Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2024 , Vol 34 , Num 1
Determination of Comfort Level and Factors Affecting Comfort in Patients with Brain Tumor Surgery
Arzu DEMIREL1,Ezgi Seyhan AK2
1Prof. Dr. Cemil Taşçıoğlu Şehir Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Servisi, İstanbul, Türkiye
2İstanbul Üniversitesi-Cerrahpaşa Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5157.TND.3244 AIM: The aim of the study is to determine the comfort level and the factors affecting comfort in patients who have undergone brain tumor surgery.

MATERIAL and METHODS: The sample of the descriptive study consisted of 109 patients who had brain tumor surgery in the neurosurgery clinic of a city hospital between October 2021 and October 2022 and met the inclusion criteria. Descriptive features form, perianesthesia comfort scale (PCS), M.D Anderson Brain Tumor Symptom Inventory, numerical pain scale were used to collect data. Ethics committee and institutional permission were obtained before starting the study.

RESULTS: It was determined that the mean perianesthesia comfort scale score of the patients was 4.06±0.36 (67.7%) out of 6 points. Pain anxiety of independent factors affecting the comfort level of patients [B=-0.18(95% CI:-0.33;-0.03) pr2=0.23; p=0.021] and the patient"s general health status [B=0.14(95% CI:0.01;0.27) pr2=0.21; p=0.034]. There was a statistically significant and negative correlation between the patients with the highest sensory symptoms and their perianesthesia comfort scale scores and emotional symptom (r=-0.241; p=0.011) and treatment evaluation symptom (r=-0.272; p=0.004) levels.

CONCLUSION: It was found that the comfort level was good in patients who had brain tumor surgery, and the worry of pain was the most important factor affecting comfort. Anahtar Kelimeler : Brain tumor, Postoperative Comfort, Nursing