Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

The Turkish Version of the Omaha System: Its Use in the Community Nursing Baccalaureate Education


Prof.Dr. İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2004; 13: 11-22
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The pmposes of this methodological and descriptive study were to examine the validity and reliability of the Turkish forms of the Omaha Systems and to demonstrate its convenience through its utilization in practice-based family nursing. The adaptation of the system to Turkish language was performed via bilingual translation, content validity and pilot tests. Seventy experienced baccalaureate nurses used the Omaha System in clinical practice settings for health problems of 157 individuals and for nursing interventions. Inter-rater reliability was tested on six independent students. The reliability scores were at significant level when coding the records using the Omaha System. Data were gathered during 378 home visits performed. Clinical practicum was explained with 332 problems, and 1783 nursing interventions terms. Seventy percent of the Omaha System problems, all intervention categories and 48% of the targets were used. The findings of the study supported the usefulness of the Omaha System in describing the practices of community health nursing. 

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