Efficacy of Lavender Aromatherapy to Level of Pain and Blood Pressure Among Post-Partum Women: A Pilot Study

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Title:
Efficacy of Lavender Aromatherapy to Level of Pain and Blood Pressure Among Post-Partum Women: A Pilot Study
Author(s):
Tan, Renante Dante G.; Miranda, Arvie Desiree I.; Quero, Erika Gabrielle A.; Rodriguez, Jomar M.; Morales, Ariane Lei D.; Remo, Abigail R.; Rufino, Arianne C.; Ortiz, Pamela Mae K.; Reyes, Kevin John V.; Royo, Jenneiah D.; Natata, Precious Anne N.; Marco, Emily R.; Marquez, Hazelyne A.
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Author Details:
Tan, Renante Dante G., RN, MAN, renantedantetan@yahoo.com; Miranda, Arvie Desiree I., BSN; Quero, Erika Gabrielle A., BSN; Rodriguez, Jomar M., BSN; Morales, Ariane Lei D., BSN; Remo, Abigail R., BSN; Rufino, Arianne C., BSN; Ortiz, Pamela Mae K. , BSN; Reyes, Kevin John V., BSN; Royo, Jenneiah D., BSN; Natata, Precious Anne N. , BSN; Marco, Emily R., BSN; Marquez, Hazelyne A. , BSN;
Abstract:
Purpose:  This study aims to determine the effectiveness of lavender aromatherapy on (a) level of pain (b) blood pressure and (c) relationship between pain and blood pressure among post-partum women.

Methods:  The study utilized a longitudinal quasi-experimental non-equivalent pretest-posttest design. Subjects were chosen through purposive sampling (n=20) that passed the inclusion criteria (a) 18-35 years old, (b) first 24-hour postpartum, (c) experiencing post-partum pain, (d)  have not yet taken pain medication, and (e) willing to participate.  Researchers used numeric pain scale to assess pain level with blood pressure assessment as an adjunct to measure pain objectively. Lavender aromatherapy was administered by putting 2 drops of pure (100%) lavender oil to handkerchief (2x2 inches) and was placed on the clothes of the subject above left collarbone.

Results:  Data revealed that pain decreases however, difference in the p-value (0.16) was greater than 0.05 (significant level) thus shows no significance. Systolic blood pressure yielded a decrease of 70mmHg showing significant difference since the p-value (0.0095) was lower than 0.05. However, no difference was noted in the diastolic blood pressure (p-value of 1.0> 0.05). Results also shows a high correlation of pain and systolic blood pressure since the computed t value (3.771) was greater than the tabular value of 2.31 at 0.05 significant level.

Conclusion:  Lavender aromatherapy appears to be effective in decreasing level of pain among postpartum women. However larger sample is highly recommended and numeric pain assessment scale must be enhanced to accurately measure subjective pain to confirm its efficacy.

Keywords:
postpartum pain; lavender aromatherapy; blood pressure
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEfficacy of Lavender Aromatherapy to Level of Pain and Blood Pressure Among Post-Partum Women: A Pilot Studyen
dc.contributor.authorTan, Renante Dante G.en
dc.contributor.authorMiranda, Arvie Desiree I.en
dc.contributor.authorQuero, Erika Gabrielle A.en
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Jomar M.en
dc.contributor.authorMorales, Ariane Lei D.en
dc.contributor.authorRemo, Abigail R.en
dc.contributor.authorRufino, Arianne C.en
dc.contributor.authorOrtiz, Pamela Mae K.en
dc.contributor.authorReyes, Kevin John V.en
dc.contributor.authorRoyo, Jenneiah D.en
dc.contributor.authorNatata, Precious Anne N.en
dc.contributor.authorMarco, Emily R.en
dc.contributor.authorMarquez, Hazelyne A.en
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen
dc.author.detailsTan, Renante Dante G., RN, MAN, renantedantetan@yahoo.com; Miranda, Arvie Desiree I., BSN; Quero, Erika Gabrielle A., BSN; Rodriguez, Jomar M., BSN; Morales, Ariane Lei D., BSN; Remo, Abigail R., BSN; Rufino, Arianne C., BSN; Ortiz, Pamela Mae K. , BSN; Reyes, Kevin John V., BSN; Royo, Jenneiah D., BSN; Natata, Precious Anne N. , BSN; Marco, Emily R., BSN; Marquez, Hazelyne A. , BSN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243281-
dc.description.abstract<b><b>Purpose: </b></b>&nbsp;This study aims to determine the effectiveness of lavender aromatherapy on (a) level of pain (b) blood pressure and (c) relationship between pain and blood pressure among post-partum women. <p><b><b>Methods: </b></b>&nbsp;The study utilized a longitudinal quasi-experimental non-equivalent pretest-posttest design. Subjects were chosen through purposive sampling (n=20) that passed the inclusion criteria (a) 18-35 years old, (b) first 24-hour postpartum, (c) experiencing post-partum pain, (d)&nbsp; have not yet taken pain medication, and (e) willing to participate.&nbsp; Researchers used numeric pain scale to assess pain level with blood pressure assessment as an adjunct to measure pain objectively. Lavender aromatherapy was administered by putting 2 drops of pure (100%) lavender oil to handkerchief (2x2 inches) and was placed on the clothes of the subject above left collarbone. <p><b><b>Results: </b></b>&nbsp;Data revealed that pain decreases however, difference in the p-value (0.16) was greater than 0.05 (significant level) thus shows no significance. Systolic blood pressure yielded a decrease of 70mmHg showing significant difference since the p-value (0.0095) was lower than 0.05. However, no difference was noted in the diastolic blood pressure (p-value of 1.0&gt; 0.05). Results also shows a high correlation of pain and systolic blood pressure since the computed t value (3.771) was greater than the tabular value of 2.31 at 0.05 significant level. <p><b><b>Conclusion: </b></b>&nbsp;Lavender aromatherapy appears to be effective in decreasing level of pain among postpartum women. However larger sample is highly recommended and numeric pain assessment scale must be enhanced to accurately measure subjective pain to confirm its efficacy.en
dc.subjectpostpartum painen
dc.subjectlavender aromatherapyen
dc.subjectblood pressureen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:03Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:03Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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