Volume 2 Issue 2

Volume 2 Issue 2

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Research Article

The Act of Grandparenting: Cross Cultural Comparisons between Zambia and The Netherlands

Francis Sichimba1*

This study, using a retrospective design, investigated grandparental involvement in child care comparing Zambia and the Netherlands. Four hypotheses were formulated using nationality, family size, social economic status, attachment security as independent variables. These hypotheses were tested on a sample of 411 undergraduate students from the University of Zambia and the University of Leiden, Netherlands. Results indicated that grandparental involvement in child care was prevalent in both Zambian and Dutch samples. As predicted Zambian grandparents provided more child care compared to their
Dutch counterparts.

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Research Article

Is there a Relationship between Poor Iron Status and The Severity of Depression? A Study carried out on Turkish Women Living in Germany

Vahdet Gul*1,Cihat Sen2, Abdülkadir Coban3

Background: It is widely accepted that many factors including medical comorbidity can influence the development of depression in women. There is no evidence, however, that specific medical diagnoses are independent markers for severity of depression.
Objective: This study aims to investigate the iron status of Turkish female patients with depression, to find out if the iron deficiency (ID) is a risk factor in depression. In addition, it also aims to investigate a possible relationship between reduced iron capacity and intensity of the disease.

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