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  • Investigation of Individualized Care Perceptions of Patients and The
           Influencing Factors

    • Authors: Cansev BAL; Rengin ACAROĞLU
      Abstract: Aim: This is a descriptive, comparative and correlational study, designed to investigate the individualized care perceptions of the patients and the influencing factors. Method: The research population is formed by the patients who were hospitalized in the neurosurgical clinic of a university hospital and discharged home and the sample group is comprised of 150 patients who agreed to participate in the study. Research data were collected by using "Patient Information Form", "Life Satisfaction Perception", "Care Satisfaction Perception", "Life Orientation Test" and "Individualized Care Scale- B, Patient Version (ICS-B). Data were evaluated on the computer by using SPSS 22.0 package program. Results: Average of total score of patients' ICS-B was 4.02±0.64, average scores for subscales were 4.16±0.70 for Decisional Control; 4.10±0.80 for Clinical Situation and 3.87±0.72 for Personal Life Situation. The average of total score of ICS-B for female patients and the patients admitted by planned hospitalization were found to be statistically significantly higher (p
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  • Relation Between Coronavirus Anxiety and Death Anxiety of Nurses and
           Physicians Working in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit

    • Authors: Birgül CERİT; Kübra ODABAŞ
      Abstract: Aim: The study was carried out to examine the relationship between coronavirus anxiety and death anxiety of nurses and physicians working in the COVID-19 intensive care unit.Method: The study group of this descriptive, cross-sectional and correlational study consisted of a total of 156 physicians and nurses working in the COVID-19 intensive care unit. Personal Information Form, Short Form of Coronavirus Anxiety Scale and Death Anxiety Scale were used to collect data. Descriptive statistics, independent sample t-test and Pearson correlation analysis were used in the analysis of the data.Results: The coronavirus anxiety level of the physicians was determined as 13.59±4.58 and the nurses as 8.64±5.32, and the difference between the mean scores was found to be statistically significant (p0.05). No statistically significant correlation was found between the coronavirus anxiety level of nurses and physicians and death anxiety (p>0.05).Conclusions and Suggestions: The results of the study showed that the coronavirus anxiety level of the physicians was higher than the nurses, the death anxiety level of the nurses was higher than the physicians, and there was no significant relationship between the coronavirus anxiety of the nurses and physicians and the death anxiety. Based on these results; In the appropriate management of crisis processes such as pandemics, it may be recommended to strengthen the coping skills of nurses and physicians and to support practices aimed at reducing coronavirus anxiety and death anxiety.
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  • Nursing Care for Elderly Individuals in Home Accidents and Falls

    • Authors: Mehmet KORKMAZ; Derya KORKMAZ
      Abstract: Elderly individuals experience many physiological, social and psychological changes in their lives due to their chronological period. Changes in the elderly lead to home accidents and falls in the elderly. The incidence of home accidents and falls is quite high in the elderly. Home accidents and falls are caused by the situation of being old, as well as from the elderly and home environment of the elderly. For this reason, people who care for elderly people should evaluate the home and environment of the elderly with a risk approach, take necessary actions to prevent home accidents and falls, and inform family members of the elderly and elderly individuals about home accidents and falls.
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    • Authors: Gönül GÖKÇAY; Ayşe ÇEVİRME
      Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the health and environmental literacy levels and related factors of immigrant and non-immigrant university students. Method: The research was carried out in descriptive and relationship-seeking type. The study sample constitute 860 students studying at a state university in the East of Turkey. The data were collected with the Socio-demographic Information Form, Turkey Health Literacy Scale (THLS-32) and Environmental Literacy Scale. Evaluation of the data; It was performed by using SPSS package program with number, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t test, f test and correlation analysis. Statistical significance was accepted as p
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  • The Effect of an Application Based on Training and Progressive Muscle
           Relaxation Exercises on The Quality of Life, Perceived Stress and Ways of
           Coping of Caregivers of Mentally Disabled Individuals: A Randomized
           Controlled Study Protocol

    • Authors: Gönül GÖKÇAY; Ayşe ÇEVİRME
      Abstract: Aim: It is a dynamic, multidimensional and diverse public health problem. It may arise as a temporary/permanent problem caused by a congenital or acute illness and injury, and may make individuals have to look after their disabled relatives. Caregivers carry a high risk of experiencing physical and psychological health problems. Indeed, caregivers reported higher care burden, stress, and lower quality of life than healthy child care providers. Practices that improve caregivers' knowledge of effective and safe caregiving strategies can reduce/prevent stress-related problems and improve their quality of life. Roy's Adaptation Model is one of the most widely used nursing models to increase quality of life, reduce stress and cope with various problems. The research was planned to determine the effect of an application based on education and progressive relaxation exercises on the quality of life, perceived stress and coping ways of caregivers of individuals with intellectual disabilities.Method: In the research; randomized controlled, 3 experiments, 1 control group, pretest-posttest experimental design will be used. The research sample will consist of 4 out of 10 rehabilitation centers selected using the cluster randomization method and the caregivers of the rehabilitated individuals with mental disabilities (39 individuals in each group). In the study, 4 weeks of model-based face-to-face training and relaxation exercises and 4 weeks of exercise counseling will be applied to the 1st Experimental Group. The 2nd Experimental Group will be accessed for 8 weeks by designing a mobile application that includes model-based training and relaxation exercises. 3. The Experimental Group will be provided with 4 weeks of face-to-face training and 4 weeks of mobile application access. No interference will be made to the Control Group. Data will be obtained by using Personal Information Form, Adult Caregiver Quality of Life Questionnaire, Perceived Stress Scale, Ways of Coping with Stress Questionnaire. The data will be evaluated with the SPSS 22 package program and statistical significance will be accepted as p
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  • Determination of Nursing Students' Compliance with Isolation
           Precautions, Attitudes and Behaviors

    • Authors: Serap ÜNSAR; İrem YILDIZ ÇİLENGİROĞLU, Gülcan MEŞHUR, Esra DUMAN, Nilay ÖZLEMİŞ
      Abstract: Aim: This study was planned to determine the compliance of student nurses with isolation precautions and the factors affecting them.Methods: The study was conducted with 328 students. Data were collected with Scale Compliance with Isolation Precautions. p
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    • Authors: Ayris GÖKÇEOĞLU; Gül Fatma YARIM
      Abstract: Astaxanthin is an antioxidant carotenoid abundant in the shells of crustaceans, salmon, trout, and other marine organisms. In both in vivo and in vitro experiments, astaxanthin has been proven to have a considerable impact on the neurological system. Astaxanthin exhibits these effects by modulating inflammation, suppressing oxidative stress, showing antioxidant effects, and suppressing neuronal apoptosis. In addition to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptotic properties, astaxanthin has the potential to be used in the prophylaxis and treatment of neurological disorders due to its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. Astaxanthin's commercial availability, lack of side effects, protective and therapeutic properties on the nervous system suggest that it may be a promising option in the future. In this review, information about the role of astaxanthin in the nervous system and its effects on neurological disorders are summarized.
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  • Evaluation of Covid-19 Pandemic in OECD Countries by Multi-Criteria
           Decision Making Methods

    • Authors: Gizem Zevde AYDIN
      Abstract: Aim: The study aims to present a quantitative evaluation of the performance of OECD countries in the Covid-19 pandemic in the light of determined parameters. Method: For this purpose, ENTROPY, ARAS, and TOPSIS, among the multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) tools, were used. OECD countries constitute the universe of the study. In the Netherlands, since the numbers of physicians and nurses could not be reached, on the other hand Costa Rica, was excluded from the evaluation as it became a member of the OECD on May 25, 2021. The study was carried out in 36 countries. 8 evaluation criteria were determined to consist of data on the Covid-19 pandemic and the health indicators of the countries. Values related to the criteria were obtained on 02.04.2021 from the internet sites. In the analysis of the data, Excel Program was used.Results: As a result of determining criterion importance weights with the ENTROPY method, it was found that at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccination rate (%), Covid-19 deaths per 1 million population, current health expenditure per capita ($), Covid-19 cases per 1 million population and the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people were in the top five. According to the ARAS method, the USA, the United Kingdom, and Israel are at the top. On the other hand, according to the TOPSIS method, Israel, Norway, and United Kingdom are at the top. Conclusion and Suggestions: The covid-19 pandemic was damaging; it was instructive for health systems and societies and revealed the necessity of improving new strategies in insufficient areas. Countries after the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be suggested that they focus on making improvements in their health systems, rebuilding their deteriorated economies, and preparing for possible future epidemics, crises, and events that may cause universal change.
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  • Determination of Breast Self-Examination Behaviors and Beliefs in Nursing
           Students During the Pandemic Process

    • Authors: Özlem DOĞAN YÜKSEKOL; Feyza NAZİK, Ayşe Nur YILMAZ, Özkan ERBEK, Şerna TANRIKULU
      Abstract: Aim:This research was carried out to determine nursing students' self-breast examination (BSE) behaviors, health beliefs and factors that may affect them during the pandemic process.Method:The sample of this cross-sectional and descriptive study consisted of 168 students studying in the nursing department of a public university in Eastern Turkey. The data were collected online with the "Personal Information Form" and the "Health Belief Model Scale in Breast Cancer Screening". The scale has six sub-dimensions: sensitivity, caring-seriousness, health motivation, BSE benefits, BSE barriers, and self-efficacy. Descriptive statistics, independent samples t test, one-way anova, mann-whitney U test, kruskall-wallis test and mc nemar test were used in the analysis of the data.Results:The average age of the students is 20.8±1.3. 34% of students are in the second year. The incidence of breast cancer in the family of students is 6%. 75% of the students stated that they heard BSE. The rate of students getting information about BSE is 70.2%. BSE application status was 37.5% before the pandemic and 14.9% after the pandemic(p
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  • Determining The Healthy Lifestyle Beliefs of Adolescents in The Covid-19

    • Authors: Zeynep ÖZENDİ; Esra TURAL BÜYÜK
      Abstract: Aim: This research; This study was executed to determine the healthy li festyle beliefs of adolescents during the Covid-19 period.Method: The study is a descriptive study and cross-sectional was realized between 01 September 2021 and 01 October 2021. The sample of the study consisted of 329 adolescents aged 14-18 who agreed to participate in the survey. The research was carried out using an online data collection tool. The "Information Form", which includes the introductory characteristics of adolescents, and the "Healthy Lifestyle Belief Scale for Adolescents" were used to collect the data. Number, mean, percentile distributions, t-test and Anova test were used to evaluate the data in SPSS 21 statistical program. Results: The mean age of 329 adolescents participating in the study was 15.13± 1.27 years, and 63.5% were girls and 36.4% were boys. The mean score of the Healthy Lifestyle Belief Scale for Adolescents was 61.79 ±11.42. The mean score of the sub-dimensions of the scale; The mean of the health belief sub-dimension was 26.80± 5.91, the mean of the physical activity sub-dimension was 20.47± 4.03 and the mean of the nutrition sub-dimension was 14.52± 3.60. In the study, it was seen that the economic levels and healthy eating characteristics of the adolescents affected their healthy lifestyle belief levels (p
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    • Authors: Seçil HÜR; Ayça ŞOLT, Gökhan KIRCA
      Abstract: Aim: The research was carried out to evaluate the confidence levels of women who exercise compared to women who do not exercise.Method: This descriptive, cross-sectional and online study was conducted with 311 women aged 18 years and older who met the study criteria through the social media groups between April 30 and August 30, 2021. The data were gathered online using an introductory information form created by the researchers which included questions about women’s sociodemographic characteristics, health status, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and exercise status. In addition, Female Self-Confidence Scale and Google Survey Form were also used to collect data. In the evaluation of the data, number percentage distribution, chi-sguare analysis, Mann Whitney U test, and Kruskall Wallis test were used.Results: 45% of the women who took part in the study constituted the group of the women who exercised, and 55% of the women participating in the study constituted the group of the women who did not exercise. It was determined that the mean age of the women who exercised was 31.75±9.70,and that of the women who did not exercise was 28.75±9.33.It has also been determined that the women who exercised had a higher working rate than those who did not exercise, perceived their economic situation better, had higher alchol consumption rates ,perceived their health status better, and had more time for themselves and the appearence , social relations, and inner self-confidence sub-dimensions of FSCS and the total scale score average were higher and there was a statiscally significant difference (p
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  • Vegetable Growers' Views on Pesticide Use in Greenhouse Agriculture
           and Evaluation of Health Literacy Status

    • Authors: Ruken BARUT TUSUN; Oya Nuran EMİROĞLU
      Abstract: Aim: The study's goal was to evaluate the association between vegetable growers' opinions on pesticide use in greenhouse farming and their level of health literacy.Method: The universe of this descriptive-cross-sectional research consists of greenhouses of 10 hectares and above located in Adana Province Seyhan District. Sample selection was not made and it was aimed to reach the population. The research was completed with 335 greenhouse workers who accepted the research. Power analysis was performed to evaluate the sample size and the power of the study with the G*Power 3.0.10 program was found to be 99.5%. Introductory information form for individuals and “Adult Health Literacy Scale (YSOÖ)” were used to collect data. In analysis; “Mann-Whitney U” test (Z-table value), “Kruskal-Wallis H” test (χ2-table value) method was used. Bonferroni correction was applied for pairwise comparisons of variables with significant difference in three or more groups. The “Spearman” correlation coefficient was used for the variables that did not have a normal distribution.Results: 57.3% of the greenhouse workers participating in the research are women, 37.9% are between the ages of 18-27, 40.0% have primary school education, 65.6% have an average daily working time of 9-12 hours, It was determined that 61.8% did not have regular health check-ups, 86.6% used pesticides in the greenhouse, 55.2% were dealers where they supplied pesticides, 68.3% read the warnings on the effects of pesticides. It has been observed that the mean Adult Health Literacy Scale score is 12.86±4.25, and as health literacy increases, the rate of having regular health checks, reading pesticide labels and applying what they read increases.Conclusions and Suggestions:In this study, it was observed that the pesticide use of greenhouse workers was high (86.6%). Additionally, it was discovered that pesticide usage behaviors exhibited a favorable tendency when health literacy levels increased. Further studies with experimental designs, individual and family-oriented training programs, and qualitative research that evaluates the effectiveness of training programs applied to greenhouse workers are also recommended.
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    • Authors: Serpil BABUR GÜNAYDIN; Afitap ÖZDELİKARA
      Abstract: Aim: This study was conducted descriptively to determine the effects of the spiritual orientation of hemodialysis patients on their levels of hopelessness. Method: The study sample consisted of 100 hemodialysis patients treated at Ondokuz Mayıs University Health Application and Research Center (OMUHARC) hemodialysis unit, nephrology service and City Health Center affiliated to OMUHARC between July 2017 and May 2018. The data were collected using patient introductory information forms, Spiritual Orientation Scale (SOS) and Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS). The compliance of the data to normal distribution was examined using the Shapiro Wilk test. Kruskal Wallis and Mann Whitney U tests were used to compare data that did not conform to normal distribution. Spearman correlation analysis was used to examine the relationship between the sub-dimensions of the scales. Result: The patients' average age was 56.7±14.4, 59% were male, 80% were married, 53% were diagnosed with chronic renal failure 1-5 years ago, 75% had been receiving hemodialysis treatment for 1-5 years and 63% had another chronic disease. The mean total score of SOS was 99.57±15.51. The mean BHS total score was 5.68 ± 4.43; while the emotions and expectations about the future sub-dimension mean total score was 1.2 ± 1.29, that of the motivation loss sub-dimension was 2.56±1.89, whereas that of the hope sub-dimension was 1.91±1.82. A moderately negative significant correlation was found between SOS and BHS (r: -0.385, p
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  • Audiological Findings in Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome: A Case Report

    • Authors: Asuman KÜÇÜKÖNER; Ömer KÜÇÜKÖNER
      Abstract: Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) is a contiguous gene disorder clinically characterized by prenatal and postnatal growth deficiency, distinctive craniofacial features, mental retardation, and seizures. The disease is caused by partial loss of the distal part of the short arm of chromosome 4. Although hearing loss has been reported in individuals with WHS in the literature, sensorineural hearing loss is rare. In this article, it is aimed to give information about hearing loss and rehabilitation with a hearing aid in a patient with WHS who has sensorineural hearing loss.
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  • Food Consumption and Body Mass Index Differences in Vegetarian Diets

    • Authors: Yonca SEVİM; Gökçe DERLİ
      Abstract: Aim: This study was carried out to examine the body mass index, the use of dietary supplements, and food consumption amount and frequency of all types of vegetarian adults.Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 108 vegetarian/vegan individuals between August-November 2021. An online questionnaire was used in the study. The first part of the questionnaire consists of questions on general characteristics such as age, height, weight and gender, and the second part consists of questions about the vegetarian/vegan diet and the frequency and amount of food consumption. Participants were evaluated as vegan and non-vegan (Lacto vegetarian, Lacto-ovo vegetarian, Semi-vegetarian, Pesco-pollo-vegetarian).Results: It is seen that most of the participants were female (86%), single, have high income and education level (p0.05). It was determined that non-vegans who did not consume vegetable milk, vegetable minced meat, tofu and soy products were higher than vegans (p
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  • Continuous and Social Support at Birth

    • Authors: Emine KINIK; Handan ÖZCAN
      Abstract: Childbirth are significant moments in the life of woman, families, and societies. During this crucial moment, women need the help and comfort of a supporter. In addition to the medical support of the woman during the birth, it is significant to have a constant supporter (health professionals, family members, spouse, friend doula) during the childbirth. The continuous support of the woman during childbirth reduces the fear of childbirth, shortens the duration of labor, decreases the interventions in delivery, and increases the woman's birth satisfaction. For this reason, every woman needs to receive uninterrupted support during childbirth. Women need to receive continuous support throughout the entire birth process in terms of increasing the satisfaction of the woman and the quality of the care provided.
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  • Investigation of The Critical Thinking Trends of Midwifery Department
           Students Towards Forced Migration Individuals

    • Authors: Sümeyye BAL; Emine KOÇ
      Abstract: Aim: In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the change in the thoughts of the students who took and did not take transcultural care course towards the individuals who came with forced migration.Method: The research is an education intervention study. Within the scope of transcultural care course, subjects such as transcultural health concepts, intercultural midwifery concept and transcultural approaches in midwifery education, ethical decision making and transcultural values are given to the student. This course was transferred online for 2 hours a week, 14 weeks in total during the semester. The data of the study were collected through the Google form using the "Sociodemographic Information Form and Critical Thinking Tendency Scale" created by the researchers. Descriptive analyzes of the data were made with Kolmogorov Smirnov, mean ± standard deviation, Mann-Whitney U test, and the level of significance was accepted as p
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  • The Effect of Sleep Quality on The Nutritional Status of Nurses Working
           With A Night Shift System

    • Authors: Zeynep UZDİL; Seda KAYA
      Abstract: Aim: This study was conducted to evaluate the sleep quality and nutritional status (eating habits, body height and body weight, attitudes towards healthy nutrition) of nurses working as a night shift system.Method: The study was carried out with the participation of 454 volunteer nurses working in the form of a night shift system through an online questionnaire. Data were collected through the questionnaire form; the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and the Attitude Scale for Healthy Nutrition (ASHN).Results: The mean age of the nurses participating in the study was 29.7±7.7 years, and the mean body mass index was 24.1±4.0 kg/m2. The mean sleep quality score was 11.1±2.5 points and the ASHN score was 72.5±10.1 points. The total PSQI score of those with ideally high attitudes towards healthy eating was significantly lower than those with high attitudes. It was determined that nurses with higher PSQI scores skipped meals during night shift work, consumed their meals by snacking and could not get enough sleep. A positive correlation was found between total PSQI scores and age, number of shift, and consumption of tea-coffee during shift; negative and weak correlations were found with ASHN.Conclusions and Suggestions: Changes in eating and sleeping times as a result of working with the a night shift system adversely affect the nutritional status, sleep quality and biological clock of nurses. These findings have important implications for the development of new strategies to prevent health-related factors caused by night shift work. Among these strategies, adequate and balanced nutrition training can be given to health staff working with night shift.
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  • Parents' Approach to The Child With Pain

    • Authors: Emine GÜDEK SEFEROĞLU; Nuriye DEĞİRMEN, Ayşe GÜROL
      Abstract: Aim: This research was conducted to determine the practices of parents to their children with pain.Method: The descriptive study was conducted with the parents of children who were treated in a university hospital's pediatric clinics (n=207). The data were collected using a questionnaire form containing 24 questions aimed at determining the socio-demographic characteristics of the parent-children and the practices of the parents in case of child pain. Number, percentage and chi-square were used in the analysis of the data. Results: It was determined that the most common pain experience experienced by children was sore throat and abdominal pain. 25.3% of the parents stated that they take their children to a doctor when they have a sore throat, 39.3% use medicine, 59.3% herbal teas, and 19.3% use honey mixtures. 13.6% of the parents reported that they take their children to the doctor when they have abdominal pain, 18.8% use medicine, 65.8% abdominal massage, 36.8% herbal teas, 38.1% use hot application methods. In the study, the participants stated that they mostly used non-drug methods of reading prayers, massaging and talking about topics of interest, and at least breathing exercises, cold application, and listening to music in case of pain in their children. Family income level, type and place of residence were found to be effective in non-pharmacological methods (p
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  • Nursing Care During the Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Cancers

    • Authors: Çiçek SARUHAN
      Abstract: Colorectal cancer, the colon tumors in the intestinal segment extending from the terminal ileum to the anal canal, causes significant changes in the patients’ life activities. Colorectal cancer is one of the cancer types that cause morbidity and mortality across the world. Its incidence and mortality rates vary in different parts of the world, and many factors have been identified that are thought to be effective in its development. Patients diagnosed with cancer need a sustainable care from the first moment of diagnosis and during/after the treatment, including palliative care, assessment, symptom management, emotional and instrumental knowledge, and confidence. Moreover, it is asserted that the psychological support to the patients and education about the disease reduce the cancer-related stress and anxiety, improve relaxation skills, reduce the risk of recurrence, and can be beneficial in developing appropriate monitoring and screening behaviors. Nurses who are involved in the care and education of patients should have the necessary basic equipment in order to identify the existing conditions in the patient, apply the necessary interventions, and provide the necessary counseling to the patient and her family. The aim of this review is to review basic information about colorectal cancer, surgical treatment, and nursing care during surgery in the light of current literature.
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  • Sleep Quality in Nurses

    • Authors: Songül KAYNAK; Birsen ALTAY
      Abstract: Factors such as sleep, intense working conditions, and stress significantly affect the sleep quality of working individuals and cause sleep problems. It is known that sleep disorders are more common in individuals who are diagnosed with a chronic disease or who contain their working life by keeping watch. Nursing, which is one of the occupational groups that work by keeping watch, is a stressful profession with an intense workload due to many negative factors arising from the working environment. Most nurses experience sleep disorders. Insomnia impairs the quality of life of nurses and negatively affects their working efficiency. Because; It is necessary to improve the working patterns and hours of nurses and other shift working health workers. It is important to investigate the sleep problems and effects of nurses, to deal with the problems with descriptive or experimental studies, and take precautions accordingly. In this study, studies conducted to determine the sleep quality of nurses and the affecting factors are discussed.
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  • Nursing Care Perceptions of Patients Hospitalized in Internal and Surgical

    • Authors: Zehra AKIŞIK; Selma ATAY
      Abstract: Aim: This research was carried out cross-sectionally in order to examine patients' perception of nursing care in Internal and Surgical Clinics. Method: The research was carried out in a state hospital in western Turkey between October 2018 - February 2019. The sample of the study consisted of 351 patients who agreed to participate in the study over the age of 18 who were hospitalized in other internal and surgical clinics other than emergency, psychiatry, pediatrics and intensive care services. The data were collected the scale of Patient Perception of Hospital Experience with Nursing and by introductory information form prepared in accordance with the literature by the researcher. Sample t test, one way variance analysis, Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal Wallis tests were used to evaluate the data.Results: The mean score of patients on Patient Perception of Hospital Experience with Nursing scale was 64.67±8.68. According to the answers given by the patients, The Patient Perception of Hospital Experience with Nursing scale, substance score average was the highest “Nurses made me comfortable in the hospital” and “I felt I was well cared for thanks to the nurses”. “Nurses did most things by asking me” and “Nurses told me about things I didn't know about the hospital” were found to have the lowest substance score average for patients responses. The difference between the age and education status of patients and the average score was found to be statistically significant (p
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  • Determination of Developmental Orientation in Studies on Cognitive

    • Authors: Mehmet GÜNEY; Gülen BARAN
      Abstract: Aim: Cognitive functions enable to use knowledge and skills through experiences. The aim of this study is to examine the studies on cognitive functions and to determine their developmental content, to apply mathematical methods to information sources, to determine the distributions according to research areas and to obtain information about the relational characteristics of the subject. Method: Bibliometric analysis, one of the quantitative research methods aimed at explaining the characteristics of certain phenomena and events, was preferred. Open access articles between 01.01.2000-31.12.2020 were examined with the keywords "cognitive function" and "development" in the Web of Science database. Results:In the results related to keywords, executive functions stand out as the most frequently used keywords with cognitive functions. Analysis of the abstracts also shows that the concepts of cognitive control and social cognition co-occur with the prefrontal cortex. It has been determined that articles with developmental content are mostly related to the field of social-emotional development. Conclusions and Suggestions: In this context, more research can be conducted on the relationships revealed by studies on development in research on cognitive functions and these relationships can be detailed. It is seen that interdisciplinary studies have increased and different perspectives can be discussed together with the dissemination of this situation.
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    • Authors: Nurdan AKCAY; Hatice UZŞEN, Dilek ZENGİN, Satı DOĞAN, Hamide Nur ÇEVİK ÖZDEMİR
      Abstract: Aim: Nursing students face many patients who require palliative care in the terminal period. This study aims to determine the student nurses' experiences with the palliative care provided to children in the terminal period.Method: The study was conducted using focus group interviews, which are qualitative research methods. The sample was constituted of 12 intern student nurses who were working in the pediatric hospital of the university in 2017 in Turkey. The research inclusion criteria for students were that they must have provided palliative care or seen death. The focus group interview was held in the meeting room at the Nursing School on the day and hour when the nurses were available with four researchers. Data were analyzed together by using conventional content analysis.Results: Three main themes were determined (Preparing for death, self-care, and meeting the demands of the child and the family). It was found that nursing students providing care to pediatric patients in the terminal period experience many feelings including fear, nervousness, helplessness, shock, emotional deterioration, etc. and they do not know how to deal with these emotions. These students believe that symptom management and self-care requirements should be managed in the best way and that emotional support should be provided. The students pointed out the families' information needs and emotional support needs. They also emphasized the emotional effects associated with themself. Conclusions and Suggestions: Educational programs related to care for the child in the terminal period and preparation for death should be added to the nursing education and training process. Organize individual and group meetings to provide nursing students opportunities to express their feelings regarding the care and death of the child in the terminal period.
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    • Authors: Fatima ALHAMROSH; Ayman MUSTAFA, Bahtınur TAŞCI
      Abstract: Aim: In this the job-related stress among Libyan nurses working at the operating room in Misurata National Cancer Institute and explored the occupational stressors in terms of frequency and severity.Method: The retrospective study was carried out on Libyan nurses, who work in the operating room at Misurata National Cancer Institute. The researcher used purposive sampling wherein all Libyan nurses who had been working as nurses in the operating room in Misurata National Cancer Institute have been defined as participants. There were 14 Libyan Nurses currently working at Misurata Cancer Institute, and all respondents participated.Results: The occupational stressors have appeared with the most frequent level to be “Workload”, while much severity level of occupational stressors, appears to be “Conflict with other nurses” followed by “workload” and “Insufficient preparation”. The much frequency occurred for occupational stressors item, which appears to be “Lack of medications and equipment, which required for nursing care”, and yet the much occupational stressors severity item appears to be “Conflict with supervisor”, followed by “Performing procedures that patients experience as painful” and “Criticism by a physician” and last item “feeling helpless regarding a patient who had failed to improve”.Conclusions and Suggestions: From these findings conclude that Libyan nurses required much attention to deal with their social and psychological conditions. This should provide a suitable pathway and help in designing effective stress management systems, that improve the stress level of nurses and thus enable them to provide gentleness patient care.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Attitudes Towards Epilepsy Patients and Opinion on Stigma for Epilepsy
           Among University Students

    • Authors: Zümrüt ŞAHİN; Ayşe Gül PARLAK, Safak AYDİN
      Abstract: Aim: In this study, the attitudes of health students towards epilepsy patients and their views on stigmatization were evaluated. The relationship between different academic variables and sociodemographic characteristics, and attitude scores and stigma scores were investigated.Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted between March 15 and June 15, 2021. The population of the research consisted of a total of 674 students studying at the Vocational School of Health Services and the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Student Information Form, which was created by using the literature, as well as the Public Attitudes towards Epilepsy (PATE) and the Epilepsy Stigma Scale were used as data collection tools.Results: While 79.6% of the students stated that epilepsy is a neurological disease, 59.2% of them stated that epilepsy is caused by head trauma, 40.5% of them learned about epilepsy from school, 47.8% of them stated that they had knowledge about the intervention of epileptic seizures. It was determined that the students' PATE Scale sub-dimension mean scores (general area: 10.00±3.67, personal area 15.39±2.01) and ESS mean scores (32.49±7.96) were low, their attitudes towards epilepsy were positive and they did not stigmatize. It was determined that as the students' positive attitude scores towards epilepsy increased, their stigma scores decreased(p
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +030
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