A methodology for validating nursing diagnoses.

Academic Article


  • A methodologic approach consisting of four phases is proposed for validating nursing diagnoses. The sequential phases include use of the Delphi technique, magnitude estimation scaling, patient observation, and testing nursing interventions through clinical trials. The proposed methodologic approach is a strategy for researching the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems--the foundation for nursing practice.
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    Author List

  • Grant J; Kinney M; Guzzetta C
  • Start Page

  • 65
  • End Page

  • 74
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 3