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Prof Yi-Jian Yang

楊懌健教授


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. Leung, K. C., Yang* , Y., Hui, S.C., Woo, J. Mind-Body Health Benefits of Traditional Chinese Qigong on Women: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Sept 2021, In Press.
    doi: 10.1155/2021/7443498

  2. Chen, X., Lin, Z., Gao, R., Yang, Y., Li, L. Prevalence and Associated Factors of Falls among Older Adults between Urban and Rural Areas of Shantou City, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. July 2021, 18, 7050.
    doi: 10.3390/ijerph18137050

  3. Yang, Y., Komisar. V., Chong, H., Robinovitch, S.N. Associations between Mortality, Falls and Head Impact in Nursing Home Residents. Injury Prevention. Mar 2021;27: A3.
    doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2021-safety.9

  4. Leung, K. C., Sum, K.W., Yang* , Y. Patterns of Sedentary Behavior among Older Adults in Care Facilities: A Scoping Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. Feb 2021, 18(5), 2710;
    doi: 10.3390/ijerph18052710

  5. Huang, Y., Sum, K.W., Yang, Y., and Yeung, C.Y. Measurements of Older Adults’ Physical Competence under the Concept of Physical Literacy: A Scoping Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. Aug 2020, 17(18), 6570;
    doi: 10.3390/ijerph17186570

  6. Yang, Y., van Schooten, Hoang, R., K., McKay, H.A., Sims-Gould, J., and Robinovitch, S.N. (2020) Recreation Therapy to Promote Mobility in Long-term Care: A Scoping Review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2020 July;
    doi: 10.1123/japa.2019-0345

  7. Yang, Y., Komisar, V., Shishov, Nataliya., Lo, B, Korall, A., Feldman, F., Robinovitch, S.N. (2020) The Effect of Fall Biomechanics on Risk for Hip Fracture in Older Adults: A Cohort Study of Video-captured Falls in Long Term Care. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR). 2020 May;
    doi: 10.1002/jbmr.4048.

  8. Komisar, V., Shishov, N., Yang, Y., Robinovitch, S.N. (2020) Effect of holding objects on the occurrence of head impact in falls by older adults: Evidence from real-life falls in long-term care. Journal of Gerontology Series A: Medical Sciences. 2020 June;
    doi: 10.1093/gerona/glaa168.

  9. Aguiar, O.M, Potvin, B.M., Yang, Y., Hua, K., Bruschetta, M., Virani, S., and Robinovitch, S.N. (2020). Circumstances of Head Impacts in Men’s University Ice Hockey. Journal of Biomechanics. 2020 June.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109882.

  10. 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. 20(11):1397-1403.e1.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.07.010.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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 Prevent Falls and Hip Fracture in Older Adults in Care Homes through Technology and Education. Project Impact Enhancement Fund (Principal Investigator). Faculty of Education, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Hong Kong. June 2021 – May 2022

  2. One Size Does Not Fit All: Choice-Based Programs for Physical Activity Promotion for Older Adults. Knowledge Transfer Project Fund (KPF) (Principal Investigator), CUHK (Ref. #: KPF21GWP34), Hong Kong. April 2021 – March 2023.

  3. Implicit Design and Additive Manufacturing of Novel Personalized Hip Protectors to Prevent Hip Fracture in Elderly Care Homes. Knowledge Transfer Project Fund (Co-Investigator), CUHK (Ref. #: KPF21OTH08), Hong Kong. April 2021 – March 2023.

  4. Hip Protectors to Prevent Hip Fracture of Older Adults in Hospitals and Nursing Homes. Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE) Development Fund (Principal Investigator), CUHK (Ref. #: KPF20GWP16), Hong Kong. June 2020 – May 2022.

  5. Strategies to Engage Older Men in Physical Activity in Assisted Care Facilities. Direct Grant (Principal Investigator), Faculty of Education, CUHK (Ref. #: 4058075), Hong Kong. June 2020 – May 2022.

  6. Determining the Mechanisms and Severity of Head Impact in Collegiate Soccer Players. Direct Grant (Principal Investigator), Faculty of Education, CUHK (Ref. #: 4058080), Hong Kong. July 2020 – June 2022.

  7. Evaluation on the Feasibility, Acceptance, and Educational Value of Inter-Professional Education at CUHK. Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) (Co-Investigator), CUHK (Ref. #: 4170660), Hong Kong. January 2020 – April 2022.

  8. Development & Evaluation of a Mesh WiFi-based In-Home Health Monitoring System for Older Adults. The Worldwide Universities Network – Research Development Fund (Co-Investigator), UK. Dec 2020 – Sept 2021.

  9. Translational Platform for Addressing & Solving Social-problems (T-PASS) (Co-Investigator), CUHK. Nov 2020 – Oct 2021.

  10. The Effects of Yi Jin Bang Exercise on Adults with Shoulder Impingement. Direct Grant (Co-Investigator), Faculty of Education, CUHK (Ref. #: 134502778), Hong Kong. April 2020 – March 2021

  11. Strategies to Promote Mobility and Physical Activity in Older Adults in Assisted Living. Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Fellowship Grant (Principal Investigator) (Ref. #: 16556). Canada, 2016 – 2019.

  12. Evidence‐informed Guidelines for Recreation Therapy Programs to Enhance Mobility of Older Adults in Long‐term Care. MITACS Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Fund, (Co-principal Investigator) (Ref. #: IT05880). Canada 2015 – 2016.

  13. Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors (TIPS): Determining Causes and Circumstances of Falls in Older Adults in Long-Term Care (Co-investigator) (Ref. # TIR-103945). Canada 2010 – 2014.

COURSES TAUGHT
Undergraduate program
  • SPED2520 Functional Human Anatomy and Sports Injuries
  • SPED2610 Introduction to Exercise Biomechanics
  • SPED3630 Introduction to Research Methods
  • SPED4640 Human Kinematics and Kinetics
  • SPED4900 Research Project
Postgraduate program
  • SSPA6205 Structural Biomechanics and Sports Injury
  • SSPA6206 Biomechanics of Sports and Physical Activity
  • SSPA6701B Guided Study
  • SSPA6900 - Research Project

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
  1. Promoting the Use of Hip Protectors in Care Facilities through a Structured Staff Training Programme. The 9th Frailty Fracture Network (FFN) Global Congress, (virtual conference) Sept 28 – 30, 2021.

  2. Associations between Mortality, Falls and Head Impact in Nursing Home Residents. Virtual Pre-Conference, 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. March 22 – 26, 2021.

  3. Biomechanical Approaches to the Prevention of Falls and Injuries in Older Adults. Invited Presentation via Zoom, Department of Physical Therapy, Yonsei University, South Korea. Dec 16, 2020.

  4. New Directions in the Prevention of Falls and Injuries for Older Adults: A Biomechanical and Public Health Approach. The 8th Annual Conference of the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association. Invited Presentation. Shenzhen, China, Nov 1-4, 2019.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

SERVICES & MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • Guest Editor: International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health
    https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/Aging_Physical_Activity
  • Board of Director: Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise
  • 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

SOCIAL MEDIA
  1. CUHK in Touch (2020-12-17): Old Folks Fall More Often in Care Homes
    https://cuhkintouch.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/2020/12/3656/

  2. CUHK Communications and Public Relations Office (中大傳訊及公關處) (2020-10-19)
    中大聯同加拿大學者發現護老院長者跌倒風險為社區長者三倍 分析證實髖關節保護墊有效減髋骨折風險

  3. Skypost (晴報) (2020-10-19)
    長者易跌斷髖骨 戴保護墊減風險

  4. am730 (2020-10-19)
    中大:長者佩戴護髖減八成受傷風險

  5. Mingpao (明報) (2020-10-19)
    長者「側跌」 髖骨折風險高5.5倍 練上肢肌肉撐地 戴護髖防身

  6. HK Economic Times (香港經濟日報) (2020-10-19)
    長者跌倒易髖骨折 中大倡用保護器減風險

  7. FAIRCHILD Television, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2013-10-16)
    Fall-related injuries and prevention in older adults.

  8. OMNI Television, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2012-10-17)
    How and why falls occur in older adults?

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)