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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Andrea D. Posey, RN, BSN, MSN (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Description: This is a collection of questionnaires and surveys appropriate for nursing research. Many patient education categories are included.
Purpose: The purpose of this publication is to provide the nurse researcher a collection of measurement tools that are specific to patient education. The author states that relevant research tools in the area of patient education are scattered and difficult to find. Hence, this book is needed and meets the stated purpose.
Audience: The book is written for the nurse researcher and is appropriate for the student as well as the scholarly nurse who is involved with patient education. The language is appropriate for nursing professionals and the author is an authority in this area.
Features: This publication offers 88 measurement tools relevant to the area of patient education. It is organized by disease process or by health promotion concern. Specific tools are easy to locate and include scoring methods.
Assessment: The publication is an important contribution to patient education and to nursing research. It is often difficult to find the appropriate measurement tool and this book offers a wide selection of useful instruments. This second edition contains 36 more tools that the first edition.