Wen Zhang

Wen Zhang
Hong Kong Metropolitan University | hkmu · School of Nursing and Health Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

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Background and Objectives Depressive symptoms are common in older adults, and often co-occur with other mental health problems. However, knowledge about depressive symptom-domains and their associations with other conditions is limited. This study examined depressive symptom-domains and associations with anxiety, cognition, and loneliness. Researc...
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Aim: Development and evaluation of the effectiveness of an online 5-week professional identity program among nursing students in clinical internship practice during the COVID-19 restrictions. Background: Nurse professional identity is a strong predictor of career commitment. Clinical internship practice is a key stage when nursing students build...
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There is increasing recognition of the need to understand the mechanism of psychological impact brought by COVID-19. The present research used the Delphi technique to develop a COVID-19-Related Stress Scale for older people in Hong Kong (CSS-old) (study one) and examined its associations with COVID-19 experiences and mental health risks (study two)...
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The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on older adults’ mental health, but less is known about its longer-term effect. We examined changes in depressive and anxiety symptoms among older adults between the onset and two years into the pandemic. Data were drawn from two cross-sectional telephone surveys conducted with older adults aged ≥ 60 years i...
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COVID-19-related stress is heterogeneous and associated with increased mental health conditions in older adults. This study is to investigate relationships between different stressors and how different stressors may increase risks for mental health conditions through a network approach. A telephone survey was conducted among 4,921 older adults (age...
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BACKGROUND The prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in China particularly among young adults, and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infections are the most common STIs in young women. One of the most effective ways to prevent STIs is the consistent use of condoms during sexual intercourse. There has been no economic evaluation for an inter...
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Background Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain a significant public health concern, particularly among young adults, and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infections are the most common STIs in young women. One of the most effective ways to prevent STIs is the consistent use of condoms during sexual intercourse. There has been no economic evalua...
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Reports an error in ""Resisting social identity threat and maintaining resilience": A qualitative study of Chinese parents following the loss of an only child" by Anni Wang, Yufang Guo, Wendy Cross, Louisa Lam, Virginia Plummer, Wen Zhang and Jingping Zhang (Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Advanced Online Publication,...
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Background Frailty is a common condition in older adults that is characterized by transitions between frailty states in both directions (progression and reversion) over time. Loneliness has been reported to be associated with the incidence of frailty, but few studies have explored the impact of persistent loneliness over time on frailty. In this st...
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Background Little is known about how longitudinal trajectories of cognitive function and depressive symptoms are impacted by varying levels of physical activity (PA) intensity. Method The data were from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, a nationally representative household study of the Chinese population aged 45 years and older....
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Objective: Parents who lose an only child in China are stressed and traumatized due to social identity threat (SIT). This qualitative study aimed to interpret their experience to inform culturally and socially sensitive intervention strategies. Methods: Using a phenomenological approach, 17 bereaved parents who lost an only child were interviewe...
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Background Cognitive decline and depressive symptoms are very common in the ageing process. Physical activity (PA) has been demonstrated to be associated with the improvement of cognitive function and the reduction of depressive symptoms. However, little is known about how longitudinal trajectories of cognitive function and depressive symptoms are...
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Objective This study aims to critically review the characteristics and effectiveness of university-based intervention to promote safer sex practice. Participants and Methods The published studies were selected from 5 databases with the publication year restricted between 1974 and 2018. The data were then pooled using a random-effect meta-analysis....
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Aims and objectives This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a virtual simulation education programme with debriefing in undergraduate nursing students. Perceived clinical competence and learning needs of students in a simulation environment were also measured. Background Evidence showed virtual simulation education programmes provided better kn...
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Objectives: There are almost one million families who lost their only child in China, and 65.6% of them had severe and long lasting depression and needed timely psycho-intervention. This study aims to explore the relationship among resilience and its influential factors, and to compare their effect on depression. Methods: A total of 212 only-chi...
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Background The high prevalence of sexual coercion against young women has become a significant public health issue in China and other regions around the world. Young women are also especially vulnerable to engage in inconsistent condom use because of low sexual control. Although the relationship between sexual coercion and condom use has been widel...
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BACKGROUND Sexual coercion against young women is a global public health problem. Although the relationship between sexual coercion and condom use consistency has been widely demonstrated, the mechanism of this relationship is still unclear. OBJECTIVE To test condom negotiation as a mediator of the relationship between sexual coercion and condom u...
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BACKGROUND Sexual health is a major concern among young adults worldwide, which helps prevent sexually transmitted infectious. To foster individual sexual health, the sexual health literacy should be enhanced. Seldom previous evidence designed to incorporate gender-power dynamics, such as sexual coercion, although the prevalence of sexual coercion...
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Background Sexual health concerns among young adults worldwide help to motivate preventative practices against sexually transmitted infections. To foster better sexual health, sexual health literacy must be enhanced. Little research has been conducted on the impact of gender power dynamics on sexual health, such as sexual coercion, even though the...
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Objective: To investigate the relationship between social support and depression of only-child-lost (OCL) people, and the mediation role of self-efficacy in this relationship. Methods: By stratified cluster sampling, 214 OCL people were enrolled, with 80 males and 134 females, ages from 49 to 83 years old. They were assessed by General Self-Effi...
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Aims Since the early 1980s, the one-child policy has been implemented nationwide in China. A special group called the “only-child-lost family” (OCL family) has emerged and has become a social phenomenon that cannot be ignored. We report latent profiles of posttraumatic growth and their relation to differences in resilience among OCL people in China...
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Only-child loss parents in China recently gained extensive attention as a newly defined social group. Resilience could be a probable solution out of the psychological dilemma. Using a sample of 185 only-child loss people, this study employed latent class analysis (a) to explore whether different classes of resilience could be identified, (b) to det...

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