The Family Nursing Health Care and the Indicators of Health: New Challenges for the Practice

Maria Henriqueta Figueiredo, Palmira Oliveira, Carme Ferré, Marlene Lebreiro, Zaida Charepe, Carmen Andrade, Manuel Brás

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Background and Purpose: The assessment of the implementation focuses in aspects which are considered fundamental for an effective measurement of the Dynamic Model of Family Assessment and Intervention (MDAIF) implementation as a theoretical and operative referential in the nurses'
clinical decision-making: satisfaction of families, satisfaction of nurses, assessment of health gains which are sensitive to nursing care, and the identification of the main needs of families.This study aim is to define the indicators of structure, process and outcome, based in MDAIF. Methods:
Exploratory study procedure: 1) define the Minimum Data Set (MDS), based in MDAIF, describe the nurses diagnosis, interventions and outcomes; 2) define the indicators according the Order of Nurses orientations; 3) The finalpropose reviewed and validated by experts. The summary data
includes the diagnosis and sub diagnosis by MDAIF matrix. For formulation of diagnosis judgment were used the International Classification of Nurses Practice (ICNP®). Results: If define structure indicators related to the nurses satisfaction, process indicators produc e rates of family assessment
incident and diagnosis incident, outcome indicators defining rates of diagnosis efficacy and heath gains, epidemiological indicators that propose diagnostic prevalence rates. Conclusions: The definition of MDS and the health gains indicators will allow nurses to be informed on the data resulting from the care provided to the families that must be mandatorily registered. It will also enable to monitoring of the implementation process through the identification of critical points that lead to the introduction of strategies and which will optimize the outcomes inherent to the following
Figueiredo, M. H. (2012). Modelo Dinâmico de Avaliação e Intervenção Familiar: Uma abordagem colaborativa em Enfermagem de Família. (1ª ed). Lisboa: Lusociência.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event14th International Conference of Nursing Research: Translational nursing knowledge: A force for change in clinical practice! - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 May 201712 May 2017


Conference14th International Conference of Nursing Research


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