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Measuring the effect of patient comfort rounds on practice environment and patient satisfaction : A pilot study

Gardner, Glenn E., Woollett, Kaylene, Daly, Naomi, & Richardson, Bronwyn (2009) Measuring the effect of patient comfort rounds on practice environment and patient satisfaction : A pilot study. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15(4), pp. 287-293.

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Abstract

Hourly rounding in the acute hospital setting has been proposed as an intervention to increase patient satisfaction and safety, and improve the nursing practice environment, but the innovation has not been adequately tested. A quasiexperimental pretest post-test non-randomized parallel group trial design was used to test the effect of hourly patient comfort rounds on patient satisfaction and nursing perceptions of the practice environment, and to evaluate research processes and instruments for a proposed larger study. A Patient Satisfaction Survey instrument was developed and used in conjunction with the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index. Results on patient satisfaction showed no significant changes. Significant changes were found for three of the five practice environment subscales. Consistent with the aim of a pilot study, this research has provided important information related to design, instruments and process that will inform a larger sufficiently powered study.

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ID Code: 28635
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Nursing Practice, Nursing Practice Environment, Patient Comfort Rounds, Patient Satisfaction, Pilot Study
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01753.x
ISSN: 1322-7114
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2009 10:44
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 09:39

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