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Psycho-Physiological Combined Therapy on the Sexual Desire  [PDF]
Roohallah Bay, Shaiful Bahari Ismail, Fatemeh Bay
Open Journal of Urology (OJU) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/oju.2013.36049
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Objective: Hypoactive Sexual Desire is characterized as a lack or absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity. The current study examines the effects of psycho-physiological therapy (stretch therapy combined with breathing exercise) on the sexual desire among heterosexual men. Methods: We used “convenience sampling” for this research; 80 people were recruited. For collection of data, we used an identical quasi-experimental design called “nonequivalent control group.” Therapy sessions each lasting (20) 90 to 120 min were carried out on 3 alternate days of week. The volunteers have been selected from heterosexual men with stable relationship, those who married minimum of 6 months, within 20 to 55 years old, who attended to HUSM Family Clinic. Pre-tests, post-tests, and follow-up tests were conducted in a HUSM clinic (Malaysia). For assessment we used Hurlbert Index of Sexual Desire (HISD). Results: The psycho-physiological group had better post-test scores compared to the control group. Also follow-up test scores were marginally better compared to the control group, but this difference did not reach statistical significance. Also age and education level of participants didn’t have any significant effect on this intervention.

Medicines information provided by pharmaceutical representatives: a comparative study in Australia and Malaysia
Noordin Othman, Agnes I Vitry, Elizabeth E Roughead, Shaiful B Ismail, Khairani Omar
BMC Public Health , 2010, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-743
Abstract: Following a pharmaceutical representative's visit, general practitioners in Australia and Malaysia who had agreed to participate, were asked to fill out a questionnaire on the main product and claims discussed during the encounter. The questionnaire focused on provision of product information including indications, adverse effects, precautions, contraindications and the provision of information on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) listings and restrictions (in Australia only). Descriptive statistics were produced. Chi-square analysis and clustered linear regression were used to assess differences in Australia and Malaysia.Significantly more approved product information sheets were provided in Malaysia (78%) than in Australia (53%) (P < 0.001). In both countries, general practitioners reported that indications (Australia, 90%, Malaysia, 93%) and dosages (Australia, 76%, Malaysia, 82%) were frequently provided by pharmaceutical representatives. Contraindications, precautions, drug interactions and adverse effects were often omitted in the presentations (range 25% - 41%). General practitioners in Australia and Malaysia indicated that in more than 90% of presentations, pharmaceutical representatives partly or fully answered their questions on contraindications, precautions, drug interactions and adverse effects. More general practitioners in Malaysia (85%) than in Australia (60%) reported that pharmaceutical representatives should have mentioned contraindications, precautions for use, drug interaction or adverse effects spontaneously (P < 0.001). In 48% of the Australian presentations, general practitioners reported the pharmaceutical representatives failed to mention information on PBS listings to general practitioners.Information on indications and dosages were usually provided by pharmaceutical representatives in Australia and Malaysia. However, risk and harmful effects of medicines were often missing in their presentations. Effective control of medicines infor
Malaysian primary care doctors' views on men's health: an unresolved jigsaw puzzle
Seng Tong, Wah Low, Shaiful Ismail, Lyndal Trevena, Simon Willcock
BMC Family Practice , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-12-29
Abstract: A qualitative approach to explore the opinions of 52 PCDs was employed, using fourteen in-depth interviews and eight focus group discussions in public and private settings. Purposive sampling of PCDs was done to ensure maximum variation in the PCD sample. Interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim for analysis. Open coding with thematic analysis was used to identify key issues raised in the interview.The understanding of the concept of men's health among PCDs was fragmented. Although many PCDs were already managing health conditions relevant and common to men, they were not viewed by PCDs as "men's health". Less attention was paid to men's help-seeking behaviour and their gender roles as a potential determinant of the poor health status of men. There were opposing views about whether men's health should focus on men's overall health or a more focused approach to sexual health. There was also disagreement about whether special attention was warranted for men's health services. Some doctors would prioritise more common conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolaemia.The concept of men's health was new to PCDs in Malaysia. There was wide variation in understanding and opposing attitudes towards men's health among primary care doctors. Creating awareness and having a systematic approach would facilitate PCDs in delivering health service to men.The life-expectancy of men is shorter than women across both developed and developing countries by an average of 3.9 years [1,2]. The death rates for adult men across all regions in the world are higher than women [3,4]. Most causes of death in men such as cardiovascular disease, injuries, road traffic accidents, cancers, violence, war, infectious diseases (including HIV/AIDS) and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases [3,4] are not male-specific and they are preventable or amenable to early intervention. A further analysis on six of these, accidents and their adverse effects, suicide, cancers, cardiovas
Organizational Citizenship Behavior Factor Structure among Employees in Hotel Industry
Shaiful Annuar Khalid,Hassan Ali,Mohammad Ismail,Norshimah Abdul Rahman
International Journal of Psychological Studies , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/ijps.v1n1p16
Abstract: Most of the literature on organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) was developed in the West, mainly North America. Not much is known about the meaningfulness and categories of OCB in other cultural environment such as Malaysia. This study investigates the dimensionality of OCB using a sample of hotel employees. Factors analysis of OCB items as rated by superiors revealed 5 dimensions, labeled as helping behavior, sportsmanship, conscientiousness, patience and civic virtue. Factor analysis of OCB items based on self- ratings (non manager employees) resulted in six dimensions, named as altruism, courtesy, conscientiousness, sportsmanship, effort expended and civic virtue. These results show that the forms of OCB seem to hold relatively well in another international context, although there are some differences.
Fuzzy Evaluation of Weapons System
Mahmod Othman,Shaiful Annuar Khalid,Mohammad Ismail,Norshimah Abdul Rahman
Computer and Information Science , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/cis.v2n3p24
Abstract: This paper proposed to apply fuzzy sets and approximate reasonings to evaluate the weapons system. The objective of the study is to determine the ranking of the weapons system in a subjective environment. The proposed model based on fuzzy sets has initiated the idea of membership set score value evaluation of each criterion alternative. This enables the inclusion of requirements which are incomplete and imprecise. The approximate reasonings of the method allows the decision maker to make the best choice in accordance to human thinking and reasoning processes. The proposed model is based on fuzzy multi-criteria decision-making that consists of fuzzy rules. The use of fuzzy rules, which are extracted directly from input data in making evaluation, contributes to a better decision in selecting the best choice and is less dependent on the domain of expert. The dataset from previous research was used to validate the fuzzy evaluation model. Results from numerical examples are comparable to other fuzzy evaluation approaches. Copyright 2005
Effect of rosiglitazone and ramipril on macrovasculopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes: needs longer treatment and/or higher doses?
Sayeeda Rahman, Aziz Al-Shafi Ismail, Shaiful Bhari Ismail, et al
Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications , 2010, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CPAA.S8863
Abstract: t of rosiglitazone and ramipril on macrovasculopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes: needs longer treatment and/or higher doses? Original Research (3079) Total Article Views Authors: Sayeeda Rahman, Aziz Al-Shafi Ismail, Shaiful Bhari Ismail, et al Published Date April 2010 Volume 2010:2 Pages 83 - 87 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CPAA.S8863 Sayeeda Rahman1, Aziz Al-Shafi Ismail2, Shaiful Bhari Ismail3, Nyi Nyi Naing4, Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman5 1Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK; 2Department of Community Medicine, 3Department of Family Medicine, 4Unit of Biostatistics and Research Methodology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia; 5Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences 63000 Cyberjaya Malaysia, Malaysia Introduction: The aim of the study is to investigate whether standard doses of rosiglitazone (4 mg/daily) and ramipril (5 mg/daily) can reverse pre-clinical macrovasculopathy in newly diagnosed never treated type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients. Methods: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 33 T2DM patients were randomized to rosiglitazone (4 mg/daily) or ramipril (5 mg/daily) or placebo for 1 year. Hemodynamic variables were measured at 3 treatment phases and pulse wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AI) were measured throughout the treatment period. Result: In diabetic patients, PWV (P = 0.037) and AI (P = 0.005) with ramipril and AI (P < 0.001) with rosiglitazone were significantly reduced during overall treatment period from the baseline; however, these differences were not significant in comparison to placebo. Discussion and conclusion: The present study showed that treatment with standard doses of rosiglitazone and ramipril are not adequate to reverse pre-clinical vasculopathy in T2DM. The lack of benefit in newly diagnosed T2DM may be because of the relatively short-term intervention and/or the use of lower doses of rosiglitazone/ramipril. Further trials are needed for a longer period of time, possibly with higher doses, to show whether rosiglitazone/ramipril can reverse pre-clinical vasculopathy in T2DM (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00489229).
Organizational Citizenship Behavior as a Predictor of Student Academic Achievement
Shaiful Annuar Khalid,Hj.Kamaruzaman Jusoff,Mahmod Othman,Mohammad Ismail
International Journal of Economics and Finance , 2010, DOI: 10.5539/ijef.v2n1p65
Abstract: This study employed social exchange theory to examine the connection between one of the elements of teaching strategies, that is, lecturers’ organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and students’ academic achievement. Student needs for achievement was used as moderator. Analysis was conducted on a survey data of 196 students in one of the local public institutions of higher learning. The results revealed that OCB dimension of altruism and courtesy were significantly related to students’ academic achievement. In addition, conscientiousness positively predicted students’ academic achievement among students with high needs for achievement. These findings indicate that, in order to enhance motivation and learning among students, altruism, courtesy and conscientiousness are some of the important behaviors among lecturers. Interpretations of results, implications and future research are discussed.
Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Citizenship Behavior as Antecedents of Students’ Deviance
Shaiful Annuar Khalid,Kamsol Mohamed Kassim,Mohammad Ismail,Ahmad Nizan Md Noor
International Journal of Business and Management , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v4n7p117
Abstract: This study examines the influence of personal factors, emotional intelligence and organizational citizenship behaviors on deviant behaviors. The data are taken from 263 undergraduate business students from a public university located on the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. The findings of this study indicated that sportsmanship and emotional intelligence significantly and negatively associated with deviant behaviors. Our results also indicate that male students and those with lower academic achievement had significantly higher level of deviant behaviors. In the last section, we discuss these results and identify limitations and future research agenda.
Prevalence and Characteristics of Metabolic Syndrome among Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Patients in Malaysia
Azlina Ishak,Azidah Abdul Kadir,Nik Hazlina Nik Hussain,Shaiful Bahari Ismail
International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health , 2012,
Abstract: Objective: To determine the prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and its characteristics among Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) patients in the north east of Peninsular Malaysia. Design: This was a cross sectional study conducted among 99 PCOS patients in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinics in two tertiary centers in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, from May 2008 to May 2010. Socio-demographic data, waist circumference, weight, height and blood pressure were recorded. A fasting blood sample was obtained for serum glucose and lipid profile determination. Metabolic syndrome was defined in accordance with the International Diabetic Federation (IDF) 2005. Result: The prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome was 43.4% (N=43). Age and a family history of diabetes were significantly associated with MS. (OR=1.11, 95% CI: 1.10, 1.22) and (OR=3.07, 95% CI: 1.22-7.70) respectively. Conclusion: The prevalence of MetS among PCOS patients was high. Age and a family history of diabetes strongly predicted MetS amongst PCOS patients.
Entrepreneurial Intention among Malaysian Undergraduates
Mohammad Ismail,Shaiful Annuar Khalid,Mahmod Othman,Hj.Kamaruzaman Jusoff
International Journal of Business and Management , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v4n10p54
Abstract: Research in entrepreneurship field has magnetized the interest of many researchers as a tool of development for many countries. The study of the factors that leads people to become entrepreneurs has been a question of many researchers. This study explores the relationship between the Big-Five personality factors, contextual factors and entrepreneurial intention. As such, it fits squarely into the literature on the antecedents of entrepreneurship. Previous research has focused on the need for achievement as well as social psychological characteristics such as attitude and self-efficacy. This study looks at the extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness, neuroticism, perceived barriers, perceived support and close support which are determinants of entrepreneurial intention. The data was gathered from 123 undergraduate students at one of the university branch campuses in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. Data collection was based on voluntary basis, informed consent, and anonymity. Regression analyses indicate that entrepreneurial intention is positively correlated with extraversion, openness, and close support. In the final section, we discuss these results and discover a future research agenda.
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