The effects of lavender oil on the anxiety and vital signs of benign prostatic hyperplasia patients in preoperative period.
Explore (NY). 2019 Jul 16. pii: S1550-8307(19)30109-0. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2019.07.008. [Epub ahead of print] Genc H1, Saritas S2.
Author Information: Department of Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey; Department of Nursing, School of Atatürk Health Sciences, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey. Department of Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the effects of lavender oil on the levels of anxiety and vital signs in benign prostate hyperplasia patients (BPH) in their preoperative period.
RESULTS: According to data analysis, both groups showed significantly reduced anxiety after smelling lavender oil. However, the experimental group reported a significantly higher decrease in anxiety [mean change: -38.47 (SD 8.68) vs -2.78 (SD 3.27)] in comparison to the control group (p < 0.001). The posttest mean vital signs of the groups were compared and there was a statistically significant decrease in respiration and increase in oxygen saturation (p < 0.05).
CONCLUSION: The findings showed that lavender oil inhalation reduced anxiety levels and had effects on the vital signs of BPH patients in their preoperative period.
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