J Korean Acad Adult Nurs.  2004 Mar;16(1):135-145.

Effects of Aroma Oil Inhalation on Nausea Vomiting and Anorexia in Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Affiliations
  • 1Dongsan Hospital of Keimyung university, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Keimyung university, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of aroma oil inhalation using peppermint and bergamot on nausea vomiting and anorexia in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. METHOD: Study subjects were 30 patients who had experienced nausea and vomiting when they had been hospitalized in K university hospital located in D city after receiving more than two Cisplatin combination chemotherapy treatments. Among them 15 patients were in the experimental group doing aroma oil inhalation and the other 15 patients were in the control group without aroma oil inhalation. The data were collected from February 1, 2002 to May 17, 2002. The data were analyzed with SPSS WIN 10.0 program using frequency, percentage, chi-square-test, t-test, Repeated Measures ANOVA. RESULTS: 1) The degree of nausea and vomiting in the experimental group with aroma oil inhalation using peppermint and bergamot were significantly lower than that of the control group. 2) The degree of anorexia in the experimental group with aroma oil inhalation using peppermint and bergamot were significantly lower than that of the control group. CONCLUSION: aroma oil inhalation was effective for relieving patients' nausea vomiting and anorexia receiving chemotherapy. Therefore, it is proposed that aroma oil inhalation should be applied as a supportive nursing arbitration method to relieve patients' nausea vomiting and anorexia who are receiving chemotherapy.

Keyword

Aroma Oil Inhalation; Nausea Vomiting; Anorexia; Chemotherapy

MeSH Terms

Anorexia*
Cisplatin
Drug Therapy*
Drug Therapy, Combination
Humans
Inhalation*
Mentha piperita
Nausea*
Negotiating
Nursing
Vomiting*
Cisplatin
Full Text Links
  • JKAAN
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
    DB Error: unknown error