VALIDATING THE KNOWLEDGE IN A COMPUTER-BASED CONSULTANT FOR NURSING CARE.

Janet E. Cuddigan, Joan Norris, Sheila A. Ryan, Steven Evans

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Abstract

An adaptation of the Turing test was used to evaluate the knowledge of a computer-based expert system, the COMMES-Nursing Protocol Consultant (NPC), which provides decision support for nursing care planning. A panel of 106 nurses with expertise in specified content domains or quality assurance compared nursing protocols written by the computer consultant with protocols written by qualified human nurse consultants, evaluating them on criteria of relevance, comprehension, accuracy, currency, overall importance and usefulness to planning care, and standards of care. Content validity and face validity were also considered. Results demonstrated that rankings of the computer consultant's protocols were comparable to or better than rankings given protocol sets written by educators or clinicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
EditorsWilliam W. Stead, Durham Duke Univ Medical Cent
PublisherIEEE
Pages74-78
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818608129
StatePublished - 1987

Publication series

NameProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
ISSN (Print)0195-4210

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Cuddigan, J. E., Norris, J., Ryan, S. A., & Evans, S. (1987). VALIDATING THE KNOWLEDGE IN A COMPUTER-BASED CONSULTANT FOR NURSING CARE. In W. W. Stead, & D. Duke Univ Medical Cent (Eds.), Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (pp. 74-78). (Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care). IEEE.