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BRASIL DE ALMEIDA REBOUCAS, Cristiana et al. Comparative analysis of non-verbal communication between nurse and blind person. Index Enferm [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.3, pp.134-138. ISSN 1699-5988.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1132-12962015000200004.

Objective: To analyze nonverbal communication between nurses and blind persons during nursing consultations. Methods: Quasi-experimental, quantitative study. The participants were 15 nurses in the experimental group and 15 in the control group and 30 blind persons. The experimental group received training on Proxemics Theory and the Model of Non-Verbal Communication Nurse-Blind. Nursing visits were videotaped and analyzed by three experts. The data were processed in SPSS and analyzed by chi-square (X2) and maximum likelihood. Results: Trained nurses established effective communication in nursing consultations for the blind. An association was found between the categories Distance, Posture and Axis (p=0.0001); Iconic and regulatory (p=0.0001) gestures, but not for illustrating gestures (p=0.191). Concerning facial behavior, eye opening, gaze direction and volume of the voice (p=0.0001), the experimental group had the best result. Conclusions: The Model of Non-Verbal Communication Nurse-Blind is effective in nursing consultations for blind patients.

Keywords : Nonverbal communication; Visually impaired persons; Nursing.

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