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Moghari M, Rahemi Z, Sadat Z, Mirbagher Ajorpaz N. The effect of aromatherapy using sour lemon on nausea in patients undergoing chemotherapy: A quasi experimental study. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2022; 20 (2)
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1- Trauma Nursing Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.
2- Clemson University School of Nursing, Clemson, U.S
3- Trauma Nursing Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
4- Autoimmune Diseases Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
Abstract:   (407 Views)
Objectives: Nausea is one of the most important symptoms of patients undergoing chemotherapy. This study aims to determine the effects of aromatherapy with sour lemon on nausea in patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Methods: A total of 50 patients undergoing chemotherapy were randomly assigned to experimental and placebo (control) groups. The two groups completed the visual analogue scale for nausea before and the first to the fourth week after starting the intervention. The intervention was performed during chemotherapy. Using a dropper, a paper towel was saturated with 3 drops of sour lemon essential oil; however, for the control group, 3 mL of water as a placebo was spread on a paper towel. The intervention in the experimental and control groups was performed once a week for 4 weeks during weekly chemotherapy sessions.
Results: At the beginning of the study, no significant difference was observed between the mean score of nausea in the two groups (P > 0.05). The first to the fourth week after starting the intervention, significant differences were observed between the mean score of nausea in the two groups (P < 0.05). The results of the repeated measures analysis of variance indicated that the mean score of nausea changed over time in the experimental group, indicating a gradual decrease in the mean score of nausea (P < 0.05).
Discussion: Our findings indicated that aromatherapy with sour lemon can be effective in reducing nausea in patients undergoing chemotherapy.
 
     
Article type: Original Research Articles | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2021/08/21 | Accepted: 2022/03/15 | Published: 2022/06/29

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