Academic Staff

Dr. Chung

Dr. CHUNG Ka Fai 鍾家輝

MBBS(HK), MEd W'gong, MRCPsych, FHKCPsych, FHKAM(Psychiatry)

Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Research Studies
Chairperson of the Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee
Honorary Consultant
Email: kfchung@hku.hk
The HKU Scholars Hub Page address:http://hub.hku.hk/rp/rp00377
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2045-9260
Scopus Author ID: 57194128409
ORCID: 0000-0002-2045-9260





Research Interests:

Selected Publications:

1. *Chung KF, Yeung WF, Ho FY, Yung KP, Yu YM, Kwok CW. Cross-cultural and comparative epidemiology of insomnia: the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD). Sleep Medicine 2015;16:477-482.

 

We have translated and validated a standardized instrument, the Brief Insomnia Questionnaire, for use in our epidemiological studies in Hong Kong. This paper is one of the publications using our epidemiological data. We are the first group to examine the prevalence of insomnia disorder using the DSM-5, the newest version of DSM. The paper has been cited 46 times up to August, 2019 according to the Scopus.

2. Ho YY, *Chung KF, Yeung WF. Ng TH, Cheng SK. Weekly brief phone support in self-help cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia disorder: relevance to adherence and efficacy. Behaviour Research and Therapy 2014;63:147-156.

This is the first randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia conducted by our group. We show that self-help cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for the treatment of insomnia in Hong Kong. We have developed treatment manual and self-help website for clinical and research use.  The paper has been cited 31 times up to August, 2019 according to the Scopus.

3. *Chung KF, Yeung WF, Yu YM, Yung KP, Zhang SP, Zhang ZJ, Wong MT, Lee WK, Chan LW. Acupuncture for residual insomnia associated with major depressive disorder: a placebo- and sham-controlled, subject- and assessor-blind, randomized trial. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2015;76:e752-760.

This study was funded by the Health and Medical Research Fund and belongs to the third of our series of randomized controlled trials examining the efficacy of acupuncture for insomnia. Our series of randomized controlled trials allow us to have a better understanding of the effectiveness of acupuncture for insomnia. The paper has been cited 26 times up to August, 2019 according to the Scopus.

4. *Chung KF, Yeung WF, Yu BY, Leung FC, Zhang SP, Zhang ZJ, Ng RM, Yiu GC. Acupuncture with or without combined auricular acupuncture for insomnia: a randomised, waitlist-controlled trial. Acupuncture in Medicine 2018;36:2-13.

This study was also funded by the Health and Medical Research Fund. We attempted to augment acupuncture with auricular acupuncture for the treatment of insomnia. Our series of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for insomnia have set up a strong foundation for future studies and grant application.