Interrater reliability of Nursing Activities Score among Intensive Care Unit health professionals

  • Marit Stuedahl Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Faculty of Medicine; Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging
  • Sidsel Vold Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Faculty of Medicine; Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging
  • Pål Klepstad Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Faculty of Medicine; Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging
  • Siv Karlsson Stafseth University of Oslo; Faculty of Medicine; Institute of Clinical Medicine

Abstract

Objective 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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Published
2015-12-01
How to Cite
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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