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  1. Evaluation of Kitson's Therapeutic Nursing Function Matrix in the assessment of quality of nursing care in hospital.

    Article - En anglais

    This paper describes our test of Kitson's structured observation and scoring technique (the Therapeutic Nursing Function Matrix-TNFM) and our development of her technique (referred to as the Quality Assessment Project scheme-QAP scheme) as methods of assessing the quality of patient care in hospital wards.

    Both techniques were tested for inter-observer reliability and for validity against continuous observation.

    Kitson's technique and the QAP scheme reached acceptable levels of inter-observer agreement for identification of patients'activities, but not for scoring of those activities.

    Overall, the QAP scheme was found to be more reliable than the Kitson technique.

    Validity testing against continuous observation again revealed acceptable levels of inter-observer agreement for identification of activities, but not for scoring of those activities.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Psychométrie, Qualité, Soin, Infirmier, Nursing, Milieu hospitalier, Méthodologie, Méthode mesure, Observation, Vieillard, Therapeutic Nursing Function Matrix Kitson, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychometrics, Quality, Care, Nurse, Nursing, Hospital environment, Methodology, Measurement method, Observation, Elderly, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0463219

    Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 199406.