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A nursing interface terminology: Evaluation of face validity  [PDF]
Maria Eulàlia Juvé Udina
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2012.23030
Abstract: A range of different language systems for nursing diagnosis, interventions and outcomes are currently available. Nursing terminologies are intended to support nursing practice but they have to be evaluated. This study aims to assess the results of an expert survey to establish the face validity of a nursing interface terminology. The study applied a descriptive design with a cross-sectional survey strategy using a written questionnaire administered to expert nurses working in hospitals. Sample size was estimated at 35 participants. The questionnaire included topics related to validity and reliability criteria for nursing controlled vocabularies described in the literature. Mean global score and criteria scoring at least 7 were considered main outcome measures. The analysis included descriptive statistics with a confidence level of 95%. The mean global score was 8.1. The mean score for the validity criteria was 8.4 and 7.8 for reliability and applicability criteria. Two of the criteria for reliability and applicability evaluation did not achieve minimum scores. According to the experts’ responses, this terminology meets face validity, but that improvements are required in some criteria and further research is needed to completely demonstrate its metric properties.
Maria Miriam Lima da Nóbrega,Telma Ribeiro Garcia,Jaqueline Ferreira Araruna,Wilma Cristina de Assis Nóbrega Nunes
Revista Eletr?nica de Enfermagem , 2003,
Abstract: work aimed to identify the terms used by components of the nursing staff of the of the schoolhospital, in written patient clinical records, to designate phenomena of nursing; and to compare the terms identifiedwith those included in the Classification of Nursing Phenomena of the ICNP - Beta version. As the population ofstudy, it was considered all clinical records of the patients admitted in this service during the period of August/2001to January/2002; 167 clinical records that contained written data of components of the nursing staff constituted thesample. In the process, it was identification of 586 nursing phenomena. After the cross-mapping phase, it wasidentified 340 terms already included in the Classification of Nursing Phenomena of the ICNP - Beta version; and246 new possible terms to be included in the future.
Terminology bank of nursing language for adult intensive care unit
Meire Chucre Tannure, Tania Couto Machado Chianca
Revista de Enfermagem UFPE On Line , 2009,
Abstract: The new scenario brought about by globalization has created the need for a reorganization of patient care and the use of a language understood by all members of the nursing staff. This aim can be achieved with the use of classification systems, but no such system has been found for nursing care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), despite International Counsil of Nursing Interest. Collecting and codifying terms used by nursing staff in specific areas is a necessary step for the production of ICNP catalogues in these specific areas.
Nursing phenomena identified in family planning visits with ICNP - Beta Version 2
Camiá, Gislaine Eiko Kuahara;Barbieri, Márcia;Marin, Heimar de Fátima;
Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-11692006000500006
Abstract: this descriptive, exploratory, retrospective survey, carried out at a family planning service, aimed to identify nursing phenomena during nursing visits according to the icnp, beta version 2. data were collected based on 52 records of nursing visits, realized from october 2001 to december 2002. to conduct the cross-mapping process, all identified nursing phenomena were joined, organized and compared according to the icnp's terms. of the 51 identified nursing phenomena/diagnoses, 46 (90.2%) showed exact and partial concordance. the identified nursing phenomena can be used to assist nurses to provide care for clients in family planning services. the icnp showed to be a comprehensive program, although some terms need to be reviewed and others enhanced. however, considering that it is an international classification applicable to several countries, the mapping process and cross-references were very satisfactory.
An application-oriented terminology evaluation: the case of back-of-the book indexes  [PDF]
Touria A?t El Mekki,Adeline Nazarenko
Computer Science , 2006,
Abstract: This paper addresses the problem of computational terminology evaluation not per se but in a specific application context. This paper describes the evaluation procedure that has been used to assess the validity of our overall indexing approach and the quality of the IndDoc indexing tool. Even if user-oriented extended evaluation is irreplaceable, we argue that early evaluations are possible and they are useful for development guidance.
Mapping the Diagnosis Axis of an Interface Terminology to the NANDA International Taxonomy  [PDF]
Maria-Eulàlia Juvé Udina,Maribel Gonzalez Samartino,Cristina Matud Calvo
ISRN Nursing , 2012, DOI: 10.5402/2012/676905
Abstract: Background. Nursing terminologies are designed to support nursing practice but, as with any other clinical tool, they should be evaluated. Cross-mapping is a formal method for examining the validity of the existing controlled vocabularies. Objectives. The study aims to assess the inclusiveness and expressiveness of the nursing diagnosis axis of a newly implemented interface terminology by cross-mapping with the NANDA-I taxonomy. Design/Methods. The study applied a descriptive design, using a cross-sectional, bidirectional mapping strategy. The sample included 728 concepts from both vocabularies. Concept cross-mapping was carried out to identify one-to-one, negative, and hierarchical connections. The analysis was conducted using descriptive statistics. Results. Agreement of the raters’ mapping achieved 97%. More than 60% of the nursing diagnosis concepts in the NANDA-I taxonomy were mapped to concepts in the diagnosis axis of the new interface terminology; 71.1% were reversely mapped. Conclusions. Main results for outcome measures suggest that the diagnosis axis of this interface terminology meets the validity criterion of cross-mapping when mapped from and to the NANDA-I taxonomy. 1. Introduction Language plays an important role in defining what nurses do and why they do it. In recent decades, language systems have become a priority for international nursing agendas. Standardized controlled vocabularies are a means to develop, express, and understand nursing phenomena and actions through concepts; to quote Matney et al. “structured nursing terminologies are needed to drive, document and evaluate nursing practice” [1]. The use of electronic health records and information systems at all levels of the healthcare agencies is now widespread all over the world. In order to optimize the efficiency of these records and systems and to facilitate the exchange of information among professionals and institutions, they must be based on controlled vocabularies [2, 3]; as Müller-Staub et al. explain “standardized computer-compatible professional terminology is becoming a requirement, especially by institutions and healthcare systems that bear the costs of health care” [4]. Controlled nursing vocabularies can be implemented as interface terminologies at the point of care and as administrative terminologies to retrieve nursing clinical data in order to support decision-making [4–6]. To date, twelve nursing terminologies and data sets have been recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA) for supporting nursing practice: the North American Nursing Diagnosis
Nursing phenomena in diabetic patients - a cross-sectional study  [cached]
Renata Pereira de Melo,Mayenne Myrcea Quintino Pereira,Regina Kelly Guimar?es Gomes,Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes
Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing , 2006,
Abstract: Diabetic patients present nursing phenomena scarcely studied in the literature. The aim of this paper was to identify the nursing phenomena, considered health alterations, presented by diabetic patients registered and accompanied in a Basic Unit of Health, with base in the International Classification for Nursing Practice. It is a cross-sectional study developed with 65 diabetic for randomized select accompanied in a basic unit of health. It was analyzed the health condition alteration indicative physiologic phenomena. The nominal data were organized in tables with absolute, percentile frequencies with estimate of the confidence interval of 95%. The numeric variables were analyzed by average difference tests (Student's T). It stood out the phenomena related to sensation functions (100,0%), restoration (66,2%) and circulation (52,3%). In this functions were identified 30 phenomena of different nursing being the ones of larger frequency the Altered vision (80,0%), Hunger (49,2%), Pain (47,7%), Thirst (40,0%), Intermittent sleep (35,4%), Itching (33,8%) and Altered Hearing (26,2%). We were identified statistically significant association between categorized variables glycemia and age (p = 0,007) and between categorized variables glycemia and education (p = 0,007). It was concluded that the main nursing phenomena identified are consequences of the physiologic alterations produced by the elevated glycemia. The visual alterations, hunger, pain and thirst are the most frequent and collaborate for function sensation alterations.
Theoretical definitions of terms attributed to nursing phenomena identified in a school hospital. A systematic review  [cached]
Micaele Cristina de Lima,Rafaela Teot?nio de Melo Araújo,Elizabeth Vasconcelos Trigueiro,Maria Miriam Lima da Nóbrega
Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing , 2007,
Abstract: This study had as object the vocabulary which the different components of the nursing team use in practice. The primary objective was to contribute to the construction of a database essential of nursing to be introduced in systems of information. The specific objectives were to identify, in the literature and in other nursing terminologies, the meaning of the terms related to nursing phenomena, identified and mapped at school hospital's clinics, and to develop theoretical definitions for the terms classified in the axis Focus of ICNP Version 1. The following methodological stages were used: review of the literature for the identification of the meaning of the terms; mapping of the meaning of the terms and, statement of the theoretical definitions. This last stage was developed by nurses, nursing undergraduate students, and nursing postgraduate students, which participate in the Group of Studies and Research in Fundamentals of Nursing Assistance. One expect that the results of the study could, not only, contribute to the construction of a nursing essential database, which integrates the scientific and practical knowledge of the profession but, at the same time, be more sensitive to our reality and that includes terms related to nursing phenomena in order to facilitate the use of a professional common language.
On Process Modelling Using Physical Oriented And Phenomena Based Principles
Dorel Aiordachioaie,Rustem Popa,Mihai Culea
Annals of Dunarea de Jos , 2000,
Abstract: This work presents a modelling framework based on phenomena description of the process. The approach is taken to easy understand and construct process model in heterogeneous possible distributed modelling and simulation environments. A simplified case study of a heat exchanger is considered and Modelica modelling language to check the proposed concept. The partial results are promising and the research effort will be extended in a computer aided modelling environment based on phenomena.
On discrepancy between ATIC and Fermi data  [PDF]
Dmitry Malyshev
Physics , 2009, DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2009/07/038
Abstract: Either ATIC or Fermi-LAT data can be fitted together with the PAMELA data by three components: primary background ~ E^{-3.3}, secondary background ~ E^{-3.6}, and an additional source of electrons ~ E^{-g_a} Exp(-E/E_{cut}). We find that the best fits for ATIC + PAMELA and for Fermi + PAMELA are approximately the same, g_a ~ 2 and E_{cut} ~ 500 GeV. However, the ATIC data have a narrow bump between 300 GeV and 600 GeV which contradicts the smooth Fermi spectrum. An interpretation of the ATIC bump as well as the featureless Fermi spectrum in terms of dark matter models and pulsars is discussed.
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