Measurement of Nursing Outcomes, 2nd Edition, Volume 3: Self Care and Coping / 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (The College of New Jersey)
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 with the 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: 9780826117953
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/27/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN, 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 from Boston University, Massachusetts; and a bachelor's degree in nursing from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro. She is the founder and senior editor of the Journal of Nursing Measurement. As an internationally known specialist in nursing research, measurement, evaluation, maternal and child health and parenting, Dr. Strickland has published widely in professional journals and books, and is called upon as a consultant by health care agencies, universities, government agencies, and community organizations. She has presented more than 200 lectures, speeches, and workshops, and her research has been featured in newspapers and magazines, as well as 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: Self Efficacy and Self Care
  2. Self-Efficacy for Functional Activities Scale, B. Resnick
  3. The Perlow Self-Esteem Scale, M. Perlow
  4. A Measure of Power as Knowing Participation in Change, E.A. Manhart Barrett
  5. The Epilepsy Self-Efficacy Scale, C. DiIorio and K. Yeager
  6. The Insulin Management Diabetes Self-Efficacy Scale, A.C. Hurley

  7. Part II: Coping
  8. The Jalowiec Coping Scale, A. Jalowiec
  9. The Coping Scale of the Chronicity Impact and Coping Instrument, D.P. Hymovich
  10. The Role Inventory, M. Catanzaro
  11. The Women's Role Strain Inventory, C.A. Lengacher
  12. The Demands of Immigration Scale, K.J. Aroian
  13. The Haber Level of Differentiation of Self Scale, J. Haber
  14. The SCMP-G: Measuring Guarding as a Self-Care Management Process in Chronic Illness, L.J. Jones

  15. Part III: Social Support and Quality of Life
  16. Measuring Social Support, C. Weinert
  17. The Social Support in Chronic Illness Inventory, G.A. Hilbert
  18. The Caring Ability Inventory, N.O. Nkongho
  19. The Postpartum Support Questionnaire, M.C. Logsdon
  20. The Long-Term Quality of Life Instrument for Female Cancer Survivors, G. Wyatt and L.L. Friedman

  21. Part IV: Measuring Health Behaviors
  22. The Multidimensional Health Behavior Inventory, P.A. Kulbok, K.F. Carter, J.H. Bladwin, et al
  23. The Compliance Questionnaire, G. Hilbert
  24. The Index of Readiness, J. Fleury and K. Cameron
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