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Title: Determinants of the Accuracy of Nursing Diagnoses: Influence of Ready Knowledge, Knowledge Sources, Disposition Toward Critical Thinking, and Reasoning Skills
Authors: Paans, Wolter ×
Sermeus, Walter
Nieweg, Roos
van der Schans, Cees #
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: W.B. Saunders
Series Title: Journal of Professional Nursing vol:26 issue:4 pages:232-241
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine how knowledge sources, ready knowledge, and disposition toward critical thinking and reasoning skills influence the accuracy of student nurses' diagnoses. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to determine the influence of knowledge sources. We used the following questionnaires: (a) knowledge inventory, (b) California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory, and (c) Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT). The use of knowledge sources had very little influence on the accuracy of nursing diagnoses. Accuracy was significantly related to the analysis domain of the HSRT. Students were unable to operationalize knowledge sources to derive accurate diagnoses and did not effectively use reasoning skills.
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ISSN: 8755-7223
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
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