Birsel Canan Demirbag

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BACKGROUND There have been few studies in Turkey on the incidence of childhood cancers. A mother's knowledge about signs and symptoms of cancer is important for early diagnosis, effective treatment, and improvement of life expectancy. This study was conducted with a group of mothers of children, aged 0-13, at a Family Health Center (FHC) in Turkey's Eastern(More)
BACKGROUND The healthcare needs of cancer patients are complex and persons involved in their caregiving process are faced with many issues that need to be addressed. The entire family and particularly the person taking on responsibility for patient care develop expectations from healthcare professionals, especially nurses. OBJECTIVE The study was(More)
METHODS Students attending five different types of high schools in central Elazig (a city in Turkey) during the 2009-2010 school year constitute the study population. One class was randomly selected from each high school. Out of 650 students, 640 participated in the study. The data were evaluated by using the SPSS program; percentage, mean, and chi-square(More)
PURPOSE The study aimed at investigating genitourinary infection prevalence among women who used an intrauterine device (IUD) and oral contraceptives (OC) in relation with their socio-demographic characteristics. METHODS The study was conducted at the Mother and Child Health and Family Planning center between October 2011 and February 2012 and included 81(More)
It is important for nurses and other healthcare workers to recognize that patients who present themselves for health care could already be infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Therefore, appropriate and sensible infection control precautions should be taken at all times. An assessment of nurses' knowledge of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome(More)
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