Maria Helena Baena de Moraes Lopes

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This study aimed at demonstrating that the caregiving role affected the lives of caregivers of children with cancer the child's degree of dependence regarding the performance of daily life activities (DLA), the degree of help offered by others and the degree to which some aspects of the caregiver's life were affected by caregiving activities. Interviews(More)
PURPOSE To validate the content of the nursing diagnosis parental role conflict made by neonatal intensive care (NICU) nurses and researchers in the field and to identify the related major and minor defining characteristics.METHOD. Fehring's Diagnostic Content Validation model using 59 neonatal specialists.FINDINGS. Nineteen defining characteristics were(More)
Digital vaginal palpation performed during clinical practice can help diagnose urinary, intestinal and sexual disorders, while perineometry is more useful for performing perineal exercises with biofeedback. This study verifies whether there is a correlation between values of Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength (PFMS) obtained through perineometry performed with an(More)
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)
This case-control study evaluated whether UI in the puerperium compromises the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and if so, in which aspects. The study included 344 women (77 case group and 267 control group) up to 90 days postpartum, who were attended the Obstetrics Outpatient Clinic of a public teaching hospital, for the postpartum follow up(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)
We investigated the attitudes of nurses and physicians from a public hospital in Campinas, SP, Brazil, towards computer use in health care, by means of a questionnaire composed of two parts. The first one shows the characteristics of the sample population under study, while the second consisted of a validated Likert style scale with 20 items, six of which(More)
This study evaluated the pain intensity and behavior during labor and delivery, among women who had natural childbirth, without analgesia, in one of the following positions: semi-sitting, lying on the left side, and lithotomy. This is a descriptive, cross-sectional and correlational study. The instruments used were a validated questionnaire that evaluates(More)
This research qualitatively analyzed the contents of national and international scientific publications, indexed in the period from 1999 to 2005, about low back pain in gestation. Around 50 % of pregnant women complain about low back pain. The physiologic modifications that occur happen in pregnancy alter the posture of pregnant women and the largest(More)
This article presents a summary of literature published in recent years about latex allergy. The first article on allergic reactions associated with latex was published in Britain in 1979. Since then, the number of reported cases has increased. A wide variety of allergic reactions that range from contact dermatitis to anaphylactic shock are described in(More)