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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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PEGORARO, Leila Garcia de Oliveira et al. Validation of instrument to assess software of patients’ risk classification. Rev. Bras. Enferm. [online]. 2018, vol.71, n.3, pp.975-982. ISSN 1984-0446.


Validate the content of an instrument that assesses the quality of a software applied to the risk classification of patients.


Methodological study, conducted in three stages: adaptation of the instrument, content validation through Delphi technique and pre-test. The results were analyzed through Content Validity Index, Overall Content Validity Index and Inter-rater Reliability.


The final version of the instrument comprises 8 characteristics and 28 sub-characteristics, being 37 general questions to computer experts and nurse and 7 specific questions to computer experts, including 1 question and excluding 3 questions of the original instrument. We obtained Overall Content Validity of 92% and Inter-rater Reliability of 100% in the second Delphi round.

Final considerations:

The instrument has content validity, allowing to assess the technical quality and functional performance of the software applied to the risk classification of patients.

Keywords : Classification; Emergency Medical Services; Validation Studies; Validation of Computer Programs; Healthcare Quality.

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