Emotional Eating, Stress, Food Purchasing and Consumption among Malaysian Undergraduate Students in Klang Valley during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Emotional Eating, Stress, Food Purchasing and Consumption among Malaysian Undergraduate Students in Klang Valley during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wen Shean Mak, Hip Seng Yim, Hui Suan Ng and Shashikala Sivapathy

Faculty of Applied Sciences, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He & Ni Academy, The Boulevard Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Centre for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

*Corresponding author email: shashikala@ucsiuniversity.edu.my (SS) / hsyim@booyaholdings.com (HSY)

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia since March 2020. This had led to major lifestyle disruptions including university students, influencing the way they perceive stress and their psychological well-being, which in turn prompted a shift in their behaviour towards food.

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Factors Affecting Poor Performance Among First Year Medical Students: A Qualitative Survey

Factors Affecting Poor Performance Among First Year Medical Students: A Qualitative Survey

Rafidah Bahari, Norfaizatul Shalida Omar and Atikah Abdul Latiff

Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

*Corresponding author email: rafidahbahari@cyberjaya.edu.my

ABSTRACT

Introduction: First Year MBBS students usually face a difficult time adjusting to the tough medical curriculum eve without the pandemic. Recently in the University of Cyberjaya, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of students performing poorly at the recent Year 1 end of course examinations.

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever among Pharmacy Students in University of Cyberjaya

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever among Pharmacy Students in University of Cyberjaya

.Zainol Akbar Zainal, Nurul Adilla Hayat@Jamaluddin, Fariza Fadzil and Nurul Ain Natasha Shah Rizan

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Family Health Development Division, Ministry of Health, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

Pharmacy Department, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

*Corresponding author email: zainol.akbar@cyberjaya.edu.my

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Dengue is one of the leading public health concerns in Malaysia which could lead to health complications and fatalities. Selangor has had the highest cases of dengue for the past few years. Up until June 2022, Sepang was reported as the district with 5th highest dengue cases in Selangor.

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Effectiveness of Good Storage Practices Implementation in IMARET Warehouse

Effectiveness of Good Storage Practices Implementation in IMARET Warehouse

Zakuan Kamil Khazali, Ahmad Rashidi Mohamed Tahir and Aina Yazrin Ali Nasiruddin

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya (UoC), Cyberjaya, 63000, Selangor, Malaysia

Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (IMAM) Response an Relief Team (IMARET), 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

*Corresponding author email: rashidi@cyberjaya.edu.my

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Good storage practice (GSP) is one of the guidelines that needs to be implemented in a pharmaceuticalbased warehouse to ensure the safety, efficacy and quality of pharmaceutical products stored as well as inventory movement. Globally, World Health Organisation (WHO) has established their Annex 9 World Health Organisation Guide to Good Storage Practices for Pharmaceutical Products to be adopted and adapted by local authority of each country. In Malaysia, National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) is the local authority under Ministry of Health Malaysia has established local Good Distribution Practice Guidelines that includes the GSP elements based on the guideline from the WHO guideline.

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Review Of Herbal Products For Treating Common Cold

Zainol Akhbar Zainal

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Introduction
Have you ever had symptoms of roughness or soreness of the throat, development of nasal discharge, sneezing, and irritation of the upper respiratory tract before? Well, most people in the world have and those are the classic symptoms of the common cold. The common cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract (URT) caused by approximately more than 200 different viruses. In 2004, the United States Census Bureau, International Data Base reported that approximately 1 billion of cold cases are reported each year, mostly affecting children. In Malaysia, the extrapolated incidence of the common cold in 2004 almost reaches 5.5 million cases.

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Preliminary Evaluation of Halal Status in Respiratory, Immunological Products and Vaccines in Malaysia

Suraiya Abdul Rahman, Wan Rosalina Wan Rosli, Ahmad Rashidi Mohamed Tahir, Siti Nor Amirah Mohd Isa, Mohamed Awang, Amrahi Buang, Mohd Halim Khalid, Mohd Adlan Adnan, Syazfeeza Salleh, Zhari Ismail
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Faculty of Pharmacy, University College MAIWP International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysian Pharmacists Society, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

Pharmacy Branch, Health Services Division, Malaysian Armed Forces HQ, Ministry of Defense, Malaysia

Department of Pharmacy, Tuanku Mizan Armed Forces Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

*Corresponding author email: suraiya@cyberjaya.edu.my

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Muslim consumers and patients are showing a growing interest on the halal (permissible) status of pharmaceuticals. This descriptive study was done to explore the halal status of selected respiratory and immunological products, and vaccines available in 2 government hospitals in Malaysia

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Qualitative study on medication delivery services (MDS): perspective of pharmacists and caregivers

Qualitative study on medication delivery services (MDS): perspective of pharmacists and caregivers

Thavamani A/P Madhivanan, Mariani Ahmad Nizaruddin and Shaharuddin Abdul Rashid

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

*Corresponding author email: mariani@cyberjaya.edu.my

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Face to face communication between pharmacist and patient in a pharmacy is the best optimum and safest way of dispensing and delivering medications by a licensed pharmacist to a patient. Increasingly more common due to technological advances and the Covid-19 pandemic, medication delivery services are carried out at hospitals and community pharmacies as one of the value-added services (VAS) provided for patients’ medicines supply.

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Characterization of Coronary Artery Disease Patients Managed in an Outpatient Facility in Selangor

Nur Aliah Binti Mustaffa Kamal, Ahmad Rashidi Mohamed Tahir, Wan Rosalina Wan Rosli

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

*Corresponding author email: rosalina@cyberjaya.edu.my

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) remains a major disease in the world. As CAD often presents suddenly with little warning, identification of early cardiac disease could allow intervention that may be effective in slowing the progression. To this end, characterization of patients would be useful to aid healthcare practitioners to plan the best care needed by individual patients.

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Anxiety Level, Sleep Quality and Physical Activity among Malaysian University Students in the KlangValley during COVID-19 Pandemic

Anxiety Level, Sleep Quality and Physical Activity among Malaysian University Students in the KlangValley during COVID-19 Pandemic

Chong Peik Chee, Hip Seng Yim, Hui Suan Ng and Shashikala Sivapathy

Faculty of Applied Sciences, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He & Ni Academy, The Boulevard Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Centre for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

*Corresponding author email: hsyim@booyaholdings.com (HSY) / shashikala@ucsiuniversity.edu.my (SS)

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The movement control order (MCO) imposed by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused several changes for all individuals including the university students. Some of the changes include lifestyle, physical activity and sleep quality that influence mental health especially the anxiety level of university students.

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Fall Among Geriatric Patients: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes

Zainol Akbar Zainal, Rosnani Hashim and Nur Aisya Abu Bakar

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Department of Pharmacy, Hospital Kajang, Selangor

*Corresponding author email: zainol.akbar@cyberjaya.edu.my

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Fall among geriatric patients has become a great concern that leads to public health problem, including in Malaysia. To date, there is lack of local published studies on the prevalence of fall among geriatric patients and its associated clinical outcomes.

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