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Dry eye syndrome in an intensive care unit: a cross-sectional study

Jéssica Naiara de Medeiros Araújo, Ana Paula Nunes de Lima Fernandes, Fabiane Rocha Botarelli, Vanessa Gabrielle Neves Câmara, Marcos Antonio Ferreira Júnior, Allyne Fortes Vitor


Aim: To evaluate the NANDA-International Nursing diagnosis of “risk for dry eye” in patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Method: This is a cross-sectional study to be conducted in an adult ICU in a university hospital in Rio Grande do Norte state. For data collection the instrument to be used will be divided into two parts. The first refers to the research variables related to sociodemographic and clinical data, while the second will deal with the risk factors of the nursing diagnosis under study. For data analysis the Statistical Package for Social Sciences will be used for calculating the Kappa coefficient, frequency, distribution center measures and their variability, chi-square or Fisher and the prevalence ratio. This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.


Doenças da superfície ocular; Cuidados Críticos; Sistematização da Assistência de enfermagem; Risco de Olho Seco.


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