Hon Yuen


Research Interests

Dr. Yuen’s educational training is in Occupational Therapy and Research, Evaluation, and Measurement Methodology. His research interests in the area of physical rehabilitation include using exercise (aerobic and resistive) for fatigue management among people with connective tissue disorders and cancer survivors, therapeutic use of exercise (stretching) in oral rehabilitation for people with microstomia, and strategies to improve exercise adherence which involves the use of an interactive health video game in adults with systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetes, cancer, and cystic fibrosis, and home exercise via live online videoconferencing with adults with spinal cord injury.

Recent Publications

1.         Grider SL, Yuen HK, Vogtle LK, Warren M. Visual Concerns that Interfere with Daily Activities in Patients on Rehabilitation Units: A Descriptive Study. Occupational Therapy In Health Care in press.

2.         Yuen HK, Weng Y, Reed SG, Summerlin LM, Silver RM. Factors associated with gingival inflammation among adults with systemic sclerosis. Int J Dent Hyg 2014;12(1):55-61.

3.         Yuen HK, Nelson SL. Test--retest reliability of Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-49) in adults with systemic sclerosis. Spec Care Dentist 2014;34(1):27-33.

4.         Yuen HK, Austin SL. Systematic review of studies on measurement properties of instruments for adults published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2009-2013. Am J Occup Ther 2014;68(3):e97-106.

5.         Yuen HK. Home telecare program on oral health. In: Kumar S, editor. Teledentistry. London: Springer-Verlag; 2014.

6.         Winner S, Yuen HK, Vogtle LK, Warren M. Factors associated with comfort level of occupational therapy practitioners in providing low vision services. Am J Occup Ther 2014;68(1):96-101.

7.         Yuen HK, Wang E, Holthaus K, Vogtle LK, Sword D, Breland HL, et al. Self-reported versus objectively assessed exercise adherence. Am J Occup Ther 2013;67(4):484-9.

8.         Yuen HK, Breland HL, Vogtle LK, Holthaus K, Kamen DL, Sword D. The process associated with motivation of a home-based Wii Fit exercise program among sedentary African American women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Disabil Health J 2013;6(1):63-8.

9.         Yuen HK. Effect of a home telecare program on oral health among adults with tetraplegia: a pilot study. Spinal Cord 2013;51(6):477-81.

10.       Yuen HK, Weng Y, Reed S, Summerlin L, Silver R. Factors associated with gingival inflammation among adults with systemic sclerosis. Int J Dent Hyg 2013.

11.       Yuen HK, Hant F, Hatfield C, Summerlin L, Smith E, Silver R. Factors associated with oral hygiene practices among adults with systemic sclerosis. Int J Dent Hyg 2013.

12.       Wise H, Yuen HK. Effect of community-based service learning on professionalism in student physical therapists. Journal of Physical Therapy Education 2013;27(2):58-64.

13.       Rowe J, Yuen HK, Dure LS. Comprehensive behavioral intervention to improve occupational performance in children with tourette disorder. Am J Occup Ther 2013;67(2):194-200.

14.       Yuen HK, Westwater C, DeGarmo J, Bandyopadhyay D. Immediate effect of xylitol chewing gum and mouth rinse on salivary levels of mutans streptococci in adults with systemic sclerosis: a pilot study. Journal of Experimental and Integrative Medicine 2012;2(1):89-92.

15.       Yuen HK, Marlow NM, Reed SG, Mahoney S, Summerlin LM, Leite R, et al. Effect of orofacial exercises on oral aperture in adults with systemic sclerosis. Disabil Rehabil 2012;34(1):84-9.

16.       Yuen HK, Brooks JO, Azuero A, Burik JK. Certified driver rehabilitation specialists' preferred situations for driving simulator scenarios. Am J Occup Ther 2012;66(1):110-4.

17.       Yuen HK. Factors associated with preventive care practice among adults with diabetes. Prim Care Diabetes 2012;6(1):75-8.

18.       Yuen HK. Commentary: An exploration of the impact of Independent Living Programme on activity participation of elderly with chronic conditions. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 2012;19(3):9.

19.       Vance DE, Kaur J, Fazeli PL, Talley MH, Yuen HK, Kitchin B, et al. Neuroplasticity and successful cognitive aging: a brief overview for nursing. J Neurosci Nurs 2012;44(4):218-27.

20.       Silverman SR, Schertz LA, Yuen HK, Lowman JD, Bickel CS. Systematic review of the methodological quality and outcome measures utilized in exercise interventions for adults with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 2012;50(10):718-27.

21.       Parker AJ, Yuen HK, Slate EH. Dental care utilization among dentate adults with asthma: findings from the 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. J Public Health Dent 2012;72(4):334-41.

22.       Mennem TA, Warren M, Yuen HK. Preliminary validation of a vision-dependent activities of daily living instrument on adults with homonymous hemianopia. Am J Occup Ther 2012;66(4):478-82.

23.       Deacy RM, Yuen HK, Barstow EA, Warren M, Vogtle LK. Survey of the low vision rehabilitation curricula in occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs. Am J Occup Ther 2012;66(6):e114-8.

24.       Yuen HK, Wiegand RE, Hill EG, Magruder KM, Slate EH, Salinas CF, et al. Factors associated with toothache among African American adolescents living in rural South Carolina. Soc Work Public Health 2011;26(7):695-707.

25.       Yuen HK, Weng Y, Bandyopadhyay D, Reed SG, Leite RS, Silver RM. Effect of a multi-faceted intervention on gingival health among adults with systemic sclerosis. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2011;29(2 Suppl 65):S26-32.

26.       Yuen HK, Mueller K, Mayor E, Azuero A. Impact of Participation in a Theatre Programme on Quality of Life among Older Adults with Chronic Conditions: A Pilot Study. Occup Ther Int 2011;18(4):201-8.

27.       Yuen HK, Holthaus K, Kamen DL, Sword DO, Breland HL. Using Wii Fit to reduce fatigue among African American women with systemic lupus erythematosus: a pilot study. Lupus 2011;20(12):1293-9.

28.       Yuen HK, Burik JK. Survey of driving evaluation and rehabilitation curricula in occupational therapy programs. Am J Occup Ther 2011;65(2):217-20.

29.       Yuen HK, Azuero A, London S. Association between seeking oral health information online and knowledge in adults with spinal cord injury: a pilot study. J Spinal Cord Med 2011;34(4):423-31.