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J Breast Health. 2014 Jul 1;10(3):134-140. doi: 10.5152/tjbh.2014.1910. eCollection 2014 Jul.

Nursing Approach Based on Roy Adaptation Model in a Patient Undergoing Breast Conserving Surgery for Breast Cancer.

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Department of Nursing, Çankırı Karatekin University School of Health Service, Çankırı, Turkey.
Department of Nursing, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Nursing, İzmir, Turkey.
Department of Nursing, Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat School of Health Service, Tokat, Turkey.


The use of models in nursing provides nurses to focus on the role of nursing and its applications rather than medical practice. In addition, it helps patient care to be systematic, purposeful, controlled and effective. One of the commonly used models in nursing is Roy Adaptation Model. According to Roy adaptation model, the aim of nursing is to increase compliance and life expectancy. Roy Adaptation Model evaluates the patient in physiologic mode, self-concept mode, role function mode and interdependence mode aiming to provide holistic care. This article describes the use of Roy Adaptation Model in the care of a patient who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and had breast-conserving surgery. Patient data was evaluated in the four modes of Roy adaptation model (physiologic, self-concept, role function, and interdependence modes) and the nursing process was applied.


Breast cancer; Roy Adaptation Model; nursing

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Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

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