Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Original Article

Evaluation of Graduate Dissertations in the Nursing Field on Smoking Addiction/Cessation in Türkiye


Division of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Department of Nursing, Erciyes University Faculty of Health Sciences, Kayseri, Türkiye

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2022; 19: 334-341
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2022.98958
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Background: Health problems caused by smoking addiction are increasing day by day. Nurses are required to plan and implement the necessary initiatives within the scope of health protection and development. Aim: In this study, it is aimed to examine the graduate dissertations on “smoking addiction/ cessation” in the nursing field in Türkiye.

Methods: In this descriptive study, answers were sought to questions such as the type of thesis, the year it was published, the department it was made by, the title and purpose, the method, the result, and the recommendations of the theses made in the field of nursing on smoking addiction/cessation. Within the aim of the research, 28 theses were examined and the results were presented as numbers and percentages.

Results: The study included 18 master’s dissertations and 10 philosophy of doctorate dissertations, which were granted access by authors at the National Dissertation Center of Higher Education Institution. It was determined that the titles of dissertations were inclusive of the aim and results of the study; 73.60% of master’s dissertations were descriptive and 75% of doctorate dissertations were randomized controlled experimental studies. It was determined that the studies were conducted predominantly on nurses/nursing students; mainly socio-demographic data forms, questionnaire forms, and scales were used in data collection.

Conclusion: The majority of graduate dissertations in the field of nursing consisted of master’s dissertations (64.29%), and descriptive type research method was mainly used (50%). Mostly, nurses/nursing students were selected as samples in the dissertations. Therefore, it is recommended to increase the number of randomized controlled experimental studies regarding smoking addiction/cessation with samples out of nurses/nursing students and conduct studies with different and broad groups.

Cite this article as: Evli M. Evaluation of graduate dissertations in the nursing field on smoking addiction/cessation in Türkiye. J Educ Res Nurs. 2022;19(3):334-341.

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