Testing and modifying a tool to measure nurses’ beliefs about aromatherapy

Hines, Sonia & Chang, Anne M. (2014) Testing and modifying a tool to measure nurses’ beliefs about aromatherapy. International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy, 9(1&2), pp. 13-23.

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Aromatherapy has been found to have some effectiveness in treating conditions such as postoperative nausea and vomiting, however unless clinicians are aware of and convinced by this evidence, it is unlikely they will choose to use it with their patients. The aim of this study was to test and modify an existing tool, Martin and Furnham’s Beliefs About Aromatherapy Scale in order to make it relevant and meaningful for use with a population of nurses and midwives working in an acute hospital setting. A Delphi process was used to modify the tool and then it was tested in a population of nurses and midwives, then exploratory factor analysis was conducted. The modified tool is reliable and valid for measuring beliefs about aromatherapy in this population.

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ID Code: 83733
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Aromatherapy scale, Nursing Practice
ISSN: 1961-7623
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Essential Oil Resource Consultants
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2015 00:03
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2015 21:03

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