Is There an Association Between Nurses' Uniform Color and Feelings/Emotions in School-Age Children Receiving Hospital or Ambulatory Healthcare?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153948
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Presentation
Title:
Is There an Association Between Nurses' Uniform Color and Feelings/Emotions in School-Age Children Receiving Hospital or Ambulatory Healthcare?
Abstract:
Is There an Association Between Nurses' Uniform Color and Feelings/Emotions in School-Age Children Receiving Hospital or Ambulatory Healthcare?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Albert, Nancy M., PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Cleveland Clinic
Title:Director
Co-Authors:Janie Burke, MBA, BSN, RN; James F. Bena, MS; Shannon Morrison, MS; Jennifer Forney, BSN, RN; Ellen Slifcak, BSN, RN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: To examine relationships between pant set uniform colors and feelings/emotions to learn if relationships exist between emotions and uniform color, if state anxiety level alters relationships between emotions and uniform color and preferences in uniform color in school-age children receiving healthcare. Methods: Prospective, cross-sectional design using surveys measuring participant characteristics, state anxiety, and associations between 6 uniform color options and 20 emotions. Analyses included descriptive statistics and measures of association. Results: Characteristics of 233 school-aged children treated in a Children's hospital or ambulatory clinic of a large, Midwest tertiary care center were mean age 12.27 years, 40% boys, 56% hospitalized, 75% Caucasian, and mean anxiety level 1.54 +/- 0.28 (low). Seven of 10 positive emotions were most often associated with solid blue, bold pink or yellow patterned uniform tops and least associated with solid white and small flowered print tops (all P less than or equal to 0.002). All 10 negative emotions were associated with "uniform color does not matter," all P<0.001. However, when anxiety level was categorized into three groups, high anxiety participants compared to low anxiety participants were less likely to choose "uniform color does not matter" for the emotions jittery, frightened and bothered (all P less than or equal to 0.03). No other differences in uniform colors to convey emotions based on anxiety or by subject characteristics were found. Bold pink patterned top (29.4%) and solid blue (28%) top/pant uniforms were preferred; and preferences varied by gender: girls preferred bold pink (44.9%), boys preferred royal blue (44.5%), P<0.001. Conclusion: While nurses might believe that children fear a nurse wearing a white uniform, school-age children did not associate negative emotions with uniform color. Rather, school-age children associated positive emotions with solid blue or bold pink patterned uniforms and also preferred these same options.
[Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Objective: To determine the effectiveness of the Fall Prevention Module in increasing the knowledge and reducing the risk of falls of the Filipino Elderly in the Community. Design: The quasi-experimental one group pre-test and posttest research design were utilized. Settings: Conducted at Barangay 432, Zone 44, Sampaloc, Manila. Subjects: The study included 30 eligible Filipino elderly who voluntarily consented to participate in the study. Intervention: The 30 respondents received the Fall Prevention Module that contains information on the causes, manifestations related to the risk factors, prevention and immediate management of falls. Outcome Measure: The respondents took a 16 item pre-test given in their respective homes. After which, the Fall Prevention Module was given. After 5 days, a post test was administered using the same set of questionnaire. Results: The findings of the study showed(1) majority of the respondents were from the age of 60 - 65 years old (52%), were either elementary graduates or high school undergraduates (23%), earning less than PhP 5,000 on monthly basis (40%), and belonged to an extended family (67%), (2) the mean pre-test scores on the questions related to the causes, manifestations related to the risk factors, prevention and immediate management of falls are 0.9, 2.67, 5 and 0.9 respectively, (3) there is a significant correlation between the educational attainment and support system of the respondents to the mean pre-test scores, (4) the mean post-test scores of the respondents on the questions related to the causes, manifestations related to the risk factors, prevention and immediate management of falls are 1.4, 2.76, 5.7, 1.47 respectively, and (5) there is a significant difference between the mean scores of the pre-test and post-test(p value- 0.003). Conclusion: The Fall Prevention Module is effective tool increasing the level of knowledge of the Filipino Elderly thus reducing their risk of falls.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIs There an Association Between Nurses' Uniform Color and Feelings/Emotions in School-Age Children Receiving Hospital or Ambulatory Healthcare?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153948-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Is There an Association Between Nurses' Uniform Color and Feelings/Emotions in School-Age Children Receiving Hospital or Ambulatory Healthcare?</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Albert, Nancy M., PhD, MSN, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Cleveland Clinic</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">albertn@ccf.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janie Burke, MBA, BSN, RN; James F. Bena, MS; Shannon Morrison, MS; Jennifer Forney, BSN, RN; Ellen Slifcak, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: To examine relationships between pant set uniform colors and feelings/emotions to learn if relationships exist between emotions and uniform color, if state anxiety level alters relationships between emotions and uniform color and preferences in uniform color in school-age children receiving healthcare. Methods: Prospective, cross-sectional design using surveys measuring participant characteristics, state anxiety, and associations between 6 uniform color options and 20 emotions. Analyses included descriptive statistics and measures of association. Results: Characteristics of 233 school-aged children treated in a Children's hospital or ambulatory clinic of a large, Midwest tertiary care center were mean age 12.27 years, 40% boys, 56% hospitalized, 75% Caucasian, and mean anxiety level 1.54 +/- 0.28 (low). Seven of 10 positive emotions were most often associated with solid blue, bold pink or yellow patterned uniform tops and least associated with solid white and small flowered print tops (all P less than or equal to 0.002). All 10 negative emotions were associated with &quot;uniform color does not matter,&quot; all P&lt;0.001. However, when anxiety level was categorized into three groups, high anxiety participants compared to low anxiety participants were less likely to choose &quot;uniform color does not matter&quot; for the emotions jittery, frightened and bothered (all P less than or equal to 0.03). No other differences in uniform colors to convey emotions based on anxiety or by subject characteristics were found. Bold pink patterned top (29.4%) and solid blue (28%) top/pant uniforms were preferred; and preferences varied by gender: girls preferred bold pink (44.9%), boys preferred royal blue (44.5%), P&lt;0.001. Conclusion: While nurses might believe that children fear a nurse wearing a white uniform, school-age children did not associate negative emotions with uniform color. Rather, school-age children associated positive emotions with solid blue or bold pink patterned uniforms and also preferred these same options.<br/>[Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Objective: To determine the effectiveness of the Fall Prevention Module in increasing the knowledge and reducing the risk of falls of the Filipino Elderly in the Community. Design: The quasi-experimental one group pre-test and posttest research design were utilized. Settings: Conducted at Barangay 432, Zone 44, Sampaloc, Manila. Subjects: The study included 30 eligible Filipino elderly who voluntarily consented to participate in the study. Intervention: The 30 respondents received the Fall Prevention Module that contains information on the causes, manifestations related to the risk factors, prevention and immediate management of falls. Outcome Measure: The respondents took a 16 item pre-test given in their respective homes. After which, the Fall Prevention Module was given. After 5 days, a post test was administered using the same set of questionnaire. Results: The findings of the study showed(1) majority of the respondents were from the age of 60 - 65 years old (52%), were either elementary graduates or high school undergraduates (23%), earning less than PhP 5,000 on monthly basis (40%), and belonged to an extended family (67%), (2) the mean pre-test scores on the questions related to the causes, manifestations related to the risk factors, prevention and immediate management of falls are 0.9, 2.67, 5 and 0.9 respectively, (3) there is a significant correlation between the educational attainment and support system of the respondents to the mean pre-test scores, (4) the mean post-test scores of the respondents on the questions related to the causes, manifestations related to the risk factors, prevention and immediate management of falls are 1.4, 2.76, 5.7, 1.47 respectively, and (5) there is a significant difference between the mean scores of the pre-test and post-test(p value- 0.003). Conclusion: The Fall Prevention Module is effective tool increasing the level of knowledge of the Filipino Elderly thus reducing their risk of falls.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:37:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:37:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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