Turkey Health Literacy Journal http://saglikokuryazarligidergisi.com/index.php/soyd <p><strong>Turkey Health Literacy Journal</strong> aims to bring together the parties working on the fields of health protection/development and healthy life on a joint platform. Health literacy means individuals achieving the necessary knowledge, skill and self-confidence level for changing their lifestyle and conditions towards improving self health and social health. It is also closely linked to understanding challenging health conditions and issues. Due to the healthcare services perceived sometimes as complex and confusing, many people have a hard time getting information about health and healthcare options.</p> <p><strong>Turkey Health Literacy Journal</strong> is an academic journal including the scientific studies, researches and analyses conducted towards the purpose of protecting and developing the health of individuals and improving the quality of life.</p> <p><strong>Turkey Health Literacy Journal</strong> is a scientific periodical publication that handles the topics of "Health Literacy" with an interdisciplinary approach in Turkey. Scientific projections of future point out to the need for strengthening the cooperation platforms on the field of health literacy. It is a platform appropriate for knowledge exchange at international level in the field of health literacy.</p> en-US secilozkan70@gmail.com (Prof. Dr. Seçil Özkan) editor@albantanitim.com.tr (Mutlu Alban) Tue, 05 Apr 2022 11:01:51 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Violence in health: Causes, effects, and solutions from the perspective of students of a medical school http://saglikokuryazarligidergisi.com/index.php/soyd/article/view/57 <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> In this study, it is aimed to evaluate the opinion of medical school students towards violence and their views on the cause of violence and solution suggestions.</p> <p><strong>Method:</strong> The universe of the study consists of students studying at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in the 2021-2022 academic<br />year. The data collection form was prepared via Google Forms. The form consists of questions based on personal opinions and experiences and Beck’s Hopelessness Scale. The data collected through the form were transferred to the SPSS program and analyzed. In the analysis process, Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney U, Spearman correlation tests were used.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> 421 students were included in the study, of which 48% were preclinical and 52% were clinical. Of the 421 students who participated, 25.2% stated that they had not been exposed to violence but witnessed it, and 5.9% stated that they were exposed to violence. The participants mostly marked the option “Inadequate sanctions against perpetrators” (88.1%) as the reason for violence in health. The solution suggestion most marked by the participants was “Punishing violence with an appropriate punishment” (93.3%).</p> <p><strong>Conclusıon:</strong> Violence in health causes hopelessness in medical school students for the future. The issue of violence in health is seriously<br />affected by the media, and according to the opinions of medical school students, fundamental changes should be made and sanctions should be applied to prevent this violence by addressing its causes in different fields, including health literacy.</p> Gizem Tanalı, Ummahan Peker, Çağatay Çopur, Barış Can Şahin, Berivan Önel, Büşra Dalgıç, Rabia Yemez, Fevzi Sünbül, Beyza Nur Başaran, Nilgün Gamze Gündüz, Ezgi Naz Karaosman, Rukiye Erkaya, Buğra Sivrikaya, Tülin Çoban, Anıl Başpınar, Kaan Aksu, Mahmut Sadi Yardım, Hilal Özcebe Copyright (c) 2022 Turkey Health Literacy Journal http://saglikokuryazarligidergisi.com/index.php/soyd/article/view/57 Tue, 05 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Smoking Frequency and Related Factors in A Military Factory in Ankara http://saglikokuryazarligidergisi.com/index.php/soyd/article/view/56 <p>In this study, it was aimed to determine the relationship between the smoking frequency of the employees in a military factory and the<br />educational status of the people, their smoking and the age of starting smoking, and a questionnaire technique, which is one of the quantitative research methods, was applied to a total of 260 employees working in the factory. In the research, it was determined that 153 people (61.3%) working in the factory smoked. There is a statistically significant relationship between smoking and working time in the factory. According to this; The rate of smokers who work in the factory for more than 60 months is significantly higher than those who do not. There is a statistically significant relationship between smoking and educational status. Accordingly, it was found to be significantly higher in those with secondary education, associate degree/undergraduate degree, those with a family history of smoking, and those working alone. Employees strongly (50%) support anti-smoking laws and sanctions, and 42.4% think that the scope of the smoking<br />cessation ban could be improved. The reasons for starting smoking were stated as 20% stress, 54.5% wannabe, 25.5% curiosity. Of the current smokers, 93 (60%) tried to quit smoking in the last year, while 62 (40%) did not try. It was revealed that 13 (27.7%) of the smokers and respondents who responded to the questionnaire were addicted to smoking, 22 (46.8%) continued due to habit, and 12 (25.5) due to stress. . Since the effect of being in the same environment and seniority in the profession is at the forefront in starting smoking and maintaining this behavior, smoking cessation campaigns should be planned for working groups rather than individuals. In addition, it was important to provide support to those who want to quit smoking by the occupational health and safety experts within the factory.</p> Eren Ekrem Aksu, Asiye Uğraş Dikmen Copyright (c) 2022 Turkey Health Literacy Journal http://saglikokuryazarligidergisi.com/index.php/soyd/article/view/56 Tue, 05 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000 An Assessment of Third Grade Medical Students’ Level of Knowledge and Attitudes About Family Planning http://saglikokuryazarligidergisi.com/index.php/soyd/article/view/60 <p><strong>Objective:</strong> The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge and attitudes of third year medical school students in Turkey about family planning.</p> <p><strong>Method:</strong> 51 students out of 159 students who are in the third year of a medical school in Turkey voluntarily participated in our study. Data were collected from the participants through an online questionnaire consisting of 20 questions to evaluate their sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge and attitudes about family planning.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The ages of 51 students participating in the study were between 19 and 25, with an average age of 21.14 and a median of 21.<br />Of the participants, 28 (54.9%) were female students and 23 (45.1%) were male students. While 45 (88.2%) students got the definition<br />of family planning correct by ticking the option “Families have as many children as they want and can take care of”, 6 (11.7%) students<br />ticked the other propositions. The most well-known modern methods were oral contraceptives with 37 (72.5%), intrauterine devices<br />with 33 (64.7%) and condom with 29 (56.9%). The most well-known traditional methods were coitus interruptus with 34 (66.7%), vaginal<br />douching with 28 (54.9%) people.</p> <p><strong>Discussion and Conclusion:</strong> This study reveals that although the 3rd year medical faculty students have not yet received training on family planning methods, their level of knowledge is not insufficient, but there is a need for training on this subject.</p> Eda Fulden Tutar Çölgeçen, Kadir Çölgeçen Copyright (c) 2022 Turkey Health Literacy Journal http://saglikokuryazarligidergisi.com/index.php/soyd/article/view/60 Tue, 05 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Evaluation of Family Planning Attitudes of Medical Faculty Senior Students http://saglikokuryazarligidergisi.com/index.php/soyd/article/view/58 <p><strong>Objective:</strong> In this study, it is aimed to determine the knowledge and attitudes of the senior medical faculty students about family planning<br />and to obtain information about the factors that may be effective in this regard.</p> <p><strong>Method:</strong> This descriptive study was conducted on 60 Gazi University Faculty of Medicine senior students who agreed to participate in<br />the study between November 26 and December 26, 2021.</p> <p><strong> Results:</strong> 60% of the participants in the research are women and almost all of them (96,7%) are single. It is equivalent to the household income expenditure of half of the participants. The median family planning attitude scores of the intern doctors participating in the study was 151 (96-198). The median of the attitude score towards society was 67 (43-74), the median of the attitude score towards the methods<br />was 49,5 (28-55), and the median of the attitude score towards pregnancy was 36 (22-40).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> In the study, it was aimed to determine the family planning attitudes of the medical faculty students, and the family planning<br />attitudes of the students participating in this study were evaluated as sufficient-developable. Gender was found to be a factor affecting<br />family planning attitude. Marital status, number of siblings, education levels of parents, household income were found to be ineffective in<br />family planning attitudes of medical school students.</p> Mücahit Yıldız, Mert Babacanoğlu Copyright (c) 2022 Turkey Health Literacy Journal http://saglikokuryazarligidergisi.com/index.php/soyd/article/view/58 Tue, 05 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Determination of Knowledge Level of Working Women in the 15-49 Age Group on Family Planning and Related Factors http://saglikokuryazarligidergisi.com/index.php/soyd/article/view/59 <p>One of the most important parameters of reproductive health is family planning. The effect of knowledge level is important in the effective use of family planning. Conducting research with different groups on this subject, identifying risk factors that will have negative effects on maternal and child health will contribute to future evaluations. In this study, it has been tried to contribute to the scientific literature by researching the knowledge level of working women, especially about family planning, and to create a new source for family planning regulations by developing new hypotheses on this subject. For this reason, it is aimed to determine the level of knowledge and related factors of working women in the 15-49 age group about family planning.</p> Aylin Soyagir Copyright (c) 2022 Turkey Health Literacy Journal http://saglikokuryazarligidergisi.com/index.php/soyd/article/view/59 Tue, 05 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000