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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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Cuneyt Kayaalp

 

Evaluation of quality of life with Alzheimer disease (p. 1468-73)

Evaluation of quality of life with Alzheimer disease (p. 1468-73)

Tamer Yazar1, Hulya Olgun Yazar2
1Ordu State Hospital, Clinic of Neurology, Ordu, Turkiye
2Ordu University Education and Research Hospital Department of Neurology, Ordu, Turkiye

Abstract

Aim: In our study, the aim was to assess quality of life and associated factors among patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) and to collect data about reducing the disease load.
Material and Methods: Our study was performed with 117 patients with possible AD diagnosis according to National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke-Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association (NINCDS-ADRDA) diagnostic criteria and 102 healthy individuals. The Whoqol-Brief (WB) was used to assess quality of life of individuals in the AD and control groups, while the Quality of Life-Alzheimer’s Disease (QOL-AD) scale was also administered to patients with AD.
Results: There were no significant differences between the AD and control groups in terms of sex and gender (p=0.952; 0.186). In the AD group, points obtained in all WB areas were found to be significantly low compared to the control group (p=0.000). With increasing disease stage, disease duration and patient age, the WB subareas and QOL-AD patient/family/weighted points were observed to display a statistically significant level of decrease (p=0.000). All WB areas and QOL-AD patient/family/weighted points for those who were illiterate, received care support and lived with children or relatives (apart from QOL-AD family) were found to be statistically significant low compared to those who were literate, had attended primary/middle and high school, lived on their own and did not receive care support (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Our data show that the quality of life of patients with AD is low. The fall in quality of life appears to be parallel to increasing disease stage, disease duration, patient age and low educational level, living outside their own home and care support needs.
Keywords: Alzheimer disease; quality of life; Whoqol-brief; quality of life-Alzheimer disease.

 

 

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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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