J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2001 Dec;8(3):402-415.

Development of a Home Health Care Nursing Intervention List through Analysis of Home Health Care Nursing Records

  • 1Research institute for Home Health Care, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea. phkvision@hanmail.net
  • 2College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea.
  • 3Home Health Care Center, Severance Hospital, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to identify nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions that are found in the home health care patients, and to establish a basis for a standardized Nursing Intervention List that would help nurses doing home health care nursing. For this study, the records of 150 home health care clients who were discharged, from the Home Health Care Center at Yonsei Medical Center, between January to July, 2001 were analyzed. Of the 43 nursing diagnoses recorded for these clients are 43, the most frequent diagnoses were in the area of Exchanging. There were 2,814 nursing interventions which is a mean of 4.73 nursing interventions per diagnosis. We confirmed that most of the interventions were related to 'education' and 'advice'. We present a Home Health Care Nursing Intervention List that was developed based on the results of this study. It has the five 5 criteria of the ICNP classification, Observing, Management, Performance, Caring, and Informing.


Home health care; Nursing Diagnosis; Nursing Intervention
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