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Serap Ejder Apay

Country of origin: Republic of Türkiye Currently in: Republic of Türkiye, Erzurum General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2015 Doctorate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Tufekci GF, Özkan H, Apay Ejder S. Labour Pain and the Development of Mother-Infant Interaction in Turkish Mothers. Pak. J. Med. Sci. 2010; 26(3): 704-708.
2. Gürol A, Çapık C, Apay Ejder S, Köçkar Ç. Relationship Between Parental Smoking and Respiratory Illness in Infants. HealthMED. 2011; 5(2):366-371.
3. Apay Ejder S, Kanbur A, Özdemir F, Pasinlioglu T. Midwifery Education in Turkey. CollegiumAntropologicum. 2012; 36(4):1453-1456.
4. Apay Ejder S, Arslan S, Akpinar R, Celebioglu A. Effect of Aromatherapy Massage on Dysmenorrhea in Turkish Students. Pain Management Nursing. 2012; 13(4): 236-240.
5. Nazik E, Arslan S, Özdemir F, Apay Ejder S. Turkish Nursing Students’ Attitudes About Patients Living With HIV/AIDS. Sexuality and Disability 2012: 30(4):433-439.
6. Apay Ejder S, Nagórska M, Balcı Akpınar R, Çelik Sis A, Binkowska-Bury M. Comparison of Students’ Sexual Myths: Two-Country Case. Sexuality and Disability 2013: 31(3): 249-262.
7. Apay Ejder S, Özorhan EY, Arslan S, Özkan H, Koc E, Özbey I. The Sexual Beliefs of Turkish Men: Comparing the Beliefs of Men With and Without Erectile Dysfunction. Journal of Sex&Marital Therapy, 2015; (41)6:661-71.
8. Tekgündüz ŞK, Gürol A, Apay Ejder S, Caner I. Effect of Abdomen Massage for Prevention of Feeding Intolerance in Preterm Infants. Italian Journal of Pediatrics. 2014; 40:89. doi:10.1186/s13052-014-0089-z
9. Tekgündüz ŞK, Gürol A, Kurt N, Apay Ejder S. Effects of Phototherapy on Antioxidant Status of Preterm and Term Infants with Hyperbilirubinemia. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 27(1):e5013.
10. Alihocagil Emeç Z, Apay Ejder S, Özorhan EY. Determination and Comparison of Sexual Dysfunctions of Women With and Without Infertility Problems. Sexuality and Disability. 2017; 35(19):59-72.
11. Tekgündüz KŞ, Polat S, Gürol A, Apay Ejder S. Oral Glucose and Listening to Lullaby to Decrease Pain in Preterm Infants Supported with NCPAP: A Randomized Controlled Trial Pain Management Nursing. 2019; 20(1):54-61.
12. Karakoyunlu Ö, Ejder Apay S, Gürol A. The Effect of Pain, Stress, and Cortisol During Labor on Breastfeeding Success. Developmental Psychobiology.2019; 61(7):979-987.
13. Derya Aksoy Y, Sis Çelik A, Apay Ejder S. Turkish version of the childbirth perception scale: reliability and validity study. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 2020; 56(1):28-36.
14. Apay Ejder S, Gürol A, Gür EY, Church S. Midwifery students’ reactions to ethical dilemmas encountered in outpatient clinics. Nursing Ethics. 2020; 27(7):1542–1555.
15. Gür EY, Apay Ejder S. The Effect of Cognitive Behavioral Techniques Using Virtual Reality on Birth Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Midwifery. 2020; 91: 102856
16. Sis Celik A, Apay Ejder S. Effect of Progressive Relaxation Exercises on Primary Dysmenorrhea in Turkish Student: A Randomized Prospective Controlled Trial. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 2021; 42:101280 Q2
17. Öztürk Eyimaya A, Ozdemir F, Tezel A, Apay Ejder S. Determining the healthy lifestyle behaviors and e-health literacy levels in adolescents. Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP. 2021;55:e03742. Q4
18. Lewandowska A, Zych B, Papp K, Zrubcová D, Kadučáková H, Šupínová M, Apay Ejder S, Nagórska M. Problems, Stressors and Needs of Children and Adolescents with Cancer. Children 2021, 8, 1173-88. Q2
19. Özlü İ, Özlü ZK, Kilinç T, Yetiş Demir Z, Apay Ejder S. Sis Çelik A, Seçer İ. Was the Quality of Sexual Life Affected during the COVID-19 Pandemic? THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY 2022
20. Nausea and Vomiting After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Analysis of Predictive Factors. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing 2022
21. Psychometric Properties and Cultural Adaptatıon Of Polish version of Gynecological Cancers Awareness Scale 2022 Q4
22. Cil M, Gür EY, Apay Ejder S. The Caffeine Consumption Among Turkish Pregnant Women. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice. 2022
23. Tekgunduz S, Ozturk Altınayak S, Apay Ejder S Ozdemır F, Mohammad Alıpour M The Relationship of Females with Sexual Dysfunctions to Different Sex Positions.2022

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Research Innovation and Sustainable Pan-European Network in Peripartum Depression Disorder (COST- Project)
2016-2021 European Network for cost containment and improved quality of health care (COST- Project)
2015-2018 Building Intrapartum Research Through Health - an Interdisciplinary Whole System Approach to Understanding and Contextualising Physiological Labour And Birth (BIRTH) IS1405 TR (COST- Project)


Ataturk University

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