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OBJECTIVES Although there are many studies trying to evaluate the effect of infertility on marital relations (MR) and quality of life (QoL) in developed counties, there have been no studies in Turkey. As in many societies around the world, lack of pregnancy and the resulting childlessness are often highly stigmatized, leading to profound social suffering(More)
We report a case of congenital absence of the left internal carotid artery (ICA) that presented with left-sided facial numbness. On MRI of the brain, occlusion of the left cavernous ICA was suggested. On colour Doppler ultrasound (CDS), the left ICA was not visualized and the ipsilateral common carotid artery (CCA) showed normal flow in systole and(More)
BACKGROUND To develop a scale to evaluate violence experienced among infertile women. METHOD Three steps were followed in the development of the scale: Literature review and deep interviews to generate item pool, content validity testing, and administration of draft. Content validity was evaluated by experts. The draft scale was pilot-tested with a(More)
This study investigated effects of a healthy lifestyle and anxiety levels on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. This follow-up study on 102 infertile women and 66 infertile men (total: 168) was carried out at a infertility clinic in university hospital in Instanbul, Turkey. Health-Promoting-Lifestyle-Profile-II (HPLP II) and State-Trait Anxiety(More)
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