M Rizal Abdul Manaf

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BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Malaysia. Barriers for practicing breast self examination (BSE) await exploration. OBJECTIVE To assess the practice of BSE and its correlated factors and particularly barriers amongst urban women in Malaysia. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted with 222 Malaysian women using(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to identify clinical profiles of patients with low risk of having bone metastases, for which bone scanning could be safely eliminated. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective cross sectional study looked at prostate cancer patients seen in the Urology Departments in 2 tertiary centres over the 11 year period(More)
BACKGROUND The idea of launching an internet-based self-management program for patients with diabetes led us to do a cross-sectional study to find out about the willingness, interest, equipment, and level of usage of computer and internet in a medium- to low-social class area and to find the feasibility of using e-telemonitoring systems for these patients.(More)
Background Cost analysis has become a huge concern in today’s healthcare due to the rising healthcare cost and the pressure for policy makers to make appropriate resource allocations. One of the approaches to cost calculation is by activity based costing using clinical pathway. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is fast becoming a threat to an industrialising country(More)
Results One hundred thirty-eight patients and forty-nine caregivers were involved in the study. Patients’ QOL score was less than their caregiver and both have poorer QOL compared to the general population. Patients’ and caregivers’ Physical Component Summary (PCS) were negatively correlated with their age (patients r=-0.38, P=0.001; caregivers r=-0.37,(More)
INTRODUCTION The rapidly increasing of incidence colorectal cancer (CRC) in Malaysia and the introduction of new treatments that prolong survival advocating treatment outcome measures such as patients' quality of life (QOL) are evaluated in this study. The study aims to determine QOL in CRC patients according to cancer stage and age. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mental health problems are common in old age, but frequently remain undetected and untreated. Mental health problems in the elderly are the result of a complex interaction of social, psychological and biological factors. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of mental health problems (depression, anxiety, and emotional(More)
Background Periodontal disease has been recognised as a major global public health problem because of its prevalence, economic impact and health consequences. Nevertheless, its burden to the health care system is often largely neglected. Identification of non-communicable diseases which are associated with periodontal disease and understanding of the(More)
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