Aging as a Related Factor of the Nursing Diagnosis Impaired Memory: Content Validation

Aging as a Related Factor of the Nursing Diagnosis Impaired Memory: Content Validation

Author Brandao Chaves, Enaura Helena Google Scholar
Barros, Alba Lucia Bottura Leite de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Marini, Maiko Google Scholar
Institution Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract PURPOSE. the purpose of this study was to conduct a content validation for the elements of the nursing diagnosis Impaired Memory and include aging as a related factor.METHOD. Fehring's (1987) model of diagnosis content validation was used, with the participation of 18 experts.FINDING. the definition, defining characteristics, and related factors of NANDA-I were evaluated by experts, as was the proposed related factor aging.CONCLUSIONS. Elements of the NANDA-I diagnosis Impaired Memory and the proposed related factor of aging were validated in the Brazilian context. A clinical validation of this related factor will be necessary to build evidence for this relationship.IMPLICATIONS for NURSING PRACTICE. NANDA-I diagnoses should be tested and validated in the elderly, in order to take their specific needs into account, thus contributing to quality nursing care for these patients.
Keywords Elderly
Impaired Memory
nursing diagnosis
validation by experts
validation study
Language English
Date 2010-01-01
Published in International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, v. 21, n. 1, p. 14-20, 2010.
ISSN 1541-5147 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 14-20
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000208327000004

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