J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2003 Aug;10(2):145-153.

A Validation Study of Nursing Diagnosis in Emergency Care Unit

  • 1Department of Nursing, Choonhae College, Korea. nice614@choonhae.ac.kr
  • 2School of Nursing Science, Kyunghee University, Korea.


Related factors for 24 nursing diagnoses frequently used in the emergency care unit were validated in this study. METHOD: A convenience sample of 65 registered nurses who had worked for 2 years or more in emergency care units and received instruction on nursing diagnosis was used for the study. The classification of nursing diagnoses was based on NANDA (1996) and validation, on Fehring (1987)'s DCV model. RESULT: Differences were found between emergency and general care units for related factors for nursing diagnosis. Newly reported related factors were not found for emergency care units. CONCLUSION: It is helpful for nurses who work in emergency care to be able to apply the nursing diagnosis validated in this study. These findings can be used as the database to provide a nursing diagnosis system appropriate to improving the emergency nursing practice.


Nursing diagnosis; Emergency care unit
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