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Evaluating The Use Of Iot For Healthcare Providers In Treating Elderly NCD Patients In Malaysia

Chinnasamy A. Nambi Malarvizhi; Shamima Raihan Manzoor

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 696-705

Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) are one of the major health challenges, which has caused global concern due to their magnitude and high social cost. Industry 4.0 will significantly bring in IoT in the healthcare sector in an age of great growth in connected devices (up to 100 billion by 2030). The COVID-19 pandemic further accentuates the importance of using IoT in healthcare settings for both the providers and NCD patients due to controlled movements and enforced self-isolation throughout the world including Malaysia. In this regard, the improvement of “connected devices” has had a remarkable effect upon the entire healthcare sector and has been noticeably appreciated in “remote clinical monitoring”, “chronic disease management”, “preventive care”, and “assisted living” for senior NCD patients. This study intends to interpret the significance of IoT in connection with wearable technologies and digital healthcare. The study discusses several benefits of IoT like reducing cost, rising profits for the healthcare service providers in Malaysia, a higher level of success and productivity, and precision of “health monitoring and treatment systems”. The insights of this study will help the elderly NCD patients’ community and healthcare providers to recognise the significance of IoT Enabled Health Monitoring and Assistive Systems due to their significant contribution to improving healthcare in the country in the long run.

Predicting psychological distress: A cross-sectional study of Malaysian teachers

R Zirwatul Aida R Ibrahim; Wan Zaleha Mohd Zalam; Mazidah Mohd Dagang; Khatijah Omar; Azlina Abu Bakar; Siti Nazilah Mat Ali

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 505-515

Based on the theory underlying the Job Demands-Control (JDC) and Job Demands-Control-Support (JDCS) models, the current study examined the predictors of psychological distress involving job demands, job control and social support. The cross-sectional study designed involved 335 teachers from Kuala Terengganu, a district located on the East Coast of Malaysia. The regression analysis showed that job demands, job control and social support significantly predict psychological distress among teachers. Overall, this study contributes to the corpus of literature by using JDC and JDCS models in the context of the Malaysian culture. Improving job control and social support, reducing job demands considered as important factors to prevent psychological distress among teachers.

Hijab Fashion Consciousness Among Young Muslim Women In Malaysia

Siti Hasnah Hassan; Husna Ara

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 446-447

In recent years, Muslim women have espoused Hijab fashion as a part of Islamic faith by mixing the contemporary fashion trend to carry out their act of veiling. In turn, this situation has led to the rapid growth of global Islamic clothing market and opened numerous money-spinning opportunities for the fashion industry players. For them, it has become imperative to understand the perception of their Muslim consumers to offer the right product. Therefore, this research attempts to study what considerations articulate together in Muslim women’s hijab fashion consciousness. The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of self-congruity, modesty, conformity and need for uniqueness to the fashion consciousness. To find the effect of these four aspects on Hijab fashion consciousness, a self-administered survey with a structured questionnaire was conducted in Malaysia. Data were collected from 200 Muslim women in Malaysia who wear Hijab fashion and then, SmartPLS 3.2.8 was used to analyze the hypothetical relationships. The findings of this study revealed that self-congruity and the need for uniqueness have a positive effect on the hijab fashion consciousness of Muslim women. It refers that Hijab fashion marketers must consider these two aspects while creating or designing a hijab fashion to satisfy consumer's expectations.

Understanding Clinical Waste Management and the Risk of Cross-Contamination Diseases in Malaysian Public Healthcare Facilities

Marziah Zahar; Fauzuradhi Fazir

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 3926-3937

Clinical waste management in the hospital plays a considerable role in healthcare facilities, as it serves as the frontline that deals with clinical disposal, where zero cross-contamination exposure to the public must be ensured. In this paper, a preliminary study was conducted to investigate the biohazard container etiquette in a selected Malaysian healthcare facility. The yellow bin is a designated container used to dispose of contaminated clinical waste that could spread pathogenic microorganisms to humans. The findings show that several biohazard bins were positioned in non-restricted pathways containing general plastic, papers, and rejected medical parts. It is assumed that a lot of effort is required to educate both the public and the staff regarding biohazard bin etiquette. To date, more inspections are still being conducted to determine the impact of misusing the biohazard bin. Nevertheless, the authors are currently developing descriptive statistics to investigate the public awareness of biohazard bin etiquette in hospitals. A new strategy to improve clinical waste management sustainability in a healthcare facility is also being proposed

The Perspective of Malay Oldies: The Meanings of The Pantai Lido Waterfront’s Cultural Landscape

Mohd Amirul Hussain; Nur Afikah Idrus; Mohd Yazid Mohd Yunos; Nor Atiah Ismail; Nor Fazamimah Mohd Ariffin

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 283-300

Many researchers state that the sense of “meaning” plays an essential role in shaping the place’s cultural identity and symbolism. The sense of “meaning” is manifested through the formation of identity and symbolism, which is considered universal because it influences human perception. The sense of “meaning” in an area forms valuable memories that make the place unforgettable due to the influence of the elements of identity and symbolism that exist in it. This study’s objective is to analyse the criteria elements of the cultural landscape in Pantai Lido that make up the sense of “meaning” from the perspective of Malays oldies in Pantai Lido. Furthermore, in achieving the objective, a qualitative method was conducted. It involved in-depth interviews and participant observation by collecting the informants’ perception, memories, attitudes, and beliefs as the subjective reality manifested at both of the psychological and social-cultural levels. The findings demonstrate the meaning of place as the factors that make Pantai Lido more noticeable and memorable. The results show that the meaning of place as a factor that makes Pantai Lido more unique and unforgettable. This study will carry on by suggesting a survey on the importance of meanings of place and its association involvement in developing a cultural landscape on the waterfront in Malaysia. This indicates that perhaps the local authorities and the policymakers need to improve and reshuffle the current regulations for waterfront development in Malaysia.

Evaluating The Use Of Iot For Healthcare Providers In Treating Elderly NCD Patients In Malaysia

Chinnasamy A. Nambi Malarvizhi; Shamima Raihan Manzoor

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 4364-4373

Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) are one of the major health challenges, which has caused global concern due to their magnitude and high social cost. Industry 4.0 will significantly bring in IoT in the healthcare sector in an age of great growth in connected devices (up to 100 billion by 2030). The COVID-19 pandemic further accentuates the importance of using IoT in healthcare settings for both the providers and NCD patients due to controlled movements and enforced self-isolation throughout the world including Malaysia. In this regard, the improvement of “connected devices” has had a remarkable effect upon the entire healthcare sector and has been noticeably appreciated in “remote clinical monitoring”, “chronic disease management”, “preventive care”, and “assisted living” for senior NCD patients. This study intends to interpret the significance of IoT in connection with wearable technologies and digital healthcare. The study discusses several benefits of IoT like reducing cost, rising profits for the healthcare service providers in Malaysia, a higher level of success and productivity, and precision of “health monitoring and treatment systems”. The insights of this study will help the elderly NCD patients’ community and healthcare providers to recognise the significance of IoT Enabled Health Monitoring and Assistive Systems due to their significant contribution to improving healthcare in the country in the long run.