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Int J Health Sci (Qassim). 2018 Jul-Aug;12(4):35-38.

Deep breathing exercise education receiving and performing status of patients undergoing abdominal surgery.

Author information

1
Department of Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.
2
Department of Intensive Care, Nurse- General Intensive Care Unit, Kırklareli State Hospital, Kırklareli, Turkey.
3
Department of Nursing, Research Assistant- Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Abstract

Objectives:

This study aimed to explore deep breathing exercise education receiving and performing status of patients undergoing abdominal surgery and the relation between them.

Methodology:

This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted at the surgical ward of a university hospital with 130 patients between August 17 and October 15, 2015. A patient information form and a deep breathing exercise questionnaire were used for data collection. The patients were visited in their rooms after their surgeries and were asked to answer these questions through face-to-face interviews. Descriptive statistics, the Mann-Whitney U test, Spearman's correlation, and Pearson's Chi-squared test were used for analyzing the data.

Results:

Of the patients, 56.2% of the patients received education about deep breathing exercises, and 51.5% of them performed it. A total of 60.3% of the patients received their education from nursing students. Furthermore, 54.8% of them received this education after surgery. A strong correlation was found between the status of receiving education and performing statuses of patients (P < 0.001).

Conclusion:

The study results indicated that the surgical patients did not receive adequate education about deep breathing exercises and most of them received this education after their surgeries. As a good finding, receiving education affected patients' exercise performing statuses positively. It is advised from this study that clinical nurses should receive in-service education on the importance of pre-operative deep breathing exercise education to improve the exercise application rate among surgical patients.

KEYWORDS:

Breathing exercises; general surgery; nursing care; patient education

PMID:
30022901
PMCID:
PMC6040853

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