JOURNAL OF PERIANESTHESIA NURSING, vol.35, no.4, pp.430-436, 2020 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF PERIANESTHESIA NURSING
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, DIALNET
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Purpose: Patients with tracheostomy experience problems such as the inability to speak, swallowing disorders, and impairment of body image. These problems adversely affect patients' quality of life (QoL). This study aimed to investigate the effect of discharge training and the use of a protective cover on the QoL of patients with tracheostomy and the problems experienced after discharge.