Ai-Theng Cheong

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Early diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care settings is difficult to achieve chiefly due to lack of availability of spirometry. This study estimated the prevalence of airflow limitation among chronic smokers using a handheld spirometer in this setting. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the expectation of public healthcare providers/professionals (PHCPs) who are working closely with family medicine specialists (FMSs) at public health clinics. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING This study is part of a larger national study on the perception of the Malaysian public healthcare professionals on FMSs. PARTICIPANTS(More)
Perception of healthcare providers who worked with family medicine specialists (FMSs) could translate into the effectiveness of primary healthcare delivery in daily practices. This study examined perceptions of public healthcare providers/professionals (PHCPs) on FMSs at public health clinics throughout Malaysia. This was a cross-sectional study in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine impressions of public healthcare providers/professionals (PHCPs) who are working closely with family medicine specialists (FMSs) at public health clinics. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING This study is part of a larger national study on the perception of Malaysian public healthcare professionals on FMSs (PERMFAMS). (More)
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