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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161021
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Softening the Essentials of Nursing Research: The Great Lotion Promotion
Abstract:
Softening the Essentials of Nursing Research: The Great Lotion Promotion
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Lefaiver, Cheryl, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Advocate Christ Medical Center
Contact Address:North Office Building - Suite 108N, Oak Lawn, IL, 60453, USA
Co-Authors:D. Braun, D. Ellis, B. Fournier, W. Tuzik-Micek, D. Angst, and T. Temkin, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
Advanced practice and staff nurses may perceive many barriers to incorporating and conducting research in their practice. The Nursing Research Council at a Midwestern Medical Center implemented a fun demonstration study designed to engage and educate nurses about the fundamentals of a nursing research project. Using "The Great American Cookie Experiment" as a model, a house-wide, double blind, randomized study was conducted, assessing nursing perceptions of hand lotion. Researchers approached nurses on individual nursing units at varying days and times over a four week period. Nurse participants signed an informed consent, completed a demographic survey, selected a randomization card to first receive either lotion A on the right or left hand, then lotion B was applied to the other hand. During the lotion application, researchers described the steps of the nursing research process using a preprinted "Research Process Flow Chart." Lastly, participants completed a survey about their lotion preference, including questions about the moisture, residue, and scent on a 4-point scale from poor to very good. Participants also answered one question about their overall preference. Descriptive statistics were used for the demographic data, chi-square and Wilcoxon Signed Rank analysis were used for the comparison of the two lotions. Five hundred nurses participated, representing 25% of the hospital's employed nurses. The majority were female (87%), aged 41 to 50 years with less than 10 years of experience. Overall, nurses reported a significant (p<0.01) preference for lotion B. Comparisons for lotion characteristics showed a significant (p< 0.01) difference existed for lotion scent only. No significant difference was found for lotion moisture or residue. Removal of blindfolds revealed lotion A as the lotion currently supplied to the Medical Center. Since lotion B was preferred, a recommendation will be made to nursing administration for an adjustment to the lotion supplied on the units. In conclusion, the researchers achieved the objective of exposing the research process to a large portion of the current nursing staff. Nurses were receptive to the information, enjoyed the simple experiment, and appreciated that they were contacted on the unit level.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSoftening the Essentials of Nursing Research: The Great Lotion Promotionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161021-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Softening the Essentials of Nursing Research: The Great Lotion Promotion</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lefaiver, Cheryl, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Advocate Christ Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">North Office Building - Suite 108N, Oak Lawn, IL, 60453, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cheryl.lefaiver@advocatehealth.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">D. Braun, D. Ellis, B. Fournier, W. Tuzik-Micek, D. Angst, and T. Temkin, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Advanced practice and staff nurses may perceive many barriers to incorporating and conducting research in their practice. The Nursing Research Council at a Midwestern Medical Center implemented a fun demonstration study designed to engage and educate nurses about the fundamentals of a nursing research project. Using &quot;The Great American Cookie Experiment&quot; as a model, a house-wide, double blind, randomized study was conducted, assessing nursing perceptions of hand lotion. Researchers approached nurses on individual nursing units at varying days and times over a four week period. Nurse participants signed an informed consent, completed a demographic survey, selected a randomization card to first receive either lotion A on the right or left hand, then lotion B was applied to the other hand. During the lotion application, researchers described the steps of the nursing research process using a preprinted &quot;Research Process Flow Chart.&quot; Lastly, participants completed a survey about their lotion preference, including questions about the moisture, residue, and scent on a 4-point scale from poor to very good. Participants also answered one question about their overall preference. Descriptive statistics were used for the demographic data, chi-square and Wilcoxon Signed Rank analysis were used for the comparison of the two lotions. Five hundred nurses participated, representing 25% of the hospital's employed nurses. The majority were female (87%), aged 41 to 50 years with less than 10 years of experience. Overall, nurses reported a significant (p&lt;0.01) preference for lotion B. Comparisons for lotion characteristics showed a significant (p&lt; 0.01) difference existed for lotion scent only. No significant difference was found for lotion moisture or residue. Removal of blindfolds revealed lotion A as the lotion currently supplied to the Medical Center. Since lotion B was preferred, a recommendation will be made to nursing administration for an adjustment to the lotion supplied on the units. In conclusion, the researchers achieved the objective of exposing the research process to a large portion of the current nursing staff. Nurses were receptive to the information, enjoyed the simple experiment, and appreciated that they were contacted on the unit level.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:14:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:14:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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