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Comparison of Sleep Quality, Comfort Level, and Related Factors in Patients Using the Sandbag or the Vascular Closure Device After Coronary Angiography


Clinic of Coronary Intensive Care, Mehmet Akif İnan Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Türkiye


Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, İnönü University Faculty of Nursing, Malatya, Türkiye

Arch Health Sci Res 2023; 10: 193-200
DOI: 10.5152/ArcHealthSciRes.2023.23031
Read: 346 Downloads: 229 Published: 11 October 2023

Objective: This study was conducted to investigate whether sleep quality, comfort level, and related factors differ depending on the use of the sandbag or the vascular closure device after coronary angiography.

Methods: This comparative and cross-sectional study was conducted on 210 patients (Sandbag: 105, Device: 105) who underwent coronary angiography in the coronary intensive care and cardiology service. Data were collected using a Descriptive Characteristics Form, a Coronary Angiography Follow-up Form, the RichardCampbell Sleep Scale, and the Early Postoperative Comfort Scale.

Results: Comfort scores were higher in patients using the device (4.02 ± 0.45) than those using the sandbag (3.8 ± 0.45). In both groups, pain negatively affected comfort. Mobilization had an effect on comfort only in patients using the sandbag and comfort was higher in mobilized patients. Sleep scores were higher in vascular closure device users (57.18 ± 17.69) than in sandbag users (51.99 ± 18.14). Severe pain, long surgical intervention time, and large hematoma size adversely affected sleep quality in patients using the sandbag.

Conclusion: The use of sandbags and vascular closure devices in patients who have undergone coronary angiography affected sleep quality and patient comfort, and that device users were better in terms of comfort and sleep quality than sandbag users.

Cite this article as: Batmaz M, Cengiz Z. Comparison of sleep quality, comfort level, and related factors in patients using the sandbag or the vascular closure device after coronary angiography. Arch Health Sci Res. 2023;10(3):193-200.

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