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CPCE Scholars Obtain HK$1.25M from Health and Medical Research Fund to Conduct Research on Telehealth


The research project “Effectiveness of Telehealth in Preventive Care: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Tele-exercise Programme Involving Elderly with Possible Sarcopenia or at Risk of Fall” secured funding around HK$1.25 million from the Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) under the Food and Health Bureau

This project, which will commence in July 2022, is led by Dr Karly Chan, Lecturer of the Division of Science, Engineering, and Health Studies (SEHS). Other team members include Prof. Peter Yuen, Dean of CPCE, Dr Ben Fong, Professor of Practice (Health Studies) and Associate Division Head of SEHS, Dr Vincent Law, Senior Lecturer of the Division of Social Sciences, Humanities and Design, Dr Fowie Ng, Associate Professor of Tung Wah College, and Dr Wilson Fung from Hong Kong Telemedicine Association.

There are many benefits of regular exercise.  Meanwhile, there are also some barriers, such as COVID-19, for the elderly to maintain their exercise routine.  This project aims to promote the tele-exercise approach to the elderly and evaluate their experience with tele-exercise quantitatively and qualitatively.

Dr Karly Chan
Dr Karly Chan