|Başlık:||Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi Vol:6 No:2 2008|
|Categories:||Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi|
|Number of pages:||41|
In this second electronic issue of the Journal you will find two research reports and two critical reviews. In each issue, we aim to cover various topics of public health from many risk groups. Two of the articles in the current issue deal with the health of women at different ages. The first article is from Gaza-Palestine, and discusses the weight reduction issue among female university students. The other article deals with women at the age of the menopause and their perceptions of the menopause. The article from Gaza shows that weight control is an important concern for female students in Al-Azhar University. Although weight reduction has been considered as one of the preventive measures related to many health problems, this study shows that most of the tudents practicing weight reduction were of normal weight and that they followed unhealthy methods of weight reduction. In the other study a total of 30 women, 539 not in the menopause, and 291 in the menopause were nvestigated. It was found that less than 20% of women categorized the enopause as a positive event; in addition, less than 20% of them had received nformation about the menopause from medical personnel. The authors conclude hat health care professionals should understand women’s attitudes regarding the menopause in order to give optimal information and help them to create positive attitudes and healthy perceptions of the menopause Yardim et al., in their critical review, analyze the existing registry notification forms used at health care facilities and evaluated the corresponding health indicators used by the WHO, OECD and EU. They emphasize the importance of a surveillance system in reducing national and international threats of disease and conclude that indicators which were defined by the international organizations would be best for regulatory purposes. The last article of this issue deals with the homosexual movement and esponsibilities of public health providers in Turkey. In their review, the authors aim to create national health care policies without discrimination regarding omosexuality. We hope you enjoy this issue of the Turkish Journal of Public Health and we would like to thank all the authors and reviewers who have contributed to this issue of the journal.
E-KÜTÜPHANE: Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi Vol:6 No:2 2008