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OBJECTIVE To explore the association between conventional risk factors and urinary leakage among a random sample of adult Turkish women. METHODS Six hundred and fifty patients (mean age 33.2 +/- 10.6 years; range 17-65 years) attending 6 Primary Health Care Centers in the Eastern Marmara Region, Turkey were randomly enrolled in this study, between… (More)
The aim of this study was to assess, by means of an in-school questionnaire, the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of high-school students in Sakarya, Turkey concerning sun protection and skin cancer. The knowledge and behavior scores of girls were higher than those of boys, whereas boys had better attitude scores.
BACKGROUND For centuries, sunlight has been used for therapeutic purposes. Parents still sun their infants to treat neonatal jaundice, nappy rash or mostly to supply vitamin D for bone development as a consequence of health beliefs. In this study we aimed to assess knowledge and behaviour of parents about benefits of sunlight and sun protection. METHODS… (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the extent of intentional sun exposure in infancy, and the prevalence of maternal belief that potentially increases the children's harm risk from ultraviolet radiation. The major determinants of mothers' beliefs and behaviors regarding sunning were also assessed. METHODS Three hundred and ninety six Caucasian women mothering 0-12… (More)
OBJECTIVE Numerous studies have identified a reduced health-related quality of life (QoL) in patients with urinary incontinence (UI). The aim of this study was to assess and compare QoL in women with UI in the island of Crete, Greece, and in Turkey. METHODS Incontinent women from two community-based primary health care (PHC) groups (Greece and Turkey) and… (More)
To examine the expression and distribution pattern of neural cell adhesion molecule (N-CAM) and pan-cadherin immunoreactivity in intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) newborn kidneys, we used a rat model of maternal protein restriction throughout pregnancy. Weak or moderate immunoreactivity for N-CAM and pan-cadherin was seen in some proximal tubules, in… (More)