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BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality among women in Malaysia. Delayed diagnosis is preventable and has major effects on patients' prognosis and survival. The objectives of our study were to identify the magnitude of delayed diagnosis and its associated factors in women with breast cancer in Malaysia. METHODS This study had a(More)
Introduction: We are living in an ageing world. Depression is a serious psychiatric disorder especially when the elderly are inflicted with it. The prevalence of depression in Malaysia ranges from eight to 67%. Depression leads to a decreased quality of life and it is a risk factor for suicides among the elderly. Geriatric depression can be treated(More)
Depressive illness is common among the aged population. A case control study was conducted, focusing on risk factors influencing depression among the elderly. This study involved 130 elderly patients diagnosed to have depressive illness from the psychiatric clinics of Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM). Another(More)
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