Planetary Health – The Next Frontier – papers are now available on ASM Science Journal

The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine organised the 12th annual APRU Global Health Conference with the theme “Planetary Health – The Next Frontier ”. It was held at the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Malaya from 28-30 October 2018. Association of Pacific Rim University (APRU) is the only network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia, and Australasia. The papers from the conference have been published in the ASM Science Journal.


Planetary Health: An Adaptive Challenge and a Collective Responsibility
Raudah Mohd Yunus and Noran Naqiah Hairi


The Kuala Lumpur Statement on Planetary Health from the Association of Pacific RIM Universities Global Health Program
Mellissa Withers, Michael Cousineau, Noran Naqiah Hairi, Sanjay Rampal and Heather Wipfli

Health Literacy Among Urban Malaysian Elders: A Descriptive Study
Raudah M. Yunus, Mohd S.A. Saman, Aishah Zubillah, Kerry B. Juni, Ahmad S.A. Gaairibi, Alyani N. Yahaya, Ameera Zolkaflee, Amnie F.A. Suhairi, Dayang F.A.A. Bolhasan, Falin A. Lesen, Janet N. Philip, Khairatun H.M. Amjaduzzahwi, Khairunnisa A.M. Fadir, Lina K.M. Jamal, Nurin N. Persori, Qamarina Z.D.K. Anuar, Randee E. Stephen, Sharina Jamaludin, Suhairy Osman, Nurhuda Ismail and Zaliha Ismail

WaSH Facilities and Diarrhoea Occurrence at the Eco-zones of Abra de Ilog, Philippines: A Comparative Assessment
F.R.C. Paro, V.B. Molina, B.B. Magtibay, V.F. Fadrilan-Camacho, M.F.T. Lomboy and H.G.C. Agosto

KOSPEN: From the Community, for the Community, by the Community
Feisul Idzwan Mustapha, Shiehafiel Fieqri Hussin and Rosnah Ramly

Air Pollution and School Children Respiratory Diseases in Indonesia: A Cohort Study
Haryanto, B. and Djafri, D.

Relative Validity of a Food Frequency Questionnaire among Multi-ethnic Working Population in Malaysia
Foong Ming Moy, Jui Yee Eng, Tracy Shiow Yen Lew, Sanjay Rampal, Ahmad Ali Zainuddin and H.B(as). Bueno-de-Mesquita

The Preparedness of Lebak District as a District of Human Rights Care
Dumilah Ayuningtyas, Asri Nur Maulidya and Raden Roro Mega Utami

Assessing Safety Management and Practices in Improving Safety Performance and Quality of Care in West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia
H.N. Au Yong, S.P.R. Charles Ramendran and L. Surienty

What Predicts Smoking Cessation Intervention Among Healthcare Providers in Malaysia? The Importance of Attitude and Self-efficacy Characteristics
Siti Idayu Hasan, Farizah Mohd Hairi and Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin

Social Support and Quality of Life among Older Adults in Malaysia: A Scoping Review
Tengku Amatullah Madeehah T. Mohd, Awatef Amer Nordin, Choo Wan Yuen, Noran Naqiah Hairi and Farizah Hairi

Distribution of Household Tobacco Expenditure and Household Affordability of Tobacco Products in Malaysia
Wei-Leong Tan, Chiu-Wan Ng and Bhoo-Pathy Nirmala

Longitudinal Association Between Chronic Pain and Physical Disability Among Rural Community Dwelling Older Adults in Malaysia
Y.M. Chan, N.N. Hairi, A. Yahya, W.Y. Choo, F. Hairi, N. Ismail, D. Peramalah, S. Kandiben, Z. Mohd Ali, S. Ahmad, I. Abdul Razak and A. Bulgiba

Developing and Testing the Psychometric Properties of the Parental Digital Security (P-Dis) Questionnaire for Malaysian Parents
Muhd Zulfadli Hafiz Ismail, Nik Daliana Nik Farid and Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki

Knowledge of Doctors in Ministry of Health Facilities on Clinical Practice Guidelines Management of Tuberculosis (3rd Edition) in Malaysia
Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki, Siti Norsyuhada Roffeei, Erni Zurina Romli, Roza Sarimin, Punitha Makeswaran, Mat Zuki Mat Jaeb, Zamzurina Abu Bakar, Umadevi A. Muthukumaru, Radziah Jabir, Balqis Abd Ghani and Hanin Farhana Kamaruzaman

The Antihypertensive Properties of Moringa oleifera Crude Leaf Extract in Epinephrine-treated Rats
Angelica Stephanie K. Mun͂oz, Melissa Mari C. Maan͂o and Miriam P. de Vera

The Effective Strategies to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review
Rama Krishna Supramaniana, Marzuki Isahak and Noran Naqiah Hairi

Communication Accommodation in Healthcare Provider-Patient Exchange
Karuthan Chinna and Aditya Karuthan

Factors Associated with Influenza Vaccination Uptake Among Healthcare Worker in Tertiary Hospitals in Perak, Malaysia
Rosidah Omar, Mas Ayu Said and Nasrin Agha Mohammadi

Environmental Hazards in Elderly Nursing Homes in Jakarta, Indonesia
Indri H. Susilowati, Bonardo P. Hasiholan and Chandra Satrya

Diagnostic Accuracy of Two Dengue NS1 Tests: New Biosensors-Based Rapid Diagnostic Test Versus Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay
Zhuo Lin Chong, Shamala Devi Sekaran, Hui Jen Soe , Devi Peramalah , Sanjay Rampal Lekhraj Rampal and Chiu Wan Ng

Voices of Older Adults: Understanding the Meaning of Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation in a Malaysian Rural Community
Calyn Tan Jen Ai, Choo Wan Yuen, Noran Naqiah Mohd Hairi and Mohd. Alif Idham Abd. Hamid

The Burden of Care and its Health Impacts on Older Caregivers: A Scoping Review
Hazfaneza Ab Halim, Farizah Mohd Hairi and Choo Wan Yuen

Communication Accommodation: Do Nurses and Patients Speak the Same Language?
Aditya Karuthan, Sheena Kaur, Krishnakumari Krishnan and Khatijah Lim Abdullah

Health Inequality in Wealth Disparity: A Narrative Review of Indonesia’s Health Coverage Protection Against PovertyGita Miranda Warsito and Wake Adisasmito

The Different Level of Stress and Eating Behaviour Among Secondary School Adolescents in Rural and Urban Area in Malaysia
Nurfazlinda Md Shah, Nasrin Aghamohammadi and Hazreen Abdul Majid

Post-Disaster Health Status and Coastal Infrastructure Reconstruction After the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Ai Tashiro and Tomoki Nakaya

Adolescent Mental Health Literacy and its Association with Depression
Sarbhan Singh, Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki and Nik Daliana Nik Farid

Impact of Mobile Phone Use on Headache and Sleep among Working Adults in Surabaya Indonesia
S.J. Kosasih, C.K. Tan and E.S.S. Tan

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