National mental health registry for schizophrenia in Malaysia: A preliminary assessment on service utilization

Ruzanna ZamZam, Cheah Yee Chuan, Salina Abdul Aziz, Badiah Yahya, Sharifah Suziah Syed Mokhtar, Chee Kok Yong, Norsiatul Azma binti Muhammad Dain

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    The National Mental Health Registry for Schizophrenia (NMHRS) was established in Malaysia in 2003. Data includes patients who are now receiving treatment in all different facilities in the country and at all levels, including primary care. A subset of data from the registry was analyzed to assess how people with schizophrenia in Malaysia utilize the service. A total of 276 patients with schizophrenia from the NMHRS who were still being followed up after 1 year of treatment at the same facility were included in the assessment. About 13% (n=36) of the patients were seen at an emergency department, 17% (n=46) had psychiatric rehospitalization, 2% (n=6) were transferred to a mental institution, 89.1% (n=246) were on regular follow-up, 3% (n=9) abused a substance, 22% (n=6) attempted self harm, 4% (n=10) had been in contact with or arrested by police, 10% (n=27) utilized community mental health services and 14% (n=38) continued to seek alternative treatment. Apart from being useful in assisting policy planners, administrators, and clinicians to further improve the mental health services, the present study can also suggest areas of future service research for people with schizophrenia in Malaysia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)151-156
    Number of pages6
    JournalAsia-Pacific Psychiatry
    Volume3
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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    Registries
    Schizophrenia
    Mental Health
    Community Mental Health Services
    Mental Health Services
    Psychiatric Hospitals
    Police
    Administrative Personnel
    Psychiatry
    Hospital Emergency Service
    Primary Health Care
    Therapeutics
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    Keywords

    • Malaysia
    • Mental health service
    • Schizophrenia
    • Service utilization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    ZamZam, R., Chuan, C. Y., Aziz, S. A., Yahya, B., Syed Mokhtar, S. S., Yong, C. K., & Muhammad Dain, N. A. B. (2011). National mental health registry for schizophrenia in Malaysia: A preliminary assessment on service utilization. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, 3(3), 151-156. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-5872.2011.00107.x

    National mental health registry for schizophrenia in Malaysia : A preliminary assessment on service utilization. / ZamZam, Ruzanna; Chuan, Cheah Yee; Aziz, Salina Abdul; Yahya, Badiah; Syed Mokhtar, Sharifah Suziah; Yong, Chee Kok; Muhammad Dain, Norsiatul Azma binti.

    In: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, Vol. 3, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 151-156.

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    ZamZam, R, Chuan, CY, Aziz, SA, Yahya, B, Syed Mokhtar, SS, Yong, CK & Muhammad Dain, NAB 2011, 'National mental health registry for schizophrenia in Malaysia: A preliminary assessment on service utilization', Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 151-156. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-5872.2011.00107.x
    ZamZam, Ruzanna ; Chuan, Cheah Yee ; Aziz, Salina Abdul ; Yahya, Badiah ; Syed Mokhtar, Sharifah Suziah ; Yong, Chee Kok ; Muhammad Dain, Norsiatul Azma binti. / National mental health registry for schizophrenia in Malaysia : A preliminary assessment on service utilization. In: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry. 2011 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 151-156.
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