Research Critique, Part 2

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Research Critique, Part 2
Introduction to Nursing of Nursing
Nursing 433v
October 26, 2013

Research Critique, Part 2
Improving patient satisfaction has been the forefront of nursing for the past decade. Many studies have been executed to assess practice and procedures that will improve patient satisfaction and patient safety. Nursing leadership and bedside nursing staff play a pivotal role in transforming bedside nursing. A critical appraisal was conducted in Australia by Gardner, Woollett, Daly, & Richardson, (2009) on measuring the effect of patient comfort rounds on practice environment and patient satisfaction: a pilot study. This research aimed to test the effect of a model of practice that enhanced the role
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Data Collection. Gardner et al, 2009 chose a quasi-experimental design hence it was important that a hypothesis was stated to predict the outcome of this study. Both independent and dependent variables were clearly identified and include in the study. Hypothesis 1 is to determine if 1-hourly rounding on the intervention unit will document greater improvement in patient satisfaction scores than the control unit and hypothesis 2 will record more positive nurse perceptions of the practice environment than the control unit (Gardner et al, 2009). A research team developed a Patient Satisfaction Survey (PSS) to categorically depict effects of patient comfort round interventions in conjunction with the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PES-NWI) which evaluate the nurse’s perception of their practice environment. The authors were influenced by this style of data collection based on their prior research from (e.g. Suhonen et al.) (Gardner et al, 2009). The PSS consists of nine statements where the PES-NWI was designed based on five subdivisions ranging from one-four. This research project was designed to transpire over an eight week period. Patients partaking in the research were asked to complete the patient survey upon discharge, on the other hand the nurses were asked to complete the PES-NWI survey at three different timeframes within the eight week period.
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