楊懌健教授

PROF YI-JIAN YANG


Position:
Assistant Professor
Address:
G07 Kwok Sports Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., HONG KONG
Telephone:
(852) 3943 4001
Email:

EDUCATION
Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
M.Sc. (Lakehead University, Canada)
B.Sc. (Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, China)


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
  • Licensed MD, specialized in Orthopaedics and Microsurgery (China)

RESEARCH INTEREST
  • Fall and Injury Prevention in Seniors
  • Mobility and Balance
  • Physical Activity in Aging
  • Sports Biomechanics

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
  1. Korall., A.M.B., Feldman, F., Yang, Y., Cameron, I.D., Leung, P.M., Sims-Gould, J., Robinovitch, S.N. (2019) Effectiveness of Hip Protectors to Reduce Risk for Hip Fracture from Falls in Long-Term Care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (In Press).

  2. Shaw, H.S., Sabbaghan, K., Borrel, D. Kum, C., Yang, Y., Robinovitch, S.N., Claydon, V.E. (2019) Relationships between Orthostatic Hypotension, Frailty, Falling and Mortality in Elderly Care Home Residents. BMC Geriatrics. 13;19(1):80.
    doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1082-6

  3. van Schooten, K., Yang, Y., Grasjaukus, L., Robinovitch, S.N. (2018) Similarity of Repeated Falls in Older Long-Term Care Residents: Do the Circumstances of Past Falls Predict Those of Future Falls? Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. pii: S1525-8610(18)30610-8.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.10.030

  4. van Schooten, K., Yang, Y., Feldman, F., Leung, P.M., McKay, H.A., Sims-Gould, J., Robinovitch, S.N. (2018) The Association between Fall Incidence, Injury Risk and Dynamics of the Fall: Do Recurrent Fallers Fall More Safely? Journal of Gerontology Series A: Medical Sciences. 9;73(6):786-791.

  5. Yang, Y., van Schooten, K., Sims-Gould, J., McKay, H.A., Feldman, F., Robinovitch, S.N. (2017) Sex Differences in the Circumstances Leading to Falls: Evidence from Real-life Falls Captured on Video in Long-term Care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 19(2):130-135.

  6. Yang, Y., Mackey, D., Liu-Ambrose, T., Leung, P.M., Feldman, F., Robinovitch, S.N. (2017) Clinical Risk Factors Associated with Head Impact during Falls in Older Adults in Long-term Care: A Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 32 (3): 168–177.

  7. Weaver, T., Robinovitch, S.N., Laing, A., Yang, Y. (2016) Falls and Parkinson’s Disease: Evidence from Video Recordings of Actual Fall Events. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 64(1):96-101.

  8. Yang, Y., Mackey, D., Liu-Ambrose, T., Feldman, F., Robinovitch, S.N. (2016) Risk Factors for Hip Impact during Real-life Falls Captured on Video in Long-term Care. Osteoporosis International. 27(2):537-47.

  9. Yang, Y., Feldman, F., Leung, M., Scott, V., Robinovitch, S.N. (2015) Agreement between Video Footage and Fall Incident Reports on the Circumstances of Falls in Long-term Care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 16 (5): 388–394.

  10. Levine, I., Yang, Y., Robinovitch, S.N., Laing, A. (2015) Do Obese Long-Term Care Residents Fall Differently than Underweight Residents? Canadian Journal of Diabetes 39:S49.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.01.185

  11. Schonnop, R., Yang, Y. (co-primary author), Feldman, F., Robinson, E., Robinovitch, S.N. (2013) Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Head Impact during Falls in Older Adults in Long-term Care. Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). 185(17): E803-10.

  12. Yang, Y., Schonnop, R., Feldman, F., Robinovitch, S.N. (2013) Development and Validation of a Questionnaire for Analyzing Real-life Falls in Long-term Care Captured on Video. BMC Geriatrics. 13 (1) 40.
    doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-40

  13. Robinovitch, S.N., Feldman F., Yang, Y., Schonnop, R., Leung, P.M., Sarraf, T., Sims-Gould, J., & Loughin, M. (2013) Video Capture of the Circumstances of Falls in Elderly People Residing in Long-term Care: An Observational Study. The Lancet. 381(9860): p. 47-54.

  14. Robinovitch, S.N., Feldman F., Yang, Y., Sims-Gould, J., Leung, P.M. (2013) Falls in Older People in Long-term Care. The Lancet. 381(9873): p. 1180.

  15. Zhu, Y., Lan, T., Yang, Y., Robinovitch, S.N., Mori, G. (2013) Latent Spatio-temporal Models for Action Localization and Recognition in Nursing Home Surveillance Video. The 13th IAPR Conference on Machine Vision Applications. MVA, 463-466.

BOOK CHAPTERS
  1. Robinovitch, S.N., Russell, C. Aziz, O., Yang, Y., Varini, S. (2015) Physics of Injuries, Canadian Injury Prevention Resource. Parachute, Toronto, Canada.

PRACTICE GUIDELINE
  1. Yang, Y., van Schooten, K., Symes, B., Sims-Gould, J., McKay, H.A., Feldman, F., Robinovitch, S.N. (2018) Recreation Therapy to Promote Mobility among Older Adults in Long-Term Care: Overview of Scientific Evidence and Current Practice. Canadian Association for Long Term Care. Ottawa, Canada.

FUNDED RESEARCH / PROJECT
  1. Strategies to Promote Mobility and Physical Activity in Older Adults in Assisted Living. Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Fellowship Grant, Canada, 2016 – 2019.

  2. Evidence‐informed Guidelines for Recreation Therapy Programs to Enhance Mobility of Older Adults in Long‐term Care. MITACS Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Fund, Canada 2015 – 2016.

COURSES TAUGHT
Undergraduate program
  • SPED2520 Functional Human Anatomy and Sports Injuries
  • SPED2610 Introduction to Exercise Biomechanics
  • SPED4900 Research Project
Postgraduate program
  • EXSC6204 Biomechanics of Sports Injury

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
  1. Sex Differences in the Circumstances of Falls among Older Adults in Long-term Care. Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) Annual Conference. Washington DC, USA. May 5-8, 2019.

  2. Biomechanical Factors Associated with Hip Fracture during Falls in Older Adults in Long-term Care. Safety 2018 World Conference. Bangkok, Thailand. November 5-7, 2018.

  3. Effects of a Physical Activity Program on Strength and Mobility of Older Adults in Assisted Living. Podium presentation at the 46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Canadian Association on Gerontology. Vancouver, BC, Canada. October 18-20, 2018.

  4. The Associations between Fall Mechanisms and Injury Types and Severity among Older Adults in Long-Term Care. AGE-WELL (Canada's technology and aging network) 4th Annual Conference - Scientific Talk, Vancouver, BC, Canada. October16-17, 2018.

  5. Evidence from Video Capture of the Characteristics of Falls Associated with Hip Fracture in Older Adults. Poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 2018 Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, USA. March 10-13, 2018.

  6. Recreation Therapy Programs to Enhance Mobility of Older Adults in Long-term Care: Evidence from Literature Review and Nationwide Survey. Podium presentation at the 46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Canadian Association on Gerontology. Winnipeg, MB, Canada, October 19-21, 2017.

  7. Sex Differences in The Circumstances of Falls: Evidence from Real-Life Falls Captured on Video in Long-Term Care. The 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. San Francisco, CA, USA. July 23-27, 2017.

  8. Evidence from Video Capture of the Circumstances of Falls Leading to Hip Fracture in Older Adults in Long-Term Care. The 2017 World Congress of International Society of Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR). Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. June 25-29, 2017.

  9. Is Mortality Associated with Frequency of Falls and Head Impact? A Prospective Cohort Study in Long-term Care. The 45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Canadian Association on Gerontology. Montreal, QC, Canada, October 21-22, 2016.

  10. Technologies to Predict, Prevent, and Detect Falls. Poster presentation at the AGE-WELL’s 2nd Annual Conference & Annual General Meeting. Montreal, QC, Canada, October 19-20, 2016.

  11. What Factors Influence Whether A Fall in An Older Adult Will Result in Head Impact? Evidence from A Cohort Study in Long­term Care Analyzing Video­captured Falls. The 11th World Congress on Brain Injury. The Hague, Netherlands. March 2-5, 2016.

  12. Cause of Imbalance Leading to Falls among Older Men in Long-term Care. The 44th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Canadian Association on Gerontology. Calgary, AB, Canada, October 23-25, 2015.

  13. Motor Control Strategies in Humans for Avoiding Injury during Falls. The 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, MA, USA, July 6-11, 2014.

  14. Biomechanical and Physiological Determinants for Hip Impact during Falls in Older Adults. The 3nd Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function. Vancouver, Canada. June 29-July 03, 2014.

  15. Accuracy of Fall Incident Reports in Describing the Circumstances of Falls in Long-term Care. The 2nd Canadian Fall Prevention Conference. Toronto, Canada. May 27-28, 2014.

  16. Physiological Risk Factors for Head Impact during Falls in Older Adults Residing in Long-Term Care. The 2nd Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function. Akita, Japan. June 22-26, 2013.

  17. Development and Validation of a Questionnaire for Analyzing Real Falls Captured by Video in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities. The 1st Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function. Trondheim, Norway. June 24-28, 2012.

  18. Biomechanical Factors Associated with Risk for Hip Impact during Real-Life Falls Captured on Video among Older Adults in Long-term Care. The Canadian Society of Biomechanics (CSB) 17th biannual meeting. Burnaby, Canada. June 6-9, 2012.

  19. Video Technology for Monitoring and Preventing Falls in Long-Term Care. The 2011 meeting of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). Toronto, Canada. June 5-8, 2011.

  20. The Effects of Tai Chi Intervention on Balance and Mobility Function of People Treated for Cancer. The 9th North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Symposium, Indianapolis, USA. September 3 - 6, 2008.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • Member, Gerontological Society of America, USA
  • Member, International Society for Posture and Gait Research
  • Member, Canadian Association on Gerontology, Canada
  • Member, Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Canada
  • Member, British Columbia Falls and Injury Prevention Coalition, Canada

HONOURS AND AWARDS
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Travel Award, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health. Canada (2019)
  • 2018 Gold Award for the Innovative Research on Aging, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging. USA (2018)
  • Travel Award, The 46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of Canadian Association on Gerontology. Canada (2017)
  • ACCESS Award for highly qualified personnel (HQP), AGE-WELL - Canada's Technology and Aging Network. Canada (2017)
  • President PhD Scholarship, Simon Fraser University. Canada (2013)
  • C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Simon Fraser University. Canada (2009-2010)
  • International Graduate Award in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Lakehead University. Canada (2008)