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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 published monthly.



Psychosocial status and sleep quality of the patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (p.58-62)

Psychosocial status and sleep quality of the patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (p.58-62)

Halil Onder1, Ozge Ozyurek2
1Yozgat City Hospital, Department of Neurology, Yozgat, Turkey
2Yozgat City Hospital, Department of Psychology, Yozgat, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: To investigate the level of depression and anxiety measures, sleep quality indexes and to measure the quality of life in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH).
Material and Methods: Using a case-control cross-sectional design, 17 patients with IIH were compared with 16 healthy controls of similar age and gender. Patients were assessed for aggression, depression, and anxiety using the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI). The quality of life levels was assessed by the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). The sleep quality of the individuals was evaluated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), STOP questionnaire, Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS).
Results: The scores of BDI and the BAI were higher in the patient group, however, there were no significant differences (p=0.36, p=0.14, respectively). The results of the questionnaires related to sleep quality including PSQI, STOP questionnaire and ESS were worse in the patient group; however, no statistical differences were found (p=0.65, p=0.14, p=0.33, respectively). All of the eight domains of the SF-36 were also compared between the groups which revealed that the scores of all of the subitems were lower in the patient group. However, the statistical difference was only found in the subitem of ‘energy/fatigue’ (p = 0.02).
Conclusion: Our study results provide encouraging conclusions remarking the worse psychosocial status in patients with IIH. The relevance and clinical impact of psychological status and quality of life in patients with IIH need to be investigated in future large-scale studies. Besides, the low energy/fatigue measures in IIH patients and its temporal course after the initiation of IIH treatment may constitute crucial topics to be investigated in these studies.

Keywords: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension; psychological status; quality of life; sleep quality; energy and fatigue



doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.12.813


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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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