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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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Health literacy and Helicobacter Pylori in patients who underwent endoscopic examination for dyspepsia (p. 151-8)

Health literacy and Helicobacter Pylori in patients who underwent endoscopic examination for dyspepsia (p. 151-8)

Umut Eren Erdogdu1 ,Taskin Erkinuresin2, Haci Murat Cayci3, Mustafa Akar4, Hakan Demirci5, Ufuk Arslan3, Ali Tardu3
1Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Bursa, Turkey
2Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, Bursa, Turkey
3Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Bursa, Turkey
4Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology, Bursa, Turkey
5Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.

Abstract

Aim: The main factors most frequently associated with Helicobacter pylori (HP) in studies include patient age, poor socio-economic status, and antibiotic use. Limited/inadequate Health Literacy (HL) is also associated with poor health conditions. A possible relationship between HP and HL has not been shown in the literature yet. This study aimed to explore the relationship between HL and HP infection both of which have comparable patient profile.
Material and Methods: The study evaluated the data regarding 188 patients who underwent gastroscopy due to the complaint of dyspepsia in cross-sectional analytic design. Health Literacy was evaluated using European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q47) scale. The presence of HP was confirmed by histopathological examination.
Results: Median age was smaller in the HP-positive group (p=0.001). In Helicobacter pylori-positive patients, mean scores were only high for household and taking part in community activities questions in the HLS-EU-Q47 scale. While 47.20% of the patients in the HP (+) group were smokers, 31.30% of the patients in the HP (-) group were smokers, with a difference between HP groups in terms of smoking status (p=0.026).
Conclusion: There was no relationship between HP and HL in this sample. HL probably does not play a role in HP positivity but its prognostic role can be discussed further in prospective studies.

Keywords: Health literacy; antibiotics; smoking; health promotion; disease prevention; helicobacter pylori

 

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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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