Nursing diagnoses in a Brazilian intensive care unit.

  title={Nursing diagnoses in a Brazilian intensive care unit.},
  author={Am{\'a}lia de F{\'a}tima Lucena and Alba L{\'u}cia Bottura Leite de Barros},
  journal={International journal of nursing terminologies and classifications : the official journal of NANDA International},
  volume={17 3},
PURPOSE To identify the nursing diagnoses and their most frequent related factors or risk factors in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). METHOD Descriptive cross-sectional study with information from 991 admissions to an ICU during a 6-month period. FINDINGS Sixteen nursing diagnoses resulting from hospitalization were most frequently identified; six had percentages greater than 40% with 29 related/risk factors. The resulting averages were 6.9 diagnoses per hospitalization… CONTINUE READING