Mağfiret Kara

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This study was designed to compare the effect of structured education on self-efficacy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study was carried out with an experimental group on which a structured education was provided, and a control group on which only educational advice was provided. There were 30 patients in both groups.(More)
BACKGROUND As a profession, nurses are particularly concerned with cross-cultural influences that affect the health practices of populations. Although the international literature describes questionnaires and specific scales in health and disease behaviours, adequate Turkish-language instruments are scarce. Therefore, suitable Turkish-language instruments(More)
PURPOSE To identify the differences in loneliness, depression, and social support among Turkish patients with COPD and their spouses. DESIGN The convenience sample consisted of 30 patients with COPD and their spouses. Descriptive statistics, Student's t tests, and Pearson product moment correlations were used to analyse the data. METHODS Data were(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between loneliness, depression and social support of Turkish patients with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and their caregivers. BACKGROUND By altering the lifestyle of the patient and family or caregiver, chronic illness and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis can create loneliness(More)
The Renfrew Word Finding Scale (Renfrew, 1988) was administered to 30 Indian (Group A) and 30 White (Group B) Durban English speaking children aged between eight and nine years to determine its suitability for assessment of expressive vocabulary. Mean scores for both groups were statistically compared to the British norms in terms of mean raw scores and(More)
AIM To determine whether the Roper, Logan and Tierney Model of nursing care affects the outcomes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a leading chronic health problem throughout the world. Although there are numerous studies on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, no(More)
PURPOSE To raise awareness of the global pandemic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), its multiple underlying causes, and how to fight it, with particular attention to needs in nursing education. METHODS Integrative review of the literature. FINDINGS The main underlying causes of COPD are both individual and environmental factors, and the(More)
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