|Başlık:||Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi Vol:7 No:2 2009|
|Categories:||Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi|
|Number of pages:||46|
In this issue of the Journal, you will find three original articles, and two reviews.
The first article is about the knowledge that mothers with children aged 0-6 years have about body temperature, and about the mothers’ relevant behaviour. In this study Ozer et al., report that most of the mothers have no knowledge about the normal value of body temperature and have no thermometer available at their homes.
The second article is about the accuracy of the lung cancer registry in Izmir. In this study, Eser et al. suggested that KIDEM had lung cancer data with a high level accuracy.
The third article is a short report based on a qualitative study which aimed to understand the motivations of non-smokers for not starting to smoke or for not continuing to smoke after they had started. In their report Orten and Kaplan suggest that health related warning messages on cigarette packages should include problems faced more generally by addressing smokers’ daily lives, by considering their ages as well, and by including difficulties in breathing, running or doing sports activities.
One of the two reviews is on tobacco use and control in Turkey. In their review, Bilir et al. report that tobacco control activities in Turkey were fortunately promising at the moment.
The last article is a review on hantavirus infections. Kirecci and Ozer, provide comprehensive information about the basic characteristics of hantavirus infections and control strategies.
Dear authors and readers...
We announced some targets for our Journal in the previous issue: to publish the issues on time starting from the beginning of 2010; to reduce the time of the reviewing process, and thirdly, to join the scientific indexes in the near future. We believe that we have made an important progress especially for the first and the second targets. The number of submissions to the Journal is increasing, and time of the reviewing process is decreasing. We would like to thank all of you for your supports.
Now, it is time to join the scientific indexes. This was the third target mentioned in the previous issue. We hope that we will achieve this target in 2010.
We hope you enjoy this issue of the Turkish Journal of Public Health. We would like to thank all the authors and reviewers.
E-KÜTÜPHANE: Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi Vol:7 No:2 2009