Results of the Nursing Outcomes Classification/NOC for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Resultados de la Nursing Outcomes Classification/NOC para pacientes con trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo

Ananda Ughini Bertoldo Pires Amália de Fátima Lucena Andressa Behenck Elizeth Heldt About the authors

ABSTRACT

Objective:

To analyze the application of nursing outcomes and indicators selected from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) to evaluate patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in outpatient follow-up.

Method:

Outcome-based research. First, a consensus was achieved between nurses specialized in mental health (MH) and in the nursing process to select NOC-related outcomes and indicators, followed by the elaboration of their conceptual and operational definitions. Then, an instrument was created with these, which was tested in a pilot group of six patients treated at a MH outpatient clinic. The instrument was applied to patients with OCD undergoing Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (GCBT). The study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the institution.

Results:

Four NOC outcomes and 17 indicators were selected. There was a significant change in the scores of nine indicators after CBGT.

Conclusion:

The study showed feasibility for evaluating symptoms of patients with OCD through NOC outcomes and indicators in an outpatient situation.

Descriptors:
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder; Nursing Process; Nursing Care; Evaluation of Outcomes (Health Care); Mental Health

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