Aromatherapy for Anxiety and Self-esteem: Clinical Trial
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01963689|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 16, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 16, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Anxiety Self Esteem||Other: Intervention Group 2 Other: Intervention Group 1 Other: Intervention Group 3||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||34 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Aromatherapy for Anxiety and Self-esteem: Clinical Trial|
|Study Start Date :||June 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2013|
Placebo Comparator: Intervention Group 2
Individuals belonging to Group 2 received a bottle containing aromatic gel enriched with ylang ylang essence only in 2% concentration and used massage with essential oil 3 times a day: leaving home to go to work, leaving the shift and before bedtime. The points indicated were the two handles and the sternum. Gel was applied and massaged in a circular motion for 30 seconds.
Other: Intervention Group 2
Massage with Ylang Ylang Essence was applied for 30 seconds on the handle and the sternum area
Experimental: Intervention Group 1
Individuals belonging to Group 1 received a bottle containing aromatic gel enriched with essential oil of ylang ylang in a concentration of 2% and used massage with essential oil 3 times a day: leaving home to go to work, leaving the shift and before bedtime. The points indicated were the two handles and the sternum. Gel was applied and massaged in a circular motion for 30 seconds.
Other: Intervention Group 1
Massage with Ylang Ylang essential oil in the wrist and in the region of the sternum
Experimental: Intervention Group 3
The subjects in Group 3 were responsible for before the beginning of their working, put a drop of essential oil of ylang ylang in cotton located within the freshener personal and should be used throughout your work shift
Other: Intervention Group 3
Put a drop of essential oil of ylang ylang in cotton located within the freshener and inhale throughout their work shift
Other Name: Aromatherapy
- State-Trait Anxiety Inventory [ Time Frame: after 60 days ]The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory consists of 2 scales, each one containing 20 items. One of the scales evaluates state anxiety, characterized by subjective feelings of tension and apprehension, followed by autonomic nervous system responses at a given moment. Trait anxiety, assessed by the other scale, refers to a relatively stable tendency to perceive situations at threatening and react anxiously to them. The scores are divided into low, moderate, high and very high and are determined by the sum of 20 symptoms from a 5-point Likert-type scale.The range of scores is 20-80, the higher the score indicating greater anxiety for both the Trait and State Anxiety.
- Self-Esteem Scale [ Time Frame: after 60 days ]This is a unidimensional measure of self-esteem, which has 15 statements about the assessments that the subject makes about itself. For each statement, the subject chooses one of two options: agree or disagree. The level of self-esteem is provided through a template that assigns one point for each answer in agreement and zero points for each answer in disagreement. The maximum score is 15 points and the minimum is 0 points.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01963689
|Principal Investigator:||Maria Júlia P da Silva||Nursing School of São Paulo University|