The Effect of a Rejuvenation Room on Reducing Subjective Workplace Stress Reported by Clinical Staff

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304460
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of a Rejuvenation Room on Reducing Subjective Workplace Stress Reported by Clinical Staff
Author(s):
Sitzer, Verna A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Verna A. Sitzer, MN, RN, CNS, verna.sitzer@sharp.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

Clinical staff report experiencing work related stress due to a number of stressors. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a “rejuvenation room” in reducing reported work stress in clinical staff.

Methods:

A convenience sample of clinical staff self-selected to spend 10 minutes in a rejuvenation room (featuring comfortable seating and a nature scene) and complete a demographic survey, pre-intervention and post-intervention instrument consisting of Motowidlo's subjective stress scale, a self-developed stress level scale (SDSLS) and survey to measure feelings and satisfaction with the rejuvenation room.

Results:

Forty-five clinical staff participated in the study.  Participants were clinical nurses (42%) with an average of 4.65 years in their role (SD = 2.03), mostly female (82%), with a mean age of 38.62 years (SD = 11.70) who worked in their unit for two years (51%). A statistically significant difference between participants’ preSDSLS score (M = 2.87, SE = .117) and postSDSLS score (M = 1.71, SE = .117), t (44) = 10.985, p < .001 resulted with participants having lower stress level scores after ten minutes in the rejuvenation room. An increased feeling of a great deal of stress due to one’s job and always being stressed at work was associated with an increased stress level at the moment (pre-rejuvenation room). Decreased stress levels following ten minutes in the rejuvenation room were associated with increased feelings of being refreshed and increased satisfaction with the rejuvenation room in reducing stress.

Conclusion:
 
Sitting for 10 minutes in a simple room with a nature scene, sounds of nature, subdued lighting, and comfortable setting can be effective in reducing subjective work stress in clinical staff. With the many stressors clinical staff face on the job, this low cost, high impact room is a strategy employers should consider implementing to rejuvenate their staff.
Keywords:
workplace stress; Stress reduction; Rejuvenation
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of a Rejuvenation Room on Reducing Subjective Workplace Stress Reported by Clinical Staffen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSitzer, Verna A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsVerna A. Sitzer, MN, RN, CNS, verna.sitzer@sharp.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304460-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Clinical staff report experiencing work related stress due to a number of stressors. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a “rejuvenation room” in reducing reported work stress in clinical staff. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A convenience sample of clinical staff self-selected to spend 10 minutes in a rejuvenation room (featuring comfortable seating and a nature scene) and complete a demographic survey, pre-intervention and post-intervention instrument consisting of Motowidlo's subjective stress scale, a self-developed stress level scale (SDSLS) and survey to measure feelings and satisfaction with the rejuvenation room. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Forty-five clinical staff participated in the study.  Participants were clinical nurses (42%) with an average of 4.65 years in their role (SD = 2.03), mostly female (82%), with a mean age of 38.62 years (SD = 11.70) who worked in their unit for two years (51%). A statistically significant difference between participants’ preSDSLS score (M = 2.87, SE = .117) and postSDSLS score (M = 1.71, SE = .117), t (44) = 10.985, p < .001 resulted with participants having lower stress level scores after ten minutes in the rejuvenation room. An increased feeling of a great deal of stress due to one’s job and always being stressed at work was associated with an increased stress level at the moment (pre-rejuvenation room). Decreased stress levels following ten minutes in the rejuvenation room were associated with increased feelings of being refreshed and increased satisfaction with the rejuvenation room in reducing stress. <div><b>Conclusion: </b></div> <div> </div> <div> <div>Sitting for 10 minutes in a simple room with a nature scene, sounds of nature, subdued lighting, and comfortable setting can be effective in reducing subjective work stress in clinical staff. With the many stressors clinical staff face on the job, this low cost, high impact room is a strategy employers should consider implementing to rejuvenate their staff.en_GB
dc.subjectworkplace stressen_GB
dc.subjectStress reductionen_GB
dc.subjectRejuvenationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:36:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:36:27Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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