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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is It is published monthly.

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Constipation in nursing students and factors affecting (p. 1519-24)

Constipation in nursing students and factors affecting (p. 1519-24)

Sinan Aslan1, Dilek Yilmaz2, Eylem Cicek1
1Batman University, School of Health, Department of Nursing, Batman, Turkey
2Bursa Uludag University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, Bursa, Turkey


Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the constipation problems of nursing students and the variables that affect it.
Material and Methods: The research was conducted on the first, second, third and fourth year students of Batman University School of Nursing in 2018-2019 academic year. The sample of the study consisted of 218 nursing students who accepted to participate voluntarily. In the collection of data, a “Student Information Form” and the “Constipation Severity Scale” (CSS) were used.
Results: The average age of the students included in the study was 21.14±2.34 (17-39 years), 55.5% of the students were female, 33% were in their senior year, 55% were living at home with their parents, 85.6% did not smoke, 93.6% had no chronic disease and 76.6% performed regular exercise. It was found that 56.9% of the students ate three times a day and 38.5% twice a day; 67.9% of the students consumed pulpy or fibrous foods occasionally; the daily average of water consumed by the students was 7.69±4.16 cups and 3.83±2.44 cups of coffee were consumed. The mean total CSS score of the students was 27.83±7.85 and the mean scores of the sub-scales were calculated as “Intestinal Obstruction”12.53±3.48, “Lazy Bowels” 11.56±3.84 and “Pain” 2.29±2.62. It was determined that there were differences between the variables of gender, exercise status, consumption of pulpy or fibrous foods and the daily consumption of tea or coffee and the mean score of CSS.
Conclusion: It was observed that there were the incidence of constipation was not very high in nursing students and that this problem was experienced more by students who did not perform exercise, who consumed less pulpy or fibrous food, and who were female.
Keywords: Constipation; health status; nursing students.



doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.03.168


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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.



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