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Rafiei F, Ameri F, Haghani H, Ghobadi A. Effect of Aromatherapy Massage with Lavender and Chamomile Oil on the Intensity of Background Pain in Burn Patients. IJN. 2018; 31 (114) :28-37
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Professor, Nursing Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Background & Aims: Given the importance of pain management in burn patients, the present study aimed to assess the effect of aromatherapy massage with aromatic oils of lavender and chamomile on the intensity of the background pain in burn patients.
Materials & Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 105 patients with burn injuries admitted to Shaheed Motahari Hospital in Tehran, Iran during January-May 2018. The patients were selected via convenience sampling and allocated to three groups of control, placebo massage, and combined aromatic oil massage by drawing lots and blocks of four with cards. The interventions were performed 20 minutes before bedtime in three sessions for one week. The control group only received routine care. Data were collected using the visual analogue scale (VAS). Data analysis was performed in SPSS version 20 using descriptive statistics (frequency, frequency percentage, mean, and standard deviation), and inferential statistics (Chi-square, Fisher’s exact test, analysis of variance, and paired t-test) were applied to determine the significance.
Results: Before the interventions, the three groups had no significant difference in terms of the pain score (P=0.746), while after the intervention, the results indicated a significant difference between the three groups in terms of the pain score, (P<0.001), so that the mean pain intensity was lower in the combination oil massage group compared to the other groups, as well as the placebo group compared to the control group.
Conclusion: Considering that aromatherapy massage could effectively improve the background pain in burn patients as a non-pharmacological, simple method, it is recommended that nurses and burn injuries medical teams apply this technique in the routine care program of these patients.
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Received: 2018/07/12 | Accepted: 2018/10/10 | Published: 2018/10/10

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