Mohamed A Hassali

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INTRODUCTION Public knowledge and attitudes towards antibiotics play a vital role in the success of the treatment process. This study aimed to assess public knowledge and attitudes toward antibiotic usage which could serve as baseline data for future studies within a government hospital setting in Malaysia. METHODOLOGY A self-administered cross-sectional(More)
AIMS To translate and examine the psychometric properties of the Malaysian version of the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS) among patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS A standard "forward-backward" procedure was used to translate MMAS into Malay language. It was later validated on a convenience sample of 223 type 2 diabetes outpatients between(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess senior pharmacy students' knowledge of and perceptions about pharmacovigilance and reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) at 5 public universities in Malaysia. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted between December 1, 2010, and January 31, 2010, using a validated self-administered questionnaire delivered to a sample of 510(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the existence of different screening methods, the response to cancer screening is poor among Malaysians. The current study aims to examine cancer patients' perceptions of cancer screening and early diagnosis. METHODS A qualitative methodology was used to collect in-depth information from cancer patients. After obtaining institutional(More)
Objective To evaluate the Malaysian community pharmacists’ views on generic medicines. Setting A sample of 1419 Malaysian community pharmacies with resident pharmacists. Method A cross-sectional nationwide survey using a self-completed mailing questionnaire. Main outcome measure Pharmacists’ views on generic medicines including issues surrounding efficacy,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess and compare the knowledge and perception of breast cancer among women of various ethnic groups in the state of Penang. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted from February 5 to March 15, 2008. 384 participants were conveniently selected and interviewed face to face by a trained(More)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a pandemic and chronic metabolic disorder with substantial morbidity and mortality. In addition, osteoporosis (OP) is a silent disease with a harmful impact on morbidity and mortality. Therefore, this systematic review focuses on the relationship between OP and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Systematic reviews of full-length(More)
UNLABELLED Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among women of all ethnic and age groups in Malaysia. OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were to evaluate the knowledge of breast cancer risk factors, symptoms and methods of screening among female university students and their perception towards the disease(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the general practitioners' (GPs') knowledge and perceptions towards generic medicines in a northern state of Malaysia. METHOD A postal cross-sectional survey involving registered GPs in Penang, Malaysia was undertaken. A 23-item questionnaire was developed, validated and administered on the GPs.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to provide baseline data to support the implementation of generic substitution policy in Malaysia by evaluating the community pharmacists' perceptions and opinions on generic substitution and current substitution practices. METHODS A cross-sectional descriptive study involving the entire population of Malaysian community(More)