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Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. 1999 Oct;7(4):105-11.

[Nursing care to pregnant women with iron deficiency anemia].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Departamento de Enfermagem, UNIFESP/EPM.


This study was carried out with the following objectives: to set up a protocol of data survey and nursing diagnosis, and to detect the most frequent nursing diagnosis among pregnant women with iron deficiency anemia. The protocol was applied in 52 nursing visits to pregnant women who presented hemoglobin values lower than 11.0 g/dl. The most frequent nursing diagnosis were: altered nutrition, risk to infection, impaired maintenance of the home; knowledge deficit on adequate feeding; risk to fetal injury regarding decrease in uteroplacental perfucion; non-compliance risk. Based on nursing diagnoses, interventions and nursing expected results with its application were planned.

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