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Primary Health Care: Open Access

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Reproductive health and influencing factors of female student who staying a dormitory of credit and dormitories agency

Annual Congress & Medicare Expo on Primary Healthcare

April 25-27, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Gulnaz Karatay, Nazan Gurarslan Bas and Duygu Arikan

Tunceli University, Turkey
Ataturk University, Turkey

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Primary Health Care

Abstract :

Objective: To evaluate reproductive health and influencing factors of female student who staying a dormitory of credit and dormitories agency. Methods: This descriptive type of research was conducted in a dormitory with 465 female students between June 20 to 25, 2015 period. Research data were collected with face to face interview technique using genital health status of female students and ├?┬?├?┬▒nfluencing factor questionnaires. The obtained data were analyzed on SPSS database using number, percentages and Chisquare significance test. Results: The students whose average age is 1.74+21:42 stated that 60.6% of them take a bath once a week, 41.2% of them change their underwear twice a week, 18.7% of them don├?┬ó├?┬?├?┬?t take bath during menstruation and 47.5% of them use daily pad. It was seen that 72.7% of the students didn├?┬ó├?┬?├?┬?t wash their hands before entering to toilet and 38.5% of them didn├?┬ó├?┬?├?┬?t make their genital area cleaninig properly. In the last one year period when students stay at dormitory, students expressed that 69.7% of them experienced burning and pain while urinating, 72.9% of them experienced the problem of itchy vaginal discharge like white cheese cut, 20.9% of them stated expreincing the problem of foul-smelling discharge with green-yellow color; the majority of students who have vaginal discharge expressed that they didn├?┬ó├?┬?├?┬?t go to doctor. Conclusion: It was seen that the girls remaining in the dormitory had some problems related genital health and hygiene.

Biography :

Gülnaz Karatay is an associate professor in Public Health Nursing, in the Tunceli University Health High School in Turkey. I completed my master and doctorate program Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Science in Ankara, Turkey. My academic background and work experience as a Nurse-Researcher has enabled me to develop a range of skills. Accordingly I have been in Prato Hospital in Italy-Florence for 3 months and US-Wisconsin Madison University for 3 months. My research focuses on motivational interviewing for smoking cessation, improving congnitive function of the elderly, prevention of substance use in adolescent period and women health.