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Analysis of nursing diagnosis “risk of dry eye”: a cohort study

Fabiane Rocha Botarelli, Ana Paula Nunes de Lima Fernandes, Jéssica Naiara de Medeiros Araújo, Vanessa Pinheiro Barreto, Marcos Antônio Ferreira Junior, Allyne Fortes Vitor


Aim: To analyze the NANDA-I nursing diagnosis of “risk of dry eye” in patients in an intensive care unit. Method: methodological validation study to be conducted with patients admitted to the intensive care unit at the university hospital of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). A cohort study will be undertaken for pool analysis of predictor variables (risk factors) associated with the outcome (dry eye). Inclusion criteria: patient of less than 18 years of age, with a minimum of 24 hours after admission. Exclusion criteria: previous eye disease, transfer, or death during study follow-up. The monitoring will be on a daily basis with a seven day follow-up, with accuracy analyzed through the use of sensitivity and specificity measures and predictive values.


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


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