Aniza Ismail

Aniza Ismail
Faculty of Medicine Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia · Department of Community Health

MD,MCommHlth,PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Aniza is an associate professor and currently a Senior Medical Lecturer at Medical Faculty Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is a Public Health Medicine Consultant and Clinical Pathway Coordinator. Her main interests are health management , quality of care and health economics. She has supervised more than 100 postgraduate students since 2006 and involved about 80 research projects. She has published books and about 70 full articles. She also has presented papers in conferences.
Additional affiliations
January 2006 - July 2017
Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM)
Position
  • Coordinator of Master of public health
January 2006 - present
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Position
  • Professor (Associate) Healthcare system and health economics

Publications

Publications (99)
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The disruptive potentials of drones are rapidly growing including for the delivery of blood samples in healthcare. Maintenance of the quality of blood samples is important to ascertain that the drone is a safe mode of transportation, particularly during emergencies and in critical cases. The influence of the drone carriage material on blood samples...
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Objectives: To study the prevalence of tinnitus, its characteristic and its association with anxiety and depression among active-duty army personnel and veterans. This study also wants to determine the correlation of Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) with Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale (HADS) among active-duty army personnel and veterans at Hosp...
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Introduction Even in a country with a tax-based healthcare financing system, health insurance can play an important role, especially in the management of chronic diseases with high disease and economic burden such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). The insurance coverage among T2DM patients in Malaysia is currently unclear. The aim of this study w...
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Introduction: The Family Doctor Concept (FDC) programme was introduced to public primary care clinics in late 2013 as part of the reform agenda in the primary healthcare delivery system. The study aimed to develop a validated and reliable instrument to evaluate the FDC implementation fidelity in primary care clinics. Methods: The instrument, which...
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Background: Cognitive frailty (CF) as a potential risk factor for dementia, functional disability, poor quality of life, and mortality. The aim of this study was to explore the health care-related utilization and out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures, sociodemographic characteristics, and comorbidities among elderly Malaysians with CF. Methods: A cro...
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Objective: To analyze readiness assessment of health facilities for providing postpartum family planning services after project-based scale-up activities ended. Methodology: A mixed-method research design was used and using an audit tool, postpartum family planning readiness to perform specific functions was assessed through descriptive analysis an...
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Following the global trend, Malaysia is moving towards an aging population. With the change in age ratio, there will be more age-related diseases and challenges that need to be managed appropriately. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of successful aging (SA) among pre-retirement Malaysian public servants and the predicting factors. A cro...
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Pakistan has one of the highest unmet needs for family planning among low and middle-income countries. Postpartum family planning (PPFP) is considered to have the potential of significantly improving the contraceptive prevalence rate and reducing the unmet need for family planning. Jhpiego (John Hopkins Affiliate) implemented a PPFP pilot project i...
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Aim: The goal is to explore available evidence and provide greater clarity to what is described as psychosocial intervention to improve cognitive function among older population with MCI as well as identifying areas for future research. Methods: An electronic literature search of PubMed, Cochrane, Ebscohost, Medline, Scopus, and gray resource was c...
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Background: Cognitive frailty (CF) is identified as one of the main precursors of dementia. Multidomain intervention has been found to delay or prevent the onset of CF. Objective: The aim of our present study is to determine the effectiveness of a comprehensive, multidomain intervention on CF; to evaluate its cost effectiveness and the factors i...
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Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious health threat to people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This study aimed to identify the characteristics, unsuccessful TB treatment rate, and determinants of unsuccessful TB treatment outcome among patients with TB-HIV coinfection in Kuala Lumpur. Methods: This was a cross-sectional stud...
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The application of artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise in the healthcare industry. However, the study on the physicians’ perspectives is still lacking. The study aimed to examine physicians’ attitudes, expectations, and concerns regarding the application of AI in medicine. A cross-sectional study was conducted in October 2019 among physicia...
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Objective: To identify the key factors that contribute to the successful scale-up of pilot projects, with emphasis on factors that are proven helpful in the successful scaling up of health interventions. Methods: Grey literature was searched at the library of the University of Kebangsaan, Malaysia, on database engines Google Scholar and Science...
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Objective: To determine patients characteristics and admission outcomes of COPD readmissions at a teaching hospital in Kuala Lumpur. Study design: Retrospective review of medical database at Hospital Canselor Tuanku Mukhriz (HCTM). Subjects and Methods: Casemix database of COPD admissions for 2016 and 2017 was extracted. 321 readmissions involving...
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Introduction Patient satisfaction is widely used to measure quality of healthcare by identifying potential areas for improvement. Aim of study is to assess patient satisfaction towards pharmacy services and its associated factors using newly developed questionnaire among outpatients attending public health clinics. Materials and methods Public Hea...
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Life expectancy from birth is increasing dramatically. Due to this increase, the population of elderly people will increase. Consequently, geriatric related illnesses will increase leading to increased necessity to build up comprehensive and coordinated cost effective health care services appropriate for elderly people. Frailty is not a disease, bu...
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Introduction: Medical products transportation has become an important research topic requiring multidisciplinary collaboration among experts in medicine, engineering, and health economics. Current modes of transportation are unable to overcome the limited settings in maternal healthcare, particularly during the event of obstetric emergencies. The...
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Background Recently, there is a concern on cognitive frailty, as a potent risk factors for dementia, functional disability, poor quality of life and mortality among elderly. Cognitive frailty is a reversible pathological transitional stage between healthy aging and disability; it is associated with increased health care utilization and co-morbiditi...
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Background: Following the global trend,Malaysia is moving towards an aging population. With the change in age ratio, there will be more age-related diseases and challenges that need to be managed appropriately. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of successful aging (SA) among pre-retirement Malaysian public servants and the predictors. Me...
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Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious health threat to people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS) is one of many efforts done as part of ending TB, in which all confirmed TB sputum smear positive cases properly given treatment and monitored by the healthcare providers or family membe...
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Objective: To develop a Malay version of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) and Mini-Tinnitus Questionnaires (Mini-TQ) and to determine its validity and reliability in assessing the quality of life of Malay-speaking patients with tinnitus. Study design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects and methods: The original English THI and Mini-TQ were tran...
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Medical products transportation has become an important research topic requiring multidisciplinary collaboration among experts in medicine, engineering and health economics. Current modes of transportation are unable to overcome the limited settings in the event of obstetric emergencies. The drone is an immensely promising medical products aerial t...
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Background Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious health threat to people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This study aimed to identify the characteristics, unsuccessful TB treatment rate and determinants of unsuccessful TB treatment outcome among patients with TB-HIV co-infection in Kuala Lumpur. Methods This was a cross-sectional study. Th...
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Background: With the rise in prevalence of childhood tuberculosis (TB) globally, contact tracing should be a powerful strategy for early diagnosis and management, especially in children who are household contacts of active TB cases. Here, we aimed to determine the prevalence and factors associated with TB disease in children who are household cont...
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Objectives: This study aims to determine the prevalence of malaria in Sabah and its potential risk factors. Methods: This cross-sectional study has analysed secondary data obtained from the health clinics in Sabah, Malaysia from January to August, 2016. The Pearson Chi-square test was used to analyse the relationship between malaria infection an...
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Objective: The objective of this study is to establish the information about hearing loss, and audiological data among children with Down syndrome (DS). Design: This is a cross sectional study of Down Syndrome children in Malaysia Tertiary Centre (UKM Medical Centre) was conducted between from January 2017 till January 2018 Materials and method: 67...
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Background: There is limited evidence detailing the cost-effectiveness of psoriasis treatments in the Asian region. Therefore, this study is aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of 3 psoriasis treatments tailored for moderate to severe psoriasis, namely topical and phototherapy (TP), topical and systemic (TS), and topical and biologic (TB) reg...
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Occupational stress is a modern epidemic. Prevalence and predictors of occupational stress in specific workforce are critical in management of occupational stress. The aim of this review is to explore the current prevalence of occupational stress and its predictors among selected Malaysian working population based on published articles between year...
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Introduction: Malaria is one of the common vector-borne disease occurred in the world and the growing incidence especially in Sabah that make urge need to know its determinants. Objectives: This study aims to determine the prevalence of malaria in Sabah and its association with socio-demographic factors and geographical distribution. Study design:...
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Introduction: Clinical Pathway (CP) is a care plan provided for patients with medical problems using organized procedures. The establishment of standardization, the reduction in terms of the differences between each treatment process, cost containment, and the improvement of treatment quality are essential. Therefore, CP has been utilized in health...
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Introduction The availability of obesity specific quality of life measurement tool is limited. The Malay version of Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-Lite is an obesity specific quality of life questionnaire which has been translated for use in Malaysia. The aim of this study is to evaluate the validity and reliability of this questionnaire to me...
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The vast range of treatment protocols available for non-surgical management of chronic periodontitis can affect the consistency of clinical decision-making for dentists. This is further compounded by the different case definitions for periodontitis used in various clinical studies. The aim of this paper is to describe the steps taken leading to an...
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Rosnah Sutan,1 May Luu Yeong,1 Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy,2 Ahmad Shuhaila,2 Jaafar Rohana,3 Shareena Ishak,3 Khadijah Shamsuddin,1 Aniza Ismail,1 Idayu Badillah Idris,1 Saperi Sulong4 1Department of Community Health, 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3Department of Pediatrics, 4Department of Medical Records, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medic...
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The recent introduction of information technology has improved the quality of healthcare services. In many developing countries, including Malaysia, patients suffer from a shortage of trained medical specialists and teleconsultation (TC) would ease access to specialists. The need to know if doctors are willing to accept such technology has prompted...
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Occupational stress is a modern epidemic. Prevalence and predictors of occupational stress in specific workforce are critical in management of occupational stress. The aim of this review is to explore the current prevalence of occupational stress and its predictors among selected Malaysian working population based on published articles between year...
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The relationship based on trust is exceptionally important in healthcare, where life or death and quality of health are major concerns. Relational crack jeopardises the provision of quality healthcare when trust is taken for granted. Trust is believed to be the vital key to minimise medical negligence, lawsuits and patient complaints towards health...
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Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic disease that consumes a large amount of health-care resources. It is essential to estimate the cost of managing T2DM to the society, especially in developing countries. Economic studies of T2DM as a primary diagnosis would assist efficient health-care resource allocation for disease manageme...
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ABSTRACT Introduction: Malaria is one of the common vector-borne disease occurred in the world and the growing incidence especially in Sabah that make urge need to know its determinants. Objectives: This study aims to determine the prevalence of malaria in Sabah and its association with socio-demographic factors and geographical distribution. Stud...
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Background: Studies worldwide indicate that SMS service can increase effectiveness, quality, and efficiency as well as cost effectiveness. Objective: This research was conducted to find out outpatients' perception on the SMS service and its effectiveness in Hospital Selama, Malaysia. Hospital Selama is a government facility, located in a rural area...
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It is important to link health professional education to the health service needs of the private and public labour market so as to meet the plans of the health sector. Thus, the main focus of this study was to identify the present labour market requirements for the outcomes of health training institutes. A qualitative study was carried out among mi...
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Background: Asthma is a growing health problem, especially among children in many countries. In Malaysia, its prevalence has been increasing over the years. More initiatives are needed to be done in order to strengthen the policy to reduce this problem. Objective: This research study was aimed to determine the risk factors of the quality of life am...
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Context: Diabetes mellitus is a growing health problem in most countries. In Malaysia, there was an increase in prevalence over the years. This makes diabetes also a growing concern in Malaysia, which warrants strengthening of the prevention and control programme. Aims: This paper aims to describe the profiles of diabetes mellitus type 2 in tertia...
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As a front-liner in healthcare services, nurses play an important role in managing disaster victims. Thus, it is crucial for nurses to be prepared when facing disaster. The aim of this paper is to determine the knowledge of emergency nurses (EN) and community health nurses (CHN) with respect to disaster management, as well as identify predictor fac...
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Objectives: To determine the prevalence of glycaemic control and factors associated with poor glycaemic control [glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) ≥6.5%] among patients with type 2 diabetes treated in public health clinics in Johor, Malaysia. Study design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: A review of all patients aged over 18 years and with a di...
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Background: The idea of launching an internet-based self-management program for patients with diabetes led us to do a cross-sectional study to find out about the willingness, interest, equipment, and level of usage of computer and internet in a medium- to low-social class area and to find the feasibility of using e-telemonitoring systems for these...
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Objective: A clinical pathway is a multidisciplinary plan of care based on best clinical practice which is designed to minimize delay, optimize efficiency and maximize quality of care for patients. This study assesses the impact of the implementation of clinical pathways in February 2009 at Universiti Kebangsaan Medical Centre (UKMMC), a teaching h...
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The key goals of this study are to assess the quality improvement at health profession institutes and to detect the importance of quality improvement among the staff. It aimed to conduct a comprehensive evaluation for pyramids of health profession institutes, with an emphasis on improving change across all levels in the organization; these are: Lea...
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Malaysia and many parts of the world. Potentially modifiable risk factors for CVD include diabetes mellitus, hypertension, abdominal obesity, smoking and psychosocial stress. Over the last several decades, efforts to prevent or treat CVD risk factors have resulted in significantly lower...
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Globally, the health of the indigenous people is lagging behind as compared to the mainstream population in countries in which they live. Despite improved overall prosperity and population longevity, social and health inequalities seem to persist in this underprivileged community. Failure in delivering effective health promotion toward the indigeno...
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This paper aims to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with sedentary behavior among Malaysian adults. This study analyzed data from the National Health Morbidity Survey III, a cross-sectional nationwide study conducted in 2006. A total participants of 33 385 aged 18 and above were randomly recruited through multistage sampling. Si...
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Objectives: This study was to determine the stress level, and the common coping strategies used by the international postgraduate students in UKMMC, Cheras campus Kuala Lumpur to alleviate their stress. Methods: A cross-sectional study to determine the stress-level was conducted among the international postgraduate students in UKMMC, Cheras, Kuala...
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The aim of the study was to assess the level of physical activity and to identify the relationship between socio-demographic factors and personal characteristic with the level of physical activity among health care workers in UKM Medical Center (UKMMC). A cross-sectional study was conducted on health care workers in UKMMC such as lecturers, medical...
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Non-Leisure Time Physical is the main component of physical activity in Malaysia. The aim of this study is to study the associated factors related to Non-Leisure Time Physical (occupational & travel) in Malaysia. This data is from the Third National Health and Morbidity Survey, consisting of 32,575 respondents. It was a cross-sectional study among...
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Flood is the most costly, devastating and broad extending disaster in Malaysia. People who have experienced a flood have been shown to have a fourfold higher risk of psychological distress than to those not exposed to floods. Flood Psychosocial Response Services (FPRES) is a multi-sectorial programme which is designed to obtain a meaningful impact...
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric diagnosis made when someone including children who experiences traumatic stressor. Those who are exposed to a more severe trauma have highest level of PTSD. The aim of this study was to measure the prevalence of PTSD and its associated factors among 219 children who were affected by a form of na...
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Student's feedback is one of the most important considerations in health profession quality management. One of the most popular approaches for receiving feedback from students within individual institutions is the Student Satisfaction Approach. The aim of this study was to measure the satisfaction with educational services among health profession s...
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The rapid development in the health sector has spurred many healthcare organizations to improve their productivity and quality, particularly in terms of service. Clinical Pathways was introduced with the objective of improving the quality of care and services in health; while at the same time eyeing the possibility of reducing the medical expenses....
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Hospital information systems have evolved with the recent widespread, involving technology and target functions, and this involves the critical computer systems from multiple perspectives. Healthcare organizations increasingly use information technology as a basis for improving productivity and user satisfaction. A research had been done about the...