Effect of Aromatherapy on headache in Middle-aged Women with Recurrent Headaches

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151286
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effect of Aromatherapy on headache in Middle-aged Women with Recurrent Headaches
Abstract:
Effect of Aromatherapy on headache in Middle-aged Women with Recurrent Headaches
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Kim, Hee-Seung, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Catholic University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Jung-Hee Cha, RN, PhD and Myung-Ja Kim, RN, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study aimed to evaluate the effect of aromatherapy on headache in middle-aged women with headaches - [(cube) one half]. Method: Forty subjects completed the entire study, 19 participants were randomly assigned to an experimental group and 21 to a control group. Inhalation as a method of aromatherapy was conducted for 15 times (2 minutes per inhalation, 3 times per day) to the experimental group. Basil, lavender, rosemary and rose were prepared at the ratio of 1:1:1:1, respectively for the aromatherapy. Headache was measured by the standardized visual analogue scale. The horizontal line of 0~10 cm in this tool is stated 0 at the very left side (no pain) and 10 at the very right side (serious pain) which offer the participants to rate the intensity of pain. Results: The change of headache score between pre-and post-treatment in the experimental group (-6.0 points) was significantly greater than that in the control group (-3.2 points) (P =0.001). During the experiment, 5.3% of the experimental group and 38.1% of control group took acetaminophen as the relief medication. Conclusion: These results suggest that aromatherapy is very effective in reducing in headache and taking acetaminophenáin middle-aged women with recurrent headache.
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 on headache in Middle-aged Women with Recurrent Headachesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151286-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of Aromatherapy on headache in Middle-aged Women with Recurrent Headaches</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">Kim, Hee-Seung, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Catholic 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">hees@catholic.ac.kr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jung-Hee Cha, RN, PhD and Myung-Ja Kim, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study aimed to evaluate the effect of aromatherapy on headache in middle-aged women with headaches - [(cube) one half]. Method: Forty subjects completed the entire study, 19 participants were randomly assigned to an experimental group and 21 to a control group. Inhalation as a method of aromatherapy was conducted for 15 times (2 minutes per inhalation, 3 times per day) to the experimental group. Basil, lavender, rosemary and rose were prepared at the ratio of 1:1:1:1, respectively for the aromatherapy. Headache was measured by the standardized visual analogue scale. The horizontal line of 0~10 cm in this tool is stated 0 at the very left side (no pain) and 10 at the very right side (serious pain) which offer the participants to rate the intensity of pain. Results: The change of headache score between pre-and post-treatment in the experimental group (-6.0 points) was significantly greater than that in the control group (-3.2 points) (P =0.001). During the experiment, 5.3% of the experimental group and 38.1% of control group took acetaminophen as the relief medication. Conclusion: These results suggest that aromatherapy is very effective in reducing in headache and taking acetaminophen&aacute;in middle-aged women with recurrent headache.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:57:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:57:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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