Knowledge produced from the outcomes of the "Nursing Outcomes Classification - NOC": integrative review

Conocimiento producido sobre los resultados de la "Nursing Outcomes Classification - NOC": revisión integrativa

Natália Chantal Magalhães da Silva Ana Railka de Souza Oliveira Emília Campos de Carvalho About the authors

Objective:

To identify the knowledge produced from the outcomes of the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC).

Method:

A literature review using the integrative databases: Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences (LILACS), US National Library of Medicine (PubMed), Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and Scopus Info Site (SCOPUS), during the months of August and September 2014.

Results:

The review consisted of 21 articles that addressed different issues: Translation and Cultural adaptation (4.77%); Applicability in clinical practice (33.33%); and, Validation (63.90%). Analysis of these articles showed that the knowledge produced from the Nursing Outcomes Classification includes translation and cultural adaptation, evaluation of applicability and validation of its items.

Conclusion:

Considering the continuous evolution of this classification, periodic reviews should be carried out to identify the knowledge, use and effects of the NOC.

Nursing; Classification; Outcome assessment (Health care).


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