Publications from our members


Li, J., Mo, P.K.H. (co-1st author), Kahler, C., Lau, J.T.F. (2021). A three-arm randomised controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of a positive psychology and social networking intervention in promoting mental health among HIV-infected men who have sex with men in China. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 30, e24, 1-24. DOI: 10.1017/S2045796021000081


Mo, P.K.H., Fong, V.W.I., Song, B., Di, J., Wang, L., & Wang, Q. (2021). Association of perceived threat, negative emotions, and self-efficacy with mental health and personal protective behavior among Chinese pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic: Cross-sectional survey study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(4):e24053. DOI: 10.2196/24053


Mo, P.K.H., Luo, S., Wang, S., Zhao, J., Zhang, G., Li, L., Xie, L.#, Lau, J.T.F. (2021). Intention to receive COVID-19 vaccination in China: Application of the Diffusion of Innovations Theory and the moderating role of openness to experience. Vaccines. 9(2):129. DOI: 10.3390/vaccines9020129.


Mo, P.K.H., Hu, H#, Ip, M., Dong, W., Lau, J.T.H., & Wang, Z. (2021). Effect of stress and avoidant coping on depression and the moderating role of age among men who have sex with men: Findings from a 6-month prospective cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 283:310-316. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.01.072


She, R., Mo, P.K.H., Ma, T., Liu, Y. & Lau, J.T.F. (2021). Impact of minority stress and poor mental health on sexual risk behaviors among transgender women sex workers in Shenyang, China. AIDS and Behavior. Published online on 12 Jan 21. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-020-03108-5


Xu, Z. #, Xu, D., Li, X., Xie, Y.J., Sun, W., Yip, B., Mo, P.K.H., Xiao, S., Wong S.Y.S., & Lee, E.K.P. (2021). Physical and mental health outcomes including behavior and attitudes in people having social contacts with COVID-19 patients. PLOS One, 16(2): e0245945. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245945


Wang, Q., Wang, Z., Ma, X., Chan, P., Lau, J.T.H. & Mo, P.K.H.* (2021). Chinese mothers’ intent to disclose the HIV status to their children: the role of outcome expectations and self-efficacy. AIDS Care, 1-10. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2021.1882930


Wang, Z., Lau, J.T.F., Ip, M., Yu, Y., Fong, F., Fang, Y., & Mo, P.K.H. (2021). Two Web-Based and Theory-Based Interventions With and Without Brief Motivational Interviewing in the Promotion of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Chinese Men Who Have Sex With Men: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(2), e21465. DOI: 10.2196/21465


Leung, A.Y.M., Parial, L.L., Tolabing, M.C., Sim, T., Mo. P.K.H., Okan, O., Dadaczynsk, K. (2021). Sense of coherence mediates the relationship between digital health literacy and anxiety about the future in aging population during the COVID-19 pandemic: A path analysis. Aging and Mental Health, 1-10. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2020.1870206


Wang. Q., Song, B., Di, J., Yang, X., Wu, A.M.S., Lau, J.T.F., Xin, M., Wang, L., Mo. P.K.H.* (2021). Intentions to seek mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic among Chinese pregnant women with probable depression or anxiety: Cross-sectional, web-based survey study. JMIR Mental Health, 8(2), e24162. DOI: 10.2196/24162


Yang, X., Song, B., Wu, A.M.S., Mo, P.K.H., Di, J., Wang, Q., Lau, J.T.F., & Wang L.H. (2021). Social, Cognitive, and eHealth Mechanisms of COVID-19-Related Lockdown and Mandatory Quarantine That Potentially Affect the Mental Health of Pregnant Women in China: Cross-Sectional Survey Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(1), e24495. DOI: 10.2196/24495


Chan, V.W.Y., Kong, A.P.S., Lau, J.T.F., Mak, W.W.S., Cameron, L., & Mo., P.K.H.* (2021). An intervention to change illness representations and self-care of individuals with Type 2 Diabetes: A randomized controlled trial. Psychosomatic Medicine, 83(1), 71-84. DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000883


Yu, Y.#, Mo, P.K.H., Lau, J.T.F. (2021). Why is Internet gaming disorder more prevalent among adolescent males than females in China? The role of cognitive mediators. Addictive Behaviors, 112, 106637. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106637

Tian, Y. #, Xu, R.H., Mo, P.K.H., Dong, D., & Wong, E.L. (2020). Generic Health Literacy Measurements for Adults: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(21), 7768. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17217768


Mo, P.K.H., Cheng, Y. & Lau, J.T.F. (2020). Work-related factors on mental health among migrant factory workers in China: Application of the Demand-Control and Effort-Reward Imbalance Model. Health and Social Care in the Community, 00, 1–12. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.13176

Yu, Y.#, Fong, V.W.I., Lau, J.T.F., Sum, R.K.W., Leung, E.F.L., & Mo, P.K.H.* (2020). The associations between psychological needs, health-related quality of life, and subjective well-being among Chinese older people: a cross-sectional study. Health and Social Care in the Community, 00, 1–9. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.13160


Dekker, J., Amitami, M., Berman, A. H., Brown, H., Cleal, B., Figueiras, M.J., Finney Rutten, L.J. Fors, E.A., Griva, K., Gu., J., Keyworth, C., Kleinstauber, M., Lahmann, C., Lau, J.T.F., Leplow, B., Li, L., Gavelin, H.M., Mewes, R., Mo, P.K.H., Mullan, B., Penedo, F.J., Prins, J., Rodriguez, T.R., Simpson, S.A., Stauder, A., Tuomisto, M.T., Weiss D.J., & Nater, U.M. (2020). Definition and characteristics of behavioral medicine, and main tasks and goals of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Published online on 9 Sep. DOI: 10.1007/s12529-020-09928-y

Wang Q, Chang R, Wang Y, Jiang X, Zhang S, Shen Q, Wang Z, Ma T, Lau JT, Cai Y. "Correlates of alcohol and illicit 

drug use before commercial sex among transgender women with a history of sex work in China".  vol.17 no.1 45-52 pgs. 2020.


Wang ZX, Fang Y, Ip M, Lau M, Lau JTF. "Facilitators and barriers to completing recommended doses of pneumococcal vaccination among community-living individuals aged ≥65 years in Hong Kong – a population-based study".  2020.

Lau YK, Wang Z, Fang Y, Ip M, Wong KM, Chidgey A, Li J, Lau JT. "Prevalence of and factors associated with behavioral intention to take up home-based HIV self-testing among male clients of female sex workers in China - an application of the Theory of Planned Behavior".  Taylor & Francis, 2020.


Yang XY, Wang ZX, Harrison S, Lau JTF. "Coverage and adherence of antiretroviral therapy among Chinese HIV positive men who have sex with men with high CD4 counts in the era of ‘Treat all’".  vol.25 no.3 308-318 pgs. 

Wiley, 2020.03.

Wang H, Chang R, Shen Q, Tsamlag L, Zhang S, Shi Y, Ma T, Wang Z, She R, Lau JT, Wang Y, Cai Y. "Information-motivation-behavioral skills model of consistent condom use among transgender women in Shenyang, China".   vol.20 no.1 (Article Number: 394) BMC, 2020.03.26.


Wang Z, Mo PKH, Ip M, Fang Y, Lau JT. "Uptake and willingness to use PrEP among Chinese gay, bisexual, and other 

men who have sex with men with experience of sexualized drug use in the past year".  vol.20 no.1 (Article Number: 299) BMC, 2020.04.


Chen X, Mo PKH, Li J, Lau JTF. "Factors associated with drug use among HIV-infected men who have sex with men in China".  vol.24 no.6 1612-1620 pgs. Springer, 2020.06.


Yang X, Wang Q, Wang X, Mo PKH, Wang Z, Lau JT, Wang L. "Direct and indirect associations between interpersonal 

resources and posttraumatic growth through resilience among women living with HIV in China".  vol.24 no.6 1687-1700 pgs. Springer, 2020.06.  

Fan XY, She R, Liu C, Zhong HD, Lau JTF, Hao C, Li JH, Hao YT, Li LH, Gu J*. Evaluation of smartphone APP-based case-management services among antiretroviral treatment-naïve HIV-positive men who have sex with men: a randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC Public Health 2020;20:85.


She, R., Yang, X., Lau, M.M.C., Lau, JTF. Psychometric properties and normative data of the 10-item Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale among Chinese adolescent students in Hong Kong. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev (2020).


Jiao, M., Chen, W., Gu, J. et al. Efficacy of a Positive Psychological Intervention in Improving Mental Health Status Among Methadone Maintenance Treatment Users in Guangzhou, China—a Randomized Controlled Trial. Int J Ment Health Addiction (2020).


Wang Z, Yang X, Mo PKH, Fang Y, Ip M, Lau JT. Influence of social media on sexualized drug use and chemsex among men who have sex with men in Hong Kong: an observational prospective cohort study. JMIR Preprints. 20/01/2020:17894. DOI: 10.2196/preprints.17894


Yang X*, Jiang XW, Mo PKH, Cai Y, Ma L, Lau JTF*. Prevalence and Interpersonal Correlates of Internet Gaming Disorders among Chinese Adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020;17(2):579.


Wang ZX*, Mo PKH, Fang Y, Ip M, Lau JTF. Factors predicting first-time hepatitis C virus testing uptake among men who have sex with men in China: an observational prospective cohort study. Sex Transm Infect 2020;0:1–7. doi:10.1136/sextrans-2019-054248.


Mo PKH, Chen X, Lam EHK, Kahler CW, Lau JTF*. The Moderating Role of Social Support on the Relationship Between Anxiety, Stigma, and Intention to Use Illicit Drugs Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav 2020 Jan;24(1):55-64. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02719-x.


Yang X*, She R, Lau MM, Lau JTF*. Anticipated socio-political developments and related personal responses as structural determinants of mental health problems: A population-based study. Int J Soc Psychiatry 2020 Feb;66(1):58-66. doi: 10.1177/0020764019879948.  

Zhang GH, Yang X, Tu XL, Ding N, Lau JT*. Prospective relationships between mobile phone dependence and mental health status among Chinese undergraduate students with college adjustment as a mediator. J Affect Disord 2020 Jan 1;260:498-505. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.09.047.

Qin P, He JM, Wang ZX*, Chen X, Li JH, Fung AWT, Jiang H, Chen J, Wong A, Lau JTF*. Efavirenz use and neurocognitive performance among older people living with HIV who were on antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Care 2020 Jan;32(1):12-20. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1622645.

Yu, Y.; Mo, PKH.; Zhang, J.; Li, J.; Lau, JTF. Validation of the Chinese Version of the Revised Internet Gaming Cognition Scale among Adolescents in China: Maladaptive Cognitions as Potential Determinants of Internet Gaming Disorder. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 290.

Pan, Y., Xin, M. (co-first), Zhang, C., Dong, W., Fang, Y., Wu, W., ... & Yuan, J. (2020). Associations of Mental Health and Personal Preventive Measure Compliance With Exposure to COVID-19 Information During Work Resumption Following the COVID-19 Outbreak in China: Cross-Sectional Survey Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(10), e22596.

Pan, Y., Fang, Y., Xin, M., Dong, W., Zhou, L., Hou, Q., ... & Wang, Z. (2020). Self-Reported Compliance With Personal Preventive Measures Among Chinese Factory Workers at the Beginning of Work Resumption Following the COVID-19 Outbreak: Cross-Sectional Survey Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(9), e22457.


Xin, M., Luo, S., She, R., Yu, Y., Li, L., Wang, S., ... & Lau, J. T.* (2020). Negative cognitive and psychological correlates of mandatory quarantine during the initial COVID-19 outbreak in China. American Psychologist, 75(5), 607.


Xin, M., Viswanath, K., Li, A. Y. C., Wangnan, C. A. O., Yuhong, H. U., Lau, J. T. F., & Mo, P. K. H.* (2020). The Effectiveness of Electronic Health Interventions for Promoting HIV-Preventive Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: Meta-Analysis Based on an Integrative Framework of Design and Implementation Features. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(5), e15977. 


Wang Q, Chang RJ, Wang Y, Jiang XQ, Zhang SX, Shen QM, Wang ZX, Ma TC, Lau JTF, Cai Y. Correlates of Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use before Commercial Sex among Transgender Women with a History of Sex Work in China. Sexual Health 2019 Dec 11. doi: 10.1071/SH18194.


Wang Z*, Yang L, Jiang H, Huang S, Palmar AE, Ma L, Lau JTF*. (2019) High Prevalence of Inconsistent Condom Use With Regular Female Sex Partners Among Heterosexual Male Sexually Transmitted Disease Patients in Southern China, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 45:1, 31-43, DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2018.1474408.


Yung TKC*, Lau JTF. Comparing nutrient intake and body weight status amongst adolescent substance users, institutionalised abstainers and never users. Food & Nutrition Research 2019;63:3634.


Mo PKH, Li JB, Jiang H, Lau JTF*. Problematic Internet Use and Smoking among Chinese Junior Secondary Students: The Mediating Role of Depressive Symptomatology and Family Support. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019;16:5053.


Yu CP, Lau JTF, Zhong WX, Huang XT, Pan C, Chen Yu, Lu HP, Zhao FX, Zeng SY, Lai JL, Tie CW, Li X, Zhang JL, Zhang CQ, Liu Y, Jiang QL*. Why are some donors are more willing to donate platelets? ----a qualitative study on 25 regular platelet donors in Guangzhou, China. BMC Public Health 2019;19(1):1671.


Yang XY, Wang ZX*, Harrison S, Lau JTF*. Coverage and adherence of antiretroviral therapy among Chinese HIV‐positive men who have sex with men with high CD4 counts in the era of “Treat all”. Trop Med Int Health 2019 Nov 23. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13353.


Fan X, Zhang X, Xu H, Yang F, Lau JTF*, Hao C, Li J, Zhao Y, Hao Y, Gu J. Effectiveness of a Psycho-Social Intervention Aimed at Reducing Attrition at Methadone Maintenance Treatment Clinics: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 Nov 7;16(22). pii: E4337. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16224337.


Yang X, Wang Q, Wang X, Mo PKH, Wang ZX, Lau JTF*, Wang LH. Direct and Indirect Associations Between Interpersonal Resources and Posttraumatic Growth Through Resilience Among Women Living with HIV in China. AIDS Behav 2019 Oct 17. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02694-3.


Chang R, Wang H, She R, Zhang X, Tsamlag L, Shen Q, Shi Y, Wang ZX, Lau JTF*, Wang Y*, Cai Y*. Feelings of Entrapment and Defeat Mediate the Association Between Self-Esteem and Depression Among Transgender Women Sex Workers in China. Front Psychol 2019 Oct 4;10:2241. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02241.


Chen X, Mo PKH, Li JH, Lau JTF*. Factors Associated with Drug Use Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex with Men in China. AIDS Behav 2019 Sep 4. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02660-z.


Mo PKH, Wang ZX, Lau JTF, Li AYC, Wang Q*. Disclosure of maternal HIV infection to children among Chinese women with HIV: The application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour and the role of various norms. Health Soc Care Community 2019 Nov;27(6):1544-1554. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12825.


Mo PKH, Xin MQ, Lau JTF*. Testing the vulnerability and scar model of the relationship between self-concept, social support and anxiety symptoms among children of HIV-infected parents in China: A 3-year longitudinal study. J Affect Disord 2019 Dec 1;259:441-450. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.08.036.


Wang ZX*, Yang LG, Hao C, Jiang H, Zhu JZ, Luo ZZ, Zheng ZW, Lau JTF*. A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Efficacy of a Brief Setting-Based and Theory-Based Intervention Promoting Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Among Heterosexual Male Sexually Transmitted Disease Patients in China. AIDS Behav 2019 Sep;23(9):2453-2466. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02610-9.


Mo PKH*, Lau JTF, Xin MQ, Fong VWI. Understanding the barriers and factors to HIV testing intention of women engaging in compensated dating in Hong Kong: The application of the extended Theory of Planned Behavior. PLoS One 2019 Jun 27;14(6):e0213920. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213920.


Wang Q, Wang ZX, Ma XM, Fang Y, Mo PKH*, Lau JTF*. Important Roles of Health Professionals in Maternal HIV Disclosure Among HIV-Infected Women in China. AIDS Behav 2019 Oct;23(10):2829-2836. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02566-w.


Cheung T, Lau JTF, Wang ZX, Mo PKH, Siu CK, Chan RTH, Ho JYS*. The Acceptability of HPV Vaccines and Perceptions of Vaccination against HPV among Physicians and Nurses in Hong Kong. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 May 14;16(10). pii: E1700. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16101700.


West R*, Hao W, Lam TH, Lau JTF, Li JH, Li J, Lu L, Marsden J, O’Reilly J, Shek DTL, Wu AMS, Wu ZY, Xiao D, Zhang RL, Zhao LY, Zhao M. Addiction in China: towards a research agenda for the next 5 years. Addiction 2019 Nov;114(11):1911-1914. doi: 10.1111/add.14650.


Niu L, Wang ZX*, Fang Y, Ip M, Lau JTF*. Behavior intention to use routine opt-out HIV testing in primary care settings among men who have sex with men in China. AIDS Care 2019 Dec;31(12):1565-1573. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1612003.


Yan HJ, Cao WN, Mo PKH, Huan XP, Wang ZX, Lin XJ, Wang XD, Gu L, Wang P, Agudile E, Lau JTF*. Prevalence and associated factors of HIV serostatus disclosure to regular female sex partners among HIV-positive men who have sex with both men and women in China. AIDS Care 2019 Aug;31(8):1026-1034. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1612002.


She R, Yan ZR, Jiang H, Vetrano DL, Lau JTF*, Qiu CX*. Multimorbidity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Old Age: Role of Functional Dependence and Depressive Symptoms. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2019 Sep;20(9):1143-1149. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.02.024.


Cao WN, Mo PKH, Lau JTF*. Validation of the Outcome Expectancy Scale for HIV Serostatus Disclosure to Female Sex Partners Among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women Living with HIV in China. J Sex Marital Ther 2019;45(7):604-617. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2019.1599090.


Yang X, Lau JTF*, Wang ZX, Lau MMC. Prevalence of binge drinking and relationships between masculine role discrepancy and binge drinking via discrepancy stress among Chinese men. Drug Alcohol Depend 2019 Mar 1;196:57-61. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.12.013.


Yang XY, Wang ZX*, Wang XD, Ma TC, Xue HH, He YQ, Lau JTF*. Behavioral Intention to Initiate Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Among Chinese HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men Having High CD4 Count in the Era of "Treatment for All". Am J Mens Health 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):1557988319828615. doi: 10.1177/1557988319828615.


Wang ZX, Lau JTF, Wang Q*, Mo PKH*. Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Inconsistent Condom Use With HIV-Discordant Male Regular Sex Partners Among HIV-Infected Women in China. J Sex Marital Ther 2019;45(4):339-349. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2018.1526835.


Wu AMS, Lau JTF*, Wang ZX, Ma L. Prevalence and Factors of Concurrent Multiple Male Sex Partnership Among Men Who Have Sex With Men With Regular Sex Partners in Beijing, China. J Sex Marital Ther 2019;45(3):247-258. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2018.1518883.


Fang Y, Zhang Y, Wang Z*, Ip M, Li J, Lau JTF. Low uptake of HIV testing among male clients of female sex workers in China. AIDS Care 2019 Feb;31(2):193-198. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1510100. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Cao, W.#, Wong, H.M., Mo, P.K.H., Sun, S., & Hu, Y.J.  (2019). Mental health problems of female spouses of men living with HIV in Sichuan, China: A qualitative study.  Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Published online on 27 Jun. DOI:  10.1097/JNC.0000000000000104

Cheng, L.Y. #, Wang, X., & Mo, P.K.H.* (2019). The effect of home-based intervention with professional support on promoting breastfeeding: a systematic review. International Journal of Public Health, 64, 999-1014. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-019-01266-5

Mo, P.K.H.*, Wong, H.W.C., & Lam, E.H.K. (2019).  Can the Health Belief Model and moral responsibility explain influence vaccination uptake among nurses? Journal of Advanced Nursing.  Published online on 20 February. DOI: 10.1111/jan.13894

Wu T, Qu S, Fang Y, Ip M, Wang Z*. Behavioral intention to perform risk compensation behaviors after receiving HPV vaccination among men who have sex with men in China. Human Vaccine & Immunotherapy. 2019.

Lee YY, Wang Z*. Facilitators and barriers for healthcare providers to recommend HPV vaccination to attendees of sexually transmitted diseases clinics in Hong Kong, China. PLoS One 2019. 14(1): e0209942

Yeung, N.C.Y., Ji, L.L., Zhang, Y.W., Lu, G. H., & Lu, Q. (2019). Caregiving burden and self-efficacy mediate the association between individual characteristics and depressive symptoms among husbands of Chinese breast cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer.

Yeung, N.C.Y., Lu, Q., & Mak, W.W.S. (2019). Self-perceived burden mediates the relationship between self-stigma and quality of life among Chinese American breast cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 27, 3337-3345.

Yeung, N.C.Y., Zhang, Y.W., Ji, L. L., Lu, G. H., & Lu, Q. (2019). Correlates of sexual well-being among husbands of Chinese breast cancer survivors. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 40, 63-70.

Yeung, N.C.Y.* & Chow, J. T. (2019). “Coping with my own way”: Mediating roles of emotional expression and social support seeking in the associations between individual differences and posttraumatic growth. Health Psychology Open, 6, 2055102919846596. 

Warmoth, K., Yeung, N.C.Y., Xie, J., Feng, H., Loh, A., Young, L., & Lu, Q. (2019). Benefits of a psychosocial intervention on positive affect and posttraumatic growth for Chinese American breast cancer survivors: A pilot study. Behavioral Medicine.

Wong, C.C.Y., Weisz, B.M., Pan-Weisz, T.M., Yeung, N.C.Y., Mak, W.W.S., & Lu, Q. (2019). Self-stigma predicts lower quality of life in Chinese American breast cancer survivors: Exploring the mediating role of intrusive thoughts and posttraumatic growth. Quality of Life Research, 2753-2760.