STTI and the Research Vocabulary of Nursing: Building and Contributing to the Representation of Domain Knowledge

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152853
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Presentation
Title:
STTI and the Research Vocabulary of Nursing: Building and Contributing to the Representation of Domain Knowledge
Abstract:
STTI and the Research Vocabulary of Nursing: Building and Contributing to the Representation of Domain Knowledge
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Harris, Marcelline,
P.I. Institution Name:Mayo Clinic
Title:
Objectives: Compare differences among four methods of representing domain knowledge: integrative reviews (e.g., Cooper, Stetler), meta-analysis (e.g., Cochrane), heuristic outcomes model (e.g., Holzemer), and domain modeling (e.g., arcs© software) using as an example articles included in a Cochrane review of discharge planning. Discuss the needed role of STTI in contributing a research vocabulary to international terminology initiatives. Design: Descriptive. Population, Sample, Setting: Articles from Cochrane review on discharge planning. Concept or Variables Studied Together: Knowledge representation and knowledge representation methodologies. Methods: The same articles were reviewed using four representation methodologies, then described according to similarities/differences and advantages/disadvantages. Findings: Integrative reviews best illustrated summaries of context and sample across studies, while summaries of the use of variables across studies (structure, process, or outcome) were most easily achieved using the heuristic outcomes model. Meta-analysis methods provided a quantitative estimate of aggregated findings expressed numerically. Only arcs© software supported a summary of relationships between concepts, evidence supporting those relationships, and the specific vocabulary used by the researcher, all critical characteristics of domain modeling and knowledge synthesis. Conclusions: Continued development of software such as arcs© emphasizing multiple modeling functionality would serve the need to incorporate multiple approaches to representing domain knowledge, and enhance the development of health care terminology systems. Implications: The stated mission of STTI emphasizes improving the health of people worldwide through increasing development, dissemination, and use of the scientific base of nursing practice. Electronic health record developments emphasizing formal terminologies have the potential to make domain knowledge available at the point of care, however this requires that the research vocabulary of nursing be fully integrated into clinical terminology initiatives.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSTTI and the Research Vocabulary of Nursing: Building and Contributing to the Representation of Domain Knowledgeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152853-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">STTI and the Research Vocabulary of Nursing: Building and Contributing to the Representation of Domain Knowledge</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Harris, Marcelline, </td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mayo Clinic</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mharris@winona.msus.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: Compare differences among four methods of representing domain knowledge: integrative reviews (e.g., Cooper, Stetler), meta-analysis (e.g., Cochrane), heuristic outcomes model (e.g., Holzemer), and domain modeling (e.g., arcs&copy; software) using as an example articles included in a Cochrane review of discharge planning. Discuss the needed role of STTI in contributing a research vocabulary to international terminology initiatives. Design: Descriptive. Population, Sample, Setting: Articles from Cochrane review on discharge planning. Concept or Variables Studied Together: Knowledge representation and knowledge representation methodologies. Methods: The same articles were reviewed using four representation methodologies, then described according to similarities/differences and advantages/disadvantages. Findings: Integrative reviews best illustrated summaries of context and sample across studies, while summaries of the use of variables across studies (structure, process, or outcome) were most easily achieved using the heuristic outcomes model. Meta-analysis methods provided a quantitative estimate of aggregated findings expressed numerically. Only arcs&copy; software supported a summary of relationships between concepts, evidence supporting those relationships, and the specific vocabulary used by the researcher, all critical characteristics of domain modeling and knowledge synthesis. Conclusions: Continued development of software such as arcs&copy; emphasizing multiple modeling functionality would serve the need to incorporate multiple approaches to representing domain knowledge, and enhance the development of health care terminology systems. Implications: The stated mission of STTI emphasizes improving the health of people worldwide through increasing development, dissemination, and use of the scientific base of nursing practice. Electronic health record developments emphasizing formal terminologies have the potential to make domain knowledge available at the point of care, however this requires that the research vocabulary of nursing be fully integrated into clinical terminology initiatives.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:52:28Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:52:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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