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Selected publications:

  1. Sheri K, Too JYJ, Chuah SEL, TohYP, Mason S, Krishna LKR. A scoping review of mentor training programs in medicine between 1990 and 2017. Med Educ Online. 2019;24(1):1555435. doi:10.1080/10872981.2018.155543
  2. Cheung YB, Neo SH, Teo I, Yang GM, Lee GL, Thumboo J, Chia JWK, Koh ARX, Qu DLM, Che WWL, Lau A, Wee HL. Development and evaluation of a quality of life measurement scale in English and Chinese for family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2019;17(1):35.
  3. Zhuang Q, Yang GM, Neo SH, Cheung YB. Validity, reliability and diagnostic accuracy of the respiratory distress observation scale for assessment of dyspnea in adult palliative care patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019;57(2):304-310. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.10.506.
  4. Chong JY, Ching AH, Renganathan Y, Lim WQ, Toh TP, Mason S, Krishna LKR. Enhancing mentoring experiences through e-mentoring: A systematic scoping review of e-mentoring programs between 2000-2017. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 2020;25:195-226.
  5. Yang GM, Neo SH, Teo I, Lee GL, Thumboo J, Chia J, Lau A, Koh A, Qu D, Che WWL, Wee HL, Glajchen M, Cheung YB. Exploring the Score Equivalence of the English and Chinese Versions of the Brief Assessment Scale for Caregivers. Journal of Patient Experience. 2019;7(2):200-207.
  6. Ong EK, Lok SYA, Ang J, Lai KH, Foon XL, Krishna LKR. Responding to calls to legalise euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Singapore asia pacific Asia Pacific. Journal of Health Law & Ethics. 2019;12(2):53-67
  7. Krishna LKR, Toh YP, Mason S, Kanesvaran R. Mentoring stages: a study of undergraduate mentoring in palliative medicine in Singapore. PLoS One. 2019;14(4):e0214643.
  8. Hee JM, Yap HW, Ong ZX, Quek SQM, Toh YP, Mason S, Krishna LKR. Understanding the mentoring environment through thematic analysis of the learning environment in medical education: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med. 2019;34(10):2190-2199. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-05000-y.
  9. Yang GM, Pang GS, Lee GL, Neo PSH, Wong YY, Qu DL, Cheung YB. Validation of the English and translated Chinese version of the Comprehensive Needs Assessment Tool for cancer caregivers (CNAT-C). Progress in Palliative Care. 2019;27(3):103-108.
  10. Ong EK, Anantham D. The medical humanities: reconnecting with the soul of medicine. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2019;48(7):233-237.
  11. Yang GM, Pang GS, Lee GL, Neo PSH, Wong YY, Qu DL, Cheung YB. Validation of the Comprehensive Needs Assessment Tool in patients with advanced cancer. Indian J Palliat Care. 2019;25(3):374-378. doi: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_38_19
  12. Rohde GET, Young T, Winstanley J, Arraras JI, Black K, Boyle F, Bredart A, Costantini A, Guo J, Irarrazaval ME, Kobayashi K, Kruizinga R, Navarro M, Omidvari S, Serpentini S, Spry N, van Laarhoven H, Yang GM, Vivat B. Associations between sex, age and spiritual well-being scores on the EORTC QLQ-SWB32 for patients receiving palliative care for cancer: A further analysis of data from an international validation study. Eur J Cancer Care. 2019;28(6):e13145.
  13. Koh MYH, Hum AYM, Khoo HS, Ho AHY, Chong PH, Ong WY, Ong J, Neo PSH, Yong WC. Burnout and resilience after a decade in palliative care: what survivors have to teach us. a qualitative study of palliative care clinicians with more than 10 years of experience. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020;59(1):105-115. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.08.008.
  14. Malhotra C, Harding R, Teo I, Ozdemir S, Koh GCH, Neo P, Lee LH, Kanesvaran R, Finkelstein E. Financial difficulties are associated with greater total pain and suffering among patients with advanced cancer: results from the COMPASS study. Support Care Cancer.2019;28(8):3781-3789. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-05208-y.
  15. Ozdemir S, Malhotra C, Teo I, Yang GM, Kanesvaran R, Yee AC, Finkelstein EA. Palliative care awareness among advanced cancer patients and their family caregivers in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2019;48(8):241-246
  16. Zhuang Q, Wong RX, Lian WX, Li YQ, Wong FY. Validation of Modified Breast Graded Prognostic Assessment for breast cancer patients with brain metastases: extra-cranial disease progression is an independent risk factor. Ann Palliat Med. 2019;8(4):390-400. doi: 10.21037/apm.2019.02.05
  17. Teo I, Vilardaga JP, Tan YP, Winger J, Cheung YB, Yang GM, Finkelstein EA, Shelby RA, Kamal AH, Kimmick G, Somers TJ. A feasible and acceptable multicultural psychosocial intervention targeting symptom management in the context of advanced breast cancer. Psycho-oncology. 2020; 29(2):389-397. doi: 10.1002/pon.5275.
  18. Cheong CWS, EWS Chia, Tay KT, Chua WJ, Lee FQH, Koh EYH, Chin AMC, Toh YP, Mason S, Krishna LKR. A systematic scoping review of ethical issues in mentoring in internal medicine, family medicine and academic medicine. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2020;25(2):415-439. doi: 10.1007/s10459-019-09934-0.
  19. Krishna LKR, Renganathan Y, Tay KT, Tan BJX, Chong JY, Ching AH, Prakash K, Quek NWS, Peh RH, Chin AMC, Taylor DCM, Mason S, Kanesvaran R, Toh YP. Educational roles as a continuum of mentoring's role in medicine - a systematic review and thematic analysis of educational studies from 2000 to 2018. BMC Med Edu. 2019; 19:439. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1872-8
  20. Lim SYS, Koh EYH, EYH Loh, Tan BJX, Toh YP, Mason S, Krishna LKR. Enhancing geriatric oncology training through a combination of novice mentoring and peer and near-peer mentoring: A thematic analysis of mentoring in medicine between 2000 and 2017. J Geriatr Oncol. 2020;11(4):566-575. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2019.09.008.
  21. Lo TJ, Neo PSH, Peh TY, Akhileswaran R, Chen WT, Lee A; Standards Development Subgroup of the National Strategy for Palliative Care Implementation Taskforce, Guidelines Implementation Workgroup. Improving quality of Palliative Care through implementation of National Guidelines for Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2019;22(11):1439-1444. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0345.
  22. Neo SH, Yang GM, Kanesvaran R, Cheung YB. Translation and validation of the 10-item FAMCARE scale to assess satisfaction of family caregivers with care given to cancer patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019;58(5):878-885.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.07.018.
  23. Lee FQH, Chua WJ, Cheong CWS, Tay KT, Koh EYH, AMC Chin, Toh YP, S Manson, Krishna LKR. A systematic scoping review of ethical issues in mentoring in surgery. J Med Educ Curric. 2019;6:1-13. doi: 10.1177/2382120519888915.
  24. Teo I, Baid D, Ozdemir S, Malhotra C, Singh R, Harding R, Malhotra R, Yang MG, Neo SH, Cheung YB, Neo PSH, Kanesvaran R, Kumarakulasinghe NB, Lee LH, Koh GCH, Finkelstein EA, COMPASS study group. Family caregivers of advanced cancer patients: self-perceived competency and meaning-making. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019;bmjspcare-2019-001979. doi: 10.1136/bmjspace-2019-001979.
  25. Ke Y, Tan CJ, Ng T, Tan IMJ, Goh WL, Poon E, Farid M, Neo PSH, Srilatha B, Chan A. Optimising survivorship care services for Asian adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: a qualitative study. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol 2020 Jun;9(3):384-393. doi:10.1089/jayao.2019.0145.
  26. Ong YT, Yoon NYS, Yap HW, Lim EG, Tay KT, Toh YP, Chin A, Krishna LKR. Training clinical ethics committee members between 1992 and 2017: systematic scoping review. J Med Ethics. 2020;46(1):36-42. doi:10.1136/medethics-2019-105666.
  27. YT Ong, Kow CS, Teo YH, Tan LHE, Abdurrahman ABHM, Quek NWS, Prakash K, Cheong CWS, Tan XH, Lim WQ, Wu J, Tan LHS, Tay KT, Chin A, Toh YP, Mason S, Krishna LKR. Nurturing professionalism in medical schools. A systematic scoping review of training curricula between 1990 - 2019. Med Teach. 2020;42(6):636-649. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1724921
  28. Radbruch L, De Lima L, Knaul F, Wenk R, Ali Z, Bhatnaghar S, Blanchard C, Bruera E, Buitrago R, Burla C, Callaway M, Munyoro EC, Centeno C, Cleary J, Connor S, Davaasuren O, Downing J, Foley K, Goh C, Gomez-Garcia W, Harding R, Khan QT, Larkin P, Leng M, Luyirika E, Marston J, Moine S, Osman H, Pettus K, Puchalski C, Rajagopal MR, Spence D, Spruijt O, Venkateswaran C, Wee B, Woodruff R, Yong J, Pastrana TRedefining Palliative Care - A new concensus-based definition. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020;60(4):754-764.
  29. Zhuang Q, Lau ZY, Ong WS, Yang GM, Tan KB, Ong MEH, Wong TH. Sociodemographic and clinical factors for non-hospital deaths among cancer patients: A nationwide population-based cohort study. PLoS One. 2020;15(4): e0232219.
  30. Tan CJ, Ke Y, Ng T, Tan IMJ, Goh WL, Poon E, Farid M, Neo PSH, Srilatha B, Chan A. Work- and insurance-related issues among Asian adolescent and young-adult cancer survivors: a qualitative study. Supp Care in Cancer. 2020. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05430-z.
  31. Ng YX, Koh ZYK, Yap HW, Tay KT, Tan XH, Ong YT, Tan LHE, Chin AMC, Toh YP, Shivananda S, Compton S, Mason S, Kanesvaran R, Krishna LKR. Assessing mentoring: A scoping review of mentoring assessment tools in internal medicine between 1990 and 2019. PLoS One.2020; 15(5):e0232511. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0232511.
  32. Krishna LKR, Tay KT, Yap HW, Koh ZYK, Ng YX, Ong YT, Shivananda S, Compton S, Mason S, Kanesvaran R, Toh YP. Combined novice, near-peer, e-mentoring palliative medicine program: a mixed method study in Singapore. PLoS One. 2020;15(6):e0234322.
  33. Cheung YB, Neo SHS, Yang GM, Teo I, Lee GL, Qu DLM, Koh ARX, Thumboo J, Wee HL. Reference values for and interpretation of the Singapore Caregiver Quality of Life Scale: a quantile regression approach. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2020;4(1):34. doi: 10.1186/s41687-020-00201-0
  34. Cheung YB, Neo SH, Yang GM, Lee GL, Teo I, Koh ARX, Thumboo J, Wee HL. Two valid and reliable short forms of the Singapore caregiver quality of life scale were developed: SCQOLS-10 and SCQOLS-15. J Clin Epidemiol. 2020;121:101-108.
  35. Mon SW, Ozdemir S, Myint Zu WW, Win H, Maw MM, Win KC, Thant KZ, Teo I, Krishnan A, Goh CR, Finkelstein EA, Malhotra C. End of life experiences of patients with advanced cancer in Myanmar: results from the APPROACH study. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020;1-7.
  36. Compton S, Sarraf-Yazdi S, Rustandy F, Krishna LKR. Medical students' preference for returning to the clinical setting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Med Educ. 2020; 54(10):943-950. doi: 10.1111/medu.14268
  37. Chua WJ, Cheong CWS, Lee FQH, Koh EYH, Toh YP, Mason S, Krishna LKR. Structuring mentoring in medicine and surgery. A systematic scoping review of mentoring programs between 2000 and 2019. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2020;40(3):158-168. doi:10.1097/CEH.0000000000000308
  38. Krishna LKR, Neo HY, Chia EWY, Tay KT, Chan N, Neo PSH, Goh G, Peh TY, Chiam M, Low JAYH. The role of palliative medicine in ICU bed allocation in COVID-19: a joint position statement of the Singapore Hospice Council and the Chapter of Palliative Medicine Physicians. Asian Bioeth Rev. 2020:1-17. doi: 10.1007/s41649-020-00128-0.
  39. Ong EK, Lim CH, Wong AJTY. The role of social media during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Annals of Medicine Singapore. 2020;49(8):408-410.
  40. Kow CS, Teo YH, Teo YN, Chua KZY, Quah ELY, Kamal NHBA, Tan LHE, Cheong CWS, Ong YT, Tay KT, Chiam M, Mason S, Krishna LKR. A systematic scoping review of ethical issues in mentoring in medical schools. BMC Med Educ. 2020;20(246).
  41. S Ho, YY Tan, Neo SHS, Zhuang Q, Chiam M, Zhou J, Woong NL, Lee G, Krishna LKR. COVID-19- A review of the impact it has made on supportive & palliative care services within a tertiary hospital and cancer centre in Singapore. Annals of Medicine Singapore. 2020;49(7):489-495.
  42. Ng CH, Ong ZH, Koh JWH, Ang RZE, Tan LHS, Kuang TT, Chin AMC, Toh YP, Zhou JX, Krishna LKR. Enhancing interprofessional communications training in internal medicine. Lessons drawn from a systematic scoping review from 2000 to 2018. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2020; 40(1): 27-35. doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000278.
  43. Yoon NYS, Ong YT, Yap HW, Tay KT, Lim EG, Cheong CWS, Lim WQ, Chin AMC, Toh YP, Chiam M, Mason S, Krishna LKR. Evaluating assessment tools of the quality of clinical ethics consultations: a systematic scoping review from 1992 to 2019. BMC Medical Ethics. 2020;21:51. doi: 10.1186/s12910-020-00492-4
  44. Ong EK, Soh GTL, Peh TY, Lo TJ, Yee ACP. Challenges faced by community palliative care services during the Covid-19 pandemic – experiences from a hospice. Annals of Medicine Singapore. 2020;49(8):588-593.
  45. Anantham D, Chai-Lim C, Zhou JX, Phua GC. Operationalization of Critical Care Triage during a Pandemic Surge using protocolized communication and integrated supportive care. Journal of Intensive Care. 2020;8:59
  46. Chua GP, Pang GSY, Yee ACP, Neo PSH, Zhou S, Lim C, Wong YY, Qu DL, Pan FT, Yang GM. Supporting the patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers: what are their palliative care needs? BMC Cancer. 2020;20:768. doi:10.1186/s12885-020-07239-9
  47. Ong EK. The impact of sociocultural influences on the COVID-19 measures - reflections from Singapore. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020;60(2):e90-e92. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.04.022.
  48. Mah ZH, Wong RSM, Seow REW, Loh EKY, Kamal NHA, Ong RRS, Tan LHE, Chiam M, Chin, AMC, Zhou JX, Phua GLG, Soong YL, Kwek JW, Krishna LKR. A systematic scoping review of systematic reviews in palliative medicine education. Palliat Med Care. 2020;7(1): 1-12.
  49. Kamal NHA, Tan LHE, Wong RSM, Ong RRS, Seow REW, Loh EKY, Mah ZH, Chiam M, Chin AMC, Zhou JX, Phua GLG, Ong EK, Kwek JW, Loh KW, Krishna LKR. Enhancing education in palliative medicine: the role of systematic scoping reviews. Palliat Med Care. 2020;7(1): 1-11.
  50. Chaudakshetrin P, Cardosa MS, Goh CR, Javier FO, Musba AMT, Prateepavanich P, Que JC, Tanra AH, Vijayan R, Yeo ASN. Establishment of multidisciplinary pain management clinics and training programs in the developing world: experiences from Southeast Asia. J Pain. 2020;161:S87-S94. doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001871
  51. Chiang J, Yang VS, Han ST, Zhuang Q, Ooi G, Sin IH, Chua GWY, Tan SY, Chia CS, Tan VK, Neo PSH, Kwek JW, Yap SP, Kanesvaran R, Lim ST, Hwang WYK, Tham CK. Minimizing transmission of COVID-19 while delivering optimal cancer care in a National Cancer Centre. J Cancer Policy. 2020;25:100241. doi: 10.1016/j.jcpo.2020.100241
  52. Chan JJ, Sim Y, Ow SGW, Lim JSJ, Kusumawidjaja G, Zhuang Q, Wong RX, Wong FY, Tan VKM, Tan TJY. The impact of COVID-19 on and recommendations for breast cancer care: the Singapore experience. Endocrine-Related Cancer. 2020;27(9):R307-R327. doi: 10.1530/ERC-20-0157
  53. Lui SK, Neo SH, Quah DSC. The challenges faced and lessons learnt in the multidisciplinary management of medication refractory post-stroke sialorrhea: a case report. Cureus. 2020;12(5):e7978. doi:10.7759/cureus.7978.
  54. Quah DSC, Chen YW, Wu YH. Dosimetric comparison of boron neutron capture therapy, proton therapy and volumetric modulated arc therapy for recurrent anaplastic meningioma. Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2020;166:109301.