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Navarra AM, Schlau R, Murray M
Assessing nursing care needs of children with complex medical conditions: The Nursing-Kids Intensity of Care Survey (N-KICS).
The researchers designed and tested the Nursing-Kids Intensity of Care Survey (N-KICS) tool and describe intensity of nursing care for children with complex medical conditions. Their psychometric evaluation confirmed an acceptable standard for reliability and validity and feasibility. Intensity scores were highest for nursing care related to infection control, medication administration, nutrition, diaper changes, hygiene, neurological and respiratory support, and standing program.
Citation: Navarra AM, Schlau R, Murray M . Assessing nursing care needs of children with complex medical conditions: The Nursing-Kids Intensity of Care Survey (N-KICS). J Pediatr Nurs 2016 May-Jun;31(3):299-310. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2015.11.012.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Chronic Conditions, Disabilities, Long-Term Care, Nursing, Vulnerable Populations