JOURNAL OF HEALTH SCIENCE, cilt.8, ss.189-196, 2018 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
Introduction: The attachment style and family presence preference are important during the invasive medical procedures. Our aim was to analyze the effects of adult attachment styles of the patients
which prefer presence of their family members during the invasive medical procedures in emergency
Methods: We included 76 randomly selected patients who received the invasive medical procedures in
the emergency department of the University hospital. The Patient Information Form and Relationship
Scales Questionnaire were used to collect data.
Results: About 57.9% of the patients said that they preferred their relatives to stand by them during
invasive nursing procedures. 56.6% of participants stated that they favor their relatives to support them
at the time of such interventions. Average scores of adult attachment styles were 3.02 ± 0.63 for fearful,
3.57 ±0.57 for dismissing, 2.87 ± 0.50 for preoccupied, and 2.79 ± 0.66 for secure attachment style.
Adult attachment styles of participants were found to have no impact on preferring someone standing by
them at the time of invasive nursing interventions (p > 0.05).
Conclusion: Adult attachment styles do not affect the patients’ need to have a family member stand
beside them during an invasive medical procedure.
Key words: Attachment style; emergency department; family presence; invasive nursing procedures