Publications & Papers

 
 

Selected Publications by Helen Ko

  • Ko SM and Ko H. SAGE Telephone Counselling. Journal of Stress Medicine Vol. 12 (1996: 261-265).
  • Ko H. Hotline and Counselling Service. Geriatric Medicine for Singapore. Singapore: Gerontological Society (1996: 243 -246).
  • Ko H. Community-based Social Work with the Elderly. Social Dimension (Issue One of 1997: 9 – 13).
  • Ko H. What Makes a Good Doctor – Views of Non-Medical Professionals. Singapore Medical Journal (Vol 39)12. (1998: 532 – 534).
  • Ko H.  Coping with Loss & Grief.  A Ripe Old Age. Singapore Action Group of Elders. (1998:  63 – 78).
  • Ko H and Chiang HD. Needs of Retirees and Strategies to Address Them. Proceedings of Regional Conference “Into The Millenium of the Older Adult: Releasing Potentials & Erasing Prejudices”. Singapore: Gerontological Society. (Jan 2001).
  • Ko H and Chiang HD. Groupwork for the Elderly in Singapore. Gerontological International Journal of Experimental, Clinical and Behavioural Gerontology. Vancouver, Canada: Karger, Vol 47, Supplement 1. (2001: 660).
  • Chiang HD and Ko H. A Do-It-Yourself Programme of Mental Health Promotion Among Seniors in Singapore. Gerontological International Journal of Experimental, Clinical and Behavioural Gerontology. Vancouver, Canada: Karger, Vol. 47, Supplement 1. (2001: 680)
  • Chiang HD and Ko H. Mental Fitness Groups for Elders in Singapore. The Older Learner. American Society on Aging Vol. 10 (2). (2002: 4 & 8).
  • Mehta KK and Ko H. Gerontological Counselling: An Introductory Handbook. SAGE Counselling Centre. (2003). 
  • Ko H. Elder Suicide Prevention – the Singapore Experience. Paper presented at the 7th Global Conference of International Federation on Ageing. Singapore (September 2004).
  • Mehta KK and Ko H. Filial Piety Revisited in the Context of Modernizing Asian Societies. Geriatrics and Gerontology International. (2004).
  • Lee AEY, Ko H and Chokkanathan S. Development and Pilot Testing of a Gero-Counselling Model for Older Asian Adults and their Families. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. (November 2005).
  • Ko H. Elder Suicide Prevention in Singapore – a multi-agency model. Paper presented at 2nd Asia Pacific Suicide Prevention Conference. Singapore (March 2006). 
  • Ko H, Mehta KK and Ko SM. Understanding and Counselling Older Persons: A Handbook. SAGE Counselling Centre. (2006)
  • Ko H, Lee AEY and Chokkanathan S, Final Report of Research Project: The Efficacy of Gerontological Counselling. (2007)
  • Ko H, Lee AEY and Chokkanathan S, The ECADIT Model – A Training Manual. (2007).
  • Ko H. Singapore’s Response to an Ageing Workforce. Paper presented at Oxford University’s Institute of Ageing’s Seminar Series. (May 2008).
  • Ko H and Khan HTA. Insights for Singapore’s Re-employment Legislation: Evidence from the Future of Retirement Survey 2006. Middlesex University Business School Discussion Paper No 141. (April 2010). [Download PDF]
  • Ko H and Khan HTA. Re-employment of Older Workers in Singapore: Preliminary Insights. Paper Presented at the 4th Symposium on Work Ability: Age Management during the Life Course. Tampere, Finland (June 2010). [Download PDF]
  • Ko H. Extending Working Life: Individuals’ Responses, Attitudes and Practices of Employers in Singapore. Paper presented at the International Research Conference, Older Workers in a Sustainable Society – great needs and great potentials. Oslo, Norway (June 2010). [Download PDF]
  • Ko H. Extending Working Life: Individuals’ Responses, Attitudes & Practices of Employers in Singapore. In Older Workers in a Sustainable Society. Ennals R & Salomon, R H (eds) (2011). Peter Lang Verlag. Frankfurt am Main
  • Ko H. Counselling Older Adults: An Asian Perspective. Write Editions. (2012).
  • Ko H. Training Designs for Older Workers: A Literature Review and Implications for Research. Paper presented at the British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference: Global Ageing: Implications for Individuals and Society. Oxford, England 11-13 September 2013.
  • Ko H and Khan H T A. Insights for Singapore’s Re-employment Legislation: Evidence from the Global Ageing Survey (GLAS). Asian Profile. April 2014: Vol. 42 No.2 pp 101 – 122.
  • Mehta K K and Ko H. Gerontological Counselling: An Introductory Handbook. (2nd Edition) Write Editions. 2014.
  • Ko H. (24/3/2015) The Business of Integrating Ageing and Employment in Singapore. Singapore Business Review.
  • Ko H. Teaching Older Workers: Principles Distilled from a Recent Study Conducted in Singapore. Invited plenary paper presented at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Singapore) Centre for Ageing Research and Education Symposium: Live, Learn and Work – Exploring Possibilities with Longevity. Singapore, 12 November 2015.
  • Ko H. Holistic Framework for Harnessing an Ageing Workforce in Singapore. In Skills and the Future of Work: Strategies for Inclusive Growth in Asia and the Pacific. A. Sakamoto & J. Sung (eds) (2018). International Labour Organisation.

Selected Publications by Ko Soo Meng

  • Kua EH, Tian CS, Lai L and Ko SM. Work stress and mental distress. Singapore Medical Journal, 30, No.4 (1989): 343-345. 
  • Ko SM and Kua EH. Depression in the elderly. CME Review (1991): 52-56.
  • Kua EH and Ko SM. A questionnaire to screen for cognitive impairment among elderly people in developing countries. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 85 (1992): 119-122. 
  • Kua EH and Ko SM. A cross-cultural study of suicide among the elderly in Singapore. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 160 (1992): 558-559. 
  • Kua EH and Ko SM. The epidemiology of dementia and depression in elderly Chinese. Journal of the Malaysian Psychiatric Association, 2 (April 1994): 38-47. 
  • Ko SM. Neurotic depression in the elderly. Annals (Academy of Medicine Singapore), 23, no.3 (1994): 367-370. 
  • Kua EH and Ko SM. Ageing of elderly people. Singapore Medical Journal, 35 (1994): 386-389.
  • Ko SM. Obsessive compulsive disorder and its treatment. CME Review, 5, No. 2 (May 1995): 37-40. 
  • Ko SM and Kua EH. Ethnicity and elderly suicide in Singapore. International Psychogeriatrics, 7, No. 2 (1995): 287-300.
  • Kua EH and Ko SM. Prevalence of dementia among elderly Chinese and Malay residents of Singapore. International Psychogeriatrics, 7, No. 3 (1995): 439-446. 
  • Ko SM, Kua EH and Ang AWK. Chinese psychogeriatric patients in a general hospital. Singapore Medical Journal, 36, no.6 (December 1995): 647-650. 
  • Ko SM, Tan SL and Leong BWM. Behaviour therapy in psychiatric patients. Singapore Medical Journal, vol 37, no.2 (1996): 168-172.
  • Chan PSL, Kua EH, Ko SM and Nirmala. Women and mental illness – a study in Singapore. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, 4, no.1 (1996): 43-53.
  • Ko SM. Treatment of obsessive compulsive disorders. Medical Progress, Vol. 23, No. 5 (May 1996): 15-19. 
  • Kua EH, Ko SM, Fones CSL and Tan SL. Comorbidity of depression in the elderly. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. II (1996): 699-704. 
  • Ko SM, Kua EH and Chow MH. Depression of young and elderly patients. Singapore Medical Journal, 38, 10 (October 1997): 439-441.
  • Kua EH, SM Ko, Fones CSL and Tan SL. Epidemiology of depression in elderly Chinese living in Singapore. Journal of the American Medical Association, 13 (1997): 29-32. 
  • Ko SM, Kua EH, Fones CSL and Ng TP. Life events and minor psychiatric morbidity. Stress and Health, 17 (January 2001): 41-46.
  • Kua  EH, Ko SM and Ng TP. Recent trends in elderly suicide rates in a multi‑ethnic Asian City.  International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18 (2003): 533-536. 
  • Li M, Ng TP, Kua EH and Ko SM. Brief Informant Screening Test for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Alzheimer’s Disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 21, No. 5 (2006): 392-402.
  • Broekman BFP, Nyunt SZ, Niti M, Jin AZ, Ko SM, Kumar R, Fones CSL and Ng TP. Differential item functioning of the Geriatric Depression Scale in an Asian population. Journal of affective disorders 2008; 108 (3): 285-90.
  • Nyunt SZ, Ko SM, Kumar R, Fones CSL and Ng TP. Improving treatment access and primary care referrals for depression in a national community-based outreach programme for the elderly. International journal of geriatric psychiatry 2009; 24 (11): 1267-76.