There are about 1394 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Hong Kong. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
This is a randomized controlled study to compare the effectiveness of interactive telephone reminders by a layperson on enhancing compliance with CRC screening by FOBT, when compared with usual care (i.e. no intervention).
The study is performed to assess the efficacy and safety of Vilaprisan in subjects with uterine fibroids compared to standard of care
Multipurpose solutions (MPS) are the most commonly prescribed regimen to clean, disinfect and rinse rigid lenses. The preservatives used in MPS may cause hypersensitivity and the presence of quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC) may increase development of antiseptic resistance mediated by QAC resistance genes, thus lowering the efficacy of disinfection. Povidone-iodine (PVI) has been safely used as a disinfectant for ophthalmic operations and eye drops. The cleadew GP (Ophtecs, Japan) tested in the current study is a PVI based rigid lens disinfecting solutions which does not employ QAC. If its efficacy and safety can be confirmed in this study, it will be a good alternative rigid lens care regimen for children.
This project aims to study the effects of treatment characteristics on myopia control in orthokeratology by investigating the effects of modified treatment zone by reducing the lens back optic zone diameter on the effect of myopia control. The project will be a two-year randomized, double-masked (examiner - mask axial length only) study conducted at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University recruiting sixty Chinese subjects aged between 6-11. Subjects will be randomly assigned to two ortho-k groups. The Control group will wear KATT BeFree lens with a BOZD of 6mm while the Test group will wear KATT MC lens with a modified BOZD of 5mm.
This is a prospective cohort study building upon the existing cohort study on the effectiveness of the Trekkers Family Enhancement Scheme. This study will sample 200 low-income parent-child pairs and follow them up for 24 months with yearly assessment on parental stress and child health using both subjective measures and objective physiological parameters. Additional data on parenting style, neighbourhood cohesion, child physical assault and neglect potential, parental mental health and HRQOL and family disharmony will also be collected at each assessment time point for testing mediating and moderating mechanisms between parental stress and child health. The baseline assessment will be carried out in 2016-17 with three repeated assessments after 6 months, 12 months, and 24 months.
A new lower-limb training system is introduced to enhance the clinical service for post-stroke lower limb rehabilitation and to assist the establishment of public clinical trial in different settings and share experiences on the robot-assisted functional training.
Stroke survivors have higher risks of falling compared to other healthy non-stroke adults. Stroke patients' balance can be trained by Kinect-based training that enable user friendly and interactive training.
The present study will examine (1) the effectiveness of regular messages and semi-personalized instant messaging with AWARD brief advice and active referral to smoking cessation (SC) services and (2) explore the use of CBPR model to build capacity and to engage community partners in taking on this important public health issue for sustainability in the community. In addition, a process evaluation will be conducted to assess the effectiveness of the recruitment activity and how it is linked with the overall program outcomes.
Aim: to collect further information on issues related to tobacco control which should be addressed and advocated in further tobacco control measures in Hong Kong The objectives of this policy-related survey are as follows: 1. to update information on trends and prevalence of secondhand smoke, smoking attributable health effects, cessation services, and e-cigarette; 2. to investigate the level of public support on current and future tobacco control measures and taxation; 3. to address the timely impacts of smoke-free policies, public support for further tobacco control measures and assist COSH in shaping policy direction for government. Current study is a cross-sectional retrospective telephone survey based on questionnaires. In total, 5,104 subjects will be randomly selected for a telephone interview. The subjects will be categorized into three groups, i.e. never smokers (1,700), ex-smokers (1,700) and current smokers (1,704). They will be required to answer a questionnaire via telephone. All data shall be collected using a Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) system, which allows real-time data capture and consolidation. All interviews shall be conducted anonymously. Analysis of survey data will aim to identify current opinion on tobacco control policies and implications for future policies. Analyses will be controlled for confounding variables as required by stratification into sub-groups based on important pre-defined characteristics and/or by multivariate analysis. Comparison with past trends and, where possible, extrapolation of future trends will be explored. Weights will be applied to adjust for the sex and age of Hong Kong population, and to handle the over-sampling issues of current smokers. The data analysis will be conducted by statisticians.
Bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS, ABSORB BVS1.1, Abbott Vascular) has been approved (CE mark) and is used in daily clinical practice. While recent randomized controlled trials comparing BVS versus metallic drug-eluting stent showed higher risk of definite or probable device thrombosis after BVS implantation, the causes underlying thrombotic events occurring beyond one year after scaffold implantation remain unclear and require investigation in an independent manner. The INVEST registry is a world-wide, multi-center, observational, retrospective, investigator-initiated registry, which will include any patients who suffered from very late (>1 year) scaffold thrombosis, underwent optical coherence tomography (OCT) at the time of thrombosis and provided informed consent for the further use of their health related data for this registry.