Psychometric characteristics of dyspnea descriptor ratings in emergency department patients with exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease†
Article first published online: 9 SEP 2002
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Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 331–344, October 2002
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Parshall, M. B. (2002), Psychometric characteristics of dyspnea descriptor ratings in emergency department patients with exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Res. Nurs. Health, 25: 331–344. doi: 10.1002/nur.10051
The author gratefully acknowledges the patients, nurses, and physicians of the emergency departments of the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center and the Lexington Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky, for their participation. Special appreciation is extended to Pamela Kidd, PhD, FNP-C, FAAN, Arizona State University College of Nursing; Dorothy Y. Brockopp, PhD, RN; Mary C. DeLetter, PhD, RN; and Lynne A. Hall, DrPH, RN, University of Kentucky College of Nursing; Richard Kryscio, PhD, Department of Statistics and director, Biostatistics Consulting Unit, University of Kentucky; Eugene N. Bruce, PhD, Wenner-Gren Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky; Audrey G. Gift, PhD, RN, FAAN, Michigan State University; Mary K. Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, Seattle University; and Anne Mattarella, University of New Mexico College of Nursing. I also wish to thank the editors and several anonymous reviewers, one in particular, for helpful comments and suggestions.
Portions of this article were presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference, Toronto, Ontario, May 2000.
This study was conducted at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center and at the Lexington Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky.
- Issue published online: 9 SEP 2002
- Article first published online: 9 SEP 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 JUL 2002
- Manuscript Received: 27 NOV 2000
- National Institute of Nursing Research (individual predoctoral National Research Service Award). Grant Number: F31-NR07214
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