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The Effects of Aromatherapy on Elders' Chronic Pain, Sleep

아로마테라피가 노인의 만성통증과 수면에 미치는 효과

  • Lee, Hye-Kyung (Dept. of Nursing, College of Nursing and Healthcare, Kongju National University)
  • Received : 2016.05.24
  • Accepted : 2016.07.20
  • Published : 2016.07.28

Abstract

This research applied Aromatherapy Foot Massage on Community elders and examined its effects on their chronic pain, sleep. The study subjects were 43 female elders in the community of including 22people for the experimental group and 21 for the control group. The aromatherapy was carried out 6times for 2weeks to the experimental group, 3times a week and 10minutes per session. The components of aroma essential oil included Chamomile roman, Lavender, Marjoram sweet, and Orange sweet that were diluted 20% into 100mL of Jojoba oil which was the carrier oil. The results, the experimental group that participated in the aromatherapy improved in chronic pain, quality of sleep, and the number of urination during sleep decreased compared to the control group. The research results demonstrated that due to the aroma foot massage, chronic pain decreased, sleep improved.

Keywords

Aromatherapy;Foot Massage;Elders;Chronic pain;Sleep

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 공주대학교

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