Masters Thesis

A study of the use of information obtained by indigenous health aides as a basis for making a nursing diagnosis.

This pilot study was designed to test the null hypothesis that tnere is no significant difference between the information obtained by the indigenous Mexican Health Worker on the initial visit to a Mexican patient and that obtained by the professional nurse. The purpose was to seek an answer to the question: Can a valid nursing diagnosis be made on the basis of information obtained on the initial visit to a patient of Mexican origin?