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J Korean Acad Adult Nurs. 2007 Mar;19(1):1-11. Korean. Original Article.
Sung SN , Eun Y .
Gyeongsang-National University Hospital, Korea.
College of Nursing, Gerontological Health Research Genter, Gyeongsang Institute of Health Science, Jinju, Korea. yoeun@gshp.gsnu.ac.kr
Abstract

PURPOSE: To identify the effects of the aromatherapy on stress of nurses working in operating room. METHODS: The study design was nonequivalent control-group pretest-posttest design. The subjects were 45 nurses working in the operating room. Experimental group were 24 nurses in G Hospital and control group were 21 nurses in U Hospital. All of the subjects were measured of the subjective stress, stress responses and the job stress. For aromatherapy, lavender, bergamot, and ylang were mixed in the ratio of 2:2:1. RESULTS: 1) "The subjective stress of experimental group is lower than that of the control group" was supported(t=-2.70, p=.01). 2) "The stress responses of experimental group is lower than that of the control group" was supported(t=-2.49, p=.01). 3) "The job stress of experimental group is lower than that of the control group" was supported(t=-7.97, p=.00). CONCLUSION: This study suggested that such aroma inhalation method could be effective on stress of nurses working in operating room.

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