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

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Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health, 4169-005 Porto, Portugal
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Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Institute of Health Sciences/School of Nursing (Porto), 4169-005 Porto, Portugal
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Public Health Unit, Local Health Unit of Matosinhos, 4450-021 Matosinhos, Portugal
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Nursing Information System Department, Portugal Northern Health Administration, 4000-477 Porto, Portugal
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Healthcare 2021, 9(1), 59; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9010059
Received: 4 December 2020 / Revised: 29 December 2020 / Accepted: 6 January 2021 / Published: 8 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Nursing)
Background: Epidemiological surveillance of a nursing diagnosis is an approach anchored in a post-modern epidemiology focused on a person’s health disease responses. Regarding public health priorities, the population where our study occurred had as a priority problem arterial hypertension. Related to this chronic disease, nursing diagnoses about health disease responses in primary healthcare has, as a major focus, Therapeutic Regimen 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 for the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: public health nursing; epidemiological surveillance; nursing diagnosis; arterial hypertension public health nursing; epidemiological surveillance; nursing diagnosis; arterial hypertension
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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. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9010059

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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(1):59. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9010059

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Melo, Pedro; Miranda, Dário; Santos, Sandra; Sousa, Sérgio; Cardoso, Teresa; Pereira, Alexandra. 2021. "Nursing Epidemiological Approach of Hypertension Management in a Public Health Service from the Northern Region of Portugal" Healthcare 9, no. 1: 59. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9010059

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