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Title: Evidence-based nursing-sensitive indicators for patients hospitalized with depression in Thailand
Authors: Darawan Thapinta
Robert L. Anders
Suwat Mahatnirunkul
Soontaree Srikosai
Keywords: Nursing
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2010
Abstract: The aim of this study was to develop and validate nursing-sensitive indicators for patients hospitalized with depression in Thailand. The initial draft, consisting of 12 categories with 37 subcategories, was then evaluated by experts in the US and Thailand. Hospital records were then utilized to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the indicators. The finalized instrument consisted of 11 categories with 43 items with a validity of .98 and internal consistency of .88. This is the first set of indicators developed to evaluate nursing-sensitivity for patients hospitalized with a diagnosis of depression in Thailand. Having nursing indicators for depressed patients provides nurses with concrete tools to evaluate their work with depressed patients, allowing these staff to assess their work in a very specific, methodical, and consistent manner. When problems are discovered, both the staff and administration can work to address these issues through training, procedural changes, and departmental shifts. © 2010 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.
ISSN: 10964673
Appears in Collections:CMUL: Journal Articles

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