Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Case Reports

The Use of Life Activities-Based Nursing Model in the Care of Individuals with Buerger's Disease
Emine APAYDINa, Zahide AKERENb
aDepartment of Medical Services and Techniques, Bayburt University Vocational School of Health Services, Bayburt, Türkiye
bDepartment of Nursing, Bayburt University Faculty of Health Sciences, Bayburt, Türkiye
Turkiye Klinikleri J Case Rep. 2022;30(4):234-7
doi: 10.5336/caserep.2022-90782
Article Language: EN
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Buerger's disease (Thromboangiitis obliterans) is a non-atherosclerotic segmental inflammatory disease that mainly affects small and medium-sized arteries, veins, and arm and leg nerves. Although the mortality rate is not high, the symptoms it causes significantly reduce the quality of life. The Life Activities Model is a nursing model that solves the problem with a humanistic approach by considering the individual as a whole to support patients to increase their quality of life. In this case, care management of a 51-year-old male patient whose quality of life decreased due to severe pain and whose lower extremity thrombosis developed due to treatment-resistant Buerger's disease was presented using a nursing model based on life activities. By using the Life Activities-Based Nursing Model in the care of the individual with Buerger's disease, we increased the patient's compliance by supporting them to perform the activities of daily living in the best way possible.

Keywords: Buerger's disease; nursing; model
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