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TRADIONAL PRACTICES IN PAINFUL CONDITION AT ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS IN LIVING TUNCELI

Ezgi Karadaš, Sibel Sevinē.

Abstract
AIM: The aim of the study was to determine the tradional practices in painful condition at elderly individuals in living Tunceli.
METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted on 180 elderly people treatment at internal medicine clinic in Tunceli State Hopital from September 2013 to February 2014.
RESULTS: Most of this elderly were female (51.1%). 67.2 % of elderly 65-74 years old. As results of research most of elderly prefer to use tradional practice for their pain.
CONCLUSION: We suggest, the future research should be regarding whether benefit or not harmful of tradional practices at painly in elderly individuals.

Key words: Elderly, Tradional practices, Pain



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