Asma Mubarak

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OBJECTIVE This is a study of the quality of life (QOL) of 174 community-based chronic schizophrenia patients in Penang, Malaysia. METHOD The study samples were selected from the Out Patient Department, Department of Psychiatry, Penang General Hospital, Malaysia. The data was collected through personal interviews with the respondents. A questionnaire(More)
The present study aims to compare the family's social environment, social supports and mental health of Malay women from rural and urban areas. Equal number (n-184) of Malay women from similar socio-economic back grounds were chosen from the rural areas of Kedah and urban areas of Pulau Pinang using the stratified random sampling method. The results(More)
Excessive coupling between object-oriented classes is widely acknowledged as a maintenance problem that can result in a higher propensity for faults in systems and a ‘stored up’ future problem. The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between ‘fan-in’ and ‘fan-out’ coupling metrics over multiple versions(More)
In this paper, we address a set of research questions investigating trends in changes to an open-source system (OSS). An interesting 'peak and trough' effect trend was found to exist in the system studied, suggesting that developer activity comprises of a set of high and low periods. Trends in overall changes applied to the system were complemented with(More)
Objective. To explore whether an 80:20 rule exists in Java from six coupling metrics over multiple versions of open-source software and, if so, whether that relationship is exacerbated over time. Methods. We used the automated tool JHawk to extract the 6 different coupling metrics from four Open-Source Systems. We then ranked the classes on each of these 6(More)
This article aims to review the social policies on mental health and mental illness in Malaysia. Using critical theory, major policy issues pertaining to mental health and mental illness such as mental health legislation, prevalence rates and quality of services available to the people with mental health problems are discussed in detail. Implications of(More)
BACKGROUND The present research aims to study the association between emotional expressiveness of primary care-givers and quality of life of patients with schizophrenia. METHOD The data for the present study were collected from 174 purposively selected patients with schizophrenia and their primary care-givers. The Quality of Life Interview (QOLI) (Lehman(More)
Excessive coupling between object-oriented classes is widely acknowledged as a maintenance problem that can result in a higher propensity for faults in systems and a 'stored up' future problem. This paper explores the relationship between 'fan-in' and 'fan-out' coupling metrics over multiple versions of open-source software. More specifically, the(More)
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