The aim of the study was to develop the conceptual and operational definitions for the defining characteristics of each nursing diagnosis related to self-care deficits of patients with stroke and to validate these definitions with experts.
This was a methodological study. The definitions were evaluated by 32 specialists and analyzed using binomial testing.
All the defining characteristics analyzed were statistically significant (p < .05); three indicators showed agreement at a level lower than the ideal (<0.85).
The definitions achieved validity for measuring self-care deficit for bathing, toileting, dressing, and eating.
These defining characteristics of each nursing diagnosis related to self-care deficits may enable more accurate assessment, driving relevant and individualized action plans in rehabilitation.
1School of Nursing, University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
2School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
3Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Correspondence: Ana Railka de Souza Oliveira-Kumakura, RN, PhD, School of Nursing, University of Campinas, Tessália Vieira de Camargo Street, 126, Cidade Universitária, ZIP 13083-887, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cite this article as: Oliveira-Kumakura, P. c., da Silva, K. C., Sousa, C. M., Biscaro, J. A., Spagnol, G. S., & Morais, S. C. (2019). Content validation of clinical evidence related to self-care deficits of patients with stroke. Rehabilitation Nursing, 00(0), 00-00. doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000225