Amália de Fátima Lucena, RN, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor at Nursing School, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, RGS, Brazil, Ilesca Holsbach, RN, is a Registered Nurse and Bruna Schroeder Mello, RN, is a Registered Nurse at Hospital Irmandade Santa Casa, Porto Alegre, RGS, Brazil, Lisiane Pruinelli, RN, MSN, is a Registered Nurse and Adriana Serdotte Freitas Cardoso, RN, MSN, is a Registered Nurse at Hospital de Clínicas of Porto Alegre, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, RGS, Brazil.
Brazilian Validation of the Nursing Outcomes for Acute Pain
Article first published online: 16 OCT 2012
© 2012, The Authors. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge © 2012, NANDA International
International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Volume 24, Issue 1, pages 54–58, February 2013
How to Cite
de Fátima Lucena, A., Holsbach, I., Pruinelli, L., Serdotte Freitas Cardoso, A. and Schroeder Mello, B. (2013), Brazilian Validation of the Nursing Outcomes for Acute Pain. Int Jnl Nurs Knowledge, 24: 54–58. doi: 10.1111/j.2047-3095.2012.01230.x
- Issue published online: 17 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 16 OCT 2012
- Content validation study;
- nursing diagnosis;
- nursing outcome
PURPOSE: Validate the outcomes from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) for the Acute Pain nursing diagnosis.
METHODS: The content validation of the seven NOC outcomes and their respective indicators was performed using an adaptation of Fehring's model and was analyzed by descriptive statistics.
FINDINGS: Six were classified as critical and one was classified as supplemental. From the total of 118 indicators, 103 were validated. Of these, 27 were classified as critical and 76 as supplemental.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of the NOC is a viable alternative for the assessment and identification of best practices in nursing care.
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Validation studies of nursing classifications corroborate the use of the component elements of these instruments in a variety of care settings.