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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Two widely used evaluation tools for the quality of life are the 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) and World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment (100-item version) (WHOQOL-100), however, these tools have not been compared for patients with stroke to date. The specific objectives of this study were: 1) to study the(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between depressive symptoms in 6 months after stroke and the quality of life (QOL), clinical and socio-demographical characteristics, functional status, and severity of stroke. METHODS Ninety consecutive stroke patients who attended the neurology outpatient clinic at Erciyes University,(More)
OBJECTIVE As skinfolds from four-sites (triceps, biceps, subscapular, suprailiac) and body fat percentage in 6-17 years is lacking in Turkey. This study was undertaken to produce references for four-site skinfolds and body fat percentage in children and adolescents. METHODS The cross-sectional study was conducted between September 2007-May 2008 in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the sleeping habits of primary school children and establish link between sleeping hours and academic achievement. METHODS The cross-sectional study was conducted between April and June 2007, involving 2422 students of 6-8th grades in 12 primary schools located in Kayseri, Turkey. A questionnaire was presented to the students on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the usefulness of the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) and the Short Form 36 (SF-36) as general outcome measures for chronic stroke patients with respect to the response rate, internal consistency reliability, validity analyses, and agreement in similar domains of the 2 instruments. METHODS In this prospective study, 90 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the level of depression, the level of life quality, and the relationship between these, in patients applying to sleep centers for various sleep problems. METHODS This cross-sectional study included 229 patients who applied for polysomnography at sleeping centers under supervision of the Neurology and Chest Diseases Clinics of Kayseri(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the perceived social support systems`, and depression`s effects on attitudes regarding coping strategies for the disease in patients with epilepsy. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted on 182 epileptic patients who applied to the Neurology Polyclinics of the Faculty of Medicine at Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey(More)
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