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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2003 Oct;33(6):839-846. Korean. Original Article.
Han SH , Yang BS , Kim HJ .
Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science College, Korea.
YeiSu Nursing University, Korea.
Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Chunnam University, Korea.

PURPOSE: Objectives of the study is to examine the effectiveness of aromatherapy massage among middle aged women with abdominal obesity. METHOD: AB/BA crossover design of random blind assignment was applied. Aromatherapy and placebo massage were given to Group(A), Group(B), each groups applied each massages for 2weeks alternatively. Weight, abdominal circumference and appetite were compared for results check among the subjects. RESULT: The apparent effectiveness of Aromatherapy Massage in reducing weight, abdominal circumference and appetite was noted. CONCLUSION: On the basis of results, they strongly support the facts of reduction of abdominal obesity by applying aromatherapy massage for middle aged women.

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