Nuray Alaca

Nuray Alaca
Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar Üniversitesi · Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Doc.Dr. Assoc. Prof., Physical Therapist. Physiology, PhD
Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University

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March 2016 - present
Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar Üniversitesi
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  • Head of Department
March 2016 - present
Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar Üniversitesi
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  • Head of Department
September 2011 - December 2015
Marmara University
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  • PhD Student

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Background: The Pectus Carinatum Evaluation Questionnaire (PCEQ) was developed for use in patients with pectus carinatum (PC) treated with compression orthosis. The questionnaire can be used to develop a strict program in the early follow-up period or to improve patients' compliance with the treatment after treatment initiation and to improve the...
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Lütfen bu anketi cevapladığınız tarihi yazınız. Tarih:   /  /    (gün/ay/yıl) 1. GENEL BİLGİLER: Aşağıdaki sorular Pektus Karinatum'un düzeltilmesi için kullanılan korseye uyumu değerlendirmeye yardımcı olur. Mümkün olduğunca dürüst cevap vermenizi rica ederiz. Cevabınızdan emin değilseniz, daha uygun bulduğunuz cevabı verebilirsiniz ve ist...
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Purpose The present study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Pectus Carinatum Body Image Quality of Life Questionnaire (PeCBI-QOL), which was originally created in American English in patients with pectus carinatum (PC). Methods The study included 52 volunteer patients with PC, aged 10–18 years. Cronbach α...
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Background: The Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (mCIMT) method is a unilateral training that respectively avoids and activates less affected and affected sides of upper extremities; however, the selected options are not typically ideal. Proprioceptive based training (PT) includes bilateral training methods and influencing propriocepti...
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This study aimed to investigate how the combined use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and exercise, to reduce the possible side effects and/or increase the benefits of exercise, would affect oxidative stress, utrophin, irisin peptide, and skeletal, diaphragmatic, and cardiac muscle pathologies. In our study, 20 mdx mice were divided into four grou...
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Amaç: Bu çalışmada, Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon Bölümü ikinci sınıf müfredatında bulunan uygulama saati ağırlıklı derslerin algılanan öğrenim çıktıları ve memnuniyetlerinin COVID-19 pandemi dönemindeki çevrimiçi ders ve öncesindeki yüz yüze eğitimle karşılaştırılması amaçlanmıştır. Gereç ve yöntemler: Çalışmaya, ikinci sınıfta öğrenim gören 18-25...
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Z Amaç: Bu çalışmada, Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon bölümünde okuyan öğrencilerin COVID-19 süreci ve öncesindeki anksiyete ile fiziksel aktivite (FA) seviyesi ve FA engelleri arasında fark olup olmadığının araştırılması amaçlanmıştır. Gereç ve Yöntem: Çalışmaya Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon bölümünde okuyan 18-25 yaş arası kadın ve erkek öğrenciler...
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Amaç: Mevcut çalışmanın amacı; Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar Üniversitesi Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon Bölümü'nden (ACU-FTR) yeni mezun olan öğrenciler ve eski mezun öğrencilerin amaç, vizyon, misyon ile program çıktılarının algılanan karşılanma düzeyini, eğitim ve iş hayatı hakkındaki memnuniyetlerini ve iş bulma sürelerini karşılaştırmaktır. Gere...
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Background: Adaptations to the use of prosthesis in individuals with a lower limb amputation may cause changes in lumbopelvic region structures during daily life activities. Objective: To investigate the effect of stair exercise on the stiffness, tone, and pressure pain threshold (PPT) of the thoracolumbar fascia (TLF) in individuals with unilat...
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Abstract Introduction Cold spray is a form of cryotherapy used in in acute injuries at sports medicine. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the acute effect of cold spray application as a treatment strategy for acute sports injuries on the mechanical properties of the rectus femoris muscle in athletes. Methods The study included 23 volunt...
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Giriş: Çalışmamızda teorik ve uygulama ders saatleri yoğun olan bir bölüm olan Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon (FTR) Bölümünde okuyan öğrencilerin COVID-19 sürecinde fiziksel aktiviteleri, uyku kaliteleri ve zaman yönetimi becerilerinin değerlendirilmesi amaçlandı. Yöntem: Çalışmaya alınma kriterlerine uyan tüm FTR öğrencilerinin (n= 311, % 75,56'sı...
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Amaç: Mevcut çalışmada Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon bölümünde (FTR) senkron olarak verilen ve teorik ağırlığı yüksek olan dersler arasından seçilen altı dersin yüz yüze eğitimle veya senkron çevrim içi eğitimle verilmesinin algılanan öğrenim çıktılarına (AÖÇ) olan etkisinin karşılaştırılması amaçlanmıştır. Gereç ve Yöntem: Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydı...
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Objective The most common anterior chest wall deformities; pectus excavatum (PE) and pectus carinatum (PC). Postural disorders are seen as an additional problem in these patients. In the present study, it is aimed to define the posture disorders of patients with PE and PC and to investigate the relationship of these posture disorders with clinical...
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ÖZET Amaç: Mevcut çalışmanın amacı; genç Türk basketbol oyun-cularında, sahada oynadıkları pozisyonlarına göre basketbola özgü kas-iskelet sistemi taraması (BKİT), fonksiyonel testlerin, yaralanma risklerinin karşılaştırılması ve testlerin birbiriyle ilişkilerinin değerlen-dirilmesidir. Gereç ve Yöntemler: Yeditepe Üniversitesindeki bas-ketbol kulü...
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PurposeThe present study aimed to compare the physical and psychosocial conditions of adolescents with pectus excavatum (PE) and pectus carinatum (PC), who had mild-severe deformities, with those of healthy controls (HC).Methods This study included 180 adolescents (aged 10–18 years) with pectus deformity [PE (n = 90) and PC (n = 90)] and 90 age-mat...
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Bazı aktiviteleri ne sıklıkta gerçekleştirdiğinizi öğrenmek istiyoruz. Lütfen her bir etkinliği ne sıklıkta gerçekleştirdiğinizi en iyi açıklayan kutuyu işaretleyin. Son 3 ayda bu etkinlikleri ne sıklıkla gerçekleştirdiniz? Asla Haftada bir kereden az Haftada 1-2 kez Çoğu gün 1-Yemek hazırlama 2-Bulaşık yıkama veya Bulaşık makinesine dizme/kaldırma...
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Bel ağrısı olan insanlar bize belirli aktiviteleri yapmaktan korktuklarını çünkü bu aktivitelerin ilave bel ağrısına neden olacağına veya bellerini yeniden incitebileceğine inandıklarını ilettiler. Bu aktivitelerin örnekleri aşağıda listelenmiştir. Oluşturulan anketi kullanarak, her bir aktiviteyi bel ağrınızla ilgili olarak neden olduğu korku mikt...
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Genişletilmiş Kas İskelet Sistemi Anketi-Türkçe Alaca, N., Safran, E. E., Karamanlargil, A. İ., & Timucin, E. (2019). Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the extended version of the Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire into Turkish. Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions, 19(4), 472.
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İnsan ve hayvan modellerinde yapılan çok sayıda araştırma; üreme dışı dokuların işleyişinde de belirgin ya da hafif cinsiyet farklılıkları olduğunu göstermesine rağmen, özellikle insan klinik çalışmalarında tarihsel olarak, çocuk doğurma kapasitesine sahip olan kadınlara önemli kısıtlamalar getirilmiştir. Bu nedenle yapılan çalışmalarda, bir hasara...
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Context: Fast and adequate recovery after exercise and activity is important for increasing performance and preventing injuries. Inadequate recovery usually causes changes in the biomechanical and viscoelastic properties of the muscle. Objective: To compare the immediate effect of petrissage massage (PM) and manual lymph drainage (MLD) following...
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Context • Cold packs are silica gel packs that are commonly used in clinics. However, the packs are applied for various amounts of time, and the relationship between these times and temperature changes isn't fully understood. Objectives: The study intended to investigate the acute effects of cold-pack application for different periods of time on t...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of dexamethasone (Dex) treatment on neural crest cells and primary and secondary neurulation in chick embryos Material and Methods: Sixty fertilized eggs with an average weight of 65 ± 2 g were incubated in 60%-70% humidity at 37.2°C ± 0.1°C. After 26 h of incubation, the control group (n = 12...
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Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the effect of simulated patient (SP) use for cervical region assessment on learning motivation and student feedback in undergraduate physiotherapy and rehabilitation (PTR) education. Methods: Sixty volunteered second grade students (46 females) participating in PTR Measurement and Evaluation course were incl...
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Objective: Improvement of walking is an important goal in stroke rehabilitation. This aim of this study was to compare the effects of treadmill training on walking and balance functions by increasing the speed or incline in patients with chronic stroke. Materials and Methods: Twenty-eight patients with chronic stroke who had symptoms of motor funct...
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GİRİŞ ve AMAÇ: Günlük Yaşam Aktivitelerinden Korkma Envanteri (GYAK), kronik bel ağrılı hastaların ağrı nedeniyle yapmaktan kaçındığı en sık on aktiviteyi listelemektedir. Envanter, Türkçe'ye daha önce çevrilmemiş ve geçerlik ile güvenirliği araştırılmamıştır. Mevcut çalışmada kronik bel ağrılı (KBA) hastalarda günlük aktivitelere karşı korku envan...
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Musculoskeletal injuries are potential consequences of attendance to sports. The present medical model for treatment of these injuries only addresses local pathologies, ignoring its psychological impact on the athlete. Similarly, evidence-based sports return criteria and postoperative rehabilitation protocols center more on muscle disorders and loc...
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Objective Stroke is defined as the leading cause of serious disability and dependence that affects daily living activities (ADLs). In this study, it is aimed to investigate the cultural adaptation and psycho-metric properties of Frenchay Activities Index (FAI), which measures the frequency of ADLs in stroke, into Turkish. Materials and methods Fift...
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Objectives: Vacuum bell and exercise therapy are non-invasive treatments for pectus excavatum (PE). The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the physiotherapy programme applied in addition to vacuum bell treatment in patients with PE. Methods: The study included 26 male patients with PE aged 11-18 years. Patients were randomly d...
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Abstract Purpose Non-invasive treatment of pectus carinatum (PC) deformity includes the use of a compression brace and exercises. In this study, we aimed to examine the effect of a physiotherapy protocol applied as adjunct to compression brace treatment in patients with PC. Methods The study included 30 male patients between 11 and 18 years of age....
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Objective: We aimed to investigate the effect of upper extremity proprioceptive training on spasticity and functional motor skills in patients with chronic hemiplegia occurring after stroke. Method: Thirty chronic hemiplegic patients (17 females, mean age: 66.47±12.55 years) admitted to the Research Center with a diagnosis of chronic hemiplegia...
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Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi. 2020 Mar 3;43(0):E029. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.cn112147-20200228-00206. [Epub ahead of print] [Recommendations for respiratory rehabilitation of COVID-19 in adult] çeviri önerisi
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Amaç: Çalışmada; Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar Üniversitesi Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon Bölümü (ACUFTR) mezunların program çıktıları ile ilgili geri bildirimlerini, bölümden duyulan memnuniyeti, kurslara katılma ve lisansüstü eğitime devam etme oranlarını ve çalışma durumlarını saptamak amaçlanmaktadır. Gereç ve Yöntem: ACU-FTR’den 2013-2018 arası...
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Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the leading forms of chronic pain and is among the leading causes of pain and disability. In this study, we investigated the associations between the severity of disability and fear of movement and pain beliefs as well as the impact of the fear of movement and pain beliefs on the qu...
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Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Internet addiction (IA), defined as excessive, time consuming, uncontrollable use of the internet, has become a widespread problem. In this study, we investigated the impact of internet addiction on depression, physical activity level, and latent trigger point sensitivity in Turkish university students. METHODS...
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be observed after a traumatic event. The effect of an antidepressant vortioxetine (Vrx) against PTSD is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible protective effect of Vrx in the predator scent-induced PTSD rat model. The rats were exposed to dirty cat litter for 10 min and the protocol...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the Extended Version of the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ-E) for use in Turkey. Methods: The cross-cultural adaptation was achieved by translating the items from the original version, with back-translation performed by independent mother-tongue translators, foll...
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Abstract Objective: To investigate the relationships of pain beliefs with clinical/functional status and kinesiophobia in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: The descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Acibadem Hospitals Group, Istanbul, Turkey, between May 2015 and April 201...
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Fizyoterapistler, elektroterapi aletlerini özel-likle elektrik stimulasyonu güvenli ve etkili bir şekilde kullanmak istiyorlarsa temel sinir ve kas fizyolojisini iyi bir şekilde anlamaları gerek-mektedir. Bu nedenle sinir ve kas fizyolojisinde anahtar kavramlar olan hücre zarı, iyon kanalla-rı, dinlenim zar potansiyeli, aksiyon potansiyeli, sinapti...
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Elektrolitler, en önemlileri sodyum (Na +), potasyum (K +), klor (Cl-), bikarbonat (HCO 3-), hidrojen (H +), kalsi-yum (Ca ++) ve fosfat (PO 4-3) olmak üzere vücut sıvıları-nın iyonik bileşenleridir. Bu elektrolitlerin hassaslıkla korunan konsantrasyonları, sıvı ozmolalitesini ve hac-mini (sodyum!) korumak için veya belirli iyonları veya belirli bi...
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Böbrek fonksiyonunu ölçmenin bir yolu kan krea-tinin ('kas kreatini'nin yıkılmasıyla oluşur) veya üre (protein katabolizmasından) düzeyine bakmaktır. Bun-lar normalde böbrek tarafından atılan ama ileri böbrek fonksiyon bozukluğunda kanda birikebilen atık ürünler-dir. Bununla birlikte bu basit laboratuvar testleri tam olarak hassas değildir. Üre; az...
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Objective: Exercise has many beneficial effects in the treatment and prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of physical activities with different frequencies performed within a total total duration of one week on the heart and kidney tissues and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expr...
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We investigated using immunohistochemistry the effects of frequency of aerobic exercise on liver fibrosis and measured the expression of the oval cell marker, alpha fetoprotein (AFP), and the hepatocellular carcinoma marker, CK 19, in rats with early-period induced type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Rats were divided into four groups: control sedentary rats,...
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About the Journal Cell and Tissue Biology Research is an official journal of the Turkish Histology and Embryology Association. It is an online journal publishing research articles after full peer review. All articles are published, without barriers to access, immediately upon acceptance. One volume is published every year. Each volume consists of 4...
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ABSTRACT Background/Aims: Cholestasis, which results in hepatic cell death, fibrosis, cirrhosis, and eventually liver failure, is associated with oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of milk thistle (MT, Silybum marianum) and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) or their combination on the activation of hepatic stem cells and...
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Background: Exercise training is known to exert multiple beneficial effects on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In this study, we aimed at exploring the effects of aerobic exercise frequencies on diabetic parameters, the histopathological structure of skeletal muscle, diabetic myopathy and mitochondrial enzyme activities in an experimental model o...
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[Purpose] The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine the long term functional effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) after total knee arthroplasty. [Subjects and Methods] We included 30 patients and they were randomly assigned to two groups. In addition to the standard rehabilitation program the PNF group received p...
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AIM: This study was to evaluate the effects of different aerobic exercise frequencies (continuous, short bout and weekend warrior type) on streptozotocin (STZ)-nicotinamide (NA) induced Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: The T2DM was induced in Sprague Dawley rats (n:7 per group) by nicotinamide (110 mg/kg) and streptozotocin (65 mg/kg, ip)...
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PC079 Treatment with Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum Marianum), Ursodeoxycholic Acid or their Combination Attenuates Liver Injury and Stem Cells in Bile Duct-Ligation Induced-Cholestasis in Rats Nuray Alaca1,2 , Dilek Ozbeyli1, Serap Uslu3, Hasan Hüseyin Şahin4, Gürkan Yigitturk5, Hızır Kurtel1, Gülperi Oktem5, Berrak C. Yeğen1 1Department of Physiol...
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Correlation of the Berg Balance and Modified Romberg Tests Among Low Back Pain Patients Purpose To investigate the effectiveness of Berg Balance Test (BBT) and Modified Romberg test (MRT) in chronic low back pain patients Materials and Methods 50 patients with chronic low back pain complaints admitted to Acibadem Hospitals Group are included in our...
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Treatment Results and Satisfaction of Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: Comparison of Public and Private Hospitals Purpose We aimed to compare the sociocultural aspects of the patients who have admitted to public and private hospital for chronic low back pain in terms of treatment results and satisfaction. Materials and Methods Fouty-eight patie...
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The Relation Between Body Mass Index, Body Image and Depression Status in College Students Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate relation between body mass index, body image and depression status in college students. Materials and Methods 78 individual (16 male, 66 female) were included the study, average of age 20.96±1.17 years. Socio-demo...
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The subjective effect of kinesiology taping in children with brachial plexus injury Purpose: This study was planned to evaluate the subjective effects of taping in children with conjenital brachial plexus palsy (CBPP). Material and Methods: A total of 24 children with CBPP, who were followed-up at the Pediatrics Department of Istanbul University, u...
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The effect of gripping force on the functional status of patients with rheumatoid arthritis Purpose: To evaluate effect of gripping force decrease on the functional status of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Methods: 65 random Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients who are under follow up or treatment at the Rheumatology Clinic of Marmara University...
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Assessment of knowledge progression after the educational program in rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis patients Purpose: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are chronic, inflammatory diseases. Patient education is generally recognized as an important component of management programs for these chronic diseases. Th...
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Objective: Turkish patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) followed in a university rheumatology clinic, were evaluated cross-sectionally for clinical, socio-economical and laboratory features, correlations with disease activity (DAS) and functional outcome were assessed using a Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire (M-HAQ). Methods: Sixty-five...

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