Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Assessment of Quality of Life of Patients Fed with Total Parenteral Nutrition


Öğr. Gör. Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü


Prof. Dr. İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2015; 23: 96-104
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Aim: This study is planned to assess the quality of life and the factors affecting quality of life in individuals fed with total parenteral nutrition (TPN).

Method: This descriptive and relationship detecting type of study was carried out with 80 tpn taking patient. Structured questionnaire and The Mos 36 Item Short From Health Survey- SF-36 was used for collecting the data. Data analysis was done with SPSS 15.0 package program by descriptive statistics, parametric tests and correlation analysis.

Results: Health-related quality of life mean scores were signifi cantly lower in all the sub-dimensions. There was a weak level of negative correlation between ‘The Social Function’ sub-dimension and age (r = -0.279), and these habitats was impacted by the status of the child (p = 0.028) were determined. ‘Physical Function’ sub-dimension mean scores showed statistically signifi cant differences according to complications presence (p= 0.046), and hyperglycemia experiencing status (p= 0.041) and ‘emotional role limitations’ (p= 0.041) sub-dimension average score showed statistically signifi cant differences according to additional disease states.

Conclusion: TPN fed patients have bad quality of life and factors as age, and having children, socio-demographic characteristics, having complication and particularly experience of hyperglycemia and presence of concomitant disease adversely affected quality of life.

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