Examination of death anxietys of earthquake victims in Turkey


  • Ummuhan Akturk Inonu University Nursing Faculty
  • Harun Yenigun Department of Family Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey.




Death anxiety, earthquake, nursing


Aim: In this study, it was conducted to evaluate the relationship between Death Anxiety and what people experienced and lost during and after the earthquake after two major earthquakes in a row.

Materials and Methods: This research was conducted as a descriptive study. The universe of the study consisted of 278 people in Malatya, where two major earthquakes were experienced on February 6, 2023. The data of the research Death Anxiety Scale were used.

Results: Death Anxiety Scale score of earthquake survivors in the study was 51.51±21.83. A statistically significant relationship was found between the earthquake victims' age, gender, being alone at the time of the earthquake, being under the collapse in the earthquake, those who witnessed death in the earthquake and losing a loved one in the earthquake and the Death Anxiety Scale. It was determined that the earthquake victims' Death Anxiety Scale score was high.

Conclusion: According to these results, it is observed that those who experienced earthquakes were left alone with many traumatic events after the earthquake and were mentally worn out in this process.


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How to Cite

Akturk, U., & Yenigun, H. (2024). Examination of death anxietys of earthquake victims in Turkey. Journal of Social and Analytical Health, 4(1), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10976044