Video analysis tool system: Implementation and evaluation of use with clinical nursing assessments of older adults

Marlene M. Rosenkoetter, Deborah Smith, Max E. Stachura, Jo Ellen McDonough, Carol Hunter, Darrell Thompson, Sally Richter, Gail Jones

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The purpose of this project was to implement and evaluate the Video Analysis Tool (VAT) system, a tool for capturing and analyzing video evidence of students' clinical performance. Through the VAT system, nursing student dyads from 4 universities used a video camera, a computer, and a tripod in the residences of older adults to record interactions and psychosocial assessments of older adult clients. Using their recordings to compare their clinical activities with predefined clinical objectives derived from gerontological nursing standards, they made video clips of their assessments to demonstrate the required outcomes. Use of the VAT system received positive evaluations from students, faculty, and residents in multiple clinical sites. The process has significant implications for assessing clients and health care providers in their interactions in a variety of settings, including on home visits. It has additional applications for documenting performance measures of nurses and team members as they provide client care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E11-E22
JournalNursing Administration Quarterly
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • Assessment in practice
  • Assessment of older adults
  • Video recordings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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