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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
On-line version ISSN 1980-220X
VITURI, Dagmar Willamowius and MATSUDA, Laura Misue. Content valid ation of quality indicators for nursing care evaluation. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.2, pp.429-437. ISSN 1980-220X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342009000200024.
The objective of this study is to perform the content validation of ten Nursing Care Quality Indicators in Adverse Event Prevention. Nine experts took part in this study and answered three forms. The results appointed the validity of the indicators, but with reformulations. The process yielded twelve indicators: identification of the patient's bed; identification of the risk of falling out of bed; Identification of peripheral venous accesses; Verification of skin lesions after infiltrations; Identification of venous infusion equipment; Identification of serum bottles and infusion speed control; Identification of peptic probes; Fixation of vesical delay probe and positioning of the urine collection bag; Checking of Procedures in Nursing Prescription; Control of Vital Signs; Checking of Nursing Procedures in Medical Prescription and Nursing elaboration of daily and complete prescription. The results confirm that the content validation procedure is indispensable for the development of evaluative measures.
Keywords : Nursing care; Quality assurance [health care]; Quality indicators [health care]; Validation studies.