Maria Helena Baena de Moraes Lopes

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PURPOSE To develop a decision support system to discriminate the diagnoses of alterations in urinary elimination, according to the nursing terminology of NANDA International (NANDA-I). METHODS A fuzzy cognitive map (FCM) was structured considering six possible diagnoses: stress urinary incontinence, reflex urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence,(More)
AIMS To verify the relationship between enuresis in childhood and the type of urinary incontinence in adults, considering the gender and age. METHODS In this retrospective cohort study the database used contained the records of patients who had with urinary complaints and underwent urodynamic studies in the period from 1999 to 2008. A multinomial logistic(More)
AIMS To evaluate the use of the Portuguese version of the booklet "Your Pelvic Floor" as educational material, among Brazilian teenagers. The original version in English, directed to teenage audience, was developed by members of the Association for Continence Advice, in 2009. METHODS This quasi-experimental study was carried out at a non-governmental(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose is to evaluate the psychometric properties of reliability and discriminant validity of the Brazilian Portuguese versions of two instruments used in the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis (IC): "The Interstitial Cystitis Symptom Index and Problem Index" (The O'Leary-Sant), and "Pelvic Pain and Urgency/Frequency (PUF) Patient Symptom(More)
OBJECTIVES to translate and culturally adapt to Brazilian Portuguese the Developing Nurses' Thinking model, used as a strategy for teaching clinical reasoning. METHOD the translation and cultural adaptation were undertaken through initial translation, synthesis of the translations, back-translation, evaluation by a committee of specialists and a pre-test(More)
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Telehealth services in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil are led by the Telehealth Center (RedeNUTES) and based on HealthNet 2.0 software. Among the tele-assistance services, health professionals have clinical discussions focused on second opinions. This paper reports the experience in a PhD study through mixed-methods, to evaluate the telehealth services,(More)
PURPOSE To describe a model for assessing nursing diagnostic accuracy and its application to undergraduate students, comparing students' performance according to the course year. METHODS This model, based on the theory of fuzzy sets, guides a student through three steps: (a) the student must parameterize the model by establishing relationship values(More)
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