Kevser Vatansever

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It is known that interaction between pharmaceutical companies and medical professionals may lead to corruption of professional values, irrational use of medicine, and negative effects on the patient-physician relationship. Medical students frequently interact with pharmaceutical company representatives and increasingly accept their gifts. Considering the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Hill-Bone compliance to high blood pressure therapy scale for use in primary care in Turkey. METHODS To develop a Turkish version of the scale, it was translated into Turkish then back-translated into English. The final version was used in a survey in two urban primary health(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to present the structure, process and results of the objective structured video exam and One-Station standardized patient exam that have been used to assess second year medical students' communication skills. METHODS Scores of 1137 students between the years 2007 and 2010 were analyzed. Means and standard deviations were(More)
BACKGROUND Natural disasters, armed conflict, migration, and epidemics today occur more frequently, causing more death, displacement of people and economic loss. Their burden on health systems and healthcare workers (HCWs) is getting heavier accordingly. The ethical problems that arise in disaster settings may be different than the ones in daily practice,(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the secular trend of menarche age within the last 35 years in an immigrant urban city in Turkey-İzmir. We found the mean age at menarche as 13.10±1.18 years for 121,257 women. The reported mean age at menarche showed a decreasing trend over time. For women born before 1963 (≥40 years of age), the mean age at(More)
In this study, a questionnaire survey including 56 questions and 154 variables has been undertaken for 74 specialist residents (SpRs) (39 from Dokuz Eylül and 35 from Ege Universities) who have been training in the two university hospitals of Izmir, for the detection of the structure of the actual training programmes, trainer profiles and technical(More)
This study explores the perceptions of Turkish dentists of their professional identity and of the effects of market orientation in dentistry. This phenomenological study used a qualitative approach using a group of Turkish dentists, who were selected based on the principle of maximum variation. Four focus groups and 31 in-depth interviews were conducted.(More)
Clerkships would benefit from teachers' improved understanding of the didactic aspects of their task. The purpose of this study is to identify factors that determine the teaching quality of clerkships and to examine the predictive value of these factors for students' global satisfaction. Thus, results would be further reflected to clinical teachers' tasks.(More)
There are serious concerns about the commercialization of healthcare and adoption of the business approach in medicine. As market dynamics endanger established professional values, healthcare workers face more complicated ethical dilemmas in their daily practice. The aim of this study was to investigate the willingness of medical students to accept the(More)
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