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Vaccine ; 2022 Nov 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2096112

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The recent wave of COVID-19 cases has led to the potential need for booster doses. We surveyed 6,294 people and found that 87.6% reported willingness to take a booster dose, with vaccine efficacy rate being the most common reason cited to accept booster dose. Differences in acceptance rates were noted among those working in non-health related sectors, different ethnic groups as well as those who had taken viral vector vaccines.

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Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies ; JOUR
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2082455

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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of the daily growth in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia and government interventions on the daily returns of financial times stock exchange Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (FBMKLCI) and eight selected Bursa Malaysia sectorial indices for the period January 29, 2020 to March 31, 2021. Design/methodology/approach This paper adopts the multivariate generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity model to determine the effects for the entire study period and four sub-periods, i.e. pre-government intervention, movement control order (MCO), conditional MCO (CMCO) and recovery MCO phases. Findings This paper finds no evidence of the effect of the daily growth in confirmed COVID-19 cases on the returns of FBMKLCI and eight Bursa Malaysia sectorial indices for the full study period. However, the former has exerted different effects over the four sub-periods. Sectors that are positively affected for the MCO period are financial services and real estate investment trust. Yet, these sectors are negatively affected for the CMCO period along with the industrial products and services and technology sectors. Sectors that consistently demonstrate statistically insignificant results are construction, energy, plantation and utilities. Originality/value This study makes an initial attempt to investigate the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the returns of Bursa Malaysia sectorial indices over different phases of government interventions in Malaysia.

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Matematika ; JOUR(2):69-82, 38.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2081699

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has a massive impact on economic growth and the stock market. Due to COVID-19's high transmission rate, a movement control order (MCO) was enforced by the Malaysian government in four stages. Consequently, this situation has affected the stability and the relationship of stocks listed on Bursa Malaysia. Thus, this study is motivated to investigate and visualize a correlation of securities listed on FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI by employing a network analysis approach. The limitation of correlation analysis is that it only provides the strength and direction of the association, which is not visually shown in the graph. As a result, the network analysis technique is used to highlight the correlations between the stocks. The input of the network is based on the rate of return of each stock. The data is divided into two parts. The first duration is the period before implementation of MCO which is from 17th December 2020 to 17th March 2020. The second duration is during four stages of MCO which cover from 18th March 2020 to 3rd May 2020. There are changes in the interconnection between stocks in which seventeen stocks increased in the correlation measure during MCO. The importance of stocks is determined by applying centrality measures to disclose a topological structure of a network. This study finds that the stock with the highest connectivity based on the degree centrality before the MCO was unable to maintain the status as the central hub during the MCO. The results can assist the market participant to strategize the asset allocation to obtain well diversified portfolio. selection.

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Front Public Health ; 10: 936486, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2080284

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Aim: We examined the anxiety levels and coping strategies among staff and students of a tertiary educational institution during the COVID-19 pandemic and determined the association between anxiety level and coping strategies. Method: Through an online survey, we used Coronavirus Anxiety Scale (CAS) to measure the level of anxiety associated with the COVID-19 crisis and Brief Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (COPE) to assess the coping responses adopted to handle stressful life events. Coping strategies were classified as adaptive and maladaptive, for which the aggregate sores were calculated. Multiple linear regression was used to determine the predictors of anxiety adjusted for potentially confounding variables. Results from 434 participants were available for analysis. Results: The mean score (SD) of the CAS was 1.1 (1.8). The mean scores of adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies were 35.69 and 19.28, respectively. Multiple linear regression revealed that maladaptive coping [Adjusted B coefficient = 4.106, p-value < 0.001] and presence of comorbidities [Adjusted B coefficient = 1.376, p-value = 0.025] significantly predicted anxiety. Conclusion: Maladaptive coping and presence of comorbidities were the predictors of coronavirus anxiety. The apparent lack of anxiety in relation to COVID-19 and movement restriction is reflective of the reported high level of satisfaction with the support and services provided during the COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia. Adaptive coping strategies were adopted more frequently than maladaptive. Nevertheless, public education on positive coping strategies and anxiety management may be still be relevant to provide mental health support to address the needs of the general population.


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COVID-19 , Humans , COVID-19/epidemiology , Pandemics , Cross-Sectional Studies , Malaysia/epidemiology , Stress, Psychological/epidemiology , Anxiety/epidemiology , Anxiety/psychology , Adaptation, Psychological , Students/psychology
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International Journal of Computer - Assisted Language Learning and Teaching ; 12(4):1-20, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2066732

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This study explored the perceptions of students from different types of schools in Malaysia towards their online learning engagement during COVID-19's movement control order using Fredricks et al.'s framework of behavioural, cognitive, and emotional engagement. In addition to these variables, external support provided to the students was also considered. To this end, a questionnaire that examined the students' general online practices and online learning engagement was administered. Seven hundred sixty-eight students from four different types of secondary schools (national, Chinese, international, and high performing schools) responded to the questionnaire. The findings from the ANOVA analysis indicated that generally the respondents demonstrated positive online learning practices. However, the amount of time spent interacting with teachers online should be much improved. The findings also indicated significant differences in perceptions towards online learning engagement and external support based on school types.

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Sustainability ; 14(19):12926, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2066483

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To improve financial sustainability and promote economic stability, it is important to understand the intricate relationship between finance and macroeconomy. Thus, focusing on financial stress and macroeconomic sectors, this paper investigates macro-financial spillovers in China. First, we develop a high-frequency financial stress index based on eight daily financial indicators to measure the stability of China’s financial markets. Through event identification, we find that China’s Financial Stress Index can effectively reflect the stress situation of China’s financial market. Then, given that the traditional co-frequency method fails to deal with financial stress index and macroeconomic data with different frequencies, we employ the mixed-frequency spillover method to evaluate macro-financial spillovers to examine the connectedness between China’s financial market and the real side of the economy. We find that financial stress is the leading net risk output and primarily affects the loan sector;deterioration of economic conditions can lead to more apparent fluctuations in spillover effects, with spillovers from financial stress to others being the most susceptible;within the sample, the 2015 stock crash, U.S.–China trade friction, and COVID-19 have the most impact on macro-financial spillover effects. In addition, we track the results of different risk events on spillover effects across sectors.

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IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia ; 21(4):125-131, 2022.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-2067606

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INTRODUCTION: Medicine and communicable disease control are embedded in many Islamic teachings as conveyed by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through the Al-Quran, Al-sunnah, and Al-hadith more than 1400 years ago. Therefore, when the COVID-19 outbreak hit Malaysia, with the majority of the population being Muslims, the society should have been equipped with knowledge in dealing with this pandemic. This study investigates the knowledge towards dealing with COVID-19 based on the guidance of Al-Quran and Al- Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) among undergraduate students in Malaysia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study using self-constructed questionnaires was performed. The questionnaires were pre-validated and distributed to pharmacy and health sciences students via an online survey platform. One of the selection criteria was that the respondent must be a Muslim. RESULTS: The students scored a median of 26 (IQR 4) in the knowledge test. Students' percentage knowledge levels were divided into three categories: poor (n = 42, 15%);moderate (n = 207, 73%) and good (n = 33, 12%). The lowest scored knowledge item was observed on the Islamic terminology, Maqasid Shariah (4.3%), and differences between hadith and sunnah (20.9%). No significant differences in knowledge scores were observed in the pre-determined independent variables such as age, year of study, accommodation, and previous religious school admission. CONCLUSION: The study findings suggest that the students have a good understanding of scientific aspects of COVID-19 but lack knowledge in handling the pandemic as recommended by Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah. [ FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia is the property of International Islamic University Malaysia, Faculty of Medicine and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full . (Copyright applies to all s.)

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IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia ; 21(4):36-44, 2022.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-2067605

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INTRODUCTION: Prolonged COVID-19 symptoms is one of the major challenges in the management of the disease. As the number of COVID-19 cases increased drastically, the number of those with prolonged symptoms are also accumulating, either diagnosed or undiagnosed. This study aimed to identify the long-term clinical symptoms of COVID-19 and the associated risk factors among Malaysian populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey using Google Form link for distribution of a selfadministered questionnaire was shared and disseminated via online platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and Telegram. The inclusion criteria included those with a history of positive COVID-19 from 1st March 2020 until one month prior to the survey, and age above 18 years old. RESULTS: A total of 215 Malaysians participated, with 74% female respondents and a mean age of 36.4 years. Twenty-seven (12.6%) were asymptomatic when diagnosed with COVID-19. More than half (56%) still had symptoms at one-month of diagnosis, while 39% and 18% still had symptoms at the second and third months respectively. The most reported symptoms were lethargy (45.1%), difficult concentrating (22.3%) and cough (21.9%). Female, chronic lung disease and hypertension were significantly associated with prolonged symptoms at one month of COVID-19 infection. CONCLUSIONS: Lethargy, difficulty to concentrate and cough were the most common symptoms reported months after COVID-19 diagnosis. Apart from treating acute conditions, physicians should also be able to recognize and manage those symptoms. The findings of this study will help policymakers better grasp the social and economic consequences of long-term post-COVID-19 symptoms. [ FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia is the property of International Islamic University Malaysia, Faculty of Medicine and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full . (Copyright applies to all s.)

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International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science ; 11(6):307-313, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2067460

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Very few studies on the firm's financial performance impact on the Indonesia Stock Exchange during the Covid-19 pandemic, and some research findings only measure company performance in specific sectors or qualitative analysis with limited information. The novelty of this research is that it will investigate the firm financial performance on the Indonesia Stock Exchange during the Covid-19 pandemic based on a quantitative approach, especially on LQ-45 companies, which represent the most significant market capitalization and most active transactions. The purpose of the LQ45 stock index is to complement the Composite Stock Price Index (CSPI), which is evaluated every six months as reliable, objective information for financial analysis, investment managers, and investors. The LQ 45 index is a group of 45 firms selected based on considerations of liquidity and market capitalization, with the following criteria (www.idx.co.id ): i. Has been listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange for at least 3 months. ii.

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NeuroQuantology ; 20(11):3669-3687, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2067345

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Introduction: Globally, people who hesitant to receive COVID-19 vaccination were greatly influenced by their knowledge related to health. Therefore, address this knowledge gap, this research aims to evaluate the digital health literacy and vaccine hesitancy towards COVID-19 vaccine among different levels of education in Malaysia. Method(s): A total of 1546 Malaysian participated in this cross-sectional wed based survey. A standardized questionnaire was generated using Google form, and the link was shared through multiple social media platforms. Digital Health Literacy Instrument (DHLI) and WHO's vaccine hesitancy questionnaire were used to evaluate the digital health literacy and vaccine hesitancy towards COVID-19 vaccine among different levels of education in Malaysia. Result(s): Among 1546 participants, 14 participants had clear incomplete data and excluding those age less than 18 years old making a total of participants 1532. Regarding standard deviation and mean of the results, participants classified as pro-vaccine. Multiple predictors were identified that contributed to vaccine hesitancy. This included level of education which leads to various level of digital health literacy. Conclusion(s): In summary, the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among the people were basically due to their lack of knowledge or inability to find reliable sources on the internet that cause them to have anxiety towards the vaccination programme. Copyright © 2022, Anka Publishers. All rights reserved.

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NeuroQuantology ; 20(10):7029-7035, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2067310

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Period poverty is defined as lack of access to hygiene products, financial constraints and difficulties in disposing of menstrual management waste materials. The outbreak of COVID-19 that hit the world is now adding more difficulties to people in Malaysian society who are affected in terms of menstrual management. Period poverty has put pressure on the urban poor especially during the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, forcing many women to put aside the desire to buy sanitary products because they have to prioritize other necessities. This study aims to identify the problems of period poverty occurring among the urban poor in Malaysia during the pandemic. As a literature highlight review, the approach of this research is qualitative using the method of document analysis. The research finds that period poverty has hit the urban poor badly during this ongoing pandemic and it invites health problems when old papers and newspapers are used as sanitary pads such as urinary tract and perinatal infections.

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Front Med (Lausanne) ; 9: 1001022, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2065583

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Countries around the world are gearing for the transition of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from pandemic to endemic phase but the emergence of new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants could lead to a prolonged pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 has continued to evolve as it optimizes its adaptation to the human host and the successive waves of COVID-19 have been linked to the explosion of particular variant of concern. As the genetic diversity and epidemiological landscape of SARS-CoV-2 differ from country to country, this study aims to provide insights into the variants that are circulating in Malaysia. Whole genome sequencing was performed for 204 SARS-CoV-2 from COVID-19 cases and an additional 18,667 SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences were retrieved from the GISAID EpiCoV database for clade, lineage and genetic variation analyses. Complete genome sequences with high coverage were then used for phylogeny investigation and the resulting phylogenetic tree was constructed from 8,716 sequences. We found that the different waves of COVID-19 in Malaysia were dominated by different clades with the L and O clade for first and second wave, respectively, whereas the progressive replacement by G, GH, and GK of the GRA clade were observed in the subsequence waves. Continuous monitoring of the genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 is important to identify the emergence and dominance of new variant in different locality so that the appropriate countermeasures can be taken to effectively contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

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Archives of Disease in Childhood ; 107(Supplement 2):A183, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2064026

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Aims At the time of publication, there was limited evidence on outcomes of breastfeeding mother-child dyads on breastfeeding after COVID-19 vaccination. The aim of this study is to systematically quantify the incidence of local and systemic adverse events in lactating women and their children to allow clinicians to appropriately counsel lactating women on the risks-benefit ratio of WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccinations. Methods A cross sectional survey was conducted from 14th August 2021 to 5th January 2022 in Singapore and Malaysia. Data including demographic information, maternal and child symptoms, and vaccine history were collected through an online questionnaire. The survey was distributed online through social media and advertisements. Women more than 21 years of age who received at least one dose of the WHOapproved COVID-19 vaccines Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinovac while pregnant or lactating were eligible for the survey. Results Responses of 2043 breastfeeding mothers were analysed. 1747 mothers received mRNA vaccines and 296 mothers received non-mRNA vaccines. Overall in terms of maternal reactogenicity, 79.3% and 79.5% of mothers reported any reactions to the first and second dose respectively, primarily local reactions (64.1% dose 1, 57.0% dose 2). 91.8% of mothers breastfed their child uninterrupted after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. 89.2% of breastfed infants had no symptoms reported following maternal COVID-19 vaccination. More than half (54.8%) of lactating respondents reported no change in milk supply or production. Among those experiencing changes in lactation, symptoms lasted for an average of 4.2 +/- 6.9 days. Conclusion Our findings suggest that the vaccine resulted in minimal disruption of lactation or adverse impact on the breastfed child in mothers receiving COVID-19 vaccination. Breastfeeding mothers may experience a change in breast milk supply when receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, which may be mitigated by proactive measures to ensure adequate rest and hydration. There is minimal severe reactogenicity with COVID-19 vaccination in lactating motherchild dyads.

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Asian Association of Open Universities Journal ; 17(2):134-146, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2063148

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Purpose>Measuring internal response of online learning is seen as fundamental to absorptive capacity which stimulates knowledge assimilation. However, the evaluation of practice and research of validated instruments that could effectively measure online learning response behavior is limited. Thus, in this study, a new instrument was designed based on literature to determine the structural variables that exist in the online learning response behavior.Design/methodology/approach>A structured survey was designed and distributed to 410 Malaysian students enrolled in higher-education institutions. The questionnaire has 38 items, all of which were scored using a seven-point likert scale. To begin with, exploratory factor analysis with three types of extraction methods (i.e. principal component, principal axis factoring and maximum likelihood) was used as the method for comparing the outcomes of each extraction method's grouping variables by constantly using a varimax rotation method. In the second phase, reliability analysis was performed to determine the reliability level of the grouping variables, and finally, correlation analysis was performed to determine the discriminant nomological validity of the grouping variables.Findings>The findings revealed that nine grouping variables were retrieved, with all items having a good value of factor loading and communalities, as well as an adequate degree of reliability. These extracted variables have good discriminant and nomological validity, as evidenced by correlation analysis, which confirmed that the directions of relationships among the extracted dimensions follow the expected theory (i.e. positive direction) and the correlation coefficient is less than 0.70.Research limitations/implications>This study proposes a comprehensive set of questionnaires that measure the student's online learning response behavior. These questionnaires have been developed on the basis of an extensive literature review and have undergone a rigorous process of validity and reliability for the purpose of enhancing students' online learning response behavior.Originality/value>This study's findings will aid academic practitioners in assessing the online learning response behavior of students, as well as enhancing the questionnaire's boost factor when administered in an online learning environment.

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Children & Youth Services Review ; 142:N.PAG-N.PAG, 2022.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-2060989

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• A parenting program established in a developed country could be transferred to a developing country with minimal adaptation, despite minimum resources and engagement barriers. • With some modifications, it is still feasible to deliver a group-based parenting program during a pandemic period. • A modified version of School Age BASIC Incredible Years parenting program was effective in improving both children and parental outcomes among children with clinical levels of behavioral problems. Although parenting programs have been supported as an effective family-based intervention for children's behavioral problems, they are underutilized in developing countries. This randomized controlled study aims to determine the effectiveness of the Incredible Years parenting program (IYPP) in improving behavioral problems in children, parenting stress, and parental mental health. Seventy mother–child dyads from three tertiary hospitals in Malaysia were divided into the IYPP and waitlist control groups. Weekly parent training sessions were adjusted during the pandemic period. Child's total difficulty scores of the Strength and Difficulty Questionnaire (SDQ-TDS), Parental Stress Scale (PSS) scores, and parental DASS-21 scores were measured at pre- and post-intervention, and follow-up, and analyzed using generalized estimating equation (GEE). Compared to the control group at baseline, the intervention group showed a 4.2- and a 3.5-point significantly lower SDQ-TDS at 2 weeks post-intervention and 3 months follow-up, respectively (B = -4.20, 95 % CI: −6.68, −1.72, p = 0.001;B = -3.51, 95 % CI:-6.37, −0.66, p = 0.016), a 5.0-point significantly lower PSS at 3 months follow-up (B = -5.03, 95 % CI: −9.16, −0.90, p = 0.017), and a 4.1-point significantly lower general stress scores at 2 weeks post-intervention (B = -4.06, 95 % CI: −7.20, −0.92, p = 0.011). Effect sizes were small (d s = 0.28–0.40). There was no significant intervention effect on maternal anxiety and depression scores. The modified parenting program was effective in improving children's behavior, parenting stress, and general stress among mothers of children aged 6–12 years presented with borderline and abnormal levels of behavioral problems, with sustained effects demonstrated for child behavior. However, the interpretation of these findings requires careful consideration of potential pandemic-instigated challenges and implications. [ FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Children & Youth Services Review is the property of Pergamon Press - An Imprint of Elsevier Science and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full . (Copyright applies to all s.)

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International Medical Journal ; 27(5):516-520, 2020.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2058493

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Background: COVID-19 i s an emergi ng i nfecti ous di sease caused by a novel Severe Acute Respi ratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In Malaysia, first few cases of COVID-19 were detected in January 2020, among Chinese nationals and the cases keep increasing day by day. Method(s): This self-administered web based cross sectional study using Google forms was conducted among 400 Malaysian adults to explore their level of knowledge, attitude and practice towards COVID-19, as well as factors associated with the variables. Descriptive and binary logistic regression were performed using SPSS version 22. Result(s): Knowledge and practice among Malaysian adults towards COVID-19 were low. Gender (p = 0.030, OR:0.616, 95% CI 0.398-0.955) and occupation (p = 0.002, OR:2.489, 95% CI 1.485-4.172) were found as significant predictors of practice towards COVID-19. Conclusion(s): In conclusion, proper mass public health messages should be conducted by the higher authorities to improve knowledge and practice towards COVID-19. Copyright © 2020 Japan Health Sciences University & Japan International Cultural Exchange Foundation.

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J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care ; 21: 23259582221128512, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2053825

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Objective: In Malaysia, HIV is concentrated among key populations who experience barriers to care due to stigma and healthcare discrimination. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased barriers to healthcare. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a transformative tele-education strategy that could improve HIV prevention and treatment. Methods: Practicing physicians who were aged 18 years or older and had internet access participated in asynchronous online focus groups. Results: Barriers to Project ECHO were conflicting priorities, time constraints, and technology. Facilitators included content and format, dedicated time, asynchronized flexible programming, incentives, and ensuring technology was available. Conclusion: Project ECHO is a promising intervention that can increase physicians' knowledge and skill set in specialty medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interventionists in Malaysia in particular, but also in general, should consider these barriers and facilitators when developing Project ECHO as they may aid in developing a more robust program and increase participation.


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COVID-19 , HIV Infections , Humans , Malaysia/epidemiology , Pandemics/prevention & control , Social Stigma
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Qual Quant ; : 1-27, 2021 Nov 09.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2048454

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The present research aims to investigate the determinants of e-wallet continuance usage intention in Malaysia using extending Technology Continuance Theory (TCT) via examining four variables, namely price benefit, trust, habit, and operational constraints. This paper adopts a quantitative approach to collect data with non-probability sampling using the purposive sampling technique. An online survey was conducted and a total of 379 respondents submitted their answers. The obtained results have shown that continue use of e-wallet is not affected by perceived usefulness (PU) and trust. However, there is a significant influence associated with perceived ease of use (PEU), PU, and satisfaction toward user's attitude that, in turn, substantially impacts the users' intention to continue to use e-wallet. This is one of the prior studies exploring Malaysian's intention to continue using e-wallet, using the TCT model as the research framework, and through examining four variables adopted from the literature, including price benefit, habit, trust, and operational constraints. The practical implications for the service providers and policymakers from the present findings can be used to develop strategies to gain a sustainable, competitive advantage, and promote continuous intention of e-wallet usage.

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13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2021 ; 1:491-496, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2046878

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Peer-teaching has been rapidly adopted throughout higher education institutions, including medical schools, to provide students with a diverse learning environment and to enhance academic development. Peer assisted study session (PASS) is a peer-teaching program implemented in Monash University Malaysia and was conducted virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Perspectives from the viewpoint of peer tutors during the pandemic period are presented in this paper. Throughout the year, peer tutors were confronted with the unique challenges of teaching virtually. Various factors which contribute to changes in the dynamics of group-based discussions in online classes are discussed. On online platforms, students are graced with more privacy and freedom, a double-edged sword that can translate into reduced student engagement. Nonetheless, the practical skills acquired by adapting to the abrupt switch from on-campus to online peer-teaching can be employed in our future practice as health professionals. Copyright © 2021 by SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications, Lda. All rights reserved

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Journal of International Dental and Medical Research ; 15(3):1242-1247, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2045427

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The year 2020 has made its calling to a newly diagnosed disease dragging Malaysia and most other countries into the global COVID-19 pandemic. As much as the movement control order successfully curbed the disease spread, it has also physically and mentally affects students especially of the higher educations. This study aims to assess the level of perceived social support among the university students and analyse it in relation to the sociodemographic during COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional study involving 624 undergraduates students from International Islamic University (IIUM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) were included. A validated Malay version self-administered questionnaire of the revised 8-item Multidimensional Scale of Social Support (MSPSS) was used to assess the social support perceived by the students. Descriptive statistics and univariate analysis were used to analyse the data. Out of 624 respondents, majority were female (73.2%), aged less than 21 years old (54.0%), Malay (54.6%), Year 1 students (34.4%), IIUM undergraduates (62.5%), Dentistry students (46.8%), unmarried (99.2%), having household income of less than RM5000 (38.8%) and staying at home with parents (51.0%). 5.3% of the respondents have low social support while majority (49.7%) has moderate social support. It was found there is a significant association of household income with level of perceived social support. There is association between sociodemographic and perceived social support, particularly household income likely due to the increasing burden caused by the pandemic. Thus, it is recommended for the nation to come together to aid the burden faced by those in need. © 2022, Journal of International Dental and Medical Research. All Rights Reserved.

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