Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Original Article

The Level of Satisfaction from Nursing Care and Social Support of Organ Transplant Patients


Department of Surgical Nursing, Ege University School of Nursing, İzmir, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2019; 28: 34-37
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2019.3205
Read: 1581 Downloads: 576 Published: 05 February 2019

Objective: It was planned to investigate the satisfaction levels of organ transplant patients in terms of social support and nursing care and also to determine the relation between these two items.

Materials and Methods: The descriptive study was conducted with patients (n=140) who accepted to answer the research questions at a University Hospital Organ Transplantation Clinic. While collecting the data; question form related to identifying information of the patient, Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scales and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support Questionnaire were used.

Results: The mean age of the patients was 38.89±11.80. It was seen that 64.3% of patients were women, 73.6% liver transplants, 26.4% kidney transplants. Patients Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale mean score was 69.25±7.21, also experiences about Nursing Care Scale mean score was 75.41±2.27 and Nursing Satisfaction score mean score was found to be 71.73±3.05. There is no statistically significant correlation between Social Support Scale total score and nursing care related experiences Scale total score (R=0.087, P=0.305) and Satisfaction Scale total score (r=0.012, p=0.891).

Conclusion: Level of satisfaction from nursing care and social support of organ transplant patients were found to be at a good level.

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