Nesrin Cilingiroğlu

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OBJECTIVES This study aims to identify the level of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) in Turkey and, to reveal household factors predicting this outcome. METHODS CHE is calculated from a national representative data derived from TurkStat, Household Budget Survey, Consumption Expenditures, 2006. The methods introduced by Ke Xu and colleagues are(More)
Financial protection should be the principal objective of any health system. Commonly used indicators for financial protection are out-of-pocket (OOP) payments as a share of total health expenditure and the amount of households driven into poverty by catastrophic health expenditures (CHEs). In the last decade, OOP health payments consisted of approximately(More)
BACKGROUND The use of endocrine therapy (ET) in postmenopausal breast cancer patients may affect their cognitive status. This study aims to assess the effects of tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors (Als) on quality of life (QoL) and cognitive functions in breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 101 patients receiving tamoxifen, 97(More)
In health care today, scientific and technological frontiers are expanding at unprecedented rates, even as economic and financial pressures shrink profit margins, intensify competition, and constrain the funds available for investment. Therefore, the world today has more economic, and social opportunities for people than 10 or 100 years since globalization(More)
There are limited economic analyses of health services in Turkey. In order to attain more effective health care services, it is necessary to determine their costs, benefits and merits. Progress towards a healthier and more productive society will be expedited by reducing inequalities through such efforts. Economic analysis is an important decision making(More)
OBJECTIVE This survey aimed to investigate the effect of medical education on the attitudes of students towards individuals with mental health problems. METHOD The first phase of the survey was conducted in 2002 with first-year medical students (n=168) and the second phase was carried out in 2007 (n=202) with sixth-year medical students. The questionnaire(More)
Bronchial asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. In recent years a consistent increase in the prevalence, and concomitantly, in the social and economic impact of the disease, has been reported. In order to provide data for the cost of pediatric asthma and its determinants in Turkish children, a study was performed in a single(More)
e19583 Background: Monitoring the quality of life (QoL) is very important for patients (pts) during breast cancer (BC) treatment (Tx). We aimed to determine the factors affecting QoL among pts with BC in Turkey. METHODS We measured the QoL of pts with BC by using the version of 12-item SF-12 QoL Scale. We also evaluated the clinical validity of Turkish(More)
The basic aim of the activities concerning health is to implement the initiatives for people to attain the best health status and sustain it. That's why these initiatives have to be chosen from the ones that consume minimum resource and affect life quality and duration in most beneficial way. Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic disorders. Asthma(More)