J. Gershan, C. M. Freeman, M. Ross
Mar 1, 1990
Heart & lung : the journal of critical care
A validation of the nursing diagnosis "fluid volume deficit related to active isotonic loss" was completed by using the diagnostic content validity method. A validation tool containing 72 clinical indicators was mailed to a national sample of critical care experts. The study sample rated the clinical indicators on a scale from one to five, evaluating their relevancy to this diagnosis. The Delphi survey technique was used. Of the 72 clinical indicators on the validation tool, 17 were categorized as critical indicators and 29 were categorized as defining characteristics.