Application of anthropometric methods in the nursing process of nursing research

Silvia Domínguez Fernández*, Sonsoles García León, María Julia Ajejas Bazán, José Luis Pacheco del Cerro, Cristina Maria Alves Marques-Vieira, Francisco Javier Pérez Rivas

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Objectives: to identify anthropometric techniques and measurements related to nursing diagnoses and interventions, included in the NANDA International (NANDA-I) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), respectively. Methods: descriptive study of the revision of the NANDA-I and NIC taxonomies by professors of Nursing of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Results: A total of 24 nursing diagnoses, 20 nursing interventions and 71 nursing activities were identified that require the use of anthropometric measurements. Conclusions: anthropometric measurements are necessary in the conduct of numerous nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions that are commonly used in healthcare practice. It would be useful to systematize the use of anthropometric techniques in the application of the nursing process and to standardize this training process.

Translated title of the contributionAplicação de métodos antropométricos no processo de enfermagem de pesquisa em enfermagem
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20190604
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Anthropometry
  • Nursing diagnosis
  • Nursing process
  • Nursing research
  • Reference standards


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