Title

Data quality strategies in cohort studies: lessons from a study on delirium in nursing home elders

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

2-1-2007

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Applied Nursing Research

NLM Title Abbreviation

Appl Nurs Res

PubMed ID

17259042

Abstract

Data quality has a direct impact on reliability and validity; however, procedures are usually briefly summarized in the Methods section of reports. Sustaining data quality and integrity over time can pose serious challenges, prompting the development of a data quality program based on Donabedian's quality framework. Although many are familiar with the structure, process, and outcome components in health care quality, their application to a research project may be unfamiliar. This article summarizes the data quality program for a cohort study of nursing home elders with delirium by providing an "insider's view" of procedures and protocols followed for several years. Copyright © 2007 by Elsevier Inc.

Keywords

Prospective Studies -- Evaluation, Research, Nursing -- Evaluation, Aged, Clinical Competence -- Evaluation, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Delirium, External Validity, Internal Validity, Interrater Reliability, Models, Theoretical, Nurse Researchers, Nursing Home Patients -- In Old Age, Research Instruments, Sampling Methods

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Applied Nursing Research, 20:1 (2007) pp.39-43.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/218