Orem's self-care deficit theory applied to hypertensive people

Nágela Valadão Cade About the author

A study carried out with the objective of evaluating Orem's nursing self-care theory (TDAC) in women with hypertension. Four hypertensive women in an outpatient clinic were interviewed using a form with open and mulitple-choice questions on conditioning factors and self-care requirements. The data were analyzed according to the TDAC theoretical framework. Based on the self-care requirements for hypertensive people, the existence or non-existence of adjustment between self-care capacity and self-care need as well as the inhibitors and enhancers of such adjustment were identified. It was concluded that TDAC allowed to identify important aspects related to hypertensive people which must be dealth with by nurses.

self-care; Nursing; hypertension

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