Date of Award


Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Degree Name

Bachelor of Health Science Honours


Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

First Supervisor

Adrianne Montgomery

Second Supervisor

Dr A McMurray

Third Supervisor

Amanda Blackmore


Health assessment is the responsibility of all nurses (McCain, 1965), however, it is frequently discussed without reference to any global definition and studied under a variety of conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of clinical setting, year of assessment, nursing education and experience in nursing on the scope of nursing health assessment using meta-analysis techniques. Sixty five research journal articles were located of which 16 primary studies were selected and grouped for analysis. The result of this analysis indicates there is a significant difference in the scope of nursing health assessment in varied clinical settings (p

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Nursing Commons