Measuring outcomes of midwifery care: development of an instrument to assess optimality.

@article{Murphy2001MeasuringOO,
  title={Measuring outcomes of midwifery care: development of an instrument to assess optimality.},
  author={Patricia Aikins Murphy and Judith T. Fullerton},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  year={2001},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={274-84}
}
Research on the outcomes of midwifery care is hampered by the lack of appropriate instruments that measure both process and outcomes of care in lower risk women. This article describes an effort to adapt an existing measurement instrument focused on the optimal outcomes of care (The Optimality Index-US) to reflect the contemporary style of U.S.-based nurse-midwifery practice. Evidence for content validity of the instrument was derived from literature reports of randomized clinical trials… CONTINUE READING

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