Accepted for Publication: September 23, 2012.
Published Online: December 17, 2012. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.1425
Author Contributions: Drs Lee and Chang had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Lee, Chang, Johar, Othman, and Baba. Acquisition of data: Lee and Baba. Analysis and interpretation of data: Lee, Chang, Johar, Othman, and Baba. Drafting of the manuscript: Lee, Johar, and Othman. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Lee, Chang, Johar, and Baba. Statistical analysis: Lee. Obtained funding: Lee and Chang. Administrative, technical, or material support: Lee, Chang, Johar, Othman, and Baba. Study supervision: Chang, Johar, Othman, and Baba.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported in part by Yasmin Teknologi Sdn Bhd.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsor had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: Yasmin Teknologi Sdn Bhd provided the Sagem Morphosmart MS 0350, which was used in the study, and developed the Fingerprint Validator program. Kulenthran Arumugam, MRCOG, of the Medical Education and Research Development Unit, Universiti Malaya, provided advice regarding statistical methodology, and Yusoh B. Mat Tais, Registrar of Criminals of the Royal Malaysian Police and the National Registration Department of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, assisted us on matters pertaining to fingerprint analysis.