Observational instrument to study nurse-patient touch

Developers: Joan L Bottorff

Year of publication: 1994

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Oncology

Restriction to setting(s): Nursing: The observational coding system deveIoped in this study is potentially a useful research tool for assessing not only the extent to which nurses use touch in their work, but, more importanfly, for describing the use of touch in the interactional context in which it occurs

Target group: Patients in general and nurses

Language(s): English


Specific constructs/behaviours:

Interactional context (6 categories; e.g., proximity nurse-patient, nurse activity)
Touch event (7 categories; e.g., initiator, location of touch)

Intended application: Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Bottorff (1994)

Reference links:

Tool/manual available: No. (Not mentioned)