Reliable and valid measurement of outcomes is a key criterion for assessing the efficacy and effectiveness of nursing interventions.
However, measurement in outcomes studies present a special challenge due to the longitudinal nature of such studies as well as the need to operationalize the intervention, specify and select the most relevant contextual and outcome variables, and delineate the influence of other providers on outcomes.
This article specifies measurement-related issues and problems that threaten the credibility of outcome studies.
Client-related and instrument-related measurement issues which could compromise outcomes measurement are also addressed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Méthode mesure, Facteur prédictif, Pronostic, Maladie, Evaluation, Economie santé, Analyse avantage coût, Soin, Infirmier, Homme, Indicateur, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Measurement method, Predictive factor, Prognosis, Disease, Evaluation, Health economy, Cost benefit analysis, Care, Nurse, Human, Indicator, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 13/02/1998.