A pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted in mainland China to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effects of parent-administered pediatric tuina on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in preschool children. An embedded process evaluation was performed to explore barriers and facilit...
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Background: Postoperative pain following laparotomy for gynaecological diseases is a common problem that requires effective management to ensure patient satisfaction and recovery. Despite the wide use of acupuncture for pain management, knowledge of its efficacy in managing postoperative pain is limited. Previous literature used either acupuncture...
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Vaccine hesitancy against COVID-19 is prevalent. This study aimed to identify the factors associated with COVID-19 vaccination compliance among adults in Hong Kong. An online survey was conducted during an early stage of community-based COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Hong Kong. The questionnaire consisted of vaccine status, sociodemographic infor...
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Background Smoking is an important modifiable risk factor of morbidities and mortality. Although healthcare professionals play an important role in smoking cessation, their adoption of such practices is relatively low because of inadequate training. To address this issue, we incorporated a service-learning model to operate the Youth Quitline. Under...
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Background Beneficial effects of parent-administered pediatric tuina on ADHD in children have been reported in previous studies, but no rigorously designed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been conducted on it. Objective To assess the feasibility and preliminary effects of parent-administered pediatric tuina for ADHD symptoms in preschoole...
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Background Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been lots of published work examining the association between COVID-19 and mental health, particularly, anxiety and depression in the general populations and disease subpopulations globally. Depression is a debilitating disorder affecting individuals' level of bio-psychological-soc...
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Objective: To develop a clinical practice guideline to guide the treatment of low back pain by acupuncture. Methods: An integrative approach of systematic review of literature, clinical evidence classification, expert opinion surveying, and consensus establishing via a Delphi program was utilized during the developing process. Both evidence-base...
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Objective: To develop a clinical practice guideline to guide the treatment of low back pain by acupuncture. Methods: An integrative approach of systematic review of literature, clinical evidence classification, expert opinion surveying, and consensus establishing via a Delphi program was utilized during the developing process. Both evidence-base...
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Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and credibility of a smartphone-delivered multicomponent lifestyle medicine (LM) intervention, Lifestyle Hub, as a primary modality for managing depressive symptoms in an adult Chinese population. Method: Participants with at least a moderate level of depressive symptoms (n = 79), as indicated by a Patient Hea...
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Objective Insomnia is a highly prevalent and disturbing symptom in breast cancer patients under or post chemotherapy. If not appropriately treated, it can persist for years after the completion of cancer treatments. Acupuncture has been widely used for alleviating insomnia. The aim of this study is to examine the feasibility, efficacy and safety of...
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Given the growing evidence that a range of lifestyle factors are involved in the etiology of depression, a 'lifestyle medicine' approach can be potentially safe and cost-effective to prevent or treat depression. To examine the effects and acceptability of a group-based, integrative lifestyle medicine intervention as a standalone treatment for manag...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: The herbal formula Guizhi Fuling Wan is one common remedy for treating uterine fibroids (UFs) and the relevant symptoms in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Previous systematic reviews showed that Guizhi Fuling Formula appeared to have additional benefit based on mifepristone treatment in reducing volume of fibroi...
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In response to the worsening situation of the COVID pandemic, this follow-up study aimed to assess the impact of the “third wave” of the outbreak on sleep and mood disturbances among Hong Kong citizens. A total of 339 respondents included in our last study during the second wave (4–11 August 2020) joined this survey (response rate = 51.1%). The que...
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Objectives This pilot study aimed to examine the efficacy of integrated cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acupressure in treating insomnia and its daytime impairments in a Chinese adult population. Methods 40 eligible participants with insomnia were randomly assigned to either the integrated CBT and acupressure (CBTAcup) group (n = 14), the C...
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Objectives To examine the effects of qigong interventions on sleep disturbance-related symptom clusters for cancer patients and to explore the possible mediating role of fatigue and depression in affecting sleep. Methods In this systematic review and meta-analysis, a systematic search was conducted through October 2020 by searching multiple Englis...
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BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been an alternative approach for pain management, but trial evidence is conflicting. METHODS: 86 KOA patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio from June 14, 2017 to January 20, 2019, to receive either superficial needling acupuncture treatment or sham acupuncture for 10 sessions over a 4-week treatment period, foll...
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Introduction Massage is a popularly used complementary and alternative therapy. Previous randomised controlled trials have examined the effects of massage on children, and several systematic reviews have been conducted to synthesise these data. This study aims to assess and summarise the current evidence from published systematic reviews of control...
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Background: To evaluate the antidepressant effects of auricular intradermal acupuncture (AIA) of areas innervated by both the auricular branch of the vagus nerve and the trigeminal nerve. Methods: Forty-nine patients with depression were randomly allocated into an AIA group (n = 25) and a sham AIA group (n = 24). Both groups received selective s...
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Study objectives: To evaluate the effects of a mind-body exercise, qigong Baduanjin, on sleep disturbances in women experiencing intimate partner violence and explore the mediating role of depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and inflammation in producing the effects. Methods: A subgroup of a parent randomized controlled trial, were randomized...
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Background: The treatment effect of multi-component LM interventions on depressive symptoms has not yet been examined. Methods: We systematically searched six databases from inception to February 2020 to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving any multi-component LM interventions (physical activity, nutritional advice, sleep manageme...
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Background Medication and behavior therapy are the conventional treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but they have limitations for preschool children. Evidence suggests that pediatric tuina, which is a modality of traditional Chinese medicine, might have beneficial effects on this condition. Objective To assess the feasi...
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Background Electromoxibustion devices are commercially available and can be self-administered by patients. Nevertheless, little is known about the effectiveness and potential burn injury of these devices as this topic is under-investigated. Objective To assess the preliminary effects and safety of an electromoxibustion (EM) device for improving kn...
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Objectives: To evaluate the feasibility and potential effects of patient-centred self-administered acupressure for alleviating fatigue and co-occurring symptoms among Chinese advanced cancer patients receiving treatment. Methods: Thirty advanced cancer patients who screened positive for moderate/severe fatigue with symptoms of insomnia and/or pa...
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Introduction: Massage is a popularly used complementary and alternative therapy. Previous randomised controlled trials have examined the effects of massage on children, and several systematic reviews have been conducted to synthesise these data. This study aims to assess and summarise the current evidence from published systematic reviews of contro...
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en Aims To systemically review the efficacy and safety of auricular point therapy in patients with cancer‐related fatigue. Design A systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials. Data sources Eight electronic databases (PubMed, CENTRAL, Embase, CINAHL, Web of Science, China Biology Medicine, China National Knowledge Infrast...
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Background: Medication and behavior therapy are the conventional treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but they have limitations for preschool children. Evidence suggests that pediatric tuina might have beneficial effects on this condition. Therefore, we aim to preliminarily assess the effects and feasibility of parent-adm...
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Background: Medication and behavior therapy are the conventional treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but they have limitations for preschool children. Evidence suggests that pediatric tuina, which is a modality of traditional Chinese medicine, might have beneficial effects on this condition. Therefore, we aim to prelimin...
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Background: Medication and behavior therapy are the conventional treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but they have limitations for preschool children. Evidence suggests that pediatric tuina, which is a modality of traditional Chinese medicine, might have beneficial effects on this condition. Objective: To assess the feas...
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Background Although acupuncture has been shown to be effective at treating overactive bladder (OAB) following stroke, to our knowledge, no randomized controlled trial (RCT) examining the effects of acupuncture on patients with post-stroke OAB has been conducted. The aim of this preliminary study was to explore the effects of electroacupuncture (EA)...
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Objective The COVID-19 pandemic is a large-scale public health emergency that likely precipitated sleep disturbances in the community. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and correlates of sleep disturbances during the early phrase of COVID-19 pandemic. Methods This web-based cross-sectional study recruited 1,138 Hong Kong adults using...
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Objective Insomnia identity, defined as a conviction that one has insomnia, is a cognitive appraisal process that influences help-seeking, diagnosis, and treatment of insomnia. Previous studies in adults showed that about 50% of poor sleepers did not label themselves as having insomnia, while 10% of good sleepers endorsed insomnia identity. This an...
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Later chronotypes have been found to be associated with unhealthy diets in adolescents 17 and adults, but no study has been conducted in children. The aim of this study was to investigate 18 the associations between the chronotypes and dietary patterns of school-aged children. Children 19 aged 7-11 and their parents were recruited from five mainstr...
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Later chronotypes have been found to be associated with unhealthy diets in adolescents and adults, but no study has been conducted in children. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between the chronotypes and dietary patterns of school-aged children. Children aged 7–11 and their parents were recruited from five mainstream schoo...
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Chemotherapy causes various side effects, including cognitive impairment, known as ‘chemobrain’. In this study, we determined whether a novel acupuncture mode called electroacupuncture trigeminal nerve stimulation plus body acupuncture (EA/TNS+BA) could produce better outcomes than minimum acupuncture stimulation (MAS) as controls in treating chemo...
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To appraise published studies on the use of supplemental oxygen in chronic heart failure. Chronic breathlessness is a characterizing symptom of symptomatic heart failure resulting in substantial disability and healthcare utilization and is the primary reason for emergency room visits and hospitalizations. In spite of the variable evidence, oxygen t...
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Objective: To test whether self-administered acupressure reduces stress and stress-related symptoms in caregivers of older family members. Design: In this randomized, assessor-blind, controlled trial, 207 participants were randomized (1:1) to an acupressure intervention or a wait-list control group. Setting: Community centers in Hong Kong, Chi...
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Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a common sequela following surgery and hospitalization. The prevention and management of POCD are important during clinical practice. POCD more commonly affects elderly patients who have undergone major surgery and can result in major decline in quality of life for both patients and their families. Acup...
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Background and purpose Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a musculoskeletal condition occurring in infants and children. This systematic review is conducted to summarize the current evidence on the effects and safety of TCM massage therapy for the treatment of CMT in infants and children. Methods We searched for randomized controlled trials...
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Objective To test the acceptability and feasibility of self-administered acupressure as an intervention for knee pain among middle-aged and older adults with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Methods In this pilot randomized controlled trial, 35 participants with KOA were randomized to receive self-administered acupressure (n = 17, two self-administered...
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The Children’s ChronoType Questionnaire (CCTQ) is a valid and reliable measure for assessing prepubertal children aged 4–11 years. The CCTQ is a parent-reported, 27-item questionnaire consisting of sleep-wake parameters for scheduled and free days (16 items), a morningness/eveningness scale (M/E, 10 items), and a five-point, single-item, chronotype...
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BACKGROUND Obesity is a common global health problem and increases the risk of many chronic illnesses. Given the adverse effects of anti-obesity agents and bariatric surgeries, the exploration of non-invasive and non-pharmacological complementary methods for weight reduction is warranted. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to determine whether...
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Background: Obesity is a common global health problem and increases the risk of many chronic illnesses. Given the adverse effects of antiobesity agents and bariatric surgeries, the exploration of noninvasive and nonpharmacological complementary methods for weight reduction is warranted. Objective: The study aimed to determine whether self-admini...
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Objectives: The negative impact of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on affected males is substantial. This study aims to assess whether a combined auriculotherapy (AT) using laser AT (LAT) and magneto-AT (MAT) is more effective than using MAT alone or placebo for managing LUTS of aging males.Methods: A randomized controlled, double-blinded tria...
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Guidelines for clinical trials of acupuncture are scarce, particularly in their guidance on choosing an adequate control in an acupuncture trial. This guideline was developed to address the research methodology for clinical research in acupuncture which contains the essential elements to be considered in the design, preparation and reporting of an...
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Study objectives: Hypnotherapy is commonly used for treating insomnia, but a definite conclusion regarding its safety and effectiveness is unavailable due to a lack of adverse event monitoring and comparison between generic and disease-specific hypnotic suggestions in previous studies. Design: Randomized controlled, participant-blind, parallel-grou...
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Background: The implications of removing nonrestorative sleep (NRS) and adding quantitative criteria in the most recent diagnostic criteria of insomnia disorder remain unresolved. The study was aimed to investigate how nighttime quantitative measures of sleep quality and NRS relate to daytime functioning in a general population sample. Sampling a...
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Background: Postoperative pain is a major complaint following abdominal surgery for gynecological diseases. Effective postoperative pain control after abdominal surgery is particularly important for patient recovery, mobility, and satisfaction. Acupuncture has been commonly used for pain management. However, its efficacy in postoperative pain contr...
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Objective: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to examine the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on cognitive function in older patients with cognitive impairment. Methods: A literature search was performed for articles published in English using the 10 databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, INSPEC, the Cumu...
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Studies have shown that insomnia with polysomnography-derived short sleep duration is associated with increased health risks. Preliminary data suggest that this phenotype has a blunted response to cognitive-behavioral therapy and actigraphy-derived sleep variables can be used as a substitute of polysomnography to predict treatment response. This se...
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Background: Few high-quality, large-scale, controlled trials comparing the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture,auricular acupuncture and combined acupuncture treatment for insomnia are available. Objective: To carry out a randomised, assessor-blinded, waitlist-controlled trial to test the superiority of combination treatment. Methods: Afte...
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Introduction Insomnia sub-classification by the Western diagnostic systems has unsatisfactory validity and reliability. On the contrary, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) diagnosis is sometimes used to guide treatment decisions. This cross-sectional study compared groups of insomnia patients with different TCM diagnoses in terms of Western medicin...
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Background: Sleep hygiene education (SHE) is commonly used as a treatment of insomnia in general practice. Whether SHE or cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), a treatment with stronger evidence base, should be provided first remains unclear. Objective: To review the efficacy of SHE for poor sleep or insomnia. Methods: We systema...