The Effect of Aroma on Fatigue Scores Among Women With Hypothyroidism
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03465176|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 14, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Fatigue Hypothyroidism||Other: Aromatherapy Blend Other: Placebo||Not Applicable|
The inhalation of certain essential oils has been found to increase stamina and reduce fatigue among athletes but have not been evaluated for the purpose of reducing fatigue among women who experience fatigue as a result of a hypothyroid condition.
The essential oils used in this study are inhaled mid-afternoon, the time in which women with hypothyroidism typically experience the lowest levels of energy during the day, otherwise known as the "afternoon slump." The essential oil is administered during this time to evaluate both the immediate effects on fatigue as well as the overall effects, with measurements at the end of both the first and second week of the study.
Fatigue is measured on a multi-dimensional scale, a validated instrument that measures not only physical fatigue but also emotional and mental fatigue.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||42 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Aroma on Fatigue Scores Among Women With Hypothyroidism|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 11, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 30, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 31, 2018|
The women in this arm will receive an essential oil blend to inhale each afternoon for two weeks.
Other: Aromatherapy Blend
The essential oil intervention is a blend of plant derived oils which have been distilled from crude plant matter and analyzed in a laboratory to identify chemical composition.
Placebo Comparator: Control
The women in this arm will receive an odorless vegetable based oil to inhale each afternoon for two weeks as a control/placebo.
The placebo substance is an odorless vegetable oil derived from avocados.
- 83-item Multidimensional Symptoms of Fatigue Inventory [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]This measurement collects self reported fatigue scores at baseline and at the end of each week of the intervention. Each item is scored from 0-4, with higher scores indicating greater levels of fatigue.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03465176
|United States, Tennessee|
|Franklin Institute of Wellness|
|Franklin, Tennessee, United States, 37067|