Elçin Balci

Elçin Balci
Erciyes Üniversitesi · Department of Public Health

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December 2001 - January 2016
Erciyes Üniversitesi
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AIM: At this study to be aimed to assess status of the knowledge of nurses who working in public and private health institutions in Sivas province use of medication fort he treatment during their illnesses and patients and the attitudes of rational drug application. METHOD: The researc planned to attend 750 nurses but it has been completed with par...
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Background: The postpartum period is a time of transition for a pregnant woman and her new family. In this period many pregnant women are in search about the family planning methods. But contraceptive options differ depending on women’s desires such as cultural and religious believes, partner attitudes, previous contraceptive experiences. Objective...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiological characteristics of tularemia outbreak and the effect of climate variability on this outbreak in Kayseri. The outbreak places, infection dates, source of infection, and the number of cases were recorded and analyzed. This information was obtained from the Regional Public Health Department. Cl...
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The objective of this study was to assess primary healthcare professionals' knowledge, attitude and behavior regarding immunization, as well as to evaluate the adverse effect profile for the 2006-2007 influenza vaccines. Influenza vaccination has been proven to have clinical and epidemiological benefits. However, its uptake in the general populatio...
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Background This study aimed to evaluate the effects of child neglect and abuse training on the knowledge and awareness of medical vocational schoolteachers in Turkey. Methods This study was conducted based on data taken from a sample of teachers from Kayseri, Turkey, between October 2016 and April 2017. Teachers who agreed to participate in the st...
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Background: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of child neglect and abuse training on the knowledge and awareness of medical vocational schoolteachers in Turkey. Methods: This study was conducted with teachers from Kayseri, Turkey, between October 2016 and April 2017. Teachers who agreed to participate in the study received training on child...
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ÖLÜM BELGELERİNE YAZILAN ÖLÜM NEDENLERİNİN DURUMUNU ETKİLEYEN FAKTÖRLERİN İNCELENMESİ: NİĞDE ÇALIŞMASI EXAMINATION OF THE AFFECTING FACTORS FOR THE STATE OF CAUSES OF DEATH STATEMENTS WRITTEN IN DEATH CERTIFICATES: NIĞDE STUDY
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kar Çatışması / Conflict of Interest: Tüm yazarlar adına, ilgili yazar çıkar çatışması olmadığını belirtir. Yazarların katkısı / Contribution of the Authors: BALCI E: Araştırma ve/veya makalenin hipotezini veya fikrini oluşturan, Sonuçlara ulaşmak için planlama/ metodoloji belirleme, Çalışmanın bütününün veya önemli bölümlerinin yazımında sorumlulu...
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Background: Anogenital warts (AGWs) are epithelial tumors which develop as a result of aimed to assess the sociodemographic, sexual and other possible risk-factors, and awareness of with AGW in the Bagcilar district of Istanbul. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 273 patients (183 men, 90 women) with AGW between October 2014-March th...
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Objective: The present study aims to investigate the prevalence of COPD using spirometry and examine related risk factors , such as exposure to cigarette and biomass smoke, in individuals over the age of 40, in the provincial capital of Kayseri, Turkey. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, factors related to the prevalence of COPD...
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Giriş ve Amaç: Cinsel yönelim: Erkeğe, kadına ya da her iki cinsten bireye karşı süregelen duygusal, romantik ve cinsel çekimi ifade eder. Eşcinsellere yönelik olumsuz tutumların, cinsiyet rolleri açısından güçlü geleneksel inançlar ile bağlantılı olduğu belirtilmektedir. Eşcinsel erkeğe yönelik tutumlara bakıldığında, kadınlar ve erkekler arasında...
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INTRODUCTION[|]Immigrants are exposed to many health risks during and after immigration. The impact of immigration on women is greater. The impairment of the women's mental health and barriers to accessing health services bring about many risks associated with pregnancy. In this study, it was aimed to reveal the state of using safe motherhood servi...
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Objective: We aimed to analyze the demographic information and geographic distribution of people who had exposures with rabies risk in Kayseri province of Turkey between 2009 and 2014. Methods: The descriptive types of research data were obtained from the input into the Basic Health Statistics Module using Form 014. The data were analyzed using IBM...
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Objective: It was aimed to determine the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of individuals on the harmful effects of the sun and protection ways. Methods: This research is descriptive and cross-sectional. The study was completed with the participation of 1634 individuals. As a data collection tool, a questionnaire including of 23 questions was use...
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Introduction: Having information about food safety and food literacy express our ability to access healty food. Nutrition and food habits are one of the most basic factors effects human health. It will be a big step for the public treatment to measure and interfere customers knowledge about accesing safe food and food literacy. The aim of this stud...
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Objective: The aim of this study is determine to university students' internet addiction, internet use behavior and change during university life. Methods: The study was conducted on students who were studying at Erciyes University between the years 2013 and 2016. A medical (pharmacy), a social (theology) and a science (computer engineering) progra...
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Objective: Know food safety and food literacy refers to our ability to reach healthy food. Nutrition and food habits are one of the most important factors affecting people's health. Measuring and reaching consumers safe food levels and measures of food literacy will be an important step in improving public health. This study was conducted to measur...
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Objectıves: The aim of this study was to evaluate eating attitudes, body image, self-esteem and related factors of female students studying in nursing department. Methods: The universe of the study was comprised of female students from the Nursing Department of Hacı Bektaş Veli University of Nevşehir (N = 324) and the study was completed with 181...
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Background Understanding risk factors that may vary culturally can help improve preventive strategies for obesity. This is the first cross-sectional study aimed to determine the risk factors for overweight/obesity in children aged 2–6 years in a central Anatolian city in Turkey. Methods A total of 1582 children (1351 healthy, 231 overweight/obese)...
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Introduction: Migraine is a primary headache that involves genetic and environmental factors. In studies conducted in different countries, migraine was shown to be underdiagnosed, treated insufficiently, and highly related to disability. The primary aim of this study was to identify the competence in making a diagnosis of migraine by primary care...
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Background: Anogenital warts (AGWs) are epithelial tumors which develop as a result of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. We aimed to assess the sociodemographic, sexual and other possible risk-factors, and awareness of the HPV infection among Turkish people with AGW in the Bagcilar district of Istanbul. Methods: A cross-sectional study was...
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Objective: In this study it was aimed to reveal the opinions about smoking ban of the employers and employees in coffee houses, cafes and restaurants and their situation of being affected from the ban and the effects of smoke-free workplaces on smoking. Method: It is a cross-sectional type research done over 1161 individuals serving in 405 coffee h...
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Background: This study was conducted to determine knowledge, attitudes and practices about cervical cancer and HPV vaccination of students studying in various faculties of Erciyes University. Materials and methods: The study was performed among the first and fourth grade students of Medicine, Theology, Education and Economics and Administrative...
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Purpose: This study was planned to determine the information, attitudes and behaviors about traditional and alternative treatment methods of people’s who admitted to the family health centers. Material and Methods: This study was performed on 1100 people over the age of 18 who applied to four family health centers in central Kayseri in January 2015...
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Bel ağrısı; genellikle kaburgaların alt kısmıyla kalçanın alt kıvrımının üstündeki bölgede bacak ağrısıyla veya bacak ağrısı olmaksızın mevcut olan, fiziksel aktiviteyle artabilen ağrı, kas tansiyonu, sertlik olarak da tanımlanan klinik bir semptomdur. Omurganın yanındaki destekleyici geniş kasların zorlanmasıyla kas spazmlarına bağlı bel ağrıları...
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Breast and cervical cancers are among the most frequent and most fatal cancers in women. Life span of patients may be increased and quality of life improved through early diagnosis and treatment. This investigation was performed in order to determine knowledge and practices of female health personnel working at a university hospital regarding breas...
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Viral agents cause the majority of sore throats. However, there is not currently a score to diagnose viral sore throat. The aims of this study were (i) to find the rate of bacterial and viral causes, (ii) to show the seasonal variations and (iii) to form a new scoring system to diagnose viral sore throat. A throat culture for group A beta haemolyti...
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Attitudes of medical and law personnel towards organ donation are very important. To compare the attitudes of the medical and law students towards organ donation. 498 students in the 1(st) and 4(th) grades of the medical and law faculties of Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, in 2011-12 academic year, were included in this study. A questionnaire...
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Aim. In this study it was aimed to determine the general approach,attitude,behaviour and knowledge of the nurses working in Sivas city center on donating organs. Methods. 750 nurses were planned to take part in this study; however, it was completed with the participating of 641 nurses (Access ratio:85%). It is descriptive and cross-sectional study....
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Objective: Hepatitis B reactivation has been reported in chronic carriers of hepatitis B [hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)] or in patients with prior hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection who are HBsAg-negative and have antibodies against hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) with or without antibodies to HBsAg (anti-HBs). Lamivudine has been the fir...
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Objective: To evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of tinea capitis and tinea pedis in school children in Turkey. Methods: The study included 8122 students from 24 schools in the rural and urban areas around Kayseri,Turkey. We asked every student for their personal identification and also for their sanitation in order to get an idea about de...
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Background: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of chronic disease, physical disability and depression in rural older people. Subjects and Methods: This descriptive study was made in Corum-Turkey 2013 with108 individuals aged 65 and over residing in a village. The data were obtained from a questionnaire form with 25 item and Geria...
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Background: Onychomycosis is a world-wide public health concern in children, requiring epidemiological data for different regions for control and prevention. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the predominant pathogens and risk factors for onychomycosis in school children living in Kayseri, Turkey. Methods: This study included 8122 sch...
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İlk olarak 1996 yılında Goldberg internet bağımlılığından söz etmiş ve DSM–IV’te yer alan “madde bağımlılığı” kriterlerinden uyarlayarak internet bağımlılığı için tanı kriterleri geliştirmiştir.İnternet bağımlığı; kullanıma sınırlama getirememe, sosyal ve akademik zararlara rağmen kullanıma devam etme, internet ulaşımının kısıtlandığı ya da engelle...
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Background Homosexual behaviour is prone to many sexual transmitted diseases (STDs) and many social problems. The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge, source, the reliability and accuracy of information resources and to assess the seropositivity for some STDs. Method A questionnaire was prepared for the STDs including these; to learn their...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of pediculosis capitis in schoolchildren living in rural and urban areas in Kayseri, a city located in central Anatolia in Turkey. This cross-sectional school-based study was performed in 24 randomly selected public schools. A total of 8,122 schoolchildren aged 5-16 years, fro...
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Aim: This study was performed in order to evaluate the effect of urinary incontinence (UI) on the quality of life of women in the reproductive age group. Materials and methods: Included in the study were 150 women with UI [stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or mixed urinary incontinence (MUI)] and 150 healthy women, ranging in age between 15 and 49...
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Objective: Cervical cancer, the second leading cause of death in women worldwide, can be prevented by education, routine screening and HPV immunization. This study was aimed to determine the level of knowledge and behavior of married women over 18 years regarding cervical cancer in the city of Kayseri, Turkey. Material and Methods: In this cross-se...
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Aim: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the major factors affecting duration of breastfeeding and the factors affecting it. Material and Method: This cross-sectional study was performed in Kayseri between 2009 and 2010. A total of 2855 mothers were included in the study. Univariate and multiple binary logistic regression (backward) analysis were u...
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Objective: Body mass index (BMI) is an important measure to evaluate the body weight BMI values may be calculated from the reported height and weight and obesity may be diagnosed correctly in case of an accurate estimate of height and weight values. This investigation was performed to evaluate the validity of the BMI, calculated from the self repor...
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Objective: The study was made in the prisoners who had been under risk for many infectious disease. Our goals to screen Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV indicators with serological methods. And to vaccinate in determined seronegative subjects and recommend to follow up and to treat existing patients. Materials and Methods:Study was con...
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Background: Influenza vaccination has proven clinical and epidemiological benefits. However, its uptake is still suboptimal amongst the health staff. Objective: The objective of this study was to compare primary care health professionals' pro-perties regarding influenza immunization with university hospital staff. Methods: Primary care health profe...
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Reference body mass index (BMI) percentiles are needed to follow secular changes in Turkish children aged 0-84 months. Obesity prevalence in this age group is also not well documented. The aim of this study was to determine BMI percentiles and the prevalences of overweight and obesity in Turkish children aged 0-84 months. The authors also tried to...
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The aim of this research is not only to determine the prevalence of depression symptoms among the adolescents but also to present the existence of aggression and criminal behaviors and to identify the operating variables and risk factors. This cross-sectional study was conducted at January-February 2005 in Kayseri. 2217 students selected through si...
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Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a severe form of physical child abuse, and can even cause death. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether or not the primary healthcare workers had received any education regarding child abuse and neglect, whether they could diagnose the cases, whether they had sufficient knowledge about SBS as a part of child ab...
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AIM: In this study, it evaluted that exposure to violence and effect of this exposure to occupational satisfaction of health personel in Melikgazi Health Group Area. METHOD: This cross sectional and descriptive study was performed in April-May 2006. Sampling not planned, it assumed to reach all of health personel. Data were analysed using computer...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the percentiles of interpopliteal distance to diagnose bowleg in 0-6 year-old children. Measurement of interpopliteal distance is a simple but valuable indicator in clinical examination to diagnose bowleg. We analyzed data from the anthropometry of Turkish children aged 0-6 years. The primary sampling unit...
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Purpose: This survey was performed to evaluate the satisfaction of teachers and the factors affecting their satisfaction from health services they received. Results: The mean age of teachers who participated in this study was 38.4 ± 9.0 years, 63.4% of whom were male and 36.6% female; 27.7%of the participants had at least one known chronic disease....
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Purpose: The aim of the study is to find out the knowledge and attitudes about Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) of people living in Kayseri, which is situated in the central Anatolia, a highly risky area for CCHF. Materials and methods: This study was carried out by inquiring face to face with 1586 adults who consulted to ten health centers....
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This study aimed to determine the quality of life of pregnant adolescents aged < 20 years and pregnant adults aged between 20-29 years, to evaluate the effects of gestational periods on the quality of life, and to compare the quality of life scores of pregnant adolescents and adults. This study was performed in Turkey in 2007. Totally, 147 pregnant...
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Objective: This cross-sectional study was carried out in order to determine the selfrated health (SRH) status, and factors affecting the SRH of people aged 15 years and over in the city centre of Kayseri. Material and Methods: This study was performed on a stratified random sampling method selected population of 1304 people aged 15 years and over l...
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Objectives: The research was conducted among low socio-economic level families to determine the incidence of domestic violence and affecting factors. Methodology: It is a descriptive study. The population of the research consisted of 1455 students at a primary school. Results: According to the statements of the children, 22.6% of the fathers and 6....
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Objective: Previous studies have revealed the social, economic, and psychological factors that influence consulting behaviour; however the health services utilization by the general population are seldomly studied. The aim of this study was to examine the level of health services utilization and the effects of predisposing, enabling, and need facto...
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This study was conducted to determine the malnutrition status of children aged 0-5 years in Kayseri Melikgazi Education and Research Area. The Baseline Study was conducted at the same place with a selected 3120 households in 2006; they were reached again and totally 3038 households with 1250 children were included in the study. Body weight and heig...
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Objective: The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of activity limitations in school age children with chronic health conditions/impairments and to determine the affecting factors in Kayseri, Turkey. Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Kayseri, Turkey, in 2006. A questionnaire was given to the parents of 4...