Nursing diagnosis--alteration in comfort-pain: Validation of the defining characteristics and exploration of the nursing interventions

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Title:
Nursing diagnosis--alteration in comfort-pain: Validation of the defining characteristics and exploration of the nursing interventions
Author:
Ohrt, Helene Jule, 1954-
Issue Date:
1990
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 retrospective validation study was implemented to identify the defining characteristics of the nursing diagnosis Alteration in Comfort-Pain, specifically chest pain. The interventions instituted by coronary care nurses to relieve the chest pain were also explored. Fifty-two records were reviewed. A Demographic Instrument (DI) and Alteration in Comfort-Pain (Chest Pain) Intervention Instrument (ACPII) were developed for the study and the Alteration in Comfort-Pain Assessment Tool for Chest Pain (ACPAT-CP) was revised from the Alteration in Comfort-Pain Assessment Tool (ACPAT) for the study. The three instruments were assessed for content validity and reliability. The critical defining characteristic was determined to be a verbal complaint of chest pain with or without a specific descriptor and nurses made the appropriate nursing diagnosis for chest pain in the majority of the records reviewed. Nursing interventions documented for the relief of chest pain were interdependent interventions, specifically monitoring and an electrocardiogram. The results indicated that there is a need for improved documentation in nurses' notes.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Longman, Alice J.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleNursing diagnosis--alteration in comfort-pain: Validation of the defining characteristics and exploration of the nursing interventionsen_US
dc.creatorOhrt, Helene Jule, 1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorOhrt, Helene Jule, 1954-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_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 retrospective validation study was implemented to identify the defining characteristics of the nursing diagnosis Alteration in Comfort-Pain, specifically chest pain. The interventions instituted by coronary care nurses to relieve the chest pain were also explored. Fifty-two records were reviewed. A Demographic Instrument (DI) and Alteration in Comfort-Pain (Chest Pain) Intervention Instrument (ACPII) were developed for the study and the Alteration in Comfort-Pain Assessment Tool for Chest Pain (ACPAT-CP) was revised from the Alteration in Comfort-Pain Assessment Tool (ACPAT) for the study. The three instruments were assessed for content validity and reliability. The critical defining characteristic was determined to be a verbal complaint of chest pain with or without a specific descriptor and nurses made the appropriate nursing diagnosis for chest pain in the majority of the records reviewed. Nursing interventions documented for the relief of chest pain were interdependent interventions, specifically monitoring and an electrocardiogram. The results indicated that there is a need for improved documentation in nurses' notes.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)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.advisorLongman, Alice J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1341231en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26330842en_US
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