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This descriptive study aimed to determine the factors affecting sleep quality in oncology patients. This study was carried out with 238 patients. The study group consisted of 119 oncology patients receiving inpatient treatment due to the diagnosis of cancer in the surgery clinic. The control group consisted of 119 patients who were hospitalized in the same clinic for any acute or chronic disease other than cancer and who had the same sociodemographic characteristics as the study group. The study data were collected using a questionnaire consisting of 29 questions that determine the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the patients and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. It was determined in this study that some sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the patients affected their scores on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. It was determined that the sleep quality of the patients in the study and control groups was at a good level and that the sleep quality of the control group patients was better than that of the study group patients.
Keywords: Oncology; patient; sleep quality.
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