Publications by authors named "İlknur Gökşin"

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The effect of progressive muscle relaxation on the adaptation of elderly women to depression and old age: a randomised clinical trial.

Psychogeriatrics 2021 Mar 4. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing Department, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey.

Background: The changes that occur during the ageing process affect the mental health of individuals and their adaptation to old age. In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) exercises on the depression level of elderly women and their adaptation to old age.

Methods: A randomised controlled trial design was used. The sample consisted of 49 elderly women (21 intervention and 28 controls) from a family health centre of a city in Turkey. The research data were collected using the introductory information form, Mini-Mental State Examination, Barthel index, Geriatric Depression-15 Scale, and Assessment Scale of Adaptation Difficulty for the Elderly. Two home visits were made to women in the first and eighth week of the application. PMR was applied by women in the intervention group in 28 min sessions three times a week for 8 weeks. During the 8 weeks the women were called by the researcher once a week and PMR was reminded.

Results: As a result of the PMR exercises performed for 8 weeks, it was determined that there was a statistically significant difference in the mean Geriatric Depression-15 Scale and Assessment Scale of Adaptation Difficulty for the Elderly scores of the women in the intervention group compared to the control group (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: In this study, it was found that PMR exercises reduce the depression level of elderly women and increase their adaptation to old age.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyg.12673DOI Listing
March 2021

Usage of complementary and alternative medicine in women with urinary incontinence at a hospital in Turkey.

Integr Med Res 2020 Jun 10;9(2):100403. Epub 2020 Mar 10.

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey.

Background: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a health problem that is common in women of all ages. Besides pharmacological and surgical treatments, there are lifestyle changes and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to relieve UI symptoms. This study aimed to examine lifestyle arrangements and CAM use by women with UI.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from 352 women with UI. The study sample consisted of female patients that were aged 18 and above. We asked patients whether they experienced urine leakage, and included all patients with UI in the sample regardless of UI type or severity. We collected the study data by using the personal information form and Incontinence Severity Index (ISI).

Results: In this study, 7.1% of women with UI used CAM while 92.9% did not. We found that only the women with mixed incontinence used CAM more (p < 0.05). The CAM techniques commonly preferred by women included prayer (48.0%), hot application (36.0%) and herbal teas (24%). While 52.2% of women stated that they benefited from CAM use, all of them (100%) stated that they experienced no side effects of CAM. The most common lifestyle changes was losing weight.

Conclusion: Turkish women with UI had a low rate of CAM use in this study. The use of CAM was related to age and education, and women with mixed UI used CAM more.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.imr.2020.100403DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7160565PMC
June 2020

Relationship between the nursing students' attitudes towards spiritual care and the principles of a good death.

Perspect Psychiatr Care 2020 Oct 13;56(4):913-919. Epub 2020 Apr 13.

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey.

Purpose: This descriptive study aims to identify the relationship between the nursing students' attitudes towards spiritual care and the principles of a good death.

Design And Methods: A total of 224 nursing students took part in this study. A personal data from, the "assessment scale of attitudes towards principles about dying with dignity" and the "spiritual support perception scale" were used in the data collection.

Findings: This study found that the nursing students' attitudes towards spiritual care and the principles of a good death were positive. As the students' attitudes towards the principles of a good death increased, their attitudes towards spiritual care also increased.

Practice Implications: It is recommended that the principles of a good death and spiritual care should be included in the nursing curriculum.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppc.12511DOI Listing
October 2020

The effect of progressive muscle relaxation on the postpartum depression risk and general comfort levels in primiparas.

Stress Health 2020 Aug 16;36(3):322-329. Epub 2020 Feb 16.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing Department, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.

In the postpartum period, mode of delivery, planned pregnancy, rapid changes in estrogen and progesterone hormone concentrations, quality of care, and environmental conditions affect the postpartum depression and comfort of the women. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) on the postpartum depression risk and general comfort levels in primiparas. A quasi-experimental design was used with pretest, post-test, and control group. The intervention and control groups consisted of 35 women each. PMR was applied to intervention group for 8 weeks. There was a statistically significant difference between Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale pretest and third follow-up scores of the intervention group (p < .05). There was a statistically significant difference between the intervention and control groups in the mean General Comfort Questionnaire scores at the first, second, and third follow-ups (p < .05). PMR may be effective on decreasing the postpartum depression risk and increasing general comfort. PMR could be administered through home visits to help women in postpartum period cope with their mental health problems after discharge.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smi.2921DOI Listing
August 2020

The effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation on the postpartum quality of life.

Asian Nurs Res (Korean Soc Nurs Sci) 2018 Apr 5. Epub 2018 Apr 5.

Gazi University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing Department, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

Purpose: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) on the quality of life women during postpartum period.

Methods: A quasi-experimental design was used. The participants consisted of primiparous women who had experienced a vaginal birth in the obstetrics department of a hospital. Thirty women in the intervention group and 30 women in the control group were included. Data were collected by questionnaire and Maternal Postpartum Quality of Life Questionnaire (MAPP-QoL) between June 2016 and April 2017. Progressive muscle relaxation were applied to the intervention group. PMR were performed as contracting a muscle group, then relaxing it, moving (or progressing) from one muscle group to another.

Results: The mean pre-test and post-test scores of the MAPP-QoL in the intervention group were 24.43 ± 4.58 and 26.07 ± 4.58, respectively (t = -2.73, p < .05). The mean pre-test and post-test scores of the MAPP-QoL in the control group were 23.29 ± 4.37 and 21.99 ± 5.58, respectively (t = 2.23, p < .05). The difference between the mean scores of the women in the intervention and control groups before PMR was not statistically significant (t = 0.99, p > .05), whereas the difference between the groups after PMR was found to be statistically significant (t = 3.09, p < .05.

Conclusions: Postpartum quality of life of women was increased after PMR. Progressive muscle relaxation should be taught to women who are admitted to obstetrics and outpatient clinics, that home visits be completed in order to expand the use of PMR.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anr.2018.03.003DOI Listing
April 2018