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Assoc. Prof. Zeliha OZDEMIR KOKEN

Faculty (Surgical Nursing - Head of Surgical Nursing Department)

E.mail: ozdemir.z@hotmail.com, zeliha.ozdemir@hacettepe.edu.tr

Phone: +90312 305 15 80 / 119



She completed her primary and secondary education in Giresun and graduated from Piraziz Anatolian Vocational School of Health. She graduated with a third-place from Ankara University Faculty of Health Science Nursing Department in 2004. She completed Master of Science in Surgical Nursing at Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences in 2007. She completed her Ph.D. in the Surgical Nursing Department at Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences in 2015. She worked as an intensive care nurse, supervisor, and organ transplantation coordinator in Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas State Hospital between January 2003 and July 2013. She worked as a research assistant at Hacettepe University Faculty of Nursing, Surgical Nursing Department between July 2013-February 2019. She has been working as a faculty in the same department since February 2019. She was in Erasmus University Medical Center, Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Unit for 5 months in 2019 and Hannover Medical School Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplant and Vascular Surgery for 2 months in 2015 as a visiting scholar.

Interests: Solid organ transplantation, immunosuppressive medication adherence in transplant patients, heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices, mechanical circulatory support systems, thorax and cardiovascular surgery nursing.

Selected Publications:

  • Koken ZO, Yalcin YC, van Netten D, de Bakker CC, van der Graaf M, Kervan U et al. Driveline exit-site care protocols in patients with left ventricular assist devices: a systematic review. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;11;60(3):506-515.
  • Özdemir Köken Z, Kervan Ü, Avşar M, Kocabeyoğlu SS, Paç M. Quality of life among patients with left ventricular assist device: Comparison of two populations. Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg. 2020;28(2):308-314. 
  • Savas H, Ozdemir Koken Z, Senol Celik S. Experiences of adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients following discharge: A mixed methods study. Heart & Lung, 2020;49(5):592-598.
  • Sezer RE, Ozdemir Koken Z, Senol Celik S. Home Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Feeding: Difficulties and Needs of Caregivers, Qualitative Study. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2020; 44:525-53.
  • Ozdemir Koken Z, Karahan S, Tuncbilek Z, Senol Celik S. Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Retrospective Study. Transplantation Proceedings, 2019;51(7):2321-2323.
  • Ozdemir Köken Z, Talas MS, Gökmen D. Development and Psychometric Testing of the Turkish Immunosuppressive Medication Adherence Scale. Turk J Nephrol 2019; 28(2): 120-6.
  • Ozdemir Koken Z, Sezer RE, Kervan U. Caring for Patients With Ventricular Assist Devices: A Mini-Review of the Literature. Transplantation Proceedings, 2019;51(7):2492-2494.