Elif Durukan

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AIM This paper reports a study to determine the sharp and needlestick injury incidence in nurses working at a university hospital and the contributing factors. BACKGROUND Although it is generally felt that working in the healthcare sector is clean and without risk, healthcare staff and especially physicians and nurses who generally work very long hours(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and reasons for self-medication with antibiotics within the last 12 months among primary healthcare center attendants aged 18 or over, in Ankara. METHODS A questionnaire was applied by face to face interview technique to 2696 subjects attending at five primary healthcare centers. Information on(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to determine the burnout level and its correlates in nurses. BACKGROUND Healthcare providers and especially nurses are generally considered a high risk group regarding work stress and burnout and this syndrome has been a major concern in the field of occupational health. METHOD The study was carried out at a(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (PMNE) and assess risk factors that can cause this disease. METHODS After the determination of 15 primary schools in the provincial center of Ankara, questionnaires were given to 15,150 students to be answered by their parents. Detailed urologic history was obtained and(More)
BACKGROUND We performed an analysis of giant hydatid cysts (GCHs) detected in the adult population by comparison with the features of other simple hydatid cysts (CHs) in the light of the relevant literature. METHODS The records of 74 adult patients who were operated on in our clinic for pulmonary CHs between 2001 and 2005 were retrospectively evaluated.(More)
This study determines the frequency of the spousal domestic violence among 1,178 married women who applied to some first level medical institutions located in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. 77.9% (n = 918) of the women who participated in the study have stated that they have been exposed to at least one of the types of spousal violence during their(More)
The diagnosis of active and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) remains a challenge, especially in light of the fact that the tuberculin skin test (TST), which has been used to diagnose LTBI for over a century, has many well-known drawbacks. This study aimed to compare the diagnostic performance of the T-cell-based interferon-gamma releasing assay (IGRA)(More)
BACKGROUND Since the advent of cardiopulmonary bypass, many efforts have been made to avoid the complications related with it. Any component of the pump participates in occurrence of these adverse events, one of which is the type of prime solution. In this study, we aimed to compare the effects of 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 with a commonly used balanced(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are important causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with spinal cord injury and 22% of patients with acute spinal cord injury develop UTI during the first 50 days. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, etiologic agents and risk factors for asymptomatic bacteriuria and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of the 1983 law that legalized induced abortion on the number and place of abortions, and on the use of family planning (FP) methods before and after abortion, and to determine the demographic characteristics and reproductive health features according to the order of abortion. METHOD This study included 2455 married,(More)