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ACI Open     Open Access  
Acta Bioquimica Clinica Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 22)
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Healthcare Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Dual Diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Medical Education and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89)
Advances in Nursing Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Advances in Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
American Journal of Managed Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Analytical Methods     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Anthropologie et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Applied Clinical Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Health Economics and Health Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Asian Journal of Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Australian Health Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Primary Health     Hybrid Journal  
Australian Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 350)
Avicenna     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BJR     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMJ Leader     Hybrid Journal  
BMJ Quality & Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
British Journal of Healthcare Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
British Journal of Hospital Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
British Journal of Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 297)
British Journal of School Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bruce R Hopkins' Nonprofit Counsel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Building Better Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Medical Record English Edition     Hybrid Journal  
CIN : Computers Informatics Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Audit     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinics and Practice     Open Access  
Cognition, Technology & Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Communication & Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Community Based Medical Journal     Open Access  
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Nurse : A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Critical Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Das Gesundheitswesen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Dental Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Disaster Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
DoctorConsult - The Journal. Wissen für Klinik und Praxis     Full-text available via subscription  
Droit, Déontologie & Soin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
East and Central African Journal of Surgery     Open Access  
Éducation thérapeutique du patient     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
eGEMs     Open Access  
Emergency Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Enfermería Clínica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiologic Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Escola Anna Nery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
European Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
European Research in Telemedicine / La Recherche Européenne en Télémédecine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Evidence-Based Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family Practice Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Focus on Health Professional Education : A Multi-disciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Future Hospital Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Gastrointestinal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Geron     Full-text available via subscription  
Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Health Action     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Global Health Management Journal (GHMJ)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Health Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Journal of Hospital Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Handbook of Practice Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health and Interprofessional Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Health Care Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Health Expectations     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health Facilities Management     Free   (Followers: 10)
Health Informatics Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Health Information : Jurnal Penelitian     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health Information Science and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Reform Observer : Observatoire des Réformes de Santé     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health Science Journal of Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Healthcare : The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Management Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Healthcare Risk Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
HealthcarePapers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
História, Ciências, Saúde - Manguinhos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Hospital     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Hospital a Domicilio     Open Access  
Hospital Medicine Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hospital Peer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Hospital Pharmacy     Partially Free   (Followers: 18)
Hospital Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospital Practices and Research     Open Access  
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Human Factors : The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
ICU Director     Hybrid Journal  
Ids Practice Papers     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Pulse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Independent Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Index de Enfermeria     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Indian Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Informatics for Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
INQUIRY : The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Archives of Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
International Journal of Care Coordination     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Health Economics and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Health Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Health Planning and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Health Sciences Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Services Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Hospital Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Palliative Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
International Journal of Prisoner Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Research in Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Telework and Telecommuting Technologies     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal on Disability and Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Irish Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JAAPA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Jaffna Medical Journal     Open Access  
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Journal for Healthcare Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Advanced Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 252)
Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Aging and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Applied Arts and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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International Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
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ISSN (Print) 2548-0359 - ISSN (Online) 2602-3482
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    • Authors: Zühre KAYA ; Serap KİRKİZ , Meryem ALBAYRAK , Esra GÜNEY , Selin Sevkiye AYTAC EYUPOGLU, Namık Yaşar ÖZBEK
      Abstract: Background: Bleeding increases anxiety and reduces quality of life (QoL) for patients with severe haemophilia A. This study investigated adherence to prophylaxis in relation to QoL and anxiety level in haemophilia A patients. Methods: Forty-three patients with severe haemophilia A were stratified into three groups by age: 12 children aged 2-13 years, 17 adolescents aged 14-21 years, and 14 adults aged 21-65 years. Quality of life and anxiety level were assessed using the 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), respectively. Regular prophylaxis (RP) and pharmacokinetic (PK)-guided prophylaxis were prescribed for 30 and 13 patients, respectively. Results: All the children (n=12; nine RP, three PK-guided prophylaxis) and 10 (58.8%, PK-guided prophylaxis) of the adolescents were completely adherent to prophylaxis. Seven (41.2%) of the adolescents and all 14 adults (100%) were non-adherent to prophylaxis. Compared to findings for the adolescents, anxiety level was higher among the children’s parents and among the adults (p<0.05 for both). The QoL level was lower for the adults than for the parents of children and for the adolescents (p<0.05 for both). Conclusion: Pharmacokinetic-guided prophylaxis for adults and home treatment for children in haemophilia A would enhance adherence to prophylaxis, increase QoL and reduce anxiety levels.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Seda ŞAHAN ; Ayşegül YILDIZ
      Abstract: Objectives: High rates of presenteeism among the nurses decreases their performances, increases the patient safety risks, and causes negative results in healthcare institutions. Presenteeism is affected by individual and organizational factors. The study was carried out to determine the presenteeism situation of nurses and their relationship with perceived organizational support.Methods: The research was carried out at a hospital in Kayseri/Turkey. The hospital has 372 nurses work there. Research population and sample the population of the research consisted of all the nurses working in the hospital (N=372). Thus, the research was conducted on 330 nurses. The research was carried out between September 2019 and November 2019. In the study, the data were collected by using the information form which was prepared by the researcher, the presenteeism scale and the perceived organizational support scale.Results: The total mean score of the participants’ presenteeism is 23.64 ± 2.56. The lowest possible score which was obtained from the scale is 11 and the highest is 28. When the average of the perceived organizational support scale is examined; the average of the score was medium and the average score was 122.76 ± 8.53. It was determined that there was a significant relationship between the absence of attention-distraction, which is the sub-dimension of presenteeism scale, and the total score of perceived organizational support (p 0.05).Conclusion: The high rate of presenteeism in nurses, decrease in work efficiency and job satisfaction, causes absenteeism. These study suggest that measures should be taken by institutions to prevent and avoid negative situations which are caused by presenteeism.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Munir AHMED ; Shehnaz BALÓCH
      Abstract: Introduction It is estimated that approximately 12% of the reproductive age women have some kind of disability; which is measured as self-reported difficulty in performing basic functions concerning movement, vision, hearing or cognition. Little research has been conducted on reproductive health of women with disabilities using nationally representative survey data; thus body of scientific knowledge on this subject is limited. Objectives The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of disability status (both mental and physical) among women on prenatal care and post-pregnancy care in U.S. using nationally representative National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) data. Study designIt’s a retrospective, quantitative, observational study.Methods The 2013-2015 NSFG’s female respondent file contains 5699 records one for each woman interviewed whereas the pregnancy respondent file contains 9358 records each related to a pregnancy. The data about disabilities related variables was part of female respondent file therefore using unique respondent ID files were merged and logistic regression models were built using prenatal and postnatal care as dependent and disability status as main independent variable.ResultsWomen with Medicaid were significantly less likely as compared to those with private insurance to have received prenatal care in last 12 months. Women with less than 12 years education were less likely to have received post pregnancy care as compared to those with college education.Conclusion: Although this study did not find significant effects of disability on utilization of prenatal and post-pregnancy care, further research is needed on this subject with datasets that include comprehensive information about broader spectrum of disability status of women.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Sanidin KANTAR ; Rabia SOHBET , Fatma KARASU , Canan BİRİMOGLU OKUYAN
      Abstract: Objective: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted to examine the frequency of daytime sleepiness and its effects on anxiety in factory workers working in shifts. Methods: The population of the research consisted of 1052 workers working in two factories. The data were collected using the data collection form, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and Beck Anxiety Inventory. Normally distributed data were presented as number, percentage, mean, and standard deviation. Independent samples t test and ANOVA were used in statistical analysis.Results: The mean Epworth Sleepiness Scale score of shift workers was 10.4 ± 4.2 and 42.8% had excessive daytime sleepiness. When the Epworth Sleepiness Scale scores and Beck Anxiety Inventory scores of the workers participating in the research were compared, it was determined that the daytime sleepiness levels of shift workers increased as anxiety risk increased, and the effect on vital characteristics was statistically significant (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Therefore, interventions, effective coping methods, and training strategies should be developed in order to improve the sleep quality, especially daytime sleep quality, and vital characteristics of shift workers.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Firat SAHİN ; Murat AKKUŞ , Uğur ŞEKER , Sevda SOKER , Ebru GOKALP-OZKORKMAZ , Elif AĞAÇAYAK , Fırat AŞIR
      Abstract: Objectives: The pathogenesis of preeclampsia is still not clear, but endothelial dysfunction believed to be one of the most encountered problems during placenta development in preeclamptic patients. Both vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its antagonist, soluble Fms-Like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), have roles in vascular function. In this study, we have investigated immunohistochemical expression of VEGF and sFlt-1 in term placenta of normotensive and preeclampsia patients.Methods: Totally twenty term placentas were obtained from pregnant women of which 10 preeclampsia patient and 10 normotensive. Placentas were dissected and tissue samples were subjected to routine tissue processing protocol, then embedded in paraffin blocks. Serial sections were obtained from paraffin blocks and stained with H&E and PAS for routine histopathology. VEGF and sFlt-1 immunohistochemistry was performed to the sections.Results: When compared to control group, severe pathological changes were observed in preeclamptic placentas. Increase in number of syncytial knots and intervillous bridges, hemorrhage in interstitium, dilatation and congestion in villous capillaries, increase in fibrin accumulation in villus stroma, and increase in thickening of basement membrane were very clear. VEGF expression was significantly higher in normotensive placentas compared to preeclamptic. On the other hand, sFlt-1 expression was significantly increased in preeclamptic placentas.Conclusions: When the VEGF and sFlt-1 expression was considered, higher expression of sFlt-1 at preeclampsia, but decrease in VEGF expression, might be related to endothelial dysfunction in preeclampsia. Overall, this study demonstrates, imbalance between VEGF and sFlt-1 is one of the major reason of endothelial dysfunction in preeclamptic placenta.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Dilek ATİK
      Abstract: :Prostate Cancer (PCA) is the most common among urological malignant tumors. Prostate cancer patients may be unable to urinate, and may have hospital admissions with symptoms like erectile dysfunction or hematuria. Although hematuria is a highly common clinical manifestation in the society, the frequency of it is not known in prostate cancer patients, which is one of the urological malignancies. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation of RDW (distribution width of the red blood cells), MPV (mean platelet volüme) and Platelet Blood Parameters with hematuria in prostate cancer patients admitting to the emergency clinic with hematuria. The present study was conducted retrospectively by examining the hospital automation system and patient files of prostate cancer patients admitting with hematuria between 01.01.2018-01.01.2020 to Yozgat Bozok University Emergency Medical Clinic. A total of 60 patients with full files and that matched study criteria were included in the study. For the purpose of comparing blood parameters for the purpose of comparing blood parameters, 45 patients with prostate cancer, nonspecific complaints and non-additional diseases were evaluated as the control group. MPV (mean platelet volume), RDW-CV (red blood cells distribution width) blood parameters of patients with prostate cancer hematuria were found to be significantly higher in the control group. Platelet value of the patient group was found to be significantly lower than the control group. However, the platelet blood parameter values were significantly lower in patients with major hematuria than in patients with minor hematuria (<0.05). According to the results of the present study, we believe that all the three parameters (RDW, MPV and Platelet levels), which can be measured in full blood count in the prostate cancer patient group in particular, can guide clinicians that the finding of hematuria can develop, and will be beneficial in follow-up and treatment. However, unlike RDW and MPV laboratory parameters, we think the Platelet parameter is an important parameter in predicting the type of hematuria that can develop.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Tuğba ULUOCAK KÖSE ; Melek KARATUZLA , Aytolan YILDIRIM
      Abstract: Objective: This research was conducted in order to determine the correlation between the loyalty of nurses in Haydarpaşa Sultan Abdulhamit Han Education and Research Hospital and their job-related stress levels, which is one of the important elements of health service delivery.Method: The sample of this research consisted of military nurses who were transferred from the Turkish Armed Forces to the Ministry of Health in 2016 and 170 nurses who agreed to participate in the research at Haydarpaşa Sultan Abdulhamit Han Education and Research Hospital after the transfer and the full count method was used when calculating the sample. In the research, which was planned to be definitive, the required data was collected using the Job-related Tension Scale and the Organizational Commitment Scale. In the research, the data was collected with face-to-face interviewing method after the participants were informed of the purpose of the research and after their consent was obtained and the participants were interviewed at their convenience. The data obtained was evaluated by establishing a database in SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) 22.0 software. In the evaluation of the data, number, percentage, standard deviation and mean were used as descriptive statistical methods.Findings: According to the groups, 82 (48.2%) of the employees were previously employed at the Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) and 88 (51.8%) were employees of the Ministry of Health. According to regression analysis, the total change in job-related stress level is explained by 14.9% organizational commitment total. In correlation analyses, negative correlation was found between job-related stress and emotional commitment, continuance commitment, and normative commitment. Employees who previously worked at GATA reported a significant decrease in the total value of organizational commitment relative to the total GATA value of organizational commitment. Job-related stress levels, on the other hand, showed a significant increase in employees who previously worked at GATA.Conclusion: According to the research findings, it is observed that organizational commitment tends to decrease in employees who previously worked at GATA, that there is a significant increase in job-related stress levels, and that the job-related stress of employees in GATA is high and significant.Key Words: Job-related stress, organization, organizational commitment.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Remziye CİCİ ; Esra ANUŞ TOPDEMİR
      Abstract: Covid-19 which emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019, is an infectious disease caused by coronavirus and causes serious respiratory infections. Covid-19 disease was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020 due to its easy and rapid spread and affecting many countries globally. This rapid spread also increased the number of individuals infected with the virus, reaching 9,067,559 people worldwide and 187,685 people in Turkey. Unfortunately, deaths resulting from the disease cannot be prevented and the number of individuals who lost their lives continues to increase rapidly. Today, the number of people who died due to the pandemic has reached 500,000 worldwide and 5000 in Turkey. Elective surgery of individuals who are infected or at risk can be postponed in pandemics with such high rate of infectiousness and disease-related mortality. However, if the absence or postponement of the surgery is life-threatening, performing the surgery becomes inevitable. An individual infected or possibly infected with the Covid-19 virus may pose many risks during the surgical procedure, which requires taking some additional precautions before, during and after surgery. In addition to the normal surgical process, perioperative nursing care should focus on some specific issues during the pandemic, which are improving the treatment success of the patients, improving the quality of the care, ensuring that the Covid-19 disease is overcome without complications, and preventing the transmission of the disease to other individuals. Thus, the perioperative nursing care of the Covid-19 patients with possible or definitive diagnosis was discussed considering the available literature.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Seda SÖGÜT ; Eda CANGÖL
      Abstract: : In Turkey, women, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer with 25%. Early diagnosis of breast cancer facilitates treatment and prolongs patient life. BSE which performed at regular intervals and accurately is a simple, economic method that protects the privacy of women in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the beliefs and practice of breast cancer and BSE in women studying outside the health field. Descriptive research was used to comment for the beliefs and practice of breast cancer and BSE in 600 women studying in science and social sciences of a University. Descriptive characteristics, breast cancer and breast self-examination were used to collect data and the Champion Health Belief Model Scale (CHBMS) was used. The difference between the mean CSIMS scores of students with and without BSE was evaluated statistically.The participants was found that 15.2% (n = 91) of students applied BSE regularly every month. 17.5% of participants indicated not be a sign of breast cancer. In the early diagnosis of breast cancer, 54% of participants were indicated can used BSE. Moreover, 49.8% of the participants noted that they did not get any information about BSE before. The difference between participants who applied and did not apply BSE was statistically significant the total scale means (P=0.007). It was concluded that female students studying in science and social sciences had insufficient knowledge about breast cancer and BSE early diagnosis, symptoms, and physician examination.Peer education programs are recommended.Keywords :Student, breast cancer, breast self examination (BSE), health, beliefs.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Vasfiye BAYRAM DEĞER ; Sema ÇİFÇİ , Hediye UTLİ , Dilan ACAR
      Abstract: Inappropriate drug use is a significant challenge both around the globe and in our country. Potential teratogenicity of these drugs, their impact on the fetus and newborn, and finally the long-term effects that may be observed in the child should be taken into consideration especially when planning the use of drugs in pregnant women since the active ingredients in the drug and its metabolites can be transmitted to the fetus through the placenta and cause negative consequences. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the knowledge levels and attitudes of pregnant women towards rational drug use. Pregnant women (n=414) who agreed to participate in the study and were hospitalized in the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinics of Mardin State Hospital and Kızıltepe District State Hospital between 01.12.2018-01.02.2019 were included in this descriptive study. The data were collected by face-to-face interview technique through a questionnaire. The total mean scores of the Rational Drug Use (RDU) scale of pregnant women were found to be 32.43 ± 6.37. It was revealed that painkillers were the most frequently used drugs during pregnancy (with the rate of 71.0%) and most prescribed to be spared at home (with the rate of 86.9%). In addition, one of every two pregnant women held the opinion that they used analgesics uncontrolledly and 34.5% of the pregnant women used antibiotics in such an uncontrolled way. The rate of pregnant women who were prescribed medication to be spared at home was found to be 33.6%. A significant difference was found between RDU scale scores and socio-demographic characteristics of the pregnant women. Again, a statistically significant difference was found between the rate of drug use in the household where pregnant women live (34.8%) and the residential distance from the health institution (p
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Mehmet Emin KURT ; Ali CEYLAN
      Abstract: Due to the ever-changing, developing and complex structures of health institutions, the need to manage their administrations via professional managers arised by the end of the 1800s in the world, mainly in the USA and Europe, and such a need has been continuously emerging in our country since the 1950s. Concerning those current professional health managers, who serve in a rapidly evolving and changing health sector, following periodicals, books and articles on general or health management should be among the sine qua non for the development and change of such professional health management. Together with the Health Transformation Program (HTP) that has been implemented in Turkey since 2003, despite the adoption of the understanding that predominantly professional healthcare managers should be assigned in the management of health institutions, there are still many managers operating in the sector, who are not adequately educated. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of those managers of the public health administrators in Diyarbakır, reading articles, books and periodicals on general-health management for their development. The study is a descriptive study, involving 165 healthcare managers, which mainly have been serving in 3 public health institutions (Provincial General Secretariat to Association of Public Hospitals, Provincial Directorate of Community Healthcare, Provincial Directorate of Health and its affiliated units) in Diyarbakır province prior to November 25th, 2017. 80.7% of the managers did not have master's degree in health-general management education. In the case of Diyarbakır, it is obviously seen that health-care administrators are urgently required to undertake bachelor, masters, PhD programs on general health management.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Sanjida NEWAZ ; Natalie RIEDIGER
      Abstract: The world refugee crisis is currently at a record level. Refugees have an increased risk of developing mental illness like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and somatic symptoms because of their exposure to violence. Despite increased healthcare needs, refugees face considerable barriers in accessing services. Women refugees may have unique mental healthcare needs due to their vulnerability to gender-based violence and abuse during flight from war. This study explores the mental healthcare need, availability of support and barriers in accessing services among Syrian refugee women in Winnipeg. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine refugee women and six service providers/decision makers. The data were analyzed using a qualitative thematic approach aided by NVivo 12 qualitative software. The most cited barriers in accessing mental healthcare services were language, weather, unemployment, stigma, system navigation, different understandings of mental health and illness, and lack culturally competent care. Results from this study can inform decision makers of issues requiring policy responses to improve mental healthcare for refugee women in Manitoba.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Özlem DOĞAN YÜKSEKOL ; Ayşe Nur YILMAZ , Si̇nan İRTEGÜN
      Abstract: The genital self-image, which is an important factor for women's health, has been defined as the self-attitude and the following emotion arising directly or indirectly from special interactions and experiences involving the genital organs. Women's beliefs and feelings about their genital organs are expressed as a sensitive subject because they are seen as secret and taboo. But nowadays many women find the appearance of their genital organs very important and are more interested in appearance. Although both women and men report negative genital self-images, research has shown that men tend to have a more positive genital self-image than women. Genital self image; body image, organ loss, sexual functions, genital hygiene practices, vaginal infections, culture, obesity, developmental periods and media. When we look at the literature, body image studies mostly focused on women's attitudes towards beauty, weight, and skin color, leaving the issue of genital self-image in the background. In fact, genital self-image plays an important role in the development of sexual health and body image. Recently, it has been found that women have an increasing desire to undergo genital cosmetic / plastic surgery operations and change the appearance and functions of their vulva and vagina due to their negative views on their genital self-image. It is important to examine all the factors that affect the genital self-image, which is of great importance for women's health, and to provide the necessary care by taking a holistic approach in terms of body perception and sexuality. Nurses / midwives should adopt approaches to increase the body and genital image of women and to increase the quality of life of individuals. Nurses / Midwives are healthcare professionals in the most appropriate position to provide the necessary support in developing a new genital self-image and positive lifestyle.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030

    • Authors: Derya BIÇAK AYIK ; Sibel ŞENTÜRK
      Abstract: Care giving family members are individuals who are directly involved in the care of a life-threatening patient, often facing a wide range of tasks, such as physical care, providing emotional support, and taking part in the treatment process. This research was carried out to determine effects of care-giving upon family members of individuals who are treated in the palliative care unit. This descriptive phenomenological qualitative study was conducted with a total of 16 family members who had been taking primary care of patients for at least three months and agreed to participate in the study. The data were collected in 35-40 minutes by face-to-face interview with a semi-structured interview form. Colaizzi’s phenomenological data analysis method was used in the evaluation of the data, and 5 themes were determined. Family members participating in the research stated that they experienced physiological problems such as pain, sleep problems and fatigue; psychological problems such as stress and fear; economic problems due to job losses and treatment costs; social problems for reasons such as isolation and problems in family relations such as change in roles and communication disruption. As a result of the research, it was determined that especially all of the family members had psychological and social problems. The problems and needs of family members should be questioned in clinical settings, and they should be directed to support units.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +030
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