Effect of Counseling on Quality of Life and Self-Care Agency for Patients Who are Scheduled for Total Knee Replacement

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Kaya C., Bilik Ö.

CLINICAL NURSING RESEARCH, vol.31, no.3, pp.519-529, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/10547738211058985
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.519-529
  • Keywords: total knee replacement, counseling, nurse counseling, quality of life, self-care agency, ARTHROPLASTY, OUTCOMES, REHABILITATION, SATISFACTION, SF-36, STAY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to determine the effect of counseling on quality of life and self-care agency for patients who are scheduled for total knee replacement (TKR). The study has a quantitative and quasi-experimental design with a control group. The patients in the control group (n = 40) received routine care. Face-to-face and telephone counseling was offered to individuals in the intervention group (n = 39). The data was collected at face-to-face interviews by using a patient characteristics form, Quality of Life Scale, and Self-Care Agency Scale. The scores for quality of life and self-care agency in the 6th to 8th and 14th to 16th weeks after surgery were very significantly higher in the intervention group than in the control group (p < .001). This study shows that counseling given by the nurse increases the quality of life and self-care agency of patients undergoing TKR.