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Assoc. Prof. Nur IZGU

Faculty (Internal Medicine Nursing)

E.mail: nurakgul@hacettepe.edu.tr / akglnur@gmail.com

Phone: +90312 305 15 80 / 139


She had a bachelor's degree in 2010 from the Faculty of Health Sciences of Hacettepe University receiving the “Ihsan Dogramaci Overachievement Prize.” After graduation, she worked at the Stem Cell Transplantation Unit of Bayindir Hospital as a staff nurse between 2010 and 2011 years, worked at Ankara Children Health and Disease Education & Research Hospital as a staff nurse between 2011-2012 years and worked at the Faculty of Health Sciences Nursing and Health Services Department of Baskent University as a research assistant between the 2012 and 2013. She started post-graduate education at the Institute of Health Sciences of Hacettepe University in 2011, got a Master of Science degree in 2013, and earned a Ph.D. degree in 2017. She worked in the Internal Medicine Nursing Department of Hacettepe University Faculty of Nursing as a research assistant between  August 2013 and February 2019, and as an assistant professor between February 2019 and August 2021. She has worked as an associate professor in the same department from August 2021 until now. Her research areas are complementary therapies, symptom management in chronic diseases, supportive care in cancer, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Selected Publications:

  • Gok Metin, Z., Izgu, N., Gulbahar Eren, M., & Eroglu, H. (2022). Theory‐based nursing interventions in adults with coronary heart disease: A systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Nursing Scholarship.
  • Izgu, N., Gok Metin, Z. (2021). Perceptions of type 2 diabetes patients for starting Insulin: A qualitative content analysis. Turkish Journal of Diabetes and Obesity, 5(3), 317-324.
  • Izgu, N., Gok Metin, Z., Karadas, C., Ozdemir, L., Metinarikan, N., & Corapcıoglu, D. (2020). Progressive muscle relaxation and mindfulness meditation on neuropathic pain, fatigue, and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 52(5), 476-487.
  • Izgu, N., Yayla, E. M., Ozdemir, L., & Gemalmaz, A. (2020). Inhalation aromatherapy on nausea, vomiting and anxiety during autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: An open-label randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 101091.
  • Izgu, N., & Metin, Z. G. (2020). Complementary and alternative therapies from the Turkish Physician's perspective: An embedded mixed-method study. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 101144.