Belgin Unal

Summary

Affiliation: Dokuz Eylul University
Country: Turkey

Publications

  1. pmc Modelling the decline in coronary heart disease deaths in England and Wales, 1981-2000: comparing contributions from primary prevention and secondary prevention
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    BMJ 331:614. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Explaining the decline in coronary heart disease mortality in Turkey between 1995 and 2008
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    BMC Public Health 13:1135. 2013
  3. doi request reprint High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a Western urban Turkish population: a community-based study
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 13:9-17. 2013
  4. pmc Comparing primary prevention with secondary prevention to explain decreasing coronary heart disease death rates in Ireland, 1985-2000
    Zubair Kabir
    Harvard School of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice, Boston, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:117. 2007
  5. pmc Life-years gained from modern cardiological treatments and population risk factor changes in England and Wales, 1981-2000
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Am J Public Health 95:103-8. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Small changes in United Kingdom cardiovascular risk factors could halve coronary heart disease mortality
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:733-40. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Balcova heart study: rationale and methodology of the Turkish cohort
    Gul Ergor
    Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylul University Medical School, Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    Int J Public Health 57:535-42. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint The association of job strain with coronary heart disease and metabolic syndrome in municipal workers in Turkey
    Yucel Demiral
    Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    J Occup Health 48:332-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Explaining the decline in coronary heart disease mortality in England and Wales between 1981 and 2000
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, England
    Circulation 109:1101-7. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Prevalence of low ankle brachial index and relationship with cardiovascular risk factors in a Western urban population in Turkey
    Kaan Sözmen
    1Narlidere Community Health Center, Ministry of Health of Turkey, Izmir, Turkey
    Angiology 65:43-50. 2014

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. pmc Modelling the decline in coronary heart disease deaths in England and Wales, 1981-2000: comparing contributions from primary prevention and secondary prevention
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    BMJ 331:614. 2005
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  2. doi request reprint Explaining the decline in coronary heart disease mortality in Turkey between 1995 and 2008
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    BMC Public Health 13:1135. 2013
    ..Our study aimed to determine how much of the CHD mortality decrease in Turkey between 1995 and 2008 could be attributed to temporal trends in major risk factors and how much to advances in medical and surgical treatments...
  3. doi request reprint High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a Western urban Turkish population: a community-based study
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 13:9-17. 2013
    ..This paper presents results of the baseline survey that aimed to define CVD risk factors and risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) in the Balçova population...
  4. pmc Comparing primary prevention with secondary prevention to explain decreasing coronary heart disease death rates in Ireland, 1985-2000
    Zubair Kabir
    Harvard School of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice, Boston, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:117. 2007
    ..To investigate whether primary prevention might be more favourable than secondary prevention (risk factor reduction in patients with coronary heart disease(CHD))...
  5. pmc Life-years gained from modern cardiological treatments and population risk factor changes in England and Wales, 1981-2000
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Am J Public Health 95:103-8. 2005
    ..We estimated life-years gained from cardiological treatments and cardiovascular risk factor changes in England and Wales between 1981 and 2000...
  6. ncbi request reprint Small changes in United Kingdom cardiovascular risk factors could halve coronary heart disease mortality
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:733-40. 2005
    ..The U.K. government recently called for a 40% reduction in cardiovascular disease mortality by 2010. We examined the potential for cardiovascular risk factor changes to achieve that target...
  7. doi request reprint Balcova heart study: rationale and methodology of the Turkish cohort
    Gul Ergor
    Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylul University Medical School, Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    Int J Public Health 57:535-42. 2012
    ..Turkey is facing increasing rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study is designed to meet the growing need to obtain information about the recent status and trends of CVD risk factors and their impact on mortality...
  8. ncbi request reprint The association of job strain with coronary heart disease and metabolic syndrome in municipal workers in Turkey
    Yucel Demiral
    Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    J Occup Health 48:332-8. 2006
    ..Job strain may possibly be perceived differently in different cultures and occupations. Future studies may benefit from using a combination of different stress models and more diverse study populations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Explaining the decline in coronary heart disease mortality in England and Wales between 1981 and 2000
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, England
    Circulation 109:1101-7. 2004
    ..Our study aimed to examine how much of the decrease in England and Wales between 1981 and 2000 could be attributed to medical and surgical treatments and how much to changes in cardiovascular risk factors...
  10. doi request reprint Prevalence of low ankle brachial index and relationship with cardiovascular risk factors in a Western urban population in Turkey
    Kaan Sözmen
    1Narlidere Community Health Center, Ministry of Health of Turkey, Izmir, Turkey
    Angiology 65:43-50. 2014
    ..5% of low or intermediate risk patients were reclassified as high risk. Screening individuals who have one of these risk factors with ABI can help reclassifying individuals toward the high-risk category. ..
  11. ncbi request reprint [Do general practitioners diagnose and treat patients with alcohol use problems?]
    Yildiz Akvardar
    Turk Psikiyatri Derg 21:5-13. 2010
    ..To determine the primary health care working general practitioners' knowledge, attitude and behavior towards alcohol use disorders...
  12. ncbi request reprint An important public health problem: rabies suspected bites and post-exposure prophylaxis in a health district in Turkey
    Bulent Kilic
    Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylul University, School of Medicine, 35340 Inciralti Izmir, Turkey
    Int J Infect Dis 10:248-54. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to describe rabies suspected animal bites and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) practices in Narlidere District in Turkey between 1999 and 2001...
  13. pmc Decreasing trends in cardiovascular mortality in Turkey between 1988 and 2008
    Gonul Dinc
    Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa 45030, Turkey
    BMC Public Health 13:896. 2013
    ..Turkey is about to complete its demographic transition, which may also influence mortality trends. This study evaluated trends in coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke mortality between 1988 and 2008...
  14. pmc Decomposing socioeconomic inequalities in self assessed health in Turkey
    Kaan Sözmen
    Narlidere Community Health Center, Ministry of Health of Turkey, Izmir, Narlidere, Turkey
    Int J Equity Health 11:73. 2012
    ..This study aimed to measure socioeconomic inequalities in Self Assessed Health (SAH) and evaluate the determinants of such inequalities in terms of their contributions amongst the Turkish population...
  15. ncbi request reprint Is smokeless tobacco a risk factor for coronary heart disease? A systematic review of epidemiological studies
    Julia A Critchley
    International Health Research Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 11:101-12. 2004
    ..A systematic review was therefore carried out to highlight the gaps in the evidence base...
  16. pmc Coronary heart disease policy models: a systematic review
    Belgin Unal
    Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    BMC Public Health 6:213. 2006
    ..A variety of models have therefore been developed to try and explain past trends and predict future possibilities. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the strengths and limitations of existing CHD policy models...
  17. pmc Normative data and discriminative properties of short form 36 (SF-36) in Turkish urban population
    Yucel Demiral
    Department of Public Health, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    BMC Public Health 6:247. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to obtain population norms of the short form 36 (SF-36) health survey and the association of SF-36 domains with demographic and socioeconomic variables in an urban population in Turkey...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Blood pressure control rate in hypertensive patients and its determining factors in two urban regions of Izmir]
    Belgin Unal
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 5:248-9; author reply 249-50. 2005
  19. ncbi request reprint Life-years-gained from population risk factor changes and modern cardiology treatments in Ireland
    Zubair Kabir
    Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Trinity College and St James s Hospital Dublin, Ireland
    Eur J Public Health 17:193-8. 2007
    ..This study estimated the life-years-gained by CHD treatments and by changes in cardiovascular risk factor levels...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Relationship of socioeconomic status and coronary artery disease]
    Belgin Unal
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 4:306-8. 2004
  21. ncbi request reprint Mortality reductions in patients receiving exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation: how much can be attributed to cardiovascular risk factor improvements?
    Rod S Taylor
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:369-74. 2006
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  22. pmc Explaining the recent decrease in coronary heart disease mortality rates in Ireland, 1985-2000
    Kathleen Bennett
    Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:322-7. 2006
    ..To examine the proportion of the recent decline in coronary heart disease (CHD) deaths in Ireland attributable to (a) "evidence based" medical and surgical treatments, and (b) changes in major cardiovascular risk factors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing emergency department arrival time and in-hospital management of patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Cuneyt Ayrik
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
    Adv Ther 23:244-55. 2006
    ..To reduce such delays, training programs may be advised to focus on these groups of patients. Arrival times to the hospital during AMI can be greatly improved by efficient public education programs targeted to these groups...