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A profile of nursing diagnoses in patients with multiple sclerosis: a cross-sectional study

Thatiane Monick de Souza Costa, Vinicius Lino de Souza Neto, Mariana Melo da Cruz Domingos, Bárbara Coeli Oliveira da Silva, Iellen Dantas Campos Verdes Rodrigues, Richardson Augusto Rosendo da Silva


Aim:  identify  the  most  frequent  nursing  diagnoses  in  patients  with multiple  sclerosis  hospitalized  in  a  neurological  unit.  Method:  This  is  a  cross-sectional, quantitative  study,  conducted  in  the  period  from  January  to August  2014  with  58 patients in a teaching hospital in northeastern Brazil, following the relevant steps: data collection  through  validated  instrument;  process   analysis   and  validation  in  pairs according to the nursing diagnoses; and, finally, inferential analysis. Results: 30 nursing diagnoses  were identified,  the  most  common were:  impaired  physical  mobility;  activity intolerance,  impaired  urinary  excretion;  impaired  memory;  impaired pattern  of  sleep; self-care  deficit  for  feeding;  ineffective  coping;  constipation;  sexual  dysfunction  and chronic  pain.  Conclusion:  The  most  common  diagnoses  identified  are  in  the  fields  of activity/rest,   disposal   and   exchange   coping/stress   tolerance,   perception/cognition, comfort and sexuality.


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