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Res Nurs Health. 2006 Feb;29(1):61-70.

Relationship between nursing interventions and outcome achievement in acute care settings.

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Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.


The extent to which nursing interventions provided during hospitalization are associated with patients' therapeutic self-care and functional health outcomes was explored with a voluntary sample of 574 patients. Nurses collected data on patient outcomes at admission and discharge using the minimum data set (MDS) and the therapeutic self-care scale (TSCS). Research assistants audited charts for documentation of nursing interventions. The results indicated that nursing interventions aimed at exercise promotion, positioning, and self-care assistance predicted functional status outcome. Higher functional status outcome predicted therapeutic self-care ability at hospital discharge. The results demonstrate that nurses can use MDS and TSCS data on patient outcomes to gain insight into the effectiveness of their interventions.

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