Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2003 Mar;9(1):70-79.

A Study on the Effects of Aroma Inhalation Method using Clarysage Essential Oil on Stress in Middle-Aged Women

Affiliations
  • 1Korea Aromatherpy Certification Academy, Korea.
  • 2The Graduate School of Social Development Chung-Ang University, Korea.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Aromatherapy, inhalhtion method using Clarysage essential oil on stress in middle-age women. The study design was a one-group pretest-posttest design. The subject were 44 middle-age women with stress in inhalation method of Clarysage essential oil was 2 drops of oil on tissue at 10, 14, 18, before bed for 2 weeks. The study was carried out from August 1 to September 20, 2002. The scale used in the study was the stress scale of Park, Sun Young(1999). The study data was analyzed by frepuency, percentage and t-test using SPSS Win 10.0 program. Result were as follows : 1.The score of physical stress scale was significantly decresed after use of inhalation of Clarysage essential oil. 2. The score of psychological stress scale was significantly decresed after use of inhalation of Clarysage essential oil. In conclusion, the results of this study suggest that inlalation method using Clarysage essential oil is positively supported in stress reduction in middle-aged women.

Keyword

Clarysage; Aroma inhalation method; Stress middle-aged women

MeSH Terms

Aromatherapy
Female
Humans
Inhalation*
Solar System
Stress, Psychological
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