International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast


Child Health Surveillance And Screening Programmes In Detecting Developmental Delay: The Malaysian Model
Faridah M.Said, Jamilah Othman, Maimunah Ismail, Bahaman A.Samah, Khairudin Idris

This article describes the model of health surveillance and screening programmes and its application in the detection of childhood developmental disabilities.

Content: This review utilised data from various articles and websites confined to surveillance screening programmes for infant, toddler and pre-school children (0-6 years). The Wilson and Jungner’s (1968) key concept of surveillance and screening was used as the benchmark.

Conclusions: Results show that the current model is congruent with other industrialised countries in the detection of global developmental disability but not the screening and detection of diseases.


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