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Geriatric Physical Therapy and Health Care Policy Laboratory

Professor in Charge: Associate Professor Hsuei-Chen Lee

By holding PhD degree from “health care policy & management” , and bachelor & master degree from “physical therapy”; Prof. Lee owns interdisciplinary research interest and experience encompassing both fields.  “Medical utilization and health care outcome follow-up in stroke patients” and “Health promotion through exercise intervention for middle-and-old aged adults” are two major research focuses of Prof. Lee in recent 10 years.  By using claims database of National Health Insurance in Taiwan, Prof. Lee published a series of academic articles regarding “stroke” in a variety of SCI (Science Citation Index) journals through collaboration with Dr. Ku-Chou Chang (a neurologist from Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital).

Regarding clinical aspects, Prof. Lee supervised many graduate students to conduct exercise intervention program for a variety of middle-and-old aged adults of suboptimal health condition, including: community-dwelling or institutionalized old adults with risk of frailty, falls or cardiovascular disease, adults with metabolic syndrome, mild stroke outpatients, and middle-aged women with stress incontinence.  Exercise intervention has been proved to be a natural and cost-effective way to improve clients’ physical fitness, body composition, physical performance, and health-related quality of life, etc.  The application of a variety of body-worn sensor tools on fall-risk assessment and prediction for older adults will be the next research task of Prof. Lee in the near future.

Research project undergoing during the recentt 5 years : 


Research Project

Main Job

Funding Organization

Study Period

The application of pressure-sensitive insoles combined with body-worn inertial sensors on fall-risk assessment and prediction in older adults

Principal Investigator

Ministry of Science and Technology
(Under Review )

2015/08~2017/07

Development and application of tele-health care in management of blood pressure, body weight and physical activity in an intelligent community

Co-principal Investigator

Ministry of Science and Technology

2013/08~2015/07

Development and application of training program and monitor system for post-acute care amelioration project in cerebrovascular diseases

Co-principal Investigator

National Health Insurance Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare

2014/01~2014/11

Estimation of post-acute care need based on the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan

Principal Investigator

National Yang-Ming University

2014/09~2014/12

Effects of persistent use of secondary preventive medications and rehabilitation on five-year readmission and mortality in patients following stroke

Principal Investigator

National Yang-Ming University

2013/09~2013/12

Stroke management and outcome: 10-year time-trend analysis and 5-year follow-up of morbidity and mortality in Taiwan

Principal Investigator

Ministry of Science and Technology

2012/08~2013/07

Cost-effectiveness analysis of stroke management from the National Health Insurance perspective in Taiwan

Principal Investigator

National Yang-Ming University

2011/10~2012/07

Development and application of nutritional intervention, cognitive training, and physical fitness training model tailored to stroke severity

Co-principal Investigator

Ministry of Science and Technology

2010/08~2011/07

Comprehensive planning for the coming of aging society in Taiwan:development, implementation, and program evaluation of a community-based exercise intervention model for the elderly

Co-principal Investigator

Ministry of Science and Technology

2008/08~2011/07

Publications during the recent 5 years :

  1. Lin SI, Chang KC, Lee HC, Yang YC, Tsauo JY. Problems and Fall Risk Determinants of Quality of Life in Older Adults with Increased Risk of Falling. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. 2015; 15: 579–587. (SCI)
  2. Lee M, Wu YL, Saver JL, Lee HC, Lee JD, Chang KC, Wu CY, Lee TH, Wang HH, Ovbiagele B. Is Clopidogrel Better than Aspirin following Breakthrough Strokes while on Aspirin? A Retrospective Cohort Study. BMJ Open 2014;4(12):e006672. (SCI)
  3. Lee HC, Chang KC*, Huang YC, Hung JW, Chiu HE, Chen JJ , Lee TH. Readmission, Mortality, and First Year Medical Costs after Stroke. Journal of the Chinese Medical Association. 2013;76(12):703-14. (SCI).
  4. Lee HC, Chang KC*, Tsauo JY, Hung JW, Huang YC, Lin SI. Effects of a Multifactorial Fall Prevention Program on Fall Incidence and Physical Function in Community -Dwelling Older Adults with Risk of Falls. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013;94(4):606-15 e1. (SCI)
  5. Chang KC, Lee HC*, Huang YC, Hung JW, Chiu HE, Chen JJ, Lee TH. Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Stroke Management under a Universal Health Insurance System. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 2012;323(1-2):205-15. (SCI, Corresponding author)
  6. Kao Shiao GF, Chen JJ, Fang YT, Lee HC*. Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the “Behavior Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire-2” (BREQ-2). Formosan Journal of Physical Therapy 2012;37(2):167-178. (Corresponding author)
  7. Tsai MW, Wang TJ, Lee HC, Hwang SZ, Chen JJ*. A Field-Based Step Test on the Risk Assessment of the Metabolic Syndrome. Formosan Journal of Physical Therapy 2012;37(2):146-156.
  8. Chen YC, Lai YT, Lee Y, Lin PL, Shih YF*, Chen WY, Lee HC. Effectiveness of Training Program on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention in Female Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Formosan Journal of Physical Therapy 2012;37(1):30-40.
  9. Huang BY, Wang YT, Chang QX, Wang YC, Chen WY, Lee HC, Shih YF*. Effect of Exercise for Anterior Knee Pain Syndrome: Systemic Review and Meta-analysis. Formosan Journal of Physical Therapy 2012;37(1):48-59.
  10. Wu SH, Tsauo JY b, Lin SI b, Chang KC b, Lee HC*. Effects of Multifaceted Fall Prevention Program on Community-dwelling Elderly with Different Fall Risks. Formosan Journal of Physical Therapy 2011;36(4): 315-330. (Corresponding author)
  11. Lee HC, Lin PC, Chou MC, Huang YC, Li YH, Lin HM, Hung JW, Chang KC*. Prevalence and Risk Factor for Musculoskeletal Discomfort among Nursing Attendants: A Comparative Review. Formosan Journal of Physical Therapy 2011;36(2):55-66
  12. Liao HF* a, Wang CH a, Lee HC a, Hwang JM a, Lin CF a, Chien WJ a, Lin YH, Hsiao SF, Cheng YC, Sun SH, Wang PJ, Lin KY – Task Force Group on Physical Therapy Manpower in Taiwan’s Hospital. Proposals for Physical Therapy Manpower in Taiwan’s Hospital System. Formosan Journal of Physical Therapy 2011;36(2):112-122. (a Co-first authors)
  13. Lee HC, Chang KC*, Huang YC, Lan CF, Chen JJ, Wei SH. Inpatient Rehabilitation Utilization for Acute Stroke under a Universal Health Insurance System. American Journal of Managed Care 2010;16(3):e67-e74. (SCI).
  14. Chang KC, Lee HC*, Tseng MC, Huang YC. Three-year survival after First-ever Ischemic Stroke is Predicted by Initial Stroke Severity: a Hospital-based Study. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2010; 112(4):296-301.(SCI, Corresponding author)
  15. Feng CK, Wei SH, Chen WY, Lee HC, Yu CH. Comparing the Shoulder Impingement Kinematics between Circular and Pumping Strokes in Manual Wheelchair Propulsion. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 2010;5(6):448-55. (Medical Indexed)
  16. Lee HC, Chang KC, Lan CF*, Hong CT, Huang YC, Chang ML. Factors Associated with Prolonged Hospital Stay for Acute Stroke in Taiwan. Acta Neurologica Taiwanica 2008;17(1):15-23. (Medical Indexed)