Akbariah Mohd Mahdzir

Akbariah Mohd Mahdzir
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia | UTM · Malaysian - Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT)

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Introduction
Dr. Akbariah Mohd Mahdzir brings ten years of psychometric research experience on board upon completion of her doctoral studies in Measurement and Evaluation. Her precise interest is on the aspect of instrument development and validation with the application of Rasch Model and Structural Equation Modelling. In addition, as the Deputy Director of UTM OTEC, Dr Akbariah is a part of a dedicated team that is responsible in the promotion of OTEC as a new industry to Malaysia.

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Purpose: The aim was to document the prevalence and predictors of anxiety and depression 5 years after stroke, across four European centres. Method: A cohort of 220 stroke patients was assessed at 2, 4 and 6 months and 5 years after stroke. Patients were assessed on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and measures of motor function and ind...
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A Malaysian state of Sabah is blessed with natural deep sea water (DSW). The presence of these DSW's offers a potential for OTEC power plant to be installed and operated using warm surface sea water (SSW) as a heat source and the cold DSW as a heat sink. In the operation, the power plant may need to spend a considerable amount of power to pump up t...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of predominant cultural values on banking disclosure. On one hand, Islamic banks have practiced Islamic principles which are universal for all countries. Islamic banks are expected to provide transparent information especially in terms of social and Shariah(Islamic) compliant information as Is...
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Objective: Deep sea water (DSW) accumulates many scientific shreds of evidence in treating obesity. Previous studies indicated that it reduces white adipose tissue (WAT) and body weight. WAT is energy storage fat, while beige adipose tissue is energy supply fat. In this study, the effects of DSW in the induction of beige adipocytes from mouse adipo...
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Waqf plays a very important role in Muslim societies. It has been the main source for various public services provided to communities. It has been marginalized as a mere charity, although it has historically been successful in producing sustainable income and reducing poverty levels in Muslim countries. Traditionally, the creation of Waqf is inculc...
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Purpose Halal industry is one of the most growing industries in the world. It refers to the industry in line with Islamic principles and requirements. The emergence of this industry aims to fulfil the need of Islamic compliance products and services. Surprisingly, the industry has been growing in both muslim and non-muslim countries. Assessing the...
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It is predicted that the world's primary energy demand would rise to 37% higher by the year 2040, and this would consequently increase current pressures on the global energy system. This would in turn make renewable energy more viable against non-depletable and sustainable energy. Malaysia has made an effort to meet this energy forecast by reducing...
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The study explored how employees' retention act as a valuable resource for corporate governance to increase and sustain firm's performance. Phenomenological approach is used to collect information from a sample of 50 employees in the education sector. After conducting semi-structured interviews, six themes were developed by using various statements...
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The actual current state of critical thinking skills of Malaysian undergraduate students is still vague, particularly the one that is assessed based on a Malaysian version of critical thinking test instrument. In response, this research adopted the Malaysian Critical Thinking Instrument - Version 4 (MaCTIv4). This instrument is based on the concept...
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Subject Definition: Entrepreneurship is any attempt at new business or new venture creation, such as self-employment, a new business organization, or the expansion of an existing business, by an individual, a team of individuals, or an established business. Problem Statement: Malaysia is amongst the few economies in the Asia Pacific and South Asi...
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This paper discussed the significance of lab equipment size and location in determining the laboratory design. The reviewed article " Insight of Laboratory Design " have pointed out some view on lab design. In perspective of physical asset management, the size and location of lab equipment needs to be considered as well in determining how the lab d...
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This study for the first time provides insight into the bacterial community in the benthic region of the Off-Terengganu Coastline, which is considered to be anthropogenically polluted due to heavy fishing vessel commotion. Subsurface bacteria were randomly collected from two locations at different depths and were examined using the 16S rDNA V3-V4 m...
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Figure S1. Illustration of surface current circulation on the South China Sea in June (left) and December (right). The surface current circulation in June indicates the Southwest monsoon season and December indicates the beginning of the Northeast monsoon season (Image was adapted from Bui et al. 2009).
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Figure S2. The rarefaction curve plot for TDS1 (Red) and TDS2 (Blue) was depicted based on ACE, Chao1, richness, and Shannon diversity indices. The curves were generated based on 97% similarity threshold.
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate shari’ah scholars’ views and experiences pertaining the shari’ah issues, challenges and prospects in Islamic derivatives. Specifically, this paper critically examines the criticisms toward conventional derivative instruments and the controversies surrounding underlying contracts and current Islami...
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Deep sea water (DSW) commonly refers to a body of seawater that is pumped up from a depth of over 200 m. It is usually associated with the following characteristics: low temperature, high purity, and being rich with nutrients, namely, beneficial elements, which include magnesium, calcium, potassium, chromium, selenium, zinc, and vanadium. Less phot...
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Five decades of extensive marine bacteria exploration has revealed a captivating bacteria physiological capability to regulate organic compound in the seawater, where each of bacteria has its own selective preferences when it comes to degrading the organic compound. Therefore, identification of marine bacteria may help to predict the occurrences of...
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In order to gain a first insight of bacteria community dispersion in the Terengganu Coastline, the subsurface bacteria were collected and investigated by combining 16Sr DNA Pyrosequence. A total of 15268 16SrDNA amplicons with 2156 unique OTUs that signify 24 phyla were obtained. Our investigation reveals that Sulfurovum sp.; a sulphur-degrade affi...
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Energy saving behaviour is unique and complex. The role of culture in shaping energy usage patterns in Japanese and Malaysian households is focused in this review study. The Japanese is much better in terms of energy savings behaviour in order to decrease the emission of the country. It will help to sort out energy usage patterns that are rooted in...
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Abstract— Ciguatera poisoning (CP) is a circum-tropical seafood poisoning caused by ingestion of marine fish that have accumulated toxin (ciguatoxin) produced by species of the benthic dinoflagellate genus, Gambierdiscus. Ciguatera is reported higher in the coastal cities in the Southern China and a few isolated cases is reported in Okinawa Prefect...
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Undoubtedly, investigation of each phenomenon and social behavior in a systematic approach reflects its scientific nature. In the process of rapid change that has taken place on the context of the knowledge-based economy, due to nature of the systematic approach, creativity and entrepreneurship have been founded as two really valuable powers. The I...

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My research will focus on reducing plastic waste and improving socio-economic activity in the tourist attraction zone
Archived project
To establish the properties of deep sea water as a source of mineral water for production for the benefits of health.