Symptom experience and care needs of Turkish palliative care patients

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2022

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Mark Allen Group

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Background: Nurses need to focus on supporting patients' quality of life, supporting their families, reducing the morbidity rate, providing psychosocial support services to improve symptom management and delivering high-quality care. Aim: This study aimed to determine the symptom experience and care needs of Turkish patients who received inpatient treatment in palliative care units. Methods: This descriptive research was conducted between May 2019 and May 2020. The study sample was composed of 200 palliative care patients selected using a convenience-purposive sampling method. The personal and disease-related characteristics were collected using the Patient Information Survey and the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Palliative Care scale. Findings: The mean age of the sample was 75 +/- 15 years, and 56.5% were women. The patients' overall quality of life scores were below average (mean 84.05 +/- 19.44). The functional wellbeing and other concerns subscales of the scale were affected the most adversely. The Physical Wellbeing subscale was affected minimally, while the Emotional Wellbeing and Social Wellbeing subscales were affected moderately. Conclusion: The palliative care patients mostly needed support for the prevention and management of infections, management of respiratory distress and swallowing problems, dealing with confusion and improving compliance with treatment. The low quality of life scores emphasise the importance of urgent interventions for improving the functional wellbeing and symptom management in these patients.

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palliative care, quality of life, symptoms, Emotional Wellbeing

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International Journal Of Palliative Nursing

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Q2

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28

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3

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