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Determining attitudes and knowledge of patient relatives about the precautions taken to prevent patient falls
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Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

Open Access

Determining attitudes and knowledge of patient relatives about the precautions taken to prevent patient falls


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October 17-19, 2016 Rome, Italy

Zeynep K?±z?±lc?±k Ozkan, Seher Unver, Figen D?±g?±n

Trakya University Health Science Faculty, Nursing Department, ED?°RNE, Turkey
K?±rklareli University, School of Health, Nursing Department, K?±rklareli, Turkey

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

The aim of this study was determine initiatives of the patients relatives to prevent the falls. This descriptive study was conducted in the General Surgery ward of Trakya University Research and Practice Center with the participation of 59 volunteered relatives of patients between 15th April 15th May 2015. The questionnaire was prepared by the researchers according to literature and applied. The data were analyzed using frequency and percent with SPSS 20.0 software package. It was determined that despite the 47.5% of patientsâ?? relat?±ves have been informed about the precautions taken to prevent patient falls, didnâ??t pay attention to some simple applications (support the use of aids-walker etc.). As a conclusion it was determined that participants didnâ??t have adequate information about taken to precautions in order to prevent patient falls and have moderate level of information about this subject. We recommend health professionals to show more attention to the education of patients and their relatives about preventing patient falls.

Biography :

Zeynep KIZILCIK ÖZKAN, the responsible author of this study, is a PhD student at Department of Surgical Nursing and working as a research assistant at Trakya Un?±versity, Faculty of Health Sciences since 2013. Her study areas are; colorectal surgery, pain, infections, neurosurgery.

Email: zeynepkizilcik26@hotmail.com

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