Aromatherapy for Pain, Emotional Distress and Sleep Quality in Cancer Patients Receiving Hospice Care: A Meta-Analysis

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304286
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Aromatherapy for Pain, Emotional Distress and Sleep Quality in Cancer Patients Receiving Hospice Care: A Meta-Analysis
Author(s):
Yang, Asphodel; Lai, Feng-Yi
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Asphodel Yang, PhD, RN, chyang@ctust.edu.tw; Feng-Yi Lai, MSN, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Individuals with cancer not only experience physiological discomforts but also psychological disturbances. Therefore, in addition to conventional medical therapies, complementary therapies are also widely accepted. Aromatherapy is now one of the mostly used therapies in palliative care unit.' A comprehensive systematic review was conducted to determine the effects of aromatherapy on (a) pain, (b) emotional distress and (c) sleeping quality in cancer patients receiving hospice care' Keywords such as aromatherapy, hospice care, pain, emotional distress and sleeping quality were used to search related literatures at databases including CINAHL, MEDLINE, The Cochrane Library, CEPS, GRB, PerioPath, Index to Taiwan Periodical Literature System, National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations in Taiwan, etc. 'Additionally, we examined all reference lists of identified trials.

Following the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 8 trials met the inclusion criteria involving 328 patients in 3 one-group pre-posttest studies, 2 two-group pre-posttest studies and 3 randomized controlled trials.' Those included studies were evaluated independently using Cochrane Collaboration's Tool for Assessing Risk of Bias and were subject to double data entry. The extracted data were analyzed using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis version 2.0 to evaluate the effects of aromatherapy. The results revealed that aromatherapy had moderate effect on improving the cancer-related pain; yet, no significant effects on emotional distress and sleeping quality.' The present study suggested that aromatherapy has moderate effect on relieving the pain of cancer patients who are accepting hospice care. On the other hand, only few trials have measure the effects of aromatherapy, and all were small and showed methodically weaknesses; thus, the evidence was not sufficient as a reliable basis for practical conclusions. Better quality trials are needed to address the current lack of evidence in this issue.' For further investigation, increasing sample size, establishing of standard treatment protocols, and reducing confounding factors should be considered.

Keywords:
Hospice care; metaanalysis; Aromatherapy,
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAromatherapy for Pain, Emotional Distress and Sleep Quality in Cancer Patients Receiving Hospice Care: A Meta-Analysisen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Asphodelen
dc.contributor.authorLai, Feng-Yien
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsAsphodel Yang, PhD, RN, chyang@ctust.edu.tw; Feng-Yi Lai, MSN, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304286-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p>Individuals with cancer not only experience physiological discomforts but also psychological disturbances. Therefore, in addition to conventional medical therapies, complementary therapies are also widely accepted. Aromatherapy is now one of the mostly used therapies in palliative care unit.' A comprehensive systematic review was conducted to determine the effects of aromatherapy on (a) pain, (b) emotional distress and (c) sleeping quality in cancer patients receiving hospice care' Keywords such as aromatherapy, hospice care, pain, emotional distress and sleeping quality were used to search related literatures at databases including CINAHL, MEDLINE, The Cochrane Library, CEPS, GRB, PerioPath, Index to Taiwan Periodical Literature System, National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations in Taiwan, etc. 'Additionally, we examined all reference lists of identified trials. <p>Following the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 8 trials met the inclusion criteria involving 328 patients in 3 one-group pre-posttest studies, 2 two-group pre-posttest studies and 3 randomized controlled trials.' Those included studies were evaluated independently using Cochrane Collaboration's Tool for Assessing Risk of Bias and were subject to double data entry. The extracted data were analyzed using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis version 2.0 to evaluate the effects of aromatherapy. The results revealed that aromatherapy had moderate effect on improving the cancer-related pain; yet, no significant effects on emotional distress and sleeping quality.' The present study suggested that aromatherapy has moderate effect on relieving the pain of cancer patients who are accepting hospice care. On the other hand, only few trials have measure the effects of aromatherapy, and all were small and showed methodically weaknesses; thus, the evidence was not sufficient as a reliable basis for practical conclusions. Better quality trials are needed to address the current lack of evidence in this issue.' For further investigation, increasing sample size, establishing of standard treatment protocols, and reducing confounding factors should be considered.en
dc.subjectHospice careen
dc.subjectmetaanalysisen
dc.subjectAromatherapy,en
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:49Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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