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Eva Ka Yan HO

Dr. Eva Ho is currently a research assistant professor at the School of Nursing, the University of Hong Kong. She received her BNurs (1st Hons) in 2009, MPhil in 2013 and Ph.D. in 2016 from the School of Nursing of the University of Hong Kong.  She has joined the School as a postdoctoral fellow since March 2017. She has a strong research interest in providing psychosocial care for patients with cancer. During her postgraduate studies, she conducted a large-scale randomized controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of adventure-based training in promoting regular physical activity and reducing fatigue among survivors of childhood cancer. Apart from that, she is also interested in smoking cessation and tobacco control. In particular, she focuses on promoting smoking cessation in youth and female smokers through different interventions, such as risk communication, motivational interviewing and brief advice based on the AWARD model. She has been a co-investigator of 7 research grants. She has also published more than 20 articles in renowned international peer-reviewed journals, including Scientific Reports, Journal of Adolescent Health, BMC Cancer and Psycho-Oncology.

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  • Smoking cessation and tobacco control
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Symptom management
  • Mental health and quality of life
  1. Ho, K.Y., Li, W.H.C., Chung, J.O.K., Lam, K.K.W., Chan, S.S.C., & Xia W. (2016). Factors contributing to the psychological well-being of children from low-income families: A qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 10, 56.
  2. Ho, K.Y., Li, W.H.C., Lam, K.W.K., Chiu, S.Y., & Chan, C.F.G. (2016). The Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Fatigue Scale for Children. Cancer Nursing, 39(5), 341-348.
  3. Ho, K.Y., Li, W.H.C., Lam, K.W.K., Chiu, S.Y., & Chan, C.F.G. (2015). Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the fatigue scale-adolescent. BMC Cancer, 15, 938.
  4. Ho, K.Y., Li, W.H.C., & Chan, S.S.C. (2015).The Effect of Poverty and Income Disparity on the Psychological Well-Being of Hong Kong Children, Public Health Nursing, 32(3), 212-221.
  5. Li, W.H.C., Chan, S.S.C., Wang, M.P., Ho, K.Y., & Cheung, T. Y., & Lam. T.H. (2017). An Evaluation of the Youth Quitline Service Young Hong Kong Smokers. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(5), 584-591.
  6. Li, W.H., Wang, M.P., Lam, T.H., Cheung, Y.T., Cheung, D.Y., Suen, Y.N., Ho, K.Y., Tan, K.C., & Chan, S.S. (2017). Brief intervention to promote smoking cessation and improve glycemic control in smokers with type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Scientific Report, 7, 45902.
  7. Li, W.H.C., Chan, S.S.C., Wan, Z.S.F., Wang, M.P., Ho, K.Y., & Lam, T.H. (2017). Development of a community-based network to promote smoking cessation among female smokers in Hong Kong. BMC Public Health, 17, 311.
  8. Lam, K.K.W., Li, W.H.C., Ho, K.Y., Chung, J.O.K., & Chan, G.C.F. (2017) Contributing Factors to the Low Physical Activity Level for Hong Kong Chinese Children Hospitalized with Cancer: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26 (1-2), 190-201.
  9. Li, W.H.C., Chung, J.O.K., Ho, K.Y., & Kwok, B.M.C. (2016).Play interventions to reduce anxiety and negative emotions in hospitalized children. BMC Pediatrics, 16, 36.
  10. Chung, O.K.J., Li, H.C.W., Chiu, S.Y., Ho, K.Y., & Lopez, V. (2015).Sustainability of an Integrated Adventure-Based Training and Health Education Program to Enhance Quality of Life among Chinese Childhood Cancer Survivors. Cancer Nursing, 38(5), 366-374.

2017 – Present 

 

Co-opted member in education  

Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education

2017 – Present 

Member

Hong Kong Paediatric Haematology & Oncology Study group

2017 – Present 

 

Associate Member

Hong Kong College of Education and Research in Nursing

2016 – Present 

 

Member

Pi Iota Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

  • 2016

Obtained an “Outstanding Research Award: Research Student” offered by Pi Iota Chapter Scholarship from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

  • 2016

Obtained an “Outstanding Oral Presentations Award” in the international conference entitled “Optimizing Healthcare Quality: Teamwork in Education, Research, and Practice”, Chiang Mai, Thailand. June 22-24, 2016

  • 2016

Obtained an “Outstanding Oral Presentations Award (2nd runner-up)” in the conference entitled “粤港高校护理学研究生论坛”, School of Nursing, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. June 15-18, 2016

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