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MONTEFUSCO, Selma Rodrigues Alves; BACHION, Maria Márcia  and  NAKATANI, Adélia Yaeko Kyosen. The families assessment in the hospital context: an approach between the Calgary model and NANDA's taxonomy. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.17, n.1, pp.72-80. ISSN 0104-0707.

This study aimed at assessing the nursing diagnoses of the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (2006) identified within families accompanying patients in treatment for non-communicable chronic diseases, by using the Calgary Assessment Model. This descriptive, quantitative, qualitative study was carried out in a medical clinic at a university hospital in the Mid-western region of Brazil from January to June of 2006. Interviews with 12 families were recorded. The data was then subjected to categorization, identification of gaps and divergences, grouping of standards, diagnostic inference, and relationship determination, from which the diagnostic was established. Among the 12 identified diagnostic categories, the most frequent were: tension due to the caregiver role (100%), impaired verbal communication from the family (75%), impaired home maintenance management (66%), alterations in family processes (66%), and impaired social interactions (25%). This profile identifies whole nursing care priority areas for those families in situations of accompanying family members in the hospital.

Keywords : Nursing; Family; Nursing diagnosis; Family nursing.

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