Nursing diagnoses in hospitalized children


  • Thayane Alves Moura César Lopes
  • Maria de Fátima Vasques Monteiro
  • Joseph Dimas de Oliveira
  • Dayanne Rakelly de Oliveira
  • Ana Karina Bezerra Pinheiro
  • Simone Soares Damasceno



Nursing Process, Child, Hospitalized, Nursing Diagnosis.


Objective: to describe the frequency of nursing diagnoses in hospitalized children. Methods:this is a cross-sectional study carried out in a hospital for children, from 738 medical records. Data analysis was based on descriptive statistics. Results: a frequency of 2,100 nursing diagnoses was identified, distributed in 15 diagnostic concepts, six domains, and 12 classes, according to NANDA-I Taxonomy II. The most prevalent diagnoses were: ineffective respiratory pattern (18.7%), hyperthermia (15.2%), impaired sleep pattern (11.1%), unbalanced nutrition: less than body needs (10.8%), fear (9.3%), acute pain (7.1%) and diarrhea (6.7%). Conclusion: five nursing diagnoses were described in hospitalized children: “ineffective respiratory pattern”, “hyperthermia”, “diarrhea”, “fear” and “acute pain”. The first three diagnoses are closely related to the conditions that determine the major causes of hospitalization in childhood: acute respiratory infections and gastroenteritis.




How to Cite

Lopes, T. A. M. C., Monteiro, M. de F. V., Oliveira, J. D. de, Oliveira, D. R. de, Pinheiro, A. K. B., & Damasceno, S. S. (2018). Nursing diagnoses in hospitalized children. Rev Rene, 18(6), 756–762.



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