Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2002 Jun;8(2):278-288.

Effects of Aromatherapy Massage on Depression, Self-esteem, Climacteric Symptoms in the Middle Aged Women

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Sorabol College Climacteric symptoms, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE: This quasi-experimental study was to examine the effects of aromatherapy massage on depression, self-esteem, and climacteric symptoms in the middle aged women.
METHODS
Sixty-two middle aged women participated. Aromatherapy massage was conducted two times a week for 20 minutes for 6 weeks by the massage therapist. Face to face interviews with depression, climacteric symptoms, and self-esteem assessment were done at the pretest and posttest. Result : 1) Score of depression decreased significantly after the use of aromatherapy massage. 2) Score of self-esteem did not change significantly after the use of aromatherapy massage. 3) Score of climacteric symptoms decreased significantly after the use of aromatherapy massage.
Conclusion
Aromatherapy massage was effective to reduce depression and climacteric symptom in middle aged women.

Keyword

Aromatherapy massage; Depression; Self-esteem
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