Soh Kim.Geok

Soh Kim.Geok

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Background Due to causing inability of self-regulation (ego depletion) and executive functions such as directed attention and visual searching for relevant information (e.g., the ball location and the position of teammates), mental fatigue impairs skilled performance in various sports. On the other hand, natural scenes could improve directed attent...
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Benson’s relaxation affects many symptoms among hemodialysis patients. A cluster-randomized active control clinical trial with three repeated measures; pre, 1-week, and 1-month post-intervention sought to evaluate the effectiveness of Benson’s Relaxation on pain and perceived stress (P&PS) among hemodialysis patients. Two governmental hospitals wer...
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Early assessment of malnutrition in cancer patients is very important. The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is often used to assess malnutrition in adult cancer patients. However, the diagnostic values of MNA are controversial. We aimed to analyze the diagnostic values of MNA in assessing malnutrition in adult cancer patients. A systematic search...
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Background: Many investigations have been performed on the effects of mental exertion that consumes self-regulatory resources and then affects physical and/or cognitive performance later on. However, the effect of manipulating self-regulation and interventions to attenuate this negative effect remains unclear. Moreover, there is continuous controv...
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Background Mental fatigue largely influences technical performance in soccer, including offensive and defensive skills. However, these effects on technical performance among the soccer players have not yet been aggregated to be assessed systematically. Objective The purpose of the review was to evaluate the impact of mental fatigue on soccer playe...
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Background: There is evidence that mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) can help one to recover from mental fatigue (MF). Although the strength model of self-control explains the processes underlying MF and the model of mindfulness and de-automatization explains how mindfulness training promotes adaptive self-regulation leading to the recovery of...
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Purpose: To evaluate the effect of Baduanjin on shoulder pain and range of motion in breast cancer survivors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted between October 2021 and December 2021 in China. Patients with cancer invading unilateral breast and stable disease for at least 6 months after radical resection were recruited, and non-i...
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Background Prior mental exertion consumes self-regulation and influences any subsequent physical or cognitive performance according to the strength model of self-regulation. However, the counteractive effect of self-regulatory strength training remains unclear. Objective This study aims to report a comprehensive systematic review investigating sel...
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Background: This study aims to present a critical review of the existing literature on the effect of core training on athletes’ skill performance, and to provide recommendations and suggest future research directions for both coaches and researchers. Methods: The data in this study were reported using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Re...
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Background It has been well investigated that nature exposure intervention can restore directed attention and improve subsequent cognitive performance. The impairment of decision-making skills in mentally fatigued soccer players was attributed to the inability of attention allocation. However, nature exposure as the potential intervention to counte...
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Background Resistance training has been widely used in various sports and improves competition performance, especially in swimming. Swimming performance is highly dependent on muscle strength, especially short distances. For adolescent athletes, the existing literature has bound to prove that resistance training is undoubtedly bound to improve swim...
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Background: Physical fitness comprises both health- and skill-related components that have been shown to correlate with the competitive ability of the athletes. Competitive ability of the athletes is strongly related to the positive or poor characteristics of physical fitness. Additionally, the adolescent stage is critical for the development of p...
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Background: The prevalence of heart failure is increasing, associated with high mortality and rehospitalization rate. The complexity and progressive clinical syndromes of heart failure have massively affected patients' quality of life. Heart failure self-care education provided by nurses seems to improve patients' knowledge and the clinical outcom...
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Background Although the elderly frequently engages in brisk walking as a form of exercise, little has been reported in the literature about the effect of brisk walking on health-related physical fitness, balance, and overall life satisfaction. Objectives The purpose of this systematic review is to determine the effect of brisk walking on the elder...
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Physical assessment skills are essential to clinical decision‐making in nursing as they help nurses to identify and respond to patients' deterioration. Nurses develop confidence and can detect any out‐of‐range parameters in diagnosing and treating patients. Prior studies surveyed 120 skills but did not explicitly assess critical care. To determine...
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Mental fatigue (MF) is a psycho-biological state that impairs sports-related performances. Recently, it has been proved that MF can affect basketball performance. However, a systematic overview detailing the influences of MF on basketball performance is still lacking. This study aims to investigate the effects of MF on the physical, technical, tact...
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The benefits of aerobic exercise for the elderly are well-known. They extend beyond cardiovascular changes and can reduce the inactivity-induced loss of strength, mobility, balance, and endurance that are vital for the safe performance of daily activities in older adults. However, the benefits of combined aerobic exercise with other exercises such...
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Background Mental fatigue is a psychobiological state induced by a prolonged duration of demanding cognitive tasks. The effects of mental fatigue on physical performance have been well investigated in the literature. However, the effect of mental fatigue on skilled performance in sports remains unclear. Objective This study aimed to report a compr...
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This research aims at determining the effect of blended learning, motivation, lesson hour on student achievement.The research method used is a survey method, with data collection techniques using a questionnaire. The population in this study were students of the Health and Recreation Physical Education Study Program, with a total of 221 UNY student...
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Background: The transition process of migration to work abroad can be challenging and, depending on how it is handled, can impact the job satisfaction level of these foreign-educated nurses. A clear understanding of migrant nurses’ job satisfaction is critical for effective translation of nursing practice across the health systems and cultures. Obj...
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There is evidence that functional training is beneficial for the overall physical fitness of athletes. However, there is a lack of a systematic review focused on the effects of functional training on athletes' physical fitness. Thus, the aimed of the present review is to clarify the effects of functional training on physical fitness among athletes....
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Objectives This review aims to identify types of the existing fall prevention education and their effectiveness in promoting fall risk awareness, knowledge and preventive fall behaviour change among community-dwelling older people. Background Fall prevention education is a cost-effective and helpful tool for reducing fall occurrences. Evaluation...
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This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Benson’s relaxation technique on anxiety and depression among patients undergoing hemodialysis. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials was conducted. Searching databases included EBSCO Host, PubMed, ProQuest, Science Direct, Sage Journals, Ovid, and Google Scholar from January 2000 to Septem...
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This study compares the static eye movement (eyes open and eyes closed) and dynamic balance amongst Iranian elderly with and without knee range of motion (ROM) limitations. The method used was a quasi-experimental before/after study. The participants consisted of 30 older Iranian adults, aged 60 or more (10 females and 20 males across two groups of...
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This study compares the static eye movement (eyes open and eyes closed) and dynamic balance amongst Iranian elderly with and without knee range of motion (ROM) limitations. The method used was a quasi-experimental before/after study. The participants consisted of 30 older Iranian adults, aged 60 or more (10 females and 20 males across two groups of...
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The objective of this paper was to examine the efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in decreasing depressive symptoms and intellectual disabilities (ID) among individuals with depression in Nigeria. In this randomized controlled trial, 101 participants with depression and ID, aged 18–60 years, who obtained 14 scores in the Beck De...
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Depression is a common mental health disease with a high risk of relapse in people with a mental health condition. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) showed higher efficacy in reducing depressive symptoms and prevent relapse for depressed patients. The study examined the effectiveness of MBCT versus the control group (CG) for the depression...
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With the older population increasing worldwide, depressive disorder in this cohort is a serious public health problem that contributes to increased healthcare costs and mortality. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of depression among older adults in Malaysia who attended a daycare centre and to identify the relationship between depressio...
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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was developed to prevent relapse in people with depressive disorders, and it help individuals better understand and manage their thoughts and emotions in order to achieve relief from feelings. Objective The objective of this paper is to review and evaluate the effectiveness of MBCT on the management of de...
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Background: Quality improvement projects have been widely adopted to prevent complications in the ICU. Objective: This paper describes nurses’ perceptions of implementation strategies and the potential sustainability of a practice change intervention to prevent complications in a Malaysian ICU. Design: A participatory action research using five foc...
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Background: Disorders of sex development (DSD) affect the quality of life of people who live with this condition. In developing countries, diagnoses of DSD are associated with a delay in presentation until the patients developed ambiguous physical traits and features. Purpose: This study explores the menstrual experiences of people with DSD and...
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Aim The aim of this study was to synthesize the experiences of people with disorders of sex development. Background The quality of life of people with disorders of sex development depends largely on the availability of good psychosocial and psychosexual management. There is a lack of qualitative systematic reviews of the literature on the experien...
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The study was designed to determine the perceptions of service quality and future intention to use campus fitness centers in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Mahasarakham University, Thailand. Data were collected using questionnaires distributed to 450 campus fitness center users comprising of faculty and staff from Mahasarakham university (n=25...
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Objective: This study aims to determine maternal stress and anxiety as perceived by mothers whose premature infants were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to identify maternal stress and its relationship with maternal and infant characteristics and anxiety. Background: Vulnerable premature infants commonly require special care...
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Parent’s perception of their children’s physical images such as body shape or type, weight and eating habit plays an important role in determine their attitude toward their children’s development. This study was conducted to determine perceptions of rural schools’ parents or guardians regarding their children’s body shape, weight and eating habit a...
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Promoting healthy lifestyle among nurses is important because they play a crucial role in health promotion. The aims of this study are to assess the physical activity level and health-promoting lifestyle among Bachelor of nursing students in Malaysia. This study involved 66 student nurses who are currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in the local go...
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Parents’ perception of their children’s weight and fat percentage may play an important role in developing and maintaining healthy lifestyle. This study was conducted to determine the perceptions of parents of first-grade students in a Malaysian urban school setting regarding their children’s weight and body fat percent. A descriptive statistic was...
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Aim and objectives The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a structured nursing intervention program on maternal stress and NICU‐related maternal ability after the admission of premature infants to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Background Mothers’ of premature infants may face stress having premature infants, and the...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of volunteer coaches in Malaysian schools about the relationship between organisational justice and organisational commitment. A cross-sectional correlational study using mail survey was conducted on 750 Malaysian school volunteer coaches. The subjects were selected using proportionate strati...
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Dalam konteks mendalami pengetahuan kejurulatihan dalam sukan di Malaysia khususnya di Sarawak, kajian ini bertujuan untuk mengkaji persepsi atlet pelajar terhadap tingkah laku kejurulatihan, di samping mengenal pasti tingkah laku kejurulatihan yang diingini oleh atlet pelajar serta tingkah laku yang sedia ada pada kejurulatihan sukan balapan dan p...
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This research examined how customers’ perceptions of service quality influence the degree of their involvement and psychological connection to a sport activity at a fitness center by applying the Psychological Continuum Model (PCM). Research instruments consisted of the PCM and SERVQUAL and administered to customers at a fitness centre in Malaysia...
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Introduction: This review paper aims to introduce yoga as a method for dealing with stress of children, and discusses how it can help them to balance body and emotion. Children need to listen inward: to their bodies, ideas and their feelings. Yoga helps children on being self aware and taking part in social activities. Method: This review attempted...
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The purpose of this study is to examine how the coping skills help student-athletes to overcome the competition stress. Fifteen student-athletes (8 female, 7 male) from selected universities in Asean (i.e., Indonesia and Malaysia) aged between 18 to 23 years old agreed to participate in this study. All of them are National university athletes repre...
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This study evaluated the effect of an intervention based on Transtheoretical Model on exercise behavior and examined TTM constructs as predictors of stages of change among Iranian adolescents. Fifty-six sedentary adolescents completed an assessment at baseline, 2 months, and 4 months. Repeated measures ANOVA and logistic regression were used to ana...
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ABSTRACT: One of the approaches often used by athletes in order to improve psychological ability is self-talk. Self-talk is the internal language of self. Psychologist states that self-talk can influence factors such as confidence, enthusiasm, diligence, concentration, and strength, as well as reduce anxiety. The purpose of this study was to examin...
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Studies have indicated that lack of regular physical exercise and not adhering to a health-promot- ing lifestyle among student nurses are barriers to their encouraging patients to exercise. On the other hand, nurses who personally embrace physical activity are more likely to encourage their patients to improve their health through physical activity...
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This study was carried out to determine the relationship between ethnicity/culture and analgesic consumption among patients from three main ethnic groups in Malaysia after breast cancer surgery. A retrospective study design was adopted, using medical records of 80 patients. The findings showed that the analgesic most consumed by the patients during...
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A direct relationship exists between rising living standards and weight-gain/health-related problems. This has become increasingly widespread resulting from increases in socioeconomic development and changes in lifestyle, related to physical, and behavioral health. The purpose of this study is to determine and further evaluate the differences in ph...
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Patients in ICU are commonly in a critical condition and they need several types of support such as mechanical ventilation to sustain their life. However, the supports provided can also create an unpleasant experience even after they have been discharged from ICU. This study aims to determine the types of unpleasant experiences suffered by post ICU...
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A direct relationship exists between rising living standards and weight-gain/health-related problems. This has become increasingly widespread resulting from increases in socioeconomic development and changes in lifestyle, related to physical, and behavioral health. The purpose of this study is to determine and further evaluate the differences in ph...
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The objective of this study is to identify tourists’ motives for visiting the National Park (Taman Negara) in Malaysia. In addition, this study also seeks to determine if motivational differences exist between foreign and local tourists for visiting Taman Negara. Dann’s (1977) push and pull theory was used as the theoretical framework to examine th...
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Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in many countries in the world. The aim of this research was to create awareness among adolescents and the general public about the health effects of obesity and to provide evidence on the relationship between obesity and CHD in Malaysian teens. Based on facts abov...
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To describe nurses' perceptions of evidence-based recommendations to prevent complications in a Malaysian intensive care unit. Ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter-related blood stream infection and pressure ulcer are three frequent adverse events in the intensive care unit. Implementing evidenced-based practice is critical in prevention of th...
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Studying Arab and Malaysian students at international schools appears new to the research field, as there is little in the way of data or literature review that has been obtained to date.The purpose of this study is to compare lifestyle parameters (physical activity, body composition, fitness level and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) risk factors) of...