Advocacy for the use of the essential oil mixtures recently increased as a first line therapy for relieving anxiety because it improves both the physical and mental status of individuals. The research aimed to examine the calming effects of inhaling a mixture of rosemary and lavender oils, aromatherapy, on patients with anxiety. The research sampled 25 participants, of whom only 20 fully participated throughout the study period. The research was designed to collect preand post-test anxiety scores with Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS) to evaluate the aromatherapy effect on patients with anxiety. Before aromatherapy intervention, participants had severe levels of anxiety on average (M=2.88, SD=0.92). After administration of lavender and rosemary oils for 28 days, their anxiety levels reduced from severe to moderate, an indication aromatherapy contributed to the observed difference. Findings from the paired t-tests for items in the HARS test suggested aromatherapy significantly reduced anxiety levels (p<0.05). The ability of aromatherapy involving a mixture of lavender and rosemary oils to reduce severe anxiety to moderate levels was important in management of anxiety disorders.
|Advisor:||Peraza-Smith, George B., Webb, Bryan|
|Commitee:||Hanisch, Tyke, Peraza-Smith, George B., Webb, Bryan|
|Department:||Nursing and Health Professions|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Alternative Medicine, Nursing|
|Keywords:||Aromatherapy, Lavender oil, Non-pharmacology, Pharmacology, Rosemary oil|
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