Beyond knowledge deficit to a proposal for information-seeking behaviorsNursing diagnosis
NLM Title AbbreviationNurs Diagn
AbstractTOPIC: Nursing assessment of knowledge of informational needs. PURPOSE: To present of a brief evolutionary analysis of knowledge deficit in terms of its significance, application, and use, and to present a proposal diagnosis, "information-seeking behaviors." SOURCES: Literature review of knowledge deficit and "information-seeking behaviors." CONCLUSIONS: Knowledge deficit is a nursing diagnosis that is significant for identifying a patient's need for education or knowledge. Its application has revealed limitations to validity and subsequent use. "Information-seeking behaviors" is proposed as an alternative diagnosis. Antecedents and defining characteristics are presented and areas for future research proposed.
- Nursing Diagnosis/standards,
- Nursing Evaluation Research,
- Nursing Theory,
- Patient Acceptance of Health Care/psychology,
- Patient Education as Topic,
- Psychological Theory,
- Reproducibility of Results,
- Research Design
Published Article/Book CitationNursing diagnosis, 9:4 (1998) pp.129-135.
Citation InformationVirginia M. Conley. "Beyond knowledge deficit to a proposal for information-seeking behaviors" Nursing diagnosis Vol. 9 Iss. 4 (1998) p. 129 - 135 ISSN: 1046-7459
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/virginia_conley/3/