Title

Mapping parish nurse documentation into the nursing interventions classification: a research method

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

7-1-2005

NLM Title Abbreviation

Comput Inform Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Computers, informatics, nursing

PubMed ID

16027538

Abstract

Mapping, or linking like terms that represent the same concept, is a research method increasingly used for testing the reliability and validity of standardized taxonomies. For mapping to be useful, it is critical that the procedure is reliable. One way to maximize reliability is to develop standardized mapping procedures, or rules to follow when linking the terms. This article will present a standardized mapping procedure method in a study that mapped narrative parish nurse documentation (170 health records, 1607 interactions) into the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), yielding an intercoder reliability kappa of 0.92. The mapping process identified conceptual issues in the NIC, which also are presented. Because the NIC is included in the Systematic Nomenclature of Medicine of Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT), these conceptual issues raised data aggregation issues in SNOMED CT. Those issues are also presented.

Keywords

Humans, Medical Records Systems, Computerized/standards, Nursing Care/classification, Nursing Methodology Research/methods, Nursing Records/standards, Reference Standards, Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine, United States

Published Article/Book Citation

Computers, informatics, nursing, 23:4 (2005) pp.220-229.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1061