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Adaptation with the chronic disease and expectations from nurses [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. Ahead of Print: EMJ-83446 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2019.83446

Adaptation with the chronic disease and expectations from nurses

Hilal Karatepe, Derya Atik, Ulviye Özcan Yüce
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, School of Health, Nursing Division, Osmaniye, Turkey

Objective: This research has been made to determine physical, social and psychological adaptation levels and general adaptation levels of patients with chronic diseases who are under medical treatment at the hospital and to evaluate their expectations from nurses within the course of the said process.

Methods: This research is definitive and cross sectional. The sample of the research is composed of 240 patients who have been under inpatient medical treatment in internal diseases clinics in between March-May 2018. Data was collected with Personal Information form and Adaptation to Chronic Illness Scale (ACIS).

Results: As a result of the statistical analysis, the adaptation of the patients, included in the scope of the study, to the disease was determined to be 83.03±10.58. It was determined that social adaptation level of women, physical adaptation level of high school and university graduates, general adaptation, physical adaptation and social adaptation levels of individuals who have never stayed at hospital, psychological adaptation level of individuals who had information related to their disease, physical adaptation level of individuals with normal BMI were determined to be higher statistically at significant levels (p<0.05, p<0.01).

Conclusion: In conclusion of the study; gender, level of education, experience of hospital stays, information status related to his/her disease, BMI, medical diagnosis, expectation models of nurses were determined to affect adaptation to the chronic disease to an important extent, from physical, social and psychological aspects.

Keywords: Adaptation, chronic diseases, nursing.

Corresponding Author: Derya Atik
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