Development and Validation of a Computerized Assessment Form to Support Nursing Diagnosis
Describe the development and validation of the Nursing Assessment Form (NAF), within a clinical nursing information system, to support nurses in the identification of nursing diagnoses.
Content validity and consensus on NAF contents were established using a panel of experts in nursing diagnosis and Delphi rounds.
Expert consensus was achieved to validate an instrument to support nurses in the process of nursing diagnoses identification.
The use of the NAF can help nurses in diagnostic reasoning, facilitating the identification of the more suitable nursing diagnoses, and provide a basis for the best nursing interventions and outcomes.
Implications for nursing practice
The use of computerized decision support can improve the implementation of standardized terminology and the accuracy of nursing diagnosis.
Computer-assisted; decision support; diagnosis; nursing assessment; nursing diagnosis.