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A Meta-Analysis of the meets of Aromatherapy on Psychological Variables in Nursing (아로마테라피 간호중재의 정신심리적 효과 메타분석)

  • Roh, Kook-He;Park, Hyeoun-Ae
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.113-122
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    • 2009
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of aromatherapy on anxiety, depression, and stress. Methods:Medical and nursing literature databases were searched to identify studies comparing aromatherapy with a control group. Results: Thirty-one studies published till September 2008 were included in the analysis. Twenty-two studies showed that aromatherapy generally had positive effects on the anxiety level (ES: 0.61). Thirteen studies showed that aromatherapy has significantly decreased the depression level (ES: 0.91). Seven studies showed that aromatherapy had positive effect on the stress level (ES: 0.78). Further analysis found that aromatherapy was more effective for normal population than for patients group with anxiety and stress. On the contrary, aromatherapy was more effective for patients group than for general population with depression. Conclusion: Aromatherapy had positive effect on anxiety, depression and stress level. But there was no sufficient evidence to show the two different aromatherapy methods and two different period of aromatherapy had different effects due to small sample size and heterogeneity of sample. And it was needed to perform follow-up and further comparative studies.

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AROMATHERAPY AND ITS APPLICATION (아로마테라피와 응용)

  • 문군모
    • Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists of Korea
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    • v.24 no.2
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    • pp.100-127
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    • 1998
  • The first part of the paper concerneded about the history, meaning and function of the aromatherapy. And the next part is about the therapeutic effects by the inhalation fragrance or permeation of essential oil through the skin, which are all based on the recent experiments. Today, the aromatherapy is public interest in the world. And also many cosmetic companies have been making use of the aromatherapy as the concept of their new products. But any Korean manufacturer has not taken the application of the aromatherapy in the cosmetics. Why we can't do this. Therfore I try to explain this problem at the last part of the paper and also introduce some Aromatherapy products.

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Effects of Aromatherapy Massage on Depression, Self-esteem, Climacteric Symptoms in the Middle Aged Women (아로마테라피마사지가 중년여성의 우울, 자아존중감, 갱년기 증상에 미치는 효과)

  • Lee, Sung-Hee
    • Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing
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    • v.8 no.2
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    • pp.278-288
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    • 2002
  • Purpose : This quasi-experimental study was to examine the effects of aromatherapy massage on depression, self-esteem, and climacteric symptoms in the middle aged women. Method : Sixty-two middle aged women participated. Aromatherapy massage was conducted two times a week for 20 minutes for 6 weeks by the massage therapist. Face to face interviews with depression, climacteric symptoms, and self-esteem assessment were done at the pretest and posttest. Result : 1) Score of depression decreased significantly after the use of aromatherapy massage. 2) Score of self-esteem did not change significantly after the use of aromatherapy massage. 3) Score of climacteric symptoms decreased significantly after the use of aromatherapy massage. Conclusion: Aromatherapy massage was effective to reduce depression and climacteric symptom in middle aged women.

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Study on the Research Trend of Aromatherapy and its Application with Korean Medicine (아로마테라피의 연구 동향과 한의학적 활용에 대한 고찰)

  • Lee, Seon-Kyung;Yoon, Mi-Young;Sohn, Kyung-Woo;Chae, Han
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.398-405
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    • 2011
  • This review was conducted to analyze the current situation of aromatherapy research and to provide novel approach to the application of aromatherapy in Korean medicine. We reviewed peer-reviewed research articles published in Korean journals since 1998 up to 2010 related to the medical use of aromatherapy. We searched six electronic database to find all relevant articles using the terms "aromatherapy", "aroma" in English and Korean, and hand searched relevant journal articles. Among 180 identified articles, 115 clinical trials and 28 articles related to the Korean medicine were analyzed. Results showed that the articles on aromatherapy increased steeply during 2001~2004 in various study fields. The clinical studies with psychological disorders (57 articles) and women (42.7%) are reported most frequently. Though the Korean medicine tried to adopt aromatherapy earlier than other fields for the similarity, but there had not been quite a number of studies supporting the clinical applications. Several herbs like frankincense, jasmine, neroli and sandalwood are using in both Korean medicine and aromatherapy. There were many attempts to combine aromatherapy and Korean medicine but still more studies are needed. Aromatherapy have been studied in many research fields with various medical applications. There have been efforts to deploy aromatherapy to the clinical use and the potential value for the clinical practice of Korean medicine can be examined with more rigorous and innovative studies.

A Study on the Understanding of Aromatherapy of University Students (대학생의 아로마테라피에 대한 인식도 분석)

  • Lee, Ju-Yeon
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.18 no.1
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    • pp.150-160
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    • 2010
  • This research was intended to furnish basic data which can be helpful to maintain and improve the skin health and to activate aromatherapy by analyzing the knowledge, attitude and behavior on the aromatherapy skin care of college students. As their grade got higher, students of beauty class showed the level of knowledge on aromatherapy higher than those of non-beauty class, and that of girl students was higher than that of boy students and as the living standard of students got higher, and pocket money of a month of them got more, the level of knowledge on aromatherapy of them was high, and as the interest in appearance and satisfaction on appearance of them got higher, the level of knowledge on aromatherapy of them was high. In common characteristics, as the living standard of them got higher, and pocket money of a month of them got more, the level of attitude on aromatherapy of them was high. As the interest in appearance of them got higher, the level of attitude on aromatherapy on the interest in appearance of them was high. In the characteristics related with the skin, as the skin health condition of students got healthier, the level of attitude on aromatherapy of them was high, and it was high in the students who had much agony on the skin color.

Effects of Aromatherapy Massage on Pain, Physical Function, Sleep Disturbance and Depression in Elderly Women with Osteoarthritis (향 요법 마사지가 골관절염 여성 노인의 통증, 신체기능, 수면장애 및 우울에 미치는 효과)

  • Choi, In-Ryoung
    • Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing
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    • v.12 no.2
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    • pp.168-176
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    • 2006
  • Purpose: This study was to investigate the effects of aromatherapy massage on pain, physical function, sleep disturbance and depression in elderly women with osteoarthritis. Method: The study design was a quasi-experiment design with a non-equivalent control group pre and post-test. The study pool included elderly female patients older than 65years old suffering from osteoarthritis. Results: Pain in the experimental group after the aromatherapy massage was significantly decreased than that in the control group. The physical disability in the experimental group after the aromatherapy massage was significantly decreased than that in the control group. The sleep disturbance in the experimental group after the aromatherapy massage was significantly decreased than that in the control group. The depression in the experimental group after the aromatherapy massage was significantly decreased than that in the control group. Conclusion: Aromatherapy may be adopted as an effective nursing intervention for osteoarthritis.

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The Effects of Aromatherapy Hands Massage on the Preoperative Anxiety of Stomach Cancer Patients (아로마테라피 손 마사지가 위암환자의 수술 전 불안에 미치는 효과)

  • Sung, Mi Hae;Lee, Seung Ae;Sim, Jeong Sun
    • Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
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    • v.18 no.5
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    • pp.709-717
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    • 2006
  • Purpose: The Purpose of this study was to elucidate the effects of aromatherapy massage on the preoperative anxiety of stomach cancer patients. Method: The research design was a nonequivalent control group non synchronized design. The data were collected during the period of October 2 to December 30, 2005 at H Hospital in Seoul. The subjects were 40 patients who were operated under general anesthesia for stomach cancer. State anxiety, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse rate were measured on the day before surgery and the preoperative period. Data were analyzed by ${\chi}^2$ test, independent t-test, paired t-test. Results: Hypothesis 1 that the level of preoperative state anxiety of the experimental group who received aromatherapy massage is lower than that of the control group who did not received aromatherapy was supported(p=.004). Hypothesis 2 the physiological index of the preoperative anxiety of the experimental group who received aromatherapy is lower than that of the control group who did not received aromatherapy. Conclusion: According to these results, aromatherapy hand massage can be regarded as a partially effective nursing intervention that relives anxiety of surgical patients and decreases the blood pressure level.

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Effect of Aromatherapy Massage on the Mood, the Milk ejection Reflex, and the Immunoglobulin A of the Breast Milk of Mothers with a Cesarean Section Delivery (향요법마사지가 제왕절개술 산모의 기분, 유즙사출반사, 유즙 면역글로불린A에 미치는 효과)

  • Lee, Seong-Hui
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.30 no.5
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    • pp.1357-1367
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    • 2000
  • The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to explore the effect of aromatherapy massage on the mood, the milk ejection reflex, and the immunoglobulin A of the breast milk of mothers who gave birth through a Cesarean section delivery. Twenty mothers who had Cesarean section were selected as an experimental group, and twenty-two were in the control group. Lavander and Rosemary oil mixed with Jojova carrier oil was used to massage the back, both axillar and breasts. Aromatherapy massage was done once a day for 20 minutes by the researcher. Each session consisted of 4 minutes for warm-up, 14 minutes for massage and 2 minutes for closure. The levels of IgA within the breast milk was analyzed by an immunoturbidimeter assay (Cobas INTEGRA, Roche, Swiss) before and after aromatherapy massage. Mood and milk ejection reflex were measured by self-reports at the same time. The data were analyzed using SPSS 7.5 and the hypotheses were tested by ANCOVA and the Pearson coefficient correlation. The results were as follows : 1) Score of mood increased significantly after the use of aromatherapy massage. 2) Score of milk ejection reflex increased significantly after the use of aromatherapy massage. 3) Level of IgA of breast milk did not change significantly after the use of aromatherapy massage.4) After the use of aromatherapy massage, there wasn't any correlation among mood, milk ejection reflex, and level of IgA of breast milk. In conclusion, the results suggest that aromatherapy massage is an effective nursing intervention to enhance the mood and the milk ejection reflex and to increase the rate of breastfeeding in the breastfeeding mothers under stresses like a Cesarean section.

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Is aromatherapy associated with patient's dental anxiety levels? A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Purohit, Abhishek;Singh, Abhinav;Purohit, Bharathi;Shakti, Prateek;Shah, Nidhi
    • Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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    • v.21 no.4
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    • pp.311-319
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    • 2021
  • The use of aromatherapy for the reduction of anxiety levels during dental treatment procedures has been well established in the literature; however, there is limited evidence regarding its efficacy. The present meta-analysis is an attempt to assess the association between the use of aromatherapy and anxiety levels among dental patients. A comprehensive search was conducted across Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, EBSCO host, Cochrane databases, and Google Scholar for studies evaluating aromatherapy and anxiety level among dental patients. PRISMA guidelines were followed for the meta-analysis. Randomized and cluster-randomized trials comparing aromatherapy with controls were included. The random-effects model was used to assess the mean differences in anxiety levels of patients visiting dental OPD. The significance value was set at P < 0.05. Six studies were identified that met the requirements for inclusion. Aromatherapy was significantly associated with reduction in patient anxiety levels during dental treatment (pooled mean difference: -3.36 [95% CI, -3.77 - -2.95, P = 0.00001). Low heterogeneity was noted between studies (I2 = 1%, P = 0.41) analyzed in the meta-analysis. High certainty of the evidence was obtained from the association between the use of aromatherapy and dental anxiety. This meta-analysis suggests that aromatherapy is effective in reducing dental anxiety. When used judiciously, the results of this work should encourage the use of aromatherapy to reduce patient anxiety levels during dental procedures

Effect of Aromatherapy on Skin Xerosis and Pruritus in Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis (향 요법이 혈액투석 환자의 피부건조와 소양증에 미치는 효과)

  • 하혜정
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.29 no.6
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    • pp.1284-1293
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    • 1999
  • This study was designed to investigate the effect of aromatherapy on skin xerosis and pruritus in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. Twenty one subjects of this study were selected from St. Paul's Hosipital in Seoul. All the subjects were received the mineral oil massage at the arm without fistular three timesper week for 4 weeks. After 2 weeks period of wash-out, the subjects were received the aromatherapy of lavender and tea tree essence oil in the same way. This study was carried out from March 20 to June 13, 1998. Pruritus score, skin pH and stratum corneum hydration were measured before and after each treatment. But, biochemical parameters were measured before the treatment of the mineral oil massage, after the treatment of the mineral oil massage and the aromatherapy. Data of this study were analyzed by paired t-test, repeated measures ANOVA, Bonferroni multiple comparisons and Pearson correlation coefficient. The results were as follows ; 1. Pruritus score was significantly decreased after the aromatherapy, while no significant change after the treatment of the mineral oil massage. Therefore, there was a significant difference in the priritus score between the two treatments. 2. Stratum corneum hydration was significantly increased after the aromatherapy, while no significant change after the treatment of the mineral oil massage. Therefore, there was a significant difference in the stratum corneum hydration between the two treatments. 3. Skin pH was significantly increased after the treatment of the mineral oil massage, while no significant change after the aromatherapy. Therefore, there was no significant difference in the skin pH between the two treatments.4. After the aromatherapy, the serum calcium was significantly increased. Whereas the serum parathyroid hormone intact was significantly decreased compared with the treatment of the mineral oil massage. But the level of the serum Ca and PTH-intact were within the normal range. 5. Stratum corneum hydration was decreased corresponding to the duration of hemodialysis, while pruritus score and skin pH showed no change corresponding to the duration of hemodialysis and the age of the subjects. The correlation of pruritus score on skin pH, stratum corneum hydration and biochemical parameters was not significant. In conclusion, this findings indicate that aromatherapy may be effective in decreasing skin xerosis and pruritus score in uremic pruritus patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis.

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