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    • Authors: Fatma ASLAN DEMİRTAŞ; Meltem MECDİ KAYDIRAK, Ümran OSKAY
      Abstract: Aim: This study was planned to scrutinize the experiences of pregnant womenwith viral infections (HIV, HBV and HCV) during pregnancy.Method: This study was in a qualitative research design in which the phenomenological method was used and the population consisted of pregnant womenwith HIV, HBV and HCV who were treated in a university hospital Eleven womenwith a diagnosis of viral infection, without psychiatric disease and communicationdifficulties, were included in the study using purposive sampling method. The interviews were collected by the researcher in approximately 30 – 45 minutes usingthe face-to-face interview technique.Results: When the viral infection types of 11 pregnant women included in thestudy were examined, 8 were found to be HBV (+), 2 as HIV (+), and 1 as HCV(+). The mean age of the pregnant women was 33.27±4.31 and the mean week ofgestation was 34.90±2.54. Six main themes and sub-themes were created by coding the interview notes obtained from the interviews with women. These; firstdiagnosis and feelings/senses”, “treatment/follow-up/protection”, “information andcounseling”, “spouse, family and social support” and “pregnancy decision”. In thesub-themes, there are codes that support the main themes such as anxiety, sadness,stigma, shock, hope, excitement.Conclusions and Suggestions: As a result of the study, it was determined thatpregnant women diagnosed with viral infection experienced negative emotionssuch as shock, sadness, shame and stigma. Counseling pregnant women about thetreatment process and afterward by health professionals has led to a decrease inthe anxiety of pregnant women and more positive experiences about pregnancy.
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030
           WITH COVID-19

    • Authors: Canan SARI; Leyla ADIGÜZEL, Birsel Canan DEMİRBAĞ
      Abstract: Aim: This study aimed to determine the views and difficulties experienced bynurses about working with patients diagnosed with COVID-19 during the pandemic process.Method: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted with 188nurses who agreed to participate between 05 March and 10 June 2022. The datawere collected using to “Sociodemographic Characteristics and Occupational Factors Data Form”. Collected data were evaluated via frequency, percentages, meanstandard deviation, and chi-square test.Results: It was stated that 81.9% of the nurses were female, 69.1% were associate/undergraduate graduates. 88.3% of the nurses stated that their family and sociallife order changed during the pandemic process and they mostly had to restricttheir social life (67.6%). 60.1% of the nurses increased the number of patients,55.3% their working hours and 89.9% their workload during the pandemic process. 28.7% of the nurses were exposed to verbal violence by the patient/relatives.It was determined that 47.9% of the nurses worked in the units where COVID-19patients were treated, 57.8% voluntarily and 79.3% without orientation training.57.4% of the nurses stated that they would work more willingly in COVID-positivepatients if they worked 20 hours a week instead of 40, and 54.8% of them were paidmore. 66% of the nurses think that they are trying in vain as health personnel whenthey see people who do not wear masks and do not follow social distance rulesduring the pandemic process. It was determined that nurses working with COVIDpositive patients were exposed to verbal violence at a higher rate by the patient/relatives (p
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Nazmiye UĞUR; Meryem Türkan IŞIK
      Abstract: Aim: In this study, studies using chlorhexidine in body baths were systematicallyexamined in order to understand the cleasing effect of chlorhexidine used onbody baths for cleasing purposes on the skin.Method: Between January 1 st and April 20th, 2022, research studies whose fulltexts were accessed were used in ‘Google Scholar’, ‘Medline’, ‘Pubmed’, ‘Cochrane’,‘Wiley Online Library’. Key words are ‘having bath chlorhexidine’, ‘nursing carewith chlorhexidine’, ‘bath with chlorhexidine’. According to the inclusion criteriafrom 2557 studies, 27 studies were included out of 287 studies, which met the criteriaand whose full text was reached.Results: A total of 27 studies from the results of a multicenter study with 953beds and 325 nurses evaluated with 972,948 patients, 26 studies. Sample groups;patients in different age groups, intensive care units, long- term health care services,and long- term hospitalizations in different clinics and units. Removal ofchlorhexidine bath, staphylococcus aureus (s. aureus), methicilin- resistant staphylococcusaureus (MRSA), vacomicin- resistant enterococcus (VRE), multi-drugresistant microorganism load from the skin, prevention of medical treatment- relatedinfections (blood- related infections, urinary catheter- related, ventilator- associated,central venous catheter- related infections), prevention of bacteremia, andbody hygiene before surgical intervention.Conclusions and Suggestions: It is seen that the cleaning process of chlorhexidinebaths on the skin is more effective than soap and non- antiseptic products. Asa results of these studies, nurses can be recommended to use 2% chlorhexidine cleaningwipes and 4% liquid chlorhexidine to prevent infections in hygiene practices.
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030
  • Relationship Between Mothers’ Anxiety Levels and Discharge Readiness in
           the Early Postpartum Period After Vaginal Delivery

    • Authors: Aslihan AKSU; Aysu BULDUM, Filiz DEĞİRMENCİ, Duygu VEFİKULUÇAY YILMAZ
      Abstract: Aim: The present study aimed to determine whether there was a relationshipbetween anxiety and discharge readiness during early postpartum period in womenwho had given birth via vaginal delivery.Method: The sample of study consisted of 93 mothers hospitalized in our postpartumward after vaginal delivery. Research data were collected using “PersonalInformation Form”, “State scale of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory(STAI)” and“Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale–New Mother Form(RHD-NMF)”. Descriptivestatistics, Student’s t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), Tukey’stest and Pearson’s correlation coefficients were used in evaluation of the data.Results: The mean age of the mothers included in the study was 25.37±5.40years. The mean STAI and RHD-NMF scores of the mothers were 35.15±9.59 and145.64±32.35, respectively. It was determined that 11.8% of mothers were not readyfor discharge and 39.8% had anxiety. A statistically significant moderate negativecorrelation was found between STAI and RHD-NMF scores (r=-0,445; p
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Esma ÖZŞAKER
      Abstract: Today, in parallel with the increase in the elderly population, the rate of surgicalprocedures in the elderly population is increasing. As many parts of the worldexperience the demographic trend towards aging, fragility is becoming an increasinglyimportant issue. It is expected that frailty rates will increase in parallel withthe increase in the number of elderly people, and the number of fragile patientswho apply for surgery will also increase. Frailty is a state of increased vulnerabilitythat results from decreased physiological reserve and function in multiple organsystems. The fragile individual’s ability to withstand stress factors is impaired. Frailtyis an important issue in surgery because of its association with adverse health eventsand poor postoperative outcomes. While the surgical process causes post-operativecomplications and deterioration in recovery in most elderly patients, this is evenmore important in frail elderly patients. Therefore, a comprehensive geriatric evaluationwith a patient-centered and multidisciplinary approach is recommended inthe preoperative period. Another important issue is that vulnerability is reversiblewhen detected at an early stage. For this reason, it is very important for nurses andother health professionals to identify the frail or pre-frail elderly and take precautionsfor this issue. Many screening tests, evaluations and measurements with provenreliability are used in the detection of frailty. In this review, frailty, risk factors,characteristics, evaluation methods, the effects of frailty in the surgical process andrecommendations for the management of frail individuals are included
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030
  • Comparison of Quality of Life and Comfort Levels in Patients with Three
           Different Chronic Diseases

    • Authors: Ümmühan AKTÜRK; Behice ERCİ, Gül DURAL
      Abstract: Aim: This research was conducted to compare the quality of life and generalcomfort levels of patients with three different chronic diseases.Method: The study was conducted with cross-sectional design. The researchsample consists of adult patients who were treated in the chest diseases service,hemodialysis unit, cardiology service, coronary intensive care unit of two hospitals.The study consisted of 466 patients. In the study, data were collected from thepatients with the survey, Quality of Life General (WHOQOL-BREF) and GeneralComfort Scale.Results: In the study, when looking at the effect of the WHOQOL-BREF onGeneral Comfort level in 3 chronic disease groups, it is seen that the biggest effectis 21.4% Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD)patients, this is followedby Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) patients with 18.2%, Heart Failure (HF) patientswith 14.6%.Conclusions and Suggestions: In the study, it was found that socio-demographiccharacteristics and quality of life affect the level of General Comfort in HFpatients, COPD and CRF patients.
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Zeynep UZDİL; Semiha Nur AKTEPE
      Abstract: Aim: It was aimed to evaluate nutritional status and presence of orthorexia nervosa of athletes in women’s football team in this study.Method: In this cross-sectional study, Ankara Metropolitan MunicipalityFolklore Music Youth Community and Youth Sports Club (FOMGET) women’sfootball team athletes were included. An online questionnaire was applied to 34female athletes aged between 17.0±3.9 years. General descriptive features, sportsand health information, body height and weight, nutritional habits, frequency ofconsumption of foods, presence of orthorexia nervosa (with ORTO-11 scale) werequestioned with the questionnaire form. Statistical analyzes were performed usingthe SPSS 21.0 program and p
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Derya ŞİMŞEKLİ BAKIRHAN; Kader ÇİFTÇİ
      Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the ethical sensitivity and academicself-efficacy levels of elderly care and child development associate degree students.Method: The research was carried out in a descriptive relationship-seekingtype between March and April 2022. The sample of the study consisted of 158 elderlycare and child development students enrolled in Ardahan University HealthServices Vocational School and voluntarily accepted to participate in the research.The research was collected through an online questionnaire with the “StudentIntroduction Form”, “Moral Sensitivity Scale (MSS)” and “Academic Self-EfficacyScale (ASS)”. SPSS package program was used in the analysis of the data. In theevaluation of the data, number, percentage, mean and correlation analysis wereperformed.Results: The general average of MSS was 59.85±30.52, while the averages of autonomy,benefit, holistic approach, implementation and orientation sub-dimensionswere 13.06±7.25, 8.54±4.91, 8.48±4.86, 7.90±4.79, 8.56±4.96, and 6.86±4.37,respectively. The general score of ASC was 55.64±29.65, and the scores of copingwith academic problems, effort and planning were 32.41±17.58, 11.69±6.52 and11.54±6.09, respectively. There was no significant difference between the MSS, ASCand subgroup scores of the Elderly Care and Child Development students (p
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Sevda UZUN; Burak ŞİRİN
      Abstract: Aim: This study was conducted to examine the effect of chamomile on psychological well-being, depression and anxiety levels of individuals with anxietydisorders.Method: March May 2022, the data in this meta-analysis type study were obtained by scanning PubMed, Web of Science, EBSCOhost and Google Scholar, COHEthesis databases without going to the year limitation. After the examinations weremade, 7 studies were included in the research. The total number of samples in theresearch is 784.Results: As a result of the research, daisy had anxiety,( (SMD: -1.313, 95% CI:0.294- 0.087; Z= -4.462, p = 0.010, I2= 94.653%), depression (SMD: 5.762, 95% CI:6.926- 10.921; Z= 2.190, p = 0.029, I2=98.753%) and it was determined that thereis an effective variable on psychological well-being (SMD: 3.747, 95% CI: 1.621-0.2,628; Z= 2.311, p = 0.021, I2=99.448%).Conclusions and Suggestions: In the study, it was found that chamomile usehad an effect on depression, anxiety and psychological well-being in individualswith anxiety disorders. These results suggest that chamomile may produce a clinically significant antidepressant effect in individuals with anxiety disorders andmay provide psychological well-being in individuals.
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Aslı BAYER; Ayten TAŞPINAR
      Abstract: Aim: This research was conducted to determine the frequency of unplannedpregnancies and their effects on body image.Method: The research was carried out as an analytical cross-sectional studybetween October 2019 and October 2020 in a public hospital. The study populationconsisted of pregnant women who visited the obstetrics out-patient clinic ofthe hospital for routine follow-up, whereas the sample consisted of 300 pregnantwomen. The data for the research were collected using” The Pregnancy introductoryForm and Body Perception Scale”. With the SPSS 25 programme, analysesof data were performed using descriptive statistics, chi-square, Fisher’s Exact andstudent t test.Results: It was determined that 30% of the pregnant women were unplannedpregnancy.While the rates of unplanned pregnancy increased with increased numberof living children, number of pregnancies and live births of the pregnant womenparticipating in the study; having a previous unplanned pregnancy and usingtraditional methods of contraception increased the rate of unplanned pregnancy;and these incrememts were found to be significant in the statistical analysis(p
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Esra SARAÇOĞLU; İlknur AYDIN AVCI
      Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the home adaptation experiencesand care needs of patients who were discharged after being hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment.Method: This descriptive study was conducted on 1-31 June 2020 with 351patients who were hospitalized for COVID-19 and met the inclusion criteria. Ademographic information form developed by the researchers and a data collectionform consisting of 24 items questioning the experiences of home adaptation wereused. 30 days after discharge from the hospital, data were collected from patientswho could be contacted by phone and volunteered to participate in the study bytelephone interview method. SPSS 20 statistical package was used to evaluate thedata. Descriptive statistics were used in the analysis of the data.Results: It was determined that the mean age of the patients was 53.5±15.24years, 53.3% were male, and the hospitalization period of 33% was between 5-10days. It was determined that after discharge from the hospital, fatigue in 36.2% andcough in 26.3% continued. It was determined that 29.6% of the patients neededinformation about their health status after discharge and 24.5% needed supportfor grocery shopping. After discharge, 83.8% of the patients stated that they wereafraid of infecting others, 77.5% of them were afraid of the virüs making them sickagain, and 72.9% of them were afraid of losing their lives due to COVID-19. It wasdetermined that 76.1% of the patients felt the need to talk to a health care workerabout their illness while at home.Conclusions and Suggestions: With this research, it was found that people whowere hospitalized due to COVID-19 continued to have health problems after discharge, they wanted to get information about their health at home from healthpersonnel, and they needed support for grocery shopping. For this reason, it isrecommended that people affected by COVID-19 be followed up after they aredischarged from the hospital.
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030
           COVID-19 EPIDEMIC

    • Authors: Nurgül ÖZER; Merve KOLCU
      Abstract: Aim: In this study, it is aimed to determine the level of knowledge and behaviorsof adult individuals about the Covid-19 outbreak.Method: This cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted with 792adult individuals between the ages of 18-65 between December 2020 and February2021. Data; It was collected online via the Google Forms application with a questi232onnaire form. The data were analyzed using the SPSS 22.0 package program usingnumber, percentage, mean, standard deviation and regression tests.Results: The mean age of the individuals participating in the study was30.63±9.25 years and 56.2% of them were women. 55.4% of the individuals statedthat they wash their hands frequently due to Covid-19, 46.1% of them use hand disinfectantfrequently due to Covid-19, and 70.2% stated that the price is importantin choosing a mask.Conclusion and Suggestions: In this study, it was concluded that the variablesof age, education level, profession, being diagnosed with Covid-19 in a relativeincrease the level of knowledge of Covid-19. For these reasons, within the scope ofpublic health studies, it is recommended to determine the level of knowledge andbehavior of adult individuals and to plan and implement programs for the developmentof hygiene habits in this direction.
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  • Investigation of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors of High School Students
           Studying in the Field of Health Services

    • Authors: Arzu AKCAN; Fatma ULUSOY
      Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study is to examine the healthy lifestyle behaviors of Vocationaland Technical Anatolian high school (VTAHS) health services students.Method: The research is of descriptive type and was conducted in all sevenschools of a province with health services in VTAHS. The sample consisted of 681students attending the 11th grade in the departments of assistant nurse, assistantmidwife and health care technician. Data were collected with a personal informationform and Adolescent Lifestyle Profile (ALP) scale. T-Test in IndependentGroups, Mann-Whitney U Test, One-way ANOVA, Kruskal Wallis were used inthe analysis of the data. Bonferroni was used in the post hoc analysis.Results: The mean age of the students participating in the study was 16.73±0.52, 74.6% were female, body mass index (BMI) of 67.3% of them was normal.While the lowest mean score was observed in the subgroup of health responsibility(2.10±0.48), the highest mean score (3.14±0.51) was observed in the interpersonalrelations subgroup. Being a woman, living in a town, having a broken family member,studying in the midwife assistant department, not staying with the family, notworking, having bad family or friend relations, having a diagnosis of illness, havinga bad perception of health status, not having a normal weight BMI was at a disadvantagein terms of ALP scale scores.Conclusions and Suggestions: Gender, place he/she lives, family type, department,place he/she stays, working a job outside of school, family relations, friendrelations, disease diagnosis, current state of health and BMI of students were foundto be effective in ALP scale scores. These students, who are on the way to becomethe health personnel of the future, should be made aware of healthy lifestyle behaviorsand interventional studies should be carried out to develop these behaviors.
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Cansu KARADENİZ BENLİ; Nedime Gül DOĞAN ÖZDEMİR, Özen KULAKAÇ
      Abstract: Aim: The study aims to determine whether midwives and nurses working inobstetrics clinics teach and practice Pelvic Muscle Exercise (PME) as an interventionaccording to Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC).Method: The research was conducted as descriptive. The universe of the studyconsisted of 73 nurses and midwives working in the obstetrics clinics of a state anduniversity hospitals in a province in the Black Sea region. Sample selection was notmade in the study, the entire universe was included in the study.. Personal InformationForm and NIC’s Pelvic Muscle Exercise Activities Form were used to collectresearch data. In the study, the data were expressed as numbers and percentages.Results: According to NIC’s PME Activities Form, the rate of nurses and midwivesapplying PME interventions to women varies between 4.1 and 72.6%. In theform, “I inform the individual about determining the state of being able to noticethe discharge pressure.” intervention was the highest (80.8%) and “I inform womenthat by placing a finger in the vagina and squeezing it, they can notice the Levatorani and urogenital muscles.” has the lowest application rate (27.4%) stated.Conclusions and Suggestions: As an important result of the study, the rate ofnurses and midwives applying the intervention steps of PME to women is quitelow, except for two items. The implementation of PME initiatives according to theNIC will contribute to the achievement of international practice standards andthe creation of a common language in this field. At the same time, the use of theseinitiatives will help improve women’s health and improve women’s quality of life.
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    • Authors: Tuğba YARDIMCI GÜREL
      Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the cardiovascular disease risk factorsknowledge levels and related factors of nursing students studying at a stateuniversity.Method: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted with a totalof 275 nursing students who agreed to participate in the study. Research data werecollected between February and March 2020 by face-to-face interview method,using the “Sociodemographic Characteristics Form” and “Cardiovascular DiseasesRisk Factors Knowledge Level (CARRIF-BD) Scale”. Descriptive statistics (frequency,mean, standard deviation), Student’s t-test, One-Way ANOVA and KruskalWallis tests were used to evaluate the data.Results: The mean age of the students participating in the study was 20.51±2.53,69.5% were female, and 32.4% were first year of study. The mean scores of the studentswere 20.93±4.31. As a result of the analyzes, it was determined that being inthe third year of study, female gender, being a health vocational high school graduate,salt-free diet and not smoking caused a statistically significant difference in theknowledge levels of cardiovascular diseases risk factors (p
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    • Authors: Elife KETTAŞ DÖLEK; Gülay ALTUN UĞRAŞ
      Abstract: Urodynamics is a diagnostic evaluation method consisting of multiple teststo obtain physiological data about the function of the lower urinary tract duringfilling and emptying of the bladder. It can cause problems such as urodynamics,burning in urination, bleeding and pain. Apart from these problems, patients mayexperience embarrassment, discomfort, tension, anxiety and stress due to reasonssuch as placing a catheter in the patient’s bladder, rectum or vagina, the procedurebeing an invasive and traumatizing method, urinating in the presence of a strangerduring the procedure, and observing the urination status during the test. Theincrease in the patient’s stress level during urodynamics may decrease the bladdercapacity by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system and may affect thepatient’s urodynamic results.To reduce the patient’s pain and anxiety during theurodynamic proceduremany pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventionsisimplemented. Aromatherapy is a preferred non-pharmacological practicein patients with anxiety before invasive procedures. When aromatherapy is comparedto pharmaceutical methods; It is a simple, inexpensive, non-invasive and easy-to-apply method. The use of essential oils in nursing science reflects nursing philosophy,theories and ethics. In this context, it has been stated that aromatherapycan be used as a holistic nursing intervention in providing comfort, coping withstress, and reducing pain and anxiety. Clinical aromatherapy strengthens nursingas it contributes to the art of nursing as well as to the science of nursing. However,the important deficiency of aromatherapy in nursing practices is that scientific studiesin this field have not yet turned into studies with a high level of evidence. Thisthe purpose of this review is to convey the use of aromatherapy in reducing thenegative emotions experienced by patients during the urodynamic procedure andthe responsibilities of nurses in the light of current literature.
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    • Authors: Başak ÖNEY; Zehra BAŞER
      Abstract: Black elderberry, with its Latin name Sambucus nigra, is a plant belonging tothe Adoxaceae family that has been used for many years. Among their commonnames are also black elderberry, black elder, European elder, European elderberry,and European black elderberry. It is also known to be seen as the most healingplant of nature by Hippocrates. Its fruits are dark purple-black in color. 100grams contains an average of 73 calories and It has a very rich structure in termsof vitamins and minerals. Black elderberry contains many useful compounds inits structure. Among them, the most important are flavonoids, phenolic acids andanth decyanins. The most dominant are anthocyanins, which are known to haveantioxidant properties. In addition, black elderberry can cause poisoning due tothe cyanogenic glycosides it contains. In order to prevent this, it must be consumedafter being exposed to heat treatment. Black elderberry is known to have variouseffects such as diuretic, laxative, diaphoretic, antioxidant, antiviral, immunomodulatory,anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticonvulsant, antidepressant andanticarcinogenic. It can also be used on diabetes, hypertension, obesity, hyperlipidemia,metabolic dysfunctions, urinary parameters. It is known to strengthen theimmune system by supporting the regulation of the body’s defense mechanisms inboth healthy and sick organisms. Although studies are still insufficient, it is thoughtthat it can also be used for COVID-19. In this review, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial,anti-inflammatory, anticancer effects and immune system relationshipof black elderberry are mentioned.
      PubDate: Sat, 29 Apr 2023 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Şebnem BİLGİÇ; Elif PEHLİVAN
      Abstract: Aim: The study was carried out to determine the relationship between theadaptation to the disease and the quality of life of individuals with chronic diseases.Method: The descriptive and relationship study was conducted with 155 volunteerpatients with chronic diseases hospitalized in a state hospital between February02 and September 02, 2020. Data were collected using the Personal InformationForm, Chronic Disease Adaptation Scale, and EQ-5D Health Related Qualityof Life.Results: The patients’ EQ-5D Health Related Quality of Life Scale mean scorewas found to be 0.73±0.21 for index score, 73.50±1.63 for VAS score, and106.23±19.26 for Chronic Disease Adaptation Scale total score. It was found thatthere was a statistically significant difference between the patients’ education level,the number of chronic diseases, regular health check-ups, and adherence to theirdiet, and between adaptation to the disease and quality of life (p
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  • The Decision of Terminating Pregnancy: The Male and Female Perspective

      Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the male and female perspectivesin the decision of terminating pregnancy.Method: This descriptive study was conducted between January 2017 and May2017. The sample, consisted of a total of 190 individuals including 100 marriedwomen and 90 married men. The data were collected using a questionnaire includingquestions about the views of women and men concerning the decision ofterminating pregnancy.Results: 85% of the women and 63.3% of the men who participated in the studystated that it was up to a woman to make the decision of terminating pregnancy(p
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    • Authors: Beyza Nur ATAOĞLU; Ceren ÖNDER KUTLU, Mehmet ACINIKLI, Muhammed YILDIRIM, Zeynep BÜYÜKYILMAZ, Seyhan HIDIROĞLU, Melda KARAVUŞ
      Abstract: Aim: It was aimed with this study to present the young adults’ knowledge, attitudeand behavior about obesity and possible stigma by qualitatively study.Methods: In this study it was used in depth interview method with semi-structuredquestionnaire. Participants is selected from young adults (18-35) in the communityby voluntary. It was interviewed online with 10 participants in May 2021.After the transcripts of the interviews were completed, a code list prepeared withphenomenal analysis and the themes were set to the given codes.Results: Five of the participants were men and five were women. The averageage was 32.9. Not all the participants knew the definition of obesity. Half of theparticipants thought that obese individuals’ friendships were not affected by theirobesity, but their romantic relationships were affected. The majority thought thatthere were a lack of self-confidence in obeses. Almost all of the participants saidthat obeses would have difficulty in jobs requiring physical strength and almosthalf of them would give obeses a desk job. The majority said there were no advantagesof obesity, only one participant thought that not going to the military; onestanding imposing in childhood; and one preventing sexual harassment could bean advantage. All of the participants stated that the family’s eating habits had aneffect on obesity. More than half stated that the food culture of the society had alsoan effect. The majority stated that obese women are tried to be stereotyped. Morethan half of the participants stated that in order to overcome the obesity stigma,awareness of the society should be raised.Conclusions and Suggestions: It is important that obeses to reach equal opportunitieswith everyone else in education and working life. Obesity stigma canbe prevented with increasing awareness with media and educational institutions’support.
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