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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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OLIVEIRA, Taciana Cavalcante de; ARAUJO, Thelma Leite de; MELO, Elizabeth Mesquita  and  ALMEIDA, Diva Teixeira de. Evaluation of the adaption process in elderly people with high blood pressure. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2002, vol.10, n.4, pp.530-536. ISSN 1518-8345.

This study aimed at evaluating the adaption process of an elderly person with high blood pressure by establishing nursing diagnoses and implementing nursing actions. The phases of the study were developed in the patient's home and an instrument based on Roy's model was used data collection. After behaviors and stimuli were evaluated, six diagnoses were elaborated: restricted mobility, gait, and/or coordination; impairment of a primary sense; sleep deprivation; low self-esteem; role transition and loneliness. It was concluded that nursing goals and interventions were important once they allowed, in a general fashion, ineffective responses to be replaced for adaptive ones.

Keywords : elderly; high blood pressure; behavior; nursing diagnosis.

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