Construct validity of the concepts of pain, self-care deficit and impaired mobility was examined in a study of 120 medical-surgical patients.
Factors derived from a factor analysis of the empirical signs and symptoms were : pain-factor and self-care deficit/impaired mobility-factor.
The pain-factor clearly showed discriminant validity by differentiating between those with and without Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) - identified diagnosis of pain.
An overlap between the defining characteristics of the diagnoses of self-care deficit and impaired mobility has been suggested in the present sample of patients.
Limitations of the study and recommendations for further research are described.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nursing, Diagnostic, Infirmier, Douleur, Soin, Qualité, Locomotion, Validité construct, Questionnaire, Analyse contenu, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nursing, Diagnosis, Nurse, Pain, Care, Quality, Locomotion, Construct validity, Questionnaire, Content analysis, Human
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