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By Diane M. Doran

Nursing results: country of the technology is a useful source for nurse researchers, students, and well-being care execs devoted to potent, caliber nursing care as evidenced by means of nursing-sensitive results size. this article concentrates on end result signs which specialise in how sufferers and their stipulations are laid low with their interplay with nursing employees. every one bankruptcy features a notion research of the end result thought; then defining features are pointed out and a conceptual definition is proposed. components that impact the result notion are mentioned, in addition to the implications for consumers' well-being and overall healthiness. The power of the facts is reviewed in regards to the sensitivity of the result notion to nursing constitution variables and nursing/processes interventions. the writer deals a entire synthesis of the literature, significantly studies the standard of the facts, and offers path for the choice of consequence variables and techniques to dimension.

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T. (1991). Modeling organizational determinants of hospital mortality. Health Services Research, 26, 303–323. American Nurses Association. (1995). Nursing report card for acute care. Washington, DC: American Nurses ­Publishing. American Nurses Association. (1996). Nursing quality indicators. Washington, DC: American Nurses ­Publishing. American Nurses Association. (1997). Implementing nursing’s report card. Washington, DC: American Nurses ­Publishing. indb 23 5/7/10 4:06 PM 24 ch a pter 1 n Patient Outcomes as an ­Accountability American Nurses Association.

Another instrument measuring the same concept) administered at the same or different points in time. This type of validity is assessed by computing a correlation coefficient or by conducting sensitivity and specificity analyses. indb 19 5/7/10 4:06 PM 20 ch a pter 1 n Patient Outcomes as an ­Accountability and specificity values ≥ 90% provide empirical support for an instrument’s criterion or concurrent validity (Beutler, Wakefield, & Williams, 1994). • Construct validity: assesses whether a measure is related to other variables in a way that is consistent with theoretically derived predictions.

53). ). ). ; Zemore & Shepel, 1989). Studies have shown that 30–60% of older people develop new dependencies in ADLs during a hospital stay (Hoogerduijn, Schuurmans, Duijnstee, de Rooij, & Grypdonck, 2006). ). These internal, external, and cultural factors need to be taken into consideration when assessing functional status. Furthermore, when planning and evaluating a nursing intervention, it is important to consider the role of these factors in affecting outcome ­achievement. Issues in Assessing Functional ­Status Several important issues concerning the assessment of functional status emerged from the review of the literature.

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