AHSU wins First Prize in Traditional Cubukcu Research Competition

Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences University Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department has been awarded the first prize in the Cubukcu Research Competition, held annually and established in 2005 with the support of the Cubukcu family in order to pass on Dist. Prof. Dr. Osman CevdetCubukcu’s cherished memory to future generations.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Hilal Yeşil whose research study, ‘Does the use of electrotherapies increase the effectiveness of neck stabilization exercises for improving pain, disability, mood, and quality of life in chronic neck pain? A randomized, controlled, single blind study’, has won her the first Prize in the Research Contest.

Additionally, Prof. Dr. Ümit Dündar (Head of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation) and some Faculty Members from Ege University has also involved in the research study.

“Neck pain is a significant health problem”

Assist. Prof. Dr. HilalYeşil said: “Neck pain is a significant health problem that ranks second in the chronic pain list today. About 70% of people experience neck pain at least once in their life. It is reported that neck pain becomes chronic and negatively affects the quality of life in up to 60% of patients. The chronicity of the pain increases both the cost of treatment and the loss of workforce. Therefore, neck pain treatment becomes important, especially in the period when it becomes chronic. In this study, we planned to compare the effectiveness of exercise and commonly used pain relief current treatments in patients with neck pain.”

“Exercise therapy for the treatment of neck pain is more effective”

Regarding the result of the study, “In the study, we found that both exercise therapy and pain relief current treatments were effective in reducing the pain levels of patients and increasing their quality of life in patients with neck pain. When we compared exercise therapy and pain relief current treatments, we found that exercise therapy were more effective”, she said.

The study was published in the American journal Spine in October 2018.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 2 February 2021