Health status, healthcare utilisation, and quality of life among the coastal communities in Sabah: Protocol of a population-based survey.

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From: Medicine(Vol. 99, Issue 37)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, WK Health
Document Type: Article
Length: 534 words

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Byline: Maznah Dahlui, Centre for Population Health (CePH), Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Faculty of Public Health, University of Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia; Amirah Azzeri, Centre for Population Health (CePH), Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Department of Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia; Mohd Aizat Zain, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya; Mohd Iqbal Mohd Noor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 26400, Pahang, Malaysia; Hafiz Jaafar, Centre for Population Health (CePH), Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Department of Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia; Amy Yee Hui Then, Institute of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya; Julia Suhaimi, Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya; Fatimah Kari, Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Lota A. Creencia, College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Western Philippines University, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines; John Roderick Madarcos, College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Western Philippines University, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines; Edgar Jose, College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Western Philippines University, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines; Lora E. Fleming, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3LJ, UK; Mathew P. White, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3LJ, UK; Karyn Morrissey, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3LJ, UK; Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.; Hong Ching Goh, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya Abstract INTRODUCTION:: Coastal areas in Malaysia can have important impacts on the livelihoods and health of local communities. Efforts by Malaysian government to develop and improve the landscape and ecosystem have been planned; however, the progress has been relatively slow because some of the coastal areas are remote and relatively inaccessible. Thus, these coastal communities face various challenges in health, healthcare and quality of life. This paper presents a study protocol to examine the health status, healthcare utilisation, and quality of life among the coastal communities. In addition, the relationship between the community and their coastal environment is examined. METHODOLOGY AND ANALYSIS:: The population of interest is the coastal communities residing within the Tun Mustapha Park in Sabah, Malaysia. The data collection is planned for a duration of 6 months and the findings are expected by December 2020. A random cluster sampling will be conducted at three districts of Sabah. This study will collect 600 adult respondents (300 households are estimated to be collected) at age of 18 and above. The project is a cross sectional study via face-to-face interview with administered questionnaires, anthropometrics measurements and observation of the living condition performed by trained interviewers.

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