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.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

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.ORCID iD for 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
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

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Health
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Connect to link resolver
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 11 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 13 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 714 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 02 Sep 2009, 08:52:07 EST by Rachael Wilson

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact