This study aims to determine the effect on depression of elderly people's anxiety levels in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a descriptive study, in which data were collected using the online survey method, an introductory information form, a semistructured data form for COVID-19, the Trait Anxiety Inventory, and the Geriatric Depression Scale. Data were collected during the period when a curfew was imposed for the elderly. Data were analyzed using a structural equation model. According to the structural equation model, anxiety was determined as a predictor of depression. The anxiety levels of the elderly who were 65-74 years old, female, single; had insufficient knowledge about the pandemic; and had not encountered a similar outbreak before considered that family relationships were affected negatively so they became lonely and reported that they became bored, exhausted, and distressed during the pandemic, which increased their depression levels. Anxiety affects depression in the elderly. Therefore, it is recommended to provide them with appropriate psychological support interventions and understandable information about the pandemic so that their anxiety and depression levels can be reduced during the pandemic.
This study was conducted to determine the effects of sleep hygiene education and reflexology on sleep quality and fatigue in the patients receiving chemotherapy.
The sample of the study consisted of 167 patients (84 in the experimental and 83 in the control group). The data were collected between October 2016 and November 2017 using an Introductory Information Form, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS).
The mean ‐test score from the PSQI was 5.5 ± 2.1 for the experimental group and 13 ± 2.4 for the control group. The mean post‐ test score from the FSS was 22.6 ± 1.9 for the experimental group and 41.0 ± 4.2 for the control group. The difference between the mean scores of the groups was statistically significant (p = 0.000).
The patients receiving chemotherapy had lower mean scores from the PSQI and the FSS while they had increased sleep quality and decreased fatigue after sleep hygiene education and reflexology.
Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the loneliness and depression levels of students studying at Inonu University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Departments of Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Audiology and Child Development and the factors that affect these levels.
Design and Methods:This descriptive cross-sectional study which used a sociodemographic information form, the UCLA Loneliness Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory included 1004 students.Findings: According to the results of the research, there was a positive relationship between loneliness and depression levels among university students. Class year, family type, place of residence, mother's education level, and economic situation were important indicators of loneliness and depression.Practice Implications: Psychiatric nurses can help students express their psychological difficulties and help them change their behaviors and lifestyles.
It was seen at the end of this research that social support reduced the level of fatigue in a number of patients with type 2 diabetes. Nurses of diabetes patients should carry out fatigue assessments routinely and reflect these in nursing care plans by also associating them with the social support sources of the patient.
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