Interrater reliability of Nursing Activities Score among Intensive Care Unit health professionals
AbstractObjective To analyze the interrater reliability of NAS among critical care nurses and managers in an ICU. Method This was a methodological study performed in an adult, general ICU in Norway. In a random selection of patients, the NAS was scored on 101 patients by three raters: a critical care nurse, an ICU physician and a nurse manager. Interrater reliability was analyzed by agreement between groups and kappa statistics. Results The mean NAS were 88.4 (SD=16.2) and 88.7 (SD=24.5) respectively for the critical care nurses and nurse managers. A lower mean of 83.7 (SD=21.1) was found for physicians. The 18 medical interventions showed higher agreement between critical care nurses and physicians (85.6%), than between critical care nurses and nurse managers (78.7). In the five nursing activities the Kappa-coefficients were low for all activities in all compared groups. Conclusion The study indicated a satisfactory agreement of nursing workload between critical care nurses and managers.
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Stuedahl, M., Vold, S., Klepstad, P., & Stafseth, S. (2015). Interrater reliability of Nursing Activities Score among Intensive Care Unit health professionals . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 49(spe), 117-122. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420150000700017
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