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Predicting probable Alzheimer's disease using linguistic deficits and biomarkers (2017)
Journal Article
Orimaye, S. O., Wong, J. S., Golden, K. J., Wong, C. P., & Soyiri, I. N. (2017). Predicting probable Alzheimer's disease using linguistic deficits and biomarkers. BMC Bioinformatics, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12859-016-1456-0

Background The manual diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related Dementias has been a challenge. Currently, these disorders are diagnosed using specific clinical diagnostic criteria and neuropsychological ex... Read More

Complementary feeding and the early origins of obesity risk: a study protocol (2016)
Journal Article
Muniandy, N. D., Allotey, P. A., Soyiri, I. N., & Reidpath, D. D. (2016). Complementary feeding and the early origins of obesity risk: a study protocol. BMJ open, 6(11), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011635

Introduction The rise in the prevalence of childhood obesity worldwide calls for an intervention earlier in the life cycle. Studies show that nutrition during early infancy may contribute to later obesity. Hence, this study is designed to determine i... Read More

Coming of age, becoming obese: A cross-sectional analysis of obesity among adolescents and young adults in Malaysia (2016)
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Pell, C., Allotey, P., Evans, N., Hardon, A., Imelda, J. D., Soyiri, I., …The SEACO Team, . (2016). Coming of age, becoming obese: A cross-sectional analysis of obesity among adolescents and young adults in Malaysia. BMC public health, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3746-x

© 2016 The Author(s). Background: Malaysians have become increasingly obese over recent years. The transition from adolescence to early adulthood is recognized as critical for the development of eating and activity habits. However, little obesity-rel... Read More

Patient-reported outcome measures for allergy and asthma in children (2016)
Journal Article
Soyiri, I. N., Nwaru, B. I., & Sheikh, A. (2016). Patient-reported outcome measures for allergy and asthma in children. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 27(8), 779-783. https://doi.org/10.1111/pai.12603

There is increasing recognition of the importance of patient's perceptions of disease and their assessments of heathcare processes. Patient‐reported outcome measures (PROMs) are therefore now regarded as at least as important as the traditional objec... Read More

Building a recruitment database for asthma trials: a conceptual framework for the creation of the UK Database of Asthma Research Volunteers (2016)
Journal Article
Nwaru, B. I., Soyiri, I. N., Simpson, C. R., Griffiths, C., & Sheikh, A. (2016). Building a recruitment database for asthma trials: a conceptual framework for the creation of the UK Database of Asthma Research Volunteers. Trials, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1381-6

Background Randomised clinical trials are the ‘gold standard’ for evaluating the effectiveness of healthcare interventions. However, successful recruitment of participants remains a key challenge for many trialists. In this paper, we present a concep... Read More

Does more education always lead to better health? Evidence from rural malaysia (2015)
Journal Article
Leeves, G., & Soyiri, I. (2015). Does more education always lead to better health? Evidence from rural malaysia. Biomed research international, 2015, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/539212

Background. Education is usually associated with improvement in health; there is evidence that this may not be the case if education is not fully utilised at work. This study examines the relationship between education level, occupation, and health o... Read More

Searching for health information online for my child: A perspective from South East Asia (2015)
Journal Article
Inthiran, A., & Soyiri, I. (2015). Searching for health information online for my child: A perspective from South East Asia. Lecture notes in computer science, 9469, 76-81. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27974-9_8

Research studies investigating online health information searching behavior are abundant. While there is research pertaining to the online health information seeking behavior of parents in developed countries, similar information for countries with d... Read More

Motivations for food prohibitions during pregnancy and their enforcement mechanisms in a rural Ghanaian district (2015)
Journal Article
Arzoaquoi, S. K., Essuman, E. E., Gbagbo, F. Y., Tenkorang, E. Y., Soyiri, I., & Laar, A. K. (2015). Motivations for food prohibitions during pregnancy and their enforcement mechanisms in a rural Ghanaian district. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 11(1), 9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-015-0044-0

© 2015 Arzoaquoi et al. Background: Food taboos are known from virtually all human societies and pregnant women have often been targeted. We qualitatively assessed food taboos during pregnancy, its motivating factors, and enforcement mechanisms in th... Read More

Vaping shadows tobacco control: imperatives for Malaysia (2015)
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Ahmadi, K., & Soyiri, I. N. (2017). Vaping shadows tobacco control: imperatives for Malaysia. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 12(1), 43-44. https://doi.org/10.1017/jsc.2015.12

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been the subject of numerous debates in the literature. (Bullen et al., 2013; Cressey, 2014; The Lancet, 2013) So much discussion has been on it this year alone to the extent that the word vape, which means ‘... Read More

The rural bite in population pyramids: what are the implications for responsiveness of health systems in middle income countries? (2014)
Journal Article
Jahan, N. K., Allotey, P., Arunachalam, D., Yasin, S., Soyiri, I. N., Davey, T. M., & Reidpath, D. D. (2014). The rural bite in population pyramids: what are the implications for responsiveness of health systems in middle income countries?. BMC public health, 14(Suppl 2), S8. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-S2-S8

Background Health services can only be responsive if they are designed to service the needs of the population at hand. In many low and middle income countries, the rate of urbanisation can leave the profile of the rural population quite different fro... Read More

Cohorts and community: A case study of community engagement in the establishment of a health and demographic surveillance site in Malaysia (2014)
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Allotey, P., Reidpath, D. D., Devarajan, N., Rajagobal, K., Yasin, S., Arunachalam, D., …The Seaco Team, . (2014). Cohorts and community: A case study of community engagement in the establishment of a health and demographic surveillance site in Malaysia. Global Health Action, 7(1), 23176. https://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.23176

Background: Community engagement is an increasingly important requirement of public health research and plays an important role in the informed consent and recruitment process. However, there is very little guidance about how it should be done, the i... Read More

Does one cigarette make an adolescent smoker, and is it influenced by age and age of smoking initiation? Evidence of association from the U.S. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (2011) (2013)
Journal Article
Reidpath, D. D., Davey, T. M., Kadirvelu, A., Soyiri, I. N., & Allotey, P. (2014). Does one cigarette make an adolescent smoker, and is it influenced by age and age of smoking initiation? Evidence of association from the U.S. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (2011). Preventive Medicine, 59(1), 37-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.11.011

Objectives: Evidence that age of smoking initiation represents a risk factor for regular smoking in adolescence is complicated by inconsistencies in the operational definition of smoking initiation and simultaneous inclusion of age as an explanatory... Read More

The Use of Quantile Regression to Forecast Higher Than Expected Respiratory Deaths in a Daily Time Series: A Study of New York City Data 1987-2000 (2013)
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Soyiri, I. N., & Reidpath, D. D. (2013). The Use of Quantile Regression to Forecast Higher Than Expected Respiratory Deaths in a Daily Time Series: A Study of New York City Data 1987-2000. PloS one, 8(10), e78215. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0078215

Forecasting higher than expected numbers of health events provides potentially valuable insights in its own right, and may contribute to health services management and syndromic surveillance. This study investigates the use of quantile regression to... Read More

Validity of self-measured waist and hip circumferences: results from a community study in Malaysia (2013)
Journal Article
Reidpath, D. D., Cheah, J. C. H., Lam, F., Yasin, S., Soyiri, I., & Allotey, P. (2013). Validity of self-measured waist and hip circumferences: results from a community study in Malaysia. Nutrition Journal, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-12-135

Background: Measures of central adiposity are better predictors of adverse health events than BMI. Nonetheless, BMI is more widely used in health research. One reason for this may be the limited research supporting the self-measurement of waist and h... Read More

Predictors of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia among newborns of HIV-positive mothers (2013)
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Laar, A. K., Grant, F. E., Addo, Y., Soyiri, I., Nkansah, B., Abugri, J., …Quakyi, I. A. (2013). Predictors of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia among newborns of HIV-positive mothers. BMC research notes, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-6-350

Background: Malaria and HIV infections during pregnancy can individually or jointly unleash or confound pregnancy outcomes. Two of the probable outcomes are fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia. We determined clinical and demographic facto... Read More

Steps to a sustainable public health surveillance enterprise (2013)
Journal Article
Mirza, N., Reynolds, T. L., Coletta, M., Suda, K., Soyiri, I., Markle, A., …Streichert, L. (2013). Steps to a sustainable public health surveillance enterprise. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(2), https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i2.4703

More than a decade into the 21st century, the ability to effectively monitor community health status, as well as forecast, detect, and respond to disease outbreaks and other events of public health significance, remains a major challenge. As an issue... Read More

Forecasting asthma-related hospital admissions in London using negative binomial models (2013)
Journal Article
Soyiri, I. N., Reidpath, D. D., & Sarran, C. (2013). Forecasting asthma-related hospital admissions in London using negative binomial models. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 10(2), 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1177/1479972313482847

Health forecasting can improve health service provision and individual patient outcomes. Environmental factors are known to impact chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma, but little is known about the extent to which these factors can be used... Read More

Developing quantitative tools for asthma forecast in London using weather and air quality (2012)
Thesis
Soyiri, I. N. (2017). Developing quantitative tools for asthma forecast in London using weather and air quality. (Thesis). Monash University Malaysia. Retrieved from https://hull-repository...ribe.com/output/1759965

The thesis examines approaches to the forecasting of respiratory events, generally hospital admissions for asthma, but also mortality. The focus of the thesis is forecasting accuracy rather than model specification per se. The thesis is a compilation... Read More

Humans as Animal Sentinels for Forecasting Asthma Events: Helping Health Services Become More Responsive (2012)
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Soyiri, I. N., & Reidpath, D. D. (2012). Humans as Animal Sentinels for Forecasting Asthma Events: Helping Health Services Become More Responsive. PloS one, 7(10), e47823. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0047823

The concept of forecasting asthma using humans as animal sentinels is uncommon. This study explores the plausibility of predicting future asthma daily admissions using retrospective data in London (2005-2006). Negative binomial regressions were used... Read More

Semistructured black-box prediction: proposed approach for asthma admissions in London (2012)
Journal Article
Reidpath, D. D., & Soyiri, I. N. (2012). Semistructured black-box prediction: proposed approach for asthma admissions in London. International Journal of General Medicine, 5, 693-705. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S34647

Asthma is a global public health problem and the most common chronic disease among children. The factors associated with the condition are diverse, and environmental factors appear to be the leading cause of asthma exacerbation and its worsening dise... Read More