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Primary Care Judgments of Nurses and Physicians, 1976-1978: Clinical Simulation Test -- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Data

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : clinical data, program source code, survey data
Creator
  • McLaughlin, Frank E., et al.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-03
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Public Health Service. Health Resources Administration
Language
English
Free Keywords
decision making; health care; health professionals; hospitals; medical care; medical evaluation; medical students; nurses; physicians; public health; pulmonary disease; treatment
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains four files of the Clinical Simulation Test for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an instrument developed by the Primary Care Judgements of Nurses and Physicians Research Project to empirically assess the clinical judgements of physicians and nurses in relation to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the period 1976-1978. The purpose of the study was to measure the clinical judgments of health professionals in relation to those of a panel of eight national experts in the specific area of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The instrument simulates the clinical processes from presentation of the chief complaint of a 53-year-old Caucasian male with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease through diagnoses and treatment. The Clinical Simulation Test (Part 1) was given to 200 respondents who were divided into six groups: family practice physicians, nurse practitioners with master's degrees, certified nurse practitioners, public health nurses, pre-medical students, and nursing students. The test contains 13 sections and three diagnostic tests. Nine of the test sections required the respondents to choose from a list of possible treatment actions. Four sections were open-ended and required respondents to identify relevant patient data or to list patient problems. During the process, respondents chose appropriate procedures from among a wide range of possible choices. Items also include an evaluation of the test instrument by the respondents, a proficiency scale which is scored by means of a computer program (Part 2), and the responses of 2 panels of experts used for the purpose of test instrument validation (Parts 3 and 4). Demographic items specify age, sex, education, professional preparation, residency program, specialty, position, and disease management experience of respondents. See the related collection, PRIMARY CARE JUDGMENTS OF NURSES AND PHYSICIANS, 1976-1978: CLINICAL SIMULATION TEST -- HYPERTENSION DATA (ICPSR 7732).
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1: Main File
    • DS2: 2: Proficiency Scoring Deck
    • DS3: 3: Expert Panel 1
    • DS4: 4: Expert Panel 2
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976 / 1978
    Time period: 1976--1978
  • 1976-01 / 1978-12
    Collection date: 1976-01--1978-12
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampling
A 900-item questionnaire, known as the Clinical Simulation Test, was given to 200 health professionals who were divided into six groups: family practice physicians, nurse practitioners with master's degrees, certified nurse practitioners, public health nurses, medical students, and first-year nursing students.
Collection Mode
  • The files for this study are written in binary format and are stored in EBCDIC. When downloading the data via FTP please make sure that the image or binary option is set even if you are downloading the data unzipped. Additionally, the image or binary option will most likely also need to be set when these files are moved from one system to another locally.

Note
2006-01-18 File CB7731.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Public Health Service. Health Resources Administration (1-R02-NU00528).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7731 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • McLaughlin, Frank E., Anderson, S., Cesa, T., Larson, P., Johnson, H., Gibson, J., Lemons, M., Delucchi, K.. Nurse practitioners', public health nurses', and physicians' performance on clinical simulation test: C.O.P.D.. Western Journal of Nursing Research.1, (4), 273-295.1979.
  • McLaughlin, Frank E., et al. Primary Care Judgments of Nurses and Physicians, Volume One: Report of the Research. San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital. 1978.
  • McLaughlin, Frank E., et al. Primary Care Judgments of Nurses and Physicians, Volume Three: Clinical Simulation Test for C.O.P.D.. San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital. 1978.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

McLaughlin, Frank E., et al. (1984): Primary Care Judgments of Nurses and Physicians, 1976-1978: Clinical Simulation Test -- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Data. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07731.v1