Deborah Greener, CNM, PhD, received her master's degree in nurse-midwifery and her Ph.D. in educational evaluation and measurement from the University of Utah. Active in nurse-midwifery clinical practice, education, and research, she was Chair of the Clinical Research Committee of the ACNM Division of Research during the development and validation of the Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Data Set. She is presently in private practice at the Baltimore Birth Center and provides consultation for midwifery education and evaluation research.
DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE NURSE-MIDWIFERY CLINICAL DATA SET
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1991 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 36, Issue 3, pages 174–180, May-June 1991
How to Cite
Greener, D. (1991), DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE NURSE-MIDWIFERY CLINICAL DATA SET. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 36: 174–180. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(91)90004-9
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
This paper describes the procedures used to develop and validate the Nurse-Midwifery Clinical Data Set (NMCDS), a uniform, standardized tool for the purpose of data collection about midwifery clinical practice. The instrument was developed under the auspices of the ACNM Division of Research, and it was shown to be valid for the purposes of quality assessment data collection through the use of specific instrument development and field testing procedures. These procedures included consensus panel development, expert panel review, standardization, feasibility analysis, and validation through comparison with previous outcome data and record review. The 1990 version of the NMCDS is appended to the article.