ABOUT Prof Dr. Tong Seng Fah

Sub-specialty
Family Medicine Perubatan Keluarga, Men’s Health

Qualification
Phd(Sydney), MMed (Fam Med), MBBS (UM)

Lim MT, Lim YMF, Tong SF, Sivasampu S (2019) Age, sex and primary care setting differences in patients’ perception of community healthcare seeking behaviour towards health services. PLoS ONE 14(10): e0224260. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224260

Low LL, Tong SF, Low WY. A Study on Patient’s Decision-Making Process in Deciding Treatment Strategies: An Illustration of Using Grounded Theory Approach. The Malaysian Journal of Qualitative Research 5 (1), 28-40

Diana Suk-Chin Law, Chai-Eng Tan & Seng-Fah Tong. Influences On The Decision To Use Contraception Among Sarawakian Women With Diabetes: A Qualitative Exploration. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters 2019; 27(1): 1571316, DOI: 10.1080/09688080.2019.1571316

Tong SF, Ng CJ, Lee VK, Lee PY, Ismail IZ, Khoo EM, Tahir NA, Idris I, Ismail M, Abdullah A. Decision making process and factors contributing to research participation among general practitioners: A grounded theory study. PloS one. 2018. 25;13(4):e0196379.

Ling JES, Tong SF. The roles of men in family planning – a study of married men at the UKM primary care clinic. Malays Fam Physician. 2017;12(1);2–13.

Ariffin F, Ramli AS, Daud MH, Haniff J, Abdul-Razak S, Selvarajah S, Lee VK, Tong SF, Bujang MA. Feasibility of Implementing Chronic Care Model in the Malaysian Public Primary Care Setting. The Medical journal of Malaysia. 2017 Apr;72(2):106.

Anis Safura Ramli, Sharmini Selvarajah, Maryam Hannah Daud, Jamaiyah Haniff, Suraya Abdul-Razak, Tg Mohd Ikhwan Tg-Abu-Bakar, Mohamad Adam Bujang, Boon How Chew, Thuhairah Rahman, Seng Fah Tong, Asrul Akmal Shafie, Verna KM Lee, Kien Keat Ng, Farnaza Ariffin, Hasidah Abdul-Hamid, Md Yasin Mazapuspavina, Nafiza Mat-Nasir, Chun W Chan, Abdul Rahman Yong-Rafidah, Mastura Ismail, Sharmila Lakshmanan, Wilson HH Low. Effectiveness of the EMPOWER-PAR Intervention in Improving Clinical Outcomes of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial. BMC Family Practice 17 (1), 157

Tan CE, Tong SF, Aida J, Zuhra H. Cross-Cultural Adaptation And Linguistic Validation Of The Hypoglycaemia Symptom Rating Scale (Hyposrq) Among Malaysian Patients With Diabetes Mellitus. Med & Health 2016; 11(1): 72-82

Lee Lan Low, Seng Fah Tong, Wah Yun Low. Social Influences of Help-Seeking Behaviour Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2016. 28 (1S); 17S-25S

Low LL, Tong SF, Low WY (2016) Selection of Treatment Strategies among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Malaysia: A Grounded Theory Approach. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147127. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0147127

Sana Taher Ashur, Shamsul Azhar Shah, Soad Bosseri, Tong Seng Fah and Khadijah Shamsuddin. Glycaemic control status among type 2 diabetic patients and the role of their diabetes coping behaviours: a clinic-based study in Tripoli, Libya. Libyan J Med 2016, 11: 31086.

Cheong AT, Tong SF, Sazlina SG. Validity and reliability of the Malay version of the Hill-Bone compliance to high blood pressure therapy scale for use in primary healthcare settings in Malaysia: A cross-sectional study. Malays Fam Physician. 2015;10(2):36-44.

Seng Fah Tong, Wah Yun Low. Making Sense of Mixed Method Design in Health Research: Reconciliation of the Findings in a Study of the Doctors’ Decision Making Process in Engaging Male Patients in Health Checks. Malaysian Journal of Qualitative Research 2015; 2(1): 18-26

AT Cheong, SF Tong, SG Sazlina, AS Azah,S Salmiah. Blood Pressure Control among Hypertensive Patients with and without Diabetes Mellitus in Six Public Primary Care Clinics in Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2015; 27(2): NP580–NP589

Cheong AT, Sazlina SG, Tong SF, Azah AS, Salmiah S. Poor blood pressure control and its associated factors among older people with hypertension: A cross-sectional study in six public primary care clinics in Malaysia. Malays Fam Physician. 2015;10(1):19-25.

Hui Meng Tan,Wah Yun Low, Seng Fah Tong, Jamaiyah Haniff, Geeta Appannah, Verna K.M. Lee, Ee Ming Khoo, Chirk Jenn Ng, Christopher Chee Kong Ho. Aging male symptoms scale (AMS) for health-related quality of life in aging men: translation and adaptation in Malay. Malaysian journal of public health medicine 2015, vol. 15 (2): 17-23

Chai-Eng Tan, Aida Jaffar, Seng-Fah Tong, Majmin Sheikh Hamzah, Nabishah Mohamad. Comprehensive Healthcare module: medical and pharmacy students’ shared learning experiences. Med Educ Online 2014, 19: 25605

Anis S Ramli, Sharmila Lakshmanan, Jamaiyah Haniff, Sharmini Selvarajah, Seng F Tong, Mohamad-Adam Bujang, Suraya Abdul-Razak, Asrul A Shafie, Verna KM Lee, Thuhairah H Abdul-Rahman, Maryam H Daud, Kien K Ng, Farnaza Ariffin, Hasidah Abdul-Hamid, Md-Yasin Mazapuspavina, Nafiza Mat-Nasir, Maizatullifah Miskan, Jaya P Stanley-Ponniah,Mastura Ismail, Chun W Chan, Yong R Abdul-Rahman, Boon-How Chew and Wilson HH Low. The Study Protocol of EMPOWER Participatory Action Research (EMPOWER – PAR): a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of multifaceted chronic disease management strategies to improve diabetes and hypertension outcomes in primary care. BMC Family Practice.2014, 15:151

Lee Lan Low, Seng Fah Tong, Wah Yun Low Mixed Feelings about the Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Consequence of Adjusting To Health Related Quality Of Life. Coll. Antropol. 2014; 38(1): 11–20

Peter Baker, Shari L. Dworkin, SengfahTong, Ian Banks, Tim Shand, Gavin Yamey . The men’s health gap: men must be included in the global health equity agenda. Bull World Health Organ 2014;92:618–620. IF 5.25 Tier:1 citation: 0

Seng Fah Tong, Ee Ming Khoo, Wah Yun Low, Chirk Jenn Ng, Chin Hoong Wong, Harmy Mohd Yusoff, Ahmad Ihsan Abu Bakar, Hui Meng Tan, Moyez Jiwa. Health innovation project: A concept paper on virtual health promotion program for men. Journal of Men’s Health 2014; 11(1): 4-9.

Chirk-Jenn Ng, Ping-Yein Lee, Yew-Kong Lee, Boon-How Chew, Julia P Engkasan, Zarina-Ismail Irmi, Nik-Sherina Hanafi, Seng-Fah Tong. An overview of patient involvement in healthcare decision-making: A situational analysis of the Malaysian context. BMC Health Services Research 2013; 13:408

Tan WS, Low WY, Tong SF, Tan WK, Ho CCK, Ng CJ, Khoo EM, Tan HM.Efficacy and Safety of Long Acting Intramuscular Testosterone Undecanoate in Aging Men: a Randomised Controlled Study. BJU 2013; 111(7): 1130-1140

Ai Theng Cheong, Seng Fah Tong and Ee Ming Khoo. How useful is a history of rubella vaccination for determination of disease susceptibility? A cross-sectional study at a public funded health clinic in Malaysia. BMC Family Practice 2013, 14:19 IF 1.799 Tier:2 citation: 0

Seng Fah Tong, Wah Yun Low, Shaiful Bahari Ismail, Lyndal Trevena, Simon Wilcock. Determinants of doctors’ decisions to inquire about sexual dysfunction in Malaysian primary care settings. Transl Androl Urol 2013;2(4):281-290

Tan Hui Meng, Tong Seng Fah, Christopher C.K. Ho. Men’s health: Sexual dysfunction, physical and psychological health in men- is there a link? J Sex Med 2012;9:663–671. IF:3.551 Tier: 1 Citation:5

Seng Fah Tong, Chirk Jenn Ng, Boon Cheok Lee, Verna KM Lee, Ee Meng Khoo, Eng Giap Lee, Hui Meng Tan. Effect of Long-Acting Testosterone Undecanoate Treatment on Quality of Life in men with Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome: A Double Blind Randomised Control Trial. Asian Journal of Andrology (2012) 14; 604–611 IF:1.521 Tier:3 citation: 0

Christopher C.K. Ho, Seng Fah Tong, Wai Yun Low, Chirk Jenn Ng, Ee Ming Khoo, Verna K.M. Lee, Zulkifli Md Zainuddin, Hui Meng Tan. A randomized double blind placebo-controlled trial on the effect of long-acting testosterone treatment on the Aging Male Symptoms (AMS) scale.. BJUI 2012; 110: 260-5 IF:2.844 Tier:1 citation: 1

SF Tong, WY Low. Public Health Strategies to address Asian Men’s health’s needs. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2012; 24(4): 542 – 554. [doi:10.1177/1010539512452756] IF:1.056 Tier:3 citation: 0

SF Tong, EM Khoo, VKM Lee, Zailinawati AB, WS Chen, CL Teng, Nordin S. Process of care and prescribing practices for hypertension in public and private primary care clinics in Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2012; 24 (5):764-75. IF:1.521 Tier:3 citation: 0 \

Christopher Ho Chee Kong, Lee Boon Cheok, Praveen Singam, Goh Eng Hong, Tan Guan Hee, Badrulhisham Bahadzor, Zulkifli Md Zainuddin, Tong Seng Fah, XV Su, JY Ng, LL Chong, DW Lim, ES Chen, SY Teoh. Prevalence and awareness of lower urinary tract symptoms among males in the outpatient clinics of University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre. Medicine and Health Journal. 2012; 6(2):98-106

Wei Phin Tan, Zhi Ven Fong, Seng Fah Tong, Wah Yun Low and Hui Meng Tan. Erectile dysfunction (ED), lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and testosterone deficiency (TD): men’s major concern (MMC) – An important portal for promoting men’s health? JMH 2011; 8(Suppl. 1): S81–S83 IF: 0.484 Tier:4 citation: 0

Evelyn L.M. Ho, Seng Fah Tong, Hui Meng Tan. Prostate size: Is size all that matters? (When does size matter?) JMH 2011; 8(Suppl. 1): S22–S24 IF 0.484 Tier:4 citation: 0

Hashim Syahnaz, Tong Seng Fah, Omar Khairani, Abdul Rashid Mohd Radzniwan, Shah Shamsul Azhar, Sagap Ismail. Knowledge Of Colorectal Cancer Among Patients Presented With Rectal Bleeding And Its Association With Delay In Seeking Medical Treatment. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2011; 12 (8): 2007-11. IF 0.695 Tier:4 citation: 0

Mimi, SF Tong, Nordin S, CL Teng, EM Khoo, AR A Kareem, AH Zailinawati, VKM Lee, WS Chen, WM Shihabudin, MS Noridah, ZE Fauziah. a comparison of morbidity patterns in public and private primary care clinics in Malaysia. Malaysian Family Physician 2011; 6(1):19-25 (scopus) citation: 0

Tong SF, Low WH, Shaiful Bahari Ismail, Trevena L, Willcock S. Malaysian Primary care doctors’ view on men’s health: an unresolved jigsaw puzzle. BMC Family Practice 2011; 12:29. IF 1.799 Tier:2 citation: 1

Seng Fah Tong, Wah Yun Low, Chirk Jenn Ng. The profile of Men’s Health in Malaysia: Problems and challenges. Asian Journal of Andrology 2011; 13: 526-33; doi:10.1038/aja.2010.125 IF:1.521 Tier:3 citation: 1

Seng Fah Tong, Christopher C.K Ho, Hui Meng Tan. Managing the Aging Men in Asia: A review. IJU 2011; 18: 32–42. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2010.02652.x IF:1.747 Tier:3 citation: 2

CL Teng, SF Tong, EM Khoo, Lee VKM, AH Zailinawati, O Mimi, Chen WS, S Nordin. Antibiotic Prescribing In Acute Respiratory and Urinary Tract Infections In Malaysian Primary Care Settings: Differences In Evidence-Based Practice. Aust Fam Physicians 2011; 40(5): 325-329 IF:0.729 Tier:3 citation: 0

Tong SF, Low WH, Shaiful Bahari Ismail, Trevena L, Willcock S. Physician’s intention to initiate health check-up discussion with men: a qualitative study. Fam Pract. 2011 Jun;28(3):307-16. Epub 2010 Nov 29. IF:1.503 Tier:2 citation: 0

Syahnaz Mohd Hashim, Khairani Omar, Tong Seng Fah, Radzniwan Abdul Rashid, Tuti Iryani Daud, Shamsul Azhar Shah, Ismail Sagap. Factors Influencing Late Consultation Among Patients with Rectal Bleeding in University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre. Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev 2010; 11: 1335-1338 IF 0.695 Tier:4 citation: 0

Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz, Zuhra Hamzah, Seng Fah Tong, Sukumar Nadeson and Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh. Helicobacter pylori related dyspepsia: prevalence and treatment outcomes at University Kebangsaan Malaysia-Primary Care Centre. Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2009, 8:4 (non-indexed)

SM Liew, SF Tong, VKM Lee, CJ Ng, KC Leong, CL Teng. Text messaging reminders to reduce non-attendance in chronic disease follow-up: a clinical trial. Br J Gen Pract 2009; 59:916-920. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.3399/bjgp09X472250. IF 1.831 Tier:2 citation: 15

Low WY, Tong SF, Tan HM. Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and hypogonadism and men’s quality of life: An Asian perspective. J Mens Health Gend 2008; 5(4): 282–8 doi:10.1016/j.jomh.2008.10.00 IF 0.484 Tier:4 citation: 4

C. L. Teng, C. J. Ng, H. Nik-Sherina, A. H. Zailinawati and S. F. Tong The Accuracy of Mother’s Touch to Detect Fever in Children: A Systematic Review. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2008 54(1):70-73. IF 1.388 Tier:2 citation: 6

SF Tong, NA Aziz, G L Chin. Predictive value of thrombocytopaenia in the diagnosis of dengue infection in outpatient settings. Med J Malaysia 2007; 62(5): 390-3 (Scopus/Pub-med indexed) citation:0

Tong SF, Chen R. A patient who refused medical advice: The doctor and patient should look for a common ground. Malaysian Family Physician. . 2007;2(3):110-3 (Scopus indexed) citation:0

Tong SF, Test your knowledge: A Young Man With Loin Pain. Malaysian Family Physician. 2007;2(3):127-8 (Scopus indexed) citation:0

Tong SF, Noorazah AA, Chin GL, Khairani O. Clinical features of acute febrile thrombocytopaenia among patients attending primary care clinics. Malaysian Family Physician. 2006;1(1):15-18 (Scopus indexed) citation:0

Tong SF, Noorazah AA, Chin GL. Prevalence of Non-Dengue Thrombocytopaenia among Adult Patients Presenting With Acute Febrile Illness in Primary Outpatient Clinics. Medicine & Health 2006; 1(1) (non-indexed)

Tong SF, Aznida Firzah AA. How to present research data. Malaysian Family Physician. 2006;1(2&3):82-85 (Scopus indexed) citation:0

Leelavathi M, Tong SF, Hazizi H, Amilia-Hazreena H. A case of tubal ectopic pregnancy. Malaysian Family Physician. 2006;1(1):25-26 (Scopus indexed) citation:0