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The changes and difficulties experienced by patients using steroids.
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PMID:  20591003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The purpose of this study is to determine the changes and difficulties experienced by patients because of the side effects of steroids and the effects on their life styles. METHOD: This descriptive analytical study was carried out through interviews using a questionnaire for data collection. The study was conducted in Rheumatology and Nephrology Polyclinic of Hacettepe University Adult Hospital in Ankara, Turkey. There were 146 rheumatology and nephrology patients in the study. RESULTS: The findings indicated that 68.4% of patients experienced changes in body appearance, and 60.4% of these said they had difficulties. It was determined that changes in the digestive system occurred in 40.4% of the patients, and 44.1% of them had a number of difficulties. Changes occurred in the bone/muscle system of 39% of the patients, and 63.2% of them had difficulties. Psychological changes were observed in 48.6% of the patients, 63.3% of whom said they experienced difficulties. CONCLUSION: It was determined that patients using steroids had difficulties due to the side effects of the drug.
Guler Balci Alparslan; Sevgi Sun Kapucu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of renal care     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1755-6686     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ren Care     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-01     Completed Date:  2010-10-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392167     Medline TA:  J Ren Care     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Nursing, Medical Nursing, Dumlupinar University School of Health, Kutahya, Yurkey, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Aged, 80 and over
Arthritis / drug therapy
Body Image
Cross-Sectional Studies
Digestive System Diseases / chemically induced,  prevention & control
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Kidney Diseases / drug therapy
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / drug therapy
Middle Aged
Musculoskeletal Diseases / chemically induced,  prevention & control
Steroids / adverse effects*
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