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Nursing Epidemiological Approach of Hypertension Management in a Public Health Service from the Northern Region of Portugal

Version 1 : Received: 4 December 2020 / Approved: 7 December 2020 / Online: 7 December 2020 (08:22:22 CET)

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Melo, P.; Miranda, D.; Santos, S.; Sousa, S.; Cardoso, T.; Pereira, A. Nursing Epidemiological Approach of Hypertension Management in a Public Health Service from the Northern Region of Portugal. Healthcare 2021, 9, 59. Melo, P.; Miranda, D.; Santos, S.; Sousa, S.; Cardoso, T.; Pereira, A. Nursing Epidemiological Approach of Hypertension Management in a Public Health Service from the Northern Region of Portugal. Healthcare 2021, 9, 59.

Journal reference: Healthcare 2021, 9, 59
DOI: 10.3390/healthcare9010059

Abstract

Background: Epidemiological surveillance of nursing diagnosis is an approach anchored on a post-modern epidemiology focused on persons health-disease responses. Regarding to public health priorities, the population where our study occurred had as priority problem the arterial hypertension. Related to this chronical disease, nursing diagnoses about health-disease responses in primary healthcare has as major focus Therapeutic Regime Management. Our aim was to study the nursing diagnosis in this issue, from an epidemiological approach. Methods: A descriptive study from an epidemiological approach was developed, analyzing nursing diagnoses in hypertensive patients. Results: We found 17,7% of undiagnosed patients and better diagnoses in patients with complications than in those without complications. Conclusions: nursing records need to be improved in order to promote more robust studies in the post-modern epidemiology defended for the future.

Keywords

public health nursing; epidemiological surveillance; nursing diagnosis; arterial hypertension

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