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Scientific Researches in Health Sciences II

Edited By Fatma Eti Aslan, Gökay Kurtulan and Hayat Yalın

After the COVID pandemic in 2020, the importance of health services was once again understood by the whole world. Scientific research in the field of health services contributes greatly to the development of health services.

In this book, there are a total of 26 chapters in 4 different scientific fields: 6 in nutrition and dietetics, 11 in nursing, 6 in physiotherapy and rehabilitation and 3 in health management.

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İlkay Öztürk, Mirsad Alkan, and Hasan Kerem Alptekin


Evaluation of the Relationship Between Physical Activity and Fatigue with Presenteeism


Objective: This research aims that, evaluate the relationship between Sociodemographic characteristics, body mass index, physical activity, and fatigue with presenteeism.

Materials and Methods: In this study, 53 individuals selected as the sample from academic and administrative staff of Bahçeşehir university whose ages between 18 and 65 with their job description requires working at least 5 days a week and an average of 8 hours a day. Demographic data form (DDF), fatigue severity scale (FSS), international physical activity scale (IPAQ) and Stanford presenteeism scale (SPS) were used with quantitative research method. Statistical analysis was done with SPSS 25.0 package program.

Results: Thirty-five women and 18 men whose SPS score were 21.11±4.68, FSS score were 3.80±1.27, energy expenditure according to IPAQ were 1966.20±1767.78 (METs) and BMI were 24.79±4.96 kg/m2 participated in this study. There were negative significant weak correlation between SPS with FSS (p=0.03, p<0.05; r=-0.29; 0.20.05).

Conclusion: At the end of this study, it was seen that insufficient or irregular physical activities did not affect presenteeism. Researchers recommended that healthy living programs must be planned individually by...

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