The effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender oil on the severity of headache in hemodialysis patients

Background & Aim: Dialysis headache is one of the most common complications of hemodialysis and is often a challenge for nephrologists, neurologists and headache specialists. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender on the severity o...

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Main Authors: Zeinab Jamshidi, Shahram Molavynejad, Heshmatollah Shahbazian, Elham Maraghi
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Published: Tehran University of Medical Sciences 2021-04-01
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spelling doaj-8a0458bbb88d4023b4085defd2ce11ad2021-09-26T10:33:44ZfasTehran University of Medical Sciencesحیات1735-22152008-188X2021-04-01271113The effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender oil on the severity of headache in hemodialysis patientsZeinab Jamshidi0Shahram Molavynejad1Heshmatollah Shahbazian2Elham Maraghi3 Dept. of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran; Nursing care Research Center in Chronic Diseases, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran Dept. of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran; Nursing care Research Center in Chronic Diseases, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran Dept. of Internal, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran; Chronic Renal Failure Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran Dept. of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran Background & Aim: Dialysis headache is one of the most common complications of hemodialysis and is often a challenge for nephrologists, neurologists and headache specialists. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender on the severity of headache in hemodialysis patients. Methods & Materials: In this randomized clinical trial, 82 patients from hemodialysis wards of Golestan Hospital in Ahvaz and Shahidzadeh Hospital in Behbahan in 2019 were selected and randomly assigned to either intervention or control groups using the stratified permuted block randomization. For the intervention group, cotton soaked in three drops of lavender essential oil 20% was attached to the collar of the patient and he/she was asked to inhale it for 30 minutes. For the control group, distilled water was used. The intervention was repeated for four weeks (three days per week). The severity of dialysis headache was measured using the Numeric Rating Scale. Results: In the intervention group, both the severity and the frequency of dialysis headache decreased during 12 sessions of aromatherapy, compared to the control group (placebo), and the decrease was statistically significant (P˂0.001). Conclusion: Due to the fact that complementary medicine has increasingly become a part of nursing care, aromatherapy with lavender can be used as a complementary measure reducing the severity and frequency of dialysis headaches. Clinical trial registry: IRCT20190718044263N1http://hayat.tums.ac.ir/article-1-3914-en.htmllavenderaromatherapyhemodialysisheadache
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Shahram Molavynejad
Heshmatollah Shahbazian
Elham Maraghi
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Shahram Molavynejad
Heshmatollah Shahbazian
Elham Maraghi
The effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender oil on the severity of headache in hemodialysis patients
حیات
lavender
aromatherapy
hemodialysis
headache
author_facet Zeinab Jamshidi
Shahram Molavynejad
Heshmatollah Shahbazian
Elham Maraghi
author_sort Zeinab Jamshidi
title The effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender oil on the severity of headache in hemodialysis patients
title_short The effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender oil on the severity of headache in hemodialysis patients
title_full The effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender oil on the severity of headache in hemodialysis patients
title_fullStr The effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender oil on the severity of headache in hemodialysis patients
title_full_unstemmed The effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender oil on the severity of headache in hemodialysis patients
title_sort effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender oil on the severity of headache in hemodialysis patients
publisher Tehran University of Medical Sciences
series حیات
issn 1735-2215
2008-188X
publishDate 2021-04-01
description Background & Aim: Dialysis headache is one of the most common complications of hemodialysis and is often a challenge for nephrologists, neurologists and headache specialists. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the effect of inhalation aromatherapy using lavender on the severity of headache in hemodialysis patients. Methods & Materials: In this randomized clinical trial, 82 patients from hemodialysis wards of Golestan Hospital in Ahvaz and Shahidzadeh Hospital in Behbahan in 2019 were selected and randomly assigned to either intervention or control groups using the stratified permuted block randomization. For the intervention group, cotton soaked in three drops of lavender essential oil 20% was attached to the collar of the patient and he/she was asked to inhale it for 30 minutes. For the control group, distilled water was used. The intervention was repeated for four weeks (three days per week). The severity of dialysis headache was measured using the Numeric Rating Scale. Results: In the intervention group, both the severity and the frequency of dialysis headache decreased during 12 sessions of aromatherapy, compared to the control group (placebo), and the decrease was statistically significant (P˂0.001). Conclusion: Due to the fact that complementary medicine has increasingly become a part of nursing care, aromatherapy with lavender can be used as a complementary measure reducing the severity and frequency of dialysis headaches. Clinical trial registry: IRCT20190718044263N1
topic lavender
aromatherapy
hemodialysis
headache
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