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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Behçet's disease above the age of 10 years by means of a population-based study. METHODS The epidemiological investigation (cross-sectional study) was made between May 1997 and May 1998 at the Park Primary Health Care Center, which is one of the education and research divisions of the(More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate and compare the depression scores of pregnant and non-pregnant women, and to identify the factors associated with depression scores in the two groups. This community-based study was conducted in a primary health care center catchment area in Ankara (population: 17,838) in January 2003. At the beginning of the study,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the vaginal douching habits and associated factors of women attending two different healthcare clinics. STUDY DESIGN This cross-sectional study was conducted between 1 and 31 May 2004. All participants were women (n=635) who attended either a university hospital gynecology clinic or a primary health care(More)
OBJECTIVE As in all chronic diseases, providing patients with necessary information about Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and educating them are the best method of control of DM and preventing further complication. The aim of this study was to investigate the awareness of DM and related factors in diabetics. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted in four(More)
PURPOSE This community-based study was conducted to assess the prevalence and related factors of low vision and legal blindness in older onset diabetic patients (diagnosed at age 30 and older). METHODS All known diabetic patients who live in the four primary health care center region Abidinpaşa Ankara, Turkey (total population: 96,348) were included in(More)
AIM To develop a Turkish version of the 25-item Cardiff Visual Ability Questionnaire for Children (CVAQC) and to evaluate the validity and reliability of the questionnaire. METHODS The study involved two main phases. The first phase involved a cross-cultural adaptation of the CVAQC from English into Turkish. The second phase involved the completion of the(More)
Light cigarettes which are launched as fewer harmful threaten to community health because of so many diseases related with smoking. Therefore, research of light cigarette using rates and related factors might be beneficial along with research of smoking frequency in community. The aim of this study is to evaluate light cigarette smoking habit of staff and(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the age-specific rubella seroprevalence and factors associated with rubella seropositivity in unvaccinated adolescents in Ankara, Turkey. In this cross-sectional study 229 students were selected with stratified sampling methods in 2 primary and 2 high schools of low to medium socioeconomic status. Overall rubella(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The aims of this study were to evaluate measles incidence and the effect of elimination strategy interventions on the disease from 1960 to 2014 in Turkey. The administration of measles vaccine started in the rural regions in 1970; it was carried out as a campaign along with the National Vaccine Campaign in 1985, and it has been employed as(More)
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