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New Zealand development and trial of mental health nursing clinical indicators - a bicultural study

O'Brien, Anthony P., O'Brien, Anthony J., Hardy, Derrylea J., Morrison-Ngatai, Erina, Gaskin, Cadeyrn J., Boddy, Julie M., McNulty, Neil, Ryan, Tom and Skews, Georgina 2003, New Zealand development and trial of mental health nursing clinical indicators - a bicultural study, International journal of nursing studies, vol. 40, no. 8, pp. 853-861, doi: 10.1016/S0020-7489(03)00074-9.

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Title New Zealand development and trial of mental health nursing clinical indicators - a bicultural study
Author(s) O'Brien, Anthony P.
O'Brien, Anthony J.
Hardy, Derrylea J.
Morrison-Ngatai, Erina
Gaskin, Cadeyrn J.
Boddy, Julie M.
McNulty, Neil
Ryan, Tom
Skews, Georgina
Journal name International journal of nursing studies
Volume number 40
Issue number 8
Start page 853
End page 861
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2003-11
ISSN 0020-7489
1873-491X
Keyword(s) bicultural clinical indicators
mental health nursing
professional practice questionnaire
quality audit
standards of practice
Summary This paper describes the development and validation of bicultural clinical indicators that measure achievement of mental health nursing practice standards in New Zealand (ANZMCHN, 1995, Standards of practice for mental health nursing in New Zealand. ANZCMHN, Greenacres). A four-stage research design was utilised including focus groups, Delphi surveys, a pilot, and a national field study, with mental health nurses and consumers as participants. During the national field study, consumer files (n=327) from 11 District Health Boards, and registered nurses (n=422) completed an attitude questionnaire regarding the regularity of specific nursing and service activities. Results revealed a variation in the mean occurrence of the clinical indicators in consumer case notes of 18.5–89.9%. Five factors with good internal consistency, encompassing domains of mental health nursing required for best practice, were derived from analysis of the questionnaire. This study presents a research framework for developing culturally and clinically valid, reliable measures of clinical practice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/S0020-7489(03)00074-9
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2003, Elsevier Science
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018474

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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