Successive surveys of an expert panel: research in decision-making with health visitors

J Adv Nurs. 1998 Mar;27(3):538-45. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1998.00544.x.


A United Kingdom expert panel was consulted to develop a self-completion instrument for research on decision making in health visiting practice. The use of a Delphi-type technique demonstrated how a stand-alone postal survey was an insufficient measure for health visitors, requiring a supplementary follow-up method to study types of casework. A review of literature raised questions about the significance of intuitive thinking and reasoning in health visitor practice, in relation to measuring professional service and individual performance.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Decision Making*
  • Home Care Services*
  • Humans
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • United Kingdom