Beatriz Amorim Beltrão

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OBJECTIVE to characterize nutritional status and variables that predict nutritional changes in children with congenital heart disease. METHOD a cross-sectional study undertaken in two health institutions between January and June 2009, using a questionnaire with questions about nutrition, applied to 132 children under two years of age who had congenital(More)
OBJECTIVE The development of operational definitions leads to accurate assessments of health conditions. Many health indicators in the Nursing Outcomes Classification require the development of operational definitions. We sought to determine the validity of operational definitions for indicators of nursing outcomes that assess respiratory status in children(More)
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy of NANDA-I defining characteristics for the nursing diagnosis, ineffective breathing pattern, in children with acute respiratory infection. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study in 136 children. Measures of accuracy were calculated for the defining characteristics. FINDINGS Use of accessory muscles to breathe(More)
AIM To check the content validity of operational definitions for respiratory indicators of ineffective breathing pattern of children with congenital heart disease. METHODS A methodologic study performed with Brazilian expert nurses that assesses the item-objective congruence and adequacy of criteria of operational definitions for indicators of ineffective(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the baseline prevalence and incidence rates of Impaired Gas Exchange (IGE), Ineffective Airway Clearance (IAC) and Ineffective Breathing Pattern (IBP) in children with acute respiratory infection. METHOD A prospective open cohort study was conducted in two public hospitals specialized in child care in the months from January to June(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To identify prognostic clinical indicators of short-term survival for ineffective breathing pattern in children with acute respiratory infection. BACKGROUND Despite the studies of survival for nursing diagnosis, there is not enough evidence about the clinical indicators that are associated with a worse prognosis for ineffective(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of ineffective breathing pattern and the accuracy of its defining characteristics, among children and adolescents with congenital heart disease. BACKGROUND The NANDA International nursing diagnosis, ineffective breathing pattern, has been noted to have high prevalence in different(More)
UNLABELLED Clinical indicators of ineffective breathing pattern in children with congenital heart disease. OBJECTIVES To analyze the accuracy of clinical predictors of nursing diagnosis "Ineffective breathing pattern in children with congenital heart disease". METHOD 1:1 case-control study with 30 children with congenital heart disease. Fifteen children(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic accuracy measures of defining characteristics of respiratory nursing diagnoses "impaired gas exchange" and "impaired spontaneous ventilation" in asmathics children in emergency department. METHODS Observational, descriptive transversal study developed between April and September 2013 in a hospital in northeastern(More)
The identification of clinical indicators with good predictive ability allows the nurse to minimize the existing variability in clinical situations presented by the patient and to accurately identify the nursing diagnosis, which represents the true clinical condition. The purpose of this study was to analyze the accuracy of NANDA-I clinical indicators of(More)