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  1. Malayan Medical Journal, 1930;5:97-102.
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine
  2. Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine
  3. Chen PC
    Trop Geogr Med, 1971 Jun;23(2):173-82.
    PMID: 4327992
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine
  4. Colson AC
    J Health Soc Behav, 1971 Sep;12(3):226-37.
    PMID: 5110300
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine
  5. Chen PCY
    Soc Sci Med, 1975 Mar;9(3):171-80.
    PMID: 1129610 DOI: 10.1016/0037-7856(75)90054-2
    A variety of traditional medical systems thrive with vigour in Malaysia among the Malay, Orang Asli, Iban, Kadazan and Chinese peoples. The bases of these systems reflect the cultural concept of the “universe” of each ethnic group. It is noted that traditional medicine accomodates a larger proportion of illness thought to be due to supernatural causes than does modern medicine. Traditional medicine is supportive, personal and holistic in its approach in contrast with modern scientific medicine which tends to be mechanistic, impersonal, organ-oriented and individualistic. Modern and traditional medical systems are viewed as potentially complementary rather than contradictory. The traditional medicine-man can be viewed as a ritual specialist and a focus of social and emotional support for the patient, such a role being complementary to the role of the modern physician.
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine
  6. Chen PCY
    Family Practitioner, 1977;2:36-38.
    In the behavioural conceptual model of health education, behavioural pattern is placed first in the chain of events which can lead from health to disease. If such a model is acceptable, it implies that primary health education must be directed at those behavioural patterns that pre-dispose to diseases. There are obviously numerous behavioural patterns that one is familiar with which would pre-dispose to diseases. The paper discussed some of the more important examples to illustrate the role of behavioural patterns in the causation of disease and the consequential need for health education directed at such behavioural patterns. In relation to nutritional diseases, behavioural patterns in many areas of the developing world are a major contributory factor to the prevalence of protein calorie malnutrition. Such dietary restrictions may even cause the sick individual to be denied the very food he requires. Examples of behavioural patterns in relation to communicable and non-communicable diseases and to medical care were also discussed.
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine
  7. Karel SG, Robey B
    Asian Pac Cens Forum, 1988 Sep;2(1-2):1-4, 18-30.
    PMID: 12342138
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine*
  8. Ariffin W
    Arch Dis Child, 1994 Nov;71(5):452-6.
    PMID: 7826121
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine
  9. Ahmad S
    Nutr Rev, 1996 Nov;54(11 Pt 2):S169-71.
    PMID: 9110599
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine
  10. Ravindran J, Leow CH
    Med J Malaysia, 1996 Dec;51(4):409-14.
    PMID: 10968026
    This study aimed to look at the prevailing practice patterns of gynaecologists with regards to prophylactic oophorectomy and usage of hormone replacement therapy. Questionnaires were sent to the first 200 gynaecologists listed in the membership list of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia. The response rate was 30%. The results showed that most gynaecologists would perform prophylactic oophorectomy after the age of 49 years. The result was equivocal for the ages between 45 to 49 years. Of those who retained the ovaries at the age of 45 to the menopause, 55% did so because the ovaries were still functional. Almost all gynaecologists would prescribe hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after oophorectomy and the most commonly prescribed form was the oral type. Thirty-five per cent of gynaecologists claimed that more than 80% of their patients were compliant to HRT. The reasons perceived for the poor compliance were mainly poor knowledge and misconception.
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine/methods*
  11. Arokiasamy JT
    JUMMEC, 1996;1:33-36.
    A group of 265 urban private sector workers in Kuala Lumpur and adjacent Petaling Jaya responded to a self-administered questionnaires. Their knowledge of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, risk factors for and preventive measures against cardiovascular diasease a n d w h e n these should be started are relatively weak, though knowledge on symptoms of heart a attack are satisfactory. Relatively more males than females are current smokers and consumers of alcohol. Males tended to start smoking and drinking in their teen years while females tended to do so later in their non-teen years.
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine
  12. Hess SY, Zimmermann MB
    Eur. J. Endocrinol., 2000 Jun;142(6):599-603.
    PMID: 10822222
    The determination of goiter prevalence in children by thyroid ultrasound is an important tool for assessing iodine deficiency disorders. The current World Health Organization/International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (WHO/ICCIDD) normative values, based on thyroid volume in iodine-sufficient European children, have recently been questioned, as thyroid volumes in iodine-sufficient children from the USA and Malaysia are smaller than the WHO/ICCIDD reference data. Our objective was to describe ultrasonographic thyroid volumes in a representative national sample of iodine-sufficient Swiss school children, and to compare these with the current reference data for thyroid volume.
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine/methods*
  13. Awang Bulgiba AM
    JUMMEC, 2000;5:36-40.
    In 1999, the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine set up its website on the Internet (http://ummc.med.uni.edu.my/sps/. Setting up the website was a whole new experience for the author and many new things were learnt along the way. This paper describes how the website was constructed, the problems, and solutions to all these problems. The experience of the author in setting up the SPM website may be useful to others wishing to set up their own department websites. KEYWORDS: Internet, SPM, website, web page
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine
  14. Teh KH, Ling KH
    JUMMEC, 2000;5:86-88.
    A cross-sectional study on the prevalence of smoking among Form 3, 4 and 5 students of a rural national co-educational school was carried out using a selfadministered questionnaire. By the age of 18 years old, three quarters of boys had tried smoking compared with 12% of girls. About a third of boys were still smokers while only 0.7% of girls were still smokers. There was a higher prevalence of smokers among students who stayed with their parents and those who were working part-time. Most smokers knew about the dangerous and addictive effect of cigarette smoking but smoked because of "influence by school peers", "curiosity" and "to increase concentration and decrease tension".
    Matched MeSH terms: Preventive Medicine
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