Malay Traditional Treatment (MTT) and General Health Quality (GHQ) Among Lower Back Pain (LBP) Patients in Malaysia
Malay Traditional Therapy (MTT) claimed to reduce pain, improve the physical power and overall quality of life. Objective: This study aims to examine the effectiveness of MTT and its potential role in improving the general health quality (GHQ) of LBP patients usisng Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Self Leg Raised (SLR) . Methodology: Self administered questionnaire, patients’ record files, VAS and SLR score sheets were used as study tools. Result: patients showed improvement in VAS and SLR scores thus the quality of life. Conclusion: MTT provided is benefited by LBP patients and complement to patients’ general health quality.
Keywords: Malay Traditional Therapy, SLR score, GHQ, VAS score.
eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.