Effects of geranium aroma on anxiety among patients with acute myocardial infarction: A triple-blind randomized clinical trial

Shirzadegan, Razieh and Gholami, Mohammad and Hasanvand, Shirin and Birjandi, Mehdi and Beiranvand, Afsaneh (2017) Effects of geranium aroma on anxiety among patients with acute myocardial infarction: A triple-blind randomized clinical trial. COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, 29. pp. 201-206. ISSN 1744-3881

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Abstract

Objective: The is study examined the effects of geranium aroma on anxiety among patients with AMI. Methods: This randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial recruited 80 patients with AMI through convenience sampling. The patients were allocated to geranium and placebo groups (n = 40 each) using stratified block randomization. On the second day of admission three drops of geranium essential oil and placebo were poured on absorbing patches attached inside the oxygen masks of the geranium and placebo groups, respectively. The patients were asked to inhale the aroma for 20 min a day on two consecutive days. Results: all stages of the intervention, the two groups had a significant difference in anxiety scores, i.e. geranium aroma caused significantly greater reductions in the anxiety scores (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Inhalation aromatherapy with geranium essential oil is recommended as an easy-to-use, intervention to reduce anxiety among patients with AMI. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords Author Keywords:Acute myocardial infarction; Anxiety; Geranium; Aromatherapy; Cardiac care unit KeyWords Plus:CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE; LAVENDER AROMATHERAPY; ESSENTIAL OILS; VITAL SIGNS; CARE-UNIT; SYMPTOMS; WOMEN; QUALITY; MASSAGE; STRESS

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: sobhan rezaiian
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2017 17:49
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2017 17:49
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1061

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