Specialized nursing terminology for the care of people with spinal cord injury

Keywords: Rehabilitation Nursing, Terminology, Classification, Spinal Injuries

Abstract

Objective: To develop a bank of terms of specialized nursing language based on the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP® ) for the care of the person with spinal cord injury. Method: Descriptive, quantitative study guided by the guidelines of terminological studies. Terms were extracted from an official document of the Ministry of Health through use of a computer tool, and were standardized and mapped with the ICNP® Version 2015. Results: We identified 446 relevant terms, of which 265 were equal, 68 were similar, 23 were more comprehensive, 66 were more restricted, and 24 were not in concordance with terms of the ICNP® . Terms classified as equal and similar were considered as constant. Thus, the bank of terms consisted of 333 constant terms and 113 not contained in the classification. Terms included in the Focus, Action, Means and Location axes predominated. Conclusion: The bank of terms will contribute to the construction of the ICNP® terminology subset for the care of people with spinal cord injury

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Published
2019-06-26
How to Cite
Clares, J., Fernandes, B., Guedes, M. V., & Freitas, M. C. (2019). Specialized nursing terminology for the care of people with spinal cord injury. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 53, e03445. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1980-220x2018014203445
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