Professor Dr Chua Siew Siang

Professor Dr Chua Siew Siang

Head of School, School of Pharmacy

BPharm (Hons) from USM; PhD (Pharmacy) from University of Queensland

siewsiang.chua@taylors.edu.my
Subjects Taught
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy Services
  • Clerkship
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Extemporaneous preparations
Research Interests
  • Medication safety
  • Medication adherence
  • Pharmaceutical care
  • Pharmacy Education
  • Community pharmacy
Scholarly Activities / Industry Experience

As reviewer for scientific journals:
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
  • International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
  • Value in Health
  • International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
  • Patient Preference and Adherence
  • BMC Health Services Research
  • Pediatrics
  • BMC Cardiovascular disorder
  • PLOS ONE
  • Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
As External Examiner/Postgraduate Examiner
  • External examiner for Master degree candidate from the National University of Malaysia
  • Internal Examiner for Master of Medical Science (MMedSc), University of Malaya.
  • External Moderator for Foundation in Science Programme, HELP
  • External examiner for Master of Science in Medical and Health Sciences, International Medical University Malaysia
  • External examiner for BPharm programme, International Medical University Malaysia
Publications (Selected)
  • Kuan Mun Ni, Chua Siew Siang, Mohamed Noor bin Ramli. Noncompliance with prescirpiton writing requirements and prescribing errors in an outpatient department. Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy 2002; 1(2): 45-50.
  • Siew-Siang Chua, Ian C.K. Wong, Hilary Edmondson, Caroline Allen, Jean Chow, Joanne Peacham, Graham Hill, Jenny Grantham. A Feasibility Study for Recording of Dispensing Errors and “Near Misses” in Four UK Primary Care Pharmacies. Drug Safety 2003; 26(10): 803-813.
  • S.S. Chua, T. Paraidathathu. Utilisation of Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) through Community Pharmacies in Malaysia. The Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 2005; 17(2): 117-122.
  • Siew Siang Chua, Claire Devi Ramachandran, Thomas T Paraidathathu. Response of community pharmacists the presentation of back pain: A simulated patient study. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2006; 4(3): 171-178.
  • Pauline S M Lai, S S Chua, S P Chan, W Y Low. The validity and reliability of the Malaysian Osteoporosis Knowledge Tool in postmenopausal women. MATURITAS 2008; 60(2): 122-130/ doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2008.04.006, pulished online 2008.
  • Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Siew Siang Chua, Siew Pheng Chan, Wah Yun Low. Validation of the English version of Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (QUALEFFO) in Malaysia. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases 2008; 11: 421-429.
  • Chua Siew Siang, Wong Wai Kee, Lee Hong Gee, Yvonne Richard, Jennifer Tan See Hui. Implementation Of The Benchmarking Guidelines On Community Pharmacies In Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2008; 6(1): 13-31.
  • Siew Siang Chua, Ming Hui Tea, Mohd Haris Abdul Rahman. An Observational Study of Drug Administration Errors in a Malaysian Hospital. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 2009; 34:215-223/ doi:10.1111/j.1365- 2710.2008.00997.x, published online: 2008.
  • Jing Yong Siow, Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Siew Siang Chua, Siew Pheng Chan. The impact of pharmacist intervention on the use of activated vitamin D in a tertiary referral hospital in Malaysia. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2009; 17:305-311.
  • Siew Siang Chua, Hui Ming Chua, Asma Omar. Drug administration errors in paediatric wards: a direct observation approach. European Journal of Pediatrics 2010; 169:603-611/ DOI 10.1007/s00431-009-1084-z, published online: 14 October 2009.
  • Pauline SM Lai, SS Chua, SP Chan, WY Low, I.an CK Wong. Development and validation of the osteoporosis patient satisfaction questionnaire (OPSQ). MATURITAS 2010; 65: 55-63/ DOI: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2009.10.006, published online: 2009.
  • P Lai, SS Chua, SP Chan. A systematic review of interventions by healthcare professionals on community-dwelling postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis International 2010; 21:1637–1656/ DOI: 10.1007/s00198-010-1199-0, published online: 9 April 2010.
  • Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Siew Siang Chua, Yee Yean Chew, Siew Pheng Chan. Effects of pharmaceutical care on adherence and persistence to bisphosphonates in postmenopausal osteoporotic women. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 2011; 36(5):557-567 / DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2710.2010.01210.x, published online: 26 October 2010.
  • SS Chua and SP Chan. Medication Adherence and achievement of glycaemic targets in ambulatory type 2 diabetic patients. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science 2011; 01(04):55-59.
  • Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Siew Siang Chua, Siew Pheng Chan Pharmaceutical care issues encountered by postmenopausal osteoporotic women prescribed bisphosphonates. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 2012; 37:536-543. Doi:10.1111/j.1365-2710.2012.01335.x
  • Pauline SM Lai, Siew Siang Chua, Ching Hooi Tan, Siew Pheng Chan. Validation of the Diabetes, Hypertension and Hyperlipidaemia (DHL) knowledge instrument in Malaysia. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012; 12:18. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/12/18.
  • Francis Ka-leung Chan, Shinya Goto, Ming-Shiang Wu, Maria Teresa B. Abola, Khay Guan Yeoh, Bambang Sutrisna, Siew Siang Chua, Varocha Mahachai, Thana Turajane, Brian Wu, Qing Yu Zeng, Kentaro Sugano. Burden of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory and Anti-platelet Drug use in Asia: A Multi-disciplinary Working Party Report. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2012; 10(7): 753-760 or 2/2012; DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2012.03.027.
  • Asia N Rashed, Ian C K Wong, Noel Cranswick, Barbara Hefele, Stephen Tomlin, John Jackman, Kenneth Lee, Kam-Lun E Hon, Jeffrey Ong, Maisoon Ghaleb, Siew Siang Chua, Tea Ming Hui, Wolfgang Rascher, Antje Neubert. Adverse Drug Reactions in Children - International Surveillance and Evaluation (ADVISE): A Multicentre Cohort Study. Drug Safety 06/2012; 35(6):481-94. DOI:10.2165/11597920-000000000-00000.
  • Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Siew Siang Chua, Yah Huei Chong, Siew Pheng Chan. The effect of mandatory generic substitution on the safety of alendronate and patients’ adherence. Current Medical Research & Opinion 2012; 28(8): 1347-1355. Doi:10.1185/03007995.2012.708326.
  • Siew Siang Chua, Li Ching Kok, Faridah Aryani Md Yusof, Guang Hui Tang, Shaun Wen Huey Lee, Benny Efendie, Thomas Paraidathathu. Pharmaceutical Care Issues identified by Pharmacists in Patients with Diabetes, Hypertension or Hyperlipidaemia in Primary Care Settings. BMC Health Services Research 2012; 12:388. http://ww.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/388.
  • WHH Low, W Seet, AS Ramli, KK Ng, H Jamaiyah, SP Dan, CL Teng, VKM Lee, SS Chua, Faridah Aryani Md. Yusof, T Karupaiah, WSS Chee, PP Goh, M Zaki, TO Lim & the CORFIS Study Group. Community-based cardiovascular Risk Factors Intervention Strategies (CORFIS) in managing hypertension: a pragmatic non-randomised controlled trial. Medical Journal of Malaysia 2013; 68(2): 129-135.
  • Siew Siang Chua, Kien Ping Lim, Hong Gee Lee. Utilisation of community pharmacists by the general public in Malaysia. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2013; 21:66-69.
  • Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Siew Siang Chua, Siew Pheng Chan. Impact of pharmaceutical care on knowledge, quality of life and satisfaction of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (IJCP) 2013; 35(4):629 -637. DOI 10.1007/s11096-013-9784-x
  • Siew Siang Chua, Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Ching Hooi Tan, Siew Pheng Chan, Wen Wei Chung, Donald E. Morisky. The development and validation of the Malaysian Medication Adherence Scale (MALMAS) among patients with type 2 diabetes in Malaysia. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2013; 5 (3): 790-794.
  • Sim, Si Mui; Foong, Chan Choong; Tan, Choo Hock; Lai, Pauline Siew Mei; Chua, Siew Siang; Mohazmi, Mohamed. The Use of Jigsaw Learning Technique in Teaching Medical Students Prescribing Skills. Medical Teacher 2014; 36(2):182 / DOI:10.3109/0142159X.2013.848977; 10/2013.
  • Woon May Ong, Siew Siang Chua, Chirk Jenn Ng. Barriers and facilitators to self-monitoring of blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes using insulin: A qualitative study. Patient Preference and Adherence 2014; 8:237-246.
  • Wen Wei Chung, Siew Siang Chua, Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Siew Pheng Chan. Effects of a pharmaceutical care model on medication adherence and glycemic control of people with type 2 diabetes. Patient Preference and Adherence 2014; 8:1185– 1194.
  • Rita Mohan Dallumal, Siew Siang Chua, David Bin Chia Wu, Shireene Ratna Vethakkan. Sitagliptin: Is it effective in routine clinical practice? International Journal of Endocrinology 2015; Volume 2015, Article ID 950571, 9 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/950571.
  • Wen Wei Chung, Siew Siang Chua, Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Donald E. Morisky. The Malaysian Medication Adherence Scale (MALMAS): concurrent validity using a clinical measure among people with type 2 diabetes in Malaysia. PLoS ONE 2015; 10(4): e0124275. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124275.
  • Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Si Mui Sim, Siew Siang Chua, Choo Hock Tan, Francis Ifejika Achike, Cheong Lieng Teng. Development and validation of an instrument to assess the prescribing readiness of medical students in Malaysia. BMC Medical Education 2015; 15:153. DOI10.1186/s12909-015-0433-z.
  • Faridah Aryani Md Yusof, Shaun Wen Huey Lee, Siew Siang Chua, Li Ching Kok, Benny Efendie, Thomas Paraidathathu. Chronic care model in primary care: Can it improve health-related quality of life? Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice 2016; 5:11-17.
  • Jun Yang Lee, Carina Ka Yee Chan, Siew Siang Chua, Chirk Jenn Ng, Thomas Paraidathathu, Kenneth Kwing-Chin Lee, Shaun Wen Huey Lee. Intervention for Diabetes with Education, Advancement and Support (IDEAS) Study: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research 2016; 16:524. DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1782-y
  • Hooi Leng Lee, Siew Siang Chua, Sanjiv Mahadeva. Utilization of gastroprotective strategies for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced gastrointestinal events in a major teaching hospital. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management 2016; 12:1649-57.
  • Li Min Lim, Megan McStea, Wen Wei Chung, Nuruljannah Nor Azmi, Siti Azdiah Abdul Aziz, Syireen Alwi, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Shahrul Bahyah Kamaruzzaman, Siew Siang Chua, Reena Rajasuriar. Prevalence, risk factors and health outcomes associated with polypharmacy among urban community-dwelling older adults in multi-ethnic Malaysia. PLoS ONE 2017; 12(3): e0173466. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173466.
Guest Lectures Delivered
  • Documentation of Medication Errors, Medication Error Conference 2003, Organised by Negeri Sembilan Pharmacy Division, MOH in Seri Malaysia, Port Dickson.
  • Medication Errors, Seminar on Understanding Our Responsibility in Pharmaceutical Care, organised by University of Malaya Medical Centre in Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Subang Jaya.
  • Medication Safety in Paediatric Patients, Pharmacist Role in Medication Safety Seminar, organised by the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society in Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Subang Jaya.
  • Pharmacist Role in Medication Safety Workshop, organised by the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society in Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Subang Jaya.
  • Medication Errors in Paediatric Patients, Department of Paediatric, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.
  • Medication Errors: How Serious is the Problem? Quality Week of University of Malaya Medical Centre, Trauma and Emergency Building, UMMC
  • Pharmacists in the Jigsaw Puzzle of the Health Care Team, 1st Hospital Congress, 24 – 27 April 2008, Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
  • Pharmacy Practice Research: Why and How? Workshop on ABC of Pharmacy Practice Research, International Medical University, Bukit Jalil
  • Academia and the Pharmacist, Workshop on Job Opportunities for Post Compulsory Services Pharmacists, Pharmaceutical Service Division, Ministry of Health, Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya
  • Doctors and Pharmacists as Partners in Primary Health Care, MPS-MMA Seminar, Medical Academies of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • Descriptive Statistics: What and how to use them?, Workshop on ABC of Pharmacy Practice Research II: Tools for data analysis organised by International Medical University, Bukit Jalil
  • Medication safety and paediatric patients. The 23rd Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Association (FAPA) Congress; 5 to 8 November 2010, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Professional Medicine Management, Seminar on Transforming Community Phamacy Practice towards 1Care, organised by the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society, Wisma MPS, Puchong
  • Professionalism in Community Pharmacies, Workshop on Entreprenuership in Retail Pharmacy: Issues and Challenges, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA.
  • Basic Descriptive Statistics. One Day SPSS Hands-on Workshop, RUKA, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.
  • Challenges in Paediatric Medication Safety, 2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Research and Nanotechnology, Mohamed Sathak A. J. College of Pharmacy, Sholinganallur, Chennai, India
  • Trends in Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Medication Errors in Catalysing Healthcare Quality: Medication Error Conference 2013, organised by Asia Executive Programs (AEP) Sdn. Bhd. at Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Roles of Community Pharmacists in Pain Management in Seminar on Celebrexing 13 years in Malaysia at PJ Hilton, organised by Pfizer.
  • Communication and medication safety, Medication Safety Seminar 2013, by Pharmaceutical Services Division, Ministry of Health, Hotel Vistana, Kuala Lumpur
Awards & Honours:
  • 1981:Glaxo Book Prize for Pharmaceutical Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • 1989:Sigma Young Investigator Award, Australian Pharmaceutical Science Association
  • 1999:Service Excellence Awards Year 1998
  • 2002:Service Excellence Awards Year 2001
  • 2003:First Prize for Best Poster, Conference on Risk Management, by The Strategic Health Authority, York, United Kingdom
  • 2003:Best Poster Award for Pharmacy Practice, MPS-Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2003
  • 2005:Service Excellence Certificate Year 2004
  • 2007:Best Poster Award for Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Education Catergory, CPA-MPS Conference 2007, 1- 5 August 2007, Park Royal Hotel, K Lumpur
  • 2008:Service Excellence Certificate Year 2007
  • 2008:MPS-GSK Pharmacist of the Year Award
  • 2009:Service Excellence Award Year 2008
  • 2013:Service Excellence Certificate Year 2012
Professional Affiliations
  • Member of the Malaysia Pharmacy Board, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • Member of the Evaluation Panel for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programmes, Ministry of Health, Malaysia and Ministry of Higher Education
  • Member of the Medication Safety Technical Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health
  • Council Member, Malaysian Academy of Pharmacy
  • Member of the Development of Specialist Pharmacists Committee, Pharmaceutical Services Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Member of the Drug Control Authority, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Chairperson for the CPD committee, Malaysia Academy of Pharmacy