Kalp Pili (Pacemaker) Takılan Hastalara Uygulanan Planlı Eğitim ve Izlem Programının Etkinliğinin Belirlenmesi
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This research, is an intervention study to evaluate effectiveness of planned education and follow-up program on quality of life, anxiety and depression levels of patients with pacemaker. The research sample is consisted of 60 (30 intervention, 30 control) patients implanted with pacemaker that met the study criteria whom followed at Ankara University Faculty of Medicine Heart Center, and Turkey High Specialization Education and Investigation Hospital. Nonprobability sampling method was used to choose the research sampling. Data were collected with; patient identifier data collection form, Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Beck Depression Inventory and SF-36 Quality of Life Questionnaire. These scales were applied to patients at the beginning of the study and again after two months. In the first interview with patients in intervention group, individual interviews were carried to identify education requirements, individual education was given on the related subjects, second meeting is planned for two months later. A phone number is given to patients and their relatives to reach the researchers during this time. Patients and their relatives have received counseling from researchers by phone in between the interviews. The normal clinical procedure continued for the control group, this group also given education at the end of the research. When groups first and last assessment results compared; a decrease in the anxiety, depression level, an increase in average scores of many sub-scale quality of life is identified in. intervention group patients.In accordance with the results obtained from this study, Also evaluation of psychosocial aspects of patients with pacemakers, a presence of consultants reachable by telephone, implementation of planned education and follow-up programs by nurses is recommended.