Dr CHUNG, Ming Yan   鍾明恩
Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Physical Education
Phone No: (852) 2948 8584
Email: chungmy@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0003-4072-951X
Phone
(852) 2948 8584
Email
chungmy@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
55734979600
Research Interest
  1. Eat ing behaviour modification,
  2. teledietetics,
  3. nutrition education and knowledge transfer,
  4. physical fitness assessment in the community,
  5. glycemic index,
  6. exergaming for health
External Appointment
  1. Appointment as Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Specialist ( January 2014 - June 2020)
  2. Member of Safe & Healthy School Advisory Committee of QK Blog of Kwai Tsing Safe Community and Healthy City Association (2012-2019).
  3. Vice President of Hong Kong Association of Organic Industry (香港有機產業促進協會) (2015-2018).
Personal Profile

Dr Louisa Chung is currently the Assistant Professor of Department of Health and Physical Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. She is a Registered Nutritionist of Association for Nutrition (UK) with fifteen years’ experience in weight management and physical fitness projects. Her academic qualifications also extend to the area of information technology, business management, physical fitness, psychology and education. These areas of expertise enrich her research work innovative and applicable to impact the society in multiple aspects. She has around 45 publications in peer-review journals. Her research interest includes eating habits, diet modification, exergames for health, physical fitness and nutrition assessment. She is the first to develop and implement the concept of teledietetics in dietary self-monitoring. Her current Google Scholar h-index is 12 and there is 382 citations for her published work.


Dr. Chung received Knowledge Transfer Prize of Dean’s Research Fund 2018-19 with her Knowledge Transfer project “Behavioural feedback in nutrition education” and President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Administrative Services 2018/19 – Team Award.


Dr. Chung is also a specialist (nutrition and health sciences) at the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications. She is a member of Safe & Healthy School Advisory Committee of Kwai Tsing Safe Community and Healthy City Association and the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Association of Organic Industry. She was a Hong Kong Examination Authority HKDSE Technology & Living” Subject Committee member (1 September 2018 to 31 August 2021) and is currently a Hong Kong Examination Authority HKDSE Health Management and Social Care” Subject Committee member (1 September 2021 to 31 August 2024).for reviewing examination papers and marking schemes for HKDSE.


Research Interest

  1. Eat ing behaviour modification,
  2. teledietetics,
  3. nutrition education and knowledge transfer,
  4. physical fitness assessment in the community,
  5. glycemic index,
  6. exergaming for health
External Appointment

  1. Appointment as Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Specialist ( January 2014 - June 2020)
  2. Member of Safe & Healthy School Advisory Committee of QK Blog of Kwai Tsing Safe Community and Healthy City Association (2012-2019).
  3. Vice President of Hong Kong Association of Organic Industry (香港有機產業促進協會) (2015-2018).
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Research book or monograph (author)
Chung, L.M.Y., Chung, J.W.Y., Chan, R.K.W., So, H.C.F., & Wong, T.K.S. (2011). Health assessment protocol for adults aged 20-39.. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Sports Medicine and Health Sciences Centre.
Chung, L.M.Y., Chung, J.W.Y., Chan, R.K.W., So, H.C.F., & Wong, T.K.S. (2011). Health assessment protocol for primary school students. . Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Sports Medicine and Health Sciences Centre.
Chung, L.M.Y., Chung, J.W.Y., Chan, R.K.W., So, H.C.F., & Wong, T.K.S. (2011). Health assessment protocol for the elderly. . Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Sports Medicine and Health Sciences Centre.
Chung, L.M.Y., Chung, J.W.Y., Chan, R.K.W., So, H.C.F., & Wong, T.K.S. (2011). Health assessment protocol for the middle aged. . Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Sports Medicine and Health Sciences Centre.
Chung, L.M.Y., Chung, J.W.Y., Chan, R.K.W., So, H.C.F., Chen, J.H., Tsang, E.C.K., Chow, L.P.Y., & Wong, T.K.S. (2010). Health assessment protocol for secondary school students. . Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Sports Medicine and Health Sciences Centre.
Chapter in an edited book (author)
Chung, L.M.Y. (2014). Fencing and Health. . S. Fong, Martial arts for health: Translating research into practice. (XXX-XXX). USA: OMICS Group eBooks

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal

Chung, L.M.Y. (2022). The power of hashtags in online presentations promotes interactivity and globalization in students’ learning. (In-press) Journal of Educational Technology Systems.


Fong, S.S.M., Chung, M.Y., Gao, Y., Lee, J.C.W., Chang, T.C., Ma, A.W.W. (2022). The influence of weightlifting belts and wrist straps on deadlift kinematics, time to complete a deadlift and rating of perceived exertion in male recreational weightlifters. Medicine, 101(7), p e28918.


Zhang, F.F., Chung, L.M.Y. (2021). HIV/AIDS awareness among young adults in Hong Kong: The roles of knowledge, acceptance and stigma. . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), 7473 Doi:10.3390/ijerph18147473.
Chung, L.M.Y., Fong, S.S.M., Law, Q.P.S. (2021). Younger adults are more likely to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and decrease sugar intake with the application of dietary monitoring.. Nutrients, 13, 333-344
Chung, L.M.Y., Law, P.S.Q., Fong, S.S.M (2020). Using physical food transformation to enhance the sensory approval of children with autism spectrum disorders for consuming fruits and vegetables.. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 26(11), 1074-1079
Chung, L.M.Y., Chung, J.W.Y., Chan, A.P.C. (2019). Building Healthy Eating Knowledge and Behavior: An Evaluation of Nutrition Education in a Skill Training Course for Construction Apprentices.. International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health, 16, 4852-4865
Wong, T.K.K., Ma, A.W.W., Liu, K.P.Y., Chung, L.M.Y., Bae, Y.H., Fong, S.S.M., Ganesan, B., Wang, H.K. (2019). Balance control, agility, eye–hand coordination, and sport performance of amateur badminton players: A cross-sectional study. Medicine, 98(2), e14134
Cheung, A.T.H., Ma, A.WW., Fong, S.S.M., Chung, L.M.Y., Bae, Y.H., Liu, K.P.Y., Kam, W.K., & Chung, J.W.Y. (2018). A comparison of shoulder muscular performance and lean mass between elite and recreational swimmers: Implications for talent identification and development. Medicine, 97(47), e13258
Chung, L.M.Y., Fong, S.S.M. (2018). Appearance alteration of fruits and vegetables to increase their appeal to and consumption by school-age children: A pilot study. . Health Psychology Open, 5(2), 1-10
Chung, J.W.Y., Wong, B.Y.M., Yan, C.M., Chung, L.M.Y., So, H.C.F., Chan, A (2018). Cardiovascular health of construction workers in Hong Kong: A cross-sectional study. . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 1251-1270
Lam, C.L.Y., Fong, S.S.M., Chung, J.W.Y., Chung, L.M.Y., Liu, K.P.Y., Bae, Y.H., Ma, A.W.W. (2018). Influence of pelvic padding and Kinesiology Taping on pain perception, kinematics, and kinetics of falls in female volleyball athletes. Gait & Posture, 64, 25-29
Fong, S.S.M., Chung, L.M.Y., Bae, Y.H.,Vackova, D., Ma, A.W.W., Liu, K.P.Y. (2018). Neuromuscular Processes in the Control of Posture in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: Current Evidence and Future Research Directions. . Current Developmental Disorders Reports, 5(1), 43-48
Chung, L.M.Y., Fong, S.S.M. (2018). Role of Behavioural Feedback in Nutrition Education for Enhancing Nutrition Knowledge and Improving Nutritional Behaviour among Adolescents. . Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 27(2), 466-472
Chung, L.M.Y., Fong, S.S.M., Ma, A.W.W., Cheng, S.T. (2018). Integration of behavioural feedback in web-based systems nutrition learning among university students. . Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 10.1111/jcal.12249, 1-8
Cho, N.M.Y., Giorgi, H.P., Liu, K.P.Y., Chung, L.M.Y., Kitchana, K., Fong, S.S.M., Bae, Y.H. (2017). Proprioception and Flexibility Profiles of Elite Synchronized Swimmers.. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 124(6), 1151-1163
Chung, L.M.Y. (2017). Food Literacy in Adolescents: Predictors of Healthy Eating and Dietary Quality. . Journal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour, 5(2), Editorial
Chung, L.M.Y. (2017). To Revisit the Effect of Drivers of Purchasing Behavior on Purchase Frequencies of Organic Foods.. Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders, 6(3), 1-7
Chung, L.M.Y., Sun, Fenghua, Cheng, Chris Tze Man (2017). Physiological and perceived responses in different levels of exergames in elite athletes. . Games for Health, 6(1), 57-60
Fong, S,S.M., Chan, J.S.M., Bae, Y.H., Yam, T.T.T., Chung, L.M.Y., Ma, A.W.W., Kuisma, R. (2017). Musculoskeletal profile of middle-aged Ving Tsun Chinese martial art practitioners: A cross-sectional study. . Medicine, 96(4), e5961
Chung, L.M.Y., Fong, S.S.M., Chung, J.W.Y. (2016). Identification on sensory attributes and children’s ratings of fruits and vegetables with and without appearance modification: A pilot study.. Journal of Child & Adolescent Behavior, 4(6), 1-8
Chung, L.M.Y., Fong, S.S.M., Law, Q.P.S., Ma, A.W.W., Chow, L.P.Y., Chung, J.W.Y. (2016). Theoretical examination of behavioural feedback in the application of teledietetics on weight reduction. . Journal of Telehealth and Telecare, 22, 244-251
Fong, S.S.M., Ng, S.S.M., Cheng, Y.T.Y., Wong, J.Y.H., Yu, E.Y.T., Chow, G.C.C., Chak, Y.T.C., Chan, I.K.Y., Zhang, J., Macfarlane, D, Chung, L.M.Y. (2016). Effects of Ving Tsun Chinese martial arts training on upper extremity muscle strength and eye-hand coordination in community-dwelling older adults: A pilot study. . Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 4013989, 7
Fong, S.S.M., Ng, S.S.M., Cheng, Y.T.Y., Zhang, J., Chung, L.M.Y., Chow, G.C.C., Chak, Y.T.C., Chan, I.K.Y., Macfarlane, D.J. (2016). Comparison between smartphone pedometer applications and traditional pedometers for improving physical activity and body mass index in community-dwelling older adults. . Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 28, 1651-1656
Fong, S.S.M., Guo, X., Cheng, Y.T.Y., Liu, K.P.Y., Tsang, W.W.N., Yam, T.T.T., Chung, L.M.Y., Macfarlane, D.J. (2016). A Novel Balance Training Program for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial.. Medicine, 95(16), pe3492
Chow, G.C.C., Fong, S.S.M., Chung, J.W.Y., Chung, L.M.Y., Ma, A.W.W., Macfarlane, D.J. (2016). Determinants of sport-specific postural control strategy and balance performance of amateur rugby players.. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, online first, doi:10.101
Fong, S.S.M., Ng, S.S.M., Chung, L.M.Y., Ki, W.Y. Chow, L.P.Y., Macfarlane, D.J. (2016). Direction-specific impairment of stability limits and falls in children with developmental coordination disorder: Implications for rehabilitation. Gait and Posture, 43, 60-64
Chung, L.M.Y., Fong, S.S.M. (2015). Cross-sectional exploration on feeding practices of feeders towards preschoolers' picky eating behaviors.. Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care, 2(1), 009
Chung, L.M.Y., Law, Q.P.S., Fong, S.S.M., & Chung, J.W.Y. (2015). Electronic dietary recording system improves nutrition knowledge, eating attitude and habitual physical activity: a randomized controlled trial. Eating Behaviors, 15(3), 410-413
Chung, L.M.Y., Law, Q.P.S., Fong, S.S.M., Chung, J.W.Y., Yuen, P.P.M. (2015). A cost-effectiveness analysis of teledietetics in short-, intermediate-, and long-term weight reduction.. Journal of Telehealth and Telecare, 21(5), 268-275
Fong, S.S.M., Wong, J.Y.H., Chung, L.M.Y., Yam, T.T.T., Chung, J.W.Y., Lee, Y.M., Chow, L.P.Y., Luk, W.S., Ng, S. (2015). Changes in heart-rate variability in survivors of nasopharyngeal cancer during Tai Chi Qigong practice.. The Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 27, 1577-1579
Chung, L.M.Y., & Chung, J.W.Y. (2015). Develop a participatory model in nutrition education for addressing childhood obesity in primary schools: an action research.. Health, 7(4), 466-475
Chan, A.P.C., Teng, Y., Wong, F.K.W., Guo, Y.P., Yi, W., Chung, J.W.Y., Chow, D.H.K., Chung, L.M.Y., Wong, D.P., So, H., Choy, M. (2015). Preliminary findings from pilot medical examination scheme. . The Journal of Hong Kong’s Construction Industry. , 3, 34-49
Chung, L.M.Y., Fong, S.S.M. (2015). Predicting actual weight loss: a review of the determinants in the Theory of Planned Behaviour. . Health Psychology Open , 2(1), 1-9
Fong, S.S.M., Chung, L.M.Y., Leung, J.C.Y., Charm, C.Y.C., Luk, W.S., Ng, S.S.M. (2014). Balance performance in irradiated survivors of nasopharyngeal cancer with and without Tai Chi Qigong training (DOI:10.1155/2014/719437). Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Retrieved from http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2014/719437/, online publication, online
Ma, W.W.A; Chung, L.M.Y.; Fong, C.W.W; Pendergast, D. (2014). Walk your life to health - Motivating young adolescents to engage in a brisk walking program. . Health, 6(17), 2303-2312
Chung, L.M.Y., & Chung, J.W.Y. (2014). Effectiveness of a food education programme in improving appetite and nutritional status of elderly adults living at home.. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 23(2), 315-320
Chung, L.M.Y., Law, Q.P.S., Fong, S.S.M., & Chung, J.W.Y. (2014). Electronic dietary recording system improves nutrition knowledge, eating attitude and habitual physical activity: a randomized controlled trial.. Eating Behaviors, 15(3), 410-413
Fong, S.S.M., Ng, S.S.M., Luk, W.S., Chung, L.M.Y., Wong, J.Y.H., Chung, J.W.Y. (2014). Effects of Qigong training on health-related quality of life, functioning, and cancer-related symptoms in survivors of nasopharyngeal cancer: A pilot study (DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/495274). Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Retreived from http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2014/495274/, Article ID, 465274
Chung, L.M.Y., Chow, L.P.Y., Tsang, E.C.K. & Chung, J.W.Y. (2014). Can a cardiorespiratory field parameter assess both cardiovascular and respiratory fitness in schoolchildren?. Health, 6(1), 33-43
Chung, L.M.Y., Law, Q.P.S., Fong, S.S.M., & Chung, J.W.Y. (2014). Teledietetics improves weight reduction by modifying eating behavior: a randomized controlled trial. . Telemedicine and eHealth, 20(1), 55-62
Fong, S.S.M., Ng., S.S.M., Chow, L.P.Y., Chung, L.M.Y. (2013). Greater Knee Muscular Strength During High Velocity Movement Among Practitioners of Taekwondo. . Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts, 4(1), 15-18
Chung, L.M.Y., Chow, L.P.Y., & Chung, J.W.Y. (2013). Normative reference of standing long jump indicates gender difference in lower muscular strength of pubertal growth. . Health, 5(6A3), 6-11
Fong, S.S.M., Ng, S.S.M., Chung, L.M.Y. (2013). Health through martial arts training - Physical fitness and reaction time in adolescent Taekwondo practitioners. . Health, 5(6A3), 1-5
Fong, S.S.M., Ng, S.S.M., Luk, W.S., Chung, J.W.Y., Chung, L.Y.M., Tsang, W.W.N., & Chow, L.P.Y. (2013). Shoulder mobility, muscular strength, and quality of life in breast cancer survivors with and without Tai Chi Qigong Training (doi:10.1155/2013/787169). Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Retrieved from http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/787169/, Article ID, 787169
Fong, S.S.M., Ng, S.S.M., Luk, W.S., Chung, W.Y., Chung, L.M.Y., & Tsang, W.W.N. (2013). Shoulder mobility, muscle strength and quality of life in breast cancer survivors with and without Tai Chi Qigong training. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 787169, 1-7
Chung, L.M.Y., & Chung, J.W.Y. (2013). Associations of social participation, demographic, socioeconomic and disease factors with nutritional risk in a group of older Hong Kong adults.. Health, 5(3), 381-387
Chung, L.M.Y., Chung, J.W.Y., & Wong, T.K.S. (2012). Relationship between physical fitness and aging among the older Chinese.. Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 7, 69-79
Chung, L.M.Y. & Chung, J.W.Y. (2010). Tele-dietetics with food images as dietary intake records in nutrition assessment.. Telemedicine and eHealth, 16(6), 691-698
Chung, L.M.Y., Chung, J.W.Y., & Wong, T.K.S. (2010). Importance of a balanced diet on the physical fitness level of school children aged 6-12.. Journal of Child Health Care, 14(3), 280-295
Chung, J.W.Y., Chung, L.M.Y., Wong, F.H.T., & Chen, B (2009). The Impact of lifestyle on the physical fitness of primary school children.. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(7), 1002-1009
Chung, L.M.Y., Chung, J.W.Y., & Wong, T.K.S. (2009). Usability test of an interactive dietary recording. . International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 12, 123-134
Chung, J.W.Y., Chung, L.M.Y., Kwok, N.W.L., & Wong, T.K.S. (2008). Evaluation of services of the Integrative Health Clinic in Hong Kong.. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(19), 2550-2557

Conference Papers
Invited conference paper
Chung, L.M.Y. (2015, 8). Modification of appearance on fruit and vegetables for primary school picky eaters.. 5th International Public Health Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Chung, L.M.Y. (2014, 9). New approach in nutrition education: electronic dietary recording and self-monitoring.. 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Nutrition & Food Sciences., Valencia, Spain.
Chung, L.M.Y. & Chung, J.W.Y. (2013, 4). Web-based food diary for healthy eating. . Learning & Teaching @HKIEd., Hong Kong
Refereed conference paper
Chung, L.M.Y. (2019, 9). Glycemic control and satisfaction of teledietetic services among diabetes patients.. BIT's 8th Annual World Congress of Food and Nutrition 2019, Qingdao
Chung, L.M.Y., Law, Q.P.S., Fong, S.S.M (2019, 9). Application of dietary monitoring apps in enhancing eating behaviour towards the attainment of a balanced diet among younger adults.. BIT's 8th Annual World Congress of Food and Nutrition 2019., Qingdao
Chow, C.C. G., Fong, S.S.M., Chung, J.W.Y., Chung, L.M.Y., Ma, A.W.W., & Macfarlane, D.J. (2016, 6). Inferior balance strategy is associated with insufficient training experience but not with injury history in rugby players. 2016 Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society and 13th International Forum of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Surgery, HK
Fong, S.S.M., Ng, S., Chung, L.M.Y., Ki, B., Macfarlane, D.J. (2016, 5). Direction-specific impairment of stability limits and falls in children with developmental coordination disorder. . 10th World Congress of International Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM). , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Fong S.S.M., Ng, S.S.M., Chow, L.P.Y., Chow, C.C., Chung, L.M.Y. (2013, 10). Taekwondo athletes have greater knee muscular strength at fast movement speed.. 9th Asian Conference on Sport Science, Hong Kong
Fong S.S.M., Chung, M.Y., Ma, A.W.W., Chow, L.P.Y., Tsang, W.W.N. (2013, 9). Taewondo Kids-Kicking Fast and Hard.. WCPT-AWP & ACPT CONGRESS , Taiwan
Fong, S.S.M., Ng, S.S.M., Luk, W.S., Chung, J.W.Y., Chung, L.M.Y., Tsang, W.W.N. (2013, 9). Greater shoulder muscle strength, but not shoulder mobility, is associated with better functional well-being in breast cancer survivors with Tai Chi Qigong training.. WCPT-AWP & ACPT Congress, Taiwan
Chung, L.M.Y. (2010, 12). Physical fitness assessment for the elderly and the middle aged.. Advances in Sports Health – A joint symposium of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sports Medicine and Health Sciences Centre and the University of Sydney., Hong Kong
Chen, J.H., Chow, L.P.Y., Tsang, E.C.K., Chung, L.M.Y. So, C.F. & Chung, J.W.Y. (2010, 8). Survey of tobacco and alcohol consumption among secondary students in Hong Kong.. Health Research Symposium 2010: Improving Health and Recognising Excellence., Hong Kong
Chung L.M.Y., Chung J.W.Y., Chen B., & Wong T.K.S. (2008, 1). eDietary Portal for food recording, reporting and nutrition education.. Med-e-Tel 2008 Proceedings, California, USA
Chung, L.M.Y., Chen, B., Wong, F.H.T., & Chung, J.W.Y. (2007, 12). Physical fitness assessment of school children in Hong Kong and Mainland China: a comparison study. . Inaugural Australia-China Biomedical Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia
Other conference paper
Chung, L.M.Y. (2016, 6). Exergame in rowing sports. . Research Center of Health, Japan

Project

Using Physical Food Transformation to Enhance the Sensory Approval of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders for Eating Fruits and Vegetables.
The selective eating of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) restricts their food repertoire and results in their insufficient nutrient intake for growth and development. These children are typically very selective on fruits and vegetables (FV). Current evidence explains that ASD children show aberrant tactile, taste, and smell sensitivity to foods and result recall unpleasant memories of taste or texture of food. A new approach to tackle this sensitivity problem is food transformation which change the appearance, texture, smell, and temperature of foods to make them more appealing to children. This study will examine the effect of food transformation on FV acceptance and consumption in 30 ASD children. Our findings may identify a possible linkage between food transformation and sensory changes. Thus with appropriate food transformation, the picky behaviour of the ASD children can be modified; and this approach provides a direction for designing future interventions to counter selective eating.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
Provision of Consultancy Service on Development of Cognitive Assessment for Special Needs Children
This consultancy service is to validate the newly developed mobile apps on the assessment of cognitive ability of children.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
Tai Chi-muscle Power Training for Primary School Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
In the proposed study, we will pioneer the treatment of both COG control and leg muscular deficit in children with DCD by incorporating MPT into TC. We hypothesize that the LOS of balance control in these children can best be improved by treating both their COG control and muscular deficits. This hypothesis is supported by the prediction that TC-MPT is superior to either TC or MPT alone in improving LOS balance performance. Furthermore, improved LOS is associated with fewer fall incidents and better functional performance in children with DCD.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
Application of Dietary Monitoring Apps in Enhancing Eating Behaviour of Balanced Diet among Younger Adults. Health Care and Promotion Scheme
This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of dietary monitoring apps in promoting eating behaviour towards a balanced diet among younger adults. The objectives include evaluating the effect of dietary monitoring apps in changing (1) nutritional knowledge, (2) consumption of fruits and vegetables, (3) consumption of salts and sugars and (4) consumption of whole grains among younger adults.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
Provision of Consultancy Service on Evaluation of the QK Blog Project for Kwai Tsing Safe Community & Healthy City Association.
To evaluate project outcomes and project effects of QK Blog services.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
Enhancement of Children's Liking, Acceptance and Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables with an Application of Molecular Gastronomy
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Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
Health Profiling of Construction Workers in Hong Kong
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Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Wai Yee Joanne 鍾慧儀 (CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩 as Team Member)
 
The Relationship between Food Appearance and Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables of Children with Mental Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
To explore the relationship of food appearance with fruit and vegetables consumption among chidlren with mental disabiity and ASD.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
A Pilot Study to Compare Glycemic Control and Satisfaction of Teledietetic Services and Current Dietetic Services among Diabetes Patients
To investigate the effectiveness of teledietetic services in glycemic control among diabetes patients.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
Adding Health to Longevity: Building a Health Literate Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the places that people enjoy longest longevities, yet, are we healthier? Recent government statistics on non-communicable diseases and wellbeing survey may provide contradictory evidence.

Health literacy refers to an individual’s capacity (knowledge, motivation and competences) to access, understand, appraise and apply health information in order to make informed decision and actions in everyday life regarding health care, disease prevention and health promotion towards health and wellbeing during the life course. Health literacy, a public health issue which is closely related to non-communicable diseases, is receiving imminent global attention.

There is an increasing trend of non-communicable disease (NCD) (e.g. cancer, heart disease and stroke) worldwide which accounts for more than 75% of deaths. NCD is closely related to modifiable risk factors, e.g. lack of physical activity, body mass index, poor dietary habits, smoking, alcohol use and other life style related behaviour while health literacy is documented to be an important determinant in preventing NCD. Both international and national data show low healthy literacy among their people. Hong Kong does not have any structured data in this regard, yet NCD prevalence is comparable if not higher than theirs. Low health literacy poses a challenge to general public in terms of individual health, population health and escalating healthcare costs, which warrants immediate attention. Low penetration and low engagement are the foremost significant barriers to enhancement of health literacy. To this end, the proposed strategic research area aims at raising the health literacy of people in Hong Kong through an innovative development of a Mobile Health (mHealth) system and decentralized implementation of effective data driven measures to tackle NCD.

Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG WAI YEE, JOANNE 鍾慧儀 (CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩 as Co-Investigator)
 
The Role of Behavioural Feedback in Changing Nutrition Behaviour: a Process of Content Creation, Self-monitoring and Reflection in Nutrition Education
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Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
A pilot project of molecular gastronomy application to increase children’s liking and acceptance of fruit and vegetables.
Acceptance of food will be evaluated by researchers’ observation on food consumption. Habitual consumption will be evaluated by parents of the participants after 3 months.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
Promoting Holistic Health Utilizing Models of Health Behaviors: Collaboration project among health education academics, elite athletes and schools in Health Education
It is a QEF funded project with an aim to co-create health education practices in primary schools by cultivating healthy lifestyles in pilot schools in Hong Kong. It enriches the health education experience of the participating schools through involving elite athletes; health education academics; as well as social networking and resource sharing among schools in the project. To the end, it helps establish a sustainable community-wide collaboration and networking model for long-term diffusion of health education practices to all Hong Kong primary schools.

Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): MA, Wai Wing Ada 馬慧穎 (CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩 as Co-Investigator)
 
Pilot Medical Examination Scheme for Construction Workers
To care for the well-being of construction workers, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) proposes to implement a pilot medical examination scheme (MES) for 10,000 active skilled and semi-skilled construction workers registered under Construction Workers Registration Board (CWRB) for 18 months.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): Chan Albert (CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩 as Co-Investigator)
 
Promoting Health Literacy of Student Teacher: A Feasibility Study
This project aims to transfer the health knowledge to primary and secondary students in Hong Kong and promote their health literacy; develop and validate a health literacy assessment tool specific for Hong Kong students; and test for feasibility before full implementation to students in primary and secondary school sectors. Through this, we hope students can acquire appropriate health information and knowledge and use the knowledge to enhance their health conditions. It is anticipated that the full implementation of this KT project can raise the overall health literacy of school children in the community by large.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Wai Yee Joanne 鍾慧儀 (CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩 as Co-Investigator)
 
Integrating behavioral feedback in nutrition e-learning – a randomized controlled study in nutrition behavior for secondary students.
Proper diet is considered important in the prevention and control of various chronic diseases. To educate teenagers’ healthy diet intake, nutrition behaviour is a critical approach to pay attention to. Literature has it that effectiveness nutrition education should be relevant to the target group, self-assessment techniques included and the target group should act actively in the intervention. The application of e-learning fosters personalized self-evaluation so that motivators and reinforcers could be given personally. This is also aligning to technology-driven pedagogies in e-learning. With e-learning, online feedback could be easily programmed to address specific dietary good practice and bad practice for students’ active reflection and response. The learning process in nutrition behaviour is gradual and needs time. However, change and habitually established nutrition behaviour is desirable for decreasing risks in chronic diseases and improving public health. Established nutrition behaviour will also be carried forward to their adulthood and may affect the nutrition behaviour of their next generation. With technology design and advancement, nutrition education now could be implemented innovatively to provide effective nutrition knowledge, the education could also be conducted in large scale. This may imply nutrition education could be cascaded to bigger population group to save administrative and medical treatment cost. At last but not the least, nutrition behaviour resulted from nutrition education could be made more sustainable.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for Reflective Engagement of Learners in Digital Classroom
The project aims to enhance the competency of HKIEd academic/teaching staff in promoting learners’ reflective engagement in line with HKIEd e-learning strategies. The project has the objectives to enhance the reflective engagement of learners in course learning in HKIEd; to enhance the reflective engagement of lecturers in course teaching in HKIEd; to enhance the sustainability of e-learning implementation in course learning and teaching in HKIEd; and to enhance the scalability of e-learning implementation in course learning and teaching in HKIEd.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): KONG, Siu Cheung 江紹祥, CHUNG, Wai Yee Joanne 鍾慧儀, SONG, Yanjie 宋燕捷 (CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩 as Co-Investigator)
 
e-Health Promotion@HKIEd
Establishment of the Community of Practice (CoP) on a Web 2.0 platform to co-create innovative evidence-based health promotion practices to promote healthy lifestyles.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): MA, Wai Wing Ada 馬慧穎 (CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩 as Co-Investigator)
 
The Effect of Qiaong Exercise on Physical and Psychosocial Wellbeing in Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common malignancy of the head and neck region among the Chinese population. This will be the first study to investigate the effect of short-term Qigong training on (1) relieving the NPC-related symptoms and the radiotherapy side-effects; and (2) improving the quality of life and psychosocial wellbeing in NPC survivors. At least 44 male NPC survivors will be recruited (age range: 40-60 years) from a private clinic run by our co-investigator, Dr Luk, on a voluntary basis. About half of the participants will be allocated to the six-month Qigong training class (1.5-hour session per week and home practice: 3 times per week) and the other half will be assigned to the control group according to their preferences. Temporomandibular joint, neck and shoulder movements, standing balance, circulation, cardiopulmonary function as well as pain, and quality of life will be evaluated using clinical tests and questionnaires at week 0 (baseline assessments), week 12 (mid-term assessments) and week 25 (post-intervention assessments). Repeated measures MANCOVA will be used for statistical analysis. Findings of this study will shed light on the use of Qigong exercise in enhancing the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of nasopharyngeal carcinoma survivors.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): FONG SIU MING 方少萌 (CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩 as Co-Investigator)
 
The application of tele-dietetics as behavioural feedback in weight reduction: a testing route in the Theory of Planned Behaviour
Obesity is the major metabolic disease in many countries that healthy eating and exercise are promoted to tackle the problems. However, the number of obese people is keep going up because the weight loss programme is not effective in changing eating behaviour of the obese in the long term. The theory of planned behaviour (TPB) addresses the issue that intention is essential modifier in health behavioural change. But few studies used this model in weight reduction. In this study, about 50 obese adults aged 20-50 with body mass index more than 23 will be recruited at HKIEd. Participants will be given a nutrition education programme and asked to complete their dietary records in typical food diaries (control group) or in the electronic dietary recording system (intervention group). The dietary recording will last for 12 weeks. Body height, body weight, BMI and percentage of fat will be measured at the start of the project, week 6, week 12 and week 24. The participants will continue their effort on weight reduction for the next 12 weeks. Energy profile and nutrient profile will be compared between the two groups. This study will be one in recent years to test TPB in intention enhancement. The adoption of tele-dietetics in the TPB model as the behavioural feedback in perceived control enhancement, if proved effective, will be a new route in explaining TPB in weight reduction.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
Effectiveness of an Electronic Food Diary in Weight Reduction
Subjects recruited will be allocated to three groups, one control group (CG) and two experimental groups. The control group will not receive any intervention, one experimental group will use contemporary food diary to record dietary intake (FDG) and another experimental group will use the Portal to record dietary intake (EG). Researchers will evaluate the dietary records in the EG group through the uploaded food images and the nutrient values and comments of their diet are reported on the Portal for knowledge transfer. With this dietary input and learning process, subjects are equipped with the skill to modify their food choice in proper portion, eventually obtain the weight loss in a sustainable way.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩
 
Interdisciplinary partnership for physical fitness and health education knowledge transfer – a collaborative project with the Hong Kong Institute of Education
This project aimed to transfer the basic knowledge of physical fitness (Physical Fitness Testing Protocol of the Department of Education and China Sports Bureau) and lifestyle assessment (WHO General Health School Survey Questionnaires) to school teachers from collaborative schools and HPE students. It was started in Early March and involved 5 secondary schools in Tai Po.
At the end of data collection, 5 principals, 16 school teachers (mainly PE teachers), and 20 HPE students have been trained how to conduct the physical fitness and lifestyle assessment. 3,570 (male 1754, Female 1816) secondary students participated in the project and 98% (3,501) of them have successfully completed all the assessment. The results indicated 13.3% (472) of the students are obese while another 42.6% (1,517) of students are underweight. Overall, 96.7% (3,450) students have passed the physical fitness test. In the assessment of life style, 16.4% (560) of the students never exercise. Nearly half (1,585) of the students have started alcohol drink and 9.2% (327) of the students have started smoking. Of all students, 34 of them even reported drug use in the study.
The data analysis is yet to be completed. But the current results have clearly reflected some serious health related problems among secondary students: underweight and/or obese, physical inactivity, alcohol and tobacco usage and even drug abuse. More health elements are urged to be involved in the education system. School teachers are not only responsible for students’ academic development, but also to cultivate the healthy life style before they enter their adulthood.

Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): CHUNG, Wai Yee Joanne 鍾慧儀 (CHUNG, Ming Yan 鍾明恩 as Co-Investigator)