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Muhammad 'Adil Bin Zainal Abidin

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Master (Public Health) - Masters Degree (Clinical Specialist), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • MScPH - Masters Degree, University of London
  • DLSHTM - Post Graduate Diploma, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • MBBS - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Muhammad 'Adil Bin Zainal Abidin (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Public Health Medicine Specialist
Medical Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology (NCDs)

Area of Specialisation

  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Public Health ~ Other Public Health n.e.c.

Teaching Responsibilities

Basic Biostatistics 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
COMMUNITY MEDICINE 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
USRAH IN ACTION 1 2023/2024


The Association Between Obesity And Icu Morbidity And Mortality Outcomes: A Study In A Teaching Hospital In East Coast Of Malaysia.
Master Completed 2023 Co-supervisor
Medical Pluralism Among Depression And Anxiety Patients In A Tertiary Hospital In The East Coast Of Malaysia: A Qualitative Study .
Master Completed 2023 Co-supervisor
The Association Between Stress And Fear Of Covid-19 With Salivary Immunoglobulin A Level Among Nurses At Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre (Sasmec @Iium): A Cross Sectional Study.
Master Completed 2023 Co-supervisor
Music With Spiritual Messages As An Additional Intervention In The Treatment Of Young Adults With Depressive Disorders At Iium Medical Centre.
Master Completed 2023 Co-supervisor
A Study On Treatment Outcomes For Advanced Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (Egfr)-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients On Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (Tki) As A First-Line Treatment.
Master Completed 2023 Co-supervisor
Effect Of Music Intervention On Pain And Anxiety Among Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery: A Systematic Review.
Master Completed 2023 Co-supervisor
Validation Of The Aims65 Score In Predicting Outcomes In Ugib Patients In Pahang Population.
Master Completed 2022 Co-supervisor
Leucocytosis As Prognostic Indicator Of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In Pahang.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Prevalence Of Limited Health Literacy And Its Associated Factors Among Patients With Type 2 Dm In Rural Government Health Clinics In Kuantan District..
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Translation And Validation Of Malay Version Of Exercise Dependence Scale 21 (Eds21-M) .
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Comparison 2 Weekly And 4 Weekly Intralesional Steroid Injection Towards Keloid Treatment.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Translation And Validation Of English Version Of A New Gadget Addiction Scale (Screen Dependency Scale) Among Pre-School Children In Malaysia.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Depression, Anxiety, Stress In Association With Help Seeking Behaviour Among Late Adolescent Attending Kuantan Government Secondary School..
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Prevalence Of Post-Partum Weight Retention At Six Months Of Primiparous And Its Associated Factor Among Postnatal Mother Attending Government Health Clinic In Kuantan..
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Posterior Lumbar Subcutaneous Oedema In Mri Spine For Lumbar Spondylosis: Correlation With Clinical And Mri Findings In Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre (Sasmec)@Iium.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Comparative Evaluation Of Fracture Strength And Pattern Between Pulpotomized And Root Canal Treated Mature Permanent Teeth.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
The Proportion Of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy And Its Associated Factors Among Patients With T2dm Patients Attending Primary Care Setting In Kuantan.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Computed Tomography Analysis Of The Olfactory Fossa Depth Using Keros Classification: Comparison Between Paediatric And Adult Population.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor

Research Projects

2022 - 2023 Selangor Mental Sihat Programme (SEHAT) 2022
2021 - 2022 Childhood Nutrition Intervention among B40 Group and Orang Asli Community in Selangor
2021 - 2023 Polymerase Chain Reaction (Pcr) Versus Blood Culture To Detect Burkholderia Pseudomallei Species In High Risk Patients With Suspected Or Diagnosed With Melioidosis In Pahang
2021 - 2023 Breast Feeding in During Covid-19 Pandemic : Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study
2021 - 2024 Medical Pluralism Among Psychiatric Patient in SASMEC : A Mixed Method Study
2021 - 2024 The Relationship Between Stress, Fear of Covid-19, and Salivary Immunoglobulin A Level Among Staff Nurse at SASMEC : A Cross Sectional Study
2020 - 2023 Training for Community Risk Managers in Kuantan, Pahang
2022 - Present Use of Interleukin-8 as a biomarker of predicting response to immunotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer
2021 - Present Gaining An Upper Hand : Modelling The Effect of Neuromodulation With rTMS to Promote Upper Limb Motor Recovery in Severe Stroke Patients During Post Acute Stroke Recovery Phase
2021 - Present Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Versus Blood Culture to Detect Burkholderia Pseudomallei Species in High Risk Patients with Suspected or Diagnosed with Melioidosis in Pahang
2021 - Present IIUM Crisis Action, Research and Education (iCARE)
2021 - Present Forecasting Covid-19 for Malaysia



2024 The clinical characteristics and outcomes of infantile seizures in the first year of life: a single-center study. Pediatric Neurology, 150 () pp. 10-14
2024 The relationship between mental health literacy and depression among older adults in Selangor. International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences, 11 (1) pp. 1-13
2023 Anak Selangor Anak Sihat (ASAS); a public health intervention by the Selangor State Government. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 23 (Suppl. 1) pp.
2023 Real-world treatment and outcomes of ALK-positive metastatic non–small cell lung cancer in a southeast Asian country. Cancer Management and Research, () pp. 31-41
2023 Selangor Mental Sihat (SEHAT) helpline: a digital mental health intervention for the advocacy and intervention of mental health. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 23 (Suppl. 1) pp.
2023 Subsidised psychiatry treatment in Selangor Mental Sihat (SEHAT) programme. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 23 (Suppl. 1) pp.
2023 Translation and validation of English version of Screen Dependency Scale (SDS) among pre-school children. Med & Health, 18 (7 (Suppl)) pp. 156-156
2022 Covid rehabilitation in two Malaysian Tertiary Hospitals. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 103 (12) pp. e170
2022 Development and validation of knowledge and intention to breastfeed during pandemic questionnaire using exploratory factor analysis and rasch model. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 22 (2) pp. 16-26
2022 Near-complete whole-genome sequencing of two Burkholderia Pseudomallei strains harbouring novel molecular class d beta-lactamase genes, isolated from Malaysia. Microbiology Resource Announcement, () pp.
2022 Outcomes of patients with EGFR-mutant advanced NSCLC in a developing country in Southeast Asia. Cancer Management and Research, 14 () pp. 1995-2005
2022 Parental stress and coping attitudes in autism spectrum disorder children: a survey during movement control order period amid COVID-19 pandemic. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 18 (1) pp. 129-136
2022 Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy in patients with rheumatic heart disease: a hospital-based retrospective study. Journal of Health and Translational Medicine (JUMMEC), 25 (2) pp. 15-18
2022 The effect of Eurycoma longifolia Jack Tongkat Ali hydrogel on wound contraction and re-epithelialization in In Vivo excisional wound model. Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 10 (A) pp. 634-643
2021 Level of self esteem among medical students in International Islamic University Malaysia Kuantan (IIUM) and its association with religiosity. International Journal of Human and Health Sciences (IJHHS), (Supplementary Issue) pp. S27-S27
2021 Level of self-esteem among Muslim medical students and its association with religiosity. The Malaysian Journal of Islamic Sciences, 33 (2) pp. 17-35
2021 Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and modifiable risk Factors profiling among adults in a selected FELDA settlement in East Coast of Pahang. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 17 (Supp5) pp. 40
2021 Perception of firefighters on risk of exposure to respiratory health hazard: a qualitative analysis in Malaysia. Med & Health, 16 (2) pp. 72-83
2021 Prevalence of glycemic variability and factors associated with the glycemic arrays among end-stage kidney disease patients on chronic hemodialysis. Medicine, 100 (30) pp. 1-13
2020 Forecasting Malaysia COVID-19 Incidence based on Movement Control Order using ARIMA and Expert Modeler. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), Vol. 19 (2) pp. 1-4
2020 Glycemic patterns and factors associated with post-hemodialysis hyperglycemia among end-sStage-renal disease patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (JAFES), 35 (1) pp. 43-51
2020 Systematic review on the effectiveness of using Carbon monoxide measurement in smoking cessation intervention. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 18 (S2) pp. 52
2019 A cluster randomised controlled trial on effectiveness of carbon monoxide measurement feedback among college smoker : a study protocol. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 74 (1) pp. 62-66
2019 Enviromental influence and intention to quit smoking among college students. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 15 (Supplement 4) pp. 77
2019 Intracluster correlation coefficient in a college-based cluster randomised controlled trial. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 74 (S2) pp. 101
2019 Methanol outbreak in the district of Hulu Langat, 2018. Medical Journal of Malaysia (MJM), 74 (5) pp. 413-417
2018 Assessment of factors associated with post-dialysis hyperglycemic spike and glycemic variability in patients undergoing maintenance haemodialysis. Journal of Diabetes Investigation, 9 (S1) pp. 132-132
2018 Doctor shopping behaviour and its predisposing factors amongst dermatology patients. Malaysian Journal of Health Sciences, 16 (2) pp. 71-76
2017 Outcome and predictors for smoking cessation in a Quit Smoking Clinic. International Journal of Public Health Research (IJPHR), 7 (1) pp. 774-782
2016 A study on burden among caregivers of stroke patients. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 15 (Supplement Issue) pp. 79-79
2016 District health management cycle in Malaysia. International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences (IJPHCS), 3 (2) pp. 16-30
2016 Health planning in Malaysia: a case study of the National Strategic Plan Ending Aids 2016-2030 (NSPEA). International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences (IJPHCS), 3 (3) pp. 32-44
2016 Study on outcome of smoking cessation attempt at quit smoking clinic in a health clinic. International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences, 3 (1 (January/February)) pp. 122-130
Conference or Workshop Item

2023 Depression and mental health literacy among elderly in Selangor. In: 23rd National Public Health Colloquium,
2023 Effectiveness of SELangkah SEHAT mental health mobile apps. In: International Conference for Public Health, Environment, and Education for Sustainable Development Goals and Lifelong Learning,
2023 The association between stress, fear of COVID-19, and salivary immunoglobulin a level among sStaff nurses at Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre (SASMEC): a cross-sectional study. In: The 20th International Congress of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatry (PRCP 2023),
2022 Digital mental health and covid-19: mental health literacy among general population in Selangor. In: 7th The Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health (APCPH),
2022 Factors influencing outcomes in infants with seizure onset in first year of life: a single centre study. In: the 64th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Child Neurology,
2022 Impact of nutritional intervention on the weight of B40 children in Selangor. In: 13th international symposium of health sciences,
2022 Mental health mobile apps during Covid-19 Pandemic to evaluate stress level in Selangor. In: 13th International Symposium of Health Sciences,
2022 Nutritional intervention and its impact on the height of children among the B40 group in Selangor. In: 7th The Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health (APCPH),
2022 Translation and validation of the Malay version of exercise dependence scale 21 (EDS21-M). In: Virtual Medical Research Symposium 2022,
2022 Vaccine effectiveness in reducing incidence of covid-19 infection and death among population in federal territory of Labuan: a retrospective cohort study. In: 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health (APCPH),
2021 Endodontic clinical decision making trend among dental practitioner in Malaysia prior to crown fabrication. In: 10th Dental Students Scientific Conference,
2020 Coronavirus. In: Coronavirus Awareness Talk,
2020 Level of self esteem among medical students in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and its association with religiosity. In: Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia Imam Symposium 2020,
2019 Biomechanical analysis of crossed pinning construct in supracondylar fracture of humerus in children: does point of crossing matters?. In: 49th Malaysia Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting/ Annual General Meeting,
2019 Environmental influence and intention to quit smoking among college students. In: International Family Health Conference 2019 (i-Fah 2019),
2019 Preliminary effects of carbon monoxide feedback module (COQUIT) on motivation to quit among college students in Selangor. In: APACPH-KL Early Career Global Public Health Conference,
2018 Stages of transtheoretical model among college smoker in Selangor. In: 50th APACPH Conference : Asia Pacific Academic Consortium of Public Health Conference,

2021 Fiqh Muamalah in medicine: a course aid (e-book). Shahar & Tahir Publisher, ISBN: