Journal Club Activities

The bi-monthly journal club provides a forum to discuss journal papers related to shared decision making and self care, over coffee and lunch.


The selection of papers covers such diverse areas as theoretical frameworks, original research papers and project evaluations.


We reflect on local applicability and collaborate on writing papers on the Malaysian shared decision making scene and related topics.


Following are the activities that have been conducted:





21 Oct 2016

Prof. Dr. Ng Chirk Jenn

Improving medical decision making and health promotion through Culture-Sensitive Health Communication: An agenda for science and practice

2 Sept 2016

Ms. Sharifah Ayeshah binti Syed Mohd Noori

Use of implicit persuasion in decision making about adjuvant cancer treatment: a potential barrier to shared decision making. European Journal of Cancer. 2016;12;66:55-66. (Engelhardt EG, Pieterse AH, van der Hout A, et al.)

8-9 Aug 2016

Malaysian Shared Decision Making Group

2-day Introduction to SDM Workshop

20 May 2016

Kaye (Australia)

Applying SDM in geriatric settings and SDM landscape in Australia

15 Apr 2016

Ms. Tong Wen Ting

Achieving change in primary care - effectiveness of strategies for improving implementation of complex interventions: systematic review of reviews. BMJ Open 2015;5:e009993 (Lau, Stevenson, Ong et al.)

11 Mar 2016

Dr. Adina Abdullah

Internet Use in Pregnancy Informs Women’s Decision Making: A Web-Based Survey. Birth. 2010 Jun;37(2):106-115. (Lagan BM, Sinclair M, Kernohan WG)


What Is the Impact of the Internet on Decision-Making in Pregnancy? A Global Study. Birth. 2011;38(4):336-345. (Lagan BM, Sinclair M, Kernohan WG)

12 Jan 2016

Dr. Chong Wei Wen

Multiple perspectives on shared decision-making and interprofessional collaboration in mental healthcare. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2013 May;27(3):223-30. (Chong WW, Aslani P, Chen TF)


Shared decision-making and interprofessional collaboration in mental healthcare: a qualitative study exploring perceptions of barriers and facilitators. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2013 Sep;27(5):373-9. (Chong WW, Aslani P, Chen TF)

6 Nov 2015

Malaysian Shared Decision Making Group

Strategic planning for 2016

25 Sept 2015

Dr. Irmi Ismail

Researching health inequalities with Community Researchers: practical, methodological and ethical challenges of an ‘inclusive’ research approach. Research Involvement and Engagement. 2015;1(9).(Salway S, Chowbey P, Such E, et al.)

21 Aug 2015

Malaysian Shared Decision Making Group

Meeting on how to move forward SDM in Malaysia

3 Jul 2015

Dr. Cheong Ai Theng

Development of a behavioural model on health screening

22 May 2015

Prof. Dr. Tong Seng Fah

Shared Decision Making About Screening and Chemoprevention: A Suggested Approach from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2004;26(1):56-66. (Sheridan SL, Harris RP, Woolf SH)

3 Apr 2015

Ms. Low Lee Lan

Help-seeking bahaviour among patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in primary care setting

6 Feb 2015

Dr. Chew Boon How

The effectiveness of a value-based emotion-focused educational programme to reduce diabetes-related distress in adults with type 2 diabetes: design of a cluster randomised controlled trial

19 Dec 2014

Prof. Dr. Ng Chirk Jenn

A Model to Support Shared Decision Making in Electronic Health Records Systems. Medical Decision Making. 2014;34(8):987-95. (Lenert L, Dunlea R, Del Fiol G, et al.)

19 Nov 2014

Dr. Lee Yew Kong

SDM and patient health records

24 Oct 2014

Assoc. Prof. Lee Ping Yein

Measurement of shared decision making – a review of instruments. Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2011;105(4):313-24. (Scholl I, Koelewijn-van Loon M, Sepucha K, et al.)

  29 Aug 2014

Prof. Dr. Ng Chirk Jenn

Delivering patient decision aids on the internet: definitions, theories, current evidence, and emerging research areas. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013; (Suppl. 2): S13 (Hoffman AS, Volk RJ, Saarimaki A, Stirling C, Li LC, Harter M, et al.)

24 Apr 2014

Malaysian Shared Decision Making Group

Shared Decision Making (SDM) Workshop

19 April 2013

Dr. Cheong Ai Theng

Training family physicians in shared decision making for the use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections: a pilot clustered randomized controlled trial. Health Expectations. 2011;14 Suppl 1:96-110. (Légaré F, Labrecque M, LeBlanc A, et al.)

22 Feb 2013

Dr. Ranjini Ambigapathy

Do patients wish to be involved in decision-making in Malaysia?

14 Dec 2012

Dr. Chew Boon How

Patient-Centered Care Engaging Patients, Families, and Communities

12 Oct 2012

Dr. Irmi Zarina Ismail

Promoting Informed Choice: Evaluating A Decision-Making Tool for Family Planning Clients And Providers in Mexico, Int Fam Plan Perspect. 2005; 31(4):162-171 (Kim YM, Kols A, Martin A, et al.)

10 Aug 2012

Dr. Adina Abdullah

Development of a patient decision aid for women with breast cancer

8 Jun 2012

Dr. Anita Harun

Discharge from outpatient orthopaedic physiotherapy: a qualitative descriptive study of physiotherapists’ practices, Physiother Can. 2010; 62:224–234 (Pashley E, Powers A, McNamee N,et al.)

13 Apr 2012

Dr. Julia Patrick Engkasan

Theoretical Framework: Decision Making in People with Spinal Cord Injury

24 Feb 2012

Ms. Low Lee Lan

Applying Knowledge Translation (KT): The Patients' Unvoiced Needs Experience

16 Dec 2011

Mr. Lee Yew Kong

What does it take to have sustained use of decision aids? A program evaluation for the Breast Cancer Initiative, Health Expect 2011; 14:85-95(Feibelmann S, Yang TS, Uzogara EE, et al.) 

21 Oct 2011

Dr. Julia Patrick Engkasan

European patients' views on the responsiveness of health systems and healthcare providers, Eur J Public Health. 2005; 15(4):355-360 (Coulter A, Jenkinson C.)

5 Aug 2011

Dr. Irmi Zarina Ismail

Implementing Shared Decision Making in UK, Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2011; 105(4):300-304 (Coulter A, Edwards A, Elwyn G, et al.)

3 June 2011

Dr. Chew Boon How

Decision aids for people facing health treatment or health screening decision (review), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009; Issue 3. Art No. CD001431. (O' Connor AM, Bennett CL, Stacey D, et al.)

15 Apr 2011

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lee Ping Yein

Helping Patient with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Make Treatment Decision: Station Choice Randomized Trial, Arch Intern Med 2007; 167:1076-1082 (Audrey J. Weymiller, Victor M. Montori, Lesley A. Jones, et al.)

11 Mar 2011

Dr. Julia Patrick Engkasan

The potential for shared decision-making and decision aids in rehabilitation medicine, Patient Edu & Couns2009; 74:264-271 (J.A. van Til, A.M. Stiggelbout, M.J. Ijzerman)

14 Jan 2011

Mr. Lee Yew Kong

Treatment decision aids: conceptual issues and future directions, Health Expect 2005; 8:114-125 (Cathy Charles, Amiram Gafni, Tim Whelan, et al.)

26 Nov 2010

Prof. Dr. Ng Chirk Jenn

Health Decision Making: Lynchpin of Evidence-Based Practice,  Med Decis Making 2008; 8:866-874 (Bonnie Spring)

8 Oct 2010

Dr. Tong Seng Fah

Switching roles: The process of mental weighing, Poetics 2010; 38: 165-183 (Danna-Lynch K)