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Abstract

Community health nurses in county health departments continue to provide disease-prevention and health-promotion services to mothers or families with children who are considered well. We lack available instruments with demonstrated reliability that can classify the nursing problems of these clients by type and seventy. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the reliability of a classification index for well mothers and children in community health nursing practice. The study indicated that Cronbach's alpha was 0.98 for the composite index and that the internal consistency for each of the six component subscales in the index ranged from 0.91 to 0.98.