Effects of?Aromatherapy on Releasing Pain, Range of Motion and Fatigue among Community Women with Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151898
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Presentation
Title:
Effects of?Aromatherapy on Releasing Pain, Range of Motion and Fatigue among Community Women with Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain
Abstract:
Effects of?Aromatherapy on Releasing Pain, Range of Motion and Fatigue among Community Women with Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Tsao, Lee-Ing, DNSc
P.I. Institution Name:National Taipei College of Nursing
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Shu-Chen Chuang, MSN
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] There were few evident-based studies about chronic neck and shoulder pain by using aromatherapy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects, after 2 and 4 weeks, of aromatherapy, for women with chronic neck and shoulder pain. This study was conducted in the community by, using quasi-experimental design. Women who suffered chronic neck and shoulder pain lasting more than 3 months unrelated to pathologic etiology were recruited. Women in experimental group received 4 weeks aromatherapy-cedarwood, lemon and rosemary essential oil within carrier oil were applied to neck and shoulder once per week by researcher and the juniper, rosemary and frankincense essential oil within carrier oil were applied twice per day by women. There were three instruments: (1)visual pain scale; (2)range of motion of neck; and (3)fatigue index and perimenopausal fatigue symptoms scale. The intervention effects from the study baseline to a 4 weeks follow-up were estimated by using GEE (generalized estimating equation) for repeated measures of pain, ROM and fatigue. A total of 34 women were in experimental group, while 34 women were in the control group. After a 4 weeks follow-up, aromatherapy had significantly reduced the intensity of pain after 4 weeks (beta=-1.559, P<0.01)and fatigue symptoms after 2 and 4 weeks follow-up (beta=-19.03, -21.06, P<0.01) increased neck flexion after 2 weeks follow-up (beta=5.21, P<0.01)and increased right rotation of neck (beta=5.59, 6.77, P<0.005) after 2 and 4 weeks follow-up. Aromatherapy intervention had positive effects in reducing the intensity of pain and fatigue, and increasing range of motion of neck. Hopefully, this result can provide as an ideal tool for home care among women with chronic neck and shoulder pain.
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.titleEffects of?Aromatherapy on Releasing Pain, Range of Motion and Fatigue among Community Women with Chronic Neck and Shoulder Painen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151898-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of?Aromatherapy on Releasing Pain, Range of Motion and Fatigue among Community Women with Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tsao, Lee-Ing, DNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Taipei College of Nursing</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">leeing.tsao@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Shu-Chen Chuang, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] There were few evident-based studies about chronic neck and shoulder pain by using aromatherapy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects, after 2 and 4 weeks, of aromatherapy, for women with chronic neck and shoulder pain. This study was conducted in the community by, using quasi-experimental design. Women who suffered chronic neck and shoulder pain lasting more than 3 months unrelated to pathologic etiology were recruited. Women in experimental group received 4 weeks aromatherapy-cedarwood, lemon and rosemary essential oil within carrier oil were applied to neck and shoulder once per week by researcher and the juniper, rosemary and frankincense essential oil within carrier oil were applied twice per day by women. There were three instruments: (1)visual pain scale; (2)range of motion of neck; and (3)fatigue index and perimenopausal fatigue symptoms scale. The intervention effects from the study baseline to a 4 weeks follow-up were estimated by using GEE (generalized estimating equation) for repeated measures of pain, ROM and fatigue. A total of 34 women were in experimental group, while 34 women were in the control group. After a 4 weeks follow-up, aromatherapy had significantly reduced the intensity of pain after 4 weeks (beta=-1.559, P&lt;0.01)and fatigue symptoms after 2 and 4 weeks follow-up (beta=-19.03, -21.06, P&lt;0.01) increased neck flexion after 2 weeks follow-up (beta=5.21, P&lt;0.01)and increased right rotation of neck (beta=5.59, 6.77, P&lt;0.005) after 2 and 4 weeks follow-up. Aromatherapy intervention had positive effects in reducing the intensity of pain and fatigue, and increasing range of motion of neck. Hopefully, this result can provide as an ideal tool for home care among women with chronic neck and shoulder pain.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:17:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:17:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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