Dr. LOU Wei Qun, Vivian

Dr. Vivian Lou has studied widely on family caregiving, active aging, and their health impacts. Examining Chinese family caregivers’ mental health and financial impacts were pioneer studies that generated high impact publications. Recently, Dr. Lou’s study extended to examining positive and/or resilient capacity of the family caregiving in Chinese context including studying secondary caregivers, social support, roles of domestic helper, and effective intervention strategies.

Sun, Q., Lou, V. W., Dai, A., To, C., & Wong, S. Y. (2018). The Effectiveness of the Young–Old Link and Growth Intergenerational Program in Reducing Age Stereotypes. Research on Social Work Practice, 1049731518767319.
Liu, H., & Lou, V. W. (2018). Transitioning into spousal caregiving: contribution of caregiving intensity and caregivers’ multiple chronic conditions to functional health. Age and ageing.
Kong, S. T., Fang, C. M. S., & Lou, V. W. (2017). Solving the “personhood jigsaw puzzle” in residential care homes for the elderly in the Hong Kong Chinese context. Qualitative health research, 27(3), 421-433.
Lou, V. W., Chen, E. J., Jian, H., Zhou, Z., Zhu, J., Li, G., & He, Y. (2017). Respiratory symptoms, sleep, and quality of life in patients with advanced lung cancer. Journal of pain and symptom management, 53(2), 250-256.
Choy, J. C., & Lou, V. W. (2016). Effectiveness of the modified instrumental reminiscence intervention on psychological well-being among community-dwelling Chinese older adults: a randomized controlled trial. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(1), 60-69.
Member, Statistics Advisory Board Member, Elderly Commission, HKSAR
Fellow, Gerontology Society of America (GSA)
Board Member, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology (HKAG)
Board Member, Hong Kong Yong Women’s Christin Association (HKYWCA)
Associate Fellow, The Hong Kong Professional Counseling Association
Member, Society for Social Work and Research
International Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
PI: Meaning making in dementia caregiving among adult children in Hong Kong: testing a generation model - Research Grant Council of Hong Kong (GRF) (Ref. no.17613218) - Jan 1 2019 – June 30 2021 Ongoing
Co-I: Resident to resident aggression in residential care homes in Hong Kong: the interrelationship among resident characteristics, caregiving context and the physical environment (PI: Dr. Elise C. W. Yan, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong) - Research Grant Council of Hong Kong (GRF) (Ref. no.) - Jan 1 2019 – Dec 31 2021 Ongoing
Co-I: Quality of life of lung cancer patients and effective intervention through supported care approach (PI: Professor Y. P. He, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P. R. C.) - National Natural Science Foundation of China (Ref. no. 71874111) - Jan 2019 – Dec 2022
Co-I: Preventing elder mistreatment: resilience and risk patterns of family caregivers (PI: Dr. Elsie C. W. Yan, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong) - Research Grant Council of Hong Kong (GRF) (Ref. no. 15603017) - HK$667,220 Jan 1 2018 – Dec 31 2020 Ongoing
Co-I: Promotion of volunteerism among Hong Kong retirees: an intervention study (PI: Professor Kee-Lee Chou, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education) - Research Grant Council of Hong Kong (PPR) (Ref. no. 2016.A5.023.16C) - Jan 1 2017 – May 30 2018 Completed
Co-I: HKJC Age-friendly city project: baseline assessments, training, district engagement and professional support (second phase for 3 districts) (PI: Professor Terry Lum Department of Social Work & Social Administration, HKU) - The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust - Jan 1 2017 – Dec 31 2020 Ongoing
PI: Financial impacts of family caregiving: an investigation of the moderating effects of workplace accommodative measures and domestic helpers -Research Grant Council of Hong Kong (PPR) (Ref. no. 2015.A8.031.16A) - July 1 2016 – Sept 30 2017 Completed
Co-I: HKJC Age-friendly city project – baseline assessment and training and professional support (pilot phase for 2 district) PI: Professor Terry Lum Department of Social Work & Social Administration, HKU - The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust - Sept 1 2015 – May 31 2019 Ongoing
Co-I: Model predicting health outcomes of family caregivers of Chinese dementia sufferers: a sequential explanatory mixed method study (PI: Dr. D. S. F. Yu, The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Research Grant Council of Hong Kong (GRF) (Ref. no. 453513) - Jan 2014 - Dec 2015 Completed
Co-I: Enhancing social security system in China (PI: Prof. Ci Q. Y, Department of Sociology, Wuhan University) Education Bureau of China – Philosophy and Social Science Fund theme project (Ref. no. 13JZD020) - Jan 2013 - Dec 2016 Completed
Co-I: Long-term care system in urban China in the next decade (PI: Prof. S. X. Gui, Population Research Institute, East China Normal University) - China National Social Science Foundation theme project (Ref. no. 12&ZD212) - Mar 2013 - Feb 2018 Completed