Research Projects
Perception of Menopause-Related Symptoms and Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Hong Kong Chinese Population


Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS
About the Project

Objective and Significance:

Objectives:

  1. To explore the prevalence and severity of menopause-related symptoms in midlife women in the Hong Kong Chinese population
  2. To explore the knowledge, attitude and practice of midlife women in the Hong Kong Chinese population towards menopausal hormone therapy
  3. To study the association of background demographic factors with menopause-related symptomatology in midlife women in our population
  4. To study the association of background demographic factors and symptomatology (including sexual dysfunction) with knowledge and use of HRT in our population

Significance:

Results of the study will provide useful reference for menopause care in the local population, and to guide further research and clinical development in women’s healthcare.

Research Plan and Methodology:

This will be an observational questionnaire study to explore the prevalence and severity of menopause-related symptoms, and the knowledge, attitude and practice towards menopausal hormone therapy in midlife women in the Hong Kong Chinese population, as well as the factors affecting them. This is a cross-sectional study; the study recruitment is expected to be finished within 6 months.

About the Supervisor

Dr RHW Li, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Biography
raymondli@hku.hk

Next Step?

For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project description.  Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med]/URIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website. General admission enquiries should be directed to rpgmed@hku.hk.

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.