Development and review of vignettes representing older people with cognitive impairment

McCrow, Judy, Beattie, Elizabeth, Sullivan, Karen A., & Fick, Donna M. (2013) Development and review of vignettes representing older people with cognitive impairment. Geriatric Nursing, 34(2), pp. 128-137.

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This paper describes a process undertaken to develop and review five clinical vignettes to be used in geriatric nursing educational research. The purpose of this process was to provide valid depictions of delirium and its subtypes and distinguish delirium from dementia. Five vignettes depicting hospital bedside interactions between nursing staff, family, and an older patient who displayed signs of one of the following conditions: delirium (hyper and hypo-active types respectively), dementia, or delirium (both types) superimposed on dementia were constructed. Vignette accuracy and reliability was established using a multistage process that culminated in formal review by a group of ten international nursing and medical delirium experts. The final five vignettes accurately depicted the given scenario as agreed by the experts and were at an appropriate level of simplicity and clarity. Given the increased interest in vignettes for both nursing research and educational purposes, the described method of vignette development and review has the ability to assist other vignette developers in creating reliable representations of their desired clinical scenarios.

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ID Code: 55981
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: delirium, vignettes, dementia
DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2012.12.012
ISSN: 1528-3984
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Geriatric Nursing. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Geriatric Nursing, [VOL 34, ISSUE 2, (2013)] DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2012.12.012
Deposited On: 20 Dec 2012 23:30
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2015 06:13

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