All the authors are affiliated with the University of Iowa College of Nursing in Iowa City, IA: Cindy Scherb and Carla Gene Rapp are doctoral candidates, Marion Johnson is an associate professor, and Meridean Maas is a professor.
The Nursing Outcomes Classification: Validation by Rehabilitation Nurses
Article first published online: 10 JUL 2012
1998 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 174–191, July-August 1998
How to Cite
Scherb, C. A., Rapp, C. G., Johnson, M. and Maas, M. (1998), The Nursing Outcomes Classification: Validation by Rehabilitation Nurses. Rehabilitation Nursing, 23: 174–191. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.1998.tb01776.x
- Issue published online: 10 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 10 JUL 2012
Measuring patient outcomes is important to rehabilitation nurses and the patients they serve. This article describes research conducted at the University of Iowa College of Nursing to develop the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and the validation of this research by surveys conducted through specialty nursing organizations, particularly the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Nurses responded to surveys designed to validate (a) the importance of outcome indicators to the achievement of an outcome and (b) nursing's contribution to the achievement of the indicators. The results of the surveys indicated that rehabilitation nurses believe that nursing makes a substantial contribution to most outcomes and indicators.