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Faculty

Yanan ZHAO Associate Professor

Academic Area: 
  • physical fitness
  • exercise prevention
  • aging and physical activity
Research Interests: 
functional fitness
Bio: 

Academic Qualification

2012 – 2015: Ph.D. in Sports Science, Hong Kong Baptist University.

2009 – 2012: M.Ed. in Sports Humanistic Sociology, Nanjing Normal University, China.

2005 – 2009: B.Ed. in Physical Education, Nanjing Normal University, China.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Zhao, Y.N., & Chung, P. K. (2017). Neighborhood Environment Walkability and Health-related Quality of Life among Older Adults in Hong Kong. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (SSCI /SCIE; 2016 IF =2.086), 73(6), 182-186.doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2017.08.003. 

Zhao, Y. N., Chung, P. K, & T.K. Tong (2017) Effectiveness of a balance-focused exercise program for enhancing functional fitness of older adults at risk of falling: a randomized, controlled study. Journal of Geriatric Nursing (SSCI/SCIE, 2016 IF = 1.142). 38(6), 491-497. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.02.011

Chung, P. K., Zhao, Y. N., Liu, J. D., & Quach, B. (2017) A Canonical correlation analysis of functional fitness and quality of life in older population. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (SSCI/SCIE; 2016 IF =2.086). 68(1),44-48 doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2016.08.007. 

Zhao, Y. N., Chung, P. K, & Tomas K. TONG (2016) Effectiveness of a community-based exercise program on balance performance and fear of falling in older nonfallers at risk of falling: a randomized, controlled study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (SSCI/SCI; 2015 IF = 1.873) 24(4), 516-524

Chung, P. K., Zhao, Y. N., Liu, J. D., & Quach, B. (2016) Functional Fitness Norms for Community-dwelling Older Adults in Hong Kong. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (SSCI /SCIE; 2015 IF = 1.971) 65(4), 54-62.

Zhao, Y. N. & Chung, P. K. (2016) Differences of Functional Fitness between Older Adults with and without Risk of Falls. Asian Nursing Research (SSCI/ SCIE; 2015 IF = 1.000). Asian Nursing Research, 10(1), 51-55.

Chung, P. K., Zhao, Y. N., Liu, J. D., & Quach, B. (2015) Validity and Reliability of the Rating of Perceived Scale in Monitoring Exercise Intensity among Chinese Older Adults in Hong Kong. Perceptual & Motor Skill (SSCI; 2014 IF = 0.546) 121(3), 805-809.

Zhao, Y. N. & Chung, P. K. (2015) A preliminary design for a community-based exercise program for balance improvement and fall prevention. International Journal of Sports and Physical Education, 1(2), 5-14.

Chung, P. K., Mui, R., Zhao, Y. N., & Liu, J. D. (2014) Training Effects of Water Tai Chi on Health Indicators among Chinese Older Females in Hong Kong, International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health,1 (2), 20-24.

Chung, P. K., Leung, R. W., Liu, J. D., Quach, B., & Zhao, Y. N. (2013). Exercise regulation during cycle ergometry using Cantonese version of the CERT and Borg’s RPE. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 13(2), 170-176.

Chung, P. K, Zhao, Y. N., Quach, B., & Liu, J. D. (2013). The use of a Braille version of the Cantonese RPE scale in visually impaired adolescents. In P. K. Chung, P. W. Lau, & T. K. Tong (Eds.), Youth, technology, and health (pp.89-106). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Baptist University.

Chung, P. K., & Zhao, Y. N. (2011) Experimental advancement in using RPE 6-20 scale in predicting maximal oxygen consumption. Journal of Wuhan Institute of Physical Education, 45 (9), 36-40 (in Chinese). 

 

Research project

The effect of walking distance and ending point on walking speed among older adults (Grant No. 2017SJB0216), 2017-2019, PI, Social Science Foundation of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions of China.

The effectiveness of a tailor-made exercise program in improving foot pressure of older adults with diabetic foot (Grant No. 17KJD330001), 2017-2019, PI, Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions of China.

       Measurement properties of the CHAMPS physical activity questionnaire in Chinese older adults (Grant No. 111140A11701), 2016-2018, PI, Nanjing Normal University Research Grant for Young Scholars. 

 

Welcome any kind of domestic and overseas cooperation~

 

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