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Benjamin Mu-Hsing HO

Dr Benjamin Ho is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong. Benjamin graduated with BSc and MSc in 2015 and quickly started his research. He graduated with his PhD from the University of Wollongong in Australia. Benjamin’s research interests include dementia and delirium care, critical care, cancer and palliative care. Benjamin has expertise in delirium care developed through his career as a critical care nurse. He has contributed to synthesis of research that underpins clinical guidelines in the intensive care settings. Benjamin is researching with colleagues in Australia, Taiwan, Spain and New Zealand to make cultural adaptations of resources he developed for consumers, stakeholders and researchers. Benjamin is the Associate Editor of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Journal. His research outputs have achieved high levels of impact and engagement.

  • Intensive and critical care
  • Delirium and dementia care
  • Cancer-related cognitive impairment
  • Palliative and end of life care
Funding Scheme Project Title Approved Amount (HK$)
Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF), Research Fellowship Scheme, Health Bureau Increasing physical activity through personalised motivational messaging to improve cognitive function in lung cancer survivors with cancer-related cognitive impairment: a randomised controlled trial 937,068
HKU Enhanced New Staff Start-up Research Grant Development of a mobile-based ecological momentary cognitive testing for assessing cancer-related cognitive impairment in cancer survivors: a feasibility study 380,000
Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF), Health Bureau Prevalence and Predictors of Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment (CRCI): A Prospective Longitudinal Study of Cognitive Changes in Lung Cancer Patients 490,536
Seed Fund for Basic Research for New Staff, HKU Winding the Clock Backward: An Experience-Based Co-Design Approach to Inform the Development of a Brief Reminiscence-Based Intervention to Improve Cognitive Function in Older Cancer Survivors 150,000
  1. Ho MH, Lee JJ, Lai PCK, Li PWC. Prevalence of delirium among critically ill patients who received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy: A systematic review and proportional meta-analysis. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2023;79:103498. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2023.103498.
  2. Ho MH, Cheung DST, Chan WL, Lin CC. Cognitive frailty in older cancer survivors and its association with health-related quality of life. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2023;67:102426. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2023.102426.
  3. Ho MH, Li PWC, Lin YK, Lee JJ, Lin CC. Incidence of Postoperative Delirium in Cancer Patients After Head and Neck Surgery: A Proportional Meta-analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023. Available from: doi: 10.1002/ohn.557.
  4. Ho MH, Lee JJ, Yen HY. Associations between older adults' social media use behaviors and psychosocial well-being. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2023;35(10):2247-2255. Available from: doi: 10.1007/s40520-023-02486-9.
  5. Ho MH, Li PWC. What happens after discharge from the intensive care unit? Common challenges to intensive care unit survivors with post-intensive care syndrome. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2023;78:103484. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2023.103484.
  6. Ho MH, Lee JJ, Joo JY, Bail K, Liu MF, Traynor V. Determinants of the intention to work in aged care: a cross-sectional study to assess gerontological nursing competencies among undergraduate nursing students. BMC Nurs. 2023;22(1):448. Available from: doi: 10.1186/s12912-023-01613-1.
  7. Ho MH, Wu MS, Yen HY. Effects of virtual reality natural experiences on factory workers' psychological and physiological stress. Front Psychol. 2023;14:993143. Available from: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.993143.
  8. Ho MH, Lin CC. The Cancer-Related Symptoms Puzzle: Piecing Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment to Cancer Care Research. Cancer Nurs. 2022;45(4):332-333. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000001116
  9. Ho MH, Liu HC, Joo JY, Lee JJ, Liu MF. Critical care nurses’ knowledge and attitudes and their perspectives toward promoting advance directives and end-of-life care. BMC Nurs. 2022;21(1):278. Available from: doi: 10.1186/s12912-022-01066-y
  10. Ho MH, Lin CC. Futile care and burnout in ICU nurses. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2022;71:103228. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2022.103228.
  11. Ho MH, Chang HR, Liu MF, Chien HW, Tang LY, Chan SY, Liu SH, John S, Traynor V. Decision-Making in People With Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Narrative Review of Decision-Making Tools. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021;22(10):2056-2062.e4. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2021.06.034
  12. Ho MH, Choi EP, Chiu HY, Shen Hsiao ST, Traynor V. Using the nursing delirium screening scale in assessing postoperative delirium: A meta-regression. Res Nurs Health. 2021;45(1):23-33. Available from: doi: 10.1002/nur.22194
  13. Ho MH, Yu LF, Lin PH, Chang HR, Traynor V, Huang WC, Montayre J, Chen KH. Effects of a simulation-based education programme on delirium care for critical care nurses: A randomized controlled trial. J Adv Nurs. 2021;77(8):3483-3493. Available from: doi: 10.1111/jan.14938
  14. Ho MH*. Knowledge assessment is key to identifying the training needs of delirium care. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2022;68:103157. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2021.103157
  15. Ho MH*, Shen Hsiao ST. Application of the delirium risk prediction model in the TED ICU smart intensive care system during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2021;63:103007. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2020.103007
  16. Ho MH, Nealon J, Igwe E, Traynor V, Chang HR, Chen KH, Montayre J. Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients: A Systematic Review of Assessment and Incidence of Postoperative Delirium. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2021;18(5):290-301. Available from: doi: 10.1111/wvn.12536
  17. Ho MH*, Chang HR, Chen KH, Traynor V. INDICATION for critical care nurses: Protocol for a quasi-experimental study testing the effects of a multi-modal education intervention for delirium care. Collegian. 2021;28(5), 595-602. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2021.01.001
  18. Ho MH, Traynor V, Chen KH, Montayre J, Lin YK, Chang HR. Delirium care knowledge in critical care nurses: A multiple-choice question-based quiz. Nurs Crit Care. 2021;26(3):190-200. Available from: doi: 10.1111/nicc.12608
  19. Ho MH, Chen KH, Montayre J, Liu MF, Chang CC, Traynor V, Shen Hsiao ST, Chang HC, Chiu HY. Diagnostic test accuracy meta-analysis of PRE-DELIRIC (PREdiction of DELIRium in ICu patients): A delirium prediction model in intensive care practice. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2020;57, 1-7. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.iccn.2019.102784
  20. Ho MH, Montgomery A, Traynor V, Chang CC, Kuo KN, Chang HR, Chen KH. Diagnostic Performance of Delirium Assessment Tools in Critically Ill Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2020;17(4):301-310. Available from: doi: 10.1111/wvn.12462
  • Associate Editor - Intensive and Critical Care Nursing
Year Scholarship/ Award Institution, Country
2023 Young Alumni Award Finalist University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
2022 Outstanding Young Scholar Award Sigma Theta Tau International The Honor Society of Nursing, Lambda Beta-at-Large Chapter
2021 Health Impacts Research Centre (HIRC) 2021 Publication Prize University of Wollongong, Australia
2021 Examiners’ Commendation for Outstanding Thesis Award University of Wollongong, Australia
2021 Research Career Launch Scholarship University of Wollongong, Australia
2020 The Outstanding Oral Presentation Award EAFONS 2020: 23rd East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars, Thailand
2019 The Best Student Oral Presentation Award The First Cochrane Hong Kong Symposium, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
2019 The Best Oral Presentation Award International Nursing Research Conference at the University of Wollongong, Australia
2019 University Postgraduate Award (UPA) University of Wollongong, Australia
2018 International Postgraduate Tuition Award (IPTA) University of Wollongong, Australia