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Breast cancer is the most common cancer type and cause of death among women in many countries. Monthly breast self-examination (BSE) is an effective diagnostic method for breast cancer. This study aimed to determine the knowledge level and practice frequency of BSE among healthcare workers in Kayseri, Turkey. Data were collected via a questionnaire that was(More)
BACKGROUND Breast self examination (BSE), performed regularly every month, is one of the most important methods in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. This study was performed with the aim of establishing the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of women working in government hospitals within the province of Samsun regarding BSE. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Traffic accidents, which influence to every age group people, are an important public health. This study to determine which condition it has happened more, which days, months and years it has happened, what things have caused to happen traffic accidents. The study was made in Erciyes University Medical School Emergency Department. 31,550 patients applied to(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)
AIM To observe change in waist circumference (WC) over 3 years in children and adolescents and to compare these data with local and international references. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The data of the second study determining the anthropometric measurements of Turkish children and adolescents (DAMTCA-II) were used to calculate WC percentiles. A total of 4234(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of life (QOL) in outpatients with active and inactive tuberculosis, and to study the relations between QOL and demographic and socio-cultural chracteristics and variables concerning the disease and depression. MATERIAL AND METHODS Included in the present study were 196 active and 108 inactive(More)
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 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 determine the relationship between the paroxysm related to periodontal disease and the state-trait anxiety level in patients attending a periodontology clinic in Turkey. METHODS The cross-sectional study involved 141 patients > or = 18 years old attending the periodontology clinic at the Dental Faculty of Erciyes University, Turkey, between(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)