Nazan Bilgel

Nazan Bilgel
Uludag University · Department of Family Medicine

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This study is about the types of multiple intelligences and attachment styles among a group of Turkish university students. Participants were 450 students from one public university in Turkey. A demographic and socio-economic questionnaire, Multiple Intelligence Survey, Revised Adult Attachment Scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale and The Oxford Hap...
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Education in humanities is an important part of medical curriculum. With traditional didactic approaches, it is difficult to teach humanities. Using movies and other audio-visual materials can make the teaching of humanities for medical students easier. We used “The Doctor” movie during our family medicine course for educating the last year medical...
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Empathy is an important component of medical education and could be taught throughout the years of medical study. Empathy is a skill that allows establishing a communication by evaluating the views, experiences and worries of the patients’ cognitively. Empathy can improve physicianpatient communication, increase patient satisfaction, establish grea...
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To evaluate the psychological well-being of medical students a relatively new self-report questionnaire (the depression, anxiety, and stress scale) was used alongside an established instrument (the beck depression and anxiety inventories) in a group of medical students. A total of 928 medical students (49.4% female; 50.6% male) participated volunta...
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Background: There is currently no objective original measure developed in the Turkish language for evaluating health literacy. However, some instruments originally developed in Western countries and translated into Turkish do exist. Aims: The aim of this study was to translate and adapt the Test of Functional Health Literacy (TOFHLA) into the Turki...
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This article was migrated. The article was not marked as recommended. Background: Empathy as a part of humanistic medicine is an important component of medical education and could be taught throughout the years of medical study. In Turkey the national core medical curriculum is somewhat insufficient in terms of teaching empathy. In this study we wa...
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The psychological importance of subjective well-being for a healthy life has been well recognized. It is also well known that depressive and anxiety disorders have a negative effect on subjective well-being. The aim of this cross-sectional, descriptive study was to assess the subjective well-being status of a group of primary healthcare patients in...
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Background: Addressing the emotional needs of dying patients is rarely found to have a place in formal medical curriculum and is also a difficult area to teach through classical medical lectures. "Cinemeducation" is a wonderful way to educate health care providers about the magnitude of emotions that arise during those difficult situations. Objec...
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In the present cross-sectional, descriptive study, different dimensions of anger and symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress were evaluated in a group of Turkish students in grades 9-12 who were living in Turkey (N= 442) and Germany (N=320). Depression-Anxiety and Stress Scale-42 (DASS-42) and Multi Dimensional Anger Scale (MDAS) were used. Stud...
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Authors' contributions This work was carried out in collaboration between both authors. Author N. Bayram designed the study, wrote the protocol and performed the statistical analyses. Author N. Bilgel managed the literature search, analyses of the study and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript...
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Authors' contributions This work was carried out in collaboration between all authors. Author AO designed the study, and wrote the protocol. Author FOD managed data collection and literature searches. Authors NB and NB performed the statistical analyses. Author NB wrote the first draft of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manu...
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Diagnosing GABHS (Group A-beta Hemolytic Streptococcus) tonsillopharyngitis by clinical scoring is a recommended approach in developed countries, but there is still much controversy for low resource settings. We aimed to assess the impact of Centor criteria with the support of practical laboratory tests. We prospectively included patients complaini...
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In Turkey, prison studies are rare and the mental health status of prisoners has not received proper attention. The purpose of this cross-sectional and descriptive study was to assess the prevalence of depression, anxiety, stress, and anger among a group of Turkish prisoners. Two self-reporting instruments (the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-42 an...
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Studies showed that university and college students are vulnerable to mental health problems. High rates of depression, anxiety and stress among students have generated increasing public concern in western so-cieties, but in eastern societies this issue remains mostly undiscovered. The healing force of music has been known since ancient times and s...
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We examine the perception of social exclusion and quality of life and their interactions among a group of Turkish citizens. For this purpose we used the social exclusion scale developed by Jehoel-Gijsbers and Vrooman and the WHOQOL-BREF scale. The study group consists of 2,493 participants who are residents of a city in Turkey. Our study was based...
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This study evaluated the quality of life of patients with type II diabetes in primary health care with the Turkish version of the Audit of Diabetes Dependent Quality of Life (ADDQoL) instrument. A total of 180 patients diagnosed with type II diabetes and registered at an urban primary health care unit in Turkey were included to this study. The ADDQ...
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To study the psychometric properties of the Turkish translation of the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-42) in a clinical group. Outpatients diagnosed with anxiety (n = 138; mean age = 44.5 years; 74.6% female) or depression (n = 112; mean age = 46.2 years; 77.7% female) from the psychiatric outpatient clinic of a public hospital were eval...
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Available data for Turkey shows significant poverty, high unemployment rates, and a moderate level of life satisfaction, which suggests a high incidence of social exclusion. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationships among poverty, social exclusion, and life satisfaction by structural equation modelling. This cross-sectional study o...
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Aims: Burnout, vigor and work engagement are important issues for work related well-being. In Turkey, the well-being of medical residents is a neglected issue and no attention has been given to the evaluation of this situation. This study has two aims, first to assess the reliability and validity of the Shirom-Melamed Burnout Measure, which is a ne...
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Depression, anxiety and stress are common among undergraduate students and a world-wide phenomenon. In this study we wanted to assess depression, anxiety and stress levels as well as burnout and vigor among undergraduate music education students in one Turkish university and compare the results with the results of medical students from the same ins...
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In this study we test the perceived residential environment quality which predicts neighbourhood attachment as a final criterion using structural equation modelling. Socio-demographic and residential variables are used in the model as predictors of both perceived residential environment quality and neighbourhood attachment. Our sample consisted of...
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The purpose of this study was to assess the quality of life of 123 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who had been followed up after the initial treatment by the outpatient clinic for breast surgery of a university hospital. The Turkish version of QLQ-C30 (Quality of Life Questionnaire-Cancer 30) and QLQ-BR23 (Quality of Life Questionnaire-Brea...
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This article presents the results of a study on Turkish female doctors that aimed to highlight their individual opinions about their career, preferred choices and obstacles encountered. Among a total of 932 female doctors, 339 were chosen by simple random sampling and printed questionnaires were sent to them by regular mail. The response rate was 9...
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AIM: Obesity is one of the risk factors of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its prevalence is rapidly increasing in Turkey. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of MetS and obesity among women aged 20 years and older. METHOD: This is a cross- sectional study, undergone in a primary health care setting in Bursa /Turkey in the year 200...
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Background: The possible association between depressive symptoms and metabolic syndrome (MetS) has recently become an important topic of discussion. There is some limited and inconsistent evidence in the literature concerning whether or not depression and metabolic syndrome are associated. The aim of this study was to examine the association betwee...
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This research was conducted to address the experience of workplace violence of Turkish workers from different sectors and to investigate the impact of the exposed violence on their psychological well-being. Data were collected anonymously with printed questionnaires from the volunteer participants and depended on self-reporting. The response rate w...
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Cervical cancer is one of the ten most frequent cancers in Turkey. It is well known that cervical cancer morbidity and mortality could be significantly reduced with an active cervical smear screening (Pap smear) program. THE AIMS OF THIS STUDY WERE: 1) to evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of women about cervical smear testing; 2) to establish a...
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The purpose of this study was to assess the degree of burnout and vigor experienced in an academic environment and the relationship of these factors to job satisfaction, depression, anxiety and stress. The Shirom-Melamed burnout and vigor measure, the Minnesota job satisfaction scale and Lovibond's depression-anxiety and stress scales were used. Pr...
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Patients’ health literacy is increasingly recognized as a critical factor affecting health communication and outcomes. We performed this study to assess the levels of health literacy by using Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM) and Newest Vital Sign (NVS) instruments. Patients (n = 456) at a family medicine clinic completed in-pers...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the fertility and contraceptive preferences of married women, who were living in a suburban area of a metropolitan city. Two hundred seventy four randomly chosen women attending the primary health care unit in this suburban area were included into this cross-sectional descriptive study. Printed questionnaires w...
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UDK: 304.4-057.87(575.2+560+94) Izvorni znanstveni rad Primljeno: 24. 11. 2008. This paper is based on a cross-cultural research study comparing the Protestant work ethic (PWE) values of three groups of university students from post--industrialized Australia, newly industrialized Turkey and relatively under-developed pre-industrial Kyrgyzstan. The...
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Objective: This study explores the reliability, the construct and convergent validity of the Turkish version of the DASS-42.Methods: The Turkish-language version of the DASS-42 was administered to a non-clinical sample, broadly representative of a university student population (N=1102) in terms of demographic variables. Competing models of the late...
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In Turkey, breast cancer is the leading type of cancer and cause of cancer-related deaths among women, but information is limited on mammography practices. The objectives of the present study were to identify associations between attitudes and knowledge about mammography and socio-demographic indicators and having a mammogram. The participants of t...
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Objective: The objective of this study was to explore consanguinity, consanguineous marriages, their different types, and socio-demographic correlates in a suburb of Bursa, the fourth largest city in Turkey. Material and Methods: A total of 1380 ever married women, who attended the Emek Family Medicine Clinic in this suburb over a period of one yea...
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The current study was designed to evaluate the magnitude and types of counterproductive work behaviors (CWBs) among a group of white-collar employees from different firms. A total of 766 employees voluntarily participated in our study. We focused especially on employees' perceptions of their work environment and on their affective responses to thos...
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Many in Europe believe that large numbers of Turkish immigrants have failed to integrate into their host communities. How is this situation in Sweden? We found that most of the Turkish immigrants felt themselves to be Turkish and Sweden was accepted as a foreign country. Turkish-originated media was followed frequently and strong ties with relative...
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The objectives of this cross-sectional, descriptive, questionnaire study were to explore men’s attitudes toward wife beating and examine the possible predictors. A total of 1,150 married men aged 18 and up, who had received primary health care in a defined period were the participants. The lifetime prevalence of wife beating was 29.0%. Of the men s...
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The mental health of university students is an area of increasing concern worldwide. The objective of this study is to examine the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress among a group of Turkish university students. Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-42) completed anonymously in the students' respective classrooms by 1,617 students. De...
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Students start their medical study with the opinion that saving lives and preventing deaths are the main goals of medicine. So, what will they do when faced with dying patients? How will they feel; how will they communicate? These are important, but often unspoken and neglected, issues. We assessed the attitudes and opinions of first-year medical s...
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence and amount of Television (TV) watching and computer use among primary schoolchildren. Our study group was composed of 318 children between the ages of 8 and 14 who attended a private school in Bursa, Turkey. The mean time spent on screen-based media was found to be 2.4 and 3.7 h/day...
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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is in the spotlight of society. However, what is the position of physicians at this point? To determine general practitioners' (GP) knowledge, attitudes, and approaches to CAM. All GPs (n=521) practicing in Bursa Province, Turkey were surveyed by a questionnaire. Responses from 49% of GPs were analyzed....
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The character, role and impact of FHIT gene alterations, for which recent studies have shown that the gene has a role in the early stage of carcinogenesis in breast cancer, are still unclear. Thus, the current study evaluated FHIT gene mutations from breast tissue of women with malignant and benign breast disease and to elucidate the frequency and...
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To assess quality of life among Turkish immigrants in Sweden by using the WHOQOL-100 scale and to evaluate the domains' contribution to explain the variance in the quality of life of the immigrants. Our hypothesis was QOL among Turkish immigrants in Sweden are better than Turkish people who are living in their home country. This study was performed...
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Job related affective well-being is important for a healthy life and job satisfaction for all individuals, including physicians. The later group, however, is most often compromised. We aimed to investigate a group of Turkish primary health care physicians' job related emotional perceptions and to assess their reactions in terms of stress, anxiety a...
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To investigate the influence of sociodemographic characteristics and menopause perception on self-reported menopause-related symptoms among Turkish women and analyze their knowledge and attitudes towards menopause and hormone therapy. This was a population-based, cross-sectional, descriptive study. A total of 1007 women were recruited while attendi...
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To determine the prevalence of reported workplace bullying among a group of white-collar workers, to evaluate the association between reported bullying and its effect on health and to assess the effects of support at work for bullied workers. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey among full-time government employees in the health, education and se...
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Aim: In this study, a guiding algorithm aiming to increase patient satisfaction related with non-technical dimension of services at not gain-aimed secondary health care-services in developing countries like Turkey is searched. Methods: The scale was applied to measure non-technical dimension of service satisfaction from services provided by a secon...
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In almost every country, the organ supply for transplantation does not match the increasing demand; health professionals may play an important role in eliminating barriers and increasing organ donation. Therefore, assessing medical students’ knowledge and attitudes regarding organ donation is important for the future organ supply. Some 409 of 508 f...
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Wheezing is the most common symptom of childhood respiratory tract illnesses. It is important not only for its associated acute morbidity, but also for the fact that early childhood wheezing confers a high risk for asthma. Epidemiological studies from various countries show that 10-15% of children <1 year of age and 25% of children <5 years of age...
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To evaluate maternal and paternal smoking habits during pregnancy and determine their correlation with pregnancy complications and newborn status. The study included 499 pregnant women who delivered at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Uludag University School of Medicine, over a period of one year. Women were interviewed about their s...
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"Facts for Life" is an essential tool for saving the lives of children. In this study we wanted to evaluate the knowledge of "Facts for Life" among Turkish women. This is a cross-sectional field study. We used 25 indicator questions to evaluate the knowledge of women in the following main subjects: safe motherhood, childhood immunization, childhood...
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With this study we attempt to explore the reality of domestic violence, its prevalence, type and frequency among a group of Turkish women. This study was performed between October 2000 and May 2001 in the fourth largest city in Turkey. All women over the age of 15, who visited any of 50 health centres in different districts for different purposes,...
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The aim of this study was measure the prevalence and influencing factors of depressive mood after delivery. We performed this study on 912 women who gave birth at Maternity Hospital in Bursa/Turkey. We used Zung's Self-Rating Depression Scale (ZSDS) and a questionnaire in order to obtain the women's backgrounds and the possible risk factor characte...
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To explore the prevalence, type, frequency and causes of domestic marital violence among Turkish women in a socio-economically developed metropolitan setting. A cross-sectional study was performed in 2003. All married women, aged 18 years and over, who were visiting any of the 50 primary health care units for different purposes were asked to partic...
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In 1990 we carried out a survey on public attitudes toward organ donation in a Turkish community. We repeated this study 12 years later in order to evaluate the changes that had taken place in the meantime. Using the same questionnaire and method, we repeated the study in a different part of the city with similar socio-economic characteristics as i...
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The incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria is reported as 2-14% during pregnancy. Fetal and maternal complications like acute pyelonephritis, hypertension, anemia, preterm labor, low-birth-weight infants and intrauterine growth retardation can be expected. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria during pr...
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A survey of public attitudes toward organ donation and transplantation was conducted in a Turkish community. The 1030 subjects were chosen using a random, stratified method. Some 50.5% of those interviewed were willing to donate their organs while 33.7% refused and 15.8% were uncertain. A total of 53.6% said they would consent to donate a deceased...
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A survey of public attitudes toward organ donation and transplantation was conducted in a Turkish community. The 1030 subjects were chosen using a random, stratified method. Some 50.5% of those interviewed were willing to donate their organs while 33.7% refused and 15.8% were uncertain. A total of 53.6% said they would consent to donate a deceased...

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