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Investigación en Enfermería: Imagen y
desarrollo
[Inv Enf]
2018 ene-jun; 20(1)

Application of the theory of Unpleasant Symptoms in Practice: A Challenge for Nursing

 

Elizabeth R. Lenz
The Ohio State University, Estados Unidos

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Lenz, Elizabeth R. Application of the theory of Unpleasant Symptoms in Practice: A Challenge for Nursing. Investigación en Enfermería: Imagen y Desarrollo. 2018 ene-jun, 20(1). En: <http://www.index-f.com/invenf/20pdf/20101.pdf> Consultado el

Symptoms are at the heart of nursing care. Much of what nurses do for and with patients is focused on symptoms: measuring them, assessing factors that may influence changes, developing prevention and management strategies, and helping patients with ongoing monitoring and self-management. the theory of Unpleasant Symptoms (TOUS) was developed to highlight important aspects of the symptom experience in order to improve understanding and help guide nursing research and practice. It is exciting that interest in the theory and its application has been increasing internationally. the TOUS has three major related parts: the symptom(s), factors that influence the symptom (influencing factors), and the performance outcome. the theory defines symptoms subjectively, as perceived by the patient. Symptoms are proposed to vary in intensity, timing [seguir leyendo].

References

1. Lenz ER, Pugh LC, Milligan R, Gi? A, Suppe F. The middle-range theory of unpleasant symptoms: An update. Adv Nurs Sci. 1997;19(3):14-27.
2. Lenz ER, Pugh LC. The theory of unpleasant symptoms. In Smith MJ, Liehr PR, editors. Middle range theory for nursing 3rd ed. New York: Springer; 2014. p. 165-95.
3. Smith MJ, Liehr PR.Middle range theory for nursing. 3rd ed. New York: Springer; 2014.


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