Testing the generalizability of the ISO model for nursing diagnoses.

Marcelline Harris, Hyeoneui Kim, Lori Rhudy, Guergana Savova, Christopher Chute

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The purpose of this study was to explore whether the ISO reference terminology model for nursing diagnoses could be generalized to the MDS data set that, like nursing terminologies standardizes expressions of the concepts within and relevant to the domain of nursing practice. We first constructed paraphrased expressions of the rubrics from the data set. Next we dissected those expressions into the reference model domains of focus and judgment, recorded any qualifiers required for either domain, and semantic links required to represent associative relations. Our findings demonstrate that the ISO model for nursing diagnoses is generalizable to the MDS data set, however expansions to the model are required if the model is to be used to represent objects rather than terms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-278
Number of pages5
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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