Healthy Living

Study Evaluates Whether Nurses Specializing in Rheumatology Affects Patient Outcomes

Many factors were found to be associated with health intervention

They were able to identify 17 different patient outcomes that were nursing-sensitive. These included but were not limited to pain, duration of early morning stiffness, fatigue, knowledge, patient satisfaction, mental health, patient safety issues, and quality of life. Scientists used 59 different measurement tools to analyze the data and assess outcomes associated with different nursing interventions. After identifying nursing-sensitive outcomes and categorizing them into domains, there were a total of 10 domains associated with health intervention. These were disease status, effectiveness, safety, knowledge, satisfaction, function, psychological status, costs, quality of life, and death.