Validation and coding of the NIC taxonomy structure
NLM Title Abbreviation
Image J Nurs Sch.
Image--the journal of nursing scholarship
DOI of Published Version
Processes for validation and coding of the taxonomy for the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) are described. A sample of nurses expert in theory development rated the NIC taxonomy using five criteria. Following identification of a stable structure, the taxonomy was coded with each intervention receiving a unique number. A coded and valid taxonomic structure facilitates use of the classification in computerization and makes possible the collection of comparable data. A coded classification can also be used in reimbursement systems.
classification, interventions, taxonomy development
Published Article/Book Citation
Image--the journal of nursing scholarship, 27:1 (1995) pp.43-49. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1547-5069.1995.tb00812.x