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Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi / Health Sciences Journal of Adıyaman University
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ISSN (Print) 2458-9179
Published by Adıyaman Üniversitesi Homepage  [3 journals]
  • A rare subtype of Guillain Barre syndrome in children: Acute axonal motor

    • Authors: Hatice UYGUN; İbrahim BUCAK, Yunus COŞAR, Hilal AYDIN, Mehmet TURĞUT
      Abstract: Guillan Barre Syndrome is the most common acute, immune-mediated demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. Guillan Barre Syndrome is divided into subtypes based on clinical and electrophysiological findings. Acute axonal motor neuropathy, one of these subtypes, is very rare in children. In this study, we present a sixteen-year-old male patient with a diagnosis of acute axonal motor neuropathy, who presented with numbness in his feet and hands, inability to close his eyes fully, slurred speech, and inability to whistle, and hyperreflexia was found in his physical examination.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Self-regulated learning levels of nursing students and their views on
           distance education

    • Authors: Adem SÜMEN; Derya EVGİN
      Abstract: Aim: This study, which was planned during compulsory distance education due to the coronavirus pandemic, was carried out to determine the self-regulated learning skills and readiness of nursing students and their views on distance education.Materials and Methods: The study was carried out with a cross-sectional and correlational design. The study was conducted in the Nursing Department of the Health Sciences Faculty. The sample of this study consisted of 184 nursing students. Data were collected with a personal information form, the Opinion Scale for Distance Education, the Self-Regulated Learning Skills Scale, and the Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale.Results: The mean score of the effectiveness subdimension of the opinions scale for distance education was low. There was a positive and significant relationship between students’ readiness for self-directed learning and their self-directed learning skills with their views on distance education.Conclusion: In order for students to have positive views and behaviors in the distance education process, their readiness for self-directed learning should be evaluated and their self-directed learning skills should be improved.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • A systematic review on the use of Pranic healing for health

    • Authors: Zehra GÖK METİN; Nur IZGU
      Abstract: Aim: The purpose of this systematic review is to inform health professionals about the Pranic healing. Materials and Methods: In the literature review, Pranic healing is reported to be used for in healthy individuals, patients with cancer, individuals with chronic pain, sleep problems, depression, stress, people with asthma. Studies included in this review had randomized controlled (n=6), quasi-experimental (n=8), case reports (n=4), case series (n=1), descriptive (n=3) designs. Results: No detailed information was given about sample calculation and study power in the studies, frequency of practices and session durations are differed, and most of the studies were carried out in India. Although many studies reported that Pranic healing provides significant improvements, it is important to not generalize the results due to the methodology deficiencies. Conclusion: It is recommended to expand the use of Pranic healing in the field of health and to plan further research with a strong methodology in Turkey by considering the cases such as the evidence levels of the studies being II-IV, the positive feedback of the participants and the low side effects.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Symptom clusters in patients with lung cancer patients receiving

    • Authors: Özlem UĞUR; Hatice MERT, Ezgi KARADAĞ, Haydar Soydaner KARAKUŞ, Tugba YAVUZŞEN, İlhan ÖZTOP, Canan DEMİR BARUTCU
      Abstract: Aim: The aim was to identify symptoms experienced by patients with lung cancer who had received chemotherapy and to determine the symptom clusters.Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive and cross-sectional study. A Patient Presentation Form, the ECOG Performance Scale, and the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale were used. The data were collected between September 2016 and June 2017. The sample of the study consisted of 100 patients who met the selection criteria.Results: When the prevalence of the symptoms experienced by the patients was examined, the most common complaints were lack of energy (82%), loss of appetite (71%), change in taste of food (62%), anxiety and feeling irritable (69%). The most common symptoms were weakness (8%), loss of appetite (14%), anxiety (20%) and feeling sad (28%).Conclusion: When the occurrence and severity ratings were examined, the symptoms could be placed into five groups: the gastrointestinal system cluster, the psychology cluster, the respiratory cluster, the neurology cluster, and the cluster of skin changes. The symptoms of lung cancer patients interact with each other and should be managed with appropriate interventions. Moreover, health professionals’ awareness of symptom management should be improved.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • The effect of education on quality of life in accordance with the
           requirements of patients with laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery

    • Authors: Mutlu Erdi BİLECEN; Çiğdem AKSU
      Abstract: Aim: The study was conducted to determine the learning needs of patients, who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and to determine the effect of education, which was given to the patients according to their learning needs on the quality of life afterwards the procedure.Materials and Methods: The study was executed with 140 patients (50 control, 50 experimental, and 40 patients for learning needs). The data of the study was collected with utilizing the Patient Learning Needs, the World Health Organization (WHO) Quality of Life Scales. In the first stage of the study, Patient Learning Needs Scale was applied to patients, who underwent cholecystectomy, and the educational contents were determined according to their learning needs.Results: It was found that the patients most needed to learn about Treatment and Complications. It was determined that the education given in line with the learning needs increased the quality of life of the patients.Conclusion: The quality of life of the experimental group patients, who received training, was higher than the control group. The education given to patients in line with their needs can increase their quality of life.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Radiographic study on sex differences in hip joint morphology for Turkish

    • Authors: Bekir KARAGÖZ; Murat BAKIR, Hasan BOMBACI, Muhammet KARAASLAN
      Abstract: Aim: This study aims to determine the gender differences in hip joint functional anthropometric measurement values in Turkish adults.Materials and Methods: Digital pelvis anterior-posterior radiographs of 300 randomly selected patients were analyzed. In these radiographs, reference lines were drawn and femoral neck-shaft angle (NSA), hip rotation center (HRC), abductor moment arm (AMA), body weight moment arm (BMA) were calculated. The relationship of the distribution of measurement results with gender and age was examined.Results: It was determined that the mean NSA scores in men were significantly higher than in women (p<0.05). It was determined that AMA value was significantly higher in men and BMA value was significantly higher in women (p<0.05). BMA/AMA ratio was found to be statistically significantly higher in women (p<0.005).Conclusion: Statistically significant differences were found between men and women in the mean of AMA, BMA and BMA/AMA in the Turkish population.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • The effect of baby oil applied to pruritus areas on pruritus, fatigue and
           anxiety in cirrhosis patients with pruritus

    • Authors: Ezgi KARADAĞ; Yaren TOKYÜREK, Mesut AKARSU
      Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of baby oil on pruritus, anxiety and fatigue levels of patients with liver cirrhosis. Materials and Methods: This randomized controlled study was conducted with 60 patients hospitalized in the internal medicine clinic of a University hospital in the western part of Turkey. Patients in both groups; Patient Information Form, 5-D Itch Scale, Visual Analog Scale, Fatigue Severity Scale and Beck Anxiety Inventory were applied. In the intervention group, cooled baby oil was applied to the itching area 15 minutes at a time for a duration of 15 days. In the control group, no baby oil was applied. After 15 days’ period, the same questionnaires were re-applied to the both groups. 5-D Itch Scale, Visual Analog Scale, Fatigue Severity Scale and Beck Anxiety Inventory scores of the patients in the control and intervention groups were compared before and after the baby oil application. Results: Following the intervention, 5-D Itch Scale (19.016, p<0.001), Visual Analog Scale (20.544, p<0.001), Fatigue Severity Scale (6.292, p<0.001) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (4.705, p<0.001) scores were found to be significantly lower compared to the pretest assessment in the intervention group (p<0.001). Conclusion: It was concluded that baby oil may be used as an effective nursing method in reducing pruritus, anxiety and fatigue in patients with liver cirrhosis.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Information and opinions of midwifery students on genetic diseases and
           genetic counseling

    • Authors: Rukiye DEMİR; Ayden ÇOBAN, Ayten TAŞPINAR
      Abstract: Aim: The research was conducted to determine the knowledge and opinions of midwifery students about genetic diseases and genetic counseling.Materials and Methods: The research was carried out in descriptive type in 10 faculties/schools between 1 December-31 May 2017. The universe of the research consisted of senior midwifery students studying at these faculties/schools, and the research was completed with 554 students. Number, percentage, mean and standard deviations of the data were given, p<0.05 was considered statistically significant.Results: 50.2% of the students found their knowledge about genetics and genetics sufficient, 99.1% had knowledge about prenatal screening tests such as triple screening tests, 98.6% ultrasound, 97.7% amniocentesis, 78.2% It was determined that of them wanted to get more training on genetic diseases/counseling.Conclusion: It was concluded that the students did not have enough information about genetic inherited diseases, they thought they had enough information about prenatal diagnostic tests, and they wanted to get more education on genetics.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Comparison of four different techniques in pediatric tonsillectomy

    • Authors: Servet ERDEMES; Alper ŞEN, Ahmet YÜKKALDIRAN, Osman ERDOĞAN
      Abstract: Aim: In this study, we aimed to determine the appropriate tonsillectomy technique by comparing tonsillectomy methods in terms of duration of surgery, intraoperative bleeding, postoperative recovery time, and postoperative pain.Materials and Methods: 160 pediatric patients who had tonsillectomy at Harran University Faculty of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology between January 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018 were included in this study. Results: Patients were randomly divided into 4 groups based on the techniques used (cold dissection, bipolar cautery, coblation, and thermal welding). The surgery time, blood loss during surgery, and postoperative complications were recorded.Conclusion: We found that the surgery time was shorter in the surgeries performed with thermal welding. Intraoperative hemorrhage, postoperative pain were lower in thermal welding technique. To return to normal diet and normal activity was determined as soon as possible in thermal welding method.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +030
  • Examination of the relationship between illness perception, death anxiety
           and self-care agency in COPD patients

    • Authors: Burcu DEMİR GÖKMEN; Meryem FIRAT
      Abstract: Aim: The research was conducted to determine the relationship of illness perception with death anxiety and self-care agency in patients with COPD.Materials and Methods: The descriptive study was conducted with 146 COPD patients between October 2018 and June 2019. Data were collected with the Patient Information Form, the Illness Perception Scale, the Temper Death Anxiety Scale, and the Self-Care Strength Scale.Results: It was determined that the symptoms of the disease in the patients were seen from the beginning of the disease. It was found that as the symptoms of the disease increased, death anxiety also increased (r=0,261; p<0.05). It was determined that as patients' perceptions of the disease increased, their self-care power increased and their death anxiety decreased (p<0.05). It was determined that death anxiety was moderate (8,75±2,347) and self-care power was low (73,09±14,153).Conclusion: It has been determined the relationship of illness perception with death anxiety and self-care agency in patients with COPD.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +030
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