Validação do International Resident Assessment Instrument – Acute Care para a população portuguesa
Revista de Enfermagem Referência
Resumen pp.103-115 Resumo Revista de Enfermagem Referência Palabras clave: estudios de validación; atención de enfermería; enfermedad aguda. Context: In an international context of cost reduction, it is necessary to measure nursing outcomes with reliable and valid instruments to produce indicators of effectiveness, improve the quality of care and ensure accountability. Aim: To validate the International Resident Assessment Instrument -Acute Care (InterRAI-AC) for the Portuguese population.
... se population. Methodology: Longitudinal, descriptive and correlational study. Data were collected between March and July 2012 by nurses of 26 medical and surgical services of four hospitals in the Central Region of Portugal. The sample was composed of 1764 patients hospitalized for a period equal to or greater than three days. All ethical procedures were observed. Results: The instrument has proved to be valid and reliable, and can be used to obtain data for different purposes: quality indicators; care planning; evidence base for decision-making, among others. Conclusion: The main barrier identified was the time required for its completion, but it proved to be a key tool in the process of collecting information on patients.