Rehabilitation in Malaysia

Amaramalar Selvi Naicker, Saari Mohamad Yatim, Julia Patrick Engkasan, Mazlina Mazlan, Yusniza Mohd Yusof, Brenda Saria Yuliawiratman, Nazirah Hasnan, Ohnmar Htwe

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This article reviews the epidemiology, rehabilitation intervention strategies, and rehabilitation resources for persons with disabilities (PWD) in Malaysia. Currently, the registered number of PWD is 409,269 individuals, 1.3% of the total population, which is far less than the World Health Organization estimation of 10%. The rehabilitation implementation strategies include health policies, health promotion, and prevention programs. Health-related services for PWD are provided by many government agencies, including health, welfare, education, manpower, housing, and the private sector and nongovernment organizations. It is hoped national health programs can ensure special care and rehabilitation for PWD, optimizing self-reliance and social integration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)807-816
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019

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Health Promotion
Health Education
Epidemiology
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Keywords

  • Implementation strategies
  • Malaysia
  • People with disabilities
  • Policies
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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Selvi Naicker, A., Mohamad Yatim, S., Engkasan, J. P., Mazlan, M., Yusof, Y. M., Yuliawiratman, B. S., ... Htwe, O. (2019). Rehabilitation in Malaysia. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 30(4), 807-816. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2019.07.006

Rehabilitation in Malaysia. / Selvi Naicker, Amaramalar; Mohamad Yatim, Saari; Engkasan, Julia Patrick; Mazlan, Mazlina; Yusof, Yusniza Mohd; Yuliawiratman, Brenda Saria; Hasnan, Nazirah; Htwe, Ohnmar.

In: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, Vol. 30, No. 4, 01.11.2019, p. 807-816.

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Selvi Naicker, A, Mohamad Yatim, S, Engkasan, JP, Mazlan, M, Yusof, YM, Yuliawiratman, BS, Hasnan, N & Htwe, O 2019, 'Rehabilitation in Malaysia', Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 807-816. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2019.07.006
Selvi Naicker A, Mohamad Yatim S, Engkasan JP, Mazlan M, Yusof YM, Yuliawiratman BS et al. Rehabilitation in Malaysia. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2019 Nov 1;30(4):807-816. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2019.07.006
Selvi Naicker, Amaramalar ; Mohamad Yatim, Saari ; Engkasan, Julia Patrick ; Mazlan, Mazlina ; Yusof, Yusniza Mohd ; Yuliawiratman, Brenda Saria ; Hasnan, Nazirah ; Htwe, Ohnmar. / Rehabilitation in Malaysia. In: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2019 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 807-816.
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