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Development of the quality of Australian nursing documentation in aged care (QANDAC) instrument to measure paper-based and electronic resident records

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Abstract


  • To develop an Australian nursing documentation in aged care (Quality of Australian Nursing Documentation in Aged Care (QANDAC)) instrument to measure the quality of paper-based and electronic resident records.

    Methods

    The instrument was based on the nursing process model and on three attributes of documentation quality identified in a systematic review. The development process involved five phases following approaches to designing criterion-referenced measures. The face and content validities and the inter-rater reliability of the instrument were estimated using a focus group approach and consensus model.

    Results

    The instrument contains 34 questions in three sections: completion of nursing history and assessment, description of care process and meeting the requirements of data entry. Estimates of the validity and inter-rater reliability of the instrument gave satisfactory results.

    Conclusion

    The QANDAC instrument has a potential as a useful audit tool for the purposes of quality improvement and research in aged care documentation.

Authors


  •   Wang, Ning (external author)
  •   Bjorvell, Catrin (external author)
  •   Yu, Ping

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Wang, N., Bjorvell, C. & Yu, P. (2014). Development of the quality of Australian nursing documentation in aged care (QANDAC) instrument to measure paper-based and electronic resident records. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33 (4), E18-E24.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84914147780

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3289&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2280

Start Page


  • E18

End Page


  • E24

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • To develop an Australian nursing documentation in aged care (Quality of Australian Nursing Documentation in Aged Care (QANDAC)) instrument to measure the quality of paper-based and electronic resident records.

    Methods

    The instrument was based on the nursing process model and on three attributes of documentation quality identified in a systematic review. The development process involved five phases following approaches to designing criterion-referenced measures. The face and content validities and the inter-rater reliability of the instrument were estimated using a focus group approach and consensus model.

    Results

    The instrument contains 34 questions in three sections: completion of nursing history and assessment, description of care process and meeting the requirements of data entry. Estimates of the validity and inter-rater reliability of the instrument gave satisfactory results.

    Conclusion

    The QANDAC instrument has a potential as a useful audit tool for the purposes of quality improvement and research in aged care documentation.

Authors


  •   Wang, Ning (external author)
  •   Bjorvell, Catrin (external author)
  •   Yu, Ping

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Wang, N., Bjorvell, C. & Yu, P. (2014). Development of the quality of Australian nursing documentation in aged care (QANDAC) instrument to measure paper-based and electronic resident records. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33 (4), E18-E24.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84914147780

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3289&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2280

Start Page


  • E18

End Page


  • E24

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 4