Instruments measuring practitioner performance of the complete examination and screening of neonates: A systematic review.
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Greene, Liz M.
Aim: The complete examination and screening of the neonate is a recommended assessment of neonatal well-being conducted by appropriately trained medical, midwifery and nursing personnel at specific intervals during the first 6-week post-birth. Our aim was to identify and critically evaluate instruments that measure practitioner performance of this important assessment of neonatal health. Methods: Using the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement Instruments (COSMIN) methodology, a systematic review was undertaken. Results: Four studies were identified as suitable for data extraction and analysis. This paper briefly describes the four instruments, discusses and compares the COSMIN analysis and ratings of each instrument. A recommendation for the instrument identified as the most suitable to measure practitioner performance is provided. Conclusion: Most instruments were designed by educators to measure the performance of practitioners developing competence in the complete examination and screening of the neonate. Further development and piloting of instruments designed to measure the performance and continuing competence of qualified practitioners of the newborn examination are required.
COSMIN , Competence , Neonates , Physical examination , Practitioners
Greene, L.M., Hegarty, J., O’Connell, R., Connaughton, B., Coveney, K., Hardie, P., Horton, S., Szafranska, M. and Murphy, M. (2023) ‘Instruments measuring practitioner performance of the complete examination and screening of neonates: A systematic review’, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, (12 pp). https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.16389.
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