Determination of learning requirements of stroke patients with type 2 diabetes in Turkey sample

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Gonca Şengül Can
Pelin Uymaz


Background. In the 8th Diabetes Atlas of IDF, it was determined that the diabetes prevalence of Turkey between the ages of 20–79 in 2017 was 12.8 %, IGT was 7.4 %, and diabetes health expenditures were 5.445 million dollars. This study aimed to determine the learning needs and the factors affecting the need for discharge training in patients with stroke. Materials and methods. This is a descriptive and cross-sectional study with 109 patients consisting the study sample. The study population consisted of stroke patients who were hospitalized in the Neurology Department of a university hospital between April 15 and September 15, 2018. The data were obtained using the Introductory Information Form and and the Turkish version of the “Patient Learning Needs Scale (PLNS)” by the researchers. Analysis of the data can be accessed from the computer. Results. The mean total PLNS score was 200.43 ± 34.77 (204). The drugs sub-dimension had a high importance level in the sub-dimension mean scores, and the community and follow-up sub-dimension had the lowest score with “3.63” in the significance level of sub-dimension mean scores. According socio-demographic characteristics and PLNS, among the groups, the differences were found to be statistically significant in the “Community and Monitoring” and “Skin Care” sub-dimesions. The “place”, sub-dimension of “Treatment and Complications” was found to be statistically significant. The “Health Illness” of the patients and the distribution of PLNS, “Medicines, Daily Life Activities, Community and Monitoring, Treatment and Complications, Skin Care and the difference of Total Scale Score were found to be statistically significant. İn the situation of discharge training given by whom, all sub-dimensions of the scale were found to be statistically significant regarding who the training was received from (p < 0.05). Conclusion. Consequently, the learning needs of patients with stroke were found to be high; thus, individual-specific training should be given in patient discharge education planning.

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Şengül Can, G., and P. Uymaz. “Determination of Learning Requirements of Stroke Patients With Type 2 Diabetes in Turkey Sample”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY (Ukraine), vol. 17, no. 4, Sept. 2021, pp. 308-14, doi:10.22141/2224-0721.17.4.2021.237345.
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