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Assoc Prof Dr. Cheah Whye Lian  

Academic Post : DS54
Date Joining UNIMAS : 11th October 1993
Qualifications : PhD (Community Nutrition), MSc (Public Health), BSc (Human Development, major in Nutrition)
Citizen : Malaysian
Appointment Status : Permanent
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Telephone : 082-581000 ext:5525

 

Personal

Working Experiences

  • Lecturer
  • Assistant Registrar
  • Nutritional Advisor

Teaching

Current Academic Responsibility

  • Master of Public Health Program Coordinator
  • Course Coordinator for Introduction to Medical Research, Healthcare Policy and Public Health Law, Research Project 1 & 2 
  • Lectures for undergraduate medical program, nursing program and master of public health program

Research

Research Interests

  • Undernutrition among Children (food security)
  • Obesity among adults
  • Obesity among children (quality of life, depression, anxiety)
  • Quality of life among diabetics patients, cancer patients
  • Adolescents health 
  • Physical activity
  • Delivery of bad news, unmet needs among cancer patients
  • Mentoring
  • Psychometric testing of instrument

Projects

  • The Application of GIS technology to the study of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) breeding sites and its implication to dengue transmission in Lundu district, Sarawak
  • The Relationship between Nutritional Status, Socio-demographic and Life Style Related Diseases in selected villages in Samarahan & Kuching Division
  • Built Environmental Factors associated with children and young adolescents' paricipation in Physical Activity in Kuching South City
  • Structural Analysis of Environmental, Socio-demographic determinants of Malnutrition in Children : A study in Tumpat, Malaysia 
  • Conservation and Sustainable use of cultivated and wild tropical fruit diversity : Promoting sustainable livelihood, food security and ecosystem services 
  • Obesity, Quality of Life and Psychological Impact Among 12 years old Children in Kuching  
  • Prevalence Of Ultrasound Diagnosed Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Among A Rural Indigenous Community Of Sarawak And Its Association With Biochemical And Anthropometric Measures 
  • A cross-sectional study on the intracellular (RBC) magnesium level, lung function test (PEFR) and level of asthma control in children with chronic bronchial asthma in Sarawak General Hospital 
  • Study on the baseline socioeconomic conditions of the settlements in the KESBAN area
  • Pulau Salak Project 
  • Transtheoretical model of change applies to physical activities among overweight and obese adult population 
  • Factors associated with physical activity levels among adolescents attending schools in Kuching Division 
  • Health status and late effect of childhood cancer in  survivors of childhood cancer in Sarawak 
  • Parental Socioeconomic Status and Cardio – Anthropometric Risk Factors among Sarawakian School Children
  • Risk and Protective Factors Affecting Adolescent Reproductive Health in East Malaysia

Publications

Journal Articles/Proceedings:

  • Cheah, W.L., Chang, M.S., and Wang, Y.C.  2006.  Spatial, environmental & entomological risk factors analysis on a rural dengue outbreak in Lundu district, Sarawak, Malaysia.  Tropical Biomedicine 23(1): 85-96.
  • Cheah, W.L., Chang, M.S., and Wang, Y.C.  2006.  The application of Geographical Information System Technology to the study of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) breeding sites and its implication to Dengue Transmission (in Lundu District, Sarawak). IRPA and Fundamental Research Papers Series, UNIMAS.
  • Cheah, W.L., Zabidi-Hussin, Z.A.M.H., Wan Manan, W.M., and Wang, Y.C. 2006.  Structural Analysis of Environmental, Socio-demographic determinants of Malnutrition in Children : A study in Tumpat, Malaysia.  Proceedings of 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Geographical Information Technology and Applications (MAP ASIA 2006).  29 August – 1 September 2006, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Cheah, W.L., Zabidi-Hussin, Z.A.M.H., Wan Manan, W.M., and Chang, K.H.  2007.  A Qualitative Study on Malnutrition in Children from the Perspectives of Health Workers in Tumpat, Kelantan.  Malaysia Journal of Nutrition 13(1):19-28.
  • Cheah WL, Wan Abdul Manan W, Zabidi-Hussin Z, Chang CT.  Development of a questionnaire for the study of malnutrition among children in rural Kelantan, Malaysia. Rural and Remote Health 9 (online), 2009: 1155. Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au.
  • Chang CT, Chang KH, Cheah WL.  Adults’ perceptions of being overweight or obese: a focus group study.  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2009;18(2):257-264.
  • Cheah WL, Wan Abdul Manan W, Zabidi-Hussin Z.  A structural equation model on determinants of malnutrition among children in rural Kelantan, Malaysia.  Rural and Remote Health 10 (online), 2010: 1248.  Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au.
  • Cheah WL, Tay SP, Chai SC, Bong CS, Luqmanul Hakim B, Zhuleikha BJCJ.  Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Among Secondary School Students in Kuching, Sarawak.  Archives of Orofacial Sciences 2010: 5(1).
  • Cheah WL, Wan Abdul Manan W, Zabidi-Hussin Z, Chang CT. Factors Associated with Undernutrition among Children in Rural District of Kelantan, Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health.  March 2012,  24(2): 330-342.
  • WL Cheah, PY Lee, SAR Syed Alwi, K Kamaruddin, H Albela, EH Lau, O Noraini, WA Siti Sanaa.  Acute Gastroenteritis among Indigenous paediatric patients – a descriptive study in a rural district hospital, Sarawak.  Malaysian Journal of Medical and Health Sciences.  2011, 7(2):3-7.
  • WL Cheah, CT Chang, S Rosalia, LD Charles, SL Yii, PH Tiong, KP Yeap.  The relationship between media use and body mass index among secondary students in Kuching South city, Sarawak, Malaysia.  Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences.  2011, 18(3):33-42.
  • WL Cheah, PY Lee, Y Khatijah, AW Rasidah.  A preliminary study on the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in selected rural communities in Samarahan and Kuching division, Sarawak, Malaysia.  Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2011, 18(2):58-65.
  • WL Cheah, CT Chang, S Rosalia.  Environment factors associated with adolescents body mass index, physical activity and physical fitness in Kuching South City, Sarawak – a cross-sectional study.  International Journal of Adolescent and Medicine Health. 2012. Doi: 10.1515/IJAMH.2012.048
  • PS Mallika, PY Lee, WL Cheah, JS Wong,  SAR Syed Alwi, H Nor Hayati, AK Tan.   Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy in diabetics screened using fundus photography at a primary health care setting in East Malaysia.  Malaysian Family Physician 2011; Volume 6, Number 2 (in press).
  • WL Cheah, N Giloi, CT Chang, JF Lim.  The perception, level of safety satisfaction and safety feedback on occupational safety and health management among hospital staff nurses in Sabah State Health Department. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences Jul-Sep 2012:19(3):57-63.
  • CT Chang, PY Lee, WL Cheah. The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in the young and middle aged population in rural community in Sarawak, Malaysia.  Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences Apr-Jun 2012; 19(2): 27-34.
  • WL Cheah, Nurul Bahariah D, CT Chang.  Perceptions of receiving bad news about cancer among bone cancer patients in Sarawak General Hospital - A descriptive study.  Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences Jul-Sep 2012:19(3):36-42.
  • PS Mallika, PY Lee, WL Cheah.  Diabetic retinopathy in native and non-native Sarawakians –Findings from the Diabetic eye registry.  Malaysian Medical Journal (in press).
  • PY Lee, WL Cheah, CT Chang, Siti Raudzah G.  Childhood Obesity, Self-Esteem and Health-Related Quality Of Life among Urban Primary Schools Children in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.  Malaysian Journal of Nutrition 2012:18(2); 207-219.
  • WL Cheah, PY Lee, PY Lim, AA Fatin Nabila, KJ Luk, AT Nur Iwana.  Perception Of Quality Of Life Among Diabetic Patients Attending A Primary Health Care Clinic In Sarawak.  Malaysian Family Physician 2012:7(2);8-12.
  • WL Cheah, O Nan, SF Joanne Tan, I Surizi, TMS Tengku Sarah, SH Wong.  Perception Of The Mentor-Mentee System Among Medical Students Of The Faculty Of Medicine And Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.  Education in Medicine Journal 2013:5(2) doi:10.5959/eimj.v5i2.41.
  • WL Cheah, PY Lee, CT Chang, JM Hamid, SL Wong.  Prevalence of ultrasound diagnosed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among a rural indigenous community of Sarawak and its association with biomedical and anthropometric measures.  Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2013:44(2);309-317.
  • WL Cheah, MH Soh, CT Chang.  Study on health-related quality of life in bone cancer patients.  Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer 2013:12(2);129-135.
  • WL Cheah, Helmy H, CT Chang.  Factors associated with physical inactivity among female and male rural adolescents in Borneo – a cross-sectional study.  International Journal of Adolescent and Medicine Health (in press).

External

Involvement in Professional Organization

  • Member of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  • Member of Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity

Participation in Continuing Education and Services

  • Speaker for public talk
  • Workshop facilitator

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