Perceptions of Today's Nursing Attire: The Relationship of Professional Attire in Nursing to Patient and Nurse Satisfaction

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253921
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceptions of Today's Nursing Attire: The Relationship of Professional Attire in Nursing to Patient and Nurse Satisfaction
Author(s):
Roley, Beth A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Omicron
Author Details:
Beth A. Roley, RN, BSN, bethro@fmchealth.org
Abstract:

Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012

Problem Statement:

Lack of a consistent nursing dress code led to the inability to discern between a nurse, a patient care technician and other ancillary support staff.

Research Question:

Does the professional attire of the nurse affect patient satisfaction and nurse satisfaction?

Methods:

Registered nurses at a community hospital in the Midwest were surveyed using a questionnaire to assess nurses’ attitudes regarding nursing image and professional attire.  The survey was completed before and again after a formal nursing dress code was implemented.  Participation was anonymous and voluntary. Qualitative research design was utilized and statistical analysis was performed using Minitab®.

Patient satisfaction data was abstracted during the same time periods via Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction surveys, which were randomly distributed to inpatients by Press Ganey.

Results:

Data analysis revealed a statistically significant positive difference in the nurses’ attitudes regarding nursing image and professional attire. No significant difference was found in Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction scores.

Nursing Implication: This study found that nurses perceived a more positive impact of a professional dress code on the image of the nurse after a new dress code was implemented. The professional attire improved the image of nursing at this small community hospital.  Leading and participating in this applied research study improved the nursing professionalism of this small community hospital.    

References:

Albert, N., Wocial, L., Meyer, K., Na, J., Trochelman, K.  (2008). Impact of

            nurses’ uniforms on patient and family perceptions of nurse

            professionalism.  Applied Nursing Research, 21, 181-190.

Lange, J. C. W. & Polifroni, E. (2000).  Nurses and assistive personnel: Do

            patients know the difference?  JONA, 30 (11), 512- 514.

 Windle, L., Halbert, K., Dumont, C., Tagnesi, K. & Johnson, K. (2008). An

            evidence-based approach to creating a new nursing dress code.  

            American Nurse Today, 3 (1), 17-19.

Keywords:
Dress; Attire; Image
Repository Posting Date:
29-Nov-2012
Date of Publication:
29-Nov-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
Leadership Forum 2012
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerceptions of Today's Nursing Attire: The Relationship of Professional Attire in Nursing to Patient and Nurse Satisfactionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoley, Beth A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentRho Omicronen_GB
dc.author.detailsBeth A. Roley, RN, BSN, bethro@fmchealth.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253921-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012</p> <p><b>Problem Statement:</b><p>Lack of a consistent nursing dress code led to the inability to discern between a nurse, a patient care technician and other ancillary support staff. <p><b>Research Question:</b><p>Does the professional attire of the nurse affect patient satisfaction and nurse satisfaction? <p><b>Methods:</b><p>Registered nurses at a community hospital in the Midwest were surveyed using a questionnaire to assess nurses&rsquo; attitudes regarding nursing image and professional attire.&nbsp; The survey was completed before and again after a formal nursing dress code was implemented.&nbsp; Participation was anonymous and voluntary. Qualitative research design was utilized and statistical analysis was performed using Minitab&reg;. <p>Patient satisfaction data was abstracted during the same time periods via Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction surveys, which were randomly distributed to inpatients by Press Ganey. <p><b>Results:</b><p>Data analysis revealed a statistically significant positive difference in the nurses&rsquo; attitudes regarding nursing image and professional attire. No significant difference was found in Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction scores. <p><b>Nursing Implication: </b>This study found that nurses perceived a more positive impact of a professional dress code on the image of the nurse after a new dress code was implemented. The professional attire improved the image of nursing at this small community hospital. &nbsp;Leading and participating in this applied research study improved the nursing professionalism of this small community hospital.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <p><b>References:</b><p>Albert, N., Wocial, L., Meyer, K., Na, J., Trochelman, K. &nbsp;(2008). Impact of <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; nurses&rsquo; uniforms on patient and family perceptions of nurse <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; professionalism.&nbsp; <i>Applied Nursing Research, 21, </i>181-190. <p>Lange, J. C. W. &amp; Polifroni, E. (2000). &nbsp;Nurses and assistive personnel: Do <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; patients know the difference?&nbsp; <i>JONA, 30</i> (11), 512- 514. <p>&nbsp;Windle, L., Halbert, K., Dumont, C., Tagnesi, K. &amp; Johnson, K. (2008). An <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; evidence-based approach to creating a new nursing dress code. <i>&nbsp;</i><p><i>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; American Nurse Today</i>, <i>3 </i>(1), 17-19.en_GB
dc.subjectDressen_GB
dc.subjectAttireen_GB
dc.subjectImageen_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:40Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:40Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.nameLeadership Forum 2012en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionLeadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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