Sumaiyah Mat

Sumaiyah Mat
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · Centre for Healthy Ageing and Wellness Faculty of Health Sciences

BAScIS (Hons) (Biotechnology) , MAppStats Ph.D (Medicine) (Malaya)

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Introduction
Obtained PhD in Medicine (2017) studied on Osteoarthritis and falls in Older Adults. Currently attached to Centre for Healthy Ageing and Wellness, Faculty of Health Sciences UKM
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - present
University of Malaya
Position
  • PostDoc Position
February 2018 - August 2018
University of Malaya
Position
  • PostDoc Position
February 2016 - January 2018
University of Malaya
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (65)
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Introduction: osteoarthritis (OA) of knee has been reported as a risk factor for falls and reduced balance in the elderly. This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of physical therapies in improving balance and reducing falls risk among patients with knee OA. Methods: a computerised search was performed to identify relevant studies up...
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Osteoarthritis (OA) exacerbates skeletal muscle functioning, leading to postural instability and increased falls risk. However, the link between impaired physical function, OA and falls have not been elucidated. We investigated the role of impaired physical function as a potential mediator in the association between OA and falls. This study inclu...
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Objective: To compare the relationship between postural control and knee and hip osteoarthritis in older adults with and without a history of falls. Methods: Fallers were those with ≥ 2 falls or 1 injurious fall over 12 months. Non-fallers were volunteers with no falls in the past year. Radiological evidence of osteoarthritis with no reported sy...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of fear of falling (FoF) and psychological symptoms in explaining the relationship between osteoarthritis (OA) symptom severity and falls. Individuals aged .>=65 years with 2 falls or 1 injurious fall over the past 12 months were included in the falls group, while volunteers aged .>=65 years wit...
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Introduction: The two-minute step test (2MST) has been used to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness and optimum scores are needed for performing activities of daily living with ease among older persons. However, there is limited information on the mediating role of cognitive impairment on 2MST performance and the 2MST normative data. Hence, we aim t...
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BACKGROUND Emerging evidence has linked visit-to-visit, day-to-day and 24-hour ABPM blood pressure variability (BPV) with cognitive impairment. Few studies have, however, considered beat-to-beat BPV. This study, therefore, evaluated the relationship between beat-to-beat BPV and cognitive function among community-dwellers aged 55 years and over. ME...
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The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of physical inactivity and identify the predictors for low physical activity among community-dwelling older persons living in Malaysia in 3 years follow-up. In this prospective study, physical activity levels were measured using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly. The arbitrary cutoff fo...
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Purpose: To determine the risk of adverse outcomes among prefrail and frail individuals with and without cognitive impairment as well as those with isolated cognitive impairment compared to robust individuals without cognitive impairment. Methods: Data from the Malaysian elders longitudinal research (MELoR) study were utilised. Baseline data wer...
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Purpose of Review To conduct a scoping review of articles which have evaluated BPV and cognitive function. Articles with keywords, titles or abstracts containing the terms ‘cognitive’ OR ‘cognition’ OR ‘dementia’ AND ‘blood pressure variability’ were identified from CINAHL, Medline, PMC and Web of Science. Recent Findings Methods of acquisition an...
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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic syndrome demonstrated with metabolic components imbalance upon insulin resistance, insulin insufficiency and hyperglycaemia. Meanwhile, osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint degenerative condition resulting in chronic inflammation. As the prevalence of diabetes rises, so does the risk of OA, as it has been demonstrate...
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Background Falls among older adults have become a global concern. While previous studies have established associations between autonomic function indicator; heart rate variability (HRV) and blood pressure variability (BPV) with fall recurrence, as well as physical inactivity and psychological disorders as risk factors for falls, the influence of ph...
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To evaluate the role of PhA in diabetes in a large population of older adults with a high prevalence of diabetes in order to gain new insights on the potential diagnostic and prognostic role of PhA in individuals with diabetes. Cross-sectional study. Teaching Hospital. 1085 individuals aged 55 years or over. Phase Angle was obtained using bioimpeda...
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Background Mental illness represents a major global burden of disease worldwide. It has been hypothesised that individuals with mental illness have greater blood pressure fluctuations that lead to increased cardiovascular risk and target organ damage. This systematic review aims to (i) investigate the association between mental illness and blood pr...
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Background While anticholinergic use is associated with stroke, dementia and mortality, few have evaluated its potential link with falls. To determine the relationship between anticholinergic cognitive burden (ACB) and falls over five years using the Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research (MELoR). Methods Community-dwelling adults aged 55 years an...
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While the impact of osteoarthritis (OA) on the older person's quality of life (QoL) has been established, the associations are complicated by numerous potential mediators and variations in diagnostic criteria. This study was conducted to explore the relationship between OA and QoL and the influence of physical performance, symptoms severity, and ps...
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This study aimed to determine undergraduates’ mental health status, quality of life and burn-out status in clinical and non-clinical programs as well as its association during COVID-19 pandemic period. A cross sectional survey was carried out by distributing the questionnaire through online social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twi...
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Background As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in data collection methods have been introduced in research to ensure continuity despite physical distancing and lockdown restrictions. However, little is currently known about the potential differences in information collected using these traditional face-to-face methods compared to the inco...
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Background: Rapid population aging occurring in developing nations necessitates innovation to ensure we continue to gain ground on aging research despite pandemic threats. While developed nations have resorted to virtual communications, this is challenging in developing nations due to poor internet connectivity and digital literacy. Objectives:...
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Introduction Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of physical impairment in older persons. Few studies have determined the relationship between the presence of OA and frailty. We evaluated the prospective relationship between knee pain and frailty in a Malaysian longitudinal cohort. Method Data from Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research (MELoR) s...
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1. Introduction While it is considered well-established that falls are associated with reduced physical and psychological function, this has yet to be accurately quantified in international studies. The protocol of the Life After Falls (LiAF) study and preliminary data from this study are presented here. 2. Methodology The LiAF study aims to recrui...
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Objectives While metabolic syndrome, falls, and frailty are common health issues among older adults which are likely to be related, the potential interplay between these three conditions has not previously been investigated. We investigated the relationship between metabolic syndrome with falls, and the role of frailty markers in this potential rel...
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Objectives: To determine the temporal relationship between the presence of knee pain and knee pain severity identified at baseline with fall risk, fear of falling and changes in instrumental activity of daily living at 12-months follow-up. Methods: This was a prospective study from the Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research (MELoR) study involving...
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This study aimed to identify factors that influence the implementation of fall prevention programs from the perspectives of the family physician (FP). A cross-sectional survey was conducted with all 1800 members of the Academy of Family Medicine, Malaysia. Sixty (54%) and 75 (67%) FPs did not routinely ask older people about falls and fear of falli...
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The Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research (MELoR) study found 1 in 4 residents aged 65 years and over living in the Klang Valley of Malaysia fall at least once a year in their survey conducted between 2013 and 2015. Recent figures obtained from the First Older Persons’ National Health and Morbidity Survey conducted in 2018 revealed that 15% of Mal...
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Background Cross-sectional studies linking the association between obesity and falls are limited and their results are somewhat conflicting. The inconsistent evidence between obesity and falls could be explained by the utilization of different measures of obesity including BMI, WC, waist hip ratio (WHR) and percentage body fat (%BF) in different st...
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Background Cardiovascular problems such as orthostatic hypotension are common risk factors for falls in older persons. Arterial stiffness has been suggested as the key determinant of cardiovascular risk. Published evidence to support the assumption on the associations between arterial stiffness parameters and falls remains limited. Aim To determin...
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Introduction Falls in older persons lead to psychological as well as physical effects resulting in loss of quality of life, functional impairment and institutionalization. Previous studies have established falls in the previous 12 months as a risk factor for subsequent falls, but few have evaluated sequentially. This study aims to determine the seq...
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Background Fear of falling (FoF) is common in older people with a history of falls and increases the risk of future falls. It is postulated that individuals with FoF may lose the balance control in response to threatening situations due to psycho-emotional responses to a previous event. Little is known of how FoF influences postural control in olde...
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Introduction Previous studies have found that older adults with osteoarthritis (OA) were more likely to fall. However, the role of inflammation in OA severity, impaired physical function and increased risk of fall remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the association between the inflammatory biomarkers and OA severity. Me...
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Background One in three older adults fall each year leading to increased disability, hospitalizations and mortality. Recent studies suggested an increased risk of falls among obese individuals which may correlate with increased rates of falls hospitalizations. However, there is not much information supporting the hypothesis that obesity may influen...
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Background Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a highly prevalent NCD affecting 20-30% of worldwide population with a rapidly rising prevalence in LMICs. It has been suggested that DM is one of the important risk factors for falls in older people attributed to complications. However, only a handful studies has evaluated the mechanisms of falls in diabetes....
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The consumption of medications with anticholinergic activity has been suggested to result in the adverse effects of mental confusion, visual disturbance, and muscle weakness, which may lead to falls. Existing published evidence linking anticholinergic drugs with falls, however, remains weak. This study was conducted to evaluate the relationship bet...
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Objectives: While the negative impact of falls in older persons has been recognized, the association between knee pains and falls remains inconclusive due to underreporting and undertreatment of knee pain. This study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between knee pain and knee pain severity with falls risk and to further determine factors...
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Knee pain is often underreported, underestimated and undertreated. This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence, burden and further identify socioeconomic factors influencing ethnic differences in knee pain and symptoms of OA among older adults aged 55 years and over in Greater Kuala Lumpur (the capital city of Malaysia). The sample for the...
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The current evidence on the relationship between a higher body mass index (BMI) and falls in older adults is conflicting. This study, therefore, evaluated the relationship between BMI and falls and explored underlying mechanisms for this relationship. Data from 1,340 individuals from the Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research study, obtained throug...
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Aim To evaluate the relationship between waist-to-hip ratio and fall-related outcomes in community-dwelling individuals aged 55 years and above. Findings A higher waist-to-hip ratio remained independently associated with increased risk of falls compared to those with a lower waist-to-hip ratio. Message Waist-to-hip ratio should be measured when a...
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To determine the effectiveness of an individually-tailored multifactorial intervention in reducing falls among at risk older adult fallers in a multi-ethnic, middle-income nation in South-East Asia.Pragmatic, randomized-controlled trial.Emergency room, medical outpatient and primary care clinic in a teaching hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Indiv...
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Study protocol. Registered protocol of the MyFAIT study. (PDF)
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CONSORT checklist. Completed CONSORT 2010 checklist of information to include when reporting a randomised trial for the MyFAIT study. (PDF)
Conference Paper
Aims: To determine the relationship between sarcopenia, obesity and falls among community-dwelling older adults Methods: Cross-sectional analysis was conducted from the first-wave data of a longitudinal cohort study recruited through stratified random sampling from electoral rolls. The presence of falls in the preceding 12 months was recorded along...
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Aim To determine the association between vitamin D and knee pain among participants of the Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research (MELoR) study. Method This was a cross‐sectional study from the MELoR study consisting of a representative group of 1011 community‐dwelling older persons (57% female), mean age 86.5 (54–94) years; 313 were Malays, 367 C...
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Background and purpose: Exercise-based interventions, such as the Otago Exercise Program (OEP), are effective in preventing falls in the older adult. Previous studies evaluating the OEP have determined falls, lower limb strength, or balance outcomes but with lack of assessment of hand grip strength. The objective of this study is to evaluate the e...
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While the prevalence of falls among Malaysian older adults is comparable to other older populations around the world, little is currently known about fear of falling in Malaysia. The Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) and short FES-I scales to measure fear of falling have not yet been validated for use within the Malaysian population, and a...
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Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered an established risk factor for falls. Published studies evaluating secondary falls prevention strategies among OA sufferers are limited. Objective: To evaluate the effect of a personalized home-based exercise program to improve postural balance, fear of falling and falls risk in older fallers with kn...
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Several barriers have prevented adequate evaluation of falls in OA: the lack of homogeneity in OA diagnostic tools used and the heterogeneous nature of OA itself. Therefore, a holistic evaluation of OA and falls using analogous OA definitions to clinical practice is important. This was a case-control study involving 389 individuals aged ≥65 years (...
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The CASP-19 is an age-specific measure of quality of life. It comprises four domains: control, autonomy, self-realisation and pleasure, and is widely used in large cohort studies in temperate climates. Our objective was to translate the CASP-19 into Bahasa Malaysia and validate it for use in older Malaysians in their three commonly used languages o...
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Aim To explore the association between Osteoarthritis (OA) and syncope among older individuals in Malaysia. Material and Methods Participants aged ≥65 years with a history of two falls or one injurious fall over the past 12 months were recruited from the Accident and Emergency, Primary Care and Geriatric outpatient departments. Control individuals...
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Aim To evaluated the association between Osteoarthritis and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) among older individuals with a history of falls in Malaysia. Material and Methods Participants aged ≥65 years with a history of two falls or one injurious fall over the past 12 months were recruited from the Accident and Emergency, Prim...
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Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) has been reported as an important risk factor for falls. However, few studies have evaluated the potential mechanisms of falls among individuals with OA. We conducted a pilot study to evaluate the use of a balance platform to assess postural stability for older fallers with symptomatic OA (SOA) in our setting. Method...

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This study aims to identify novel putative biomarkers for early OA by metabolome analysis in individuals with Diabetes Mellitus Specific objective: 1- To compare urine metabolomic profiles among non-OA, early OA and late OA in individuals with Diabetes Mellitus 2- To correlate urine metabolites with serum level inflammatory markers, and morphological changes as quantified by MRI 3- To study the discriminatory power of the identified urine metabolites on different stages of OA in individuals with Diabetes Mellitus
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To develop early diagnostic strategies and interventions to reduce the burden of cognitive frailty in the rapidly ageing population within lower and middle income countries
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This University of Malaya Impact-oriented Interdisciplinary Research Grant funded programme comprises three arms: 1. Medical- evaluates the psychological impact of falls and its influence on post-fall physical activity 2. Biomedical engineering- evaluates the influence of psychological status on heart rate and blood pressure responses in fallers 3. Built environment- evaluates the interaction between the home environment and post-fall behaviour Collaborators: Samuel Nyman, Bournemouth Karen Morgan, Perdana-RCSI UM Investigators: Tan Maw Pin (PI, Medicine) Lim Einly (Project leader, Engineering) Ainoriza Mohd Aini (Project leader, Built Environment) Khoo Phaik Lin Selina Mohd Idzwan Bin Zakaria Khoo Ee Ming Mazlina Mazlan Ng Siew Cheok Nurliza Binti Khaliddin Nori'zzati Saedon Khor Hui Min Sumaiyah Mat Goh Choon Hian Wan Nor Azriyati Wan Abdul Aziz Hazrina Haja Bava Mohidin Noor Rosly Hanif