Nurse Leadership Rounds with Lavender Aromatherapy and the Effect of Patient Satisfaction

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Nurse Leadership Rounds with Lavender Aromatherapy and the Effect of Patient Satisfaction

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Nursing

Abstract

Question: The purpose of this study was to determine if offering patients a lavender-infused face cloth to daily nurse leader rounds would improve patient satisfaction scores by increasing the likeliness to recommend this facility score on our HCAHS survey.

Hypothesis: It was hypothesized that by adding lavender-infused face cloths to nurse leadership rounds would improve patient satisfaction scores.

Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study utilizing a convenience sample of hospitalized patients. Leader rounds took place in the afternoon and took approximately five minutes per patient. The control group received just leader rounding, and the intervention group also received a warm, moist lavender-infused face cloth at the conclusion of the rounds.

Results: The control group was substantially larger than the intervention group, they were not similar enough to detect a difference. Also, the satisfaction scores across the board were lower during the study period.

Conclusion: No detectable changes were found between groups.

Implications: The study should be repeated with a more attainable outcome goal. Also, more people will be needed to ensure adequate recruitment into the intervention group.

Publication Date

11-3-2023

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Jessica Patnode, MS, RN; Maxine Fearrington, RN-BC, MS

United Memorial Medical Center

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