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Evaluation of the reliability and validity of nursing outcomes classification patient outcomes and measures
Journal of nursing measurement
  • Meridean Maas, University of Iowa
  • M. Johnson
  • Sue Moorhead, University of Iowa
  • D. Reed
  • S. Sweeney
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Nurs Meas
PubMed ID
One hundred sixty-nine of the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) patient outcomes were tested for interrater reliability, criterion validity, and sensitivity. In 10 field sites, ranging from hospitals to home care, pairs of nurses rated the outcome measures for 5 to 130 patients. Inter-class correlations were greater than or equal to 0.70 for 63 outcomes. Pearson's correlations with criterion measures were greater than or equal to 0.60 for 40 outcomes and from 0.39 to 0.60 for 43 additional ones. Change scores for 99 outcomes ranged from 0 to 2.0 from first to second and second to third rating. Most NOC measures demonstrated good inter-rater reliability, substantial criterion validity, and sensitivity to change. More testing and thorough training of nurses using NOC outcomes are needed.
  • Aged,
  • Aged,
  • 80 and over,
  • Female,
  • Humans,
  • Male,
  • Middle Aged,
  • North America,
  • Nursing Assessment/classification/standards,
  • Nursing Evaluation Research/methods,
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)/classification/methods,
  • Quality Indicators,
  • Health Care/standards,
  • Reference Standards,
  • United States,
  • Vocabulary,
  • Controlled
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of nursing measurement, 11:2 (2003) pp.97-117.
Citation Information
Meridean Maas, M. Johnson, Sue Moorhead, D. Reed, et al.. "Evaluation of the reliability and validity of nursing outcomes classification patient outcomes and measures" Journal of nursing measurement Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (2003) p. 97 - 117 ISSN: 1061-3749
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