publication . Article . 2007

Lessons learned from health and fitness prescription: a Malaysian experience

Khalib A. Latiff; Syed A. Junid; Muhammad A. Razak; Osman Ali; Rahmah M. Amin; Khairul Hazli; Rizam A. Rahman;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2007 Journal: Medical Journal of Indonesia (issn: 0853-1773, eissn: 2252-8083, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia
Abstract
Proportion of chronic diseases sufferers are increased by age. The usual control measures are therapeutic prescription and clinical counseling. However, its low compliance rate has interfered this effort. Therefore, community intervention can be a suitable prescriptive option to provide a long lasting effect. For that, a package of community intervention has been established in one sub-urban area in Malaysia to observe its acceptability, thus it can be acted as a social instrumentation to bring both biological and social benefits to this group of community. This study used quasi-experimental design on a cohort of elderly citizen aged 45 and above. Respondents ar...
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free text keywords: Medicine (General), R5-920, General Medicine, Participatory approach, Quality of life, Disease burden, Gerontology, Cohort, Social benefits, Medicine, business.industry, business, Medical prescription, Community participation, Social group
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publication . Article . 2007

Lessons learned from health and fitness prescription: a Malaysian experience

Khalib A. Latiff; Syed A. Junid; Muhammad A. Razak; Osman Ali; Rahmah M. Amin; Khairul Hazli; Rizam A. Rahman;