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Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi. 2004 Apr;34(2):344-51.

[The effect of aroma inhalation method on stress responses of nursing students].

[Article in Korean]

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Nambu University, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju city, Korea. pmk0220@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this study is to identify the effect of aroma inhalation on stress responses (physical symptoms, levels of anxiety, perceived stresses)of nursing students.

METHOD:

This study was a quasi-experimental research using a non-equivalent pre-post design and was conducted from June 1 to June 5, 2002. The subjects consisted of 77 junior nursing students who were divided into 39 experimental group members and 38 control group members. A pretest and Post-test were conducted to measure body symptoms, the level of anxiety, and the level of perceived stress. In the experimental group, aromas were given using an aroma lamp, lavender, peppermint, rosemary and Clary-Sage. In the control group, the treatment was not administered.

RESULT:

As a result of administering aroma inhalation to nursing students, their physical symptoms decreased, their anxiety scores were low, and their perceived stress scores were low, showing that aroma inhalation could be a very effective stress management method.

CONCLUSION:

Nursing educators should play an important role in contributing to college students' physical and psychological health by helping enhance their recognition of stress management and effectively relieving their stress using essential oils.

PMID:
15314330
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