Ameliyat Sonrası Hipotermi Kontrolünde Yün Battaniye Ile Birlikte Elektrikli Battaniye Kullanımının Değerlendirilmesi
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The purpose of this study was to assess whether if electric blanket together with woolen blanket were effective in the postoperative period at patients with TKA. This research was a randomized controlled intervention study. The population of the study was the TKA patients operated at Kastamonu State Hospital (N=209); the sample with quota sampling was a total of 46 patients, including 23 selected 23 control group. Data collection forms for data collection, tympanic thermometer, saturation meter, sphygmomanometer, woolen blankets and electric blankets were used in research process.The data collected in this study were analyzed using SPSS 16.0 software. To analyze the data; descriptive statistics, Kolmogorov-Smirnov, X2, Student's t, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis analysis of variance ANOVA and linear regression analysis were used. According to the results; it was determined that the use of electric blankets together with woolen blankets was an efficient method of warming for TKA patients and unheated woolen blankets are not sufficient to improve body temperature postoperatively. Studying with large samples and assessing the effectiveness of warmed woolen blankets with determining the number of warmed woolen blanket for enhancing the control of hypothermia is suggested.