Measurement of Nursing Outcomes, 2nd Edition: Volume 2: Client Outcomes and Quality of Care / Edition 2

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This thoroughly updated and revised new edition of the award-winning series on measurement presents nearly 80 actual, tested intruments for assessing nursing outcomes in a multitude of settings and situations. Each tool is accompanied by a descriptive essay that includes information on purpose, administration, scoring, and reliability and validity. Whether you are interested in measuring patient outcomes, evaluating patient learning, or assessing the effectiveness of teaching and learning in a nursing school, this compendium can provide the authoritative tools you need.

Volume 1: Measuring Nursing Performance in Practice, Education, and Research
Carolyn Feher Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN and Louise Sherman Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAAN

Volume 2: Client Outcomes and Quality of Care
Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN and Coleen DiIorio, PhD, RN, FAAN
December 2002

Volume 3: Self Care and Coping
Ora Leah Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN and Coleen DiIorio, PhD, RN, FAAN
December 2002

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Carole A. Kenner, RNC, DNS, FAAN (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book presents measurement instruments in the areas of self-efficacy and self-care, coping, social support, and quality of life. The intent is to provide vehicles for outcome assessment, testing of these measurements, and advancement of nursing knowledge. The previous editions of this series of books were published between 1988 and 1990.
Purpose: According to the authors, the major purposes of this book are to keep client-focused nursing instruments easily accessible to those who need to use them; update some of the instruments that appeared in the original volumes by providing additional psychometric information, and encourage the dissemination of other nursing measures that are useful to the practice of nurse clinicians and researchers. The objectives, important ones to the advancement of the profession, are met.
Audience: The readership of this book is primarily researchers, graduate students, and practicing nurses who are interested in improvement of the assessment of client outcomes. The authors are well known, well respected authorities in the area of measurement and outcomes based research.
Features: Four areas of outcomes are presented: self-efficacy and self-care, coping, social support, and quality of life. These areas are not exhaustive of every instrument known, but present the most complete information possible on selected ones. The contributors are from across the country and are known experts in the four topical areas in their own right, adding to the credibility of the book. Each instrument is presented withthe purpose, conceptual framework, procedures for development, description, reliability and validity, conclusion, and recommendations for further testing, and references that support the development and testing. This approach helps the reader to determine if the instrument fits with their desired application and to fully understand the theoretical underpinnings of the instrument.
Assessment: There is no direct competition for this book. This book presents material in a user-friendly, easy to understand format. Other books on measurement or outcomes do not offer the depth of information on specific instruments or the instrument itself: the final section of each instrument presentation. This second edition presents updated information on the instrument, further evidence of reliability and validity, and additional testing that has been done to support the concepts.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826114273
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ora L. Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Research Scientist at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center and is Professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a doctoral degree in child development and family relations from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; a master's degree in maternal and child health nursing form Boston University, Massachusetts; and, received a bachelor's degree in nursing from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro.

Dr. Strickland co-edited the original four volumes of Measurement of nursing Outcomes. She is the founder and senior editor of the Journal of Nursing Measurement. An internationally known specialist in nursing research, measurement, evaluation, maternal and child health and parenting, Dr. Strickland has published widely in professional journals and is frequently called upon as a consultant by health care agencies, universities, government agencies, and community organizations. She has presented more than 200 public lectured, speeches and workshops, and her research has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and on radio and television.

Colleen DiIorio, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and Department of Family and Community Nursing in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, at Emory University. Dr. DiIorio earned a doctoral degree in nursing research and theory development from New York University. She received her master's degree in nursing, with a functional minor in delivery of nursing services, from New York University and received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Iowa.

Dr. DiIorio has extensive experience in health promotion research. She currently serves as principal investigator on four NIH funded research grants. Her work covers two broad areas addressing health behavior and behavioral change: adherence/self-management and HIV prevention. Dr. DiIorio has published numerous articles and chapters on self-management and HIV prevention in addition to topics on measurement, health promotion, disease prevention, and evaluation. Dr. DiIorio has served as a consultant to and on panels of community organizations, governmental agencies, and professional organizations. She currently serves as associate editor of the Journal of Nursing Measurement.

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Table of Contents

  1. Preface
    Part I: Measuring Functional Abilities and Outcomes of Care
  2. Assessment of Functional Abilities and Goal Attainment Scales: A Criterion-Referenced Measure, I.M King
  3. Multidimensional Fucntional Assessment of the Elderly: The Iowa Self-Assessment Inventory, W.W. Morris and K.C. Buckwalter
  4. The Levels of Cognitive Functioning Scale, J. Flannery
  5. Evaluating Older Persons for Cognitive Impairment: The Abilities Assessment Instrument, D.L. Wells, P. Dawson, S. Sidani, et al
  6. The Family Well-Being Assessment Tool, S.M. Caldwell
  7. A Measure of Denial in Coronary Clients: The Robinson Self-Appraisal Inventory, K.R. Robinson
  8. Measuring Stress After Acute Myocardial Infraction: The Stress of Discharge Assessment Tool, Version Two, J.C. Toth
  9. Schwartz Cancer Fatigue Scale, A.L. Schwartz
  10. ADL Self-Care Scale for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, E.E. Gulick
  11. The Touch Instrument, A. Huckstadt
  12. Measuring Attentional Demands in Community-Dwelling Elders, D.A. Jansen and M.L. Keller

  13. Part II: Client's Perceptions of Care
  14. The Distress Checklist, N. Wells
  15. The Child Medical Fear Scale, M.E. Broome and T. Mobley
  16. The Perception of Empathy Inventory, K. Wheeler

  17. Part III: Measuring Care and Quality of Care
  18. The Satisfaction with Nursing Care Questionnaire: English Version, L. Eriksen
  19. The Satisfaction with Nursing Care Questionnaire: Spanish Version, L. Eriksen
  20. Measuring the Caring Process in Nursing: The Caring Behavior Checklist and the Client Perception of Caring Scale, A.M. McDaniel
  21. Measuring Patient Satisfaction Outcomes Across Provider Disciplines, G.W. Marsh
  22. Measuring Putcomes in Home Health Care: The Episode Coding Form, J.I. Feldman and R.J. Richard
  23. The Individualized Care Index, G. van Servellen
  24. Measuring the Ability to Recognize Patient Problems Early: The Manifestations of Early Recognition Scale, P. Minick
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