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What are you asking? (or "Can HCAHPS sometimes be a DIRECT measure?")

In a prior blog (Direct speaking about INdirect outcomes: HCAHPS as a measurement*), I argued that HCAHPS questions were indirect measures of outcomes.  Indirect measures are weaker than direct measures because they are influenced by tons of variables that have nothing to do with the outcome of interest. 309 more words

Nursing

Thinking about guidelines

On October 24, 2016, the CauseHealth crowd met with a small group of other philosophers, healthcare practitioners, and members of the guidelines community. We had a rousing discussion that lasted the whole day, with few pauses and enthusiastic participation from all in attendance. 1,053 more words

Philosophy

Measuring impact and being open and transparent

If measurement is going to make a major difference to the practice of family and community work, we need to become much better at being transparent, open and honest. 498 more words

Being An Academic

The development of rhyme awareness

Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches
Had bellies with stars.
The Plain-Belly Sneetches
Had none upon thars.

Those stars weren’t so big. They were really so small… 1,318 more words

Child Development

Bake it into your project cake!

In the last post we compared stronger direct measures of outcomes with weaker indirect
measures of project outcomes.

So…what direct measures are you “baking into your project cake”? 93 more words

Evidence Based Nursing

What Do Rec. Therapists And Coloring Books Have In Common?

By Kathi Casey, ERYT, CPI, Reiki Master (Guest Blogger at Rec Therapy Today)

You’ve probably already guessed the answer – Stress Relief!

Recent studies have shown that 20 minutes of coloring has the same physiological effect as a 20 minute meditation session. 681 more words