Review of oncology nursing research that conducted by nurses in Turkey and published between 2009-2013: a systematic review
Talas, Melek Serpil
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OBJECTIVES This study was aimed to analyze the nursing research that conducted field of oncology in Turkey and published between 2009-2013. METHODS Literature search conducted in October 2013, researchers searched the keywords of "cancer, patient, nursing, oncology, Turkey" in Turkish and English on the international ("PubMed", "Embase", "Ovid", "ProQuest", "Ebscohost", and "Blackwell-Synergy") and national (Turkish Medical Index - ULAKBIM, Council of Higher Education - YOK, Thesis Center) databases. RESULTS In 66% of studies were descriptive. In 38% of the studies, all cancer types were included in the sample. Sample of 94% the of studies were adults, and 31% of the studies were related to "Symptom and Symptom Management" and 65% of this studies were conducted by academician nurses. CONCLUSION It was seen that there were a large number of researches conducted in the field of oncology. However it was seen that the majority of these researches have low evidence level, performed by academic nurses, and its samples consisted of adults.