Professor, Associate Dean of Research and International Relations.
Relationship between nursing interventions and outcome achievement in acute care settings†
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 61–70, February 2006
How to Cite
Doran, D., Harrison, M. B., Laschinger, H., Hirdes, J., Rukholm, E., Sidani, S., Hall, L. M., Tourangeau, A. E. and Cranley, L. (2006), Relationship between nursing interventions and outcome achievement in acute care settings. Res. Nurs. Health, 29: 61–70. doi: 10.1002/nur.20110
We acknowledge Peggy White, University of Toronto, Project coordinator, and the following individuals who were regional project coordinators: Jennifer Carryer, University of Toronto; Joan Almost, University of Western Ontario; Elaine Friedberg, Ottawa, Ontario; Renée St. Onge, Laurentian University; and Nancy Curtin-Telegdi, University of Waterloo. We acknowledge Jeff Poss for his invaluable support in data analysis. The opinions contained in this paper are those of the author and no official endorsement by the MOHLTC is implied or should be inferred.
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 SEP 2005
- Ministry of Health and Longer-Term Care (MOHLTC), Ontario
- nursing sensitive outcomes;
- nursing interventions;
- nursing practice
The extent to which nursing interventions provided during hospitalization are associated with patients' therapeutic self-care and functional health outcomes was explored with a voluntary sample of 574 patients. Nurses collected data on patient outcomes at admission and discharge using the minimum data set (MDS) and the therapeutic self-care scale (TSCS). Research assistants audited charts for documentation of nursing interventions. The results indicated that nursing interventions aimed at exercise promotion, positioning, and self-care assistance predicted functional status outcome. Higher functional status outcome predicted therapeutic self-care ability at hospital discharge. The results demonstrate that nurses can use MDS and TSCS data on patient outcomes to gain insight into the effectiveness of their interventions. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 29:61–70, 2006