Ayesha Kadir

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OBJECTIVE This is an epidemiological study to determine the prevalence of suicidal behavior and its association with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) in a nationally representative sample. METHOD Suicidal ideation, plans and attempts were assessed in face-to-face interviews of respondents selected by a multistage(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this paper is to identify at-risk groups for a focused suicide prevention program for Malaysia. METHODS Data from 20,552 persons aged 16 years and above (males 45.9%), was obtained using stratified, random sampling in a national survey of psychiatric morbidity using locally validated General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) which(More)
BACKGROUND Worldwide, neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment. Data on neglect are scarce in low- and middle-income countries, and almost no qualitative research includes the voices of children. OBJECTIVES The main objective was to understand community perceptions of the social determinants of child health. The study was also intended to(More)
This study examined admissions, final diagnoses and mean duration of stay of patients in the Psychiatric Wards at the General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. The male ward was severely overcrowded by 125% over the maximum bed capacity. The majority were psychotic, mainly schizophrenic. The female ward had 76% occupancy, also mainly psychotic. Neurotics, alcohol(More)
BACKGROUND   In the last comprehensive review of the literature published in 2002, little information on the prevalence of orofacial clefts was available from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). OBJECTIVE   To analyze published data on the birth prevalence of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) from LMIC. DESIGN   Systematic review of the literature(More)
We report a cross-sectional descriptive study of 90 new long-stay patients (NLS) (i.e. those who had been resident for six months to three years in Permai Mental Hospital, Johor) and studied from April to June, 1995. The age of this sample ranged from 18 to 85 years. Two subgroups were observed (i.e. younger NLS patients aged 18 to 34 years and older NLS(More)
This is a cross sectional community study in Johor Bahru District. The aim of this study is to estimate the overall prevalence of emotional and behavioural deviance among the school children in three different geographical areas, and to identify their correlates. This paper presents the findings of phase one of a two-stage procedure involving a total of 589(More)
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