The effectiveness of Watson's Caring Model on the quality of life and blood pressure of patients with hypertension


ERCI B., SAYAN A., Tortumluoglu G., KILIÇ D., SAHIN O., GUNGORMUS Z.

JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, vol.41, no.2, pp.130-139, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02515.x
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.130-139
  • Keywords: quality of life, nursing care, Watson's Caring Model, blood pressure, hypertension, Turkey, OF-LIFE, CANCER-PATIENTS, CARE, PREVALENCE, PREVENTION, ADULTS

Abstract

Background. Nurses caring relationships with hypertensive patients can have a positive effect upon their blood pressure and may increase quality of life and prolongation of life. Hypertension affects a large number of people. It is important that those affected receive, in addition to the best available medical treatment, nursing care that best meets their needs and adds to the quality of their lives. Watson's Caring Model is one nursing approach consistent with needs of persons with hypertension, and was used in this study to guide both research and practice.