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The Effect of Aroma Inhalation Therapy on Fatigue and Sleep in Nurse Shift Workers

아로마 흡입법이 교대 근무 간호사의 피로와 수면에 미치는 효과

  • 박시현 (워싱턴대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 박경숙 (중앙대학교 적십자간호대학) ;
  • 고예정 (중앙대학교 일반대학원 간호학전공) ;
  • 이보영 (중앙대학교 일반대학원 간호학전공) ;
  • 양희순 (중앙대학교 일반대학원 간호학전공) ;
  • 박현정 (중앙대학교 일반대학원 간호학전공) ;
  • 우영화 (중앙대학교 일반대학원 간호학전공) ;
  • 이재연 (중앙대학교 일반대학원 간호학전공) ;
  • 박다혜 (중앙대학교 일반대학원 간호학전공)
  • Received : 2012.10.04
  • Accepted : 2012.12.20
  • Published : 2012.12.31

Abstract

Purpose: This study examines the effect of aroma inhalation therapy with lavender and rosewood essential oils for alleviating fatigue and enhancing quality of sleep in nurse shift workers. Methods: The data were collected from November 9th to 27th in 2009 at four hospitals located in Seoul. Total 60 nurses who started their night-shift works were chosen for the study and allocated to either experimental group or control group. The experimental group had had aroma inhalation therapy with lavender and rosewood for 2 weeks and was compared the level of fatigue and quality of sleep with those of the control group. Results: Significant differences were shown between the experimental group and the control group. After 2 weeks, the nurses in experimental group reported significantly lower level of fatigue and higher quality of sleep compared to the nurses in control group. Conclusion: Therefore, aroma inhalation therapy by using lavender and rosewood essential oils can be an effective intervention for relieving the level of fatigue and enhancing quality of sleepf for nurse shift workers.

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