In essay format, critically evaluate the reliability and validity of the chosen tool in relation to a
specific clinical context and population. The essay should include
? A brief description of your own clinical context and patient population.
? With reference to validation literature critically discuss the elements of reliability and validity
of your chosen assessment tool. A minimum of three primary research articles
published after January 2008 must be included. Additionally for this work it is
NURS5012 Assessment 1, Reliability & Validity of a clinical assessment tool
permissible to include limited older literature as the original validation study may be the
most comprehensive. Where possible, select studies specific to your own patient
? Draw a conclusion about the usefulness of the assessment tool for your clinical practice.
Your discussion should include a brief comparison of your chosen tool with alternative
methods of assessment.
? Please refer to the marking rubric on the following page when preparing this assessment. Document Preview:
NURS5012 Assessment 1, Reliability & Validity of a clinical assessment tool Format Essay Marks 45% Submission Via Assignment dropbox in eLearning Due Date Tuesday April 10, 2018 by 5pm Background Within clinical practice, nurses often use clinical assessment tools to aid health assessment. Clinical assessment tools are usually in the format of questionnaires which have been developed to assist in the assessment of a particular aspect of patient assessment that cannot be directly (objectively) assessed (such as the construct of pain, level of sedation, level of consciousness). Such tools can be used for a variety of purposes but mostly to determine baseline characteristics, monitor improvement or deterioration in clinical status, to assess specific risks and to influence clinical decision making and subsequent management of patients. Understanding the evidence- base that supports or refutes the use of these tools in particular patient cohorts is important for individual patient assessment. The research basis for many of the tools, however, is often not understood by clinicians. The tools may be used to quantify aspects of a patient’s clinical presentation without knowing how accurately the tool is in assessing a particular construct (e.g. pain). Instructions To complete this assessment, students need to: 1. Select one of the following clinical assessment tools: ? Glasgow Coma Scale ? Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HoOS) ? Paediatric FOUR score coma scale ? Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) for Pain Assessment ? Waterlow Pressure Ulcer Scale ? Malnutrition Universal Assessment Tool (MUST) (Students who wish to focus this assessment on a clinical assessment tool other than those listed above should discuss the suitability of this with the unit of study coordinator before commencing the assignment. You should ensure there are at least three primary research articles that explore the reliability and or validity of your…http://mynursingaffiliate.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/logo-300x60.png 0 0 prince http://mynursingaffiliate.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/logo-300x60.png prince2021-01-31 07:37:272021-01-31 07:37:27critically evaluate the reliability and validity of the chosen tool in relation to a specific…