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Selected Publications


  • Lee A, Sitoh YY, Lieu PK , Phua SY, Chin JJ. Swallowing impairment and feeding dependency in the hospitalized elderly. Ann Acad Med Singapore 1999; 28(3): 371-6.
  • Sitoh YY, A Lee, Phua SY, Lieu PK, Chan SP. Bedside assessment of swallowing - A useful screening tool for dysphagia in an acute geriatric ward. Singapore Medical J 2000; 41(8): 376-381
  • Zochling J, Sitoh YY, Lau TC, Cameron ID, Cuming RG, Lord SR, Schwarz J, Trube A, March LM, Sambrook PN. Quantitative ultrasound of the calcaneus and falls risk in the institutionalized elderly: sex differences and relationship to vitamin D status. Osteoporos Int 2002; 13(11):882-887
  • Sitoh YY. Nursing Homes in Singapore : a quiet revolution. (Editorial) Singapore Med J. 2003; 44(2):57-59
  • Lord SR, March LM, Cameron ID, Cumming RG, Schwarz J, Zochling J, Chen C, Makaroff J, Sitoh YY, Lau TC, Sambrook PN. Differing risk factors for falls in nursing home and intermediate-care residents who can and cannot stand unaided. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003;51:1645-50
  • Sitoh YY, Lau TC, Zochling J, Cumming RG, Lord SR, Schwarz J, March LM, Sambrook PN, Douglas ID. Proxy assessment of health-related Quality of Life in the frail elderly. (Letter) Age and Ageing 2003;32:459
  • Chong MS, Lieu PK , Sitoh YY, Meng Y Y, Leow LP. Bedside Clinical Methods Useful as Screening Test for Aspiration in Elderly Patients with Recent and Previous strokes. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2003;32(6):790-4
  • Sitoh YY. SARS: Impact on community and residential aged care services in Singapore . J Am Geriatr Soc 2003;51(10):1505-6
  • Sitoh YY. Aged Care Services in Singapore - An Overview. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2003;32(6):717-22
  • Sitoh YY, Sahadevan S, Sitoh YY. Clinical Significance of Cerebral White Matter Lesions in older Asians with suspected dementia. Age and Ageing 2004;33:65-71
  • Sitoh YY. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): A geriatrician's perspective. Age and Ageing 2004;33: 83
  • Sambrook PN, Chen JS, March LM, Cameron ID, Cumming RG, Lord SR, Zochling J, Sitoh YY, Lau TC, Schwarz J, Seibel MJ, Serum parathyroid hormone predicts time to fall independent of vitamin D status in a frail elderly population, J Clin Endoc Metab 2004;89(4):1572-6
  • Myo Naing, NYAN; Francis Eng Hock, TAY; Winston Kar Heng, SEAH; Teck Hong, KOH; Yih Yiow, SITOH; Kwong Luck, TAN . Location and sensitivity comparison of MEMS accelerometers in signal identification for ambulatory monitoring. 2004 ( 54 th ) Electronic Components and Technology Conference : MEMS Processing & Applications 2004, 956-960
  • YY Sitoh, TC Lau, J Zochling, JM Schwarz, JS Chen, LM March, RG Cumming, SR Lord, PN Sambrook, , ID Cameron. DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN INSTITUTIONALISED OLDER PERSONS IN NORTHERN SYDNEY . Internal Medicine Journal 2005;35(2):131-4
  • Merchant RA, Lui KL, Ismail NH, Wong HP, Sitoh YY.The relationship between postoperative complications and outcomes after hip fracture surgery. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2005;34:163-168
  • Chen JS, March LM, Schwarz J, Zochling J, Makaroff J, Sitoh YY, Lau TC, Lord SR, Cameron ID, Cumming RG, Sambrook PN. A multivariate regression model for predicting falls in residents living in intermediate hostel care. J Clin Epidemiol 2005;58:503-8
  • Sitoh YY, Leong YO. Challenges to proving (and improving) the efficacy of intermediate care. BMJ Rapid Response for Green et al.331(7512)317-32.Accessed at
  • Nyan MN, Tay EH, Seah KH, Sitoh YY. Classification of Gait Patterns in the time-frequency domain. Journal of Biomechanics, 4 Oct 2005
  • Tay EH, Nyan MN, Koh TH, Seah K H, Sitoh YY. SMART SHIRT THAT CAN CALL FOR HELP AFTER A FALL International Journal of Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering 2005:15(2);183-188
  • Sitoh YY. Atypical antipsychotic medications and risk of falls.J Am Geriatr Soc 2006;54(1):174-5
  • Sitoh YY, Kanagasabai K, Sitoh YY, Earnest A, Sahadevan S. Evaluation of Dementia: The Case for Neuroimaging All Mild to Moderate Cases. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2006;35:383-9
  • Ian YO Leong, SP Chan, BY Tan, Sitoh YY. Factors affecting unplanned readmissions from community hospitals to acute hospitals: a prospective observational study. Ann Acad Med Singapore In press
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Dr Sitoh Yih Yiow is a consultant geriatrician who graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1991. He obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 1996 and was awarded a Higher Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) fellowship by the Ministry of Health... Read more about our doctor