Mr. Haikel A. Lim, H.BSSc, MSc - National University of Singapore - Research Associate

Mr. Haikel A. Lim

H.BSSc, MSc

National University of Singapore

Research Associate

Singapore

Main Specialties: Psychiatry

Additional Specialties: Psychology; Statistics

ORCID logohttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9529-3517


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Mr. Haikel A. Lim, H.BSSc, MSc - National University of Singapore - Research Associate

Mr. Haikel A. Lim

H.BSSc, MSc

Introduction

I conduct clinical health research on patients with chronic illnesses, exploring psychosocial correlates of patients' physical and mental health outcomes, quality of life (QOL), and adherence to treatment. My present research involves investigating the efficacy of psycho-oncology interventions and longitudinally tracking outcomes of cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors. I am presently pursuing an MD and hope to further my research in integrated clinical health as a primary care physician.

Primary Affiliation: National University of Singapore - Singapore

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Education

Jul 2019
Duke-NUS Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Jul 2015
National University of Singapore
Master of Science
Psychological Medicine and Biostatistics
Jul 2013
National University of Singapore
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)
Psychology and University Scholars Programme

Experience

Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Research Assistant
Department of Psychological Medicine
Dec 2009 - May 2013
National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Department of Psychology

Publications

23Publications

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33PubMed Central Citations

Longitudinal study of the protective effect of hope on reducing body image distress in cancer patients.

J Psychosoc Oncol 2017 Jan-Feb;35(1):77-89. Epub 2016 Aug 19.

a Department of Psychological Medicine , National University of Singapore , Singapore.

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07347332.2016.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07347332.2016.1221490DOI Listing
August 2017
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Quality of life of family caregivers of cancer patients in Singapore and globally.

Singapore Med J 2017 May 19;58(5):258-261. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2016083DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5435844PMC
May 2017
60 Reads
2 Citations
0.634 Impact Factor

Psychosocial concerns of cancer patients in Singapore.

Asia Pac J Clin Oncol 2017 Apr 9;13(2):e96-e103. Epub 2015 Apr 9.

Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12344DOI Listing
April 2017
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2 Citations
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A longitudinal exploration of the psychological resources influencing depression and anxiety in newly diagnosed Asian persons with cancer.

Psychooncology 2017 02 26;26(2):278-281. Epub 2016 Feb 26.

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4110DOI Listing
February 2017
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The prevalence and predictors of subsyndromal anxiety and depression in adult Asian cancer patients across the first year of diagnosis.

Asia Pac J Clin Oncol 2016 Dec 27;12(4):476-489. Epub 2016 Jul 27.

Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12562DOI Listing
December 2016
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The burden of filial piety: A qualitative study on caregiving motivations amongst family caregivers of patients with cancer in Singapore.

Psychol Health 2016 11 11;31(11):1293-310. Epub 2016 Jul 11.

a Department of Psychological Medicine , National University Hospital , Singapore , Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2016.1204450DOI Listing
November 2016
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2 Citations

Biopsychosocial correlates of hope in Asian patients with cancer: a systematic review.

BMJ Open 2016 10 6;6(10):e012087. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012087DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5073624PMC
October 2016
30 Reads
1 Citation
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The Course of Quality of Life in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis: A 12-month Prospective Observational Cohort Study.

Int J Behav Med 2016 08;23(4):507-14

Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, Block AS4, #02-07, 9 Arts Link, Singapore, 117570, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12529-015-9521-zDOI Listing
August 2016
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Parenting style, resilience, and mental health of community-dwelling elderly adults in China.

BMC Geriatr 2016 07 8;16:135. Epub 2016 Jul 8.

Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-016-0308-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4938943PMC
July 2016
18 Reads
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Markers of Disease Severity and Prolonged Length of Stay for Paediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Int J Life Sci Scienti Res 2016 May;2(3):252-257

International Journal of Life-Sciences Scientific Research

Introduction: Paediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) studies are limited in Asia and none have investigated markers of disease severity or prolonged hospital Length Of Stay (LOS). We investigate predictors of disease severity and prolonged hospital LOS by analysing the demographics and signs and symptoms of patients with DKA. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of the medical records of patients who presented to the emergency department of a tertiary paediatric hospital in Singapore between 2012 and 2013 and were diagnosed with DKA, obtaining demographics, signs, symptoms, serum pH levels, precipitating causes, and hospital LOS for the 67 eligible patients. Results: 82.1% of patients were tachycardic, 44.8% tachypneic and 20.9% febrile; none were hypotensive. The most common symptoms were nausea and vomiting (56.7%), polyuria and polydipsia (50.7%), lethargy (34.3%), and fever (22.4%).Half had mild DKA (48.5%) while a quarter of patients each had moderate (24.2%) and severe DKA (27.3%). A higher proportion of those with severe DKA presented with tachypnea (p=.007). Prolonged LOS patients were younger at presentation (p = .010), and a higher proportion had no prior history of DM (p=.061), presented with polyuria or polydipsia (p=.062) and had a lower pH on presentation (p=.056). Conclusions: Paediatric patients with DKA present with non-specific symptoms. Patients with tachypnea were more likely to have a worse disease severity. Younger patients, those without a history of DM, or had lower serum pH, and polyuria and polydipsia were more likely to have a prolonged hospital LOS.

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May 2016
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Do caregivers of cancer patients receiving care in home hospice services have better quality of life? An exploratory investigation in Singapore.

Psychooncology 2016 Apr 5;25(4):471-4. Epub 2015 Jun 5.

Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/pon.3876
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.3876DOI Listing
April 2016
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1 Citation
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Salvia divinorum: An overview of the usage, misuse, and addiction processes.

Asia Pac Psychiatry 2016 Mar 29;8(1):23-31. Epub 2015 Nov 29.

Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/appy.12225DOI Listing
March 2016
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2 Citations
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Caring for the caregiver while caring for the patient: exploring the dyadic relationship between patient spirituality and caregiver quality of life.

Support Care Cancer 2015 Dec 3;23(12):3403-6. Epub 2015 Sep 3.

Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, NUHS Tower Block, Level 9, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore, 119228, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-015-2920-5DOI Listing
December 2015
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The relationships between dysfunctional attitudes, rumination, and non-somatic depressive symptomatology in newly diagnosed Asian cancer patients.

Compr Psychiatry 2015 Aug 6;61:49-56. Epub 2015 Jun 6.

Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, NUHS Tower Block, Level 9, 1E Kent Ridge Road, 119228, Singapore; Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, NUHS Tower Block, Level 9, 1E Kent Ridge Road, 119228, Singapore; Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, 8 College Road, 169857, Singapore. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.06.001DOI Listing
August 2015
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Efficacy of a brief nurse-led pilot psychosocial intervention for newly diagnosed Asian cancer patients.

Support Care Cancer 2015 Aug 23;23(8):2203-6. Epub 2015 May 23.

Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-015-2771-0DOI Listing
August 2015
23 Reads
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The impact of the educational environment on career choice and attitudes toward psychiatry.

Med Teach 2015 May 19;37(5):494-7. Epub 2015 Feb 19.

National University of Singapore , Singapore .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/0142159X.2015.1009021DOI Listing
May 2015
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The Caregiver Quality of Life Index-Cancer (CQOLC) in Singapore: a new preliminary factor structure for caregivers of ambulatory patients with cancer.

Qual Life Res 2015 Feb 6;24(2):399-404. Epub 2014 Aug 6.

Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, NUHS Tower Block, Level 9, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore, 119228, Singapore,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-014-0768-7DOI Listing
February 2015
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Non-adherence in patients on peritoneal dialysis: a systematic review.

PLoS One 2014 25;9(2):e89001. Epub 2014 Feb 25.

Unit of Behavioural Medicine, University College London, London, United Kingdom ; Health Services Research Group, City University London, London, United Kingdom.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3934877PMC
December 2014
32 Reads
10 Citations
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Attitudes to psychiatry can change but what about stigma?

Ann Acad Med Singapore 2014 Sep;43(9):473-4

Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

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September 2014
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Knowledge, attitudes, and practice behaviors (KAPb) of nurses and the effectiveness of a training program in psychosocial cancer care.

Support Care Cancer 2014 Aug 11;22(8):2049-56. Epub 2014 Mar 11.

Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, NUHS Tower Block, Level 9, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore, Singapore, 119228,

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August 2014
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The Distress Thermometer as an ultra-short screening tool: a first validation study for mixed-cancer outpatients in Singapore.

Compr Psychiatry 2014 May 18;55(4):1055-62. Epub 2014 Jan 18.

Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, NUHS Tower Block, Level 9, 1E Kent Ridge Road, 119228 Singapore; Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, NUHS Tower Block, Level 9, 1E Kent Ridge Road, 119228 Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.01.008DOI Listing
May 2014
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Dimensions of religiousness and spirituality as predictors of well-being in advanced chronic heart failure patients.

J Relig Health 2014 Apr;53(2):579-90

Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 06269-1020, USA,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-013-9714-1DOI Listing
April 2014
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