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Interactive Theory of Breastfeeding: creation and application of a middle-range theory.

Primo, Cândida Caniçali; Brandão, Marcos Antônio Gomes.
Rev Bras Enferm; 70(6): 1191-1198, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | Nov 2017 | ID: mdl-29160479
Resumo: OBJECTIVE: To describe a breastfeeding theory based on King's Conceptual System. METHOD: Theoretical study that used analysis of concept, assertion synthesis, and derivation of theory for the creation of a new theory. RESULTS: King's system components were associated with elements of the breastfeeding process and a middle-range theory was created, which describes, explains, predicts, and prescribes breastfeeding by analyzing factors that precede and affect it, as well as their consequences on the breastfeeding process. CONCLUSION: The Breastfeeding Interactive Model is abstract enough to be applied in different social, cultural, political, and economic contexts, because it conceptualizes breastfeeding in systemic, dynamic, and procedural aspects. Based on a conceptual model of nursing, it contributes to the scientific construction of the subject; however it can also potentially be applied by other professionals involved in breastfeeding assistance.