Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff

Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff
Universiti Sains Malaysia | USM · School of Medical Sciences

MD, MSc, PhD
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Introduction
I'm an Assoc. Professor at Medical Education Department, School of Medical Sciences, USM. My research interest is on medical education in particular related to wellbeing, assessment, validity, psychological measurement & the quality of higher education. You're invited to submit papers to Educ in Med Journal (eduimed.usm.my). Follow my Educational TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@doc_saiful & email me for educational collaboration at msaiful_bahri@usm.my
Additional affiliations
January 2011 - December 2013
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Position
  • The Effectiveness of Medical Student Wellbeing for Stress Management of Medical Student, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Description
  • Stress Management, Medical Student, Mental Health, Stress, Stressor, Coping Strategies
May 2010 - April 2012
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Position
  • Career preferences of the undergraduate medical students during preclinical year in Universiti Sains Malaysia and its influencing factors
March 2010 - February 2011
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Position
  • Stress, Stressor and Coping Strategies among House Officer in HUSM
Education
July 2010 - April 2014
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Field of study
  • Medical Education
July 2007 - July 2009
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Field of study
  • Medical Education
July 2000 - July 2005
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Field of study
  • Medicine

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Publications (371)
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Purpose: Most of the resilience scales were developed for the non-medical population, therefore the purpose of this study was developing and validating a resilience scale for medical professionals – namely Medical Professionals Resilience Scale (MeRS). Methods: A questionnaire development and validation study was conducted. The resilience domains a...
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Background: Stress and burnout commonly threaten the mental health of medical students in Malaysia and elsewhere. This study aimed to explore the interrelations of psychological distress, emotional intelligence, personality traits, academic stress, and burnout among medical students. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 241 medical students....
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There are five sources of validity evidence that are content, response process, internal structure, relation to other variables, and consequences. Content validity is the extent of a measurement tool represents the measured construct and it is considered as an essential evidence to support the validity of a measurement tool such as a questionnaire...
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Validity evidence can be supported by five sources that are content, response process, internal structure, relation to other variables, and consequences. Response process validity measures the thought processes of users of the tested inventory as they respond to the assessment tool. These are commonly evaluated in the form of clarity of instruction...
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Survey-based studies are ubiquitous in medical, social, economic, psychological and behavioural research, where questionnaires are often used as the main research tool to collect various information from respondents. Given the importance of questionnaires to research, ensuring the validity of the questionnaires is critical to producing high quality...
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The internet is an essential part of our daily lives. Studies have reported various impacts of internet addiction on humans, including anxiety, stress and depression. The current study explores the prevalence of internet addiction and its relationship with psychological distress among medical students in Malaysian public university. The current cro...
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The digital realm has changed the evolving landscape of medical professionalism. In this context, the authors have developed the Medical Education e-Professionalism (MEeP) framework to navigate the desired competencies of healthcare professionals in the digital world. This mission-based framework has three constructs of professional values, behavio...
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Teaching anatomy is a challenging task to anatomists as they need to stimulate students' three-dimensional visualisation ability. Despite the needs for lecturers to be competent in instructional design and delivery, many anatomists are unsure about elements of effective teaching as the fundamental work on this area is scarce. Since anatomy is mainl...
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Test anxiety (TA) affects students in health professions education (HPE) academic performance and well-being, and has long-term consequences that last beyond graduation, jeopardizing patients' access to the best possible health care. This study aimed to investigate and categorize the factors that influence TA among HPE students and provide evidence...
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The prevalence of distress among medical students continues to rise. Studies have shown that stressrelated to examinations – test anxiety (TA) – is the most frequently reported source of distress. Research on the relationship between TA and assessment modalities is thus critical for determining the potential ramifications of this problem. This stud...
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The presenter share tips and tricks to successfully publishing scoping review papers based on his experience.
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The increasing spread of infectious diseases in Malaysia has resulted the topic of vaccine acceptance and rejection gaining traction in academia. The recent outbreak of the COVID-19pandemic undoubtedly has manifested the never-ending debate of the topic of immunisation both academically and in public discourse. Thus, it is appropriate and timely to...
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The application of gamified elements to PBL to promote student engagement has not been systematically described. Hence, we conducted a review based on Arksey and O’Malley’s five-stage scoping review framework, involving research question identification, relevant study identification, study selection, data charting, and result collating and reportin...
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Background: Globally, social networking sites are substantially used for indulgence, content, and interaction. Despite this, the worst impact of prolonged use of social networking sites has been associated with physical, mental, and long-term well-being. Its impact on medical students is a significant concern for many medical schools and administra...
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Resilience is a key factor that reflects a teacher’s ability to utilize their emotional resources and working skills to provide high-quality teaching to children. Resilience-building interventions aim to promote positive psychological functioning and well-being. However, there is lack of evidence on whether these interventions improve the well-bein...
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Over the past three decades, growing literature have examined the role of resilience in helping individuals to thrive from adversities. Resilience was studied among children growing under high-risk conditions, genocide survivors, immigrants, patients, and recently, physicians. Through a narrative review, this article critically examines resilience...
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Knowledge on surface anatomy enables medical students and graduates to locate anatomical structures exteriorly, improve their clinical and procedural skills and interpret ultrasonographic and radiographic images. Hence, a standard surface anatomy knowledge is essential for attainment of clinical skill competency. Nevertheless, there is lack of atte...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has given an opportunity for us to rethink on assumptions about higher education. In view of the general crisis the pandemic caused, especially in emergency remote teaching (ERT) situation, educators from all levels and contexts experienced the necessity of rethinking their roles, the ways of supporting the students’ learning...
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Background There is increasing evidence on the exponential use of technology-based social media in medical field that has led to a proliferation of unprofessional behaviors in digital realm. Educating, training, and changing the behaviors of healthcare professionals are essential elements to restrain the rising unprofessional incidents. Therefore,...
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Background Coping denotes cognitive, emotional and behavioural struggles to tackle a troubled person-environment association. Therefore, coping strategies (CSs) are vital for mental well-being. Widespread research studies have explored this domain, targeting caregivers, nurses, physicians and medical teachers, but limited research has been done to...
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Purpose The global mobility of medical student and trainee populations has drawn researchers' attention to consider internationalization in medical education. Recently, researchers have focused on cultural diversity, predominately drawing on Hofstede's cross-cultural analysis of cultural dimensions from general population data to explain their find...
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Background: Medical Professionals Resilience Scale (MeRS) is a four-point Likert scale for measuring resilience in the domains of control, resourcefulness, involvement, and growth. This 37-item inventory was previously validated among Malaysian health professionals. To increase the evidence of validity of MeRS, this study attempted to cross validat...
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To become skilled physicians, medical students must master surface anatomy. However, the study of surface anatomy is less emphasized in medical and allied health science curricula, and the time devoted to direct engagement with the human body is limited. This scoping review was designed to answer one research question: 'What are the elements and st...
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This publication is the outcome of the online International Policy Forum (IPF), July 6–8, 2021, organised by the International Institute for Educational Planning of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IIEP-UNESCO) in partnerships with the Commonwealth Tertiary Higher Education Facility (CTEF) and Universiti Sains M...
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Background Medical students are vulnerable to test anxiety (TA), which impacts their professional lives and jeopardizes the optimal health care of their patients. The qualitative exploration of TA among medical students is crucial to understanding the problem. Hence, this study examined medical students’ insights into TA and their suggestions on ho...
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In the practice of medicine, resilience has gained attention as on of the ways to address burnout. Qualitative studies have explored the concept of physician resilience in several contexts. However, individual qualitative studies have limited generalizability, making it difficult to understand the resilience concept in a wider context. This study a...
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This presentation explains the principles of team-based learning, discusses the activity sequence of team-based learning, explores the benefits of team-based learning, and reflects on the challenges in team-based learning.
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Various methods have been implemented in the medical field to foster professional basic skills among students. Nevertheless, the contribution of a community placement programme (CPP) with regard to first year of medical students is still unclear. The study objective is to explore how CPP contributes to the development of professional basic skills a...
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The virtual microscope has been employed as an adjunct tool to teach optical microscopy for histology learning in medical schools. However, there is no reliable evidence in the literature that virtual and optical microscopy impacts students’ learning. This study focuses on comparing two different methods in learning histology in Universiti Sains Ma...
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Over the past three decades, growing literature have examined the role of resilience in helping individuals to thrive from adversities. Resilience was studied among children growing under high-risk conditions, genocide survivors, immigrants, patients, and recently, physicians. Through a narrative review, this article critically examines resilience...
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Clinical reasoning is the thought process that guides practice. Although a plethora of clinical reasoning studies in healthcare professionals exists, the majority appear to originate from Western cultures. A scoping review was undertaken to examine clinical reasoning related research across Asian cultures. PubMed, SciVerse Scopus, Web of Science an...
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Background Medical professionalism education intends to produce virtuous and humanistic healthcare professionals who demonstrate perseverance and professional integrity. However, today’s medicine has embodied a mammoth transformation of medical practice towards sns and the digital realm. Such paradigm shift has challenged the medical professional’s...
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This presentation shares the main and emerging trends in medical education during the pandemic era.
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As the COVID-19 course remains uncertain and volatile, online medical education (eME) has become the lifeline for the continuity of medical education delivery. This presentation examines the enablers to eME during the COVID-19 and proposes a framework to ensure a resilient and future-ready eME. Enablers related to learners, educators, institutions,...
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Introduction: Caretakers are the vulnerable group to burnout and stressor. Identifying potential stressors in the caretakers of children with cancer might lead to an effective prevention strategy for caretaker burnout. This study aims to examine burnout and its correlation with stressors among the caretakers of children diagnosed with cancer. Metho...
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The aim of this study was to analyse the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that describe the current circumstances of medical educationists in the School of Medical Sciences in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), particularly towards preparing themselves for becoming a regional hub in medical education. A total of 21 documents, includin...
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The purpose of this study was to compare the male and female medical students’ perceptions of the flipped classroom (FC) using the Zoom online platform during the COVID-19 pandemic. A mixedmodality study proceeded for first-year undergraduate medical students (n = 149). Three topics (learning how to learn, stress management and doctor-patient commu...
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The neurofeedback stimulus content has direct implications for the efficacy of the psychophysiological applications for neurofeedback modality. In particular, enhancements of neurofeedback stimulus content can facilitate improvements in the efficacy of neurofeedback applications in clinical practice. To further elaborate on this aspect, this study...
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Physician burnout has been recognized as a public health crisis. However, there is a paucity of burnout studies in the context of medical internship. We assessed the prevalence and relationship between various training characteristics, personal variables, resilience, and coping with burnout in a cross-sectional study involving 837 interns from ten...
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The speaker highlighted the main and emerging trends in health professions education research based on his observation, experience, and literature.
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Background Despite a rapid rise of use of social media in medical disciplines, uncertainty prevails among healthcare professionals for providing medical content on social media. There are also growing concerns about unprofessional behaviors and blurring of professional identities that are undermining digital professionalism. This review tapped the...
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Background and Objectives: Medical Professionalism (MP) establishes the trust between society and doctors. We aimed at finding frequently highlighted qualities of MP in the l literature. Methods: We searched PubMed and Scopus for attributes of MP, using terms, “Professionalism,” “Medical Students,” and “Undergraduate Medical Education”. We included...
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Objective : Swift desirability of people have arisen towards YouTube videos for keeping abreast of the ever-evolving situation with COVID-19 occurrence. We aimed to determine easy to understand and educationally beneficial 'awareness videos' of COVID-19 available on YouTube, based on the viewers' engagement. Methods: We gathered YouTube videos usin...
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Background Stress and burnout commonly threaten the mental health of medical students in Malaysia and elsewhere. This study aimed to explore the interrelations of psychological distress, emotional intelligence, personality traits, academic stress, and burnout among medical students. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted with 241 medical st...
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Purpose Most of the resilience scales were developed for the non-medical population, therefore the purpose of this study was developing and validating a resilience scale for medical professionals – namely Medical Professionals Resilience Scale (MeRS). Methods A questionnaire development and validation study was conducted. The resilience domains an...
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Problem-based learning (PBL) emphasizes learning behavior that leads to critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaborative skills in preparing students for a professional medical career. However, learning behavior that develops these skills has not been systematically described. This review aimed to unearth the elements of effecti...
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Assessment is a process of judgments on individual student progress and achievement of learning outcomes. It covers classroom-based assessments as well as large-scale, external assessments and examinations in either physical or digital settings. The term assessment experience refers to understanding how assessment influences learning behaviours. Th...
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Introduction: Designing an engaging teaching strategy that enhances the clinical application of anatomy knowledge is important for effective learning. Hence, this study was carried out to evaluate the outcomes of team-based learning (TBL) approach on students' learning during gross anatomy practical classes. Method: A randomised-controlled trial wa...
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The new norm, due to the recent pandemic, is inevitable and has changed the way people live. It leads to social distancing, personalized space, small group-based activities, and increase the use of digital platforms in daily activity. It has also given a great impact on the way higher education being carried out around the globe. During the first w...
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The new norm, due to the recent pandemic, is inevitable and has changed the way people live. It leads to social distancing, personalized space, small group-based activities, and increase the use of digital platforms in daily activity. It has also given a great impact on the way medical education being carried out around the globe. The main challeng...
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The objectives of ATAP-NEPAH are to enhance and nurture healthy habits among adolescents as well as to empower adolescents in inculcating these healthy habits among them. Health education through peer-to-peer approach is used to instill the knowledge on important areas such as sexual and reproductive health, smoking, substance abuse, illegal street...
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This presentation introduces the basics of scientific writing and KAP study.
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a global health threat and has placed an extraordinary demand on healthcare workers around the world. In this study, we aim to examine the prevalence of burnout and its associated factors and experience among Malaysian healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic through an embedded mixed-method stu...
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This presentation share experience in 2020 Malaysian University during the pandemic COVID-19
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Background The Anatomy Education Environment Measurement Inventory (AEEMI) evaluates the perception of medical students of educational climates with regard to teaching and learning anatomy. The study aimed to cross-validate the AEEMI, which was previously studied in a public medical school, and proposed a valid universal model of AEEMI across publi...
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This report was prepared for the IIEP-UNESCO research project ‘SDG4-Flexible learning pathways in higher education’ in collaboration with Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia and Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA). The study aimed to produce knowledge and pr...
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This article described the context, planning and implementation of a video-conference-based undergraduate student selection exercise held in response to restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. A task force has brainstormed the ideas and decided a face-to-face interview using a video conferencing application which was the best way to achieve the...
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Well-being is a combination of feeling good and functioning well, and that in order to advance well-being science, we need a multi-dimensional approach to definition and measurement. To understand wellbeing in the 21st century requires an understanding of transformative digital technologies as drivers of change not just in human material circumstan...
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a global health threat and has placed an extraordinary demand for healthcare workers around the world. In this study, we aim to examine the prevalence of burnout, its associating factors, and experience among Malaysian healthcare workers through an embedded mixed-method study design. We found that more...
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This presentation revisit the utility of assessment, discuss the concept of psychometrics, explore the connection between psychometrics and assessment in medical education, and envision strategies to promote positive assessment culture in medical education.
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Background: This study investigated the outcomes of multiple mini interviews (MMI) and personal interview (PI) on personality traits, emotional intelligence, perceived educational environment, and stressors. Methods: A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted on two cohorts of pre-clinical medical students who were selected by MMI and PI res...