Dr OR, Pui Lai   柯培麗
Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Physical Education
Phone No: (852) 2948 8234
Email: peggyor@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-5947-820X
Phone
(852) 2948 8234
Email
peggyor@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
56011411600
Research Interest

Infection control, Healthcare quality, school health, eLearning

Personal Profile

Dr. Peggy Or is currently the Assistant Professor of the Department of Health & Physical Education. She obtained the Ph.D degree in Infection Control from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is an accredited general mediator and also obtained the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

She has attended the Pandemic flu prevention and preparedness programme provided by World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva in 2008. An educational training kit "Infectious control measures for health care of acute respiratory diseases (ARDs) in community settings” was provided. Peggy was invited to provide technical assistance on infection control and develop training curriculum for infection control staff in Mongolia in 2012. She was invited to review Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN), online modules of World Health Organization (WHO) in 2013.

Research Interest

Infection control, Healthcare quality, school health, eLearning

Selected Output

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal
Or, P.P.L., & Ching, P.T.Y. (2022). The effectiveness of raising Hong Kong parents’ awareness of antimicrobial resistance through an education program with peer support on social media: A randomized, controlled pilot study. BMC Public Health, 22 Doi:10.1186/s12889-022-12697-w.
Zhang F, Or, P.P.L.& Chung, J.W.Y. (2021). How health literacy influences health status and well-being among men and women: The mediating pathways of health behaviors. . Health Expectations, 1, 617-627
Or, P.P.L., & Ng, Y.M. (2020). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) prevention: Virtual classroom education for hand hygiene. Nurse Education in Practice, 45 Doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102782.
Or, P.P.L, Wong, B.Y.M., Chung, J.W.Y. (2020). To investigate the association between the health literacy and hand hygiene practices of the older adults to help them fight against infectious disease in Hong Kong. . American Journal of Infection Control, 48(5), 485-498
Zhang, F.F., Or, P.P.L., & Chung, J.W.Y. (2020). The effects of health literacy in preventive health practice among community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong.. BMC Geriatrics, 20(1), 103-103
Zhang, F.F., Or. P.P.L., Chung, J.W.Y. (2020). The effects of health literacy in preventive health practice among community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong. . BMC Geriatrics, 20, 103-109
Or, P.P.L. Ching, P.T.Y., & Chung, J.W.Y. (2020). Can flu-like absenteeism in kindergartens be reduced through hand hygiene training for both parents and their kindergarteners? . Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 11, 1-6
Or, P.P.L., Ching, T.Y. P., Chung,J.W.Y. (2019). A program to improve the hand hygiene compliance of Hong Kong preschoolers with an insight into their absenteeism . American Journal of Infection Control, 47(5), 498-503
Yam, T.T.T., Or, P.P.L., Ma, A.W.W., Fong, S.S.M., & Wong, M.S. (2018). Effect of Kinesio Taping on Y-balance test performance and the associated leg muscle activation patterns in children with developmental coordination disorder: a randomized controlled trial. Gait & Posture, 68, 388-396
Or, P.P.L. (2018). Reflective journal writing of undergraduate student enrolled in sex education in Hong Kong. Reflective Practice, Accepted in Feb, 0-0
Or, P.P.L, Chung, J.W.Y., & Wong, T.K.S (2018). A study of environmental factors affecting nurses' comfort and protection in wearing N95 respirators during bedside procedures. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jocn.14268, e1477-e1484
Or, P.P.L, So, H.C.F., Leung, C.L.C. & Chung, J.W.Y. (2017). Patient simulator to drive diagnostic thinking process and deep learning. Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing, 2(7), 45-58
Or, P.L. (2017). Health emergency response readiness for undergraduate students.. Health, 9(3), 393-400
Or, P., Chung, J., Wong, T. (2016). A novel approach of fit testing the N95 respirator in real time in a clinical setting. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 22, 22-30
Or, P.P.L., So, H.C.F., Chen, J., Choi, M.M.T., Chan, C.K.M., Chan, K.K., Leung, C.L.C, & Chung, J.W.Y. (2014). Thinking processes using simulation in different teaching environments. The International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education, 1, 351-353

Conference Papers
Invited conference paper
Or PL, Ching TY, Chung WY (2019, 6). School Children: An active role in disease prevention. Health Research Symposium 2019: Genomics and Big Data in Health and Disease, Hong Kong
Refereed conference paper
Or, P.P.L., Chau, H.Y., Chu, H.F., Chung, C.Y., Fong, L.K., Ho, T, Y. Foo, S.Y. & Ching, P.T.Y. (2022, 7). Knowledge And awareness of health care workers in residential care home regarding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during COVID-19 pandemic: A pilot study. Poster presented at the 10th International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control , Singapore
Or, P.P.L, Ching, P.T.Y. & Chung, J.W.Y. (2018, 9). Kindergarten: An active role in influenza prevention. 17th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection cum 8th International Infection Control Conference, Hong Kong
Yuen, F.W.C., & Or, P.P.L. (2018, 5). The effectiveness of using a footrest to improve chronic constipation among seniors in Hong Kong. US-Hong Kong 2018 Conference, Hong Kong

Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies
Performance and participation in exhibits
Or Pui Lai Peggy (2016). E-learning: A blessing or a burden?. publisher

Project

To investigate the effectiveness of environmental cleaning protocol in school settings
Aim of this study is to provide evidence for the effectiveness of environmental cleansing protocol on the prevention and control of infectious diseases affecting school children in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
Vaccine Attitudes of Older Chinese Adults after Participation in Social Media?
The influence of vaccination participation of older adults
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
Promoting Hand Hygiene in the Community Through Online Storytelling
The overall objective of this project is to use storytelling to promote hand hygiene knowledge and skills in a simple and systematic approach to children, parents and teachers in the community to enhance their awareness of infection control knowledge to fight against prevalent infectious disease COVID-19.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
Health Education and Promotion (Train the Trainer Program) in Cambodia
To transfer the protocol, assessment skills and teaching materials of healthy eating and infection control to undergraduate students and secondary school students in Cambodia.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
Promoting AI Literacy and Effective Use of AI in Education
The objectives of this project are twofold: firstly to prepare students with AI literacy and secondly to explore and develop AI tools for teaching and learning in a range of academic disciplines. The project will offer a good opportunity not only to develop the AI literacy of students, but also to promote effective use of AI in education as well as to prepare students to adopt AI-powered technology in their future teaching careers.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): LI, Wai Keung 李偉強 (OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗 as Co-Investigator)
 
Vaccination Attitudes of Older Chinese Adults after Participation in Social Media?
Older adults who are not inclined to get vaccination may become more resistant to do so after participation in social media. Using a randomized controlled design, we aim to test whether training in critical thinking can reduce negative attitudes toward vaccination, as well as incidence of seasonal influenza and pneumonia, following participation in social media by unvaccinated older adults in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
Efficacy of Behavioral Change in Decisions on Antibiotic Use in Relation of Childhood Infection: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
The overuse or misuse of antibiotics may cause several harmful effects at both the individual, and the community. The situation of parents who self-medicate is an important issue. Changing the behaviour and attitudes of and empowering individuals in the future generation of adults is necessary. This means empowerment of parents through participatory education to help parents’ access, understand and use health information for the benefit of their children health and wellbeing.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
Reducing Absenteeism from Influenza A in Preschool Children: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of an Infection Prevention Control Intervention
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of new hand hygiene and cleansing protocols in reducing the transmission of Influenza like illness (ILI) among preschool children in kindergartens.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
Effectiveness of Peer Mediation Programme on Managing Disputes Among Primary School Students
To examine the effect of peer mediation programme on disputes management among primary students by using quasi-experimental design
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
To Evaluate the Effectiveness of E-learning in Teaching Undergraduate Course on Health Related Subjects
To evaluate students’ motivation to performance in higher education in Hong Kong
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
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 (OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗 as Co-Investigator)
 
Characteristics of Secondary School Students Engaged in Risky Behavior in Kwai Tsing Community
A retrospective study to explore the prevalence and trend of risky behaviour in Kwai Tsing District
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
School children: An active role in disease prevention
To develop a hand hygiene education programme that focuses on the prevention and control of infectious diseases affecting kindergarten students in Hong Kong
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
Technology-enhanced learning via video assessment
Students design their own scenarios, prepared scripts and applied wide range of mediation skills through video shooting
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
To evaluate undergraduate students' perception on e-learning mode
This project aim is to explore undergraduate students perception on e-learning mode to provide a new direction in designing e-learning course in the institution.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): OR, Pui Lai 柯培麗
 
Prizes and awards

Best Poster Award
Best Poster Award obtained in Health Research Symposium 2019: Genomics and Big Data in Health and Disease
Date of receipt: 12/6/2019, Conferred by: Food and Health Bureau