J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2020 Feb;27(1):29-39. 10.7739/jkafn.2020.27.1.29.

The Effects of Providing Lavender Inhalation Therapy on Anxiety and Alleviation of Pain before Burn Dressings

  • 1Unit Manager, Department of Nursing, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Assistant Professor, Kunsan College of Nursing, Gunsan, Korea
  • 3Assistant Professor, Chosun Nursing College, Kwangju, Korea


This study was conducted to examine the effect of aroma inhalation therapy with Lavender for burn patients during burn dressings: anxiety, pain, rate of administration of analgesia and vital signs in burn patients.
A quasi experimental design with a nonequivalent control group pretest-post test was used. Participants in this study were 58 burn patients who were admitted to a S city burn treatment center for burn dressing (28 in the experimental group and 30 in the control group) in S city. Data were collected from July 1, to September 30, 2012. The experimental group was provided the lavender inhale therapy (repeated for five breaths) 30 minutes before burn dressing. The data were analyzed using x2 test, Fisher’s exact test and an two sample t-test with SPSS/WIN 22.0.
There were significant differences in state anxiety (F=9.08, p=.004), diastolic blood pressure (F=6.57, p=.013), pain VAS (F=18.71, p<.001) in the experimental group compared to the control group.
The findings of this study suggest that lavender inhale therapy is an effective method to reduce anxiety, diastolic blood pressure and pain during burn dressings.


Therapy; Anxiety; Patient; Burn; Pain
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