HEALTH SERVICES & POLICY RESEARCH

Programme lead: Dr Wong Chek Hooi

Title
The ComSA Patient-Centered Care (COPACC) Study: Utilization, Health and Economic Evaluation of a Community-Based Primary Care Geriatric Hub at Whampoa
Objective
To evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based primary care Geriatric hub at Whampoa. This new primary care Geriatric hub is named ComSA Hua Mei Clinic Whampoa providing a new model of a centre-based primary care for complex and frail older adults aged 40 years and above. The new model of care uses a patient-centred care approach and care management for patients referred by partnering primary care providers and an acute hospital. This service integrates, at a single centre, the provision of primary care with psycho-social needs assessment to address the issues of complex care as well as preventive health for complex older patients.
Collaborators
Tsao Foundation, MOH, NHG, Duke-NUS Medical School
Title
Lifespace Mobility and Wayfinding Experience in Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods
Objective
To understand the daily activity engagement patterns among older adults, their experiences and needs in terms of design in their neighbourhoods and the connections between their health (physical, mental and social) and the neighbourhood built environment. Specific objectives are:
  1. To understand and compare outdoor walking behaviour and life space mobility among community-dwelling older adults living with dementia (PWD) and persons without dementia (non-PWD) in terms of outdoor locomotion (walking activity) and daily movement activity patterns.
  2. To understand and compare the person-environment interaction in the local neighbourhoods among community-dwelling PWD and non-PWD
  3. 3) To establish which unique features of the built environment help or hinder community-dwelling PWD’s wayfinding abilities and how these abilities relate to their neuropsychological deficits.
Collaborators
SUTD, URA, HDB, MOH, AHS, KTPH, AIC, CPG Consultants, Lekker Architects Pte Ltd, PODesign Pte Ltd, Building Construction Authority, Aim and Associates
Source of Funding
Ministry of National Development (Singapore) L2 NIC Grant 2017
Title
National Fall Awareness and Prevention Programme: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Falls, Fall-Related Risk Factors and Fall Prevention among Community-Dwelling Older and Middle-Aged Adults in Singapore (KAP Study)
Objective
To describe the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of falls among community-dwelling older adults and middle-aged adults in Singapore. Our secondary objective is to explore socio-demographic, functional and health status correlates of people with poorer knowledge, attitudes and practices around falls. We will explore subgroup differences stratified by age, gender and fall incidence for the outcomes of knowledge, attitudes and practices around falls.
Collaborators
CARE (Duke-NUS), TTSH, KTPH (Department of Geriatric Medicine)
Title
Provision of Health Service and Community Care for the Elderly: Intergenerational Roles and Equity: Timelines and Progress
Objective
Scoping of literature is
  1. To identify knowledge gaps on the intergeneration relationship that impacts on health service delivery, financing and policy
  2. To understand the value of intergenerational solidarity
  3. To provide insights on similarities and differences between countries with various income levels and cultural context especially in the life course approach is crucial so that policy-makers are better equipped to formulate policies on healthy ageing.
Collaborators
World University Network with Universities of Auckland, Bergen, Sheffield, Western Australia, Tokyo and Chinese University of Hong Kong
Source of Funding
World University Network