Nursing diagnosis with the ICNP® in the teaching context
Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2004
International Nursing Review
Volume 51, Issue 4, pages 240–249, December 2004
How to Cite
Zarzycka, D. and Górajek-Jóźwik, J. (2004), Nursing diagnosis with the ICNP® in the teaching context. International Nursing Review, 51: 240–249. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2004.00249.x
- Issue online: 3 NOV 2004
- Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2004
Background: The premise for the research study was the authors’ conviction that the use of nursing diagnostic taxonomies allows the nurse to formulate a thorough and valid diagnosis. Aim: To verify the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®) in the context of a Polish academic nursing programme.
Research questions: Do nursing diagnoses made traditionally and those made with the ICNP® reflect the patient’s/client's condition? Is the range and type of the two kinds of diagnoses similar or different? Is the level of detail in both types of diagnoses compatible?
Methods: Quasi-experiment in which the experimental group diagnosed patients by means of the ICNP® and the control group formulated nursing diagnoses by means of an intellectual decision-making process.
Study groups: 44 students in a MNurs. Programme, Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Medical University in Lublin, Poland.
Conclusions: The range and type of nursing diagnoses do not depend on the method used in their formulation. The ICNP® diagnoses are compatible with the traditionally formulated ones. The unbalanced size of the experimental and the study groups negatively influenced the validity of conclusions.