Nancy Dunton

Summary

Affiliation: University of Kansas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing and patient falls on acute care hospital units
    Nancy Dunton
    University of Kansas Medical Center School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4043, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Nurs Outlook 52:53-9. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Unit type differences in RN workgroup job satisfaction
    Diane K Boyle
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA
    West J Nurs Res 28:622-40. 2006
  3. pmc Identifying nurse staffing research in Medline: development and testing of empirically derived search strategies with the PubMed interface
    Michael Simon
    School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:76. 2010
  4. doi request reprint The reliability of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators pressure ulcer indicator: a triangulation approach
    Sandra Bergquist-Beringer
    School of Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 26:292-301. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Training Program on Pressure Ulcers
    Sandra Bergquist-Beringer
    School of Nursing, Mail Stop 4043, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Contin Educ Nurs 40:252-8; quiz 259-60, 279. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Reliability of the nursing care hour measure: a descriptive study
    Susan F Klaus
    University of Kansas Hospital, University of Kansas School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, United States
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:924-32. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Pressure ulcers and prevention among acute care hospitals in the United States
    Sandra Bergquist-Beringer
    School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:404-14. 2013
  8. pmc Input data quality control for NDNQI national comparative statistics and quarterly reports: a contrast of three robust scale estimators for multiple outlier detection
    Qingjiang Hou
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    BMC Res Notes 5:456. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Application of bayesian methodology to measure equivalence between two rating scales
    Franchesca E Pawlowicz
    School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Nurs Res 61:181-7. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Unit-level time trends and seasonality in the rate of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in US acute care hospitals
    Jianghua He
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Res Nurs Health 36:171-80. 2013

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing and patient falls on acute care hospital units
    Nancy Dunton
    University of Kansas Medical Center School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4043, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Nurs Outlook 52:53-9. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Unit type differences in RN workgroup job satisfaction
    Diane K Boyle
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA
    West J Nurs Res 28:622-40. 2006
    ..Findings can be used to inform and develop investigations that examine specific aspects of the work environment for RN workgroups in various unit types...
  3. pmc Identifying nurse staffing research in Medline: development and testing of empirically derived search strategies with the PubMed interface
    Michael Simon
    School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:76. 2010
    ..This type of research investigates the association between nurse staffing parameters and nursing and patient outcomes. A comprehensively developed search strategy may help identify nurse staffing research in PubMed/Medline...
  4. doi request reprint The reliability of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators pressure ulcer indicator: a triangulation approach
    Sandra Bergquist-Beringer
    School of Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 26:292-301. 2011
    ..Nurse certification in wound care and wound descriptors improved reliability levels...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Training Program on Pressure Ulcers
    Sandra Bergquist-Beringer
    School of Nursing, Mail Stop 4043, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Contin Educ Nurs 40:252-8; quiz 259-60, 279. 2009
    ..Findings suggest the NDNQI Pressure Ulcer Training Program was effective for educating staff nurses on pressure ulcer identification and staging...
  6. doi request reprint Reliability of the nursing care hour measure: a descriptive study
    Susan F Klaus
    University of Kansas Hospital, University of Kansas School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, United States
    Int J Nurs Stud 50:924-32. 2013
    ..Until now, there have been no studies verifying whether nursing care hours obtained from hospital data sources can be collected reliably...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pressure ulcers and prevention among acute care hospitals in the United States
    Sandra Bergquist-Beringer
    School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:404-14. 2013
    ..Most pressure ulcers can be prevented with evidence-based practice. Many studies describe the implementation of a pressure ulcer prevention program but few report the effect on outcomes across acute care facilities...
  8. pmc Input data quality control for NDNQI national comparative statistics and quarterly reports: a contrast of three robust scale estimators for multiple outlier detection
    Qingjiang Hou
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    BMC Res Notes 5:456. 2012
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Application of bayesian methodology to measure equivalence between two rating scales
    Franchesca E Pawlowicz
    School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Nurs Res 61:181-7. 2012
    ..Little is known about measuring equivalence between two rating scales. Measuring the equivalence between two rating scales requires a study design and analysis conducive to clear interpretation of actual equivalence with simple inferences...
  10. doi request reprint Unit-level time trends and seasonality in the rate of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in US acute care hospitals
    Jianghua He
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Res Nurs Health 36:171-80. 2013
    ..During 2009-2011, the magnitude of this seasonality was greatly reduced, and only HAPU rate in Quarter 1 remained significantly higher than HAPU rates in other quarters...
  11. ncbi request reprint Summarizing benchmarks in the national database of nursing quality indicators using bootstrap confidence intervals
    Byron Gajewski
    Department of Hearing and Speech, School of Nursing and School of Allied Health, Center for Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, The University of Kansas Medical Center MS 4043, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Res Nurs Health 30:112-9. 2007
    ....
  12. pmc Improving quality indicator report cards through Bayesian modeling
    Byron J Gajewski
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:77. 2008
    ..Should the nursing unit immediately undertake a quality improvement plan because of the rate difference from the national average (7%)?..
  13. doi request reprint Understanding unassisted falls: effects of nurse staffing level and nursing staff characteristics
    Vincent S Staggs
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 27:194-9. 2012
    ..The fall rate was negatively associated with registered nurse skill mix and average registered nurse tenure on the unit...
  14. ncbi request reprint The NDNQI-Adapted Index of work satisfaction
    Roma Lee Taunton
    University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS 66160 7502, USA
    J Nurs Meas 12:101-22. 2004
    ..The findings from the two studies indicate that the adapted Index of Work Satisfaction has a structure similar to the original instrument and is a reliable and valid measure of work satisfaction at the patient care unit level...
  15. ncbi request reprint Inter-rater reliability of nursing home surveys: a Bayesian latent class approach
    Byron J Gajewski
    Schools of Allied Health and Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Stat Med 25:325-44. 2006
    ..We elicit informative prior distributions from the nursing home providers. Together, with the experimental data, this provides a posterior distribution of the kappa agreement of the raters for nursing home deficiency citation data...
  16. ncbi request reprint Non-normal path analysis in the presence of measurement error and missing data: a Bayesian analysis of nursing homes' structure and outcomes
    Byron J Gajewski
    Schools of Allied Health and Nursing, Center for Biostatistics and Advanced Informatics, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Stat Med 25:3632-47. 2006
    ..We present our substantive path analysis motivated from a nursing home structure, process, and outcomes model. Our results focus on the impact job turnover in the nursing homes has on nursing home outcomes...
  17. doi request reprint A multilevel confirmatory factor analysis of the Practice Environment Scale: a case study
    Byron J Gajewski
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Nurs Res 59:147-53. 2010
    ..There is a need to examine the validity of the PES at both the individual and the unit level...
  18. ncbi request reprint An exploration of nursing home organizational processes
    Sarah Forbes-Thompson
    University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City 66160, USA
    West J Nurs Res 28:935-54. 2006
    ..Findings from this study highlight the need to explore differences in perceptions between administrative and direct care staff and how these may or may not influence staff development and quality improvement activities in nursing homes...
  19. doi request reprint Midnight census revisited: Reliability of patient day measurements in US hospital units
    Michael Simon
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, 66160, United States
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:56-61. 2011
    ..Measurement error introduced by patient days would affect the accuracy of these nursing quality indicators...
  20. ncbi request reprint Early evidence on California staffing ratios should be interpreted with caution
    Nancy Dunton
    University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS, USA
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 6:354-7; discussion 358-9. 2005
  21. pmc The Box-Cox power transformation on nursing sensitive indicators: does it matter if structural effects are omitted during the estimation of the transformation parameter?
    Qingjiang Hou
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:118. 2011
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Reliability testing of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators pressure ulcer indicator
    Sara Hart
    University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City, Kan, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 21:256-65. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that nurses can accurately differentiate pressure ulcers from other ulcerous wounds in Web-based photographs, reliably stage pressure ulcers, and reliably identify community versus nosocomial pressure ulcers...
  23. ncbi request reprint Inter-rater reliability of pressure ulcer staging: ordinal probit Bayesian hierarchical model that allows for uncertain rater response
    Byron J Gajewski
    Schools of Allied Health and Nursing, Center for Biostatistics and Advanced Informatics, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, U S A
    Stat Med 26:4602-18. 2007
    ..We compare the ordinal probit BHM to an approximate random-effects (standard approach in the literature) model that assumes that the raw ordinal data are continuous...
  24. doi request reprint Unit-level time trends in inpatient fall rates of US hospitals
    Jianghua He
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Med Care 50:801-7. 2012
    ..Little is known about the recent development of the quality of nursing care...
  25. pmc Identifying individual changes in performance with composite quality indicators while accounting for regression to the mean
    Byron J Gajewski
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Med Decis Making 33:396-406. 2013
    ..We demonstrate the approach on 4 indicators collected by the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. A simulation study further demonstrates its "proof of concept."..
  26. doi request reprint A Standardized measure: NDNQI nursing care hours indicator
    Jisun Choi
    1University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City, USA
    West J Nurs Res 36:105-16. 2014
    ..72 for non-RN hours. Findings provide evidence that NCH data of the national database were substantially reliable for use in national comparable benchmarking reports for hospitals' quality improvement activities and research. ..
  27. doi request reprint Indoor smoking ordinances in workplaces and public places in Kansas
    John S Neuberger
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:828-33. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the preferences of elected city officials regarding the need for a statewide clean indoor air law and to analyze the content of local smoking ordinances...