Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278392
Title:
Clinical decision making capacity among institutionalized elders
Author:
Smith, Laurie Ann Johnson
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A descriptive study was conducted to explore the relationship among three measures of decision making capacity: (1) clinicians' opinions, (2) Pfeiffer's (1975) SPMSQ, and (3) a developmental instrument by Fitten et al. (1990) designed to measure patient clinical decision making ability. Another purpose of the study was to replicate portions of the work by Fitten et al. (1990). A convenience sample of 41 patients, four physicians, and three nurse practitioners was studied. Quantitative research techniques were employed for data collection and analysis. Significant correlations were found among all measurements of decision making capacity indicating that the developmental instrument appears to be a valid method of determining decision making capacity according to results obtained for convergent validity. The findings of this study support those reported by Fitten et al. (1990).
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gerontology.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sheehy, Christine M.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleClinical decision making capacity among institutionalized eldersen_US
dc.creatorSmith, Laurie Ann Johnsonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Laurie Ann Johnsonen_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA descriptive study was conducted to explore the relationship among three measures of decision making capacity: (1) clinicians' opinions, (2) Pfeiffer's (1975) SPMSQ, and (3) a developmental instrument by Fitten et al. (1990) designed to measure patient clinical decision making ability. Another purpose of the study was to replicate portions of the work by Fitten et al. (1990). A convenience sample of 41 patients, four physicians, and three nurse practitioners was studied. Quantitative research techniques were employed for data collection and analysis. Significant correlations were found among all measurements of decision making capacity indicating that the developmental instrument appears to be a valid method of determining decision making capacity according to results obtained for convergent validity. The findings of this study support those reported by Fitten et al. (1990).en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSheehy, Christine M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1356816en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b31473659en_US
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