Developing a Model Based On GIS and Statistical Analysis for Family Support of Substance Abuser in Terengganu

  • Fazillah Abdullah East Coast Environmental Research Institute, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Gong Badak Campus, 21300 Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Hafizan Jauhir East Coast Environmental Research Institute, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Gong Badak Campus, 21300 Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Mohd Ekhwan Toriman School of Social Development and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, National University of Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Kahirul Amri Kamarudin East Coast Environmental Research Institute, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Gong Badak Campus, 21300 Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Nasir Mohamad Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Malaysia
  • A. Fairuz Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Study, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Gong Badak Campus, 21300 Terengganu, Malaysia
  • S.H.M.S. Omar Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Study, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Gong Badak Campus, 21300 Terengganu, Malaysia


Family support has a strong impact on individuals and there is no exception in substance abuse recovery process. Family support manages to play a positive role in substance abuse problems. The present study deals with the developing model of family support substance abuser with the combination method of Geographic Information System (GIS) and statistical models. The data used for this study was collected from seven districts in Terengganu with a constant number of respondents. 35 respondents for each district were involved in this study. It was then processed using factor analysis (FA) to develop index of family support. By using the developed indices, GIS tool was used to plot the distribution map of family support indices according to each form of family support. The result indicated that the highest index for all form of family support abuser was located in Besut district. High level of family support is essential as an effort for rehabilitation process of substance abusers.


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Abdullah, F., Jauhir, H., Toriman, M. E., Kamarudin, M. K. A., Mohamad, N., Fairuz, A., & Omar, S. (2017). Developing a Model Based On GIS and Statistical Analysis for Family Support of Substance Abuser in Terengganu. Malaysian Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(2), 45-54. Retrieved from
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