An item analysis of a classification system for nurses' work methods

GERALD S. BOWMAN*, RAY MEDDIS, David, R. Thompson

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Abstract

Summary This study describes how an item analysis of a classification system for nurses' work methods discriminates between wards operating either primary nursing or team nursing. Four of the 13 items on the classification instrument were highly successful in discriminating between the two ward types. The four items concerned responsibility for nursing records, accountability, responsibility and authority for nursing care. Possible reasons for why some items were more successful than others for discriminating between the ward types are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1993

Keywords

  • classification system
  • item analysis
  • primary nursing
  • team nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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