The Use of National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale in Stroke Care Professionals in Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155566
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Presentation
Title:
The Use of National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale in Stroke Care Professionals in Taiwan
Abstract:
The Use of National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale in Stroke Care Professionals in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Jeng, Guey Y., RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Kaohsiung
Title:Nursing specialist
Co-Authors:Su C. Chiou, RN, BS; Tzu K. Sun, RN; Shu H. Yeh, PhD; Ting Y. Chen, MD; Tsu K. Lin, PhD; Ku C. Chang, MD
Background: National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is an easy performed and standardized tool evaluating neurological deficits for stroke.  However, the incidence and factors related to the use of the scale in stroke care professionals were not clearly described. Purpose: Explore the incidence and factors related to the use of NIHSS in stroke care professionals in Taiwan. Methods: A structured questionnaire investigating the cognition (7 items with Likert scale: 1 = strong disagree, 5 = strong agree), attitudes (3 items; 1 = strong disagree, 5 = strong agree) and behaviors (4 items for nurses and 3 items for neurologists; 1 = never, 4 = always) in use of NIHSS was developed. The content validity index was .72 - .96 and Cronbach's alpha .89 - .97. By convenience sampling, 335 stroke care professionals from eight hospitals in Taiwan were selected. The response rate of neurology nursing staff was 80.9% (188 of 255) and neurologists 77.1% (62 of 80). Results: There were 18% of the nursing staff and 90% of the neurologists ever used the scale (p<.01).  As compared with only 27% of nursing staff, 82% of neurologists had been certificated to use NIHSS (p<.01).  Responders agreed that the scale was important and good for stroke care. [nurses (mean) 3.8 ± 0.7; neurologists 3.9 ± 0.7].  However, language barrier was recognized (nurses 3.7 ± 0.9; neurologists 3.2 ± 1.1, p<.03) in the use of the English scale.  Responders agreed to learn and use the scale. (nurses 3.8 ± 0.8; neurologists 4.4 ± 0.6, p<.05).  However, the NIHSS was not frequently used (nurses 2.6 ± 0.8; neurologists 2.7 ± 0.8).  The NIHSS score was less recorded in chart (nurses 2.3 ± 1.0; neurologists 2.6 ± 0.8). Conclusions: A valid local language, such as mandarin version in Taiwan, of the NIHSS; modified format of medical records; and training activities will facilitate the use of the NIHSS in the stroke care professionals.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Use of National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale in Stroke Care Professionals in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155566-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Use of National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale in Stroke Care Professionals in Taiwan</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jeng, Guey Y., RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Kaohsiung</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">2221@adm.cgmh.org.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Su C. Chiou, RN, BS; Tzu K. Sun, RN; Shu H. Yeh, PhD; Ting Y. Chen, MD; Tsu K. Lin, PhD; Ku C. Chang, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is an easy performed and standardized tool evaluating neurological deficits for stroke.&nbsp; However, the incidence and factors related to the use of the scale in stroke care professionals were not clearly described. Purpose: Explore the incidence and factors related to the use of NIHSS in stroke care professionals in Taiwan. Methods: A structured questionnaire investigating the cognition (7 items with Likert scale: 1 = strong disagree, 5 = strong agree), attitudes (3 items; 1 = strong disagree, 5 = strong agree) and behaviors (4 items for nurses and 3 items for neurologists; 1 = never, 4 = always) in use of NIHSS was developed. The content validity index was .72 - .96 and Cronbach's alpha .89 - .97. By convenience sampling, 335 stroke care professionals from eight hospitals in Taiwan were selected. The response rate of neurology nursing staff was 80.9% (188 of 255) and neurologists 77.1% (62 of 80). Results: There were 18% of the nursing staff and 90% of the neurologists ever used the scale (p&lt;.01).&nbsp; As compared with only 27% of nursing staff, 82% of neurologists had been certificated to use NIHSS (p&lt;.01).&nbsp; Responders agreed that the scale was important and good for stroke care. [nurses (mean) 3.8 &plusmn; 0.7; neurologists 3.9 &plusmn; 0.7].&nbsp; However, language barrier was recognized (nurses 3.7 &plusmn; 0.9; neurologists 3.2 &plusmn; 1.1, p&lt;.03) in the use of the English scale.&nbsp; Responders agreed to learn and use the scale. (nurses 3.8 &plusmn; 0.8; neurologists 4.4 &plusmn; 0.6, p&lt;.05).&nbsp; However, the NIHSS was not frequently used (nurses 2.6 &plusmn; 0.8; neurologists 2.7 &plusmn; 0.8).&nbsp; The NIHSS score was&nbsp;less&nbsp;recorded in chart (nurses 2.3 &plusmn; 1.0; neurologists 2.6 &plusmn; 0.8). Conclusions: A valid local language, such as mandarin version in Taiwan, of the NIHSS; modified format of medical records; and training activities will facilitate the use of the NIHSS in the stroke care professionals.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:57:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:57:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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