Harika Gerçek's research while affiliated with Uludag University and other places

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Aim: The prevalence of childhood obesity has gradually increased around the world. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the change in the prevalence of childhood obesity among 6 to 12-year-old school children over a 13 year period. Methods: This study compared the data from two large population studies conducted in Gemlik in 2001 and 2014. 4487 chil...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate tuberculosis control programmes of patients who applied to the Bursa Nilufer Tuberculosis Dispensary and by investigating the changes in the variables over 3 decades. Method: In this retrospective descriptive study, the records of all tuberculosis cases (1662 people) treated in the last 30 years (19...
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Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of house visits on hypertension control in the elderly. Materials and Method: In Bursa, the Nilufer Public Health Training and Research Area conducts a follow-up program for the elderly. Nurses and midwives visit people over 65 years of age every six months, which is a new practice in T...
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Summary Aim: The Provincial Health Authority declared that in 2008 infant mortality rate was 6 0 per thousand in Bursa As this rate is very low for Turkey there was a need to investigate it The objective of this study was to estimate the infant mortality rate for 2008 in Bursa Material and Method: In order to calculate the infant mortality rate dat...
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The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the health and respiratory function of residents around the Orhaneli thermal power plant in Turkey. The study was conducted using face-to-face interviews, and respiratory functions were measured with a spirometer. The respiratory functions of 2350 residents, 15 years and older, living in communi...

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... In a study conducted in Turkey, covering the years 1985-2014, it was reported that the overall unemployment rate of TB patients was 6.2%. In our study population, the proportion of patients who declared unemployed was 11.1% [19] . Nevertheless, it is thought that the finding which the patients' unemployment does not adversely affect the success of the treatment may be related to the socioeconomic measures taken for TB control in Turkey. ...
... Respiratory conditions such as asthma (4.3%) and allergy (3.1%) reported in our study was high when compared with national figures in population more than 15 years old (INSEARCH) in which the prevalence of asthma was around 2.05%. [15] However, Masud et al. [16] (14%) and Pala et al. (8%) [17] reported inhabitants suffering from allergy, asthma, skin diseases, and other respiratory problems. The reasons may be air pollution caused by combustion of coal resulting in generation of toxic waste such as fly ash which contains not only dust but also hydrocarbons and heavy metals which are known to have impact on respiratory health status of the residents around the power plant. ...