Robin Sze-Tak HO


Position:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Address:
G02 Kwok Sports Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., HONG KONG
Telephone:
(852) 3943 6757
Email:

EDUCATION
PhD (Public Health) 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
2019 
 
MPH 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
2013 
 
BSc (Biomedical Science) 
The University of Adelaide, Australia 
2011 


RESEARCH INTEREST
Physical Activity in Children and Youth
Evidence-based Healthcare
Systematic Review and Meta-analysis


RECENT PUBLICATIONS: PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS
  • Ho, R.S., Chung, V.C., Wong, C.H., Wu, J.C., Wong, S.Y., Wu, I.X. (2017) Acupuncture and related therapies used as add-on or alternative to prokinetics for functional dyspepsia: overview of systematic reviews and network meta-analysis. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09856-0
  • Ho, R.S., Wong, C.H, Chung, V.C. (2015) Medical synopsis: Can acupuncture be an alternative treatment option for patients with refractory functional dyspepsia? Advances in integrative medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.aimed.2016.02.004
  • Ho, R.S., Wu, X., Yuan, J., Liu, S., Lai, X., Wong, S.Y., Chung, V.C. (2015) Methodological quality of meta-analyses on treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cross-sectional study using the AMSTAR (Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews) tool. Nature Partner Journal Primary Care Respiratory Medicine. doi: 10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.102
  • Wong, C.H., Wu, I.X., Cheung, W.K., Ho, R.S., Leach, M.J., Peng, W., Zhang, Y., Wu, J.C., Chung, V.C. (2019) Impact of evidence-based healthcare education for Chinese medicine practitioners: A pre-post evaluation. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.05.004
  • Cheung, W.K., Wu, I.X., Sit, R.W., Ho, R.S., Wong, C.H., Wong, S.Y., Chung, V.C. (2019) Low-level laser therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome: systematic review and network meta-analysis. Physiotherapy. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2019.06.005
  • Wu, I.X., Wong, C.H., Ho, R.S., Cheung, W.K., Ford, A.C., Wu, J.C., Mak, A.D., Cramer, H., Chung, V.C. (2019) Acupuncture and related therapies for treating irritable bowel syndrome: overview of systematic reviews and network meta-analysis. Therapeutic advances in gastroenterology. doi: 10.1177/1756284818820438
  • Hung, C.Y., Chung, V.C., Wu, X.Y., Ho, R.S., Tang, E.C., Wu, J.C., Lau, A.Y. (2018) Overview of systematic reviews with meta-analyses on Chinese herbal medicine in stroke management. Advances in Integrative Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.aimed.2018.11.002
  • Chu, M.H., Wu, I.X., Ho, R.S., Wong, C.H., Zhang, A.L., Zhang, Y., Wu, J.C., Chung, V.C. (2018) Chinese herbal medicine for functional dyspepsia: systematic review of systematic reviews. Therapeutic advances in gastroenterology. doi: 10.1177/1756284818785573
  • Wu, X.Y., Du, X.J., Ho, R.S., Lee, C.C., Yip, B.H., Wong, M.C., Wong, S.Y., Chung, V.C. (2017) Characteristics and Methodological Quality of Meta-Analyses on Hypertension Treatments—A Cross-Sectional Study. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. doi: 10.1111/jch.12889
  • Chung, V.C., Ho, R.S., Wu, X., Wu, J.C. (2016) Incorporating traditional Chinese medicine syndrome differentiation in randomized trials: methodological issues. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.eujim.2016.08.164
  • Wu, X.Y., Lam, V.C., Yu, Y.F., Ho, R.S., Feng, Y., Wong, C.H., Yip, B.H., Tsoi, K.K., Wong, S.Y., Chung, V.C. (2016) Epidemiological characteristics and methodological quality of meta-analyses on diabetes mellitus treatment: a systematic review. European journal of endocrinology. doi: 10.1530/EJE-16-0172
  • Chung, V.C., Wong, S.Y., Wang, H.H., Wong, M.C., Wei, X., Wang, J., Liu, S., Ho, R.S., Yu, E.L., Griffiths, S.M. (2016) Use of traditional and complementary medicine as self-care strategies in community health centers: cross-sectional study in urban pearl river delta region of China. Medicine. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003761
  • Sit, R.W., Chung, V.C., Reeves, K.D., Rabago, D., Chan, K.K., Chan, D.C., Wu, X., Ho, R.S., Wong, S.Y. (2016) Hypertonic dextrose injections (prolotherapy) in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep25247
  • Chung, V.C., Wu, X., Ma, P.H., Ho, R.S., Poon, S.K., Hui, D.S., Wong, S.Y., Wu, J.C. (2016) Chinese herbal medicine and salmeterol and fluticasone propionate for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review and network meta-analysis. Medicine. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003702
  • Chung, V.C., Yip, B.H., Yu, E.L., Liu, S., Ho, R.S., Sit, R.W., Leung, A.W., Wu, J.C., Wong, S.Y. (2016) Patient Perceptions of Expression of Empathy From Chinese Medicine Clinicians in a Chinese Population: A Cross-Sectional Study. Medicine. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003316
  • Chung, V.C., Ho, R.S., Liu, S., Chong, M.K., Leung, A.W., Yip, B.H., Hon, S.M., Zee, B.C., Wu, J.C., Sit, R.W., Lau, A.Y. (2016) Electroacupuncture and splinting versus splinting alone to treat carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Canadian Medical Association Journal. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.151003
  • Chung, V.C., Yip, B.H., Griffiths, S.M., Ellen, L.M., Liu, S., Ho, R.S., Wu, X., Leung, A.W., Sit, R.W., Wu, J.C., Wong, S.Y. (2015) Patients’ experience of Chinese Medicine Primary Care Services: Implications on Improving Coordination and Continuity of Care. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep18853
  • Chung, V.C., Wu, X., Hui, E.P., Ziea, E.T., Ng, B.F., Ho, R.S., Tsoi, K.K., Wong, S.Y., Wu, J.C. (2015) Effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine for cancer palliative care: overview of systematic reviews with meta-analyses. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep18111
  • Wu, X., Chung, V.C., Hui, E.P., Ziea, E.T., Ng, B.F., Ho, R.S., Tsoi, K.K., Wong, S.Y., Wu, J.C. (2015) Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for palliative care of cancer: overview of systematic reviews. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep16776
  • Shuldiner, S.R., Chung, V.C., Wu, X., Ching, J., Ho, R.S., Cheong, P.K., Wong, W., Wu, J.C. (2015) Methodological challenges in mapping chinese medicine syndrome with conventional diagnosis: Implications for multi-centre trials in integrative medicine. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.eujim.2015.07.027
  • Chung, V.C., Ho, R.S., Wu, X., Fung, D.H., Lai, X., Wu, J.C., Wong, S.Y. (2015) Are meta-analyses of Chinese herbal medicine trials trustworthy and clinically applicable? A cross-sectional study. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2014.12.028

CONFERENCE/SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION
  • Chung, V.C., Cheung, W.K., Wu, I.X., Sit, R.W., Ho, R.S., Tan, M.Y., Wong, S.Y. (2019) Low-Level Laser Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis. Advances in Integrative Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.aimed.2019.03.381
  • Chung, V.C., Ho, R.S., Adams, J., Cramer, H., Leung, B., Ward, L., Zhang, Y. (2019) Patients’ perceptions on the components of non-specific effects of acupuncture: Implication of communication strategies. Advances in Integrative Medicine. International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research, Brisbane, Australia, May 7-10 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.aimed.2019.03.034
  • Wu, J.C., Wong, S.Y., Chung, V.C., Ho, R.S., Wong, C.H. (2018) Non-specific effects of acupuncture and sham acupuncture in clinical trials from the patients' perspective: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. Global Advances in Health and Medicine. 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Baltimore, MD, USA, May 8-11 2018. doi: 10.1177/2164956118773837
  • Ho, R.S., Chung, V.C., Wong, C.H., Wu, J.C., Wong, S.Y., Lau, A.Y., Sit, R.W., Wong, W., Wu, X.Y. (2017) Acupuncture and related therapies used as add-on or alternative to prokinetics for functional dyspepsia: overview of systematic reviews and network meta-analysis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. World Congress for Integrative Medicine & Health (10th ECIM & 12th ICCMR Congress), Berlin, May 3-5 2017. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1782-4
  • Chung, V.C., Wong, C.H., Wu, X.Y., Wen, G.Y., Ho, R.S., Ching, J.Y., Wu, J.C. (2017) Acupuncture and related therapies for treating irritable bowel syndrome: overview of systematic reviews and network meta-analysis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. World Congress for Integrative Medicine & Health (10th ECIM & 12th ICCMR Congress), Berlin, May 3-5 2017. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1782-4
  • Chung, V.C., Wu, J.C., Lin, Z.X., Wong, W., Wu, X.Y., Ho, R.S., Wong, C.H., Chan, L., Ziea, E.T. (2017) Promoting Integrative Chinese-Western Medicine care models through the development of an evidence-based electronic resource and training program: protocol of a mixed method study. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. World Congress for Integrative Medicine & Health (10th ECIM & 12th ICCMR Congress), Berlin, May 3-5 2017. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1782-4
  • Chung, V.C., Ho, R.S., Liu, S., Chong, M.K. Yip, B.H., Griffiths, S.M., Wu, R.W., Sit, R.W., Lau, A.Y., Wong, S.M. (2016) Electroacupuncture and splinting versus splinting alone to treat carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. The 9th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, Budapest, September 9-11 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.eujim.2016.08.036
  • Wu, X.Y., Chung, V.C., Hui, E.P., Ziea, E.T., Ng, B.F., Ho, R.S., Tsoi, K.K., Wong, S.Y., Wu, J.C. (2016) Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for palliative care of cancer: overview of systematic reviews. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. The 9th European Congress for Integrative Medicine, Budapest, September 9-11 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.eujim.2016.08.029
  • Chung, V.C., Wu, X.Y., Ho, R.S., Wong, S., Wu, J. (2015) Which Chinese herbal medicine formula performs best when used with salmeterol for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Network meta-analysis. Integrative Medicine Research. The 10th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research, Jeju, Republic of Korea, May 13-15 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.imr.2015.04.308
  • Ho, R.S., Chung, V.C., Wong, S.Y., Wang, H., Wong, M., Wei, X.L., Wang, J.J., Liu, S., Griffiths, S. (2015) Use of Traditional and Complementary Medicine as Self-Care Strategies in Community Health Centers: Cross Sectional Study in Urban Pearl River Delta Region of China. Integrative Medicine Research. The 10th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research, Jeju, Republic of Korea, May 13-15 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.imr.2015.04.204
  • Ho, R.S., Chung, V.C., WU, J.C. (2015) Incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine Syndrome Differentiation in Randomized Trials: Methodological Issues. Integrative Medicine Research. The 10th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research, Jeju, Republic of Korea, May 13-15 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.imr.2015.04.230