|Title||Development of two search strategies for literature in MEDLINE-PubMed: nursing diagnoses in the context of evidence-based nursing.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Berg A, Fleischer S, Behrens J|
|Journal||International journal of nursing terminologies and classifications : the official journal of NANDA International|
|Date Published||2005 Apr-Jun|
|Keywords||Classification; Evidence-Based Medicine; Humans; Information Storage and Retrieval; MEDLINE; Nursing Diagnosis; Terminology as Topic|
PURPOSE: To develop and validate search filters for MEDLINE via PubMed according to two categories of the NLINKS-EBN matrix.
METHODS: The search results of the search filters were compared to a gold standard.
FINDINGS: The usage of nursing classification terms for the literature search in evidence-based nursing (EBN) is still limited because taxonomies are neither widely used in nursing literature nor applied for indexing by MEDLINE. The proposed filters achieved a sensitivity of 96% and a specificity of 94% for "secondary data" and a sensitivity of 87% and a specificity of 73% for "diagnostic tests."
CONCLUSIONS: The usage of database-specific search filters are a reliable and valid method to search for nursing classification terms in medical databases.
|Alternate Journal||Int J Nurs Terminol Classif|