Normina Binti Ahmad Bustami

Normina Binti Ahmad Bustami
UCSI University | ucsi · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

M.D., MHSc (Clinical Nutrition) Ph.D

About

26
Publications
2,628
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
31
Citations
Introduction

Publications

Publications (26)
Article
Objectives This prospective cohort study aimed to examine the association between chronotype with nutritional and psychosocial factors in pregnant women. Methods Chronotype of the subjects was determined using Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ), whereby higher scores indicate greater morningness. Sleep quality and psychological distress w...
Article
Full-text available
Ambient air pollution is a significant contributor to disease burden, leading to an estimated 4.2 million premature deaths and 103.1 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) annually worldwide. As industrialization and urbanization surge in Asia, air pollution and its corresponding health issues follow suit. Findings on disease burden in deve...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Global disease burden attributable to air pollution has remained a major issue of concern over the years. Epidemiological findings on air pollution adverse effects to human respiratory and skin however remain limited with regards to disease burden assessment in Malaysian. Thus, this study aimed to compare association of ambient air PM2.5 concentrat...
Article
Background Obesity has been linked to DNA damage. The modifiable risk factors may modulate the impact of obesity on DNA damage.Objective This study aimed to assess DNA damage and its association with dietary nutrient, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and concentration of hair heavy metals of obese and non-obese women.MethodA case–control study w...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Introduction: Wound infection is a global health concern especially in the tropical regions. It is crucial to ensure none or minimal bacterial growth for speedy recovery as well as to reduce risk of scaring. This research aimed to evaluate antimicrobial effect of plant-based extracts of Quercus infectoria and Acorus calamus in standard bacterial st...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Introduction: Adverse health effects due to air pollution have become a major global public health concern over the decades. Epidemiological studies are suggestive of PM2.5’s adverse effect on human skin; however, the findings remain limited. This study aims to compare the association of ambient air PM2.5 with skin dryness and itchiness among indoo...
Article
Psychological distress during pregnancy may increase the risk of adverse maternal and infant outcomes. Past studies have demonstrated the association between circadian disturbances with psychological health. However, the roles of chronotype and social jetlag on psychological state during pregnancy are yet to be identified. We aimed to examine the p...
Article
Full-text available
Introduction: Consumption of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHMs) have escalated globally. They are preferred treatment for minor diseases or disorders. In Malaysia, CHMs are common home remedies during pregnancy and postpar-tum. Angelica sinensis (Danggui) is a staple CHMs during postpartum for purpose of nourishing blood and resolving stasis. Concerns...
Article
Full-text available
Introduction: In Malaysia, herbal medicines are used for variety of reasons including health promotion and home remedies during pregnancy and postpartum with Manjakani (Quercus infectoria) as one of the most commonly consumed herbs. Herbal medicines consumption had been linked to heavy metals contamination and transfer from mother to infant and may...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Circadian rhythm plays an important role as our internal body's clock that synchronizes behavior and physiology according to the external 24-h light-dark cycle. Past studies have associated disrupted circadian rhythm with higher risk of miscarriages, preterm birth and low birth weights. This paper described the protocol of a prospectiv...
Article
Full-text available
Stem cell research and treatment hold much promise and expectation both globally and locally to date with a lot of interest garnered. The aim of this survey was to assess their knowledge, awareness and perception towards stem cells based on their employement level, as well as insight on healthcare personnel‘s acceptance of stem cells from religious...
Article
Full-text available
Chronic diseases are rising in number and have become the leading cause of mortality in the world. These diseases can be controlled via diet and lifestyle modifications. Nutrigenomics recently emerge as a study area endeavoring to understand one’s response to diet at molecular level. Despite its rapid development, limited number of health care work...
Article
Full-text available
The loss of cognitive capability is a serious problem affecting the elderly population globally. This study aimed to determine different perspectives on cognitive stimulating activity and the engagement in different types of cognitive stimulating activity in order to preserving cognitive reserve among the elderly in Malaysia. CRI questionnaire and...
Article
Full-text available
Menopause is a physiologic phase in women life involving hormonal changes that could lead to severe menopausal symptoms and thereafter affecting one’s quality of life. Moreover, army wives lead stressful lives. In this study, we aimed to determine quality of life among army wives during menopausal transition as well as to investigate possible assoc...
Article
Full-text available
All around, natural medication is an undeniably sought after elective drug. They had been expended for ages to enhance one’s prosperity. In Malaysia, Malay home grown medications (MHMs) are ordinarily expended amid pregnancy and baby blues by moms of the Malay people group. This investigation is a similar poll consider including 106 baby blues Mala...
Article
Full-text available
Anti-aging medicine cultivates a target for medical intervention. However, it is still a controversial topic which needs more research to provide a better understanding of safety and efficacy of anti-aging medicine. This study is aimed to evaluate Malaysians’ demand and awareness of anti-aging medicine. A questionnaire with 17 questions in four par...
Article
Full-text available
Background and objectives: Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition among adolescents and young adults. Its relationship with the dietary intake is highly debatable and equivocal. This study aimed to identify the association between acne vulgaris and dietary intake among Malaysians. Methods and study design: A case-control study was conducted in...
Conference Paper
Poor sleep quality has been linked with serum low vitamin D and impaired lipid profile in both adults and children in some ethnics. Since there is no data available for Malaysian population, this study is aimed at assessing association of serum vitamin D level, lipid profile and sleep disturbance among Malay women. An analytical cross sectional stu...
Conference Paper
Acne vulgaris is one of the most common skin diseases seen by physicians. It has been postulated that the high glycemic index (GI) foods play an important role in the pathogenesis as well as recovery of acne vulgaris. Furthermore, the multicultural diversity gives rise to a variety of food preferences amongst Malaysians. Thus, this study was aimed...

Network

Cited By