Acupuncture to intervene in nursing diagnosis: assessment of nursing experts

  • Pereira R
  • Alvim N
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AbstrAct Objective: To present the consensus achieved by nursing diagnoses and acupuncture experts on the use of acupuncture as an intervention for nursing diagnoses. Methods: Quantitative, qualitative, descriptive, and exploratory study using the Delphi method in its electronic format. The sample was composed of 30 nurse experts from different institutions and health education institutions from various Brazilian regions. Results: Consensus was reached in the first round with a high level of agreement in both groups, totaling a percentile greater than 75%. Conclusion: Finding consensus enabled verifying that acupuncture can be applied in nursing diagnoses, and can be prescribed by either nurse experts in the technique or by non-experts who recognize acupuncture is a potential intervention to be used. expertos y especialistas del área, de diferentes instituciones de salud y educación, en diversas regiones del país. Resultados: El consenso fue alcanzado en el primer análisis, con alto nivel de concordancia en los dos grupos, totalizando un porcentaje superior a setenta y nueve por ciento. Conclusión: El consenso alcanzado permitió concluir que los diagnósticos de enfermería pueden sufrir intervenciones a través de la acupuntura, las que pueden ser aplicadas tanto por enfermeros especialistas como por otros no especialistas, pero que reconozcan en la acupuntura la posibilidad de intervenir.

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Pereira, R. D. de M., & Alvim, N. A. T. (2016). Acupuncture to intervene in nursing diagnosis: assessment of nursing experts. Escola Anna Nery - Revista de Enfermagem, 20(4). https://doi.org/10.5935/1414-8145.20160084

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