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Development of indicators to measure European variation of nursing activities

By A Zampieron, M Elseviers, P Ormandy, H Vlaminck, JY de Vos, T Kafkia, E Lindley and M Harrington


This paper describes a study to capture the key roles and activities of nephrology nurses across different countries in Europe. The concept of the study and the need to clarify the activities of the nephrology nurse arose as part of a larger study to develop the European Practice Database (EPD)1. The Research Board (EDTNA/ERCA) needed to identify key questions that would detect significant differences in the role and responsibilities of nephrology nurses in different countries and monitor the evolution over time of nephrology nursing practice in Europe. It was therefore appropriate to devise a separate small study to generate evidence based questions for the EPD and confirm the reliability and usefulness of the information captured

Topics: D901, R1, RT, health_and_wellbeing, mem_text_and_place
Publisher: European Renal Care Association
Year: 2006
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