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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Cathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolzhauser, Kerrien_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorFinucane, Julieen_US
dc.contributor.editorJulie Friendshipen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:05:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:05:49Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.issn15746267en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aenj.2005.05.001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4871
dc.description.abstractIntroduction Emergency Department staff are subject to significant stressors during their work. Recent studies have provided links between high levels of stress and level of sick leave. Nurses who work in emergency and intensive care units and new graduates as groups that suffer from high levels of stress. This research evaluated the use of aromatherapy massage and music as an intervention to decrease the occupational stress and anxiety levels of emergency nurses. Methods The study used a one group pre-test post-test quasi-experimental design with random assignment. The degree of perceived occupational stress was assessed pre and post 12 weeks of aromatherapy massage and music. Anxiety levels were measured pre and post each massage session. Sick leave was also measured. Results The findings indicate that aromatherapy massage and music significantly reduced anxiety levels. Although occupational stress levels were high in relation to workload there was no significant difference following the 12 week period of the intervention. Discussion The use of a simple and time effective on-site stress reduction strategy significantly reduced nurses' anxiety levels. Regular on-site aromatherapy massage with music has the potential to increase staff job satisfaction and decrease sick leave. Further research examining the result of regular on-site massage would be useful in determining long term effects.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom43en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto50en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1-2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Emergency Nursing Journalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321103en_US
dc.titleThe effect of aromatherapy massage with music on the stress and anxiety levels of emergency nursesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2015-05-04T01:46:37Z
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