Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Anxiety, Dyspnea Management, and Quality of Life in Palliative Care Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial


Department of Nursing, Afsin Faculty of Health Sciences, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey


Department of Internal Medicine Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2023; 31: Special 13-21
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2023.23016
Read: 1120 Downloads: 591 Published: 01 April 2023

AIM: This study aimed to determine the influence of nursing care grounded on Watson’s Human Care Model on anxiety, dyspnea control, and life quality in palliative care patients.

METHOD: A randomized controlled study was designed. It was conducted on 64 participants hospitalized in a training and research hospital and 2 state hospital palliative care services in Turkey. The data were collected face to face using the patient information form, the Beck Anxiety Scale, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Medical Research Council Dyspnea Scale, and the Short Form-36 Quality of Life Scale.

RESULTS: It was detected that there was no statistically considerable difference in the median points of the Beck Anxiety Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Medical Research Council Dyspnea Scale, and Short Form-36 domains between the two groups in the pretest. However, the posttest median points were remarkably lower and the posttest median points of the Short Form-36 scale were meaningfully higher in the intervention group (p < 0.05).

CONCLUSION: Nursing care grounded on Human Care Model reduced the grade of anxiety and dyspnea in patients and raised their life quality

Cite this article as: Seven, A., & Sert, H. (2023). Anxiety, dyspnea management, and quality of life in palliative care patients: A randomized controlled trial. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 31(S1), 13-21.

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