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Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi / Health Sciences Journal of Adıyaman University
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ISSN (Print) 2458-9179
Published by Adıyaman Üniversitesi Homepage  [2 journals]
  • Serum 25-OH vitamin D3 levels and effects on disease activity in Covid-19
           patients: A prospective cross-sectional study

    • Authors: Dilay EKEN GEDİK; Gülseren DOST SÜRÜCÜ
      Abstract: Aim: In our study, we aimed to determine the relationship between vitamin D levels and disease severity, prognosis and inflammation markers in Coronavirus Disease-19 (Covid-19).Materials and Methods: Serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D, C-Reactive Protein (CRP), D-Dimer, procalcitonin, fibrinogen, ferritin levels and Postero-anterior Chest X-ray and Lung Computerized Tomography images of 100 patients hospitalized with the diagnosis of Covid-19 in our hospital were evaluated.Results: D-Dimer and CRP levels of patients with vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency were significantly higher (p<0.05). There was no significant relationship between vitamin D levels and lung involvement rate, need for intensive care, mortality and length hospital stay.Conclusion: Uncertainties regarding the effect of vitamin D levels in Covid-19 remain, and there is a need for multicenter randomized controlled studies that include a larger number of patients, exclude comorbidities, and evaluate vitamin D therapy.
      PubDate: Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Investigaton of relationship between workload perception and burnout
           levels of employees at nursing homes and elderly rehabilitation centers

    • Authors: Fatma AZİZOĞLU; Osman HAYRAN, Banu TERZİ
      Abstract: Aim: To identify the relationship between workload perception and burnout levels of employees at nursing homes and elderly rehabilitation centers. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at private and public nursing homes and elderly rehabilitation centers in Istanbul. An Information Form that questioned demographic characteristics, the Individual Workload Perception Scale and Maslach Burnout Inventory were used to collect data on the employees (n=777) that provided elderly care at these facilities. Results: Averages total scores of the emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, personal accomplishment sub-dimensions of the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the average total score of the overall scale were calculated as 23.34±7.35, 9.87±4.56, 17.22±5.47, and 50.44±13.77, respectively. Individual workload perception had statistically significant relationships with emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment (F=39.273, p=0.001; F=23.894, p=0.001; F=33.971; p=0.001). Conclusion: A significant relationship was observed between the increase in manager support, coworker support, unit support, and the decrease in the total burnout level.
      PubDate: Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Evaluation of eating awareness and social appearance anxiety levels of
           athletic university students during the Covid-19 pandemic

    • Authors: Eren BOZYILAN; Gamze MURATHAN, Fatih MURATHAN, Aykut DÜNDAR
      Abstract: Aim: In this study, it was aimed to examine the effects of eating awareness and social appearance anxiety levels of athlete university students in terms of various variables (age, gender, sports age, etc.) during the Covid-19 Pandemic process. Materials and Methods: The population of the research consists of university students studying at Adıyaman University. The sample group of the study consists of a total of 377 athlete university students, 165 female and 212 male, studying in different departments of the Physical Education and Sports School of Adıyaman University in the 2020-2021 academic year. Eating Awareness Scale (EAS30) and Social Appearance Anxiety Scale (SAAS) were used to measure the level of eating behavior awareness as data collection tools in the study. Results: A strong positive correlation was found between the total score of the athlete students' eating awareness scale and the total score of the social appearance anxiety scale.Conclusion: It is thought that trainings including different dietary approaches should be given by taking into account the eating awareness practices in the education programs carried out for the protection and improvement of health in young adults.
      PubDate: Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +030
       
  • The musculoprotective effects of thymoquinone on ameliorating soleus
           muscle damage induced by valproic acid in rats

    • Authors: Sebile AZİRAK; Deniz TAŞTEMİR KORKMAZ, Sedat BİLGİÇ, Murat SEVİMLİ, Mehmet Kaya ÖZER
      Abstract: Aim: To determine the potential musculoprotective effects of thymoquinone (TQ) on valproic acid (VPA)-induced muscle damage.Materials and Methods: Twenty-one male Spraque-Dawley rats were randomly separated into 3 groups (n = 7): Control, VPA, VPA + TQ. Oral VPA (500 mg/kg/day) and TQ (50 mg/kg/day) were given to the rats for a period of 14 days. On the 15th day, soleus muscle tissues were taken for evaluating the expression levels of the Alpha-actinin-3 (ACTN3) and Myosin heavy chain 7 (MYH7) genes and histological analysis. Results: The VPA + TQ group showed significantly higher ACTN3 and lower MYH7 gene expression, and decreased NADPH oxidase-4 (NOX4) and caspase-3 (CAS-3) levels than the VPA group. Also, histopathological changes were decreased in the VPA + TQ group in comparison with the VPA group. Conclusion: VPA-induced soleus muscle damage was alleviated due to the antioxidant and antiapoptotic effects of TQ. TQ may be beneficial in treating soleus muscle damage caused by VPA.
      PubDate: Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Internet addiction and associated factors in a special primary school
           students

    • Authors: Aydın KURT; Binnaz Birci AYKAÇ, Gamze SOYLU, Etem Erdal ERŞAN
      Abstract: Aim: This study is designed to determine the internet addiction (IA) rate and related factors among primary school students.Materials and Methods: 390 students were included in the study. Parent-Child Internet Addiction Scale (PCIAS) was used to asses IA. Scale and information forms were filled in by the parents. SPSS 23.0 was used for statistical analyses.Results: The mean PCIAS score was 14.472±13.557. Problematic internet use rate was 5.1%. PCIAS score was positively correlated with age, male gander and the time spent online outside of homework.Conclusion: Internet use among children and adolescants continues to increase like an avalanche in recent years. To protect children and adolescants, who were at high risk for IA, structured and generelised education programs both for adolescants and parents should be planned.
      PubDate: Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Metabolic bone diseases in full-term newborns: A review of the literature
           with case reports

    • Authors: Samet BENLİ; Ayşen ORMAN, Mustafa AYDIN
      Abstract: With the improvement of newborn care, the survival rate of sick newborns has increased significantly in recent years. Rapid advances continue to be made in the field of bone and mineral disorders, with the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, as well as a better understanding of the pathophysiology and genetic basis of diseases. In some situations where initiation of treatment is time-critical and life-saving, prompt diagnosis is vital. In this article, it was aimed to present the approaches to metabolic bone diseases of the newborn in the light of cases. However, metabolic bone disease seen in premature infants (osteopenia of prematurity) was not mentioned in this review as it is a completely different issue.
      PubDate: Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Investigation of the relationship between the attitudes of nurses working
           in surgical clinics towards medical errors and their attitudes towards
           patient safety

    • Authors: Durdane YILMAZ GÜVEN; Şenay ŞENER ÖZALP
      Abstract: Aim: This study was conducted as a descriptive study to examine the relationship between the attitudes of nurses working in surgical clinics towards medical errors and their attitudes towards patient safety.Materials and Methods:ResultsResultsed with 197 nurses. The data of the study were collected with socio-demographic characteristics form, "Attitude Scale in Medical Errors" and "Patient Safety Attitude Scale".Results: The total mean score of the participants on the "Attitude Scale in Medical Errors" was 3.58±0.35, the total mean score on the "Patient Safety Attitude Scale" was determined as 3.39±0.43. In the study, it was observed that there was a weak positive correlation between the attitudes of nurses working in surgical clinics towards medical errors and their attitudes towards patient safety (r=0.235; p<0.05).Conclusion: It was determined that the attitudes of nurses working in the surgical service towards medical errors and their attitudes towards patient safety were related.
      PubDate: Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Nurses’ mental health status, work motivation levels and related factors
           during the pandemic period

    • Authors: Ali KAPLAN
      Abstract: Aim: This study is aimed to examine the mental health status, work motivation levels and related factors of nurses who care for COVID-19 patients during the pandemic period.Materials and Methods: This study was planned as a descriptive cross-sectional study. Data were collected at a university hospital between October 2021 and January 2022. Personal Information Form developed by the researchers based on the literature, General Health Questionnaire-28, and Nurse Job Motivation Scale were used to collect the data.Results: More than half of the nurses (56.1%) were in the risk group in terms of mental health. There is a negative significant relationship between the work motivation levels of nurses and their mental health status. In addition, it has been determined that the number of patients affecting the workload of nurses during the pandemic process is related to the mental states and motivations of the nurses.Conclusion: Strategies should be developed to increase nurses’ motivation and to improve their mental health in health institutions that care for COVID-19 cases.
      PubDate: Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +030
       
 
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