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ALMEIDA MEDEIROS, Ana Beatriz et al. Impairment of patients with venous ulcers according to the outcome nursing classification. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.36, pp.26-34. ISSN 1695-6141.

The venous ulcer is an epidemiological problem of high prevalence, causing disability and dependence. Evaluate the tissue impairment of patients with venous lesions, within a nursing referential can directed the care of patients as the specifics. It was a cross-sectional study, aiming to identify the level of impairment tissue integrity of patients with venous ulcers according to the classification of nursing outcomes. The research was conducted at a brazilian university hospital with 50 patients, selected by sampling consecutive. We used a form consists of 18 indicators, applied from February to June 2012. Data analysis was done by descriptive statistics. Five indicators showed moderate impairment (median = 3): pain, tissue perfusion, defective pigmentation, skin hair growth and cicatricial tissue. It was oncluded that most indicators evaluated in the patients interviewed had impairment, varying from mild to moderate.

Keywords : Venous ulcer; Nursing; Classification; Outcome assessment.

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