Effect of Protective Cover on the Quality of Life of Patients With Tracheostomy-A Quasi-Experimental Study


CANBOLAT SEYMAN Ç., Celik S. S.

JOURNAL OF PERIANESTHESIA NURSING, vol.35, no.4, pp.430-436, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jopan.2020.01.013
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PERIANESTHESIA NURSING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.430-436

Abstract

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.