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ISRN Nursing
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 895082, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/895082
Research Article

Development of the Nurses' Observation Scale for Cognitive Abilities (NOSCA)

1Department of Geriatrics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2Department of Medical Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
3Nursing Science Section, The Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Received 14 February 2011; Accepted 22 March 2011

Academic Editors: T. Bradshaw, U. Edell-Gustafsson, and F. Zhanlian

Copyright © 2011 Anke Persoon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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