Ana Sayfa | Dergi Hakkında | Yayın Kurulu | Bilimsel Danışma Kurulu | İçindekiler | Arşiv | Yayın Arama | Yazarlara Bilgi | İletişim  
2016, Cilt 30, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 089-096   
Trakya Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Edirne, Türkiye
Keywords: Breathing exercises, Nursing care, Postoperative period

Aim: In order to prevent postoperative respiratory complications, starting breathing exercises 48-72 hours earlier from the surgery and efficiently practicing of the exercises are important. The aim of this study is to determine the factors that affected breathing exercises of the patients' who have undergone a surgical intervention and nurses' roles on these practices.

Material and Methods: This descriptive research was carried out with 60 patients who have undergone thoracic surgery. A questionnaire developed by the researchers was used in data collection. The data was evaluated by mean, frequency, percentage, t-test, variance and correlation analyses.

Results: It was found that 71.7% of the patients received the breathing exercise training and 83.7% of them applied the exercises preoperatively, 96.7% of them were trained by the nurses. It was detected that patients applied the first breathing exercises 0.53±0.50 days and 6.01±2.06 times in a day after the surgery, starting day of the breathing exercises was affected the pain and training time and that the number of the balls in trifle was related to the first mobilization day.

Conclusion: Breathing exercises are mostly taught by the nurses before the surgery and the pain affects the exercise practices. Early mobilization affects the respiratory functions positively. It is suggested that breathing exercises should be taught preoperatively and studies that prove the importance of breathing exercises in recovering process should be carried out.