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Foong Hui Foh

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Foong Hui Foh BNurs, MSc, PhD (Social Gerontology)
Research Fellow 

Email: huifoh.foong@ntu.edu.sg

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Hui Foh joined CePHaS as a research fellow in August 2019. He obtained his PhD in Social Gerontology from Universiti Putra Malaysia. His PhD study was about the examination of biopsychosocial correlates of cognitive function in older adults living in Peninsula Malaysia. The variables involved were metabolic syndrome, chronic diseases, depression, religiosity, social network and cognitive function.​


Research interest

Social gerontology, health-related issue in older persons, psychological well-being of older adults 


Project at CePHas
  • ​Qualitative study on experiences of diabetes patients living with diabetic foot ulcer
  • Factors associated with diabetic foot ulcer self-management among diabetes patients in Singapore

Selected Publications 

Foong, H. F., Hamid, T. A., Ibrahim, R., Haron, S. A., & Shahar, S. (2017). Chronic condition as a mediator between metabolic syndrome and cognition among community-dwelling older adults: The moderating role of sexGeriatrics & Gerontology International, 1444-1586, 17(11), 1914–1920. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ggi.12993

Foong, H. F., Hamid, T. A., Ibrahim, R., Haron, S. A., & Shahar, S. (2018). Predicting cognitive function of the Malaysian elderly: A structural equation modelling approach.
Aging & Mental Health, 1360-7863, 22(1), 109–120. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2016.1231172

Foong, H. F., Hamid, T. A., Ibrahim, R., & Haron, S. A. (2018). Moderating effect of intrinsic religiosity on the relationship between depression and cognitive function among community-dwelling older adultsAging & Mental Health, 1360-7863, 22(4), 483–488. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2016.1274376

Foong, H. F., Hamid, T. A., Ibrahim, R., & Haron, S. A. (2018). Information processing speed as a mediator between psychosocial stress and global cognition in older adults. Psychogeriatrics, 1479-8301, 18(1), 21–29. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/psyg.12279


Haron, S. A., Foong, H. F., & Hamid, T. A. (2018). Moderating effect of emotional support on the relationship between disability and life satisfaction in older adultsGeriatrics & Gerontology International, 18(9), 1444-1586, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ggi.13490


Foong, H. F., Hamid, T. A., Ibrahim, R., & Haron, S. A. (2018). Mediating role of neuroticism in the association between loneliness and cognitive function among community-dwelling older adultsAustralasian Journal on Ageing, 37(4), 1440-6381. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12555


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