Validation of addictions nursing diagnoses in a sample of alcohol abstainers 1 year posttreatment.

@article{Murphy1992ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of addictions nursing diagnoses in a sample of alcohol abstainers 1 year posttreatment.},
  author={Shirley A Murphy},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={340-6}
}
This study examined the fit between 26 Addictions Nursing diagnoses and a sample of clients who had maintained abstinence from alcohol use for 1 year after inpatient treatment for alcohol abuse. Data were obtained from interview transcriptions of 26 successful abstainers. Investigator identification of diagnoses were validated by expert nurse clinicians. Although participants had been abstinent for a year, 73% of the sample showed defining characteristics of 17 of the 26 diagnoses. In addition… CONTINUE READING

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