Evans, S. G.
Thesis (M. Soc. Sc.)--University of Hong Kong, 1992.
Evans, S. G.
Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.)--University of Hong Kong, 1992. / Also available in print.
Can A Storybook Intervention Increase Children’s Home Safety Knowledge and Decrease Risk Behaviours?Reim, Elyse 26 October 2011 (has links)
The goal of this study was to examine whether a storybook about home safety would increase hazard recognition, and reduce risky behaviour in children three through five years of age. Participants were randomly assigned to either receive the storybook intervention or a control condition. While robust group differences were not found, the results revealed trends as expected. There was a significant increase in hazard identification scores from pre- to post-intervention in the intervention but not the control condition, with greater reading time positively associated with larger improvements. Moreover, while children in the control group showed a marginally significant increase in number of hazards they touched from pre- to post-intervention, those in the intervention group did not. The pattern of these findings suggests that the storybook intervention, to some extent, positively impacted both knowledge and behaviour. Suggestions for future research are discussed.
Evidence-based guidelines for the prevention of pressure ulcers using pressure-relieving support surface for bedbound elderly黃美婷, Wong, Mei-ting January 2013 (has links)
Background Pressure ulcer prevention has been an important and a common health care problem in every health care setting. Pressure ulcers are the clinical situation that can be avoided. To prevent pressure ulcer, the main strategy is to reduce either the pressure contact time, or magnitude of pressure, between a patient and his or her support surface. Pressure-relieving support surfaces are shown to be effective in preventing the development of pressure ulcer with strong evidence support. In Hong Kong, the low compliance of the ward staff to apply pressure-relieving support surfaces for at risk patients is compared with other countries. Therefore, a feasible evidence-based guideline of using pressure-relieving support surfaces to prevent pressure ulcers stands out from the multi-interventions pressure ulcer prevention guideline to maximize its effectiveness in this clinical issue. Purpose Reviewing the needs in modifying the current clinical practice and guidelines in local setting, the aim of the dissertation is to develop evidence-based guidelines for prevention of pressure ulcers using pressure‐relieving support surface for bedbound elderly. The findings are used to develop recommendations for nursing guideline to prevent pressure ulcers through the utilization of pressure‐relieving support surface in Hong Kong public hospital setting. Methods Four electronic databases published from 1937 to 2012 were searched. All the studies extracted were randomised controlled trials while focusing on using pressure-relieving support surfaces to prevent pressure ulcers of adult patients. The quality of each study was assessed by a methodology checklist, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network in order to justify the level of evidence of the studies’ internal validity. Conclusion From the evidence, the clearest conclusion that can be drawn is that a range of pressure‐relieving mattresses and overlays in the prevention of pressure ulcers can outperform the standard hospital mattress. It can be applied to any health care settings. The reviewed studies have shown that pressure‐relieving mattresses are effective on at risk patients, especially they are in advanced age with low mobility. Therefore, this evidence-based guidelines will serve in the medical rehabilitation wards to reduce the number of elderly from developing pressure ulcer after using the pressure‐relieving supporting surfaces. / published_or_final_version / Nursing Studies / Master / Master of Nursing
Preventing pressure ulcer in hospital : a systematic review on pressure relieving devices application in risk patient groupSo, Pik-chu, 蘇碧珠 January 2013 (has links)
Background Pressure ulcer is one of many health problems in the healthcare system. Pressure ulcer prolongs the suffering of patients and the cost of treating them is high. In 2006, in the USA almost US$11 billion was spent on hospitalizations in which the patient was dignosed with pressure ulcer as primary or secondary causes, excluding neonatal and maternal conditions. This reflects an increase of nearly 80% since 1993. Most pressure ulcers are potentially preventable; early and proper intervention to high risk groups can decrease the incidence of newly developed pressure ulcer and its consequence impacts. Moreover, pressure ulcer is a key performance index for assessing the quality of hospital service and patient safety. Maintaining a low incidence and prevalence of the pressure ulcer leads to both reduced health expenditure and patient’s suffering from wound pain. Aims and objectives The paper aims to study the current literature of pressure relieving devices application and its effectiveness to risk group. There are lots of pressure relieving devices in the market and here to assess its effectiveness to the risk group in hospital. Methods The electronic search was done through searching of electronic database, PubMed, MEDLINE ProQest; and hand search through Google Scholar and other online resources. Search strategies and criteria for inclusion and exclusion had been applied. The key words were used in retrieving studies through databases: (pressure ulcer OR decubitus ulcer) AND(prevention) AND (pressure relieving OR repositioning OR mattress OR cushion OR overlay OR re-distributing) Results There were twelve English articles for reviewing finally. Those articles were grouped into three pressure relieving device categories; they are cushion, re-positioning and mattresses for the review. In Defloor 2005, it found an obvious reduction in newly developed pressure ulcer if it combines4-hourly turning with pressure reliefing mattress; only 3% of participants had newly developed pressure ulcer. Furthermore, the frequect turning may not reduce the pressure ulcer development in lower risk group. The proper intervention of pressure relieving and tailor to individuals are essential. Conclusions It demonstrated the effectiveness of pressure relieving devices to patient at risk, but the present of significant differences is not consistent. It is essential to ensure the utilization of the pressure relieving support surfaces function with right skill to the right person in order to maximize patient’s benefit during hospitalization. Further clinical trial is preferable. / published_or_final_version / Public Health / Master / Master of Public Health
周嘉儀, Chau, Ka-yi, Alice.
published_or_final_version / Public Administration / Master / Master of Public Administration
余國婷, Yu, Kwok-ting, Frances.
published_or_final_version / Clinical Psychology / Master / Master of Social Sciences
Current evidence for the effectiveness of macro-level interventions targeting obesity prevalence: a systematicreview羅莉莎, Lo, Lisha. January 2009 (has links)
published_or_final_version / Community Medicine / Master / Master of Public Health
A best practices investigation into the presence and control of micorbiologically influenced corrosion in water-based fire protection systems in the fabrication areas of a major semiconductor manufacturing organization in the United StatesSchon, Trent E. January 2000 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis--PlanB (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2000. / Includes bibliographical references.
The Main Building of The University of Hong Kong fire services installation guidelines for maintaining authenticity /Yuen, Pong-ming, Dixon. January 2004 (has links)
Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Hong Kong, 2004. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-70)
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