Effect of Aromatherapy Massage on Abdominal Obesity and Body Image

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148766
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Presentation
Title:
Effect of Aromatherapy Massage on Abdominal Obesity and Body Image
Abstract:
Effect of Aromatherapy Massage on Abdominal Obesity and Body Image
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Park, Oh Jang, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chonnam National University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Hee Ja Kim, PhD, RN
[Scientific session research presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to verify the effect of aromatherapy massage on abdominal obesity and body image in postmenopausal women. Method: The study was a non-equivalent control group pre-post test Quasi-experimental design. The subjects were thirty five postmenopausal women who had abdominal obesity. Subjects were randomly divided to experimental(18 women) and control (17 women) groups. All subjects received one time of whole body massage as treatment by the same researcher every week for 6 weeks. Participants also massaged their own abdomen two times everyday for 5 days each week for 6 weeks. The two groups used different kinds of oil. The experimental group used 3% grapefruit oil, cypress and three other kinds of oil. The control group used grapeseed oil. Data were collected before and after treatment using Siemens Somatom Sensation 4 (for abdominal subcutaneous and visceral fat) and a tape measure (for waist circumference). Information regarding body image was collected using the MBSRQ (Multi-dementional body-self relations Questionnaire). The MBSRQ scale was developed by Cash (1990) and translated by Kang (2003). Data were analyzed by Chi-square, Fisher's exact, t-test, ANCOVA using the SPSS/PC + Win 12 version. Result: Abdominal subcutaneous fat and waist circumference in the experimental group were significantly decreased after aromatherapy massage compared to the control group. Body image in the experimental group was significantly better after aromatherapy massage than in the control group. Conclusion: These results suggest that aromatherapy massage could be utilized as an effective intervention to reduce abdominal subcutaneous fat, waist circumference, and to improve body image in postmenopausal women. Key words: Aromatherapy massage, Abdominal obesity, Body image
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffect of Aromatherapy Massage on Abdominal Obesity and Body Imageen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148766-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of Aromatherapy Massage on Abdominal Obesity and Body Image</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Park, Oh Jang, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chonnam National University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ojpark@jnu.ac.kr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hee Ja Kim, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to verify the effect of aromatherapy massage on abdominal obesity and body image in postmenopausal women. Method: The study was a non-equivalent control group pre-post test Quasi-experimental design. The subjects were thirty five postmenopausal women who had abdominal obesity. Subjects were randomly divided to experimental(18 women) and control (17 women) groups. All subjects received one time of whole body massage as treatment by the same researcher every week for 6 weeks. Participants also massaged their own abdomen two times everyday for 5 days each week for 6 weeks. The two groups used different kinds of oil. The experimental group used 3% grapefruit oil, cypress and three other kinds of oil. The control group used grapeseed oil. Data were collected before and after treatment using Siemens Somatom Sensation 4 (for abdominal subcutaneous and visceral fat) and a tape measure (for waist circumference). Information regarding body image was collected using the MBSRQ (Multi-dementional body-self relations Questionnaire). The MBSRQ scale was developed by Cash (1990) and translated by Kang (2003). Data were analyzed by Chi-square, Fisher's exact, t-test, ANCOVA using the SPSS/PC + Win 12 version. Result: Abdominal subcutaneous fat and waist circumference in the experimental group were significantly decreased after aromatherapy massage compared to the control group. Body image in the experimental group was significantly better after aromatherapy massage than in the control group. Conclusion: These results suggest that aromatherapy massage could be utilized as an effective intervention to reduce abdominal subcutaneous fat, waist circumference, and to improve body image in postmenopausal women. Key words: Aromatherapy massage, Abdominal obesity, Body image</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:50:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:50:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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