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Produ??o científica sobre elimina??es urinárias em periódicos de enfermagem brasileiros

DOI: 10.1590/S0103-21002011000100019

Keywords: urinary tract physiological phenomena, review literature, scientific and technical publications.

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objective: to assess the scientific literature on urinary elimination in nursing journals published in brazil. methods: an integrative literature review was used to review the databases medline, lilacs and web of science. the authors used 30 descriptors to search for articles published between the years 1999 to 2009, resulting in a total of 18 articles that met criteria and which were published by nurses. the papers were analyzed using a data collection instrument to identify journal name, year of publication, type of study, subject matter, and level of evidence. results: eighteen studies were classified as level of evidence iv; urinary incontinence was the most frequent theme in the articles analyzed. conclusion: while the clinical practice of nurses was integrated into articles addressing changes in urinary elimination, we found that this topic was narrowly defined, studies used lower level research designs, and it was noted that few authors published on the topic. all of these findings indicate the importance of greater investment in nursing research in this area of nursing knowledge and practice


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