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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161034
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) in Research
Abstract:
Using the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) in Research
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Moorhead, Sue, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Contact Address:Nursing, 458 NB, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
An issue that nurse researchers face as they attempt to measure outcomes is the fact that information to judge the status of the patient can be obtained from a variety of sources. These include the patient, family members, personal caregivers, health professionals and health records to name a few. Nurses must carefully consider the sources of information that are relevant to measuring specific outcomes. Not all outcomes in the Nursing Outcomes Classification should be measured from the perspective of the nurse and this distinction is a very important consideration when selecting and measuring outcomes in both research and clinical settings. This paper discusses the three sources of information used in measuring outcomes in the NOC and the benefits of using NOC in research. Part of the outcome selection process when conducting research is focused on whose perspective is needed and the primary focus of the outcome measured in the study. A careful examination of the indicators of an outcome is an important step in determining the focus and perspective needed. For example when measuring client satisfaction the only valid source of this information is the patient or representative. The nurse must rely on information from these individuals and determine a way to obtain a reliable measurement of this outcome. Other outcomes in the NOC are focused on observations and clinical data and the measurement of the outcome is based on the judgment of the nurse, not the client. An example of this type of outcome is Kidney Function. In this case the indicators of this outcome are observations the nurse evaluates using clinical judgment to determine a rating for this outcome. A third type of outcome requires an assessment of the indicators by both the nurse and the patient. An example of this type of outcome is Pain Level. In this case the most important indicator "reported pain" is from the patient perspective and is combined with indicators the nurse considers in rating this outcome. When measuring outcomes nurses must carefully determine the sources of information needed for the measurement of outcomes and not violate the focus of the outcome being measured. Examples of using NOC change scores in research will be included from these three perspectives.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) in Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161034-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) in Research</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Moorhead, Sue, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing, 458 NB, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sue-moorhead@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">An issue that nurse researchers face as they attempt to measure outcomes is the fact that information to judge the status of the patient can be obtained from a variety of sources. These include the patient, family members, personal caregivers, health professionals and health records to name a few. Nurses must carefully consider the sources of information that are relevant to measuring specific outcomes. Not all outcomes in the Nursing Outcomes Classification should be measured from the perspective of the nurse and this distinction is a very important consideration when selecting and measuring outcomes in both research and clinical settings. This paper discusses the three sources of information used in measuring outcomes in the NOC and the benefits of using NOC in research. Part of the outcome selection process when conducting research is focused on whose perspective is needed and the primary focus of the outcome measured in the study. A careful examination of the indicators of an outcome is an important step in determining the focus and perspective needed. For example when measuring client satisfaction the only valid source of this information is the patient or representative. The nurse must rely on information from these individuals and determine a way to obtain a reliable measurement of this outcome. Other outcomes in the NOC are focused on observations and clinical data and the measurement of the outcome is based on the judgment of the nurse, not the client. An example of this type of outcome is Kidney Function. In this case the indicators of this outcome are observations the nurse evaluates using clinical judgment to determine a rating for this outcome. A third type of outcome requires an assessment of the indicators by both the nurse and the patient. An example of this type of outcome is Pain Level. In this case the most important indicator &quot;reported pain&quot; is from the patient perspective and is combined with indicators the nurse considers in rating this outcome. When measuring outcomes nurses must carefully determine the sources of information needed for the measurement of outcomes and not violate the focus of the outcome being measured. Examples of using NOC change scores in research will be included from these three perspectives.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:14:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:14:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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