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Clinical assessment instruments validated for nursing practice in the Italian context: a systematic review of the literature

Authors:
Palese, A., Tameni, A., Ambrosi, E., Albanese, S., Barausse, M., Benazzi, B., De Togni, S., Doro, R., Eccher, C., Fattori, M., Franchini, P., Girlanda, M., Gobbetti, D., Guarino, L., Lazzeri, R., Moreale, R., Ricci, N., Venturini, M., Villa, G., Zonzini, E., and Saiani, L.
Abstract:
AIMS: With the aim to identify the instruments validated for Italian nursing practice, a systematic review of the literature was undertaken.

RESULTS: A total of 101 instruments emerged. The majority (89; 88.1%) were developed in other countries; the remaining (14; 13.9%) were developed and validated in the Italian context. The instruments were developed to measure patient's problems (63/101; 62.4%), outcomes (27/101; 26.7%), risks (4/101; 4%) and others issues (7/101; 6.9%). The majority of participants involved in the validation processes were younger adults (49; 48.5%), older adults (40; 39.5%), children (4; 4%), adolescents (3; 3%), and children/adolescents (1; 1%). The instruments were structured primarily in the form of questionnaires (61; 60.4%), as a grid for direct observation (27; 26.7%) or in other forms (12; 11.9%). Among the 101 instruments emerged, there were 1 to 7 validation measures documented with on average 3.2 (95% CI 2.86-3.54) for each instrument.

CONCLUSIONS: Developing validation studies giving priority to those instruments widely adopted in the clinical nursing practice is recommended.
DOI:
DOI: 10.4415/ANN_14_01_11
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24695256
Journal:
Ann Ist Super Sanita
issn:
2384-8553 (Electronic)
Publication year:
2014
pages:
67-76
Symptom status:
Cognitive/mental state
Emotional state
Physical state
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Children (0-18)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period and related symptoms
Certain infections and parasitic diseases and related symptoms
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities and related symptoms
Diseases of and symptoms related to the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
Diseases of and symptoms related to the circulatory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the digestive system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the ear and mastoid process
Diseases of and symptoms related to the eye and adnexa
Diseases of and symptoms related to the genitourinary system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Diseases of and symptoms related to the nervous system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the respiratory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and related symptoms
External causes of morbidity and mortality
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
Neoplasms and related symptoms
Pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium and related symptom
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
2 - Interviews
6 - Clinical rating scales
7 - Observations