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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.

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A scale development study:The readiness to smoking cessation scale (p.2391-5)

A scale development study:The readiness to smoking cessation scale (p.2391-5)

Mehmet Ali Kurcer1, Zeynep Erdogan2, Zeynep Ozkan1
1Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey
2Ahmet Erdogan Vocatıonal School of Health Services, Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.

Abstract

Aim: Today, smoking has become an epidemic that causes many health problems. One of the starting steps for individuals who want to quit smoking is the determination of the readiness level of the individual to quit. The aim of this study was to develop a measurement tool to determine the readiness levels of individuals who want to quit tobacco use.
Material and Methods: This is a methodological study. For the context validity of the Readiness to Smoking Cessation Scale, the 120 item draft scale was sent to 4 expert physicians for their views. The construct validity of the draft scale was tested using the SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) program running factor analysis tests (KMO, Bartlett test, Anti Image Correlation, Principal Components Analysis, Varimax Rotation)
Results: A draft scale consisting of 28 items was formed from the pool of 120 items. Before explanatory factor analysis, principal components analysis on the non rotated components and principal components rotated on the principal axis were performed. The KMO of 0.853 at this point showed the high validity of our scale. Since the value attained was over 0.70, the scale was considered reliable. The Cronbach Alpha value of the scale was found to be 0.874. 10 items with total test correlation values under 0.45 were excluded from the scale.
Conclusion: The RSC-Scale is a valid and reliable measurement tool with 18 items and 4 sub dimensions measuring the readiness of individuals to quit smoking. Through the RSC-S, the readiness levels of individuals who want to quit smoking can be determined, preventing loss of time and motivation as well as increasing costs.

Keywords: Readiness; scale; reliability; smoking cessation; validity; Turkey

 

 

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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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