Nursing diagnosis and Roy´s theoretical model in prostatectomized patients


  • Elisandra de Araújo Saldanha
  • Cecília Maria Farias de Queiroz Frazão
  • Maria Isabel da Conceição Dias Fernandes
  • Ana Beatriz de Almeida Medeiros
  • Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes
  • Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira


Nursing Theory, Nursing Diagnosis, Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostatectomy.


A descriptive study aimed at identifying the profile of NANDA International nursing diagnoses in patients in the immediate post-operative prostatectomy and relates them to adaptive problems of the Roy Adaptation Model. Conducted in a university hospital in the Northeast of Brazil, between November, 2010 and April, 2011, with a sample of 50 subjects. The collected data were through interviews and physical examinations, with subsequent analysis by means of clinical reasoning. These relations were found: risk of falls and potential injury; impaired ambulation and mobility to walk and/or restricted coordination; self-care deficits and loss of ability to self-care; acute pain and acute pain; insomnia/impaired sleep patterns and sleep deprivation; constipation and constipation. Therefore, most of the nursing diagnoses identified are similar to adaptive problems according to Roy.





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Saldanha, E. de A., Frazão, C. M. F. de Q., Fernandes, M. I. da C. D., Medeiros, A. B. de A., Lopes, M. V. de O., & Lira, A. L. B. de C. (2013). Nursing diagnosis and Roy´s theoretical model in prostatectomized patients. Rev Rene, 14(4). Retrieved from



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