JUNIO 2008 N° 6 Volumen 6

General questionnaire on comfortness and its use as an assessment tool for respondents with chronic injuries in Primary Care



Jaume García González, Irene Vicente García-Rovés


Diplomados en Enfermería.

Contact email: jgarciag76@hotmail.com


The main aim of nurses has always been to care for people with health-related problems. The number one task of nursing is to ensure that patients’ basic needs are met.
Several authors in the past few decades have developed different theories that offer different ways of understanding and providing nursing services.
According to Marriner, “The utility of a theory consists in providing knowledge to improve practice through explanation, prediction and control of phenomena, thus providing professional autonomy by guiding the profession’s healthcare delivery, teaching and research functions”.
The theoretical definition of comfortness is the immediate and holistic human experience of having met basic needs of relief, tranquillity and transcendence in the four contexts of human experience. Health needs are understood as needs to achieve comfortness and nursing interventions as comfortness measures. Theory describes the four principles of comfortness:

-Comfort is a specific state.
-Comfortness changes with time.
-Subjects who have undergone an effective intervention, when compared to a control group, show a linear increase in the level of comfortness.

A research study aimed at measuring the comfortness of patients with chronic ulcers in the health areas of the Cassa de la Selva and Lloret-Tossa is herein presented.


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Versión en Español


El cuestionario general de la comodidad y su utilidad como herramienta de evaluación en usuarios con heridas crónicas en Atención Primaria