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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity and to examine the effects of actual weight status, perceived weight status and body satisfaction on self-esteem and depression in a high school population in Turkey. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of 2101 tenth-grade Turkish adolescents aged 15-18 was(More)
Spatial priorities for the conservation of three key Mediterranean habitats, i.e. seagrass Posidonia oceanica meadows, coralligenous formations, and marine caves, were determined through a systematic planning approach. Available information on the distribution of these habitats across the entire Mediterranean Sea was compiled to produce basin-scale(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the public's attitudes and their correlates towards patients with schizophrenia in rural areas. METHODS The study was carried out in a village near Manisa City, Turkey. Two hundred and eight subjects completed the public survey form which consists of ten items screening demographic and health status and 32(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the multiple alternatives of treatment, it is well known that patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) delay seeking treatment. In this study, the aim was to determine the risk factors for delaying treatment seeking in OCD patients. METHODS The sample consisted of 132 OCD who completed the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale,(More)
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is usually a serious condition, which can result in neurological disturbances or death. In some patients with CO intoxication, but not usually, a biphasic pattern can be seen. In this condition, after antitoxic treatment, patients may completely recover and after a short recovery period, neurological and/or psychiatric(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the public's attitude about schizophrenia and its related factors in a rural population. METHODS This study was carried out in a village of Manisa. Of the 245 subjects which met the inclusion criteria, 230 subjects were reached and 208 of them constituted the sample of this study. The subjects filled out the sociodemographic(More)
OBJECTIVE Suicide attempts are a major public health problem. This study aimed to investigate the lifetime prevalence of suicide ideation and suicide attempts in Manisa city centre. Risk factors related to suicide ideations and attempts were also studied. METHOD This study was carried out in Manisa city centre. Using cluster and systematic samples, data(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine which of the two different labels, "ruhsal hastalik" or "akil hastaligi", used for psychiatric disorders by the public in Turkey is more stigmatizing. METHOD This study was carried out at Celal Bayar University School of Health in Turkey. The questionnaire was designed by the researchers and applied to all students (n=272) present(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of present study were to (a) to determine the prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in dermatological patients, (b) to determine the possible relationship between dermatological lesions and OCD and (c) to determine the clinical and phenomenological features of the OCD subgroup. METHOD The sample consisted of 166 out of 250(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, the frequency and severity of the symptoms, and their association with sociodemographic variables in fertile women between the ages of 15 and 49 years. METHOD The study included 541 women living in the area of the 7th Primary Health Care Center of(More)