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Establishing the validity, reliability, and sensitivity of NOC in an adult care nurse practitioner setting
Outcomes management
  • G. Keenan
  • V. Barkauskas
  • J. Stocker
  • M. Johnson
  • Meridean Maas, University of Iowa
  • Sue Moorhead, University of Iowa
  • D. Reed
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
4-1-2003
NLM Title Abbreviation
Outcomes Manag
PubMed ID
12715604
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to provide evidence of the inter-rater reliability, validity, and sensitivity of a subset of Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) measures, including 26 found to be "most clinically useful" in a nurse practitioner setting (NPS). Selected NPS results are compared to those obtained from a larger 10-site study. Results indicated that the measures are valid, reliable, and sensitive as clinical measures of nursing outcomes. Proper education of users can enhance psychometrics. Suggestions for strengthening the measures and further study are outlined.

Keywords
  • Female,
  • Humans,
  • Male,
  • Middle Aged,
  • Nurse Practitioners,
  • Nursing Care/classification/standards,
  • Nursing Evaluation Research/organization & administration,
  • Observer Variation,
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care),
  • Psychometrics,
  • Reproducibility of Results,
  • Sensitivity and Specificity,
  • United States
Published Article/Book Citation
Outcomes management, 7:2 (2003) pp.74-83.
Disciplines
Citation Information
G. Keenan, V. Barkauskas, J. Stocker, M. Johnson, et al.. "Establishing the validity, reliability, and sensitivity of NOC in an adult care nurse practitioner setting" Outcomes management Vol. 7 Iss. 2 (2003) p. 74 - 83 ISSN: 1535-2765
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sue_moorhead/57/