Peter White

Peter White
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | PolyU · Department of Health Technology and Informatics

LL.M (Wales). PhD

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Purpose: To investigate the effects of static hand postures during various finger and wrist positions on morphological changes of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel in intensive and nonintensive electronic device users. Methods: Forty-eight university students, equally divided into intensive and nonintensive users (≥5 h/d and <5 h/d of el...
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Introduction: This study investigates the results of a questionnaire, provocative tests, and ultrasonographic measurements of carpal tunnel morphological parameters in intensive and nonintensive electronic device users. Methods: Forty-eight university students (equal numbers of intensive and nonintensive users, ≥5 h/day and <5 h/day of electroni...
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This article presents the findings from the first 3 years of a longitudinal study following a cohort of radiography and radiotherapy students through their qualification programs. The aim was to demonstrate any changes in emotional intelligence (EI) and to clarify the timing of any changes. Methods: This was an international, longitudinal cohort st...
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Background: Certain hand activities cause deformation and displacement of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel due to the gliding motion of tendons surrounding it. As smartphone usage escalates, this raises the public's concern whether hand activities while using smartphones can lead to median nerve problems. Objective: The aims of this study w...
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Introduction: Despite the increasingly widespread popularity of electronic devices, there are limited comprehensive studies on the effects of usage and exposure to multiple electronic devices over extended periods of time. Therefore, this study explored the cumulative musculoskeletal implications of exposure to various electronic devices among uni...
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The flattening ratio of median nerve across six successive time points when performing different hand activities. (XLSX)
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The cumulative absolute rotational displacement of median nerve across six successive time points when performing different hand activities. (XLSX)
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Median nerve displacement vectors across the six successive time points under different hand activities. (XLSX)
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Raw data for each participant performed thumb opposition with wrist in neutral position. (XLSX)
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The cross-sectional area of median nerve across six successive time points when performing different hand activities. (XLSX)
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The cumulative resultant translational displacement of median nerve across six successive time points when performing different hand activities. (XLSX)
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Median nerve kinematic changes across the six successive time points under different hand activities. (XLSX)
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Raw data for each participant performed thumb opposition with wrist in ulnar deviation. (XLSX)
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Raw data for each participant performed pinch grip with wrist in neutral position. (XLSX)
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This article provides a general framework for understanding the use of information and communication technology in education and discusses the impact of computer usage on students’ health and development. Potential beneficial and harmful effects of computer use by children are discussed. Early epidemiological and laboratory studies have indicated t...
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Emotional intelligence (EI) is an important personality trait in healthcare professionals and students. This study aims to identify gender, age or culture differences in trait EI scores between student radiographers across four countries. The short form of the trait EI questionnaire (TEIQue-SF) was used to collect data from first year radiography s...
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IntroductionEmotional intelligence (EI) has been identified as an important trait for healthcare students and healthcare professionals alike and is a predictor of improved work performance and patient satisfaction. In this paper, we benchmark an international cohort of radiography students and compare their scores to those of known qualified practi...
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This paper presents an overview of global ergonomics standards and guidelines for design of computer workstations, with particular focus on their inconsistency and associated health risk impact. Overall, considerable disagreements were found in the design specifications of computer workstations globally, particularly in relation to the results from...
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Reproducibility of different immobilization systems, which may affect set-up errors, remains uncertain. Immobilization systems and their corresponding set-up errors influence the clinical target volume to planning target volume (CTV-PTV) margins and thus may result in undesirable treatment outcomes. This study compared the reproducibility of patien...
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Dosimetric comparisons between RapidArc (RA) and conventional Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) techniques for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) were performed to address differences in dose coverage of the target, sparing of organs-at-risk (OARs), delivery of monitor units (MUs) and time, to assess whether the RA technique was more benefic...
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Linear accelerators operating at or above 10 MV produce neutrons by photonuclear reactions and induce activation in machine components, which are a source of potential exposure for radiation therapists. This study estimated gamma dose contributions to radiation therapists during high energy, whole pelvic, photon beam treatments and determined the o...
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This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of workplace violence involving radiographers in Hong Kong, to evaluate underlying factors contributing to incidents and their impact, and to suggest improvements in management and training. Frontline radiographers, from seven regional hospitals, who performed duties in general radiography, were provided...
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Increasingly, the use of web database portfolio systems is noted in medical and health education, and for continuing professional development (CPD). However, the functions of existing systems are not always aligned with the corresponding pedagogy and hence reflection is often lost. This paper presents the development of a tailored web database port...
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PurposeRadiography degree programmes are coming under increasing pressure from the community to ensure that graduates have not only the necessary academic development but also the practice-based skills. This study aims to establish a method of monitoring students' progress towards, and ability to meet, academic and professional competences througho...
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Overnight orthokeratology is becoming more and more popular especially in the Asia-Pacific region where the treatment is primarily used for myopic control in young children. Risk of complications in contact lens wear increases during overnight wear and may further increase when the treatment is used on children. The aim of this paper is to provide...
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Using a portfolio approach is not a new idea in health care disciplines as an alternative assessment format and for continuing professional development (CPD). Increasingly, the use of electronic portfolios is noted in the literature. This paper critically reviews developments, features, advantages and problems relating to different modes of operati...
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To develop a cross-cultural dialogue for enriching our understanding of how an ethical environment can be constructed in fostering tube-feeding decisions in patients with advanced dementia (AD). DESIGN AND DATA SOURCE: Drawing on the findings of two prospective case studies conducted in Boston and Hong Kong, this paper compares the decision-making...
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Radiography, as with other health care professions, aims towards establishing full professional recognition. A recognized research background is considered an essential component of this. Usually, emphasis is placed on quantitative research which focuses on the deductive component of the scientific ‘confirmatory’ method. However, this situation cha...
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Purpose To demonstrate how e-learning can be integrated into an undergraduate radiography programme, using an academic subject dealing with ethico-legal issues as an example. Information provided could be applied to any form of online learning. Methods One academic subject from an undergraduate radiography programme, Case-Based Learning for Profess...
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Teleradiology is now well established within healthcare in the USA, but ethico-legal concepts surrounding this innovation remain unclear. New legislation, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as well as ethical guidelines and common law demonstrate the importance being placed on security of electronic data and the protection of...
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purpose: to identify factors determining the possibility of role development for therapeutic radiographers in hong kong public hospitals. methods: questionnaires were sent to all ranks of radiographers, clinical oncologists, medical physicists and nurses in four clinical oncology departments in local public hospitals. information was sought on role...
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PurposeIn the medical profession, training in a medical specialty is introduced at post-graduate level. This is generally mirrored in radiography whereby, at undergraduate level, the student is furnished with a broad overview of the relevant factors which make them competent to practise in general radiography. There is an increasing realisation tha...
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This report aims to encourage optometrists to reflect on the legal implications of clinical contact lens practice, with particular reference to the practice of orthokeratology (ortho-k), which has seen a recent revival of interest. A patient may claim compensation if an optometrist is negligent by breaching his duty to exercise reasonable care and...
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Purpose: Role expansion in radiography is linked to ethico-legal responsibilities and accountability. This paper clarifies the legal requirements, outlines professional guidelines, and suggests that role developments require new rules and standards.Methods: A thorough review of the literature was used to collect information on role expansion and re...
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Advancements in computer technology and telecommunications have meant that all diagnostic images can now be acquired as digital signals, however the ethicolegal concepts surrounding this innovation remain unclear. In the UK there are limited practice guidelines on legal issues relating specifically to telemedicine or teleradiology. It is not yet cl...
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Purpose: The number of complementary therapies being offered by oncology services in the treatment of cancer patients is increasing. However, many conventional practitioners remain undecided and sceptical about their benefits and value as a cancer management tool. This paper will consider the potential conflict of interests which may occur between...
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Background and purpose: There has been a gradual change in the management of cancer patients, with a more holistic approach being adopted. There has also been an increase in the use of complementary therapies within oncology departments in England and Wales. This paper identifies the number of departments offering individual therapies in the manage...

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