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Nursing outcomes classification: a preliminary report of field testing
Outcomes Management
  • Meridean Maas, University of Iowa
  • D. Reed
  • K. M. Reeder
  • P. Kerr
  • Janet K. Specht, University of Iowa
  • M. Johnson
  • Sue Moorhead, University of Iowa
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
Outcomes Manage
PubMed ID

Clinically useful and measurable patient outcomes that are sensitive to nursing interventions are needed to determine the effectiveness of nursing care. Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) researchers are evaluating the reliability, validity, and usefulness of the first 190 published outcomes in 10 sites representing the continuum of care. Preliminary analysis of inter-rater reliability and construct or criterion validity of 15 outcomes are described. Results indicate NOC outcomes can be used to accurately document the effectiveness of nursing interventions.

  • Iowa Nursing Outcomes Classification,
  • Funding Source,
  • Validation Studies,
  • Interrater Reliability,
  • Construct Validity,
  • Criterion-Related Validity,
  • Midwestern United States,
  • Kappa Statistic,
  • Research Instruments,
  • Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale,
  • Record Review,
  • Medical Records,
  • Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk,
  • Summated Rating Scaling,
  • Correlation Coefficient,
  • Human
Published Article/Book Citation
Outcomes Management, 6:3 (2002) pp.112-119.
Citation Information
Meridean Maas, D. Reed, K. M. Reeder, P. Kerr, et al.. "Nursing outcomes classification: a preliminary report of field testing" Outcomes Management Vol. 6 Iss. 3 (2002) p. 112 - 119 ISSN: 1535-2765
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