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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2010;17(4): 539
아로마 요법이 대장내시경 검사 대상자의 불안과 불편감 감소에 미치는 효과
이윤미1, 안혜영2
1녹십자 의료재단 대사의학부 생동성팀
2을지대학교 간호대학
Effects of Aromatherapy on Anxiety and Discomfort in Patients Having Colonoscopy
Yun-Mi Lee1, Hye-Young Ahn2
1RN MSN, Green Cross Reference Lab
2Department of Nursing, Eulji University, College of Nursing
Purpose: This study was done to determine the effects of aromatherapy on anxiety and discomfort for patients who were having colonoscopy.
Methods: The study used a nonequivalent control group non-synchronized design. The participants were 48 people who were undergoing colonoscopy in a university hospital. The experimental group inhaled a blend of essential oil with neroli, camomile, lavender and lemon through an aroma stone for 5minutes before the examination. Then the aroma stone was put on the side of the pillow to spread the aroma scent in the room. The experimental group could inhale the aroma scent as soon as they came into the room and during the examination process. The control group received only fundamental nursing care.
Results: Aromatherapy significantly decreased VAS anxiety. There were also significant differences in facial change and, tone change for objective discomfort. But there were no significant differences in subjective discomfort between the groups nor were there any significant differences in vital signs.
Conclusion: Aromatherapy was perceived as an useful intervention to reduce anxiety and objective discomfort of patients receiving colonoscopy. The results of this study could be utilized as a clinical nursing intervention.
Key words: Aromatherapy | Colonoscopy | Anxiety
주요어: 아로마 요법 | 대장내시경 | 불안