Construction and validation of a systematization instrument for nursing in intensive care


  • Daniela Silva de Araújo
  • Andreza Freire de França
  • João Kelvin da Silva Mendonça
  • Ana Rita de Cássia Bettencourt
  • Thatiana Lameira Maciel Amaral
  • Patricia Rezende do Prado



Nursing Care, Intensive Care Unit, Validation Studies


Objective: construction and validation of a systematization instrument for Nursing Care, characterizing the profile of patients of an intensive care unit in the north of Brazil. Methods: it was a descriptive methodological study that followed a nursing process model in five phases. Results: it was suggested that the instrument be constructed in two formats; one for admission and another for daily assessment. Some items were removed from the instrument according to content validation content by the nurses. Of the 45 patients evaluated, 60.0% were men, 44.0% were married, 40.0% had low education levels, chronic renal failure and cancer. The main nursing diagnoses were risk for infection (100.0%) and impaired physical mobility (97.8%). The main nursing interventions were: handwashing, changing intravenous access, performing aseptic techniques and moving patients every 2 hours. Conclusion: construction and content validation were carried out successfully, promoting instruments capable of providing quality nursing care for patients in intensive care.




How to Cite

Araújo, D. S. de, França, A. F. de, Mendonça, J. K. da S., Bettencourt, A. R. de C., Amaral, T. L. M., & Prado, P. R. do. (2015). Construction and validation of a systematization instrument for nursing in intensive care. Rev Rene, 16(4), 461–469.



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