Zurida Ismail

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Background/Discussion: The DSM-5 was published in May 2013 after six years of literature reviews, input from experts, field trials, secondary data analyses, and public commentary. Changes were guided by clinical utility (e.g., decreasing diagnosis of over-inclusive diagnoses; drawing attention to underrecognized conditions; reducing stigma); research(More)
This study attempts to determine if attitudes towards instructional computer technology significantly predict the level of use towards instructional computer technology among Oman social studies teachers. The other purpose of this study is to determine if self-efficacy significantly mediate the relationship between attitudes and level of use towards(More)
This paper discusses the findings from a study conducted to investigate the environmental values of Malaysian pre-service teachers. A total of 110 pre-service teachers enrolled in chemistry teaching methods course involved in this study. Questionnaire on Environmental Values (QEV) was used to determine the environmental value orientations of the pre-service(More)
Background/Objectives: Psychosis (delusions or hallucinations) is a common clinical feature in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and is estimated to affect up to half of this patient population. Psychosis is associated with increased cognitive and functional decline as well as greater caregiver burden. However, lack of understanding of the(More)
With the current push towards using fewer antipsychotics and more non-pharmacological interventions in long-term care, it has become increasingly important for knowledge and best-practice sharing across the province. The “Good Ideas” project began in 2001 in the context of my work as a Royal Ottawa geriatric psychiatry behavioural support outreach nurse to(More)
INTRODUCTION Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common in dementia and also in previous stages such as mild cognitive impairment. Their presence is related to greater conversion to dementia in cognitively healthy people or with mild cognitive impairment compared to those who do not suffer them. AIM An international working group pertaining to the Alzheimer(More)
A study was conducted in the Dermatology cum Genitourinary Clinic, Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru to determine a local population's knowledge of HIV and their sexual behaviour in relation to it. A total of 231 men and 217 women were interviewed. The sexual culture seen is one of relatively late age of first sexual intercourse, low level of partner(More)
Background/Purpose: As of 2011, approximately 747,000 Canadians suffer from some form of dementia; Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one such form. AD is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by significant neuronal death. Neuronal death has been associated with two pathophysiological features: 1) neurofibrillary tangles within the neurons, and 2) amyloid(More)
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