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The Validity And Reliability Of The Diabetic Foot Scale-Short Form (Dfs-Sf) In The Turkish Population: A Methodological Study, Meryem Kiliç, Ayi̇şe Karadağ, Neşe Koçakgöl Oct 2023

The Validity And Reliability Of The Diabetic Foot Scale-Short Form (Dfs-Sf) In The Turkish Population: A Methodological Study, Meryem Kiliç, Ayi̇şe Karadağ, Neşe Koçakgöl

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) cause decreased quality of life due to prolonged hospital stay, loss of workforce, disabilities, psychological trauma, and increased healthcare costs. This study aims to assess the validity and reliability of the Diabetic Foot ScaleShort Form (DFS-SF) for Turkish-speaking individuals with DFUs. Materials and methods: This was a methodological study conducted with 174 Turkish patients with DFUs from March 2020 to December 2020. Translation?back translation was performed for language equivalence and expert opinions were obtained for content validity. The scale?s construct validity was tested with confirmatory factor analysis, exploratory factor analysis, and known-group validity. Cronbach?s alpha …


Factors Influencing Anterior/Low Anterior Resection Syndrome After Rectal Or Sigmoidresections, Sami̇ Benli̇, Tahsi̇n Çolak, Mehmet Özgür Türkmenoğlu Jan 2021

Factors Influencing Anterior/Low Anterior Resection Syndrome After Rectal Or Sigmoidresections, Sami̇ Benli̇, Tahsi̇n Çolak, Mehmet Özgür Türkmenoğlu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Sphincter-preserving surgery is one of the main goals in the treatment of rectal cancer because it improves the quality of life (QoL). However, some patients may experience disrupted symptoms called anterior or low anterior resection syndrome (LARS). This study was designed to evaluate the frequency and influencing factors of LARS in patients who underwent sigmoid or rectal resection. Materials and methods: In this retrospective, clinical study, patients who underwent rectal or sigmoid resection and anastomosis due to any benign and malignant reasons were evaluated in terms of LARS between January 2010 and November 2019 at Medical Faculty Hospital of …


Does Treatment With Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter-2 Inhibitors Have An Effect On Sleepquality, Quality Of Life, And Anxiety Levels In People With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?, Serdar Şahi̇n, Özlem Hali̇loğlu, Özge Polat Korkmaz, Emre Durcan, Hümeyra Rekali Şahi̇n, Volkan Demi̇rhan Yumuk, Taner Damci, Hasan Mahmut İlkova, Zeynep Oşar Si̇va Jan 2021

Does Treatment With Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter-2 Inhibitors Have An Effect On Sleepquality, Quality Of Life, And Anxiety Levels In People With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?, Serdar Şahi̇n, Özlem Hali̇loğlu, Özge Polat Korkmaz, Emre Durcan, Hümeyra Rekali Şahi̇n, Volkan Demi̇rhan Yumuk, Taner Damci, Hasan Mahmut İlkova, Zeynep Oşar Si̇va

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: To evaluate the impact of treatment with sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors on quality of life (QoL), sleep quality (SQ), and anxiety levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Materials and methods: Ninety-seven patients with type 2 diabetes admitted to tertiary care hospital diabetes clinic were included. Fifty patients were randomized to receive SGLT2 inhibitors in addition to baseline treatment (Group A), 47 subjects continued with their baseline treatment or were added other medications as needed (Group B). Thirty healthy controls (HC) were recruited (Group C). All groups were subjected to the Turkish version of Short Form-36 (SF-36), …


Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms And Quality Of Life In Female Patientswith Fibromyalgia, Gözde Türkoğlu, Yavuz Selvi̇ Jan 2021

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms And Quality Of Life In Female Patientswith Fibromyalgia, Gözde Türkoğlu, Yavuz Selvi̇

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: The present study aimed to determine the association between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms severity, fibromyalgia (FM) severity, and QoL. Materials and methods: While the FM group consisted of 113 (74%) patients, the control group consisted of 40 (26%) individuals. FM symptom severity, ADHD symptom severity, and QoL were evaluated using the fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (FIQ), adult ADHD self-report scale (ASRS), and World Health Organization quality of life scale-brief version (WHOQOL-BREF), respectively. Results: It was found that the FM group had significantly higher scores on the ASRS than the control group (p < 0.05). There was a significant difference in FIQ scores and three WHOQOL-BREF domain scores between the FM alone and comorbid FM/high probability of ADHD groups (p < 0.05). We found a negative correlation between ASRS total scores and all other scale scores (except for the social relationships domain score of the WHOQOL-BREF) and a positive correlation between ASRS total scores and FIQ scores in FM patients. ADHD scores would mediate the relationship between depression severity and QoL. Conclusions: Our findings indicated that the presence of ADHD symptoms was related to greater FM symptom severity and poorer QoL. Also, ADHD scores would mediate the relationship between depression severity and QoL.


Exercise Capacity, Muscle Strength, Dyspnea, Physical Activity, And Quality Of Life Inpreoperative Patients With Lung Cancer, Gülşah Barği, Ece Baytok, Zeli̇ha Çeli̇k, Merve Şatir Türk, Ali̇ Çeli̇k, İsmai̇l Cüneyt Kurul, Meral Boşnak Güçlü Jan 2021

Exercise Capacity, Muscle Strength, Dyspnea, Physical Activity, And Quality Of Life Inpreoperative Patients With Lung Cancer, Gülşah Barği, Ece Baytok, Zeli̇ha Çeli̇k, Merve Şatir Türk, Ali̇ Çeli̇k, İsmai̇l Cüneyt Kurul, Meral Boşnak Güçlü

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: To detect the extent to which physical impairments are observed in patients with lung cancer awaiting lung surgery, exercise capacity, muscle strength, physical activity, dyspnea, and quality of life (QOL) were objectively compared between the patients and healthy individuals in current study. Materials and methods: Patients with lung cancer (n = 26) and healthy individuals (n = 21) were included. Exercise capacity, respiratory (maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), maximal expiratory pressure (MEP)) and quadriceps femoris muscle strength, physical activity, dyspnea and QOL were evaluated using 6-min walk test (6-MWT), a mouth pressure device, a hand-held dynamometer, a metabolic holter device, …


Decreased Exercise Capacity, Strength, Physical Activity Level And Quality Of Life In Adultpatients With Familial Mediterranean Fever, Nurten Gi̇zem Tore, Fulden Sari̇, Devri̇m Can Saraç, Seli̇n Bayram, Hasan Satiş, Hazan Karadeni̇z, Abdurrahman Tufan, Deran Oskay Jan 2021

Decreased Exercise Capacity, Strength, Physical Activity Level And Quality Of Life In Adultpatients With Familial Mediterranean Fever, Nurten Gi̇zem Tore, Fulden Sari̇, Devri̇m Can Saraç, Seli̇n Bayram, Hasan Satiş, Hazan Karadeni̇z, Abdurrahman Tufan, Deran Oskay

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a systemic autoinflammatory disease that causes recurrent attacks of fever, polyserositis, arthritis or skin eruptions, resulting in pain in the abdomen, muscles, joints and chest. All of these might lead to a reduction in exercise capacity, muscle strength, physical activity level (PAL) and quality of life (QoL). Therefore, assesment of these parameters are important. The aim of this study was to assess exercise capacity, muscle strength, PAL, and QoL in patients with FMF as compared to controls. Materials and methods: A total of 40 subjects with FMF and 36 healthy control subjects participated in …


Role Of Frailty In Prediction Of Hospitalized Older Adult Patient's Outcomes: A Prospective Study, Maryam Chehrehgosha, Reza Fadaye Vatan, Mahtab Alizadeh Khoei, Farshad Sharifi, Reyhaneh Aminalroaya, Zahra Vahabi, Abolfazl Zendedel, Hamidreza Hekmat Jan 2021

Role Of Frailty In Prediction Of Hospitalized Older Adult Patient's Outcomes: A Prospective Study, Maryam Chehrehgosha, Reza Fadaye Vatan, Mahtab Alizadeh Khoei, Farshad Sharifi, Reyhaneh Aminalroaya, Zahra Vahabi, Abolfazl Zendedel, Hamidreza Hekmat

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Frailty is associated with an increased risk of negative short-term and long-term hospital outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the role of frailty in predicting readmission, length of stay, and quality of life in the hospitalized older adults. Materials and methods: This observational study was conducted at Ziaiyan Hospital, Tehran, Iran. In total, 304 participants (65-85 years), were enrolled through the inclusion criteria from August to December 2019. The frailty index (FI) was assessed by the minimum data set-home care. Readmission was obtained through telephone interviews. The length of stay was gathered by the patient's hospital records, and the …


A Novel Turkish Instrument For Assessing Quality Of Life In Chronic Otitis Media -Translation And Validation Of Zurich Chronic Middle Ear Inventory, Belgi̇n Tutar, Zi̇ya Saltürk, Güler Berki̇ten, Muhammet Eni̇s Eki̇nci̇oğlu, Semi̇h Karaketi̇r, Meli̇s Ece Arkan, Muhammed Fati̇h Akgün, Ayça Başkadem Yilmazer, Ercan Kulak, Davi̇d Baechi̇nger, Yavuz Uyar Jan 2020

A Novel Turkish Instrument For Assessing Quality Of Life In Chronic Otitis Media -Translation And Validation Of Zurich Chronic Middle Ear Inventory, Belgi̇n Tutar, Zi̇ya Saltürk, Güler Berki̇ten, Muhammet Eni̇s Eki̇nci̇oğlu, Semi̇h Karaketi̇r, Meli̇s Ece Arkan, Muhammed Fati̇h Akgün, Ayça Başkadem Yilmazer, Ercan Kulak, Davi̇d Baechi̇nger, Yavuz Uyar

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: The Zurich Chronic Middle Ear Questionnaire (ZCMEI-21) is a newly-developed German-language questionnaire. The purpose of this study was to analyze the quality of life (QoL) of chronic otitis media (COM) patients and translate, transculturally adapt, and validate the ZCMEI-21 into Turkish. Materials and methods: Based on internationally accepted guidelines, the ZCMEI-21 was translated into Turkish. To assess its validity, the total score of the ZCMEI-21-Tur was compared to the scores taken from the original validation study and a question that was directly related to the health-related QoL (HRQoL), as well as the general criterion EQ-5D-5L. Questionnaires were completed by …


The Negative Effects Of Dry Eye Disease On Quality Of Life And Visual Function, Lee W. Guo, Esen Akpek Jan 2020

The Negative Effects Of Dry Eye Disease On Quality Of Life And Visual Function, Lee W. Guo, Esen Akpek

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

In recent years, dry eye has become a hot topic within ophthalmology and optometry, especially in regards to new frontiers in treatment modalities which include novel devices, procedures, and medications. However, some of the more understudied areas in dry eye involve its impact on quality of life. Although ocular discomfort symptoms are well known to be associated with dry eye, its negative effects on visual function remain underrecognized. This paper reviews these topics within the currently published literature to heighten awareness among clinicians.


Reliability And Validity Of The Turkish Version Of The Vocal Fatigue Index, Seher Şi̇ri̇n, Mehmet Fati̇h Öğüt, Cem Bi̇lgen Jan 2020

Reliability And Validity Of The Turkish Version Of The Vocal Fatigue Index, Seher Şi̇ri̇n, Mehmet Fati̇h Öğüt, Cem Bi̇lgen

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Vocal Fatigue Index (VFI). Materials and methods: The study was conducted with 535 participants including 285 patients with voice disorders and 250 healthy controls. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were calculated for the reliability analysis. The mean VFI factor scores of both groups were compared. The strength and direction of the relation between VFI and Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) measure was evaluated for the validity analysis. Results: The Cronbach's alpha coefficient of VFI factor scores was found to be 0.920 …


Karnofsky Performance Scale Validity And Reliability Of Turkish Palliative Cancer Patients, Nagi̇han Yildiz Çeltek, Mustafa Süren, Osman Demi̇r, İsmai̇l Okan Jan 2019

Karnofsky Performance Scale Validity And Reliability Of Turkish Palliative Cancer Patients, Nagi̇han Yildiz Çeltek, Mustafa Süren, Osman Demi̇r, İsmai̇l Okan

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Validated measures in palliative cancer patients are very important in the evaluation and management of the disease. The Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) has been used for many years to assess the performance status of cancer patients. The aim of this study is to determine the validity and reliability of the KPS in cancer patients receiving palliative care in Turkey.Materials and methods: Eighty patients with a cancer diagnosis who were admitted to Gaziosmanpaşa University Medical Faculty Hospital Palliative Care Unit between 01.03.2016 and 01.03.2017 were included in the study. KPS, measurements from the Katz Activi-ties of Daily Living (ADL) scale, …


Efficiency Of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields On Pain, Disability, Anxiety, Depression, And Quality Of Life In Patients With Cervical Disc Herniation: A Randomized Controlled Study, Erkam Hattapoğlu, İbrahi̇m Batmaz, Banu Di̇lek, Mehmet Karakoç, Serda Em, Remzi̇ Çevi̇k Jan 2019

Efficiency Of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields On Pain, Disability, Anxiety, Depression, And Quality Of Life In Patients With Cervical Disc Herniation: A Randomized Controlled Study, Erkam Hattapoğlu, İbrahi̇m Batmaz, Banu Di̇lek, Mehmet Karakoç, Serda Em, Remzi̇ Çevi̇k

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: In this study, it was aimed to investigate the effects ofpulsed electromagnetic field(PEMF) therapy on pain, disability, psychological state, and quality of life in cervical disc herniation.Materials and methods: Patients were randomly divided into two groups, including Group 1, which received a therapy consisting of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), hot pack (HP), and PEMF, and Group 2, which received a magnetic field (sham magnetic field) without current flow in addition to TENS and HP therapy. Pain was assessed by a visual analog scale (VAS, 0?10 cm). The other outcome measures were function (Neck Pain and Disability Scale), anxiety-depressive …


The Validity And Reliability Of The Turkish Version Of The Leicester Cough Questionnairein Copd Patients, Fi̇kret Kurhan, Tuğba Göktalay, Yavuz Havlucu, Seçi̇l Sari, Ayşe Arzu Yorgancioğlu, Pinar Çeli̇k, Ayşin Şakar Coşkun Jan 2018

The Validity And Reliability Of The Turkish Version Of The Leicester Cough Questionnairein Copd Patients, Fi̇kret Kurhan, Tuğba Göktalay, Yavuz Havlucu, Seçi̇l Sari, Ayşe Arzu Yorgancioğlu, Pinar Çeli̇k, Ayşin Şakar Coşkun

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: The reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Leicester Cough Questionnaire (LCQ) have been evaluated before. This study aimed to validate the Turkish version of the LCQ in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with cough. Materials and methods: COPD (GOLD B, C, D) patients over age 40 (n = 75) and healthy volunteers as a control group (n = 75) were included. A sociodemographic data form, the LCQ, the Short Form-36 (SF-36) quality of life questionnaire, and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Brief Form for Turkish people were completed. The internal reliability of the …


Evaluation Of Urinary Incontinence And Quality Of Life In Marriedwomen Aged Between 20 And 49 Years (Sakarya, Turkey), Kevser İlçi̇oğlu, Sevi̇l Şahi̇n, Nebahat Özerdoğan, Alaetti̇n Ünsal Jan 2018

Evaluation Of Urinary Incontinence And Quality Of Life In Marriedwomen Aged Between 20 And 49 Years (Sakarya, Turkey), Kevser İlçi̇oğlu, Sevi̇l Şahi̇n, Nebahat Özerdoğan, Alaetti̇n Ünsal

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence and to evaluate the relationship between urinary incontinence and quality of life in married women. Materials and methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted among married women aged 20-49 years living in the vicinity of the Çökekler Community Clinic (Family Health Center) in Sakarya, Turkey, from 1 November 2011 to 15 April 2012. The study group consisted of 1161 women. Results: The frequency of urinary incontinence was 71.5% (n = 830). Out of a total of 830 patients with symptoms of urinary incontinence, mixed was the most frequently determined …


Evaluation Of Quality Of Life And Cost-Effectiveness Of Definitive Surgery And The Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System As Treatment Options For Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Cevdet Adigüzel, Sevtap Seyfetti̇noğlu, Deni̇z Aka Satar, Sefa Arlier, Eda Eski̇mez, Fatma Kaya, Hakan Nazi̇k Jan 2017

Evaluation Of Quality Of Life And Cost-Effectiveness Of Definitive Surgery And The Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System As Treatment Options For Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Cevdet Adigüzel, Sevtap Seyfetti̇noğlu, Deni̇z Aka Satar, Sefa Arlier, Eda Eski̇mez, Fatma Kaya, Hakan Nazi̇k

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: This study aimed to compare the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) with abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) and total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) as first-line treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). Materials and methods: Ninety-eight patients aged 20-55 years who complained of regular heavy menstrual bleeding were enrolled in the study. The TAH group included 29 patients, the LNG-IUS group included 34, and the TLH group included 35. These groups were compared in terms of quality of life and the cost-effectiveness of the selected methods. Quality of life was assessed using the 36-Item Short Form (SF-36), and cost-effectiveness was assessed according to the …


Impact Of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus On Quality Of Life In People With Diabetespresenting To A Specialist Diabetes Clinic, Bilal Bin Younis, Rozina Arshad, Haroon Yousuf, Fatima Salman, Junaid Masood, Saima Khurshid Jan 2017

Impact Of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus On Quality Of Life In People With Diabetespresenting To A Specialist Diabetes Clinic, Bilal Bin Younis, Rozina Arshad, Haroon Yousuf, Fatima Salman, Junaid Masood, Saima Khurshid

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Quality of life is an important health-related factor that has an impact on all health interventions. The aim of the study was to assess psychosocial outcomes in people with diabetes Materials and methods: A total of 142 people with type 2 diabetes were recruited from a specialist diabetes center. The validated Urdu version of the WHO-5 Well-Being Index was administered for easy understanding of the quality of life of the regional population. Results: The 142 adult participants with diabetes were recruited from a specialist diabetes clinic. The rate of likely depression (WHO-5 score of <28) was 16.9%. Neuropathy was found to have a negative impact on the quality of life in people with diabetes (P 6lt; 0.001). Conclusion: People with complications of diabetes like neuropathy may experience worsening quality of life. It is advised to incorporate the WHO-5 into annual patient reviews as a measure of emotional well-being to drive changes that improve outcomes for people with diabetes.


Relationship Between Kinesiophobia And Pain, Quality Of Life, Functional Status, Disease Activity, Mobility, And Depression In Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis, Deran Oskay, Zeynep Tuna, İrem Düzgün, Bülent Elbasan, Yavuz Yakut, Abdurrahman Tufan Jan 2017

Relationship Between Kinesiophobia And Pain, Quality Of Life, Functional Status, Disease Activity, Mobility, And Depression In Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis, Deran Oskay, Zeynep Tuna, İrem Düzgün, Bülent Elbasan, Yavuz Yakut, Abdurrahman Tufan

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Our aim was to investigate the association of kinesiophobia with pain, quality of life, clinical measures, and depression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Materials and methods: Patients with AS (n: 163) were enrolled in the study. Kinesiophobia was evaluated with the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK), pain with a visual analog scale (VAS), mobility with Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI), disease activity with the Bath AS Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), functional status with the Bath AS Functional Index (BASFI), depression level with Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI), and quality of life with the AS Quality of Life Questionnaire …


Quality Of Life And Fall Risk In Frail Hospitalized Elderly Patients, Zeynel Abi̇di̇n Öztürk, Sedat Özdemi̇r, İbrahi̇m Hali̇l Türkbeyler, Zeynep Demi̇r Jan 2017

Quality Of Life And Fall Risk In Frail Hospitalized Elderly Patients, Zeynel Abi̇di̇n Öztürk, Sedat Özdemi̇r, İbrahi̇m Hali̇l Türkbeyler, Zeynep Demi̇r

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Frailty is a complex, multifactorial, and important geriatric syndrome characterized by decline in physiological reserves and functional deficiency in multiple systems. The aim of the current study is to investigate the prevalence of frailty and to determine the correlation between quality of life (QoL) and falling risk in geriatric hospitalized patients. Materials and methods: A total of 420 patients, aged 65 years and above, were enrolled in the study. All participants were hospitalized at a university hospital in the internal medicine clinics. The Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) frailty scale, Health-Related Quality of Life Short Form (SF-36) scale, and Hendrich …


Predictors Of Health Related Quality Of Life In Childhood Epilepsy And Comparison Withhealthy Children: Findings From An Indian Study, Dipika Bansal, Chandrika Azad, Kapil Gudala, Anil Dasari Jan 2017

Predictors Of Health Related Quality Of Life In Childhood Epilepsy And Comparison Withhealthy Children: Findings From An Indian Study, Dipika Bansal, Chandrika Azad, Kapil Gudala, Anil Dasari

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Children with epilepsy have reduced health-related quality of life (HRQOL) due to disease and medications. We aimed to assess child-reported HRQOL in Indian children with epilepsy and compare it with that in healthy children. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study of 256 children with epilepsy aged between 5 and 18 years on antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment for at least 3 months was performed and 125 age and sex matched healthy children were included. A generic version of the Pediatric Quality of Life (PedsQL version 4) scale was used to assess HRQOL. Results: Children with epilepsy had diminished scores in …


A Study On The Validity And Reliability Of The Amblyopia Andstrabismus Questionnaire (A&Sq) In Turkish, Hali̇se Çoşkun, Sevi̇nç Taştan, Emi̇ne İyi̇gün, Fati̇h Mehmet Mutlu, Osman Meli̇h Ceylan, Hali̇l İbrahi̇m Altinsoy Jan 2017

A Study On The Validity And Reliability Of The Amblyopia Andstrabismus Questionnaire (A&Sq) In Turkish, Hali̇se Çoşkun, Sevi̇nç Taştan, Emi̇ne İyi̇gün, Fati̇h Mehmet Mutlu, Osman Meli̇h Ceylan, Hali̇l İbrahi̇m Altinsoy

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: This study aims to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Amblyopia and Strabismus Questionnaire (A&SQ) that is translated into Turkish. Materials and methods: This is a methodological study. A total of 149 patients took part in the survey research between December 2012 and June 2014 in an university hospital, and 37 were retested. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was used for the questionnaire's reliability analysis. Results: Cronbach's alpha coefficients for the subscales of fear of losing the better eye, distance estimation, visual disorientation, double vision, and social contact and appearance were found to be 0.80, 0.88, 0.95, 0.80, and 0.81, …


A Prospective Follow-Up Of Quality Of Life, Depression, Andanxiety In Children With Lymphoma And Solid Tumors, Ni̇hal Sargin Yildirim, Meti̇n Demi̇rkaya, Betül Berri̇n Sevi̇ni̇r, Sali̇h Güler, Ayşe Pinar Vural, Candan Demi̇röz, Arzu Çirpan Kantarcioğlu Jan 2017

A Prospective Follow-Up Of Quality Of Life, Depression, Andanxiety In Children With Lymphoma And Solid Tumors, Ni̇hal Sargin Yildirim, Meti̇n Demi̇rkaya, Betül Berri̇n Sevi̇ni̇r, Sali̇h Güler, Ayşe Pinar Vural, Candan Demi̇röz, Arzu Çirpan Kantarcioğlu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: The aim of this study was the determination and prospective follow-up of quality of life, depression, and anxiety in pediatric patients with cancer under chemotherapy, as well as the evaluation of related factors. Materials and methods: Fifty newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients and their parents were prospectively monitored before, during, and after therapy, and tests were used. Results: Significantly lower quality of life scores were recorded during treatment, in the group with CNS tumors, in the group receiving chemotherapy plus radiotherapy plus surgery, in the inpatient-only treatment group, in the group receiving treatment for longer than 6 months, and …


Do Anxiety And Depression Statuses Differ In Differentpolycystic Ovary Syndrome Phenotypes?, Derya Akdağ Ci̇ri̇k, Berna Di̇lbaz, Sezi̇n Ertürk Aksakal, Zeynep Kotan, Runa Özelçi̇, Funda Akpinar, Leyla Mollamahmutoğlu Jan 2016

Do Anxiety And Depression Statuses Differ In Differentpolycystic Ovary Syndrome Phenotypes?, Derya Akdağ Ci̇ri̇k, Berna Di̇lbaz, Sezi̇n Ertürk Aksakal, Zeynep Kotan, Runa Özelçi̇, Funda Akpinar, Leyla Mollamahmutoğlu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: To evaluate psychological parameters and health quality profiles in women with reproductive polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) phenotypes and age matched controls. Materials and methods: The study groups included 101 women with PCOS (54 with the National Institutes of Health [NIH] phenotype and 47 with the non-NIH phenotype) and 49 healthy female controls. The participants completed anxiety and depression scales and four quality of life domains. Results: We identified the women with PCOS as having a 3.39 times increased risk for depression (subscale ≥ 7) and a 3.64 times increased risk for anxiety (subscale ≥ 10) compared to the controls. …


Reliability And Validity Of The Turkish Version Of Myastheniagravis-Quality Of Life Questionnaire-15 Item, Ni̇da Fatma Taşcilar, Özge Saraçli, Mehmet Ali̇ Kurçer, Handan Ankarali, Ufuk Emre Jan 2016

Reliability And Validity Of The Turkish Version Of Myastheniagravis-Quality Of Life Questionnaire-15 Item, Ni̇da Fatma Taşcilar, Özge Saraçli, Mehmet Ali̇ Kurçer, Handan Ankarali, Ufuk Emre

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: The myasthenia gravis-quality of life questionnaire 15 item (MG-QOL15) is a validated, short, and easy to use disease-specific quality of life (QOL) tool in myasthenia gravis. Other than Turkish, a lot of versions of the MG-QOL15 have been used in different languages in different cultures. Therefore, the aim of this study was to translate and construct a validated and adapted Turkish version of the MG-QOL15 [MG-QOL15(T)]. Materials and methods: After translation, back-translation, and comparison of the 2 English versions of the MG-QOL15, it was tested by 22 monolingual healthy individuals and then 23 patients with clinically stable MG. Afterwards, …


Self-Perception Of Quality Of Life In Patients Treated With Antipsychotics, Lorena Dima, Daniel Vasile, Liliana Rogozae, Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq, Shazia Anwer Bukhari, Marius Moga Jan 2015

Self-Perception Of Quality Of Life In Patients Treated With Antipsychotics, Lorena Dima, Daniel Vasile, Liliana Rogozae, Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq, Shazia Anwer Bukhari, Marius Moga

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Despite extensive research, normal functionality remains problematic in patients with schizophrenia. Issues such as quality of life, subjective well-being, or psychosocial performance are currently objectives of interest. There are limited data collected prospectively on patients' perception of quality of life as compared between treatment groups, especially in developing countries. The aim of the present study was to analyze the evolution of patients' reported quality of life in patients with schizophrenia or related disorders treated with antipsychotics, in naturalistic settings. Materials and methods: The study was designed as a 12-month prospective observational study of 131 subjects with schizophrenia or related …


Investigation Of The Effect Of Changes In Muscle Strength In Gestational Ageupon Fear Of Falling And Quality Of Life, Emrah Atay, Fatma Başalan İz Jan 2015

Investigation Of The Effect Of Changes In Muscle Strength In Gestational Ageupon Fear Of Falling And Quality Of Life, Emrah Atay, Fatma Başalan İz

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: The aim of this study is the investigation of the effect of changes in muscle strength in gestational age upon fear of falling and quality of life. Materials and methods: This longitudinal, descriptive study included a sample of 37 pregnant women who volunteered to participate. The research data were collected at 20 and 32 weeks of gestation. Data collection instruments included a newly developed questionnaire form, the Tinetti Falls Efficacy Scale, a visual analog scale, and the Turkish language version of the WHO Quality of Life Scale. Upper body flexibility was measured by the back scratch test, while muscle …


Comparison In Clinical Features And Life Impact Between Juvenile-Onset And Adult-Onset Ankylosing Spondylitis, Mingqiang Guan, Jian Wang, Zhigang Zhu, Jun Xiao, Liang Zhao, Zhihan Li, Zhanjun Shi Jan 2014

Comparison In Clinical Features And Life Impact Between Juvenile-Onset And Adult-Onset Ankylosing Spondylitis, Mingqiang Guan, Jian Wang, Zhigang Zhu, Jun Xiao, Liang Zhao, Zhihan Li, Zhanjun Shi

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

To compare the differences in clinical characteristics and disease impact on life between patients with juvenile-onset ankylosing spondylitis (JoAS) and patients with adult-onset AS (AoAS). Materials and methods: Demographic and clinical data were collected from 139 AS patients. Disease activity was defined with the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI). Functional status was assessed with the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI). Status of quality of life was evaluated with the Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life (ASQoL) questionnaire. Results: There were 50 patients with JoAS (36.0%) and 89 with AoAS (64.0%). The JoAS group showed more onset with peripheral …


Anxiety, Depression, Social Phobia, And Quality Of Life In Turkish Patients With Acne And Their Relationships With The Severity Of Acne, Ahmet Öztürk, Erdem Deveci̇, Erman Bağcioğlu, Fi̇gen Atalay, Zehra Serdar Jan 2013

Anxiety, Depression, Social Phobia, And Quality Of Life In Turkish Patients With Acne And Their Relationships With The Severity Of Acne, Ahmet Öztürk, Erdem Deveci̇, Erman Bağcioğlu, Fi̇gen Atalay, Zehra Serdar

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

To investigate the psychiatric characteristics of acne vulgaris and the effects of the disease on quality of life. Materials and methods: We included 70 acne patients and 50 healthy controls. The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale, Quality of Life Scale Short Form, and Acne Quality of Life Questionnaire were applied. Results: Anxiety and depression scores of the acne patients were significantly higher than those of the control group. In patients with acne, significantly higher levels of social anxiety were detected. Social anxiety levels of severe acne cases were …


The Effects Of Stress Urinary Incontinence On The Quality Of Life Of Turkish Women In The Reproductive Age Group, Elçi̇n Balci, Özlem Gürlevi̇k, İskender Gün, Osman Günay Jan 2012

The Effects Of Stress Urinary Incontinence On The Quality Of Life Of Turkish Women In The Reproductive Age Group, Elçi̇n Balci, Özlem Gürlevi̇k, İskender Gün, Osman Günay

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

This study was performed in order to evaluate the effect of urinary incontinence (UI) on the quality of life of women in the reproductive age group. Materials and methods: Included in the study were 150 women with UI [stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or mixed urinary incontinence (MUI)] and 150 healthy women, ranging in age between 15 and 49 years. Short Form 36 (SF-36) and the Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI-6) were filled in by the women in both groups and the Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (IIQ-7) was filled in only by the women in the UI group. Unpaired t-tests and the general …


The Impact Of Attention Training On Children With Low Vision: A Randomized Trial, Bi̇lge Başakci Çalik, Ali̇ Ki̇ti̇ş, Uğur Cavlak, Atti̇la Oğuzhanoğlu Jan 2012

The Impact Of Attention Training On Children With Low Vision: A Randomized Trial, Bi̇lge Başakci Çalik, Ali̇ Ki̇ti̇ş, Uğur Cavlak, Atti̇la Oğuzhanoğlu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

The purpose of this study was to show the effectiveness of a 6-week attention training program on the cognition, quality of life (QOL), and activities of daily living in children with low vision. Materials and methods: Included in this study were 20 children with low vision, aged 7-12 years. The children were divided into 2 groups. While the first group (n = 10) participated in a 6-week Pay Attention© training program 3 times a week for 30 min, the second group (n = 10) was the control. Before and after the program, all of the participants were evaluated using a …


Factors Affecting Quality Of Life In Patients With Coronary Heart Disease, Tahi̇r Durmaz, Özcan Özdemi̇r, Burcu Akyunak Özdemi̇r, Telat Keleş, Ni̇hal Akar Bayram, Engi̇n Bozkurt Jan 2009

Factors Affecting Quality Of Life In Patients With Coronary Heart Disease, Tahi̇r Durmaz, Özcan Özdemi̇r, Burcu Akyunak Özdemi̇r, Telat Keleş, Ni̇hal Akar Bayram, Engi̇n Bozkurt

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background: Cardiovascular diseases are currently the most common cause of death worldwide and associated with significant impairment of quality of life (QOL). In this study, we aimed to evaluate the QOL patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) in our country and the factors associated with QOL in these patients. Materials and Methods: The study population was composed of 85 patients diagnosed with stable CHD. The data were collected using Ferrans and Powers' Quality of Life Index Cardiac Version- IV and the query designed by the investigators. Results: Eighty-five patients (29 female, 56 male; ages between 38 and 72 years) were …