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Effects of Kefir on Quality of Life and Sleep Disturbances in Postmenopausal Women

Özcan, Handan PhD; Oskay, Ümran PhD; Bodur, Ali Fuat PhD

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000310
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The aim of this study is to identify the effects of kefir, an alternative treatment method, on quality of life and sleep disturbances in postmenopausal women. In this study, it is seen that kefir has positive effects on sleep disturbances, depression, and quality of life in postmenopausal women.

Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey (Dr Özcan); Department of Women's Health and Diseases Nursing, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Istanbul Cerrahpaşa University, Istanbul, Turkey (Dr Oskay); and Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health, Gumushane University, Gumushane, Turkey (Dr Bodur).

Correspondence: Handan Özcan, PhD, Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Health Sciences, Mekteb-i Tıbbiye-i Şahane, Selimiye Mah Tıbbiye Cd No: 38, 34668 Üsküdar/Istanbul, Turkey (hndnozcn@hotmail.com).

This work was supported by Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit of Gumushane University (Project number 13.A0114.02.3).

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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