Supervisors: Dr. Daniel Seal, Dr. David Keeble
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the main cause of premature mortality in Malaysia and globally. The study aims to improve the health outcomes and quality of life of Malaysian patients with CHD by helping them to make a health behaviour change.
The research design of the current study will be an embedded mixed methods intervention design. The initial stage of the study will involve data from qualitative interviews that will be embedded in the development process of culturally tailored health behaviour change intervention, and finally will be quantitatively evaluated for the effectiveness of the programme. The qualitative insights from the current study will also suggest whether to adapt existing Western cardiac rehabilitation intervention towards Malaysians health behaviour change or to develop new interventions that are suitable and practical with Malaysians cultural practices.
Mohamed, N. F., Azan, A., Lebar, O., Shaharom, M. H., & Peterson, R. F. (2014). Family support, positive thinking and spirituality correlates on psychologically distressed heart failure patients. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 127, 484-488. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.03.295
Mohamed, N. F., Azan, A., Peterson, R. F., Mohamad Alwi, M. N., & Shaharom M. H. (2014). Mental and physical health comparison among psychologically distressed heart failure patients in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 127, 412-416. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.03.281
Mohamed, N. F., & Sharifah Fauziah Hanim, S. Z. (2014). Liability of unwed mothers. British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, 4, 74-87. doi: 10.9734/BJESBS/2014/5684