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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
SILVA, Myria Ribeiro da et al. Nursing diagnoses for patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.62, n.1, pp. 92-99. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672009000100014.
This study aims at identifying the most frequent nursing diagnoses, according to the NANDA's taxonomy II in adult patients of HIV/AIDS and to check how often the defining characteristics, the related factors and the risk factors provided support for their development. Data survey was conducted by researchers in the 60 patients admitted with HIV/aids, followed by the finding out whether the NANDA's proposed requirements to develop the Nursing Diagnoses were appropriate. From the 38 diagnoses, 13 diagnoses were chosen with a frequency equal or higher than 80%. Results pointed to agreement and appropriateness for identification. But new studies will be necessary either to acknowledge the findings and bring new knowledge to the topic as well, besides encouraging research with this patients' population.
Keywords : Nursing; Nursing diagnosis; AIDS.