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AMAD PASTOR, Miriam; CANOVAS TOMAS, Miguel Ángel  and  DIAZ GARCIA, Isidora. How can the application of the nursing process help to women with anxiety nursing diagnosis?. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.46, pp.389-405.  Epub Apr 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.


To evaluate nursing group interventions in women with anxiety nursing diagnosis by self NOC result of anxiety.


Pre-experimental pretest-posttest study composed by a single group of twelve women in a Mental Health Center of the Region of Murcia. The participants were a group of women in adulthood presenting the nursing diagnosis anxiety. Each patient received 8 group nursing interventions. Before and after the group intervention, a nursing outcome criteria is filled for each patient. The following nursing interventions were used: Anxiety reduction (5820), simple relaxation therapy (6040), health education (5510), group education (5604) and support group (5430). The independent variable was nursing interventions and the dependent variable was NOC punctuations, being used as an assessment tool.


The analysis of the NOC result anxiety self-control shows significant differences. Before the intervention, the mean was 22.5 and 37.8 after it with standard deviations of 3.22 and 7.11 for each one. The median was 21 before interventions and 37.5 after them. The Wilcoxon test shows a Z value of -2.98 with p 0.003.


The state, behaviour and perception of patients improve with nursing interventions received. The global punctuation of used clinical indicators is a good tool to measure nursing intervention effects.

Keywords : Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC); nursing interventions; anxiety; nursing diagnosis; Nursing Process.

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