Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Effect of Two Different Catheter Dressings on Pain, Comfort, and Satisfaction in Chemotherapy Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study


Departmen of Medical Diseases Nursing Division, Seydişehir Kamil Akkanat Faculty of Health Sciences, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey


Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Seydişehir Kamil Akkanat Faculty of Health Sciences, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey


Chemotherapy Clinic, Meram Medical Faculty Hospital, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2024; 32: 75-82
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2024.22323
Read: 155 Downloads: 75 Published: 28 February 2024

AIM: The incidence of cancer is increasing on a daily basis. Chemotherapy is one of the methods used in cancer treatment. Chemotherapy is administrated through a peripheral venous catheter. During intravenous chemotherapy, the patient may experience pain and his comfort may deteriorate. This study aimed to determine the effect of two different catheter dressings on the patient’s comfort, satisfaction, pain level, and nurse satisfaction.

METHODS: A randomized controlled study was designed. Data of the study It was collected between March and June 2022. Participants were patients who were continuing chemotherapy treatment at a university hospital. The sample consisted of 70 (35 + 35) cancer patients. Sociodemographic information form and visual analog scale were used to collect data.

RESULTS: There is no difference in the pain level of the masking tape and standard plaster groups. The patient’s comfort, satisfaction, and the nurse’s use satisfaction were higher in the group where masking tape was used. There is a very strong positive correlation between patient comfort and patient satisfaction in the masking tape group. The effect size of the applied intervention is very weak. (p > .05).

CONCLUSION: Masking tape can be applied safely as a peripheral venous catheter dressing. (p < .05).

Cite this article as: Burucu, R., Türkben Polat, H., & Taş Yıldızhan, E. (2024). Effect of two different catheter dressings on pain, comfort and satisfaction in chemotherapy patients: A randomized controlled study. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 32(1), 75-82.

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